Conférence Restructuring
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Conférence Restructuring

Conférence Restructuring

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Banque de France

31 Rue Croix des Petits Champs

75001 Paris-1ER-Arrondissement


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Insolvency law is currently facing challenges on all levels: from sole traders and small businesses, all the way up to banks and sovereign states.

While usually the exclusive territory of individual European Member States, insolvency law has become the focus of attention for the European institutions, which are aiming to create a Capital Markets Union and improve the effectiveness of the Banking Union. When compared with the United States, where the first federal law was enacted in 1800, Europe is trailing behind. Can the Member States overcome their differences? Will Brexit change everything?              

This unique, one-day conference will attempt to provide answers to the questions arising in this context.

The conference will start at 9:00 AM. There will be increased security measures at the gates. Please plan accordingly and do not forget to bring an ID.

8.30 - Arrival of attendees and registration

(Please be aware of security checks at the site entrance)


by Sophie Vermeille, President of Droit & CroissanceRules for Growth

9.00 - Keynote speeches :

François Villeroy de Galhau, Gouvernor of Banque de France

Mihaela Carpus Carcea, European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers

9.45 - Round-table discussion #1

What has made London so unique in Europe until recently? Potential consequences of a Brexit on practices as regards financial restructuring


Felix Steffek, University of Cambridge

David Chijner, DLA Piper, Paris

Mr Justice Snowden, High Court Judge of England and Wales

Moderator: Julie Miecamp, Reorg Research

10.30 ——— Break ———

11.00 - Round-table discussion #2

Which insolvency law should apply to corporates in the European Union?

Keynote speech:

Vincent Aussilloux, head of the economic department, France Stratégie, Office of the French Prime Minister


Adrian Thery, partner, Garrigues,

Yves Lelièvre, Head of the Commercial Courts of France

Vincent Catherine, Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management

Donald Bernstein, partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Claire Favre, Honorary Chairman of the Chambre commerciale de la Cour de Cassation, Vice President of the French Competition Authority

Moderator: Sophie Vermeille, Droit & Croissance

12.45 ——— Lunch break ———

14.30 - Keynote speech: 

Sébastien Raspiller, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Corporate Financing and Financial Markets Division, Directorate-General of the Treasury, French Ministry of Finance

14.45 - Round-table discussion #3

The advantages of effective insolvency law to facilitate the resolution of non performing loans


Silvia Giacomelli, Senior Economist, Banca d'Italia

Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, Chair in Banking and Finance Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London

Alain Demarolle, Managing director, Cerberus Capital Management

Moderator: Mario Oliviero, Reorg Research

15.45 ——— Break ———

16.00 - Round-table discussion #4

Current challenge: Financial restructuring and the difficulties raised by the development of bond markets in Europe

Keynote Speech:

Garry Simmons, Managing Director, Association for Financial Markets in Europe


Jose Maria Jauregui, Lazard, Madrid

Jean-François Cizain, head of restructuring, Messier Maris

Stephen Portsmouth, Société Générale

Moderator: Sophie Vermeille, Droit & Croissance


One-day conference at the Banque de France Conference Center including reception and buffet.

Conference organized by the Think Tank, Rules for Growth/ Droit & Croissance with the support of AFME, Davis Polk & Wardwell, DLA Piper, Garrigues, Institut Louis Bachelier, Lazard, Messier Maris & Associés and Reorg Research

This event is free of charge for students, academics and public servants. If you are a student, an academic or a civil servant (only), to register please contact:

This event will use the swapcard system in order to provide a business friendly networking. You can already create your online business card on Swapcard and start to connect with other attendees !

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