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    AIJA-INSOL Europe Joint Conference, Mallorca 2019

    AIJA-INSOL Europe Joint Conference, Mallorca 2019

    Date
    13-06-2019 to 15-06-2019
    Location
    Mallorca, Spain

    INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF YOUNG LAWYERS / 
    Young Members Group – INSOL EUROPE
    Insolvency Joint Conference - 13-15 June 2019 Mallorca
    Make twilight a new dawn: defensive and offensive strategies in insolvency matters.

    Make twilight a new dawn:
    Defensive and offensive strategies in insolvency matters

    It is a given that in insolvency matters, the receiver is caught in the crossfire of opposing interests and offensive/defensive strategies. Entering an arrangement with creditors is an “offensive strategy” adopted by the company to tackle a crisis, especially for the purpose of a debt haircut. The flip side is the receiver can use the “offensive strategy“ to assert the shareholders’ liability, but the shareholders can also defend themselves by taking a variety of actions against the receiver.

    In light of these opposing interests, the seminar will seek to challenge and analyse the multilateral views and conflicts between all participants involved in insolvency proceedings. The programme will also explore their options to attack or defend themselves.

    Thursday 13 June 2019

    17:00 » 19:00 Registration at the Blau Privilege PortoPetro Beach Resort & Spa
    Address: Carrer d'es Far, 12, 07691 Portopetro, Illes Balears, Spain
    19:00 » 21:00 Welcome Cocktail at the Blau Privilege PortoPetro Beach Resort & Spa
    Address: Carrer d'es Far, 12, 07691 Portopetro, Illes Balears, Spain
    21:00 Optional dinner
    Not included in the registration fee, payable locally

    Friday 14 June 2019

    08:00 » 09:00 Registration at the Blau Privilege PortoPetro Beach Resort & Spa
    Address: Carrer d'es Far, 12, 07691 Portopetro, Illes Balears, Spain
    09:00 » 09:30

    Introduction to the Seminar by AIJA/Insol Europe representatives

    Xavi Costa Arnau, AIJA President
    Piya Mukherjee, Deputy President – INSOL EUROPE

     

    Introduction to the Seminar by AIJA Insolvency Commission/YMG – INSOL EUROPE

    Héctor Sbert, President of the AIJA Insolvency commission 
    Georges-Louis Harang, Co-Chair of the Young Member Group – INSOL EUROPE

    09:30 » 10:30

    Panel 1 - Stakeholder liability on insolvency (Comparative directors’ and receivers’/supervisors’ liabilities in insolvency)

    Moderators: 
    Marine Simonnot, Uggc Avocats (France)
    Armando Perna, Pozzi & Partners (Italy)

    Speakers:
    Jeffrey Bast, BastAmron (USA)
    Anna-Kaisa Remes, Castern & Snellman Attorneys Ltd (Finland)
    Georg Wabl, Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte GmbH  (Austria)

    Evert Verwey, Clifford Chance LLP (Amsterdam) 

    10:03 » 11:15

    Panel 2 - On the attack: Shareholder redress on insolvency 

    Moderators:
    Marine Simonnot, Uggc Avocats (France)
    Armando Perna, Pozzi & Partners (Italy)

    Speakers: 
    Stéphanie Oneyser, Walder Wyss Ltd. (Switzerland) 
    Tim Wright, Carey Olsen (BVI)
    Daniel J Albert, Daniel & Wong (Malaysia)

    11:15 » 11:45 Coffee Break
    11:45 » 12:45

    Panel 3 - How to unpack the corporate parcel -  Pros and cons of different insolvency structures for groups of companies

    Moderators:
    Marine Simonnot, Uggc Avocats (France)
    Armando Perna, Pozzi & Partners (Italy)

    Speakers:

    Florian Schiller, PLUTA (Germany)
    Prof. Dr. Olivier Hari, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd & University of Neuchatel (Switzerland)
    Eduardo Peixoto Gomes, Abreu Avocados (Portugal)
    Daniel Radwański, Schoenherr (Poland)

    12:45 » 13:00 Closing Remarks
    13:00 » 14:00 Lunch Break
    14:00 » 14:45

    Panel 4 - Liquidation of assets: international perspectives (International perspectives for the liquidation of assets in insolvency proceedings)

    Moderators: 
    Elaina Bailes, Stewarts Law LLP (United Kingdom)
    Georges-Louis Harang, Hoche Avocats (France)

    Speakers: 
    Max Mailliet, E2M – Etude Max Mailliet (Luxembourg)
    Karol Czepukojć, Wardynski & Partners (Poland) 
    Stefan Ramel, Guildhall Chambers (UK)

    14:45 » 15:30

    Panel 5 - Receiving support: Banking instruments to support the activities of the receivers 

    Moderators: 
    Elaina Bailes, Stewarts Law LLP (United Kingdom)
    Georges-Louis Harang, Hoche Avocats (France)

    Speakers: 

    Niculina Somlea, CITR (Romania)
    Jose Carles & Carlos Cuestas, Carles Cuesta Abogados (Spain)
    Antonia Mottironi,  Monfrini Bitton Klein (Switzerland) 

     

    15:30 » 16:00 Coffee Break
    16:00 » 16:30 Debate 1 - Should companies be allowed to sail abroad to avoid national insolvency regulation? 

    Moderators:
    Hector Sbert, Lawants (Spain)
    Georges-Louis Harang, Hoche Avocats (France)

    Speakers: 
    Carmel King, Grant Thornton (UK)
    Dominik Hohler, Walder Wyss (Switzerland)
    16:30 » 16:45 Debate 1 voting results 

    Hector Sbert, Lawants (Spain)
    Georges-Louis Harang, Hoche Avocats (France)
    16:45 » 17:00 Closing Remarks
    21:00 Dinner at Mhares Sea Club
    Address: Carrer Milana, s/n, 07609 Llucmajor, Balearic Islands, Spain

    Saturday 15 June 2019

    09:45 » 10:45 Panel 6 - Credit where credit is due: Protective strategies for creditors on debtors’ insolvency 

    Moderators:
    Anne Bach, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB (Germany)
    Philippe Sylvestre, E2M – Etude Max Mailliet (Luxembourg)

    Speakers: 
    Giuseppe Salsarulo, Donativi e Associati (Italy)
    Nicolas Bernardy, Brucher Thieltgen & Partners (Luxembourg)
    Bart Heynickx, Altius (Belgium)
    11:15 » 11:45 Debate 2 - Tools of trading:  Should companies be allowed to use restructuring/insolvency proceedings as a tool to preserve their business? 

    Moderators:
    Anne Bach, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB (Germany)
    Philippe Sylvestre, E2M – Etude Max Mailliet (Luxembourg)

    Speakers: 
    Ruairi Rynn, William Fry (Ireland)
    Geraldine Astrup, Astrup Avocats (France)
    11:45 » 12:00 Debate 2 voting results 

    Anne Bach, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB (Germany)
    Philippe Sylvestre, e2m (Luxembourg)
    12:00 » 12:30 Debate 3 - Giving up the day job: Is maintaining employment an achievable objective within the context of insolvency proceedings?

    Moderators: 
    Anne Bach, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB (Germany)
    Philippe Sylvestre, e2m (Luxembourg)
     
    Speakers: 
    Clarissa Nitsch, Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria) 
    Louis Verstraten, Astrea (Belgium)
    12:30 » 12:45 Debate 3 voting results 

    Anne Bach, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB (Germany)
    Philippe Sylvestre, E2M – Etude Max Mailliet (Luxembourg)
    13:00 » 14:00 Farewell Lunch 
    14:00 » 17:45

    Optional Tour & Tapas Dinner at the Winery José Luis Ferrer

    DAV 8th European Insolvency & Restructuring Congress

    DAV 8th European Insolvency & Restructuring Congress

    Date
    27-06-2019 to 28-06-2019
    Location
    Brussels, Belgium

    Register today!

    Now in its 8thyear, the EIRC has established itself as the preeminent conference of its kind. As in the past, we are able to field an international line up of leading insolvency and restructuring experts who will discuss the hot topics of cross-border insolvency and turnaround. Vera Jourinová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, will also address attendees.

    This year, the focus will be on the United Kingdom and Brexit, not least in anticipation of the inevitable changes Brexit will bring to our industry. In light of the changes, the debate will again touch on the most effective restructuring forum and tools for future cases as well as on the future of the Common Market as such. 

    Another main feature of this year’s congress will be the draft EU directive on pre-insolvency restructuring. Since Member States will soon have to translate the directive into national legislation, it is worth looking across national borders and learning from the implementation discussions abroad. 

    The congress will round up with sessions on recent ECJ and other landmark judgements that every professional doing cross-border work needs to know and two workshops on the European Insolvency Regulation (recast) and, separately the anticipated reforms of the English insolvency regime.

    Last but by no means least, attendees may enjoy a dinner and drinks on Thursday evening and an opportunity to continue the day’s discussions with panellists in a relaxed environment. 

    To register or download a full programme, please visit the DAV website here.

    R3 & INSOL Europe's International Restructuring Conference

    R3 & INSOL Europe's International Restructuring Conference

    Date
    11-07-2019
    Location
    London WC1H 0HX

    This conference is an analysis of the “cutting edge” of the international restructuring sphere. The incredibly fast-paced and dynamic qualities of the sector mean we must adapt and change with it. Again and again this conference has proved that it is ahead of the curve, anticipating the upcoming trends in the market and providing detailed insight into them. This year will be no different. If you want to stay ahead of the game, attendance is a must.
     
    Attendees will enjoy ample networking opportunities during the breakfast, lunch, refreshments breaks and networking drinks reception at the end of the day. Delegates will also receive a copy of speaker presentations in the delegate pack.
     
    This is a technical conference aimed at all insolvency and restructuring professionals who have an interest in cross-border matters, including insolvency practitioners, lawyers, financial advisers, lenders, distressed asset investors, judges and academics. This conference is relevant for professionals working in jurisdictions across Europe and beyond. An international line up of speakers to be announced!

    The programme will include:
    • Detailed cross-border case studies of two of the most important cross-border cases of recent years, Agrokor and Steinhoff, from some of the key players in both
    • A panel session on the NPL landscape, the new tools to weather it and the new players entering the market
    • A panel session on the different approaches being taken in the UK and Europe in regard to pre-insolvency procedures and the potential for this to be a new battle ground​
    View the whole programme or book online here.