Insolvency Event - INSOL Academic Forum - Cross-Border Crisis Management in the Banking Sector - University of Leiden, 1-2 July 2010

Dr Paul Omar, the secretary of the INSOL Europe Academic Forum, has sent out details of a forthcoming insolvency event at the University of Leiden entitled: "Cross-Border Crisis Management in the Banking Sector." Dr Omar notes:

"The Academic Forum of INSOL Europe is an association of academic lawyers researching and teaching in insolvency law. In conjunction with the Centre for European Company Law of the University of Leiden, the Academic Forum will be organising a conference at Leiden in the Netherlands on the theme of Cross-Border Crisis Management in the Banking Sector. The meeting, to be held over two days (1-2 July 2010) will feature presentations, given by members of the academic and practitioner community in Europe and elsewhere. As part of the proceedings, there will also be a Reception and Dinner for delegates. An interim conference schedule is available below:

Thursday 1 July

13.00 – 13.30

Registration – Coffee

13.30 – 13.35

Welcome to the Conference

Patricia Godfrey, Nabarro LLP

Professor Bob Wessels, Leiden Law School

13.35 – 13.45

Welcome to Leiden Law School

Internationalisation of education and research in law in Leiden

Professor Carel Stolker, Dean, Leiden Law Faculty

13.45 – 14.55

Session 1: Supervision and Early Intervention by Supervisors

Chair: Paul Omar, University of Sussex

13.45 – 14.05

Beyond the Banking Crisis: strategic responses to risk management and level and quality of capital

Michiel Boots, Deputy Head of Financial Stability, Ministry of Finance, The Netherlands

14.05 – 14.25

Renewed approaches to supervision of the banking sector in the EU

Prof. Dr. Rogier Raas, Partner, Stibbe; Professor of Banking and Securities Law, Leiden Law School

14.25 – 14.45



Martine Gerber, Partner Oostvogels Pfister Feyten, Luxembourg

14.55 – 15.15

Coffee/Tea Break

15.15 – 17.30

Session 2: Supervision and Early Intervention by Supervisors (continued)

Chair: Eric Selander, Swedbank, Sweden

15.15 – 15.30

Response to Commentary

Michiel Boots

Rogier Raas

15.30 – 15.50

Role and Function of the European Banking Authority


15.50 – 16.10

Early intervention measures


16.10 – 16.30


Martin E. Lybecker, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

16.30 – 16.45

Response to Commentary


16.45 – 17.10

Complexities of a cross-border crisis: the case of Kaupthing

Peter Spratt, Global Head of Business Restructuring Services, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, London

17.10 – 17.30

Q&A from the floor

17.30 – 18.00

Drinks Reception in Academy Building

18.45 – 21.15

Dinner, Woods Restaurant

(18.15 Coach departs from Witte Singel near the Patersbrug; 21.30 Coach return to Leiden Molen, Molenwerf)

Guest Speaker: TBC

Friday 2 July

08.15 – 09.00

Registration – Coffee

09.00 – 10.10

Session 3: Resolution and Insolvency in Cross-border Banking Cases

Chair: Sijmen de Ranitz, Past President Insol International

09.00 – 09.25

The present EU legislative framework on reorganisation and winding-up of banks

Professor Bob Wessels, Leiden Law School

09.25 – 09.50

The case of Fortis bank

Prof. Steef M. Bartman, Professor Corporate Law, Leiden Law School

09.50 – 10.00



10.00 – 10.10

Klaus Pannen, Pannen and partners, Hamburg

10.10 – 10.30


10.30 – 12.30

Session 4: Resolution and Insolvency in Cross-border Banking Cases (continued)

Chair: Tomas Richter; Lecturer, Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University, Prague

10.30 – 10.55

Banking resolution tools


10.55 – 11.05



11.05 – 11.30

Mechanisms for cross-border sharing of information and cooperation

Reinhard Dammann, Partner Clifford Chance LLP, Paris

11.30 – 11.40


Carlos Mack, White & Case LLP, M√ľnchen

11.40 – 12.05

What should be the Central Bank response to cases such as Icesave and DSB Bank?

Prof. Helene M. Vletter-Van Dort, Professor Securities Law Groningen

12.05 – 12.15



12.15 – 12.30

Q&A from the floor

12.30 – 13.45


13.45 – 15.15

Session 5: Towards a harmonised insolvency regime for banks?

Chair: Prof. Stefania Bariati, Professor of Private International Law, University of Milan

13.45 – 14.15

The problems in practice: Landsbanki / Icesave

Jasper Berkenbosch, assistant to the Administrators of Icesave (Dutch branch Landsbanki), Partner DLA Piper, Amsterdam

14.15 – 14.45

The problems in practice: Kaupthing Norway

Siv Sandvik, administrator Kaupthing, DLA Piper, Oslo

14.45 – 15.15

The problems in practice: Lehman Brothers Treasury Co. B.V.

Rutger Schimmelpennick, administrator Lehman Brothers Treasury Co. B.V.; Houthoff Buruma, Amsterdam

15.15 – 16.10

Session 6: Round-Table

Chair: Patricia Godfrey, Nabarro LLP


1. Martin E. Lybecker

2. TBC

3. TBC

4. TBC

5. TBC

16.10 – 16.15

Closing Remarks

Professor Bob Wessels, Leiden Law School

A registration brochure and details of the conference fee will be published in due course. Further information about the academic conference and the work of the Academic Forum can also be obtained via the Academic Forum website at: or from the Secretary via e-mail at:"

Picture Credit: INSOL Europe.