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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.

Welcome

Ian Williams

RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP; London

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Helping Foreign Creditors and Investors Navigate French Insolvency Law and Recent Statutory Changes

Anker Sorensen, Moderator

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés; Paris, France

Fabienne Beuzit

Jones Day; Paris, France

Jean-Dominique Daudier de Cassini

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Paris, France

Fabienne Goubault

PLM Avocats; Paris, France

Christophe Thévenot

Thévenot & Perdereau Administrateurs Judiciaries; Paris, France

3:00-4:00 p.m.

UNCITRAL Model Law

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.

Evan J. Zucker, Moderator

Blank Rome, LLP; New York, USA

Kathlene M. Burke

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; London, UK

Hon. Christopher M. Klein

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Calif.); Sacramento, USA

Prof. Avv Antonio Tullio

Tullio & Partners Studio Legale; Modena, Italy

Robert van Galen

NautaDutilh N.V.; Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4:00-4:30 p.m.

Coffee and Tea Break

4:30-5:30 p.m.

US-EU Distressed Investing

Teresa C. Kohl, Moderator

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; West Conshohocken, Penn., USA

Alban Meteyer

Chiron Financial SAS; Paris, France

Joshua Pichinson

AgencyIP; Santa Clara, Calif., USA

Federica Pietrogrande

Gordon Brothers; London, United Kingdom

Christian A. Saxenhammer

Saxenhammer & Co.; Berlin, Germany

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Brexit Update: A European Perspective

By TMA Europe

Join this session for a lively debate on the implications of where Europe and the United Kingdom will be on the day of the conference in terms of Brexit in this ever-changing landscape. What will be the effects on Europe in terms of trade, the distressed market turnaround and Insolvency? At present, Brexit is the most commonly cited macroeconomic factor likely to drive a European restructuring wave in 2019, but what do Europeans and the U.K. think? As a panel, do we think financial services, manufacturing and automotive are the sectors most likely to be negatively affected?

Rashmi Dubé

Legatus Law; London, United Kingdom

Rubén García-Quismondo

Quabbala Lawyer and Economists; Madrid, Spain

Enrica Maria Ghia

Studio Legale Ghia; Milan, Italy

Alexandre Le Ninivin

Oxynomia Avocats; Paris, France

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.

Diggin’ for Gold: Strategic Tools for Realizing and Monetizing Assets Utilizing Third-Party Funding

by IWIRC

Michelle Pickett, Moderator

PwC; Toronto, Canada

Ingrid Bagby

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; New York, USA

Carmel King

Grant Thornton UK LLP; London, United Kingdom

Naomi Loewith

Bentham IMF; Toronto, Canada

11:30-11:45 a.m.

Coffee and Tea Break

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

2020 Within Reach: How Are Trade Wars, Elections and Commodities Volatility Affecting Restructurings Around the Globe?

by INSOL

Ronald J. Silverman, Moderator

Hogan Lovells; New York, USA

Roger Elford

Charles Russell Speechlys; London, UK

Craig Martin

DLA Piper; Wilmington, Del., USA

Charlotte Møller

Reed Smith LLP; London, UK

Geoffrey D. Simms

AJ Capital; Jakarta, Indonesia

Vincent Vroom

Loyens and Loeff; Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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?

Lorie Beers, Moderator

Cowen and Company; New York, USA

Carrianne Basler

AlixPartners LLP; Chicago, USA

Ted Dillman

Latham & Watkins LLP; Los Angeles, USA

Amy Edgy

Linklaters LLP; Washington, DC, USA

Jordan Fisher

Ernst & Young, San Francisco, USA

5:00-5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Ian Williams

RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP; London

5:15-7:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

Saturday, November 16

10:00 a.m.

Optional Event: Bicycle Tour Along the Seine

Depart from the hotel and ride to the Seine River for a scenic and educational tour. Follow Paris's winding history and enjoy the most beautiful perspectives that Paris has to offer, while your professional guide highlights the prestigious monuments and multiple treasures along the way. This $95 tour includes bicycle rental, helmet, basket and tour guide.

10:30 a.m.

Optional Event: Wine Tasting

Discover a fine selection of French wines and learn about their regions of origin during a two-hour tasting in a warm and friendly setting. The experience will teach you specific vocabulary, the correct tasting actions and techniques, and how to appreciate the aromas and subtleties of each bottle. The $130 tasting includes transportation to and from the event, sommelier, and wines.

 

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

Optional Events

Wine Tasting

10:30 a.m., November 16 (depart hotel at 10:15 a.m.)

Discover a fine selection of French wines and learn about their regions of origin during a two-hour tasting in a warm and friendly setting. The experience will teach you specific vocabulary, the correct tasting actions and techniques, and how to appreciate the aromas and subtleties of each bottle. The $130 tasting includes transportation to and from the event, sommelier, and wines.

Bicycle Tour Along the Seine

10:00 a.m., November 16

Depart from the hotel and ride to the Seine River for a scenic and educational tour. Follow Paris's winding history and enjoy the most beautiful perspectives that Paris has to offer, while your professional guide highlights the prestigious monuments and multiple treasures along the way. This $95 tour includes bicycle rental, helmet, basket and tour guide.

The University of California, San Diego Sorbonne Winter Symposium

November 12-13

Sorbonne      UCSanDiego

ABI attendees have the option of attending the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions of the University of California, San Diego Sorbonne Winter Symposium. The $250 cost includes:

Tuesday, November 12

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Bankruptcy Program

Hon. Daniel Carnio Costa

Judge at First Bankruptcy Court of Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo State Court of Justice; Brazil

Chief Judge Hon. Laura S. Taylor

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Cal.); San Diego

Prof. Francois Xavier Lucas

Université Paris, Pantheon Sorbonne; Paris, France

*MCLE Certificates of Attendance will be issued to attendees by the University of California, San Diego.

Wednesday, November 13

10:00 a.m.-noon

Sorbonne University Tour

Noon-1:00 p.m.

Lunch

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Court Visit: Greffe du Tribunal de Commerce

There are a limited number of slots available for ABI attendees. To register for this activity, please contact Carla McEwen at cmcewen@ucsd.edu.

Symposium Information

Hotel

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 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 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.

Partners

Main Sponsors

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

Standard Sponsors

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP Hogan Lovells Matheson Proskauer Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

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)
Regular
(after 10/11/19)

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

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