Kirkland Seminar

European Restructuring Webinar Series

The European Restructuring Webinar Series is an exclusive webinar series featuring Kirkland lawyers and investment industry and advisory experts discussing major developments in the European restructuring market, including restructuring reforms in Germany, developments in schemes of arrangement and restructuring plans, the state of the market and the distressed opportunity set, the return of our market-leading retail symposium and how companies, investors and advisors are looking at the impact of Covid-19 and what to expect going forward.

The discussions are split into multiple webinar series. To jump to more information about each series, click the titles below:

Next Phase of Kirkland's Market-Leading European Restructuring Webinar Series

  • Germany’s Ground-Breaking Restructuring Reforms
  • Latest on Schemes of Arrangement and Pre-pack Reforms
  • Early Restructuring Plans: Virgin Atlantic and PizzaExpress
  • Retail Symposium

The New Reality Series: Sectors Impact, Investing, Rescue & Strategy

  • Retail Sector Impact and Latest Market-wide Responses and Strategies
  • Rescue Financing in the Covid-19 Era and Latest Financing Technology and Opportunities
  • Sector Deep Dive: Real Estate Impact and Opportunities
  • Looking Forward – Timing and Medium/Long-term Sector Impact Predictions
  • Navigating the Evolving Cross-Border CDS Landscape
  • Distressed Investing Opportunities in Germany

UK Restructuring Reforms

  • UK Restructuring Reforms: Part I: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill
  • UK Restructuring Reforms: Part II: Cross-class cram-down - Deep dive and critical issues, including international applications
  • UK Restructuring Reforms: Part III: Moratorium - Deep dive and critical issues

 

Next Phase of Kirkland's Market-Leading European Restructuring Webinar Series

 

Germany’s Ground-Breaking Restructuring Reforms (8 October 2020)

Moderator: Leo Plank, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Panellists:

  • Eva Ringelspacher, Senior Manager, Restrukturierungspartner jwt GmbH & Co. KG
  • Dr. Stephan Madaus, University Professor for Insolvency, Martin Luther University
  • Bob Rajan, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
  • Marlene Ruf, Associate, Kirkland & Ellis

Video: Watch Germany’s Ground-Breaking Restructuring Reforms here.

Latest on Schemes of Arrangement and Pre-pack Reforms (14 October 2020)

Moderator: Karim Kassam, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis London

Panellists:

  • Daniel Bayfield QC, South Square
  • Ryan Perkins, South Square
  • Kate Stephenson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis London
  • James Watson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis London
  • Ian Clarke, Associate, Kirkland & Ellis London

Video: Watch Latest on Schemes of Arrangement and Pre-pack Reforms here.

Early Restructuring Plans: Virgin Atlantic and PizzaExpress (12 November 2020)

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Retail Symposium (3 December 2020)

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The New Reality Series: Sectors Impact, Investing, Rescue & Strategy

 

Retail Sector Impact and Latest Market-wide Responses and Strategies (7 May 2020)

Moderator: Elaine Nolan, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Panellists:

  • Mark Gifford, Chairman, Debenhams
  • Richard Lim, Chief Executive, Retail Economics
  • Henry Jackson, Chief Executive, OpCapita
  • Jessica Moulton, Head of UK Retail Practice, McKinsey & Company
  • Nick Taylor, European Managing Director, Retail, Gordon Brothers International

Video: Watch Retail Sector Impact and Latest Market-wide Responses and Strategies here. 

Rescue Financing in the Covid-19 Era and Latest Financing Technology and Opportunities (14 May 2020)

Moderator: Sean Lacey, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Panellists:

  • Tom Campbell, Partner, PJT Partners
  • Freddie Powles, Managing Director, Oaktree Capital
  • Musa Sönmez, Partner, Oak Hill Advisors
  • Christopher Stainton, Managing Director, HPS Investment Partners
  • Lisa Stevens, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Sector Deep Dive: Real Estate Impact and Opportunities (21 May 2020)

Moderator: Jonathan Birks, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Panellists:

  • James Seppala, Senior Managing Director of the Real Estate Group and Head of Real Estate Europe, Blackstone
  • Brad Hyler, Managing Partner of Real Estate Europe, Brookfield
  • Krysto Nikolic, Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Europe, Starwood Capital
  • James McCaffrey, Senior Managing Director, Eastdil Secured

Looking Forward – Timing and Medium/Long-term Sector Impact Predictions (28 May 2020)

Moderator: Kon Asimacopoulos, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Panellists:

  • Yael Selfin, Chief Economist, KPMG
  • Matthew Alabaster, Partner, PwC
  • Justin Bickle, Founder and Managing Partner, Postbridge Capital
  • Mads Jessen, Executive Director, Moelis & Company
  • Partha Kar, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Video: Watch Looking Forward – Timing and Medium/Long-term Sector Impact Predictions here. 

Navigating the Evolving Cross-Border CDS Landscape (2 July 2020)

Moderator: Thomas Jemmett, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Panellists:

  • Paul Glasgow, Credit Trading, J.P. Morgan
  • Belle Yang, Senior Legal Analyst, CreditSights
  • Jaime Madell, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Scott Gordon, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Video: Watch Navigating the Evolving Cross-Border CDS Landscape here.

Distressed Investing Opportunities in Germany (9 July 2020)

Moderator: Leo Plank, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Panellists:

  • HJ Woltery, Co-Head of European Investment Team, SVPGlobal
  • Dr. Rainer Bizenberger, Senior Partner, EY-Parthenon
  • Dr. Max Mayer-Eming, Managing Director, PJT Partners

 

UK Restructuring Reforms

 

UK Restructuring Reforms: Part I: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (26 May 2020)

Moderator: James Watson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Panellists:

  • Paul Bannister, Head of Policy, The Insolvency Service
  • Mark Phillips QC, South Square Chambers
  • Russell Downs, Partner, PwC
  • Kate Stephenson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Video: Watch UK Restructuring Reforms: Part I: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill here. 

UK Restructuring Reforms: Part II: Cross-class cram-down - Deep dive and critical issues, including international applications (18 June 2020)

Moderator: Robert Sandes, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Panellists:

  • Alastair Beveridge, Managing Director, AlixPartners
  • Tom Smith QC, Barrister, South Square Chambers
  • Chad Husnick, P.C., Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Kate Stephenson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Video: Watch UK Restructuring Reforms: Part II: Cross-class cram-down - Deep dive and critical issues, including international applications here.

UK Restructuring Reforms: Part III: Moratorium - Deep dive and critical issues (25 June 2020)

Moderator: Lisa Stevens, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Panellists:

  • Richard Fisher QC, Barrister, South Square Chambers
  • Gavin Maher, Partner, Deloitte
  • Karim Kassam, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Kate Stephenson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Video: Watch UK Restructuring Reforms: Part III: Moratorium - Deep dive and critical issues here.