12th Annual International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium

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12th Annual International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium

October 7, 2016 Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Please join ABI at the 12th Annual International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium in Amsterdam! The symposium features some of the world’s top professionals in restructuring speaking on the industry’s hottest topics.

The educational program has been developed to provide attendees with an interactive learning experience led by a faculty of prominent practitioners and commentators, as well as leading judges. Earn up to 5/6 hours of CLE/ CPE credit!


Event Information 240572

Thursday, October 6

6:00-7:30 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Flying Dutchman Bar (located in the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam Hotel)

Friday, October 7

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Gavin/Solmonese LLC

9:00-9:30 a.m.


Ian G. Williams

RSM Restructuring; London, England

Jeffrey N. Pomerantz, ABI President

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Los Angeles, USA

Ronald J. Silverman, ABI VP International

Hogan Lovells US LLP; New York

9:30-10:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

Sijmen De Ranitz

Resor; Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:15-11:15 a.m.

America Now!

A panel of eminent U.S. professionals will discuss current trends in U.S. insolvencies and restructurings, explore current legislation, comment on developments in the financial sector for distressed lending and highlight any emerging trends.

Andrew G. Dietderich, Moderator

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; New York, USA

Bruce S. Bennett

Jones Day; Los Angeles

Ronen Bojmel

Guggenheim Securities, LLC; New York

Christopher R. Donoho, III

Hogan Lovells US LLP; New York

Edward Stenger

AlixPartners LLP; New York

11:15-11:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Proskauer

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Judicial Roundtable

George Bompas QC, Moderator

4 Stone Buildings; London, England

Hon. Martin Glenn

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); New York, USA

Mr. Justice Robert Hildyard

High Court, Chancery Division; London, England

Judge Pierre Jean Neijt

Utrecht District Court; Netherlands

Hon. Ivan Verougstraete

Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Belgium; Brussels

1:05-2:20 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Eurozone Update

Lucas P. Kortmann, Moderator

Resor; Netherlands

Herve Diogo Amengual

Latham & Watkins; Paris, France

Brendan Colgan

Matheson; Dublin, Ireland

Annerose Tashiro

Schultze & Braun GmbH; Achern, Germany

3:30-4:00 p.m.

Afternoon Tea

4:00-5:00 p.m.

The Liability of Advisors and Office-Holders in Insolvency and Restructuring Cases

Dr. Christof W. Schiller, Moderator

anchor Rechtsanwälte; Mannheim, Germany

Michael Broeders

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Yves Brulard

DBB Law; Brussels, Belgium

Robert M. Fishman

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; Chicago, USA

Nick Moser

Taylor Wessing LLP; London, England

5:00-5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Ian G. Williams

RSM Restructuring; London, England

5:15-6:30 p.m.

Cocktails & Canapés


Programme Chair

Ian G. Williams

RSM Restructuring; London, England

Conference Information


Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam will put you in the heart of this historical city. From a 15th-century convent to royal lodgings to Dutch Admiralty headquarters to the city hall of Amsterdam, this hotel boasts a rich history. Today, after a careful renovation by French designer Sybille de Margerie, it is a place of hospitality, art and culture. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of €365 for a Classic room and €395 for a Superior room. In order to be eligible for the group rate, reservations may be made only once you have registered with ABI. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive hotel reservation information with your conference confirmation. Make your reservations by September 1, 2016, to reserve the special rate. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee any rooms after the specially rated ABI block is filled.

To book at classic room, please use this form: classic room form

To book a superior room, please use this form: superior room form

Continuing Education Credit

Approval for approximately 5 hours of CLE credit is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 6 hours of 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 traditional 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 in 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. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417, or www.nasba.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800.

Financial Hardship Statement

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. All applications for financial assistance must be submitted by September 1, 2016. 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, ABI may allow the individual to work at the 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. Financial assistance is available for this program. For more information or to request an application, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by September 16, 2016. No refunds will be granted after September 16, but substitutions will be allowed. After September 16, 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.


Main Sponsors

anchor Rechtsanwälte
Global Turnaround
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Standard Sponsors

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Gavin/Solmonese LLC

Supporting Sponsors

Hogan Lovells
Schultze & Braun

Media Partners

Global Turnaround
Global Restructuring Review

Special Thanks

We extend our special thanks to Thomson Reuters for providing the printed educational materials and Wilmington Trust for the tote bags.




Registration Rates Early
(postmarked by 9/2/16)
(after 9/2/16)

ABI Member
New ABI Member*

*Includes a one-year ABI International membership.