Corporate Governance

It Is a Legal Entity, Jim, but Not as We Know It: SPACs, SPCs and More

This panel will explore new uses for traditional entity types and look at other types of Cayman entities and their uses in the Caribbean area and in the U.S. Industry and legal experts will discuss what the entities are and what is being done with them, as well as the bankruptcy/insolvency issues and effects that might exist for segregated portfolio companies (SPCs), special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), exempted limited partnerships, foundations and limited liability companies (LLCs).


Laura S. Hatfield, Moderator
Bedell Cristin; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Thomas M. Horan
Cozen O'Connor; Wilmington
Casey McDonald
Calderwood; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Paula Richmond
Kalo; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

2022 Caribbean Insolvency Symposium

Strategic Use of Independent Directors in Multi-Jurisdictional Insolvency Proceedings

This panel will explore the roles, responsibilities, benefits and liabilities in using independent directors through multi-jurisdictional insolvency proceedings and will discuss using directors strategically throughout the life of a company. The panelists will explain the three typical stages of a company where directors could be instructed — going concern, insolvency and emergence from a restructuring — then explain the roles and responsibilities at each of these appointments. The session would also overlay the jurisdictional distinctions among various administrative proceedings, including offshore liquidations, U.S. bankruptcy, U.S. receiverships and common law receiverships. The panelists will offer real world examples to show the differences and how the role of the director is utilized, as well as what is at stake for them, the company, the creditors and the investors.


Katherine R. Catanese, Moderator
Foley & Lardner; New York
Joel E. Cohen
Stout Risius Ross, LLC; New York
Casey McDonald
Calderwood, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Michael Pearson
FFP (Cayman) Limited, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Rachael Reynolds
Ogier; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

2019 Caribbean Insolvency Symposium

America Now! Views from the Bench

Top U.S. bankruptcy judges from New York, Wilmington, the Eastern District of Virginia, Houston and elsewhere will debate forum-shopping and venue reform.


Joshua A. Sussberg, Moderator
Kirkland & Ellis LLP | New York, N.Y., USA
Hon. Shelley C. Chapman
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.) | New York, N.Y., USA
Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Va.) | Richmond, Va., USA
Hon. Marvin Isgur
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Tex.) | Houston, Texas, USA
Hon. David R. Jones
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Tex.) | Houston, Texas, USA
Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.) | Wilmington, Del., USA

2021 International Insolvency Symposium & Cross-Border Insolvency Program