Conference coverage

INSOL Europe, Athens: Annual congress tackles new technologies

Greece’s economic struggles, what makes an ideal insolvency law, and the risks and rewards of emerging technologies were the topicson the agenda, as restructuring and insolvency professionals gathered in Athens last October for INSOL Europe’s 2018 annual congress.

26 February 2019

ABI International, Milan: Is the US diverging from the rest of the world?

Are jurisdictions around the world converging towards a shared ideal of rescue culture, and is the US moving away from it? Panellists at an American Bankruptcy Institute conference in Milan discussed reforms around the world and focused their attention on the EU, Singapore and Delaware.

06 February 2019

Greater China Restructuring Forum: a market-based solution to China’s excess credit?

China has been working hard to develop a distressed debt market in recent years – so much so that it may be the largest single asset class investment opportunity globally, according to one investor. All it needs is buyers.

17 January 2019

Greater China Restructuring Forum: Hong Kong “charging ahead” with proposed corporate rescue procedure

Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan says the special administrative region is “charging ahead” with its proposed corporate rescue procedure and plans to introduce a bill into the Legislative Council this year.

16 January 2019

Pinsent Masons, London: would a moratorium have saved Carillion?

The collapse of UK construction firm Carillion in January sent shockwaves through the restructuring world, but could the UK government’s proposed insolvency reforms have helped save the company?

21 December 2018

GRR Live Hong Kong: Harris J on mutual recognition and pushback on Singapore moratoria

Mr Justice Jonathan Harris, the judge in charge of Hong Kong’s company law and insolvency law cases, used his keynote at GRR Live to call for a mutual recognition protocol for insolvency orders between mainland Chinese courts and their Hong Kong counterparts, and to raise scepticism over the cross-border moratorium provisions in Singapore’s recent restructuring reforms – the subject of his recent decision in CW Technologies.

08 November 2018

GRR Live Hong Kong - in pictures

The Townhouse restaurant in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong district played host to GRR Live's second outing in the special administrative region on 6 November, where restructuring in China was on the menu. Click on the headline for photos from the event.

08 November 2018

GRR Live Offshore: Is Singapore “coming for Cayman’s docket”?

Singapore is bidding to be the "Asian New York" of debt restructuring, but can it compete with the US’s experience and the Cayman Islands’ flexibility? A team of panellists at GRR Live Offshore considered the pros and cons of the respective regimes to see whether the city-state was “coming for Cayman’s docket”.

22 October 2018

CI&CL Research Conference 2018, London: CVAs v administration as covenant-lite lending triggers concerns

Law academics warned about the calamities of global covenant-lite lending and pitched company voluntary arrangements against administration proceedings in the UK at the most recent CI&CL Research Group Conference, where the short-comings of Singapore’s beefed-up insolvency law regime were also discussed.

02 October 2018

GRR Live, New York: Thought-provoking solutions for global group insolvencies

A Singaporean judge has questioned whether the doctrine of separate legal personality as an unshakeable principle should be re-examined when restructuring multinational corporate groups – and raised a “fascinating twist” to the concept of synthetic secondary proceedings as a way of managing cross-border insolvencies.

01 October 2018

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