Conference coverage

INSOL Europe, Dublin: “Crypto is not coming down the road, it’s already here”

Cryptoassets are just another intangible asset that insolvency practitioners should use traditional tools to trace, secure and distribute, according to a panel of experts at INSOL Europe’s 40th annual conference in Dublin.

10 March 2022

Paul Weiss hires “incredible asset” from Lazard in New York

Lazard managing director Ken Ziman has joined Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison as a partner in New York, bringing with him experience working on the debtor side of the PG&E and Takata mass tort bankruptcies.

28 January 2022

IBA, Edinburgh: "Plagiarism can be very useful" in drafting new laws

Retired Scottish Court of Session judge Lord Drummond Young told delegates at the International Bar Association’s 26th annual global restructuring conference in Edinburgh that “plagiarism can be very useful” for countries drafting preventative restructuring legislation.

02 December 2021

The corporate reality in Spain post-pandemic

Spain gained experience from its previous crisis in 2008 and now has the tools and the players to face the challenges ahead, a panel of experts recently agreed – predicting that although the need for restructuring remains high, there will not be an avalanche of insolvency proceedings because of covid-19. Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal reports.

29 November 2021

NPL Management Europe: covid complicates cross-border restructurings

The different ways countries in Europe have responded to the covid-19 pandemic has created difficulties for cross-border restructurings, according to a panellist at DDC Financial Group's European NPL management summit in Madrid.

17 November 2021

III, New York: thought leadership project assesses restructuring responses to covid-19

An International Insolvency Institute panel has presented the results of a thought leadership project it set up in 2020 to assess public and private restructuring responses to the covid-19 pandemic and discuss new ways of dealing with the economic fallout - from government-run emergency restructuring entities, to distressed asset funds underwritten by the public purse.

20 October 2021

SEC harmed public investors, says Hertz counsel

Counsel to car rental company Hertz, which emerged from bankruptcy in June, says the US Securities and Exchange Commission harmed the interests of public investors when it intervened in the company’s share sale last summer.

15 October 2021

IWIRC London/Europe: recognition of insolvency and restructuring procedures post-Brexit

Recognition of UK insolvency and restructuring procedures in the EU post-Brexit could be “complex, piecemeal and uncertain”, according to panellists at a virtual event jointly organised by IWIRC’s Europe and London networks.

10 June 2021

ABLI & INSOL: Is Singapore a good alternative for Indonesian companies?

Lawyers from Singapore and Indonesia compared the pros and cons of their jurisdictions for international restructurings featuring Indonesian companies, at a webinar organised by the Asian Business Law Institute and INSOL International.

30 March 2021

Bill Clinton at the ABI: “We need to get back into the tomorrow business”

Former US president Bill Clinton said the country’s federal government needs to provide at least one more round of “significant” investment to deal with the economic consequences of the covid-19 pandemic, as he addressed the American Bankruptcy Institute’s International Insolvency Forum.

20 November 2020

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