Interviews

Heads-Up: Stephen Moeller-Sally at Ropes & Gray in New York

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“While India seems ripe with a lot of opportunity, there’s also a feeling that China is primed for a wave of restructurings": The co-head of Ropes & Gray’s restructuring practice Stephen Moeller-Sally talks to GRR about the professionalisation of distressed investing, the challenge of managing tensions in creditor groups, and why he believes foreign funds are going to be more active in US restructurings.

12 November 2019

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

Heads-Up: Brad Eric Scheler at Fried Frank in New York

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“I’m a big believer in Sir Isaac Newton’s law that what goes up, must come down.” The long-time chair of Fried Frank’s restructuring and insolvency practice, Brad Eric Scheler, tells GRR about the “magic” of distressed investing, how his firm uses restructuring as a client gateway to other practice areas, and why he believes restructuring lawyers are the last of the Renaissance lawyers.

14 October 2019

Heads-Up: Chris Donoho at Hogan Lovells in New York

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A few months into his tenure as global head of business restructuring and insolvency at Hogan Lovells, New York partner Chris Donoho talks to GRR about his career, the generational skills gap starting to cause problems for some restructuring practices, opportunities for distressed investors in India and Argentina, and the importance of lawyers looking after their mental health.

06 September 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

Heads-Up: Cyril Shroff at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in Mumbai

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“There’s mountains of money sitting outside and there is a mountain of opportunity in India.” GRR meets Cyril Shroff of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, in the first of a new series of features profiling the heads of restructuring practices around the world and asking them for their industry forecasts.

01 May 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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