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Tuesday, November 7

8:15-9:00 a.m.

Registration and Coffee/Tea

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Welcome by Conference Leadership

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Inter-Court Communications

This panel of judges and insolvency professionals from various jurisdictions will provide insight into inter-court communications and the challenges faced by judges dealing with cross-border insolvency proceedings. The panel will discuss the use of protocols, the American Law Institute’s Guidelines Application to Court-to-Court Communications in Cross Border Cases and more.

Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena, Moderator

Elliott Greenleaf; Wilmington, Del.

Hon. James A. Garrity

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); NewYork

Chief Justice Ian Kawaley

Commercial Court; Bermuda

Alex L. MacFarlane

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Toronto

Craig Martin

DLA Piper LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Justice Fred Meyers

Ontario Superior Court of Justice; Toronto

Chief Justice Dame Janice Pereira, DBE

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court; BVI

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

Sponsored by Sponsored by Elliott Greenleaf

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Cross-Border Avoidance Transactions

In an environment where business takes place largely without regard to borders, avoidance proceedings can catch suppliers off-guard. This panel will discuss the similarities and differences among local avoidance regimes and the challenges facing suppliers dealing across borders. The panel will also address the issues encountered in attempting to enforce cross-border avoidance judgments. The panelists will also examine the scope by which bankruptcy courts may (and may not) adjudicate avoidance actions under chapter 15, as well as how avoidance actions are administered pursuant to the European Insolvency Regulation and Canadian insolvency legislation.

Joshua M. Fried, Moderator

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Los Angeles

Timothy Graulich

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; New York

Frank Spizzirri

AUDAXlaw; Toronto

Dr. Annerose Tashiro

Schultze & Braun GmbH; Germany

Edward S. Weisfelner

Brown Rudnick LLP; New York

Allen D. Wilen

EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, N.J.

11:45-1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by Deloitte CRG and EisnerAmper LLP

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Issues in Cross-Border Insolvencies/Admiralty and Shipping

The recent insolvencies commenced by multiple shippers and oil and gas companies have raised several issues concerning the interplay of admiralty and insolvency law, especially in light of declining commodity prices and many shippers having either pulled their vessels out of service and/or decommissioned them. These issues include the adjudication of competing claims to assets that may be located either on the water, onboard the ships, or in containers, as well as the intersection of admiralty and insolvency law applicable to oil and gas insolvencies on the competing claims on the assets owned by these companies.

Kenneth Coleman, Moderator

Allen & Overy LLP; New York

James L. Bromley

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; New York

Charles Johnson

Norton Rose Fulbright; New York

Hon. John K. Sherwood

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J.); Newark

Kieran E. Siddall

Bull Housser & Tupper LLP; Vancouver

Al Togut

Togut, Segal & Segal LLP; New York

2:45-3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Cross-Border Update

Insolvency practitioners from the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and South America will provide an overview of the most significant insolvency-related developments in their respective jurisdictions.

R. Adam Swick, Moderator

Reid Collins & Tsai LLP; Austin, Texas

Shinichiro Abe

Shinichiro Abe Attorney at Law; Tokyo

Kelly J. Bourassa

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; Calgary, Alta.

Brendan Colgan

Matheson; Dublin

Gilberto Deon Correa, Jr.

Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral; Porto Alegre, Brazil

Michael J. Epstein

Deloitte CRG; New York

Antoine Leduc

BCF LLP; Montreal

Malhar S. Pagay

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Los Angeles

Mark Russell

HSM Chambers; Grand Cayman

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

Sponsored by Development Specialists Inc. and McGuireWoods LLP

 

Conference Co-Chairs

Gilberto Deon Correa, Jr.

Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados; Porto Alegre, Brazil

E. Patrick Shea

Gowling WLG (Canada); Toronto

Advisory Board

James L. Bromley

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; New York

Ken Coleman

Allen & Overy LLP; New York

Timothy Graulich

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; New York

Michael Epstein

Deloitte CRG, New York

Floris B. Iking

Alvarez & Marsal; Mexico City

Charles Johnson

Norton Rose Fulbright; São Paulo, Brazil

Paul J. Keenan, Jr.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Miami

Tanya Meerovich

FTI Consulting, Inc.; New York

Christopher R. Mirick

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; New York

Oksana Koltko Rosaluk

DLA Piper; Chicago

Allen D. Wilen

EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, N.J.

Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena

Elliott Greenleaf; Wilmington, Del.

 

 

Conference Information

Location

The conference will be held at the Davis Polk & Wardwell Conference Center, 450 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017.

Continuing Education Credit

 

5 hours of general CLE credit are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 6 hours of general CLE credit are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 5 hours. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 6 credit hours. 6 hours of CPE credit are also available.

 

* ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.”
 

ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, we may allow the individual to work at our registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail nstruyk@abiworld.org.

 

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by October 17, 2017. No refunds will be granted after October 17, but substitutions will be allowed. After October 17, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the canceling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

Sponsors

Delloitte    DSI    Eisner Amper   

Elliott Greenleaf   McGuire Woods   Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados

2017 Conference Rates

Registration Rates Early Bird
(postmarked By 9/7/17)
Regular
(9/8/17-10/24/17)
Late
(After 10/24/17)

ABI Member
$395
$445
$495
Non-Member
$495
$545
$595

 

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