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Leaving stormy waters to sail away for new horizons

Insolvency is often linked to a certain fatalism, especially in times of crisis. 

How could we blame such an assessment considering the successive distressful events that we are facing since 2019 for various reasons (COVID-19, energy crisis, etc…)?

However, insolvency may also mean a fresh start for companies, and even new business opportunities. Distress situations may also enable companies to rethink their models, strategies, and approach to the market. 

Moreover, nowadays, more jurisdictions provide with pre-insolvency tools that would allow a turnaround before it is too late. Many legislators shape their insolvency legislations in a flexible way in order to adapt the tools to each situation and favour restructuring (as opposed to bankruptcy) while maintaining a balance between various (antagonistic)interests (existing creditors, new lenders, old shareholders, new shareholders, etc.).

The challenges go beyond the restructuring in itself. Once the crisis peak is overcome, what would be the most effective strategies to attract investors and to deal with creditors while a company undergoes a long-term reorganisation? Do we see newcomers in the restructuring landscape?

We are very pleased to invite you to join this seminar where we will seek to shed a new light on insolvency and highlight the business opportunities behind pre-insolvency, insolvency and beyond. The programme will also provide sound input and guidance from lenders/investors’ perspective, which will enlighten our legal horizons as legal practitioners.

The event is organised in cooperation with the Young Member Group of INSOL Europe and AIJA. The last seminar that the two parties organised together was in-person event on Mallorca in June 2019, which was a huge success.

The seminar will take place in Seville, Spain, a beautiful city where modernity and Andalusian traditions merge to form a unique atmosphere. Seville is the perfect place to continue to strengthen our ties and to enjoy a memorable social moment that we prefer to be kept secret at this stage! We count on you!


INSOL Europe Representatives

Paul Newson
Chief Executive Officer

 APAC OC (1)

Hannah Denney
Chief Operating Officer


The event is organised in cooperation with the Young Member Group of INSOL Europe and AIJA



AIJA Commissions involved
  • Insolvency



Address: Calle Dr. Pedro de Castro, 1, 41004 Sevilla
18:00 - 20:00

Address: Calle Dr. Pedro de Castro, 1, 41004 Sevilla

Address: Calle Dr. Pedro de Castro, 1, 41004 Sevilla


Address: Calle Dr. Pedro de Castro, 1, 41004 Sevilla
09:00 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:00

  • Elena Lopez, Ius + Aequitas Abogadoss, Spain
  • Philippe Sylvestre, Brucher Thieltgen & Partners, Luxembourg
  • Geraldo Fonseca, Fonseca Vannucci Abreu Advogados, Brazil
  • Stefan Ramel, Guildhall Chambers, United Kingdom
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00

Tools and strategy to foresee a distress situation before it escalates to insolvency

  •  Marine Simonnot, UGGC AVOCATS, France
  • Alexander Georgiev, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., Bulgaria
  • Christine Beneke, Qivive Rechtsanwalts mbH, Germany-France
  • Daniel Radwanski, Schoenherr Halwa, Poland
  • Fanny Laune, Simont Braun, Belgium
13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:00

This is a legal role play in which participants, divided into groups, take on different roles in a business/legal case involving companies from different jurisdictions, restructuring procedures and the involvement of states in supporting distressed companies.

  • Armando Perna, Pozzi & Partners, Italy
15:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:15

  • Stéphanie Oneyser, Walder Wyss Ltd., Switzerland
  • Mateusz Kalinski and Karol Tatara, Kancelaria Tatara i Wspólnicy sp.k., Poland
  • Bart Heynickx, Altius Law Firm, Belgium
  • Luke Harrison, Keidan Harrison LLP, United Kingdom
16:15 - 17:00

  • Robert Peldán, Borenius Attorneys Ltd, Finland
  • Mylène Boché-Robinet, BOCHE DOBELLE AVOCATS, France
  • Andreas Dimmling, GSK Stockmann, Germany

Address: Calle Betis, 69, 41010 Sevilla


Address: Calle Dr. Pedro de Castro, 1, 41004 Sevilla
10:00 - 10:45

Balance between the confidentiality, good faith in doing business and listed companies.

  • Georg Wabl, Binder GRÖSSWANG, Austria
  • Georges-Louis Harang, Addleshaw Goddard Europe LLP, France
  • Giuseppe Salsarulo, Donativi e Associati, Italy
  • Elias Lambrianos, Managing Editor- EMEA LCM (Debtwire ABS, Debtwire Europe, Debtwire CEEMEA), United Kingdom
10:45 - 11:15

11:15 - 12:00

  • Paulo Nasser, M Nasser Dispute Resolution, Brazil
  • Aleks Valkov, Stewarts Law LLP, United Kingdom
  • Kerstin Arnesson, Walder Wyss Ltd., Switzerland
  • Simona Cecyte, Law firm Ellex Valiūnas ir partneriai, Lithuania
12:00 - 12:45

  • Elaina Bailes, Stewarts Law LLP, United Kingdom
  • Florian Schiller, PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH, Germany
  • Klaudia Fratczak-Kospin, Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr, Poland
12:45 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00


Address: Patio de Banderas, 41004 Sevilla

Address: Paseo de las Delicias, 41012 Sevilla

Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

General terms and conditions

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It is recommended for each participant to purchase a cancellation and travel insurance.

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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.

Prepare your stay

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Practical Information

Website: http://www.melia.com/

Link: AIJA/INSOL Europe Young Members Group (YMG) Joint Conference (melia.com)

  • Double room for single use: 150 €
  • Double: 165 €
    • The rates indicated are per room per night and include breakfast.
    • 10% taxes included.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Until 14 days before arrival without cancellation costs
  • Between 13 and 7 days before arrival, the cost of a one-night stay will be billed to the credit card for cancellation costs
  • Less than 6 days before arrival, the total cost of the entire stay will be billed to the credit card for cancellation costs

Organising Committee

Elena LOPEZ bufete ius aequitas abogados (SPAIN)
Paulo NASSER M Nasser Dispute Resolution (BRAZIL)
Clarissa NITSCH Clarissa Nitsch (AUSTRIA)
Stéphanie ONEYSER Walder Wyss Ltd. (SWITZERLAND)
Robert PELDáN Borenius Attorneys Ltd (FINLAND)


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