Conferences and Webinars

Comprehending the Crisis: A Survey of Puerto Rico’s History and Fiscal Situation, and Paths Forward


The panel will discuss Puerto Rico’s present economic condition/situation, the sequence of events that have led to PR’s present economic crisis, what should/can be done to restructure PR’s debt, whether chapter 9 is an appropriate tool to restructure PR’s debt or a solution to its economic condition, and the legal issues that PR is likely to confront in light of its economic crisis.

Cross-Border Avoidance Transactions


In an environment where business takes place largely without regard to borders, avoidance proceedings can catch suppliers off-guard. This panel will discuss the similarities and differences among local avoidance regimes and the challenges facing suppliers dealing across borders. The panel will also address the issues encountered in attempting to enforce cross-border avoidance judgments.

Inter-Court Communications


This panel of judges and insolvency professionals from various jurisdictions will provide insight into inter-court communications and the challenges faced by judges dealing with cross-border insolvency proceedings. The panel will discuss the use of protocols, the American Law Institute’s Guidelines Application to Court-to-Court Communications in Cross Border Cases and more.

Finance in the Brave New World – A Post Trump/Evaluation of Trends, Options and Opportunities for Distressed Financings



Jamie O'Connell, Moderator
JT Partners, New York
Patrick Armstrong
Goldman Sachs, New York
Van Durrer
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Los Angeles
Eric Hoffman
Centerbridge, New York
Matt Ross
KKR, New York
Nicholas Tally
Wilmington Trust, Minneapolis, MN

Keynote Address


Sir Ivan Rogers career in the U.K. civil service previously included work for British politicians Kenneth Clarke and Sir Leon Brittan, and he was chosen in 2003 to be Principal Private Secretary to then Prime Minister Tony Blair. From November 2013 to January 2017, Rogers took on the role of the U.K.’s Representative to the European Union in Brussels. Following the Brexit referendum in June 2016, Rogers resigned his position in January of this year to permit a smooth handover to his successor who would conduct the Brexit negotiations.