Tuesday, 12 March 2019, Cayman Islands

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Chairs

Laura Hall

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 Stonefrost

South Square

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.

2018 Programme

13.00: Registration and networking lunch kindly sponsored by Maples and Calder

14.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

Laura Hall, Allen & Overy
Felicity Toube QC, South Square

14.10: Session one: The GRR Live Question Time

A unique session of free-flowing discussion, in the style of Question Time on the BBC. Audience members will submit questions in advance, which will be discussed by a panel of leading names, with the audience asked to join in after. It offers an excellent chance to check one’s own approach against that of peers.

Moderator:
Felicity Toube QC, South Square

Panel:
Tony Heaver-Wren, Appleby
Caroline Moran, Maples and Calder 
Jess Shakespeare, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Richard Woodworth, Allen & Overy 

15.20: Coffee break kindly sponsored by Harneys

15.50: Session two: Intercentre rivalry - Singapore vs Cayman

Leading names will debate the competition between the two restructuring centres, in GRR’s trademark conversation style.

Questions they are expected to discuss include:

  • Which jurisdiction is better for debtors? Which jurisdiction is better for creditors?
  • Is there room for the two jurisdictions to work together? What mechanisms or precedents exist to do so?
  • What does the future hold for each jurisdiction?
  • Grey areas: what are the unresolved legal points when it comes to cooperation between the two that could be used to create leverage?

Moderator:
Laura Hall, Allen & Overy

Panel:
Eleanor Fisher, Kalo 
Nick Hoffman, Harneys 
Meiyen Tan, Oon & Bazul 
Shelley White, Walkers

17.00: Keynote speech

Carlos Parada Abate, CP Legal 

17.30: Chairs' closing remarks

Laura Hall, Allen & Overy 
Felicity Toube QC, South Square

17.40 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Kalo, followed by an all-conference dinner kindly hosted by Allen & Overy

Cayman Islands