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20 JUN 2011

Insolvency Event: ABI's seventh annual International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium in Dublin - 21 October 2011

As news reaches the blog that some sort of second South Sea bubble has occurred, it can also be reported that the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) is to hold its seventh annual International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium in Dublin on 21 October 2011. The schedule looks very interesting and there are some top notch speakers:

"...9:00–9:15 a.m.


Ian G. Williams

ABI Vice-President, International Committee; London

Geoffrey L. Berman, ABI President

Development Specialists, Inc.; Los Angeles, USA

9:15–10:15 a.m.

International Regulation: A Review of the EC Regulation and the UNCITRAL Model Law

The Honourable Ms. Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan, Moderator

The High Court, Dublin

Barry O’Neill

Eugene F. Collins; Dublin, Ireland

Jenny Clift

UNCITRAL; Vienna, Austria

Kathryn Coleman

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; New York, USA

Glen Davis QC

 3-4 South Square London

Look Chan Ho

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; London

Annerose Tashiro

Schultze & Braun, Achern, Germany

10:15-11:15 a.m.

America Now!

A panel of eminent U.S. professionals will discuss current trends in U.S. insolvencies and restructurings, explore current legislation, comment on developments in the financial sector for distressed lending and highlight any emerging trends.

Mark Shaw, Moderator

BDO; London

Corinne Ball

Jones Day; New York, USA

John (Jack) Wm. Butler, Jr.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Chicago, USA

Hon. Arthur J. Gonzalez

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); New York, USA

Gregg Pritchard


Albert Togut

Togut, Segal & Segal, LLP; New York, USA

Bettina M. Whyte

Alvarez & Marsal; New York, USA


11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

What Does the Future Hold for the Airline Industry?

Michael Cox, Moderator

Seabury Group LLC; New York, USA

Michael McAteer

Grant Thornton; Dublin

Paul Schütz

Chief Executive, Aer Arran; Dublin

Bruce R. Zirinsky

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; New York, USA


1:00–2:30 p.m.


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Join us for lunch including an address by

Gordon Stewart

President of INSOL International

Allen & Overy LLP; London

2:30–3:15 p.m.

Developments in the “Offshore” Jurisdictions

Mark Fennessy, Moderator

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; London

Fraser Hern

Walkers; Hong Kong

Robin J. Mayor

Conyers Dill & Pearman Limited; Bermuda

Jeremy Walton

Appleby; Cayman Islands

Jeremy Wessels

Mourant Ozannes; Guernsey


3:45-5:00 p.m.

The Sovereign Debt Crisis in the Eurozone

Neil Cooper, Moderator

Zolfo Cooper; London

Timothy B. DeSieno

Bingham McCutchen LLP; New York

Rod Ensor

Matheson Ormsby Prentice; Dublin

Enrica Maria Ghia

Studio Legale Ghia; Milan, Italy

George B. Bazinas

Bazinas Law Firm; Athens, Greece

5:00–5:15 p.m.

Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Ian G. Williams

ABI Vice-President, International Committee; London

5:15–6:15 p.m.

Cocktails & Canapes

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