Coverage

GRR Live London in pictures

GRR Live London 2016

23 November 2016

GRR presents a selection of photos from its first-ever Live event in London on 22 November, featuring a keynote by Justice Richard Snowden.

GRR Live London 2018 - in pictures

GRR Live London 2018 - in pictures

23 March 2018

Panellists at the third annual GRR Live London christened 2018 as the "year of the company voluntary arrangement" as they discussed the woes facing Britain's high streets and predicted other sectors that could be calling on restructuring counsel in the coming months.

Chairs

Susan Moore

Stephenson Harwood

Sue Moore is a restructuring and insolvency Partner and the head of the Global Finance Practice at Stephenson Harwood LLP. Sue acts for all types of stakeholders, and has led teams on many high profile cross-border and domestic restructurings and corporate insolvencies across a wide range of sectors. She also deals with significant litigation arising in connection with restructurings and insolvencies. 

Graham Lane

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Graham Lane is a Partner and head of the restructuring practice in the London office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Graham advises stakeholders in all types of restructuring and insolvency matters, with a particular focus on complex cross-border projects. Graham is frequently called upon to: (i) act for par and distressed investors in both yield and loan to own scenarios; (ii) act for large multinational debtor groups in the negotiation, documentation and implementation of complex and frequently hostile restructuring transactions; and more.

Keynote Speaker

The Hon Mr Justice Richard Snowden

The Royal Courts of Justice

Mr. Justice Snowden was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1986. He was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel) in 1999 and served as a member of the Insolvency Rules Committee between 2002 and 2012.

Speakers

Hamish Anderson

Norton Rose Fulbright

Catherine Balmond

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Alastair Beveridge

AlixPartners

Richard Heis

KPMG

Philip Hertz

Clifford Chance

Lexa Hilliard QC

Wilberforce Chambers

Adam Plainer

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

William Trower QC

South Square

Programme

13.30: Welcome coffee and registration

14.00: Chairs' welcome and intro to GRR Live - "less talk, more conversation"

Graham Lane, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Susan Moore, Stephenson Harwood

14.05: Keynote speech

The Hon Mr Justice Richard Snowden, The Royal Courts of Justice

14.35: Roundtable discussion - The UK's place in the world

Leading names will debate what the future holds for London as a restructuring centre in GRR's trademark conversational style

Questions they're expected to discuss include:

  • The Insolvency Service's May 2016 consultation paper (four key proposals) - what's going to happen and when, and what will it mean?
  • The effects of Brexit and the EU harmonisation proposals
  • The bigger picture: Are restructuring regimes now competing globally for a finite resource?

Moderators: 
Graham Lane, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Susan Moore, Stephenson Harwood

Panel:
Hamish Anderson, Norton Rose Fulbright
Catherine Balmond, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Alastair Beveridge, AlixPartners
William Trower QC, South Square

15.40: Coffee break

16.05: GRR Live Question Time

A unique session of free flowing discussion, in the style of Question Time. Audience members will submit questions in advance, which will be discussed by a leading panel, and the audience alike. The session therefore offers an excellent opportunity to obtain opinions on a question that's been vexing you, or to benchmark your own approach to a particularly thorny problem against that of others. Some of the topics will tie in with the roundtable session; others will not. Questions will be distributed to the audience in advance.

Moderators: 
Graham Lane, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Susan Moore, Stephenson Harwood

Panel:
Richard Heis, KPMG 
Philip Hertz, Clifford Chance
Lexa Hilliard QC, Wilberforce Chambers
Adam Plainer, Weil Gotshal & Manges

17.20 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a cocktail reception kindly hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright

Venue

3 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AQ

Testimonials

  • "Lots of varying views and cases discussed"

  • "The quality of discussion was excellent"

  • "The Chairs had a good balance between the two, and they kept everything on track"