Cross–border Insolvency Proceedings from a Learning Experience Point of View with Sainz Abogados
About this webinar
Chambers are delighted to invite you to join us for a webinar on 30 September with Sainz Abogados to discuss the following talking points:
- Cross-border insolvency procedures – Out-of-court vs in-court proceedings?
- Pros & cons to analyze for filing an insolvency petition locally (concurso procedure) vs in the U.S. under a Chapter 11 procedure
- Chapter 11 vs Concurso procedure / Chapter 15 / Out-of-court restructurings
Alejandro Sainz, Senior Partner and Chairman of the Insolvency and Restructurings Practice Group - Sainz Abogados
Alejandro Sainz was the founding partner of Cervantes Sainz which was spined off into Sainz Abogados. He chairs the restructurings and insolvency practice area and is a member of the Finance, Compliance & Investigations, and Mergers and Acquisitions practice groups at Sainz Abogados. He has more than 30 years of experience advising and representing clients in the practices of cross-border Insolvency and Restructurings (out-ofcourt & in-court - concursos mercantiles), Finance, Refinancing and Corporate Reorganizations, as well as in the purchase & sale of assets in special situations and distress. Throughout his vast experience, he has represented clients from various industries, both nationally and internationally, domestic and foreign companies, public and private, as well as several ad-hoc committees of international bondholders and noteholders issued abroad by Mexican issuers. He has also been characterized by its service to the community, advising pro-bono new entrepreneurs and companies, as well as nonprofit organizations who need help in specific matters of law.
Timothy Graulich, Partner of the Restructuring Group - Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Mr Graulich is a partner in Davis Polk's insolvency and restructuring group. He is a recognised leader in the restructuring field, having played a high-profile and instrumental role in numerous significant restructurings and bankruptcies, including a key role in many of the most inportant cross-border cases in the past several years.
Lisa Donahue, Managing Director and Global Co-Lead of Turnaround and Restructuring Services - AlixPartners
Lisa Donahue is the Global Co-Lead of Turnaround and Restructuring Services at AlixPartners. She guides underperforming companies through complex operational turnarounds in the roles of Chief Executive Officer, Chief Restructuring Officier and Chief Transition Officer. Lisa offers more than two decades of successful outcomes in the area of corporate transformation. She guides underperforming companies through complex negotiations and operational restructurings whether in the role of an interim executive as chief restructuring officer (CRO), chief financial officer (CFO), or executive vice president (EVP) or as a trusted advisor. Lisa has a degree in finance from Florida State University, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a board member of both industry organizations and philanthropic ones. Lisa is also a regular speaker at forums and events around the world.
Homer Parkhill, Global Partner and Managing Director - Rothschild & Co
Homer Parkhill is the Global Co-Head of Rothschild & Co’s restructuring practice, with over 20 years of cross-border restructuring advisory experience. Mr. Parkhill has led restructuring, financing and M&A assignments for companies, creditors, acquirers, shareholders and other stakeholders across a wide array of geographies and industries, including chemicals, telecommunications and technology, energy, transportation, hospitality and gaming, financial institutions and general industrial. Mr. Parkhill is a member of several industry trade organizations including the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association and is a frequent lecturer on restructuring topics. Mr. Parkhill also serves on the New York for McCombs advisory board for The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Rothschild & Co in 2001, Mr. Parkhill worked at the restructuring boutique of CDG where he focused on advising both companies and creditor constituencies in restructuring transactions. Mr. Parkhill began his investment banking career at Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Parkhill received a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The University of Texas at Austin.
Gianluigi Esposito, Deputy Editor - Chambers and Partners
Gianluigi joined Chambers as Researcher on the Latin America team before being promoted to Senior Researcher and finally Deputy Editor. He developed his career through various experiences in different consulates between Italy and the UK. He has previous academic research experience investigating social matters regarding the Romani refugee community in Italy. He graduated from the Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale with a BA and MA (Hons) in Languages and Political Science. Gianluigi speaks Italian, English and Spanish.