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Thursday, November 14

12:00 noon

Registration Opens

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:45-2:00 p.m.


Ian Williams

RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP; London

2:00-3:00 p.m.

French Law and Finance

3:00-4:00 p.m.


By the International Insolvency Institute

This session will examine the UNCITRAL Model Law recognition and enforcement of foreign insolvency-related judgments, and will update attendees on the current drafts related to enterprise groups and medium, small and micro-insolvencies.

4:00-4:30 p.m.

Coffee and Tea Break

4:30-5:30 p.m.

US-EU Distressed Investing

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Brexit Update: A European Perspective

By TMA Europe

6:30-7:30 p.m.

International Cocktail Reception

Friday, November 15

8:30 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Ian Williams

RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP; London

Alane A. Becket

         President, ABI

Becket & Lee LLP; Malvern, Pa., USA

Dr. Annerose Tashiro

         Vice President-International Affairs, ABI

Schultze & Braun GmbH; Achern, Germany

9:30-10:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

AI, Innovation and the Future

Dr. Rand Hindi

         Co-Founder and CEO

Snips; Paris, France

10:15-11:30 a.m.

Realizing and Monetizing Assets by Utilizing Third-Party Financial Assistance or Investment


11:30-11:45 a.m.

Coffee and Tea Break

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

International Panel


1:00-2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

2:00-3:15 p.m.

The Broad, Developing International Paradigm for Restructuring: The Latest on the American Perspective

The push for more uniform systems allowing for the exchange of restructuring efforts between countries continues unabated. This panel will discuss the last year or two of developing trends in the U.S. as they reflect this growing international paradigm, and will also comment on recent cases and decisions of note covering the international restructuring experience.

William A. Brandt, Jr., Moderator

Development Specialists, Inc.; New York, N.Y., USA

Stephen D. Lerner

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Elizabeth R. McColm

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; New York, N.Y., USA

Chief Judge Cecelia G. Morris

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

3:15-3:45 p.m.

Coffee and Tea Break

3:45-5:00 p.m.

Tariff Wars: The Impact on U.S. Businesses and Their Potential Failure

With the actual implementation of tariffs, how have business practices shifted? What is the destruction of value in manufacturing and agriculture? Is there a resolution in sight, or are retailers and others doomed?

5:00-5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Ian Williams

RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP; London

5:15-7:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception


Programme Chair

Ian G. Williams

RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP; London

Programme Co-Chair

Dr. Annerose Tashiro

         Vice President-International Affairs, ABI

Schultze & Braun GmbH; Achern, Germany

Symposium Information


Offering historic charm in central Paris, the InterContinental Paris le Grand provides the perfect place to meet, as well as a central place to stay while in the city. The hotel’s sumptuous rooms and suites have superb views of the world-famous Palais Garnier, home to the esteemed Paris Opera. Culinary delights await at two acclaimed restaurants, Café de la Paix, with its rich cultural history, and La Verrière, set in a beautiful winter garden. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of €405 for a classic or superior single-occupancy room and €445 for a classic or superior double room. Rates include buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant Café de la Paix. 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 October 18, 2019, 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

8.75 hours of CLE credit are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 10.5 hours of CLE credit are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s CLE credit-approval regulations and might not be approved prior to the program. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 8.75 hours. NY MCLE: This transitional and nontransitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 10.5 credit hours, which can be applied toward the professional practice requirement. 10.5 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 October 24, 2019 . No refunds will be granted after October 24, but substitutions will be allowed. After October 24, 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

AgencyIP Development Specialists, Inc. RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP Sherwood Partners, Inc.

Standard Sponsors

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP Hogan Lovells Proskauer Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Supporting Sponsors

AlixPartners LLP Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Schultze & Braun GmbH Wimnington Trust

Media Partner

Global Turnaround

Symposium Rates

Registration Rates Advance
(by 10/11/19)
(after 10/11/19)

ABI Member
New ABI Member*

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

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