ABI

Friday, October 25, 2013

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

Sponsored by King & Spalding LLP

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Introductions

Ian G. Williams

SGH Martineau LLP; London, England

Dr. Annerose Tashiro

Schultze & Braun GmbH; Achern, Germany

Patricia A. Redmond, ABI President

Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA; Florida, USA

9:30-10:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Ignacio Tirado

Professor for Commercial Law at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Consultant at The World Bank and Advisor to the International Monetary Fund; Madrid, Spain


10:00-11:00 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.

Ronald J. Silverman, Moderator

Bingham McCutchen LLP; New York, USA

Brian Cullen

Duff & Phelps, LLC; Los Angeles, USA

Gregg M. Galardi

DLA Piper; New York, USA

Hon. Robert E. Gerber

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

Steven M. Zelin

The Backstone Group

11:00-11:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Schultze & Braun GmbH

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Anatomy of a Failed Law Firm

Albert Togut, Moderator

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

Robert T. Schmidt

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; New York, USA

Joff Mitchell

Zolfo Cooper; New York, USA

Mark Shaw

BDO LLP; London, England

Arthur J. Steinberg

King & Spalding, LLP; New York, USA

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

Sponsored by Epiq Systems, Inc.

2:30-3:15 p.m.

Renewable Energy to Be Renewed?

The Renewable Energy Sector is supposed to be booming, but it does not, in fact huge company failures hit the scenery. The panel discusses the WHY? and the WHAT NOW? Is it possible to restructure and how so? Speakers will cover solar and wind energy issues.

Daniel M. Weiß

Hengeler Mueller; Frankfurt, Germany

Alexander C. Bielig

Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance GmbH

Clemens Jargon

Jargon International Consulting; Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Reinout Vriesendorp

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.; Amsterdam, Netherlands

3:15-3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Tea

Sponsored by hww wienberg wilhelm

3:30-4:30 p.m.

"Video Killed the Radio Star"

We live in the so called information and communication times. But the media carrying these information are in distressed situation. The entire industry faces a strategic turmoil, be it DVDs, CDs, newspapers, magazine or books. The panel will address the change of lifestyle, the adaption of the business and its failures.

Robert J. Feinstein

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; New York, USA

Dr. Ulrich Hermann

Wolters Kluwer Germany Holding GmbH

Stephan Kolmann

Noerr LLP; Munich, Germany

Michael Quinn

William Fry; Dublin, Ireland

4:30-5:30 p.m.

"The German Insolvency Law Revolutions – Mr. Creditor. Welcome back. We missed you."

A panel of German insolvency professionals will discuss the recent reform of the German insolvency regime and its implications for the stakeholders in restructuring and/or insolvency proceedings and share their views and experience on the practical application of the reformed law with the audience.

Frank Tschentscher; Moderator

Schultze & Braun GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

Riaz K. Janjuah

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Hamburg, Germany

Dr. Steffen Koch

hww wienberg wilhelm, Hannover, Germany

Michael Otten

HSH Nordbank AG, Hamburg, Germany

Judge Eberhard Nietzer

Vice-President of the Insolvency Court; Heilbronn, Germany

5:30-5:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Ian G. Williams

SGH Martineau LLP; London, England

Dr. Annerose Tashiro

Schultze & Braun GmbH; Achern, Germany

5:45-6:30 p.m.

Cocktails & Canapés

Sponsored by Seabury Group LLC

 

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