Allen & Overy
Laura’s cross-border litigation practice focuses on assisting clients in navigating the intersection of domestic and foreign legal regimes, particularly in financial services, technology and restructuring.
Her experience in bankruptcy litigation includes representation of financial institutions, debtors, creditors and foreign representatives in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level. Laura was a member of the Toronto-based trial team representing the Canadian Nortel Networks entities in a historic joint trial between the Delaware Bankruptcy Court and the Ontario Superior Court. Laura also advises clients in distressed asset sales and out-of-court restructurings.
Hilary specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency, restructuring and company law. She also has experience in banking matters.
Hilary has been instructed in a number of major insolvencies, including Olympia & York, BCCI, Barings, Railtrack and Hellas.
13.30: Registration and welcome coffee
14.00: Chairs’ opening remarks
Hilary Stonefrost, South Square
14.10: Keynote speech
14.40: Session one: Case-studies on COMI – what do recent matters show about how it is being determined, and what dynamics are driving those cases?
This session will look back at recent cases where the determination of COMI proved key, interviewing the lawyers and others who worked on those matters about how decisions were taken, and drawing out the dynamics and pressure at work behind the scenes.
15.50: Coffee break
16.20: Session two: The GRR Live Question Time
A unique session of free-flowing discussion built around questions submitted by the audience. This interactive session provides the audience with an excellent chance to get the views of leading names on the topics of the day, as well as to sense check their own approach against that of peers.
Some of the topics the panellists will discuss include:
17.30: Chairs' closing remarks
Laura Hall, Allen & Overy
17.40 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception, followed by an all-conference dinner kindly hosted by Allen & Overy