International Bar Association insolvency and restructuring conference, Edinburgh, May 2020

As Regular readers of our blog will know, we attend International Bar Association conferences. This blog explains why we think that is of benefit to BBM’s clients. Eric Baijal is in Seoul, South Korea for the IBA annual conference over the next week.

Eric Baijal and Sheana Campbell are also members of the host committee for the IBA Insolvency and Restructuring Conference 2020. This is to take place in Edinburgh from 17th-19th May 2020. Several hundred insolvency lawyers are expected from around the world and discussions will cover topics including preventative restructuring frameworks, and schemes orf arrangements; retail restructurings (as it turns out retail distress is not just a Scottish or UK phenomenon, but is occurring internationally); the use of mediation to resolve disputes in insolvency (an area that BBM are particularly interested in); and piercing the corporate veil – circumstances in which controlling parties may have liability even in a limited liability company.

We hope that delegates will enjoy visiting Edinburgh, and it as well as learning, there might even be some good weather during the conference.