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In these challenging times clients are looking for financing more than ever either to bridge the financial shortages they are suffering or to benefit from business opportunities or government measures.

We are therefore honored to invite you to the virtual Banking Finance and Capital Markets Commission Day on 18 November 2020 including :

  • Participation of bankers and restructuring and insolvency administrators;
  • Discussions on issues encountered by lenders/creditors/struggled borrowers;
  • Commission’s meeting;
  • Social event.

We can assure you that participating in our Commission Day will feel like being in an in person event thanks to AIJA’s virtual platform that exceeded all expectations during the Annual Congress! Expect the BFCM Commission Day to raise to those high standards.

During our two sessions you will be informed and can share your views on the current changes in  financing and refinancing negotiations.  For more details on the schedule and the speakers, please go to the programme section of this page.

1. Impact of Covid 19 on (re)financing

The Covid-19 mayhem did not spare (re)refinance deals from a legal and a business perspective. How such changes in the business and legal environment has impacted commercial negotiations and agreements drafting? Insight on both aspects will be provided by our panelists, especially from the lenders’ side.

2. (Re)financing of companies in distress

The second session will focus on ways in which clients can obtain or choose insolvency proceeds as a means of refinancing. The panel will include a turnaround and insolvency administrator, an advisor in asset based lending and a real estate financing specialist from different jurisdictions who will give profound insights in various kinds of alternatives to manage expectations (as creditor) and obligations (as debtor).

Organising Committee

  • Lars Raedschelders
  • Audrey Jarreton
  • Liesbet Demasure

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
  • Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

Programme

Programme - Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Commission Day

13:45 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:00

During this pandemic period, not only borrowers are suffering from cash flow issues or other contingencies,  banks also are anxious about the potential provisions on their loan book to come in the near future. They have difficulties to foresee how deep the recession will be, which sectors and companies will suffer the most, which makes it nearly impossible to forecast credit facilities for any term.

At the same time banks (and private debt providers) have been experiencing loan volume dips due to helicopter money from governments poured into economies, have huge capacity to lend and need to lend and thus fight for the best assets squeezing margin and structures for best borrowers. They sometimes even tag-along with state aids to ensure the sustainability of a business until state aid is made available by according bridge loans to companies to avoid bankruptcy. However, this also may be considered as a risk of a viscious circle for banks potentially leading to lower returns (RORWA).

This webinar will focus on trends in the financing markets from the banks point of view throughout Europe, Latin and Northern America and will give you some tips on how private, quasi-sovereign and sovereign clients can take advantage of these challenging circumstances with the right legal advice.

Moderator: 
  • Lars Raedschelders, Partner Corporate M&A and Finance at Sherpa Law (Belgium)
Speakers:
  • Audrey Jarreton, Counsel Banking and Finance at Stibbe (Luxemburg)
  • Jurgen Spihlmann Freiberg, Vice President Fixed Income Wealth Management Crédit Suisse Securities (USA)
  • Marcin Smolarek, Head of Banking and Finance, Partner at WKB (Poland)
  • Michal Miercznicki, Director Debt Solutions Santander Bank Polska
15:30 - 16:30

During our session, our experienced international panel will take you on the  journey of a business struggling to navigate its finance needs in the current pandemic environment, exploring its finance or refinancing options, considering whether it can use real estate security as a lever or whether its lenders might be able to use that real estate as an enforcement tool whilst trying to understand the current restrictions on enforcement across various jurisdictions and asset classes because of COVID.  Finally our journey will conclude by envisaging a post enforcement scenario and considering current legal and practical issues that a company or lender may need to be aware of. All of this whilst we try to gaze into our crystal ball to determine what a post 2020 world might look like, with or without COVID.

Moderator:
  • Bethan Waters, Partner Banking and Finance at Farrer & Co (UK)
Speakers:
  • Karl Holmes, Managing Partner, Asset Based Lending at Cadence Advisory LLP (UK)
  • Stefaan Van Dyck, Partner Real Estate Finance at Monard Law (Belgium)
  • Anton Molchanov, Counsel, Turnaround & Insolvency Administrator at Arzinger (Ukraine)
  • Stéphanie Oneyser, Senior Associate, Insolvency, Litigation and Arbitration at Walder Wyss (Switzerland)
17:00 - 18:00

18:00 - 19:00



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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.

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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