Interviews

Covid-19 calls: Goodwin Procter partner Simon Thomas in London

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Simon Thomas, a partner at Goodwin Procter’s financial restructuring practice in London, compares the current covid-19 related crisis to the global financial crisis, and discusses the legacies it will leave behind: from debt and high taxation, to fraud, and innovation.

15 September 2020

Covid-19 calls: Mayer Brown partner John Marsden in Hong Kong

John Marsden, Mayer Brown partner in Hong Kong and managing partner of the firm's Vietnam and Thailand offices, tells GRR that the covid-19 pandemic, unlike the global financial crisis, has given governments and financial institutions “breathing space” to evaluate which companies and industries they are going to support.

20 August 2020

Covid-19 calls: Karen Fellowes at Stikeman Elliott in Calgary

Karen Fellowes, the newly appointed leader of Stikeman Elliott’s Western Canadian restructuring group, tells GRR about recent changes to Canadian legislation and how virtual hearings have opened up local lawyers to an international practice.

31 July 2020

“Competing jurisdictions see Brexit as an opportunity for them”: R3 president Duncan Swift

Moore Recovery UK partner Duncan Swift, president of British insolvency trade body R3, tells GRR about the impact Brexit may have on the UK restructuring industry, as well as his concerns about recent government proposals on airline insolvency and crown preferential status.

05 March 2020

INSOL International’s president Julie Hertzberg on diversity, youth engagement and cars

INSOL International’s first female president, Alvarez & Marsal managing director Julie Hertzberg in Detroit, tells GRR why diversity is the key policy of her presidency, how professional associations can engage with young people; and why there is increased awareness of how to make the most of restructuring regimes in other jurisdictions.

07 November 2019

“We’re not trying to suck foreign people into US jurisdiction”: Delaware Chief Judge Christopher Sontchi

Judge Christopher Sontchi, chief judge of one of the world’s busiest bankruptcy forums, spoke to GRR about judges' responsibility to consider the human impact of bankruptcy claims, about questioning his past decisions, and why life is much harder for practitioners now than when he was a partner.

16 July 2019

On and off the bench: an interview with Judge Shelley Chapman

Judge Shelley C Chapman, the New York bankruptcy judge who took the reins of Lehman five years ago, met GRR to talk about “too big to fail” financial institutions, US bankruptcy law, and her career on and off the bench.

08 March 2019

Paul Apáthy: partner at Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney

14 September 2018

Mark Lawford: partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges in London

10 September 2018

Look Chan Ho: barrister at Des Voeux Chambers in Hong Kong

10 September 2018

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