November 7, 2012

8:15-9:00 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 a.m.


Lorenzo Mendizabal

Epiq Systems, Inc.; New York

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Compare and Contrast U.S. and Mexican Law

The panel will explore many of the major differences between U.S. chapter 11 and the Concurso Mercantil and discuss such topics as bondholder recognition, classification of claims, creditor voting and confirmation of a reorganization plan, financing issues and sale of assets.

Michael J. Reilly, Moderator

Bingham McCutchen LLP; New York

Fernando del Castillo

Santamarina and Steta; Mexico, D.F.

Gregg M. Galardi

DLA Piper; New York

Carmen H. Lonstein

Baker & McKenzie LLP; Chicago

10:15-11:15 a.m.

Corporate Restructurings in Mexico under the Ley de Concurso Mercantil

The panel will focus on some of the significant corporate restructurings and leading bankruptcy decisions in Mexico rendered under the Ley de Concurso Mercantil. Holdings and implications from decisions such as Durango, CCM and Vitro will be discussed.

Alejandro Sainz, Moderator

Cervantes Sainz; Mexico, D.F.

John Murphy

Foley & Lardner, LLP; Miami

Javier Navarro

Baker McKenzie; Mexico, D.F.

Eugenio Torres

Rothschild; Mexico, D.F.

11:15-11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Challenges and Strategic Considerations of a Large Corporate Filing in Mexico

The panel will discuss the challenges of large filings, including the lack of DIP financing and the absolute-priority rule, labor issues, collective creditors, feasibility of pre-packaged and pre-negotiated bankruptcies, and litigation, as well as considerations related to IFECOM.

Richard J. Cooper, Moderator

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP; New York

Luis Manuel C. Mejan, Moderator

Haynes and Boone, LLP; Mexico, D.F.

Brock Edgar

FTI Consulting, Inc.; Toronto

Alberto Lona Sanchez

IFECOM; Mexico, D.F.

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon

Restructuring Practices in Mexico

Dr. Gerardo Rodriguez, Undersecretary of the Treasury

Dr. Rodriguez will address the view of the government on restructuring with a focus on practical experience over the past decade and the future of restructuring in Mexico.

2:00-2:45 p.m.

Cross-Border Recognition Issues between U.S. and Mexico

The panel will discuss attempts to apply creditor protections and applying the concept manifestly against public policy.

Victor A. Vilaplana, Moderator

Foley & Lardner LLP; San Diego

Dario U. Oscós Coria

OscósAbogados; Mexico, D.F.

Robin E. Phelan

Haynes and Boone, LLP; Dallas

Lisa M. Schweitzer

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP; New York

2:45-3:30 p.m.

Practical Consideration of an Out-of-Court Restructuring in Mexico

This broad panel, which includes a banker, will discuss how to effectively restructure a Mexican company. Key areas will be identified, as well aspotential pitfalls.

Carlos Valencia, Moderator

DLA Piper; Mexico, D.F.

Thomas E. Lauria

White & Case LLP; Miami

Alfonso López Melih

Lopez, Melih, Gonzalez, Facha y Estrada, S.C.; Mexico, D.F.

Jorge J. Sepúlveda Garcia

Bufete Garcia Jimeno; Mexico, D.F.

3:30-4:15 p.m.

How the Investor Community Views Investment Opportunities Mexico

Investors and a ratings agency representative will share their views on the ramifications of recent decisions on the high-yield market and distressed investments, among other topics.

Neil Augustine, Moderator

Rothschild; New York

Tanir G. Helayel

PMD Capital Management, LLC; Mexico, D.F.

Robert L. Rauch

Gramercy Advisors LLC; Greenwich, Conn.

Alberto S. Jones Tamayo

Moody's de México, S.A. de C.V.

4:15-4:30 p.m.


4:30-5:30 p.m.

Future Development of Restructuring Practice in Mexico

The panel will identify and discuss likely future trends in restructurings in Mexico, as well as projected revisions to the Concurso.

Paul J. Keenan, Jr., Moderator

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Miami

Fernando Borja

General Counsel, Banamex

Chair of the Legal Commission of the Mexican Bankers Association; Mexico, D.F.

Jaime R. Guerra Gonzalez

Guerra, Gonzalez y Asociados S.C.; Mexico, D.F.

Thomas S. Heather

Heather & Heather; Mexico, D.F.

5:30-5:45 p.m.


5:45-7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

(With heavy hors d’oeuvres) at Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City Office, 2 blocks from the Four Seasons


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