Conference coverage

GRR Live London: 2018 – the year of the CVA

Dubbed “the year of the CVA”, so far 2018 has seen troubles on the UK high street, as well as the demise of public contractor Carillion and the fall of Monarch Airlines. Panellists at the third annual GRR Live London conference discussed the lessons learned so far and looked to what the next 12 months will bring.

20 July 2018

TMA, Amsterdam: the tough bits of the EU’s Insolvency Directive

With the “easy part” of the EU’s proposed directive on preventive restructuring frameworks approved in early June, speakers at the TMA’s Europe conference considered the tough bits – like how to define the “likelihood of insolvency” standard that would make pre-insolvency proceedings available to debtors.

28 June 2018

Dame Elizabeth Gloster gives keynote at IWIRC launch in London

Former Court of Appeal judge Dame Elizabeth Gloster and veteran EY partner Alan Bloom were among the guest speakers at the official launch of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation’s (IWIRC) new network in London last week.

22 June 2018

ABI, Washington, DC: Why do foreign companies choose Chapter 11?

Many debtors around the world have sought protection under the wing of the US Bankruptcy Code’s Chapter 11, taking advantage of its expansive jurisdictional ambit. But is it right for everybody?

19 June 2018

GRR Live Offshore, Grand Cayman: Is Ocean Rig the Cayman cure-all, and other questions

With bold new precedents established in Ocean Rig, and planned restructuring law reforms on the horizon, Cayman practitioners considered how they square against the competition in the battle to win cross-border work, at the inaugural GRR Live Offshore.

18 June 2018

GRR Live Offshore - in pictures

GRR's first ever offshore event attracted important names from New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Chile and of course, the host jurisdiction, the Cayman Islands. Click on the headline for photos from the day.

18 June 2018

GRR – Latin Lawyer, New York: Calls for better DIP finance to help Brazilian restructurings

Brazilian restructuring lawyers have called for better debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing provisions and more ways to protect restructuring plans from challenges in Brazil, as US colleagues showed confidence they would get there.

08 June 2018

GRR Live - Latin Lawyer, New York: No end in sight for Venezuela, panellists say

The Venezuelan government’s lack of political will to restructure its debts is stopping the country addressing its economic crisis, according to speakers at the GRR Live - Latin Lawyer 3rd annual restructuring conference.

05 June 2018

WJ Global Forum, Bucharest: Interview with Lukas Fecker of Innovation Brain

GRR sat down with one of the most prominent outside participants in Romania’s non-performing loan market, Lukas Fecker. He discussed why the country is a safer investment bet than other eastern European states - and why reviving companies is a whole new sector that’s here to stay.

15 May 2018

WJ Global Forum, Bucharest: Romania, the China of Europe

On the surface of it, fast-growing Romania appears to be a regional leader for non-performing loan transactions in Europe. But a massive gap in servicing and funding in the country means there are still a lot of workouts to be done, according to a speaker at WJ Global’s Debt in European Emerging Markets Forum.

15 May 2018

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