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  • Save the date ! Conférence du 28 octobre 2016 – Banque de France, Paris

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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 Brexit change everything?

This unique, one-day conference will attempt to provide answers to the questions arising in this context.

Keynote speech:

François Villeroy de Galhau, Gouvernor of Banque de France

Round-table discussion #1

Potential consequences of a Brexit on practices as regards financial restructuring – the end of the scheme of arrangement in the European Union – How should English corporate insolvency law evolve in the future?

Felix Steffek, University of Cambridge
David Chijner, DLA Piper, Paris
Mr Justice Snowden, High Court Judge of England and Wales

Moderator: Julie Miecamp, Reorg Research

——— Break ———

Round-table discussion #2

What insolvency law should apply to corporates in the European Union?

Keynote speeches:
Mihaela Carpus Carcea, Civil Justice Policy, European Commission Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers
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
Ken Liang, Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management
Donald Bernstein, partner, Davis Polk Wardell

Moderator: Sophie Vermeille, Droit & Croissance

——— Lunch break ———

Keynote speech:

Benoît Coeuré, member of the executive board of the European Central Bank
Corso Bavagnoli, Head of the Financial Affairs Division, French Minister of Finance

Round-table discussion #3

The advantages of effective insolvency law in the context of the banking union – An analysis of the situation in Italy.

Monica Marcucci, Senior Counsel, Banca d’Italia
Michael Sheren, Senior Advisor of the Bank of England
Jose Garrido, Senior Counsel, International Monetary

Moderator: Mario Oliviero, Reorg Research

——— Break ———

Round-table discussion #4

Current challenge: Financial restructuring and the complications caused by the bond market: The risks of high yield. Are we ready?

Keynote Speech:
Garry Simmons, Managing Director, Association for Financial Markets in Europe

Jose Maria Jauregui, Lazars, Madrid
Jean-François Cizain, head of restructuring, Messier Maris
Stephen Portsmouth, Société Générale

Moderator: Sophie Vermeille (Droit & Croissance)

One-day conference at the Banque de France Conference Center including reception and buffet.

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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 !