INSOL Europe Annual Congress - Warsaw

05-10-2017 to 08-10-2017
Warsaw, Poland
Preventive Restructuring: Sunset on Insolvency?

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Download a summary of the paper by our Keynote Speaker, Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko here: KOLODKO_New Pragmatism_JMBA CE_No. 2_2017

In October 2017, the INSOL Europe Annual Congress was held in Warsaw, Poland, a thriving and fast-developing metropolis of 1.7 million inhabitants which boasts a wealth of history and culture, as well as intense commercial and political activity.

Focus this year was on “Preventive Restructuring: Sunset on Insolvency?”, one of the most burning issues of our time. Indeed, a Proposal for a Directive on preventive restructuring frameworks, second chance and measures to increase the efficiency of restructuring, insolvency and discharge procedures and amending Directive 2012/30/EU was published on 22 November 2016 by the EU Commission. INSOL Europe has taken up the role as torchbearer in this field since 2010. 

Against this background we will discuss the practical implications of this preventive restructuring directive, the challenges in the businesses of today and also provide real life examples of innovative and creative approaches in distressed situations. Of course, the first applications of the new regulation which will have come into force and the question of group insolvencies and insolvency registers will be discussed, not forgetting the implications of Brexit for insolvency and restructuring.

Over 400 delegates registered and were joined this year by a Congress Moderator, Sally Bundock. Sally is a Financial Journalist who has been working for the BBC in London (UK) for 20 years. Sally has presented the early morning edition of World Business Report on BBC One, BBC News Channel and BBC World News for the last 10 years and recently launched the BBC's flagship business programme, Business Live, which is shown every week day at 8.30am on BBC News Channel and BBC World News. President Trump, Brexit, the global financial crisis and the eurozone debt crisis are just a snapshot of what's been keeping her on her toes in the recent months and years, so we look forward to her input in Warsaw.

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With thanks to our Sponsors

Main Sponsor:

Congress General Sponsors:
NetBid AG & Angermann Consult GmbH - &
PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH -
Proskauer -

Event Sponsors:
NautaDutilh -
Edwin Coe –
Allen & Overy -
hww hermann wienberg wilhelm –
Hoche Société d'Avocats -
McStay Luby -
Moon Beever -
anchor rechtsanwälte -
Schultze & Braun -
Schiebe und Collegen -
Troostwijk -
CPO (Centre for Professional Legal Education) -
Grant Thornton -

With thanks to our Congress Supporters
AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) -

Academic Forum Sponsor
Shakespeare Martineau -