“The whole COMI concept is one where the jury is still out”: An interview with retired SDNY bankruptcy judge Robert Gerber

GRR met retired judge Robert Gerber, formerly of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, as he gave his thoughts on how cross-border bankruptcy cases have evolved over time, and outlined his concerns about the use of the concept of the centre of main interests (COMI) in international insolvency proceedings.

01 August 2018

One-to-one with Singapore’s senior minister of state Indranee Rajah

GRR sat down with Singapore's then senior minister of state for law Indranee Rajah to discuss why Singapore has pursued ambitions to be an insolvency hub, and how she sees its further development in the area.

05 June 2018

GRR meets Singapore’s Justice Aedit Abdullah

Since he joined Singapore’s High Court in 2014 as a judicial commissioner, a striking number of its major insolvency cases have had Aedit Abdullah’s name on them. Now the former prosecutor has accepted an invitation to join the court on a permanent basis as a judge. GRR sat down with him at the Supreme Court in March.

29 May 2018

Giorgio Corno: founder of Studio Corno in Milan, and a solicitor admitted to practise in England and Wales

23 April 2018

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

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