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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 involved
  • Insolvency

Programme

Programme - Insolvency Commission Day

15:00 - 15:30

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

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

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


Register here: https://bit.ly/2Ji5k29 

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Scholarships

If you are a lawyer under 35 years old and meet the requirements, apply to our Scholarship Programme for this event. You can check more details here.

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 LK Law LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)
Ferenc BALLEGEER FB-tax (BELGIUM)
Luana BARROS Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello Advogados (BRAZIL)
Marc BUCHMANN Fischer Ramp Buchmann ltd (SWITZERLAND)
Alisa BURKHARD Vectra Advisors (SWITZERLAND)
Davide CANEPA Watson Farley & Williams (ITALY)
Daria CAPOTORTO Tonucci & Partners (ITALY)
Gustavo COELHO Bastilho Coelho Advogados (BRAZIL)
Silvia DAHLBERG Advokatfirman Vinge KB (SWEDEN)
John DAVIES Farrer & Co (UNITED KINGDOM)
Jeroen DE CONINCK DC Advocaten BV (BELGIUM)
Jérôme DEBRAS LEGALIM (FRANCE)
Carlos Federico DELRAZO OCHOA Ecija Mexico, S.C. (MEXICO)
Marika DEVAUX MAAT avocat (FRANCE)
Bérangère DIOT Cabinet d'avocats CADIOU BARBE LAROQUE (FRANCE)
Lauren EVANS Kingsley Napley LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)
Adam FLACKS LK Law LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)
Hannah FRY 39 Essex Chambers’ Commercial and Construction Team (UNITED KINGDOM)
Inga GEORGE boesling IP Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB (GERMANY)
Bruno GUARNIERI Farroco Abreu Advogados (BRAZIL)
Bernd HAUCK Kellerhals Carrard (SWITZERLAND)
Nicolas HERREN Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd (SWITZERLAND)
Hendrikje HERRMANN Lebuhn & Puchta Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Solicitor mbB (GERMANY)
Audrey JARRETON Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg SARL (LUXEMBOURG)
Rainer KASPAR PHH Rechtsanwält:innen GmbH (AUSTRIA)
Inka KNAPPERTSBUSCH CMS Hasche Sigle P. v. RAe u. StB mbB (GERMANY)
Julie KöLZER-WARNECKE M&S Law S.à r.l. (LUXEMBOURG)
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 DOLCI CERRETA MASSARO S.T.P. a R.L. (ITALY)
Edvinas MESKYS Edvinas Meskys (attorney) (LITHUANIA)
Anda MIZE Eleving Vehicle Finance, AS (LATVIA)
Stefan MUELLER Wenger Vieli AG (SWITZERLAND)
Katie NEWBURY Kingsley Napley LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)
Ansam OKBANI RICHEMONT DELVISO (FRANCE)
Alessandro PACI RP Legal & Tax Associazione Professionale (ITALY)
Krzysztof PAWLAK Schoenherr Halwa sp.k. (POLAND)
Armando PERNA Cappelli RCCD Studio Legale (ITALY)
Jacopo PIEMONTE De Berti Jacchia (ITALY)
Lars RAEDSCHELDERS Fieldfisher LLP (BELGIUM)
Martin RAUBER Eversheds Sutherland Ltd.. (SWITZERLAND)
Eliana RIVERA Lacco S.A.S. (COLOMBIA)
Pierre-Yves SAMSON SAMSON (FRANCE)
Christian SAUER BCLP (FRANCE)
Thomas SEEBER Stadler Völkel Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)
Claire SHEPHERD Travers Smith LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)
Malini SKANDACHANMUGARASAN Doyle Clayton (UNITED KINGDOM)
Eleni SKOUFARI LCI Law (GREECE)
Charlotte TREGUNNA Peters & Peters (UNITED KINGDOM)
Sanne VAN RUITENBEEK Pallas Advocaten (NETHERLANDS)
Dirk WIEGANDT HANEFELD (GERMANY)
Lukas WIESER Zeiler Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)
Clemens WILLVONSEDER Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)
Christopher WOLTERS Blomstein Part mbB (GERMANY)

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