Tuesday, 6 November 2018, Townhouse, Hong Kong

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Chairs

Aisling Dwyer

Maples and Calder

A barrister by training, Aisling Dwyer specialises in complex, high value, international cross border litigation and acts in some of Asia's largest offshore corporate, insolvency/restructuring and shareholder disputes.  She is an expert in contentious matters in both the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands, and has a particular interest in take privates, statutory mergers, contentious valuations and schemes of arrangement. 

Look Chan Ho

Des Voeux Chambers

Admitted to practise in New York, England and Wales, and Hong Kong. Well-known for high level of legal expertise. Renowned expert in cross-border restructuring and insolvency. Represented debtors, creditors, insolvency practitioners and distressed investors.

Keynote Speakers

Mr Justice Harris

The High Court, Hong Kong

Dinny McMahon

Author and Fellow, MacroPolo

Dinny McMahon spent ten years as a financial journalist in China, including six years in Beijing at The Wall Street Journal, and four years with Dow Jones Newswires in Shanghai, where he also contributed to the Far Eastern Economic Review.  In 2015, he left China and The Wall Street Journal to take up a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a think tank in Washington DC, where he wrote China's Great Wall of Debt. Dinny is an Australian who currently lives in Chicago, where he works at MacroPolo, a think tank focused on Chinese economic issues.

Speakers

Joanne Collett

Walkers

Howard Lam

Latham & Watkins

Fang Wang

Judge, Company Liquidation and Bankruptcy Department, Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court

Ted Osborn

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Manoj Pillay Sandrasegara

WongPartnership

Nick Stern

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Leo Wang

Research Fellow, Asian Law Centre, University of Washington

Lingqi Wang

Fangda Partners

Programme

12.30: Welcome coffee and registration

12.45 Networking Lunch

14.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

Look Chan Ho, Des Voeux Chambers
Aisling Dwyer, Maples and Calder

14.05 First keynote speech

Mr Justice Harris, The High Court, Hong Kong

14.35. Second keynote speech

Dinny McMahon, Author and Fellow, MacroPolo

15.05: Coffee & dessert

15.35 Session one: Restructuring in the PRC - the view on the ground

The People’s Republic of China has taken big strides towards a comprehensive corporate bankruptcy regime. This began over 10 years ago, with the Enterprise Bankruptcy Law – enacted just before the global economic crisis. In light of the PRC Government's deleveraging efforts and economic restructuring efforts, the panel are expected to discuss such questions as:

  • What are the motivations and intentions behind PRC restructuring law given recent developments in the law and practice?
  • What are the challenges of restructuring within mainland China and how can practitioners combat those obstacles?
  • What do practitioners need to know to get ahead of the curve when it comes to restructuring and insolvency matters in the PRC?

Moderators:
Look Chan Ho, Des Voeux Chambers
Aisling Dwyer, Maples and Calder

Panel:

Fang Wang, Judge, Company Liquidation and Bankruptcy Department, Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court
Lingqi Wang, Fangda Partners
Ted Osborn, PwC
Leo Wang, Research Fellow, Asian Law Centre, University of Washington

16:30 Session two: Restructuring in the PRC - looking from the outside in

International restructurings with a PRC dimension bring their own set of challenges. For international practitioners, having knowledge of mainland Chinese practices – both at corporate and courtroom level – is just as important as having a strong awareness of cross-border restructuring and bankruptcy law. The panel are expected to discuss such questions as:

  • What have their experiences of cross-border insolvencies and restructurings taught them about managing future cases?
  • How best to handle the assets, operations and/or management of restructurings in the PRC?
  • How viable are parallel or complementary proceedings before the PRC courts, and what benefits do they bring?
  • How can international firms and businesses best equip themselves to tackle restructuring and bankruptcy cases with a PRC element?

Moderators:
Look Chan Ho, Des Voeux Chambers
Aisling Dwyer, Maples and Calder

Panel:
Joanne Collett, Walkers
Howard Lam, Latham & Watkins
Manoj Pillay Sandrasegara, Wong Partnership
Nick Stern, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

17.25: Chairs’ closing remarks

Look Chan HoDes Voeux Chambers
Aisling Dwyer, Maples and Calder

17.30: Drinks reception

Venue

Townhouse, 23/F, California Tower, D'Aguilar, 32 D'Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Early £150 26 Oct 2018
Standard £300 6 Nov 2018

 

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