Restructuring Day

12 OCTOBER 2017, THE WALDORF HILTON, LONDON

    • 08:30

      Registration

    • 09:15

      Welcoming Remarks

    • 09:30

      Keynote address: The robots are coming

      We look to the future and the impact of digitalisation on traditional industries, prompting the question about how investors trade on the automation trend.

    • 10:00

      Keynote Panel: Distressed investing in the year ahead

      Against a backdrop of improved economic growth and a scaling back of QE, a panel of opportunistic credit funds will explore where value lies in European credit in the coming year. We will also challenge fund managers on sourcing opportunities after recent years of cov-lite issuance.

    • 10:45

      Networking coffee

    • 11:30

      Behind the scenes

      Overview of a recent case and specific learnings.

    • 11:45

      Business pioneer: Retail under the stormcloud

      UK retailers have been tackling currency headwinds ever since the Brexit vote. The buoyant consumer spending which followed now looks shaky, as inflation pressures begin to bite. The restructuring industry will be watching closely. This speech by an industry veteran will outline some personal views on how management teams are prepared for trading conditions in the year ahead and the impact on financing.

      Investor Q&A
      Following the presentation, we ask investors and advisors to respond in order to determine possible investment themes and entry strategies.

    • 12:30

      Are pre-packs a stitch-up?

      Overview of the political scrutiny of pre-pack administrations.

    • 12:45

      Networking Lunch

    • Stream A

    • 13:45

      Behind the scenes

      Overview of a recent case and specific learnings.

    • 14:00

      Business pioneer: Shipping

      This session will examine investment strategies around the shipping sector – assets versus portfolios. As traditional shipping lenders (those that remain) continue to retreat, where are the opportunities for non-bank financing. 

      Investor Q&A

      Following the presentation, we ask investors and advisors to respond in order to determine possible investment themes and entry strategies.

    • 14:45

      networking break

    • 15:15

      Tradetech

      Overview of how technology could transform trading.

    • Stream B

    • 13:45

      Presentation: Agrokor

      The largest restructuring in CEEMEA – year to date, the presentation will comprise 

      • Overview of the Agrokor group and capital structure
      • Events leading up to the appointment of a Croatian extraordinary administrator
      • Motivations of the various stakeholders
      • Impacts of the ‘Lex Agrokor’ law – favouring local suppliers and local banks?
      • Reciprocal actions in other Balkan countries – what did they do to protect themselves from the fallout
      • Lessons to be learned – cautionary tale for international investors?
    • 14:45

      networking break

    • 15:15

      International Arbitration – route to recovery, negotiating leverage for foreign creditors

      • Legal options available for foreign creditors
      • Secondary market in arbitration claims
      • Litigation funding
      • Sovereign arbitration debt insurance products
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