International Insolvency

Cross-Border Bankruptcy Issues

The panelists will tackle the domestic reach of a foreign stay (Sanjel); non-U.S. companies filing for chapter 11 and the consequences thereof (Ocean Fisheries); recognition of foreign judgments more generally; and recent cases filed in Canada (Concordia and the CBCA).

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The Morning After OPEC Goes Broke

Various factors have combined to result in low crude oil prices that are not expected to rebound significantly and not to a point where OPEC countries will be able to cover their operating deficits. This panel will explore the issues facing the OPEC countries and discuss how these issues will impact the global economy and insolvency practice in the coming years.

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How to Find Hidden Foreign Assets Here and There

The panel explores the challenges with foreign asset discovery in chapter 15 proceedings. Most foreign discovery is obtained either pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 2004 or through the application of the Hague Convention. But how effective are these methods given the cumbersome and often complicated process of obtaining discovery? Are there more effective and efficient methods toward obtaining these results? Do other foreign jurisdictions have less cumbersome and more expedited processes to propound this type of discovery?

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Should We File It Here or There? Venue Options in Cross-Border Cases

Hosted by the International and Young & New Members Committees

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Contracting Out of Bankruptcy: Domestic and International Considerations

This panel will explore the effectiveness (and, sometimes, lack thereof) of creditor strategies to restrict by contract a borrower’s ability to obtain bankruptcy relief, whether by limiting the ability of a corporate borrower to seek bankruptcy relief without certain stakeholder approvals, limiting the type of available bankruptcy relief, choosing which country’s bankruptcy laws will apply to an insolvency proceeding involving the borrower, bankruptcy-remote structuring techniques, and other means. For example, the U.S.

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Caribbean Track: Recent Opinions and Orders Under PROMESA and Their Impact on Puerto Rico’s Future

This panel will examine the effects thus far of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), as well as Puerto Rico’s economy, including where it came from, where it is now and where it is going.

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Caribbean Track: Strategic Use of Independent Directors in Multi-Jurisdictional Insolvency Proceedings

This panel will explore the roles, responsibilities, benefits, and liabilities in using independent directors through multi-jurisdictional insolvency proceedings and will discuss using directors strategically throughout the life of a company. The panelists will explain the three typical stages of a company where directors could be instructed — going concern, insolvency, and emergence from a restructuring — then explain the roles and responsibilities at each of these appointments.

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US Track: Issues Facing Community and Critical-Access Hospitals: What Is the Answer, and When Is It Too Good to Be True?

What are critical-access hospitals, and why are they important? This panel will discuss alternative solutions to producing additional cash flow for failing hospitals, which need to be closely scrutinized by health care professionals familiar with licensing, reimbursement, anti-kickbacks and patient-brokering limitations.

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Caribbean Track: Insolvency Remedies for Offshore Fraud: Closing the Net on the Bad Guys

Recent developments in offshore law have increased the effectiveness of the tools available to trace and recover assets through the offshore insolvency process. This panel will be conducted in a formal debate style, using the format of first proposition followed by first opposition, then second proposition followed by second opposition. The debates will look at the illegality defense, clawback claims, the dishonesty test and foreign officeholder recognition, among other issues. Each debate will be seven minutes with a four-minute closing, followed by a vote.

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