Competition Details


Welcome to the American Bankruptcy Institute Corporate Restructuring Competition. This competition provides students from leading business schools an opportunity to solve a hypothetical realistic business case of a distressed company, before an audience of experts in the turnaround/crisis management/restructuring industries.


In addition to the case presentations, there is a sponsored networking cocktail reception and a dinner with keynote remarks by Robert J. Keach, co-chair of the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11, who will share the results of the Commissions findings..


The interaction between student teams and industry professionals contributes to student development and to the professionalism of turnaround/crisis management.


Those who enter receive the case vehicle/problem by electronic mail one (1) week before the competition.

How to Enter

Please contact John Good at jgood@abi.org or (703) 739-0800.

Where and When

The 2013 case competition will occur at The Wharton School on November 7th and 8th, 2013. Lodging will be provided at Sheraton University City Hotel, 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Top Three Teams

In addition to team and individual trophies, cash prizes are awarded to the top three teams in the competition.

First place: $6,000
Second place: $3,500
Third place: $2,500

The first-place team earns a space on the Bettina M. Whyte Trophy, permanently housed at the ABI.

2013 Schedule

Thursday, November 7

6:00–7:00 pm:

Welcome reception; ABI registration desk open

Location: Sheraton University City Hotel, 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

7:00–9:00 pm:

Dinner with Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy judges, CFRP Attendees, and invited guests.

Friday, November 8

7:30–8:45 am

Breakfast - draw for team numbers

Team deliverables due at 7:30 a.m.

8:15-8:45 am Judges' Meeting
8:45–9:25 am Round 1A (Teams 1-6)
9:35–10:15 am Round 1B (Teams 7-12)
10:25-11:05 am Round 2A (Teams 1-6)
11:15-11:55 am Round 2B (Teams 7-12)
12:00-1:00 pm Judges' Scoring Meeting to determine finalists
12:15–1:45 pm Luncheon
1:00-1:30 pm First Feedback Session followed by Announcement of Finalists
2:30-3:15 pm Finalist Team 1
3:25-4:10 pm Finalist Team 2
4:20-5:05 pm Finalist Team 3
5:05–5:45 pm Judges' Scoring Meeting to determine winner
5:30–7:00 pm Cocktails, second feedback session and awards


300 Jon Huntsman Hall

The Wharton School

University of Pennsylvania

3730 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104 - 6362

Fees and Costs

Entrance Fee: $200 per team
Lodging: Included (2 rooms with double beds for each out of town team)
Meals: Included
Travel: Responsibility of each participating team




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