Interviews

Airline insolvencies: Interview with IATA’s John Middleton

John Middleton has served as assistant general counsel of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with responsibility for bankruptcy since 2013. GRR’s sister publication Aviation Law News caught up with him in Bangkok to discuss the organisation’s role in airline failures in light of the recent spike.

04 April 2018

An interview with Judge Martin Glenn

Judge Martin Glenn of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York met with GRR in the Big Apple last November, to discuss his experiences of cross-border cooperation and court-to-court communication, and highlight some of the important work being carried out by UNCITRAL’s insolvency working group.

29 March 2018

An interview with Ian Stewart: chief UK economist at Deloitte

Ahead of his keynote speech at the third annual GRR Live London on 22 March, we sat down with Ian Stewart, partner and chief UK economist at Deloitte, to discuss the most important macroeconomic issues facing the UK today.

02 March 2018

GRR meets Rome Court of Appeal president Luciano Panzani

GRR met Judge Luciano Panzani, the president of the Court of Appeal in Rome, at INSOL Europe’s annual congress in Warsaw in October, where he was speaking as part of the organisation’s Judicial Wing. He offered his views on the most important aspects of Italy’s newly approved insolvency reforms (which he helped to draft), the difficulties with court-to-court communication in civil law countries, and the problem of non-performing loans in the Italian banking system.

10 January 2018

Hong Kong Companies Court Judge Jonathan Harris talks provisional liquidation, recognition – and Tai Chi

Justice Jonathan Harris of the Hong Kong High Court met GRR in August to discuss some of his recent landmark decisions, particularly Z-Obee and Rennie Produce in which he assisted foreign liquidators.

16 October 2017

GRR meets Delaware Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey

GRR met Judge Kevin Carey of the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware at the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors’ 33rd annual conference in Dallas, where he talked about how his legacy won’t be a series of written decisions, but the time and skill he expended focusing on bankruptcy cases in the court room – and in the insolvency world outside of it.

29 September 2017

Cross-border cooperation: an interview with Judge Robert Drain in the US

GRR caught up with Judge Robert Drain from the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in April during the American Bankruptcy Institute's annual spring meeting in Washington, DC. There, he discussed historic and future cross-border cooperation against a backdrop of the newly minted Judicial Insolvency Network Guidelines, and the controversial property requirement for making a Chapter 15 application in the US.

16 August 2017

IWIRC's Woman of the year: Carlyn Taylor

Carlyn Taylor, global co-leader of FTI Consulting's corporate finance and restructuring segment, was named Woman of the Year 2016 by the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) late last year. In an interview complementing our Women in Restructuring survey, she talked to GRR about cutting her teeth in the telecoms restructuring boom of the late 1990s, mentoring younger women in the industry and balancing work with family life.

21 April 2017

Victor Vilaplana: of counsel at Foley & Lardner

03 January 2017

Adrian Walters: Ralph L Brill professor of law and director of business law at Chicago-Kent College of Law

16 November 2016

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