ABI’s Cross-Border Insolvency Program, hosted by ABI’s International Committee, will be held in Manhattan at the Dentons US Conference Center. The program features a unique gathering of speakers from several nations, who will be discussing today’s most relevant cross-border cases and topics.
Thursday, November 7
Registration and Coffee/Tea
Welcome by Conference Leadership
IP Licenses Across Borders
This panel will explore the treatment of intellectual property licenses in insolvency proceedings across jurisdictions, and will discuss strategic considerations in single- and multi-jurisdiction cases.
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP; Toronto
Kyle James Ortiz
Togut, Segal & Segal LLP; New York
AgencyIP; Los Angeles
Sponsored by Proskauer
Scaling the Tower of Babel: Stakeholder Communications in Cross-Border Cases
George Bernard Shaw once said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” While communication by and among stakeholders is important in all insolvency cases, cross-border cases add a layer of complexity that challenges even the most sophisticated legal and financial advisors. Differences in culture, language and the stakeholders’ willingness to communicate with each other to find mutually beneficial solutions are often juxtaposed with applicable law and restrictions on what can be said. This panel will explore strategies and pitfalls of communications among different types of stakeholders in cross-border cases, including communications between the debtors and their creditors, the various creditor groups themselves, stakeholders and the applicable courts, and communications between the judges in various jurisdictions.
Adam D. Crane
HSM Chambers; George Town, Grand Cayman
Hon. Robert D. Drain
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); White Plains, N.Y.
Judith Elkin PLLC; New Rochelle, N.Y.
Seth R. Freeman
GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC; San Francisco
Bedell Cristin; Road Town, BVI
Sponsored by Deloitte CRG and EisnerAmper LLP
China’s Enterprise Bankruptcy Law: What You Need to Know Now
This panel will examine China’s Enterprise Bankruptcy Law (EBL), which came into force in 2007. The panelists will provide an overview of the EBL and explore recent macroeconomic conditions and market trends in China, as well as the challenges being encountered by the EBL as it has entered its second decade. This session will also reflect on practical experiences with judicial capacity-building with the Chinese judiciary.
Christopher A. Jarvinen
Berger Singerman LLP; Miami
Stephen M. Packman
Borrelli Walsh; Beijing
Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D.N.Y.); Brooklyn
Sponsored by Brown Rudnick LLP
Perspectives and Updates on the Growing Cross-Border Practice
As the number and intensity of cross-border insolvencies and restructurings continue to mushroom, the everyday practice of managing matters in a variety of countries is becoming more commonplace and expected. This panel will attempt to bring attendees up to speed on a variety of the developments in cross-border practice over the past two years.
William A. Brandt, Jr.
Development Specialists, Inc.; New York
Fernando Daniel Hernandez
Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jeffrey A. Liesemer
Caplin & Drysdale; Chartered, Washington
Christopher A. Ward
Polsinelli; Wilmington, Del.
Evan J. Zucker
Blank Rome LLP; New York