Conference coverage

GRR Live Americas: could Purdue spell the end of third-party releases?

With the Supreme Court set to rule on whether non-consensual releases for non-debtors are permitted under the US Bankruptcy Code, panellists at GRR Live in New York said the decision could have a big impact on how bankruptcy law is practiced in the US but it would be “just a matter of time” before creative lawyers find a new way to get the best results for their clients.

25 September 2023

GRR Live Americas: could Cayman’s new regime override Gibbs?

Following a recent restructuring that saw an Irish scheme used to discharge English law-governed debt, a panellist at GRR Live in New York has argued that the Cayman Islands’ new restructuring officer regime could be used to override the rule in Gibbs.

22 September 2023

INSOL Tokyo: Atkins’ term extended as focus turns to 2030 plan’s implementation

INSOL International’s president Scott Atkins is extending his term to see through a strategic plan launched last year to reimagine the organisation to 2030. In his opening remarks at INSOL’s first annual conference in Japan, he said the plan’s implementation had “rapidly advanced”, announcing two new regional advisory councils and a soon-to-be-launched ThinkTank.

12 September 2023

GRR Live, Women in Restructuring: the UK restructuring plan – time for a “proper” moratorium

On the third birthday of the Part 26A plan, panelists at GRR Live Women in Restructuring – who were joined by a representative from the Insolvency Service – concluded that the UK’s newest restructuring tool was a "triumph" yet also has some room for improvements, including a “proper” moratorium.

19 July 2023

GRR presents Women in Restructuring awards

GRR celebrated three influential women in cross-border restructuring and insolvency, as voted for by their peers, at a dinner that followed our third Women in Restructuring conference last week.

03 July 2023

GRR Live Women in Restructuring 2023: in pictures

The third GRR Live Women in Restructuring conference took place at London's De Vere Connaught rooms on 29 June. Click the headline for pictures from the event.

03 July 2023

IWIRC commemorates 30th anniversary at spring conference

The International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation’s latest Hall of Fame inductee has announced she is leaving the industry after almost three decades at a conference marking the organisation’s 30th anniversary.

02 May 2023

III-UNCITRAL, New York: “seeking perfection is a fantasy”

On the fifth anniversary of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Recognition and Enforcement of Insolvency-Related Judgments, lawyers, judges and academics from around the world discussed gaps that can be plugged by the new law and whether the UK will ever override the “questionable and outdated” Gibbs rule.

26 April 2023

INSOL International, Rio: mootness and matters of life and death

“The eggs have been so scrambled, there can be no remedy.” Panellists at INSOL International’s Latin America seminar discussed the pros and cons of the mootness doctrine in bankruptcy proceedings and warned that delays caused by appeals can become issues of life and death.

12 April 2023

INSOL International, New Delhi: does Instagram make asset tracing easier?

Is the current class of unscrupulous businessmen and women worried more about likes than the law? At INSOL International’s first in-person event in India since the start of the covid pandemic, practitioners discussed cross-border asset tracing in India and whether discretion is a dying art among fraudsters.

27 March 2023

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