It has been more than a year since the new Dutch Act on court-sanctioning of private composition to avoid bankruptcy, the so-called WHOA or Dutch Scheme, entered into force. The new Dutch Scheme has received a lot of attention in the (international) market because it offers a flexible restructuring tool in the Netherlands, a jurisdiction that plays an important role in many international restructurings. Notably, the Dutch Scheme introduced debtor-in-possession proceedings, which aim to achieve debt-restructurings outside of formal Dutch bankruptcy processes.
Conferences and Webinars
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).
This panel will discuss the recent BVI Court of Appeal decision of Net International Property Limited v. Erez (22 Feb. 2021), along with recent decisions in Hong Kong, Singapore, England and Wales. The panelists will also consider alternatives to recognition and assistance, and practical considerations when there are joint appointments with BVI liquidators.
This panel will discuss the current and post-pandemic view of the impact of mandatory vaccinations on post-acute care, including the relaxation of the three-day rule on quality of staffing, bracing for changes in the future of infection control, the effects of cost structures from PPE expenditures, the movement toward home health care, visitation limitations and their psychological effects on patients, patient care ombudsmen and their usefulness, the impact of COVID-19 on private equity and varying facets of post-acute care, and insolvency and exit strategies for health care providers.
This panel discusses the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the travel and hospitality industry, including how airlines, cruise lines and hotels have managed through the crisis so far, what’s next for the industry once the pandemic becomes endemic (and hopefully milder), and the unique issues that arise in hotel property workouts and bankruptcies.
This informal panel of judges will discuss the latest and most interesting cases they have presided over, and the lessons they’ve learned.
This panel will discuss recent developments in mass tort bankruptcy cases, including the Purdue Pharma case and the Texas Two-Step (divisive merger), as well as its viability given recent rulings, including in In re DBMP LLC and In re Aldrich Pump, which suggest that divisive mergers may be subject to challenge as fraudulent transfers or under alter-ego, successor-liability and similar doctrines. Developments in third-party releases and legislation aimed at prohibiting third-party releases and limiting forum-shopping will also be discussed.
This panel will provide an update on cryptocurrency’s adoption and integration into the global financial system. The panelists will share practical approaches for bankruptcy practitioners to identify, take possession of and manage cryptocurrency in bankruptcy cases. The panelists will also discuss strategies for debtors in possession and bankruptcy trustees to preserve the value of crypto-estate property.
This panel focuses on alternative fees in bankruptcy and litigation financing, pursuing claims against third parties and derivative claims/reflective losses, the assignment of claims and court sanctioning.
The world has gone through monumental changes as a result of COVID-19: We have witnessed an administration change; a pandemic shutdown, emergence and contemplated re-shutdown; record market highs; record sustained interest rate lows; and substantial stimulus legislation. How have these various external and macroeconomic changes affected insolvency and fraud litigation, and what impact will they have on the future of litigation? Further, how have these changes influenced cross-border considerations in litigation?