Interviews

No city-state is an island

Kannan Ramesh SC is a Judicial Commissioner of the Singapore Supreme Court with a long-time focus on cross-border insolvency and restructuring. He spoke to GRR about the city-state's adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law, cross-border cooperation in the context of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and why his elderly grandfather was disappointed when he became a lawyer.

11 April 2016

Lessons learned from judging Lehman

One week in September 2008 changed the life of Judge James Peck. He talks to GRR about the proposed changes for the restructuring of systemically important financial institutions since Lehman, and suggests ways to enhance international cooperation between bankruptcy courts and regulators in the event of another crisis of that scale.

11 April 2016

Shinichiro Abe: founding partner of Kasumigaseki International Law Office in Tokyo

GRR editorial board member Shinichiro Abe discusses how out-of-court workouts have gained popularity in his home jurisdiction Japan, and how studying US Bankruptcy Law earlier in his career was both a great challenge, and a great opportunity.

18 February 2016

Lisa Schweitzer: partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York

GRR editorial board member and New York Mets fan Lisa Schweitzer discusses how she played a leading role in the world's largest patent sale and why the coming years will see a push towards conducting cross-border restructurings in single main forums.

17 February 2016

David Ward: partner at Miller Thomson in Toronto

GRR's series of interviews with its editorial board continues with David Ward: a long-time student of Japanese whose firm is Canadian counsel to creditors of Nortel.

17 February 2016

Robert van Galen: head of restructuring and insolvency at NautaDutilh in Amsterdam

17 February 2016

Selinda Melnik: 1951-2018

Before becoming a lawyer in the 1980s, GRR's editorial board member Selinda Melnik had a successful career in international policy and economic development - a role that took her to remote villages in developing countries.

17 February 2016

Poh Ling Low: partner at Rajah & Tann in Singapore

In her editorial board interview for GRR, Poh Ling Low discusses an aspect of the Singapore Companies Act that usually catches foreign debtors out - and also reveals an artistic streak.

17 February 2016

Nicole Greenblatt: partner at Kirkland & Ellis in New York

GRR editorial board member Nicole Greenblatt says that one of her most interesting experiences to date was spending time in Brazil while working on OGX's restructuring at the onset of the country's economic downturn: but she is convinced the highlight of her career is yet to come.

17 February 2016

Donald Bernstein: head of insolvency and restructuring at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York

The current president of the International Insolvency Institute, Don Bernstein, says he nearly went to medical school instead of becoming a lawyer. He lists the highlights of his (legal!) career for GRR.

17 February 2016

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