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Keep Calm and Carry On Investing

Date
2017-02-11

This panel will explore the decision of the U.K. to leave the European Union in June 2016 and its many far-reaching political implications for hedge funds and the private-equity industry, many of which are still generally unclear. The recent U.S. presidential elections also waged war on the private-equity industry, and on hedge funds in particular. The panel will look at how Brexit and the U.S. elections have impacted and continue to impact hedge funds and the private-equity industry, particularly in terms of managing, distributing and exiting funds.

Puerto Rico’s Financial Crisis: The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) in Action

Date
2017-02-11

This panel will explore the oversight board created under PROMESA, including (1) a simplified overview of the law with a summary of each chapter, (2) the key players and their roles (e.g., PROMESA oversight board, executive director, revitalization coordinator, etc.), (3) highlights from the first 90 days of PROMESA, (4) a comparison/contrast of PROMESA with the DC and NYC financial crises, and (5) the major challenges faced by the oversight board to improve Puerto Rico’s financial condition (restructuring, economic development, fiscal reform).

Part I: I Ain’t Afraid of No Laws! Legal Issues for Attorneys When Creating, Defending or Chasing Offshore Assets

Date
2017-02-11

This panel will address the differences between the laws of various Caribbean nations (Nevis, Cayman, Panama) and the U.S. concerning the creation of various legal entities/structures to hold assets, as well as those nations’ laws concerning (1) privacy, (2) taxation, (3) piercing the corporate veil/sham structure and (4) avoidance actions. This session will also consider U.S. courts’ jurisdictional ability to enter and enforce orders affecting such entities and their power to assert jurisdiction over persons who are involved with and professionals who represent such entities.

Judges’ Roundtable

Date
2017-02-10

Speakers:

Patricia A. Redmond, Moderator
Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA; Miami
Hon. Laurel M. Isicoff
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Fla.); Miami
Hon. Enrique S. Lamoutte
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. P.R.); San Juan
Hon. Robert A. Mark
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Fla.); Miami
Hon. Brian K. Tester
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. P.R.); San Juan

“You Can't Always Get What You Want…”: Update on Chapter 15 Assistance to Foreign Trustees and by Caribbean Courts in U.S. Cases

Date
2017-02-10

This panel will discuss issues that have arisen in recent chapter 15 cases, including the several issues presented in the Hanjin Shipping Co. case. The panel will also address how Cayman courts approach applications for assistance by foreign representatives, as well as the factors considered by Cayman courts when Cayman liquidators request authority to seek chapter 11 or chapter 15 relief in the U.S. courts.