INTERNATIONAL INSOLVENCY LAW CONFERENCE 2010, hosted by the Insolvency and Corporate Law Research Group at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University - 15th September 2010

Nottingham Trent University (pictured) Law School's Insolvency and Corporate Law Research Group (ICLRG) one day conference is due to take place on 15 September 2010. The running order for the day has now been announced and it looks very interesting indeed. I cannot go as I will be at the SLS conference  at Southampton University chairing the open session. This is a big disappointment as the papers all look very interesting and there are some top name speakers talking at the event. The ICLRG schedule is: 

"Welcome and registration
8.30 am - 9 amRegistration / tea / coffee
9 am - 9.05 amWelcome
Professor Peter Jones, Senior Pro Vice Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University
Session One: General Session Chair: Professor Rebecca Parry, Nottingham Law School
9.05 am - 9.25 am
Professor Stefan van Eck and Ms Tronel Joubert (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and Professor David Burdette (Nottingham Law School)
"The expected impact of employment law on South Africa's new corporate rescue mechanism (including a comparative with the position in the European Union)"
9.25 am - 09.35 amDiscussion / questions
9.35 am - 9.55 amFrancesco Dialti (Lawyer, Milan, Italy)

"Retention of title, bankruptcy of the purchaser and enforceability of retention of title vis-à-vis the receivership of the purchaser"
9.55 am - 10.05 amDiscussion / questions
10.05 am - 10.25 amKeynote address

The Honourable James M Peck, US Bankruptcy Court, Souther District of New York, USA
10.25 am -10.45 amTea / coffee break
Session Two: Pre-packs Chair: Dr Sandra Frisby, School of Law, University of Nottingham
10.45 am - 11.05 amDr Peter Walton (School of Law, University of Wolverhampton)

"When is pre-packaged administration appropriate? – A theoretical consideration"
11.05 am - 11.30 amResponse by Stephen Leinster (Director of Policy, Insolvency Service), questions from the floor
Session Three: International Judicial Cooperation Session Chair: Joe Bannister, Hogan Lovells LLP, Visiting Professor, Nottingham Law School
11.30 am - 12.30 am
Case study and panel discussion
  • Professor Dr Heinz Vallender (Chief Judge, Cologne Bankruptcy Court, Germany)
  • The Honourable James M. Peck (US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, USA)
  • Third speaker to be confirmed
12.30 pm - 1.30 pmLunch
Session Four: Forum Shopping / Comi Migration Chair: Hamish Anderson, Norton Rose LLP, Visiting Professor, Nottingham Law School
 Corporate insolvency
1.30 pm - 1.50 pmProfessor Gerard McCormack (University of Leeds)
1.50 pm - 2.10 pmKeith Crawford (PhD student, The University of Nottingham)
2.10 pm - 2.30 pmComment by Richard Sheldon QC (3/4 South Square, Visiting Professor, Nottingham Law School), Samantha Bewick (KPMG) and Jennifer Marshall (Allen and Overy); questions from the floor
 Personal insolvency
2.30 pm - 2.50 pmProfessor Adrian Walters (Nottingham Law School) and Anton Smith (Geldards LLP)

"Bankruptcy tourism under the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings"
2.50 pm - 3.10 pmJoseph Spooner (Legal Researcher, Law Reform Commission of Ireland)

"Long overdue: A comparative examination of personal insolvency law in England and Wales and Ireland in the context of the proposed reform of Irish law"
3.10 pm - 3.30 pmComment by Stephen Baister (Chief Registrar in Bankruptcy, Royal Courts of Justice, London), and questions from the floor
Session Five: IP Regulation and Remuneration Chair: Neil Cooper, Zolfo Cooper
3.30 pm - 4.30 pmPanel discussion
Panel Discussion Panellists: Sue Aspinall (Office of Fair Trading) Graham Horne (Deputy Chief Executive, Insolvency Service, UK) Steven Law (President R3)

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