Conferences and Webinars

ABI-Live: A Closer Look at the Dutch WHOA and English RP, Part II: Flexible Restructuring

Date
2022-10-11

Following up on Part I, hosted by ABI, INSOL and the international committee of the Dutch Restructuring Association, this webinar will discuss the content of relevant restructuring plans under U.S. chapter 11, the English Scheme processes and the Dutch Scheme, with a focus on (the relevance of) valuation reports. The panelists also will discuss the particularities of the content of the relevant restructuring plans for their respective jurisdictions.

ABI-Live: Global Trends and Outlook in Distressed Dealmaking

Date
2022-09-30

Advisors based in Colombia, London, New York and Singapore will share their experiences on how distressed deals are closed, along with their insights and predictions on what the deal market will look like going forward, and how rising costs, inflation, interest rates and volatility in the capital markets globally may impact the deal space. Come join us for this special panel discussion.

ABI-Live: A Closer Look at the Dutch WHOA and the English RP: New Takes on Flexible Restructuring

Date
2022-05-05

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.

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

Date
2022-02-09

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).

Recognition and Joint Appointments

Date
2022-02-09

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.

Health Care Update

Date
2022-02-09

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.

Can I Pay for this Restructuring with Points? Distressed Debt in the Travel & Hospitality Industry

Date
2022-02-09

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.

Mass Torts Update

Date
2022-02-08

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.