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Wednesday, October 17

Noon

Registration Opens

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:45 p.m.

Welcome

Ian Williams

RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP; London

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Asset Tracing in International Insolvencies

James Feltman, Moderator

Duff & Phelps, LLC; New York, NY

John Couriel

Kobre & Kim; Buenos Aires, Argentina

James H.M. Sprayregen

Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Chicago, Ill.

Marianna Vintiadis

Kroll; Milan, Italy

3:00-4:00 p.m.

From Non-Performing Loans to “Unlikely to Pay:” The Next Frontier

by TMA Europe

Do unfair trading practices (UTP) in Europe represent a new Gold Rush, and how will they impact the restructuring and turnaround market? In this panel, TMA professionals will discuss potential solutions for and the future of these practices.

Enrica Maria Ghia, Moderator

Studio Legale Ghia; Milan, Italy

Rashmi Dubé

Legatus Law; London, United Kingdom

Marco Ghiringhelli

PwC; Milan, Italy

Luis Martin

Abencys; Madrid, Spain

Catalin Nichifor

BM&T European Restructuring Solutions; Bucharest, Romania

Alexandre Le Ninivin

Squire Patton Boggs; Paris, France

Eva Ringelspacher

Restrukturierungs Partner; Frankfurt, Germany

4:00-4:30 p.m.

Coffee and Tea Break

Sponsored by Kobre & Kim

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Schemes of Arrangement - A Comparative Analysis

Craig Montgomery, Moderator

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; London, United Kingdom

Ignacio Buil Aldana

Cuatrecasas; London, United Kingdom

Tony O'Grady

Matheson; Dublin, Ireland

Nicolaes Tollenaar

Resor; Amsterdam, Netherlands

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Towards a Eurocentric Model Law

by the International Insolvency Institute

Prof. Avv Antonio Tullio, Moderator

Tullio & Partners; Modena, Italy

Agustí Bou

JAUSAS; Barcelona, Spain

Catherine Ottaway

Hoche Société d’Avocats; Paris, France

Robert van Galen

NautaDutilh N.V.; Amsterdam, Netherlands

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

8:00 p.m

Welcome Dinner

Sponsored by RSM and Studio Legale Ghia

Following the opening reception, walk over to the exclusive Terrazza Aperol for a welcome dinner, hosted by RSM and Studio Legale Ghia. Enjoy stunning views of the Duomo as you sip cocktails, catch up with colleagues and meet new associates. While this event is included with your registration, we kindly ask that you sign up for it during the registration process.

Thursday, October 18

8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Hogan Lovells

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Ian Williams

RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP; London

Hon. Kevin Carey, Vice President of Membership, ABI

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Dr. Annerose Tashiro, Vice President for International Affairs, ABI

Schultze & Braun; Achern, Germany

9:30-10:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

Europe's Future

Dr. Ulrike Guérot

Founder and Director, European Democracy Lab; Berlin, Germany

Professor and Head of the Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy, Danube University; Krems, Austria

Dr. Guérot is a dynamic thought leader. She makes the case for the transformation of the E.U. into a European republic where powers are decentralized and citizens have a greater say in how they are governed.

10:15-11:30 a.m.

Impact of Insolvency on Cryptocurrency, Smart Contracts and Initial Coin Offerings

by IWIRC

Dr. Annerose Tashiro, Moderator

Schultze & Braun; Achern, Germany

Lee Pascoe

Norton Rose Fulbright; Melbourne, Australia

Daniel J. Saval

Kobre & Kim; New York, New York, USA

Liz Pruszko Steininger

Least Authority; Berlin, Germany

11:30-11:45 a.m.

Coffee and Tea Break

Sponsored by anchor Rechtsanwälte

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

What Effect Will Trade Wars Have on Industries and Restructurings?

by INSOL International

Ronald Silverman, Moderator

Hogan Lovells US LLP; New York

Alberto Angeloni

DLA Piper; Rome, Italy

Richard Pedone

Nixon Peabody LLP; Boston

Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou

LennoxPaton; Nassau, Bahamas

Christiaan Zijderveld

Houthoff; Amsterdam, Netherlands

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by Duff & Phelps

2:00-3:15 p.m.

Westinghouse, a Truly International Chapter 11: From Atomic Start to Smashing Success in Only 363 Days

This panel will discuss (a) the strained relationship between the international parent and the subsidiary (including the fact that foreign operations were in different silos — i.e., there was no single C-suite per se); (b) the impact of the independent directors and the company's corporate governance best practices; (c) the international M&A process; (d) the unique (i.e., really unheard of) claims-trading activity that took place; and (e) the importance of timing (including a very difficult audit environment in the midst of an investigation).

Van C. Durrer, II, Moderator

Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP; Los Angeles, California, USA

Hon. Shelley C. Chapman

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

Al Togut

Togut, Segal & Segal LLP; New York, New York, USA

William Transier

Transier Advisors, LLC; Dallas, Texas, USA

3:15-3:45 p.m.

Coffee and Tea Break

3:45-5:00 p.m.

The Growing Convergence of International Insolvency Regimes

Bradley D. Sharp, Moderator

Development Specialists, Inc.; Los Angeles, California, USA

Antonio Azzarà

RCC; Milan, Italy

Hon. Kevin Carey

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Debra I. Grassgreen

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; San Francisco, California, USA

Prof. Patrick E. Mears

Universität Mannheim; Mannheim, Germany

5:00-5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Ian Williams

RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP; London

5:15-7:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

Friday, October 19

9:30 a.m.

Optional Event

La Scala Theatre and Museum Tour

A seven-minute walk from our hotel, the Teatro alla Scala Museum travels the history of the theatre over the years with its large collection of portraits, mementos, busts, documents and playbills, as well as a tribute to great musicians from Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini to Arturo Toscanini and Victor de Sabata. While visiting the museum, it is possible (if there are no rehearsals) to admire the theatre auditorium, reopened after a recent restoration. The €52-per-person fee includes entrance fees, tour guide and headphones. This event requires a minimum number of attendees. If this minimum is not met, the event will not be held, and you will be refunded any fees and notified three weeks prior.

11:30 a.m

Optional Event

Tour of the Dome Cathedral and Its Terraces

Walk across the street from our hotel for a tour of the Milan Dome, known as one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in the world. Following the visit to the spacious interior of the Duomo, a scenic elevator will take you up to the terraces of the cathedral, where, on a clear day, you can enjoy an astonishing view of the city and glimpse the river valley and the Italian Alps in the distance. The €70 fee includes fast-track entrance, tour guide and headphones. This event requires a minimum number of attendees. If this minimum is not met, the event will not be held, and you will be refunded any fees and notified three weeks prior.

 

Conference Rates

Registration Rates Advance
(postmarked by 9/15/18)
Regular
(after 9/15/18)

ABI Member
$595
$695
New ABI Member*
$690
$790

* Includes a one-year ABI International membership for members outside of North America only.

Programme Chair

Ian Williams

RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP; London

Conference Information

Hotel

The Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione is a luxury hotel located in the city center of Milan that perfectly captures Milan’s mix of the innovative and the inspiring. The only hotel on Piazza Fontana, the Rosa Grand is just a short stroll from some of Milan’s most impressive artistic and architectural treasures, including Milan’s famous Duomo cathedral with its Gothic spires, as well as many of the city’s modern attractions. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of €255 ($296) for a deluxe single occupancy room and €275 ($320) for a deluxe double room. Rates include buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant Roses. In order to be eligible for the group rate, reservations may be made only once you have registered for the conference through ABI. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive hotel reservation information with your conference confirmation. Make your reservations by September 14, 2018, 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.

 

Continuing Education Credit

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 bspencer@abi.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by September 14, 2018. No refunds will be granted after September 14, but substitutions will be allowed. After September 14, 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.

Partners

Main Sponsor

 

Development Specialists, Inc. Duff & Phelps, LLC.RSM Restructuring Skadden,Arps,Slate,Meagher & Flom LLP & AffiliatesGhia Law Firm

Standard Sponsors

 

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP Hogan LovellsMatheson Proskauer

Supporting Sponsors

 

AlixPartners LLP Anchor Rechtsanwälte Gavin Solmonese Kobre & Kim LLP Ritchie Bros Schultze & Braun Wimnington Trust

Media Sponsor

 

Global Turnaround

Optional Events

Stay an extra day in Milan and immerse yourself in the city's history and culture.

La Scala Theatre and Museum Tour

Friday, October 19, 9:30 a.m.

A seven-minute walk from our hotel, the Teatro alla Scala Museum travels the history of the theatre over the years with its large collection of portraits, mementos, busts, documents and playbills, as well as a tribute to great musicians from Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini to Arturo Toscanini and Victor de Sabata. While visiting the museum, it is possible (if there are no rehearsals) to admire the theatre auditorium, reopened after a recent restoration. The €52-per-person fee includes entrance fees, tour guide and headphones. This event requires a minimum number of attendees. If this minimum is not met, the event will not be held, and you will be refunded any fees and notified three weeks prior.

Tour of the Dome Cathedral and Its Terraces

Friday, October 19, 11:30 a.m.

Walk across the street from our hotel for a tour of the Milan Dome, known as one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in the world. Following the visit to the spacious interior of the Duomo, a scenic elevator will take you up to the terraces of the cathedral, where, on a clear day, you can enjoy an astonishing view of the city and glimpse the river valley and the Italian Alps in the distance. The €70 fee includes fast-track entrance, tour guide and headphones. This event requires a minimum number of attendees. If this minimum is not met, the event will not be held, and you will be refunded any fees and notified three weeks prior.