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Wednesday, October 17


Registration Opens

12:30-1:30 p.m.


1:45 p.m.


Ian Williams

RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP; London

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Asset Tracing in International Insolvencies

3:00-4:00 p.m.

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

by TMA Europe

4:00-4:30 p.m.

Coffee and Tea Break

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Schemes of Arrangement - A Comparative Analysis

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Towards a Eurocentric Model Law

by the International Insolvency Institute

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

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

Edward T. Gavin, President, ABI

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Delaware, USA

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

Schultze & Braun; Achern, Germany

9:30-10:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

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


11:30-11:45 a.m.

Coffee and Tea Break

Sponsored by anchor Rechtsanwälte

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

INSOL International Panel

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

2:00-3:15 p.m.

The Westinghouse Case – A Truly International Chapter 11

3:15-3:45 p.m.

Coffee and Tea Break

3:45-5:00 p.m.

The Growing Convergence of International Insolvency Regimes

5:00-5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Ian Williams

RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP; London

5:15-7:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception



Conference Rates

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

ABI Member
New ABI Member*

* 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


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 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

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.


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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

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

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.