Chairs

Graham Lane

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Graham Lane is a partner in the Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department. He advises stakeholders in all types of restructuring and insolvency matters, with a particular focus on complex cross-border projects.

Susan Moore

Stephenson Harwood

A restructuring and insolvency partner and head of the finance practice, Sue is known for her expertise in cross-border and domestic restructurings, corporate insolvencies and insolvency litigation. She is listed in the International Who's Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers as a leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer.

Keynote Speaker

Ian Stewart

Partner and Chief UK Economist, Deloitte

Speakers

Carlo Bosco

Managing Director, Head of EMEA Financing Advisory and Restructuring, Greenhill

Edward Boyle

KPMG

Christopher Howard

Sullivan & Cromwell

Benjamin Larkin

Jones Day

Chris Laverty

Grant Thornton

Rita Lowe

CMS

Karen McMaster

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Adam Plainer

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Programme

14.00: Welcome coffee and registration

14.30: Chairs’ opening remarks

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

14.40: Keynote speech

Ian Stewart, Partner and Chief UK Economist, Deloitte

15.10: Session one: 2018 - an inflection point?

What will the next 12 months hold for restructuring professionals in London and nearby? Is it more of the same – or are things about to head in a completely new direction? Evidence is mounting that certain sectors – retail, oil and gas, construction, support services, shipping, and aviation – may have widespread problems and new financing is at an all-time high. What opportunities and challenges are those at the top of the profession seeing? Will the solutions being used by companies in these sectors continue to be enough – or is something more serious going to be required?

In this panel, leading names will draw on their recent work to make some predictions about the future.

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

Panel:
Carlo Bosco, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Financing Advisory and Restructuring, Greenhill
Edward Boyle, KPMG 
Christopher Howard, Sullivan & Cromwell 
Karen McMaster, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy 

16.25: Coffee break

16.55: Session two: The 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. 

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

Panel:
Benjamin Larkin, Jones Day 
Chris Laverty, Grant Thornton
Rita Lowe, CMS 
Adam Plainer, Weil, Gotshal & Manges 

18.10: Chairs’ closing remarks

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

18.20 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Stephenson Harwood

Venue

1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SH

Testimonials

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed the Question Time session"

  • "The quality of discussion, topic choice and freshness of material was great!"

Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early £400 9 Feb 2018
Early £500  9 Mar 2018
Standard £600  22 Mar 2018

 

In-house/governmental
Type Price Until
Standard Complimentary 22 Mar 2018