Interviews

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

The man who's done it all: an interview with Dr Shinjiro Takagi

Widely regarded as the father of Japan’s modern insolvency and restructuring laws, Dr Shinjiro Takagi has been a lawyer, a judge, an academic and an adviser to a multimillion-pound corporation. Now, at 80, he’s jetting off to pursue fresh professional interests with the law firm Morgan Lewis – outside of Japan.

01 August 2016

Daniel Glosband: An architect of Chapter 15

GRR sat down with Daniel Glosband, one of the primary draftsmen of the US Bankruptcy Code’s Chapter 15, at the ABI’s 34th annual spring meeting in Washington, DC, to discuss recently-proposed amendments to the Chapter, as well as some significant cross-border recognition decisions of the past year.

07 June 2016

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

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