2023 International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium

November 2-3 | Lisbon, Portugal

ABI, the American College of Bankruptcy, the International Insolvency Institute (III), INSOL and IWIRC are pleased to bring you the 2023 International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium, being held at the InterContinental Lisbon located in Lisbon’s City Centre overlooking Eduardo VII Park and the Tagus River.

Experience two full days of stellar programming on worldwide insolvency while soaking in the surroundings of Portugal’s capital city.

When not in session, be sure to make time to enjoy Lisbon’s incredible colors, food and night life. Explore the history, including museums and monuments, that makes this European city so special.

We look forward to seeing you this fall in Lisbon!

*Schedule subject to change.

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  • Registration Opens | Coffee & Networking

  • Program Welcome

  • State of the Market on Cross-Border Recognition

  • Networking Break

  • The Reception of the American Chapter 11 Plan in Europe and the Treatment of Secured Creditors

    Panel presented by the American College of Bankruptcy

    This panel will discuss the ways in which concepts of U.S. chapter 11 proceedings have inspired recent statutes and case law in European jurisdictions. Special attention will be given to the treatment of secured creditors.

  • Lunch

  • Where Is the Next European Restructuring Hub?

    Panel presented by IWIRC

    This panel will examine whether the U.S. and other foreign companies can take advantage of European restructuring procedures.

  • Coffee and Tea Break

  • Current Issues and Prognostications for the Restructuring World: Key Stressed Industries, Problem Real Estate, Interest Rates, Inflation and Debt Walls

    Panel presented by INSOL


  • Coffee and Tea Break

  • Panel presented by the International Insolvency Institute (III)

  • International Cocktail Reception hosted by PLMJ Advogados, SP, RL

  • Attendee Dinner at Grémio Literário

  • Partners
  • Registration Opens | Coffee and Networking

  • Welcome Remarks

  • Keynote Address

  • Panel presented by INSOL Europe

  • Coffee and Tea Networking Break

  • America Now!

    This panel of seasoned professionals will discuss recent developments and trends in U.S. bankruptcy and restructuring.

  • Networking Lunch

  • How to Restructure or Wind Down Technology Companies

  • Coffee and Tea Break

  • Implementation of Directive (EU) 2019/1023: View from Portugal and Spain

    This panel will discuss preventive restructuring frameworks, debt waivers and disqualifications, and measures to increase the efficiency of restructuring, insolvency and debt-waiver proceedings.

  • Closing Remarks

  • Cocktail Reception

  • Partners
 Advance (by 10/5/23)Regular (after 10/5/23)
Symposium Rates
ABI Member$850
Join and Save*$1,100
* Includes a one-year ABI International membership for members outside of North America only.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by October 12, 2023. No refunds will be granted after October 12, but substitutions will be allowed. After October 12, 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.

Anti-Harassment Policy

The American Bankruptcy Institute is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at https://www.abi.org/about-us/bylaws-and-policies.


Situated next to the peaceful Eduardo VII Park, just above the Avenida da Liberdade and with views over the old city and the Tagus River, the InterContinental Lisbon offers a unique setting for your stay in Portugal’s capital city.

ABI has arranged a special conference rate of €220 for a Classic single-occupancy room, which includes continental breakfast and VAT. 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 6, 2023, 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.

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