Navigating Through Troubled Waters; Current Trends in International Maritime and Energy Insolvencies

Bilbao

28 September 2017 - 30 September 2017


The Transport, Insolvency and Energy Law Commissions are delighted to announce the Seminar "Navigating Through Troubled Waters; Current Trends in International Maritime and Energy Insolvencies” which will take place in Bilbao on 28th to 30th September.
 
Following the financial 2008 crisis, both the Maritime and Energy sectors have been seriously and adversely affected, resulting in remarkable cross-border insolvencies of large or leading corporations in the field. The Seminar will be devoted to the study and analysis, from a multi-jurisdictional perspective, of the whole spectrum of multinational insolvencies procedures, paying special attention to a pragmatic approach of the matter and to real-life situations.
 
Highlights of the Seminar will include:
 
- Pre-Bankruptcy arrangements.
- Recent updates in Maritime and Energy Insolvencies
- The interplay between Insurance and Insolvencies
- Ammunition for the counter parties; debtors Vs creditors
- Panel discussion on Forum Shopping alternatives.
 
Bilbao is the heart of a metropolis where more than a million people live. It is the centre of the economic-social development and the main factor of the modernisation of the Bay of Biscay. The great architectural and infrastructure projects have been the driving force of the urban and economic regeneration of the city. The city is the capital of the area of Biscay and is surrounded by a fertile landscape with forests, mountains, beaches and steep coasts.
 
A city of contrasts, Bilbao has the unexpected duality of things to do, see and eat in an urban landscape with elements of a country setting. Look to the left, and you will see a futuristic tram silently gliding along the old street; to the right, the river is lined with pastel, crackling buildings seemingly untouched since they were built.
 
Join us and let the OC welcome you before you enjoy the wonders of this multi contrast beautiful city and you get scientifically stimulated by a vast diversification of top prepared speakers.


AIJA Commissions

  • Environmental and Energy Law
  • Insolvency
  • Transport Law

Event fees

+ VAT if applicable<= 2017-09-07> 2017-09-07

AIJA Member < 35290,00  €365,00  €
AIJA Member >= 35340,00  €415,00  €
Non AIJA Member < 35390,00  €465,00  €
Non AIJA Member >= 35440,00  €515,00  €
Speaker290,00  €365,00  €
In-House Counsel150,00  €150,00  €

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Full programme

Navigating Through Troubled Waters; Current Trends in International Maritime and Energy Insolvencies

Thursday 28 September 2017

18:00
Registration
20:00
Welcome cocktail at Bilbao Port Authority
21:00 » 23:00
Optional dinner at Pintxos
Not included in the registration fees, tickets can be purchased on registration form

Friday 29 September 2017

08:00 » 09:00
Registration at Deusto University
09:00 » 09:30
Introduction to the Seminar by AIJA President
Wiebe de Vries, BloomTax B.V., The Netherlands
09:30 » 11:00
Seminar session 1: Financing Arrangements Pre-Bankruptcy
Moderator:
Hector Sbert, Perez (Spain) 
Speakers:
Yiannis Timagenis, Timagenis Law (Greece)
Christian Reinert, Ince & Co (Germany)
Jennifer L. Hoovers, Van Steenderen MainportLawyers (Netherlands) 
Olivia Delagrange, Kennedys (Spain) 
11:00 » 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 » 13:00
Seminar session 2: Recent Updates in International Maritime Insolvencies (Hanjin and OW Bunker)
Moderator:
F. Javier Zabala, Meana Green Maura & Co (Spain)
Speakers:
Panel Discussion: Maritime Credits and Liens vs International Insolvencies –Digesting the Latest Judicial Resolutions Throughout the E.U. and the U.S. 
Anders Fournais, Hafnia (Denmark)
Hendrikie Herrman, Ahlers & Vogel (Germany)
Ruud De Houwer
, Astrea (Belgium)
Jeremy Herschaft, Blank Rome (Houston, TX, USA)
13:00 » 14:00
Lunch
14:00 » 15:30
Seminar session 3: “Insolvent, insured and in the frame; the interplay between insolvency and insurance”
Moderator:
Tom Turner, Hill Dickinson (United Kingdom)
Speakers:
Tom Turner, Hill Dickinson, (United Kingdom)
Carlos Llorente, Deusto University (Spain)
Robert Hoepel, AKD (Netherlands)
Sebastien Lootgieter (France)
15:30 » 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 » 17:30
Seminar session 4: Options for Debtors to Consider
Moderator:
Maria Zabala, Abbantia Law Firm (Spain)
Speakers:
Nick Vangeneugden, Bettens, De Cocker, Van Hemelen (Belgium)
Erik Luten, Keppelhout & Korthals (Netherlands) 
Thierry Auhsburger, Bratschi (Switzerland) 
20:00
Dinner at Sociedad Bilbaina

Saturday 30 September 2017

09:30 » 11:00
Seminar session 5: Tools for Creditors to Protect their Interests
Moderator:
Eva Maria Braje, Endemann – Schmidt (Germany)
Speakers:
Camilla Sogaard, Bech-Brunn (Denmark)
Christian Hernandez, ISOLAS (Gibraltar)
Lisanne van Baren, Van Traa (Netherlands)
Jorge Velasco Fernandez, AXPO Iberia (Spain) 
Jaime Soroa, Meana Green Maura & Co (Spain)
11:00 » 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 » 13:00
Seminar session 6: Panel Discussion/Keynote Speaker: Forum Shopping in Insolvency Proceedings
Moderator:
Anouk Rosielle, Dentons Boekel NV (Netherlands)
Speakers:
Mateus Andrade, Andrade Dias (Portugal) 
Krijn Hoogenboezem, Dentons Boekel NV (Netherlands) 
Arthur Steinmann, Fleet Hamburg (Germany) 
13:00 » 14:00
Lunch
14:30 » 17:30
Optional afternoon social program - Guided visit to the Guggenheim Museum
Included in the registration fees.
17:30 » 19:30
Optional dinner & boat tour
Not included in the registration fees, tickets can be purchased on registration form

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Practical information

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Accommodation:

Not included in the registration fee and is at the participant’s expense.
We have secured a limited number of rooms at the:
 
Hotel Meliá Bilbao
Lehendakari Leizaola 29, Bilbao, Spain
Phone +34 94 428 0000
www.MeliaBilbao.com
 
EUR 145.00 single per room per night 
EUR 160.00 double per room per night
Including breakfast and VAT. City tax excluded

In order to book your hotel room, please send an email to the reservation department reservas.melia.bilbao@melia.com with attention to Ainara Gutiérrez and MariCarmen Madueño – Reservations Department (Tel. +34 94 428 00 80).

ILUNION Bilbao (Secondary Hotel)
Rodriguez Arias, 66, 48013, Bilbao, Spain
Phone +34 66 303 0857
www.IlunionBilbao.com

EUR 140.00 single per room per night 
EUR 153.00 double per room per night
Including breakfast and VAT. City tax excluded

In order to book your hotel room, please use the following reservation link, with code AIJA17

Organizing Committee

Marisa HERNANDEZ
ISOLAS (GIBRALTAR)

Jeremy HERSCHAFT
Blank Rome LLP (UNITED STATES)

Anouk ROSIELLE
Dentons Boekel N.V. (NETHERLANDS)

Hector SBERT PEREZ
LAWANTS- Lawyers & Accountants (SPAIN)

Javier ZABALA
MEANA GREEN, MAURA & Co (SPAIN)

Maria ZABALA
ABBANTIA LAW FIRM (SPAIN)