Thursday, October 19
Registration Open and Networking Lunch
RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP, London
INSOL International Panel Special Effects: The Theory and Practice of Special Insolvency Regimes
A panel discussion charting the emergence of special insolvency regimes in different jurisdictions and evaluating their effectiveness. Are industry or sector based specialist regimes the way forward?
Richard Heiss, Moderator
Hogan Lovells, New York
Clifford Chance, Germany
McCann FitzGerald, Dublin
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Amsterdam
INSOL Europe - EC Directive Proposal on Preventive Restructuring
Nico Toolenaar, Moderator
RESOR - Office of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Clifford Chance; France
Arthur Cox; Ireland
Uría Menéndez; Spain
International Insolvency Institute – Scholar Led Panel on Cross-Border Practice Post-Brexit
Among the many issues that need to be negotiated between England and the EU for the Brexit to happen is the one dealing with restructuring and insolvency law. The U.K. has in recent years — due to its common membership in the European Insolvency Regulation regime — turned into a hotspot for foreign companies (and individuals) wanting to avail themselves of the English legal infrastructure for their recoveries. This scheme of arrangement — the companies’ voluntary arrangement in combination with the U.K.'s enormously efficient court system — has become highly attractive, since the decisions of English courts are generally recognized automatically throughout Europe. Brexit might change this and deprive other countries of what is currently a huge advantage (and source of income). It is also unclear what will happen with all those contracts under which non-U.K. parties have subjected themselves to English law; Brexit’s implications on them are likely to create enormous problems. This panel will discuss these complicated issues and more.
Christoph Paulus, Moderator
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Prof. Edward Janger
Brooklyn School of Law, New York
3/4 South Square, London
Prof. Ignacio Tirado
Autonoma University, Madrid (also consultant World Bank)
Turnaround Management Association - Distressed Investing in the UK and Europe
This panel will look at the questions surrounding the typical life cycle of distressed investing in Europe. The panelists have a significant amount of experience in all aspects of the process, from choosing investments to structuring and funding to exiting the deal. Their insights, including the good, the bad and the ugly, should prove to be an informative and entertaining tour around a complex issue that nevertheless has a high degree of profit potential for those who get it right!
Christopher Hart, Moderator
BNP Paribas Commercial Finance, French Bank; London
KPMG UK; London
DLA Piper UK LLP, London
AURELIUS Investments Ltd.; London
Friday, October 20
Breakfast and Registration
RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP, London
Ted Gavin, ABI President—Elect
Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.
Annerose Tashiro, ABI Vice President—International Affairs
Schultze & Braun, Germany
Sir Ivan Rogers
former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union
Sir Ivan Rogers career in the U.K. civil service previously included work for British politicians Kenneth Clarke and Sir Leon Brittan, and he was chosen in 2003 to be Principal Private Secretary to then Prime Minister Tony Blair. From November 2013 to January 2017, Rogers took on the role of the U.K.’s Representative to the European Union in Brussels. Following the Brexit referendum in June 2016, Rogers resigned his position in January of this year to permit a smooth handover to his successor who would conduct the Brexit negotiations. His experience of the inner workings of the EU give him a unique insight into how the Brexit negotiations may play out and, coupled with his work in the Treasury and the City, he will be able to give our audience an intellectual view of how the land lies.
“America Now” Panel
Jay Goffman, Moderator
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York
Development Specialists, Inc., New York
Hon. Robert D. Drain
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.)
Togut, Segal & Segal LLP; New York
Finance in the Brave New World – A Post Trump/Evaluation of Trends, Options and Opportunities for Distressed Financings
Jamie O'Connell, Moderator
JT Partners, New York
Goldman Sachs, New York
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Los Angeles
Centerbridge, New York
KKR, New York
Wilmington Trust, Minneapolis, MN
US/Ireland Restructurings – a Friendly Affair?
Hon. Mr. Justice Brian McGovern, Moderator
High Court, Dublin
Finn Dixon Herling, New York
Offshore Spotlight – Latest Developments in Law and Finance in the Offshore Jurisdictions
Jeremy Wessels, Moderator
Mourant Ozannes; Guernsey, England
Mourant Ozannes, Grand Cayman
Ernst & Young Ltd.; Cayman Islands
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago
Grant Thornton International Ltd.; Channel Islands
RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP, London, England
(postmarked by 9/15/17)
New ABI Member*
* Includes a one-year ABI International membership for members outside of North America only.
Ian G. Williams
RSM Restructuring; London, England
The Westin Dublin is a luxury 5 star accommodation located in the enviable location on on the doorstep of Trinity College Dublin and Grafton Street. The historic building dates back to the 1800s but has recently been refurbished to have a contemporary, chic & sophisticated feel. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of €325 for a classic queen room and €345 for a classic double 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 18, 2017, 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.
Approval for approximately 9.25 hours of CLE credit are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 11 hours of CLE credit are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. NY MCLE: This traditional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 11 credit hours. 11 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. 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, 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, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by September 18, 2017. No refunds will be granted after September 18, but substitutions will be allowed. After September 18, 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.