Insolvency Institute

First Annual III Conference - International Insolvency in the New Millenium

New York, NY
June 11 - 12, 2001

Conference Co-Chairs:
John A. Barrett, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Houston, Texas
E. Bruce Leonard, Cassel Brock & Blackwell LLP, Toronto, ONT, Canada

Monday, June 11, 2001

9:15-10:00  Keynote Address: "Time Bombs and Banana Peels-Looming Global Economic and Financial Issues and Concerns"
Roger M. Kubarych, Senior Fellow, International Economics and Finance Council on Foreign Relations, New York City

Time Bombs and Banana Peels

10:30-12:15  Financing an International Reorganization: What Works & What Doesn't
Chair: John A. Barrett, Flubirght & Jaworski LLP, Houtson, Texas
Speakers: James E. Millstein, Lazard Freres, New York City
Mark H. Popieluch, Bank of America, San Francisco, California
L. Thomas Sperry, UBS Warburg, New York City
Mark A. Walker, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York City

2:00-3:30  Issues and Solutions for Mass Claims and Contingent Liabilities in Multinational Reorganizations
Co-Chairs: Stephen H. Case, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York City
Robert J. Rosenberg, Latham & Watkins, New York City
Speakers: D.J. Baker, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York City
Letitia Chambers, Chambers Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C.
Elihu Inselbuch, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, New York City

3:35-4:30  Handling an International Insolvency Under the New Chapter 15: It's Not Like 304
Co-Chairs: Evan D. Flaschen, Bingham Dana, Hartford, Connecticut
Daniel M. Glosband, Goodwin, Proctor LLP, Boston, Massachusetts
Speaker: Professor Jay L. Westbrook, University of Texas at Austin

House Version of Chapter 15 (H.R. 333, April 2001)

Legislative Commentary to Chapter 15

4:30-5:30  The Ten Most Important International Bankruptcy Cases of All Time
Chair: Evelyn H. Biery, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Houston, Texas
Speakers: Hon. Allan L. Gropper, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, New York City
Bernard Hanotiau, CMS Derks Star Busmann Hanotiau, Brussels, Belgium
Professor Jay L. Westbrook, University of Texas at Austin

Bankruptcy in Belgium (Bernard Hanotiau)

Tuesday, June 12, 2001

9:15-10:45  Co-ordinating Multinational Insolvencies and Reorganizations
Chair: Richard A. Gitlin, Bingham Dana, Hartford, Connecticut
Speakers: Mr. Justice J.M. Farley, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto, Canada
Hon. Burton R. Lifland, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Gabriel Moss, 3-4 South Square Chambers, London, England
Hon. Ralph R. Zulman, Supreme Court of Appeal, Parklands, South Africa

Co-ordinating Multinational Insolvencies and Reorganizations (Gabriel Moss)

Reflections on "Singer" and "Foreign Representatives" (Gabriel Moss)

Co-ordinating Cross-Border Insolvency Cases (E. Bruce Leonard)

Application to Appoint Foreign Representatives in Re The Singer Company, N.V. et al (S.D.N.Y., September 1999)

11:15-12:30  The New International Landscape for Reorganizations and Restructurings
Chair: Leonard H. Gilbert, Holland & Knight LLP, Tampa, Florida
Speakers: Richard Fisher, Blake Dawson Waldron, Sydney, Australia
Thomas M. Gaa, Bialson, Bergen & Schwab, Palo Alto, California
George Kelakos, Cohn & Kelakos LLP, Bangkok, Thailand and Boston, Massachusetts
Guillermo E. Matta y Trejo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hideyuki Sakai, Law Offices of Hideyuki Sakai, Tokyo, Japan
John J. White, CMS Cameron McKenna, London, England

Cross Border Insolvency-Japan (Hideyuki Sakai)

2:00-3:30  Sovereign Country Insolvencies: Rescues, Bailouts or Mistakes?
Chair: Professor Bruce A. Markell, University of Nevada School of Law, Las Vegas
Speakers: Patrick A. Murphy, Murphy Sheneman Julian & Rogers, San Francisco, California
Robin E. Pheland, Haynes & Boone, Dallas, Texas
Nick Segal, Allen & Overy, London, England
Rhoda L. Weeks, Senior Counsel, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.

Report of The Indonesian Private Business Initiative Regarding The Indonesian Insolvency Law

Towards an Effective Indonesian Bankruptcy Law (Robin Phelan)

3:30-4:30  The INSOL Principles for Multi-Creditor Workouts in Cross-Border Cases and the Statutory Alternatives. The American Law Institute Principles for International Co-operation in Cross-Border Cases
Chair: Donald S. Bernstein, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York City
Speakers: Terry E. Bond, Barclays, London, England
Robert S. Hertzberg, Hertz, Schram & Saretsky, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Vice-President, INSOL International Professor Jay L. Westbrook, University of Texas at Austin, Main Reporter ALI Transnational Insolvency Project

International Bar Association Cross-Border Insolvency Concordat

UNCITRAL Model Law on Insolvency with Guide to Enactment

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