Friday, September 8, 2006
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Ian G. Williams, Symposium Chair, ABI Director and International
Committee Co-Chair, Geldards LLP, Nottingham, U.K.
Welcome by the President of the ABI
Hon. Wesley W. Steen, United States Bankruptcy Court, Houston
Chapter 15, The Model Law and the Statutory Instrument
Chapter 15-vs. Sec. 304; How good is the Model Law? Will the
approach to cross-border restructuring continue to prevail in Europe?
International Insolvencies – The European Approach
How will greater Europe respond to developments in the U.S. and U.K.?
What is the likelihood of other European countries following the U.K.
adopting the Model Law. What are the implications for the EU
Regulation? Are the available systems in Europe as effective as
the Model Law?
Guest Speaker – Tony Blankley
A native of London, Blankley is the Editorial page editor of The
Washington Times and the author of The West’s Last Chance: Will We Win
the Clash of Civilizations?
Including an address by ABI Immediate Past President, John
Penn, Haynes & Boone; Fort Worth, Tex.
Sector Specialists – Automotive
The U.S. automotive industry in crisis and
“knock on” effect for Europe. The possibility of rehabilitating
the industry through effective restructuring and available mechanisms
. What does the future hold, and how will existing high-profile
restructuring shape further thinking?
Sector Specialists – Retail
The rise of the Internet: is it the total demise of retail as we know
The future for retail and implications for s take holders and landlords.
Restructuring techniques in the 21st Century.
Sector Specialists – Aviation
Does chapter 11 give U.S.-based airline an unfair advantage?
How effective are airlines restructurings? Lessons for Europe's
major airlines. Anatomy of an airline restructuring.
Chairman’s Closing Remarks
Cocktails and Canapés