Interviews

INSOL at 40: president Scott Atkins discusses INSOL’s future plans as it hits a milestone age

INSOL International turned 40 this year and is using the opportunity to reimagine itself so it is still relevant in decades to come. GRR caught up with INSOL’s president Scott Atkins, global co-head of restructuring at Norton Rose Fulbright in Sydney, to talk about the association’s new 2030 strategy and how it is reframing itself from a regular membership organisation to a group with a broader societal impact, at a time when the global economic environment points to significant disruption.

11 November 2022

Heads-Up: Stephen Lerner at Squire Patton Boggs in Cincinnati

Stephen Lerner, global chair of Squire Patton Boggs’ restructuring group, tells GRR it will be a “big day” when the Second Circuit hands down its decision in Purdue Pharma on whether third party releases are permitted or not – an issue, he says, many lawyers thought was “dead and buried at this point”.

14 October 2022

Eversheds adds to restructuring group in Chicago

UPDATED: Former Honigman partner Erin Broderick has joined Eversheds Sutherland as counsel in Chicago, bringing with her experience on the cross-border restructuring of Australian mining equipment supplier Emeco Holdings.

29 September 2022

Heads-Up: Fiona Huntriss and Neil Pigott at Pallas Partners in London

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Fiona Huntriss and Neil Pigott, partners in the London litigation and disputes boutique founded by former Boies Schiller Flexner deputy chair Natasha Harrison in February, tell GRR what it’s like to work in London’s newest law firm, explain why Eastern Europe is an area to watch, and share their thoughts on the UK’s proposals to adopt two new Model Laws from UNCITRAL Group V.

12 August 2022

Heads-Up: Daniel Anderson at Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong

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Daniel Anderson, partner and co-head of Ropes & Gray’s restructuring and special situations practice in Asia, speaks to GRR about the problems facing the Chinese real estate sector, what Hong Kong can do to remain competitive for cross-border restructurings, and whether the much-anticipated wave of covid-related insolvencies will impact Asia over the coming months.

27 July 2022

Heads-Up: Luc Despins and Kris Hansen at Paul Hastings in New York

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The co-chairs of Paul Hastings’ restructuring practice, Luc Despins and Kris Hansen, recently brought to work together when Stroock Stroock & Lavan's restructuring team moved to the firm in March, tell GRR their expectations for the global economy in the next 12 months, why Singapore and the Cayman Islands are emerging jurisdictions for restructuring, and their secrets for good brief writing.

01 July 2022

Heads-Up: Sylwia Maria Bea at Norton Rose Fulbright in Frankfurt

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The co-leader of Norton Rose Fulbright’s EMEA restructuring group Sylwia Maria Bea discusses the new German insolvency law StaRUG, her role setting up a women-only restructuring association and why ESG considerations should become more widespread over the rest of the year.

14 June 2022

Interview: Volker Beissenhirtz, treasurer of new German insolvency association

German restructuring professionals and court personnel have formed a new association aimed at improving the country’s restructuring and insolvency laws and court processes. Its new treasurer Volker Beissenhirtz tells GRR how the group plans to achieve its goals.

26 May 2022

Luckin Coffee JPLs: “Trust and transparency was key”

Alvarez & Marsal’s Tiffany Wong and Alex Lawson tell GRR about the challenges they faced as Chinese coffee chain Luckin Coffee’s joint provisional liquidators, how they got the complex restructuring over the line and why ESG considerations are not yet having a huge influence in the restructuring space.

19 May 2022

Heads-Up: Alan Kornberg at Paul Weiss in New York

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Alan Kornberg, co-head of Paul Weiss’ restructuring group in New York, speaks to GRR about a transitional era in international restructurings as countries around the world migrate to Chapter 11-like regimes, how rescue loans are being used as a gateway to distressed investments and why SPACs might not be the panacea that everyone originally thought.

18 February 2022

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