Interviews

Natasha Labovitz: partner at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York

Editorial board member Natasha Labovitz recalls the most internationally-focused week of her career: holed up in the outskirts of Brussels she spent her evenings dialing into meetings in Los Angeles for a Saudi client, and clinched an out-of-court restructuring in Belgium at the same time as a sharia-compliant financing strategy for a US deal.

17 February 2016

Bob Wessels: professor emeritus of International Insolvency Law at Leiden University and expert counsel to the European Commission

Bob Wessels tells GRR how he is an expert in the history of the Dutch city of Dordrecht and why he'd love to have met the painter Rembrandt, in the second of our series of interviews with members of our illustrious editorial board.

05 February 2016

Alan Kornberg: chair of the bankruptcy and corporate reorganisation department at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York

05 February 2016

Ronit Berkovich: partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges in New York

She worked on the Chapter 11 filings of both Lehman Brothers and General Motors, and credits US senator and former bankruptcy law professor Elizabeth Warren for sparking her interest in restructuring: editorial board member Ronit Berkovich talks to GRR.

05 February 2016

Jürg Frick: partner at Homburger in Zurich

Swiss banking lawyer and GRR editorial board member Jürg Frick predicts that bail-in recognition will be THE hot topic in bankruptcy when it is tested for the first time - and reminds all practitioners that Switzerland does not apply the centre of main interest doctrine.

05 February 2016

Restructuring the eurozone

GRR recently met Spanish academic Ignacio Tirado, a specialist in sovereign insolvency, in Madrid’s Ritz Hotel - a venue that belies any sign of a eurozone crisis. There, the professor from the Autonomous University of Madrid discussed the the need for an international treaty on sovereign debt restructuring, as well as the pros and cons of the EU’s post-crisis financial stability mechanism.

05 February 2016

IWIRC’s Woman of the Year 2015: Sheila Smith

Sheila Smith, former leader of Deloitte’s restructuring services for the Americas, was named 2015 Woman of the Year in Restructuring by the International Woman’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) in November. She spoke to GRR about championing the promotion of women in the industry, her unusual career path – and how to hold a cocktail.

14 January 2016

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