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Keynote with Dr. Eliza Filby


Dr. Eliza Filby is a writer, speaker and consultant who specialises in 'Generational Intelligence' helping companies and services understand generational shifts within politics, society and the workplace. Her research incorporates everyone from Baby Boomers right through to Generation Alpha (those born after 2010). Eliza helps businesses – whether it is recruiting new talent or engaging with new clients – prepare for the future.

Arbitration for Cross-Border Insolvency


The panel considers whether and to what extent arbitration agreements could be used to resolve problems arising in the course of cross-border insolvency proceedings. Hon. Paul Heath QC and Dr. Stephan Madaus discuss questions of arbitrability, use and enforcement of awards in such cases, particularly under the New York Convention. Prof. Troy McKenzie and Corrine Ball focus more specifically on the use of arbitration in chapter 15 proceedings.

Around the World in 60 Minutes: Perspectives from the Bench and Bar on Recent Insolvency Law Reform


In this session, jurists and expert practitioners from leading European, North American and Asian jurisdictions will address recent law reform initiatives in their jurisdictions, including the U.K., the Netherlands, the Cayman Islands and Singapore, as well as the European Union – and the impact of U.S. chapter 11 on these reforms. Practice and court procedure during the COVID-19 pandemic, and lessons learned, will also be addressed.

Asian Developments Panel


This panel will cover updates on the Far East, including a discussion of the recent recognition protocol between Hong Kong and mainland China.


William A. Brandt, Jr., Moderator
Development Specialists, Inc.; New York, N.Y., USA
Andrew Chan
Allen & Gledhill; Singapore
Ian De Witt
Tanner De Witt; Hong Kong, China
Look-Chan Ho
Des Voeux Chambers; Hong Kong, China