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.
A panel discussion charting the emergence of special insolvency regimes in different jurisdictions and evaluating their effectiveness. Are industry or sector based specialist regimes the way forward?
Bill Rochelle will review the cases creating a bankruptcy buzz that practitioners should be aware of.
This session will highlight particularly interesting case law developments to date in 2017 and their impact on bankruptcy law and practice.
This panel will discuss the domestic reach of the foreign stay (Sanjel) and recognition of judgments/rulings in cross-border cases, including offshore bankruptcies, as well as non-U.S. companies filing for chapter 11 and the consequences thereof (Ocean Fisheries, Hanjin and Abengoa)
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.
Insolvency practitioners from the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and South America provide an overview of the most significant insolvency-related developments in their respective jurisdictions.
Committee: International Insolvency Regimes At A Crossroads: Choosing A Direction For Insolvency Law Reform
Hosted by the International and Legislation Committees
In recent years, multiple jurisdictions have reformed or modernized their insolvency laws, either through incremental amendments or by entirely replacing the legislation. In this session, attendees will hear from practitioners from various jurisdictions about what motivated the decisions to amend their insolvency laws — and how the process unfolded in practice.