Schedule and Programme

The Inaugural Cross-border Corporate Insolvency and Commercial

Law [CI&CL] Research Group

Conference & Symposium

at

City, University of London

 on

Thursday 6 April 2017

 

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The Inaugural Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency and Commercial Law [CI&CL] Research Group Conference and Symposium 2017

 Insolvency Conference Programme

 

9.30       Registration, Tea/Coffee and Welcome

 

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

9.45       Prof. Jason Chuah, Head of the Academic Law Department at City, University of London

 

Session One – Doctoral Candidates / Early Career Academics Research Forum

Chair: Dr. Julia Constantino Chagas Lessa (City, University of London)

10.00     The EU Incremental Approach to Cross-Border Insolvency: From the Istanbul Convention, to the Proposal for a Directive

(Ms. Emilie Ghio – University College York)

10.15     The Revised EU Regulation on Insolvency: the Group Coordination Proceedings

(Ms. Lina Dzindzeletaite – University of Vilnius)

10.30     Solving Cross-Border Insolvency under Common Law System: Hong Kong’s Extended Powers

(Mr. Bingdao Wang – University of Leeds)

 

Session Two – Doctoral Candidates / Early Career Academics Research Forum

Chair: Dr. David Burdette (INSOL International)

10.45     Double Liability of Banks: Case Study of Ukraine

(Mr. Andrii Zharikov – Aston University)

11.00     The Enforceability of Property Rights in the Event of Bankruptcy

(Mr. Sander Baeyens – University of Leuven)

11.15     Corporate Insolvency Reform in Emerging Africa: The Challenges and Prospects

(Ms. Damilola Odetola – University of Kent)


11.30     Tea/Coffee Break

 

The Thomson Reuters – City Law School Insolvency Lecture

11.45     Harmonization of Avoidance Rules in European Union Insolvencies: Analysing the Factors to be Considered in

Formulating a Scheme

(Prof. Andrew Keay – Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds)

 

Session Three – Insolvency Law: Theory and Practice

Chair: Prof. Reinhard Bork (University of Hamburg)

12.15     The Cost of Capital: The Normative Foundation of Corporate and Corporate Insolvency Law?

(Dr. Felix Steffek – University of Cambridge)

12.35     Blocking Potential of Creditors in Restructuring Proceedings in England & Wales and Germany in the Light of

The new EU Proposal

(Dr. Heike Luecke – Kingston University)

12.55     The Role of Transaction Avoidance Law in the Drive to Boost Small Businesses

(Dr. Blanca Mamutse – Aston University)

 

13.15     Lunch

 

Session Four – Insolvency and Maritime Issues

Chair: Prof. Jason Chuah (City, University of London)

14.00     Insolvency and Brexit: When Ships May be Special

(Prof. Andrew Tettenborn- Swansea University)

14.20     Insolvency and Shipping in Time of Crises: Restructuring In and Out of the Law

(Dr. Carlo Corcione – Legal Counsel and Director at Fratelli d’Amato Shipowners)

14.40     Maritime Liens and Shipping Insolvency

(Dr. Federico Franchina, University of Messina)

 

 

Session Five – Recent Legal Developments  

Chair: Mr. Amar Vasani (City, University of London)

15.00     Mora’ the Same: Reflecting on the Latest Attempts to Salvage Company Rescue

(Dr. Chris Umfreville – University of Wolverhampton)

15.20     Rescue Culture in Italy. The New Procedures for Overcoming the Financial Distress of Ailing but Viable

Companies

(Prof. Sido Bonfatti – University of Modena)

 

15.45     Tea/Coffee Break

 

Session Six –Reform Proposals and Empirical Studies in Insolvency Law  

Chair: A/Prof. Katherine Reece-Thomas (City, University of London)

16.00     Enlightened Shareholder Value: Did Directors Deliver?

(Prof. Nicholas Grier – Abertay University)

16.20     The Too-Big-To-Fail Problem and the Blockchain Solution

(Dr. Michael Anderson Schillig – King’s College London)

16.40     EU Harmonization, UK Reforms, and Brexit

(Mr. Hamish Anderson – Plymouth University)

17.00     Insolvency Practitioners and Corporate Governance in Financial Distress. The Role of Trust in

Relational Contracting

(Prof. Yvonne Joyce, University of Glasgow)

 

17.20     Tea/Coffee Break

 

Insolvency Symposium on ‘The Treatment of Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law’

Chair: Mr. Eugenio Vaccari (City, University of London)

 

Table 1 – Insolvency Symposium on ‘The Treatment of Executory Contracts in

Insolvency Law’

17.35     A Perspective from Austria

(Felix Kernbichler – University of Vienna)

17.50     A Perspective from Italy

(A/Prof. Rolandino Guidotti – University of Bologna)

18.05     A Perspective from Spain

(José Carles-Delgado, Carles Cuesta Abogados y Asesores Financieros in Madrid)

18.20     Discussion

 

Table 2 – Insolvency Symposium on ‘The Treatment of Executory Contracts in

Insolvency Law’

17.35     A Perspective from Bulgaria

(A/Prof. Georgi Valentinov Georgiev, Sofia University)

17.50     A Perspective from Lithuania

(Frank Heeman and Karolina Gasparke- BNT Attorneys-At-Law)

18.05     A Perspective from Slovenia

(Katja Zdolšek – Zdolšek Attorneys-At-Law)

18.20     Discussion

 

Table 3 – Insolvency Symposium on ‘The Treatment of Executory Contracts in

Insolvency Law’

17.35     A perspective from Australia

(Elizabeth Streten – Queensland, University of Technology)

17.50     A Perspective from the United Arab Emirates

(Dr. Christian Chamrorro-Courtland, Deakin University of Melbourne)

18.05     A Perspective from Japan

(A/Prof. Jin Chun, Doshisha University)

18.20    Discussion

 

Table 4 – Insolvency Symposium on ‘The Treatment of Executory Contracts in

Insolvency Law’

17.35     A Perspective from Croatia

(Prof. Jasnica Garašić – University of Zagreb)

17.50     A Perspective from the Russian Federation

(Dmitri Konstantinov – Illashev & Partners)

18.05     A Perspective from Turkey

(Caglar Kacar – Kacar Attorneys-At-Law)

18.20     Discussion

 

18.30     Close of Conference & Drink Reception to Follow

 

This programme may be subject to change.