Conferences and Webinars

Turnaround Management Association - Distressed Investing in the UK and Europe

Date
2017-10-19

This panel will look at the questions surrounding the typical life cycle of distressed investing in Europe. The panelists have a significant amount of experience in all aspects of the process, from choosing investments to structuring and funding to exiting the deal. Their insights, including the good, the bad and the ugly, should prove to be an informative and entertaining tour around a complex issue that nevertheless has a high degree of profit potential for those who get it right!

International Insolvency Institute – Scholar Led Panel on Cross-Border Practice Post-Brexit

Date
2017-10-19

Among the many issues that need to be negotiated between England and the EU for the Brexit to happen is the one dealing with restructuring and insolvency law. The U.K. has in recent years — due to its common membership in the European Insolvency Regulation regime — turned into a hotspot for foreign companies (and individuals) wanting to avail themselves of the English legal infrastructure for their recoveries.

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.