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ABI’s First European Program To Focus on International Insolvency and Restructuring

September 13, 2005, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute’s International Insolvency Symposium will be heldSept. 23, 2005 at the Savoy Hotel inLondon, England.

The program will bring together top international speakers to discuss the issues of the moment in international insolvency and restructuring. Sir Gavin Lightman, Chancery Division High Court of Justice, London, will present the keynote address: Views from the Bench.

Sessions include:

  • International Forum Shopping
    This session will focus on the use of domestic insolvency procedures by foreign corporations. Is access to the U.S. system too easy? Should Cenargo and Yukos have ever happened? In the EU, what does the “Centre of Main Interest” concept mean? How can we bridge jurisdictional disputes between the two continents?
  • Hands Across the Pond: Identifying Best Practices
    What can the United States and the EU learn from each other when it comes to corporate restructurings? Should the EU gravitate toward a rehabilitative restructuring regime, similar to the U.S. chapter 11 system? What are the unique challenges faced by financial advisors and interim managers in a European restructuring?
  • Restructuring Trends in Europe
    Activities in the German NPL market, extensive law reform and a general shift away from formal insolvencies have altered the landscape in European restructurings. Different restructuring and financial techniques are part of this trend. Who are the players in this growing market, what are their roles and how do the various stakeholders interact? What does the future hold?
  • Managing an International Reorganisation
    As business becomes more global, so does finance and the consequences when things go wrong. Are out-of-court or consensual workouts still possible? Will the formal process become increasingly necessary to enforce creditor consensus? How does one manage an international reorganization with its divergent interests?

The event has attracted significant support from the industry’s top professional firms in the United States and Europe.

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