ABI to Co-Host International Corporate Recovery Forum in Brazil
Contact: John Hartgen
June 25, 2007, Alexandria,
Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute
Program sessions include:
Judge Boris Kauffmann (São Paulo Bankruptcy Court of Appeals) will moderate the “Judicial Role in Complex Reorganization Cases: View from the Bench” session featuring Judges Louise DeCarl Adler (S.D.Calif.), Robert D. Drain (S.D.N.Y), Chief Judge Marcia Cunha Silva Araujo de Carvalho (Rio de Janeiro Bankruptcy Court–2nd District) and Chief Judge Alexandre Alves Lazzarini (São Paulo Bankruptcy Court- 1st District).
The “A View from the U.S. Bench: Key Structural and Practical Issues of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code–Critical Success Factors” session moderated by Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth S. Stong (E.D.N.Y.) includes Bankruptcy Judges Thomas B. Bennett (D.Ala.), Charles G. Case (D.Ariz.), Barbara Houser (N.D.Texas) andJeffrey P. Hopkins (S.D.Ohio).
Bankruptcy Judge Sidney B. Brooks (D.Colo.) and Adolfo Rouillon, Insolvency Specialist and Legal Vice President for The World Bank (Washington, D.C.) will participate in the “Cooperation, Direct Communication and Coordination of Cross-Border Cases between United States and Brazilian Courts” Session.
“A View from Brazil’s Bench: Key Structural and Practical Issues of Brazil’s New Corporate Bankruptcy and Recovery Law” will feature Judge Manoel de Queiroz Pereira Calças (São Paulo Bankruptcy Court of Appeals) and Chief Judges Carlos Henrique Abrao (São Paulo Court–42nd District), Luiz Roberto Ayoub (Rio de Janeiro Bankruptcy Court–1st District), Maria Lucia Pizzotti Mendes (São Paulo Court–32nd District) and Carlos Magno Rocha da Silva (Goiania–11th District).
The moderator for the
“Lenders’ View: Key Concerns, Relevant Aspects, DIP, Cash
Collateral, Prerequisites” session is Dr. Jorge Queiroz,
IBGT Chair, Managing Principal Alliance Partners–Corporate
Transformation and Turnaround CEO, CRO, Creditors’ Representative
(São Paulo). Joining him on the panel are Wagner Albuquerque de
Almeida, Executive Director, Credit Management of ABN AMRO Real Bank
“The Funds: What About the Required Capital?” session, moderated by Antonio Toro, Partner in the Business Recovery Services division of PricewaterhouseCoopers (São Paulo), will be joined by panelists Andre Barbierato, CEO of Buffalo Investments (São Paulo), Luis Leonardo Cantidiano, Board Member of the Brazilian Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital and partner at Motta Fernandes Rocha Advogados (São Paulo), Cristiana Ferraz, Vice President of Emerging Markets, Fixed Income Division, at Lehman Brothers (São Paulo), Felix Hofmann, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley (United Kingdom) and David Martens, Director at ABN-AMRO Bank (New York).
Lionel Zaclis of Barretto Ferreira, Kujawski, Brancher e Gonçalves– Sociedade de Advogados (São Paulo) will moderate the “Financial Institutions and Hedge Funds in Debt Restructurings–Their Own, as Well as Their Role in Corporate Reorganizations” session with panelists Luiz Fernando Valente de Paiva, Partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados (São Paulo), Brian E. Greer, Counsel at Linklaters LLP (New York), Laura Hatfield, Partner at Solomon Harris (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) and Christopher A. Jarvinen of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (New York) and U.S. Representative to the IBGT.
Perspective: Key Issues” session, moderated by Luis
Laboissiére, Partner at Lefosse Advogados in cooperation with
Linklaters LLP (
Administration of Restructuring Cases (judicial administrators,
trustees, examiners)” will be moderated by Josefina Fernandez
McEvoy, Partner at K&L Gates LLP (
Fabio Rosas, Partner of Tozzini Freire Teixeira e Silva Advogados (São Paulo) will moderate “A View from Practitioners: Creditors’ Concerns, including Issues Regarding Creditor Committees, Legal Advisors, Turnaround Professionals, Financial Advisors, Trustees, Successor Liabilities, Asset Pooling and More.” Panelists for the session include Laura Bumachar, Head of Restructuring at Barbosa Mussnich & Aragão Advogados (Rio de Janeiro), Felipe Ribeiro Da Luz Câmara of Tozzini Freire Teixeira e Silva Advogados (São Paulo), Gilberto Deon Correa, Head of Restructuring at Veirano Advogados, Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul), Luiz Eugênio Araújo Müller Filho, Partner at Lobo e Ibeas Advogados (Rio de Janeiro) and Paulo Penalva Santos, Partner at Motta Fernandes Rocha Advogados (Rio de Janeiro).
Conveyances,” moderated by Martin S. Zohn, Partner at
Proskauer Rose LLP (
Moderator Eduardo Gomide, Managing Director of Financial Advisory Services at Kroll, Inc (São Paulo) and panelists Edward E. Davis Jr., Partner at Astigarraga Davis LLP (Miami), Antenor Madruga, Brazil’s former National Secretary of Justice and Director of Brazil’s Department of Assets Recovery and International Cooperation (São Paulo) and Andrew Witts, Head of the Commercial Fraud Group at Lawrence Graham LLP (London) will participate in the “Corporate/Financial Frauds, Tracing, Freezing and Recovery of Estate’s Assets—Brazilian and International Perspective: Case Discussions” session.
The closing speech will be
delivered by Hon. Celso Limongi, President of the Superior Court
of the State of São Paulo. The conference will also feature
luncheon speeches by Rafael Guedes, Managing Director at Fitch Ratings