International Insolvency Forum

November 18 - 20 | Online

ABI’s 16th International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium in conjunction with ABI’s Cross-Border Insolvency Program Virtually


Join us for a three-day international event without crossing time zones. This online program brings together ABI’s annual International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium partners — International Insolvency Institute (III), American College of Bankruptcy, TMA Europe, INSOL and IWIRC — and ABI's annual Cross-Border Insolvency Program. Featured sessions will include a special 'sit-down' with the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, as well as contributions from senior U.S. bankruptcy judges and practitioners.

If you’ve never been able to experience the international program, which moves around Europe to great places like London, Paris, Berlin and Rome, or if you’re looking for important cross-border updates, this year's online program promises to be a "one-stop shop" for attendees looking for technical sessions covering current international insolvency issues and light-hearted networking opportunities.


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  • Networking: Coffee & Conversations

  • Program Kick-Off

  • A Conversation with President Bill Clinton

    Presented by the American Bankruptcy Institute

    Sit down with Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, and Bill Brandt (Development Specialists, Inc.) for a 45-minute-conversation covering global economics, international bankruptcy issues and more.

    Bill Clinton
  • Expert Recap

    Bill Brandt and fellow panelists will expand on comments from President Clinton and what to look for in the coming year in the insolvency industry.

  • One Year into COVID-19: What Are the Implications for Restructurings Around the Globe in 2021?

    Presented by INSOL
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    This panel will explore several measures that have been put into place across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how those measures will affect businesses, insolvency proceedings and more.

  • Arbitration for Cross-Border Insolvency

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    Panel presented by the International Committee of the American College of Bankruptcy

    The panel will consider whether, if so, to what extent arbitration agreements could be used to resolve problems arising in the course of cross border insolvency proceedings. Hon Paul Heath QC and Dr. Stephan Madaus will discuss questions of arbitrability, use, and enforcement of awards in such cases; particularly under the New York Convention. Prof Troy McKenzie and Corrine Ball will focus more specifically on the use of arbitration in Chapter 15 proceedings.

  • Partners
  • Networking: Coffee & Conversations

  • Welcome Remarks

  • Keynote with Dr. Eliza Filby

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    Dr. Eliza Filby is a writer, speaker and consultant who specialises in 'Generational Intelligence' helping companies and services understand generational shifts within politics, society and the workplace. Her research incorporates everyone from Baby Boomers right through to Generation Alpha (those born after 2010). Eliza helps businesses – whether it is recruiting new talent or engaging with new clients – prepare for the future.

  • Break

  • Follow The Money: Bankruptcy as a Tool to Fight Fraud and Recover Assets

    Panel presented by the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
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    Panelists from IWIRC's Latin America network will explore the tools available and strategies for recovering assets in cross-border insolvencies from a Latin American perspective.

  • Break

  • Concurrent Sessions (2)

    1. Emerging from the COVID-19 Disruption – The need for a National Emergency Restructuring Entity

    Panel presented by the International Insolvency Institute (III)
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    This panel will discuss a proposed solution for a response to the need for funding to recapitalize and provide liquidity to viable businesses seeking to emerge from the disruption.


    2. The New Europe - The Reality of Working Together

    Presented by TMA Europe
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    COVID-19 made the Europeans discover that they are able to work together! The measure of the recovery funds is the evidence. The working together is a new reality? How will UK react to this after Brexit? How will the USA and China look at this?

  • Break

  • Troubled Non-U.S. Airlines Landing in Chapter 11: The Inside Story

    Presented by the American Bankruptcy Institute
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    The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the global aviation industry into its deepest crisis ever, with no recovery in sight. What happens next? This panel will look into what's happened so far and what to expect in the year(s) to come.

  • Partners
  • Welcome

  • Addressing COVID—Local Reactions to a Global Pandemic

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    As the world has now endured months of disruption from COVID-19, this panel will highlight individual measures being undertaken by various countries to cope with the pandemic.

  • Break

  • Cross-Border Communication - Getting the Message Across

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    This panel will provide insights into effective communication practices for cross-border dealings.

  • Partners

Symposium Rates

ABI Member and Non-member: $275

Program + ABI Membership for New Members*: $380

Academic/Gov’t. Member: $125

* Includes a one-year ABI International membership for members outside of North America only (a US$125 value!).

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be granted for this online program. Should you become unable to attend any or all of the sessions, upon request, a recording of all sessions can be sent to you, along with the corresponding educational materials.

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 is 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:

International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium

Cross-Border Insolvency Program Co-Chairs

This program is eligible for 10.75 hours of general CLE credit in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 12.9 hours of general CLE credit in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit-rounding rules 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 10.75 hours of general CLE credit. NY MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 10.5 credit hours, which can be applied toward the professional practice requirement. States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit-rounding rules.

12.5 hours of CPE credit are also available.

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live delivered online due to COVID-19.

* ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website,

When and how can I access the virtual conference?

Registered attendees will receive a link via email to the attendee website 48 hours before the first session begins. The link will be sent to the email address you used to register for the program, and this is how you will access all of the conference content. You’ll use the same link each day to access the attendee website for the live conference and whenever you choose to view the on-demand content.

What if I don't receive the link?

Contact [email protected], and a member of the ABI team can provide you with one.

Can I share this link with others?

As with in-person meetings, registrations cannot be shared. The registration provides a secure single sign-on experience for the user.

How much time should I expect to be online during the event days?

The virtual workshop takes place over about 3.5 hours in the afternoon on both Thursday and Friday. During breaks from the live sessions, you can visit other areas of the conference, such as the Attendee Lounge.

Are there any specific technology requirements?

You will be able to access the program sessions without downloading any plug-ins or software. However, for best results, we recommend that you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Chromium Edge to access the sessions. The program will not be available on a mobile/cell phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry), but can be accessed through laptop, desktop (PC or Mac) and certain other mobile devices (Surface Pro, iPad).

What are the suggested web browser prerequisites?

Internet Explorer 10 or higher
Chromium Edge 80 or higher
Google Chrome 53.0.2785 or higher
Safari 10.0.602.1.50 or higher
Firefox 76 or higher
Note: Mobile web browsers are not supported.