Insolvency law is currently facing challenges on all levels: from sole traders and small businesses, all the way up to banks and sovereign states.
While usually the exclusive territory of individual European Member States, insolvency law has become the focus of attention for the European institutions, which are aiming to create a Capital Markets Union and improve the effectiveness of the Banking Union. When compared with the United States, where the first federal law was enacted in 1800, Europe is trailing behind. Can the Member States overcome their differences? Will a Brexit change everything?
This unique, one-day conference will attempt to provide answers to the questions arising in this context.
The conference will start at 9:00 AM. There will be increased security measures at the gates. Please plan accordingly and do not forget to bring an ID.
8.30 – Arrival of attendees and registration
(Please be aware of security checks at the site entrance)
8.45 – Opening of the colloquium
by Sophie Vermeille, President of Droit & Croissance, Rules for Growth
9:00 – Keynote speeches:
François Villeroy de Galhau, Gouvernor of Banque de France
Mihaela Carpus Carcea, European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers
9:45 – Round-table discussion #1
What has made London so unique in Europe until recently? Potential consequences of a Brexit on practices as regards financial restructuring
Moderator: Julie Miecamp, Reorg Research
10:30 ——— Break ———
11:00 – Round-table discussion #2
Which insolvency law should apply to corporates in the European Union?
Vincent Aussilloux, head of the economic department, France Stratégie, Office of the French Prime Minister
Adrian Thery, partner, Garrigues
Yves Lelièvre, Head of the Commercial Courts of France
Vincent Catherine, Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management
Donald Bernstein, partner, Davis Polk Wardell
Claire Favre, Vice President Of The French Competition Authority
Moderator: Sophie Vermeille, Droit & Croissance
12:45 ——— Lunch break ———
14:30 – Keynote speech:
Sébastien Raspiller, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Corporate Financing and Financial Markets Division, Directorate-General of the Treasury, French Ministry of Finance
14:45 – Round-table discussion #3
The advantages of an effective insolvency law to facilitate the resolution of non performing loans
Silvia Giacomelli, Senior Economist, Banca d’Italia
Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, Chair in Banking and Finance Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London
Alain Demarolle, Managing director, Cerberus Capital Management
Moderator: Mario Oliviero, Reorg Research
15:45 ——— Break ———
16:00 – Round-table discussion #4
Current challenge: Financial restructuring and the difficulties raised by the development of the bond markets in Europe.
Garry Simmons, Managing Director, Association for Financial Markets in Europe
Moderator: Sophie Vermeille (Droit & Croissance)
17:00 – END OF THE CONFERENCE
One-day conference at the Banque de France Conference Center including reception and buffet.
Conference organized by the Think Tank, Rules for Growth/ Droit & Croissance with the support of AFME, Davis Polk & Wardwell, DLA Piper, Garrigues, Lazard, Messier Maris & Associés, and Reorg Research
This event will use the Swapcard system in order to provide a business friendly networking. You can already create your online business card on Swapcard and start to connect with other attendees !