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R3 & INSOL Europe International Restructuring Conference 2024 - Sold Out

NATIONAL EVENT - The joint R3 & INSOL conference returns on 27 June 2024, aimed at all insolvency and restructuring professionals who have an interest in cross-border matters. 

This event has now sold out. Please contact [email protected] to be added to our waiting list. 

The 18th annual R3 & INSOL Europe Conference on cross-border restructuring and insolvency returns to London on 27 June 2024. 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 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. 

Programme highlights include:

  • Case Law Update
  • Panel Discussion: Multi-process restructurings
  • The Interview Segment: Presley L. Warner
  • Unlocking Opportunities: Strategies for Success in the Evolving European Restructuring and Special Situations Market
  • Panel Discussion: Sanctions
  • + More

There will be opportunities for networking with other delegates throughout the day and during the drinks reception. Book your place now!


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Session Time Session Title  & Description

08:30 - 09:00

Arrival and registration

09:00 - 09:05

Chairs' welcome

A welcome to delegates from your conference chairs. 

Christos Christoforu, Associate, CMS UK - view bio

Morgan Bowen, Senior Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP - view bio

Sebastiaan van den Berg, Partner, RESOR - view bio

09:05 - 09:15

R3 & INSOL Europe Presidents' welcome

A joint welcome from Tim Cooper, President of R3, and Giorgio Corno, President of INSOL Europe.


Giorgio Corno, Partner, Studio Corno Avvocati - view bio

Tim Cooper, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard - view bio

09:15 - 10:00

Case law update

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


Henry Phillips, Barrister, South Square - view bio

Richard Fisher KC, Barrister, South Square - view bio

10:00 - 10:45

Panel discussion: Multi-process restructurings

Lindsay Hingston, partner at Freshfields, will lead a panel of cross-border restructuring experts discussing the growing trend in multi-process restructurings.  Why are more groups resorting to multiple process in different jurisdictions to deliver a restructuring?  And what are the issues that need to be thought through when managing such processes in practice?


Giorgio Corno, Partner, Studio Corno Avvocati - view bio

Lindsay Hingston, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - view bio

Dr. Marvin Knapp, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - view bio

Prof. Omar Salah, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright & Professor at Tilburg University - view bio

10:45 - 11:20

Networking and morning coffee break

11:20 - 12:10

Interview: What is AI really? How is it relevant to restructuring professionals?

John Willcock, Editor of Global Turnaround, interviews Presley Warner, a Partner with Sullivan & Cromwell, about the ‘hot topic’ of AI. Warner is an expert on the development of AI as well as being a leading restructuring lawyer. Who better to explain what AI really is – and to dispel the hype. Realistically, how can restructuring professionals use it in their work? Will we all eventually be rendered obsolete?


John Willcock, Editor, Global Turnaround - view bio

Presley Warner, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell - view bio

12:10 - 13:00

Networking lunch

13:00 - 13:50

Unlocking opportunities: Strategies for success in the evolving European Restructuring and Special Situations market

The European Restructuring and Special Situations market is a complex and dynamic environment. Our expert panel will discuss industry trends, innovative financing structures and effective methods for evaluating and managing opportunities. They will also share their experiences and insights into the tactics and strategies used to navigate these deals successfully.


Bhaskar Acharya, Partner, Deloitte - view bio

Chetan R. Kamat, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs - view bio 

Kon Asimacopoulos, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP - view bio

Louise Durkan, Partner, Deloitte - view bio

Oliver Gill, Director, KKR - view bio

13:50 - 14:40 

How to deal with sanctions to insolvent Russian-related entities

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February 2022 was followed by sanctions on Russian entities. The panel session will explore the effects of these sanctions on insolvency. Insights into questions surrounding sanctioned insolvent companies will be provided.


Eoin O'Shea, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro - view bio

Enda Lowry, Managing Director, Teneo - view bio

Joanna Gasowski, Counsel, Wolf Theiss - view bio

14:40 - 14:50 

Networking and afternoon coffee break

14:50 - 15:40

Interview: The Dutch ‘Restructuring Expert’ role, and how it was central to the McDermott case

In this session we are joined by Michael Broeders of Freshfields in Amsterdam. This Spring the highly contentious restructuring of a US multinational, McDermott International, reached the London courts. The six-day Sanction hearing to decide whether McDermott’s English Part 26A Restructuring Plan should go ahead intersected with both a Chapter 15 process in the US and a WHOA in The Netherlands, leading to a dramatic settlement based on the suggestions of the Dutch Restructuring Expert, a recently introduced role provided by the WHOA. McDermott’s Restructuring Expert Michael Broeders describes first-hand the innovative restructuring and what lessons it provides for the future.


John Willcock, Editor, Global Turnaround - view bio

Michael Broeders, Partner - Restructuring & Insolvency/Disputes, Freshfields Bruckhaus & Deringer - view bio

15:40 - 16:00

Cross-border restructuring: A Judge's view

In this session English Court of Appeal judge Lord Justice Snowden, who gave the substantive judgment in the leading case on restructuring plans (Adler), gives us a judge’s view on the current landscape in the cross-border restructuring space.


Lord Justice Snowden - view bio

16:00 - 16:05

Chairs' closing remarks 

16:05 - 17:00 

Networking drinks reception
Membership Type Price


£340 + VAT

Member/INSOL Europe Member

£355 + VAT (IE Members, please contact [email protected])
Associate £405 + VAT

New professional

£150 + VAT
Non-member £455 + VAT
When and Where
For more information please contact
R3 Training Academy Team
R3 Training Academy Team
020 7566 4229
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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