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Latest Cross-Border Bankruptcy Issues Comparison of U.S. and Mexican Insolvency Law Featured at ABIs U.S.Mexico Restructuring Symposium

Alexandria, Va. — Cross-border restructuring and insolvency professionals will not want to miss ABI’s inaugural U.S./Mexico Restructuring Symposium on November 7 at the Four Seasons in Mexico City. The Symposium features some of North and Central America’s top restructuring professionals speaking on the industry’s hottest cross-border topics and cases, including Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. The Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas earlier this year took the rare step of refusing to extend comity to a Mexican court and declined to enforce an order for Vitro's reorganization plan, saying that the plan was contrary to U.S. public policy under Sect. 1506 of the Bankruptcy Code. The matter is under appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The educational program has been developed to provide attendees with an interactive learning experience led by a faculty of prominent practitioners and commentators, as well as keynote remarks by Mexico’s Undersecretary of the Treasury. The program chair for the Symposium is Lorenzo Mendizabal of Epiq Systems Inc. (New York). Panel sessions will include: Comparison of U.S. and Mexican Law Corporate Restructurings in Mexico under the Ley de Concursos Mercantiles Challenges and Strategic Considerations of a Large Corporate Filing in Mexico Cross-Border Recognition Issues between U.S. and Mexico Practical Consideration of an Out-of-Court Restructuring in Mexico How the Investor Community Views Investment Opportunities in Mexico Future Development of Restructuring Practice in Mexico For a full list of session speakers, please visit Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 6.25/7.5 hours of CLE/CPE credit and the event concludes with a networking reception. For more information on the Symposium, please visit ### ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 13,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit For additional conference information, visit