Heads-up: Allen & Overy’s Katrina Buckley in London and Sigrid Jansen in Amsterdam

The co-heads of Allen & Overy’s global restructuring practice, Katrina Buckley in London and Sigrid Jansen in Amsterdam, discuss the need for a workable stay to support the UK’s Part 26A plan, and how new restructuring procedures across Europe have decreased holdout creditors’ power.

21 September 2023

“A new and rapidly evolving industry”: an interview with Vince Novelli

Senior vice president Vince Novelli of specialist North American insurance broker Atlantic Global Risk tells GRR about how contingent risk insurance can be used as an alternative financing option in the restructuring and insolvency space and why the current macroeconomic environment has been good for business.

25 August 2023

Heads up: Ted Gavin at Gavin/Solmonese in Delaware

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Ted Gavin, the head of turnaround management company Gavin/Solmonese in Delaware and a former president of the American Bankruptcy Institute, talks to GRR about crypto contracts, the “falsity” of US venue reform legislation and why he thinks the Texas Two Step is a “fancy way of creating a fraudulent transfer”.

29 June 2023

Heads-Up: Bahram Vakil and Nilang Desai at AZB & Partners in Mumbai

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One of the draftsmen behind India’s Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and a senior partner at his firm discuss how delays are weighing down India’s seven-year-old bankruptcy system and whether the country might adopt the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency this year.

28 June 2023

“When I rest, I carry heavy rocks”: an interview with Judge Daniel Carnio Costa

São Paulo bankruptcy judge and co-chair of the International Insolvency Institute’s judicial committee Judge Daniel Carnio Costa tells GRR about his central role in helping reform Brazil’s bankruptcy law, new tools he would like to see added to the statute book and how time spent studying in the US and Europe helped shape his innovative approach to restructuring.

23 June 2023

Heads-Up: Jifree Cader and Mark Knight at Sidley Austin in London

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The co-heads of Sidley Austin’s London restructuring group discuss their high-profile work on Chinese real estate restructurings, the recent back-and-forth between US and Hong Kong courts over the Gibbs rule, and how the UK’s new cross-class cramdown tool will allow sponsors to “game the capital structure” and play creditors off against each other.

13 March 2023

“We've seen an evolution in the bankruptcy sphere”: an interview with Omni Bridgeway’s Jim Batson

One year after his appointment as Omni Bridgeway’s co-chief investment officer in the US, Jim Batson tells GRR about the “evolution” he has seen in the bankruptcy space in recent years, why he thinks litigation financing is at its heart an ESG product and what factors are considered when funders are deciding to invest.

07 March 2023

Interview: Singapore International Commercial Court judge Christopher Sontchi

After 16 years on the bench, Delaware’s former Chief Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Sontchi retired from the US federal courts last June, to begin his first term with Singapore’s International Commercial Court. GRR caught up with him to discuss his new role, and to find out more about how the SICC will work and what kind of matters it is likely to attract.

02 March 2023

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

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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

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