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R3 & INSOL Europe International Restructuring Conference 2023 - SOLD OUT

NATIONAL EVENT - The joint R3 & INSOL conference returns on 15th June 2023, aimed at all insolvency and restructuring professionals who have an interest in cross-border matters.

This event is now fully booked.


After a three year hiatus, the 17th annual R3 & INSOL Europe Conference on cross-border restructuring and insolvency returns to London on 15 June 2023. Taking place at the sumptuous venue, No.11 Cavendish Square, a stone’s throw away from Oxford Circus.

This border restructuring and insolvency conference is co-hosted by the UK trade body, R3, and its European wide equivalent, INSOL Europe, the first such conference since 2019.

The in-person one-day conference is aimed at all restructuring and insolvency professionals with an interest in cross-border matters. This conference is aimed not only at UK and other European lawyers and insolvency practitioners but at all professionals interested in cross-border restructuring and insolvency, including financial advisers, lenders, distressed asset investors, judges and academics.

The conference programme has been designed to bring together practitioners from across the memberships and beyond to share experiences and debate topical cross-border issues. Sessions will cover the latest insights, direct from top practitioner experts in the field. Delegates will gain insight into the most recent developments and trends in this fast moving area. 

There will be opportunities for networking with other delegates throughout the day and during the drinks reception. 

A huge thank you to our main sponsor


Lumon logo

Our Programme:

Session Time Session Title  & Description

08:30 – 09:00

30 mins

Registration and coffee

09:00 – 09:05

5 mins

Chairpersons' welcome

A warm welcome to delegates from your conference chairs Sebastiaan van den Berg (RESOR), Morgan Bowen (Mills & Reeve) and Christos Christoforou  (CMS)

09:05 – 09:15

10 mins

Presidents' welcome 

A joint welcome from Nicky Fisher, President of R3, and Barry Cahir, President of INSOL Europe

09:15 – 10:00

45 mins

International case-law update

An update on significant recent cross-border insolvency cases, featuring leading South Square practitioners


Barry Isaacs KC, Barrister, South Square - view bio

Stefanie Wilkins, Barrister, South Square - view bio

10:00 – 10:45 

45 mins

Crypto – the latest developments from the Crypto sector

This panel session will be chaired by Henry Page (Mercer & Hole LLP) and will focus on the latest developments in the Crypto sector as they affect insolvency professionals


Charles KerriganPartner, CMS - view bio

Julia Marshall, Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal - view bio 

Allister Manson, Partner, Opus - view bio

10:45 - 10:50

5 mins

Understanding the hidden cost of currency conversion and the impact it could have on insolvency  

This is a short spot on an important but often neglected issue from the main event sponsor Lumon

10:50 – 11:20 

30 mins 

Networking and morning coffee 

11:20– 12:10

50 mins 

The interview segment – lessons learned from the Three Arrows Capital liquidation 

John Willcock, editor of Global Turnaround, will interview Christopher Farmer of Teneo on his experience at the coalface on the Three Arrows Capital liquidation

12:10 – 13:10 

1 hr 

Networking lunch

13:10 – 14:00

50 mins 

Do you recognise me? UK-EU cross-border insolvency in the Brexit aftermath

This panel session will be led by Chris Laughton (Mercer & Hole) and will feature practitioners from different types of mainland jurisdictions including a country that has a form of exequatur procedure (Italy) and from a country that has adopted the UNCITRAL Model law (Greece)


Giorgio Corno, Partner, Studio Corno Avvocati - view bio

Alexander Metallinos, Partner, POTAMITISVEKRIS - view bio

Chris Laughton, Corporate Restructuring Consultant, Mercer & Hole - view bio

Andrea Metz, Partner, Barckhaus  - view bio

14:00 – 14:50 

50 mins 

The English Restructuring Plan, the German StaRUG and the Dutch WHOA – a practical comparison

This panel session will compare expert practitioners’ experiences of the new English, German and Dutch restructuring procedures


Marlene Ruf, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP - view bio

Kate StephensonPartner, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP - view bio 

Sebastiaan van den BergPartner, RESOR - view bio

14:50 – 15:00 

10 mins 

Networking and afternoon coffee break

15:00 – 15:50 

50 min

The proposed EU directive on the harmonisation of insolvency law

This is a panel session in which our expert panellists will consider the merits (and demerits) of the new proposed EU hamonisation directive


Rita GismondiCounsel, Gianni & Origoni - view bio

Niels Pannevis, Advocaat, RESOR - view bio

Kat Burke, Regional Director, IWIRC Europe - view bio

15:50 – 16:00 

10 mins 

Chairs' closing remarks

16:00 - 17:00 

1 hr

Networking drinks reception 

Membership Type Price


£340 + VAT


£355 + VAT
Associate £405 + VAT

New Professional

£355 + VAT
INSOL Europe Members £355 + VAT*


£455 + VAT

*Please contact [email protected] to place your booking

A big thanks to our sponsors!

Main sponsor: Lumon

We are a specialist FX risk management and payments provider. We work closely with our insolvency and restructuring practitioner partners to understand the currency risks and opportunities of the businesses they work with, helping them to execute payments and currency management strategies. This can help drive tangible benefits for cashflow, liquidity and forecasting for their clients during advisory, pre-insolvency planning or formal insolvency appointments.

When and Where
For more information please contact
Robert Beer
Robert Beer
020 7566 4215
Nicola PogsonNicola Pogson
Senior Events Manager
0203 987 9918
Mercedes LopezMercedes Lopez
Senior Events Organiser
020 7566 4236
Lottie CondronLottie Condron
Events Organiser
020 7566 4233
Richard BroekmanRichard Broekman
Events Organiser
0203 989 8774

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