Conference coverage

IBA, Seoul: Would Chapter 11 have saved Hanjin?

The case of bankrupt Korean cargo shipper Hanjin should be studied for years to come, speakers in Seoul have said, because it speaks to the strengths of the cross-border protocol in the US's Chapter 15 - but also highlights its limitations.

27 September 2019

Corporate Restructuring Summit, Dubai: How a cross-border restructuring saved disgraced Abraaj’s assets

As provisional liquidators for the disgraced UAE private equity fund Abraaj look to complete the sale of its assets in multiple emerging markets, advisers working on the case hailed the vital role of cross-border collaboration in preserving the assets’ value.

12 September 2019

GRR Live-Latin Lawyer, New York: Venezuela divided

Venezuelan companies that were worth US$1 billion 20 years ago, can now be bought for US$55 million, according to GCG Advisors managing partner Jose Gonzales. “If you want to take the risk, there should be plenty of opportunity.”

01 August 2019

Guernsey, INSOL Channel Islands: The future of crime, taxation and auditors offshore

Ogier partners Mathew Newman in Guernsey and Bruce MacNeil in Jersey report from an INSOL seminar in June that examined future challenges for offshore insolvencies, particularly as regards taxation, auditors and when criminal investigations and insolvency clash.

26 July 2019

GRR Live – Latin Lawyer, New York: Why asset sales offer better protection than judicial restructuring in LatAm

Companies facing bankruptcy from the wave of anti-corruption probes following Operation Car Wash in Brazil have found that selling their assets before filing for judicial restructuring better preserves their value, delegates heard at the 4th Annual GRR Live-Latin Lawyer restructuring conference.

23 July 2019

GRR Live-Latin Lawyer 4th Annual Restructuring Conference: in pictures

The GRR Live-Latin Lawyer 4th Annual Restructuring conference took place in New York on 11 July, focusing on Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, as well as on oil company and airline insolvencies. Click on the headline to see pictures from the event!

12 July 2019

GRR Live-Latin Lawyer, New York: The “unique” case of Venezuela's sovereign debt

The “astonishing” diversity of Venezuela’s US$150 billion debt pile means its potential sovereign debt workout will be unlike any seen before, the opposition government’s adviser Lee Buchheit has said, as he raised scepticism about state oil company PDVSA entering Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the US.

11 July 2019

GRR Live, Hong Kong: Opportunities and challenges in Mainland China

How have restructuring opportunities developed in China in the past few years; what challenges do practitioners face, and do the courts or the government have too big a role in bankruptcy proceedings? Speakers at GRR Live Hong Kong shared their experiences of working on the ground in China’s growing bankruptcy market.

02 July 2019

III, Barcelona: Grassgreen takes the helm

The International Insolvency Institute’s (III) first female president has taken the helm at a handover ceremony in a 14th century shipyard that today functions as Barcelona’s Maritime Museum.

18 June 2019

International Insolvency Forum, St Petersburg: Building bridges with UNCITRAL

The UNCITRAL Model Law on Enterprise Group Insolvency will be ready for adoption in July, the commission’s secretary Anna Joubin-Bret has said.

16 May 2019

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