Insolvency Commission Day

Online

10 November 2020  /  15:00 - 19:15 CET


The world has changed in the past few months. As COVID-19 swept the globe and economies were shuttered, governments provided unprecedented levels of support to help businesses survive and to avoid massive bankruptcies. So too were insolvency regimes adapted to make them more debtor friendly.

The actions taken by the governments during the pandemic confirm the general trend towards state interference in strategically important sectors.

In recognition of this, the Insolvency Commission is holding 2 webinars during its Commission Day on 10 November 2020 on state intervention in insolvent companies.

The first session will be a debate between rival groups of panellists arguing for and against the following proposition: To act or not to act, that is the question: should states ever protect insolvent companies or intervene in insolvency proceedings? During the session, the participants will be encouraged to vote on the main topics and, at the end, choose the winners.

The second session will be a comparative law seminar on the different insolvency measures introduced by states in response to COVID-19. The session complements the forthcoming jurisdictional guide being published by the Insolvency Commission.

Both sessions will include practical tips to help members advise clients on the opportunities and pitfalls of the measures discussed.

Of course, no AIJA event would be complete without making time to socialise. This day is no exception and a social event will conclude the proceedings.

The day will start at 3pm CET with a welcome session when time will also be made for new members to introduce themselves (should they wish), and for members to raise any business. The seminars will then follow with breaks for members to check their emails etc. The social event will commence at around 6.15pm and the day will end at around 7.15pm CET.

We look forward to welcoming you on 10 November

More information about the schedule and the speakers can be found under the programme section of this page

Please fill in this form if you want to attend any part of our social programme.

Organising Committee

  • Chris Atkinson, Lipman Karas LLP
  • Armando Perna, Pozzi & Partners

All academic sessions are recorded and shared in the Resource Centre the week after the events.


This event takes place during:

AIJA Commissions Month

20 October - 20 November 2020

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AIJA Commissions

  • Insolvency

Programme - Insolvency Commission Day

Tuesday 10 November 2020

15:00 » 15:30
Welcome Address by the AIJA President and the Insolvency Commission
The day will start at 3pm CET with a welcome session when time will also be made for new members to introduce themselves (should they wish), and for members to raise any business.
15:30 » 16:30
To act or not to act, that is the question: should states ever protect insolvent companies or intervene in insolvency proceedings?
The first session will be debate between rival groups of panellists arguing for and against the following proposition: To act or not to act, that is the question: should states ever protect insolvent companies or intervene in insolvency proceedings? During the session, the participants will be encouraged to vote on the main topics and, at the end, choose the winners.

Moderators:
  • Armando Perna, Pozzi & Partners, Italy 
  • Paulo Magalhães Nasser, M Nasser Advocacia Estratégica, Brazil
Speakers: 
  • Tsvetelina Georgieva, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., Bulgaria
  • Oneyser Stéphanie, Walder Wyss, Switzerland
  • Ruairi Rynn, William Fry, Ireland
  • Georg Wabl, BINDER GRÖSSWANG, Austria
  • Koki Tada, Hayabusa Asuka Law Offices, Japan
17:00 » 18:00
Comparative law seminar on the different insolvency measures introduced by states in response to COVID-19
The session complements the forthcoming jurisdictional guide being published by the Insolvency Commission.

Moderators: 
  • Chris Atkinson, Lipman Karas, United Kingdom
  • Marine Simonnot, UGGC Avocats, France

Speakers: 
  • Frans Crul, Dentons, The Netherlands 
  • Anna Czornik, Olesiński i Wspólnicy, Poland 
  • Roman Graf, Lenz & Staehelin, Switzerland 
  • Luciana Monduzzi, Luciana Monduzzi Figueiredo Advocacia, Brazil 
18:15 » 19:15

Practical information

Useful resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged businesses around the world into financial difficulty and led to an unprecedented surge of emergency legislation in virtually all jurisdictions. In many jurisdictions, these measures include direct intervention in the debt enforcement and insolvency system. Governments have been quick to adopt sweeping changes to Insolvency regimes to avoid viable businesses collapsing, including relaxing rules on directors’ duties pre-insolvency and preventing creditors from seeking to place businesses into insolvency processes.

In light of this unique situation and as a helpful tool for its members, the AIJA Insolvency Commission has assembled a compilation of short factsheets providing an overview of what has happened in our members’ jurisdictions. 

Read the full report 

Insolvency

Organising Committee

Agata ADAMCZYK
Adamczyk, Liber & Współpracownicy (POLAND)

Kato AERTS
Lydian (BELGIUM)

Cherry ALMEIDA
Caland Advocaten (NETHERLANDS)

Giovanni ANGLES
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP (UNITED STATES)

Chris ATKINSON
Lipman Karas LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)

Ferenc BALLEGEER
FB-Tax & Private Wealth Law (BELGIUM)

Luana BARROS
Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello Advogados (BRAZIL)

Marc BUCHMANN
Fischer Ramp Partner AG (SWITZERLAND)

Alisa BURKHARD
Altenburger Ltd legal + tax (SWITZERLAND)

Davide CANEPA
STUDIO LEGALE MORDIGLIA (ITALY)

Daria CAPOTORTO
Tonucci & Partners (ITALY)

Gustavo COELHO
Coelho Vasques Advogados (BRAZIL)

Silvia DAHLBERG
Advokatfirman Vinge KB (SWEDEN)

John DAVIES
Farrer & Co (UNITED KINGDOM)

Jeroen DE CONINCK
Advocatenkantoor De Coninck (BELGIUM)

Jérôme DEBRAS
LEGALIM (FRANCE)

Carlos DEL RAZO
Solórzano, Carvajal, González y Pérez Correa, S.C. (MEXICO)

Liesbet DEMASURE
(BELGIUM)

Marika DEVAUX
MAAT avocat (FRANCE)

Bérangère DIOT
Cabinet d'avocats CADIOU BARBE LAROQUE (FRANCE)

Lauren EVANS
Kingsley Napley LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)

Adam FLACKS
Lipman Karas LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)

Hannah FRY
3 Hare Court Chambers (UNITED KINGDOM)

Inga GEORGE
boesling IP Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB (GERMANY)

Bruno GUARNIERI
Farroco Abreu Advogados (BRAZIL)

Bernd HAUCK
Kellerhals Carrard Basel KlG (SWITZERLAND)

Nicolas HERREN
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd (SWITZERLAND)

Hendrikje HERRMANN
Ahlers & Vogel Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB (GERMANY)

Audrey JARRETON
Stibbe Avocats (LUXEMBOURG)

Rainer KASPAR
PHH Prochaska Havranek Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG (AUSTRIA)

Katarzyna KUZMA
Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka sp.k. (POLAND)

Sophie LENS
ALTIUS (BELGIUM)

Laura MANZ
Kellerhals Carrard (SWITZERLAND)

Eliseo M. MARTíNEZ
Eliseo M. Martínez (SPAIN)

Giorgia MASSARO
Studio LegLegal (ITALY)

Edvinas MESKYS
Lietuvos jaunuju advokatu asociacija (LITHUANIA)

Johannes MEYER-MYKLESTAD
Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS (NORWAY)

Anda MIZE
European Lingerie Group (LATVIA)

Stefan MUELLER
Wenger & Vieli (SWITZERLAND)

Inka MüLLER-SEUBERT
CMS Hasche Sigle P. v. RAe u. StB mbB (GERMANY)

Katie NEWBURY
Kingsley Napley LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)

Ansam OKBANI
DELVISO-AVOCATS (FRANCE)

Alessandro PACI
R&P Legal Studio Associato (ITALY)

Krzysztof PAWLAK
Schoenherr Stangl sp.k. (POLAND)

Armando PERNA
Pozzi&Partners (ITALY)

Jacopo PIEMONTE
De Berti Jacchia (ITALY)

Lars RAEDSCHELDERS
Sherpa Law (BELGIUM)

Martin RAUBER
Eversheds Sutherland Ltd.. (SWITZERLAND)

Eliana RIVERA
Gestion Compartida S.A.S. (COLOMBIA)

Pierre-Yves SAMSON
Soffal (FRANCE)

Christian SAUER
BCLP (FRANCE)

Thomas SEEBER
Kunz Wallentin Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)

Claire SHEPHERD
Travers Smith LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)

Malini SKANDACHANMUGARASAN
Doyle Clayton (UNITED KINGDOM)

Eleni SKOUFARI
Zepos & Yannopoulos Law Firm (GREECE)

Sharaf SULTAN
(CANADA)

Charlotte TREGUNNA
Peters & Peters (UNITED KINGDOM)

Sanne VAN RUITENBEEK
Pallas Advocaten (NETHERLANDS)

Julie WARNECKE
M&S Law S.à r.l. (LUXEMBOURG)

Dirk WIEGANDT
Hanefeld (GERMANY)

Lukas WIESER
ZFZ Zeiler Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)

Clemens WILLVONSEDER
Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)

Christopher WOLTERS
Blomstein Part mbB (GERMANY)