INSOL international conference

One of the massive up sides of dealing with cross-border Insolvency are the places you get to visit! Another year and another INSOL international conference. I’m in highly impressive Singapore (both in terms of the city and its corporate restructuring regime) this week. 

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The theme of the conference is ‘Looking to the future’. While that includes the effect of new technology both in the administration of insolvencies and dealing with that technology in cases (Blockchain and Dealing with Cryptocurrency assets are two of the sessions I’m attending), it also reflects the prospect of changing geo-political and economic world in which we live.

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More and more insolvencies and corporate restructures (Whether formal schemes of arrangement, CVAs, Administrations or Liquidations-or indeed informal schemes) have cross-border issues. BBM are delighted to have the expertise and connections to advise in such cases where there is some Scottish element.

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While there are not many of us flying the flag for Scottish Insolvency this week, the Key Note plenary speaker is Professor Richard Susskind, the President of the Society for Computers and the Law, and a Scot himself. Professor Susskind is an expert on the Future of the Professions and is always thought provoking-and in my experience generally has a good grip of what clients want.

There will also be discussion of brexit effect (whatever that is); safe to say that restructuring lawyers are already busier in the UK (including in Scotland), and we anticipate we could end up being busier still.

Anyway, back to the conference…It’s Cape Town next year…

Eric Baijal, Head of Insolvency, Restructuring  and Litigation, Managing Director