Insolvency Institute

III Special Members’ meeting - COVID-19 Legal & Practice Responses Globally

Zoom Teleconference
May 19, 2020

III Special Members' Meeting
Tuesday May 19, 2020, 9:00 am Eastern (New York) time

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The World Health Organization reports that there are now over 2.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, 176,000 deaths, affecting 213 countries. Across the globe, insolvency regulators and practitioners are adjusting their practices, including electronic examinations, virtual creditor meetings, deferral of foreclosures, and new safe harbours for directors acting in good faith when their companies are facing liquidity problems due to the impact of COVID-19. Join us for a special 90 minute meeting of III members to hear a snapshot of innovations globally.

Chair: Justice Barbara Romaine, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, Canada


9:00 am Introduction, Dr. Janis Sarra, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, Canada

9:05 am Asia developments, Patrick Ang, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Singapore

9:15 am European Union developments, Dr. Ignacio Tirado, Secretary-General, UNIDROIT, Italy

9:25 am France update, Hélène Bourbouloux, FHB, Administrateur Judiciaire, France

9:30 am Canada developments, Chief Justice Geoffry Morawetz, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Canada

9:40 am United States developments, Judge Louise De Carl Adler, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California

9:50 am Latin America Region developments, Javier Armando Lorente, Studio Lorente & Lopez, Argentina

10:00 am Discussion with members

10:25 am Closing remarks, Debra Grassgreen, Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones LLP, President III

10:30 am Meeting ends

We do ask that ONLY III Members and NextGen attend this meeting. However, the session will be recorded and available on the III website for viewing for III Members who cannot attend the live session as well as sharing with colleagues.


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