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.
Conferences and Webinars
Insolvency practitioners from the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and South America will provide an overview of the most significant insolvency-related developments in their respective jurisdictions.
The recent insolvencies commenced by multiple shippers and oil and gas companies have raised several issues concerning the interplay of admiralty and insolvency law, especially in light of declining commodity prices and many shippers having either pulled their vessels out of service and/or decommissioned them.
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.
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.
Jeremy Wessels, Moderator
Mourant Ozannes; Guernsey, England
Mourant Ozannes, Grand Cayman
Ernst & Young Ltd.; Cayman Islands
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago
Grant Thornton International Ltd.; Channel Islands
Hon. Mr. Justice Brian McGovern, Moderator
High Court, Dublin
Finn Dixon Herling, New York
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
Goldman Sachs, New York
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Los Angeles
Centerbridge, New York
KKR, New York
Wilmington Trust, Minneapolis, MN
Jay Goffman, Moderator
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York
Development Specialists, Inc., New York
Hon. Robert D. Drain
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.)
Togut, Segal & Segal LLP; New York
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.