Debtwire Australia Restructuring Forum

The Westin Hotel
Sydney
30 October 2018
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    • 12:00

      Registration & networking lunch

    • 13:00

      Opening speech

    • 13:10

      Panel discussion

      Slater & Gordon, past, present and future?

      Market cap crashes, lenders change.  Balance sheet restructured, debt reduced.  Class action risk extinguished.

      UK and Australia businesses split.  Operational turnaround implemented throughout the process and continues today.

      What will Slater and Gordon look like in the future? What are the likely exits for the current shareholders? Who were the winners and who were the losers?

      John Somerville
      John Somerville
      CEO, Slater & Gordon
      Genevieve Sexton
      Genevieve Sexton
      Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler
      Chris Wyke
      Chris Wyke
      Managing Director, Moelis Australia
      Mark Korda
      Mark Korda
      Partner, KordaMentha
    • 13:50

      Panel Discussion

      Recent Developments in the Direct Lending Market, Unitranche, Stretch Senior, Industry Funds and More

      In the last two years or so there has been a significant increase in the volume of direct lending by non-traditional lenders such as credit funds. Who are the new entrants? What are their strategies? Will we see a dramatic increase in volume? Will they eat into the traditional lender space? What returns are being sought?

      The panellists will talk to the structures being developed for stretch senior and unitranche transactions. 

      What are the current trends for deal size, opening leverage, covenants, basket sizing and other flexibility? How are revolver providers positioning on security / intercreditor arrangements?

      Justin Hooley
      Justin Hooley
      Head of Credit Opportunities, Deutsche Bank
      Andrew Tremain
      Andrew Tremain
      Managing Partner, Metrics Credit Partners
      Nicholas Ellmore
      Nicholas Ellmore
      Managing Director, Head of Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, Nomura
      Genevieve Sexton
      Genevieve Sexton
      Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler
      Dominic Emmett
      Dominic Emmett
      Partner, Gilbert + Tobin
    • 14:30

      Panel discussion

      Recent Developments in the Direct Lending Market, Real Estate Focus

      What is the market for alternative non-banking lenders? Residential and construction finance.  Recent corporate activity – Pepper, Lotus, Bluestone and Latrobe.  

      Impact of Royal Commission?  Is liquidity tightening?

      David Gribble
      David Gribble
      Managing Director, Securities Division, Goldman Sachs Australia
      Stephen Allan
      Stephen Allan
      Managing Director - Structured Lending & Special Situations, Nomura
      Ben Coughlin
      Ben Coughlin
      Managing Director, Oaktree Capital
      Anthony Ryan
      Anthony Ryan
      Consultant, OCP Asia
      Chris Wyke
      Chris Wyke
      Managing Director, Moelis Australia
    • 15:10

      Coffee break

    • 15:30

      Panel discussion

      Impact of Royal Commission on Regulatory Activity, Governance and Financial Services

      What will be the reaction of the regulators, ASIC and APRA? What type of actions might ASIC be looking to take?  Will APRA increase its oversight?  

      Has it effected on the conduct of the traditional lenders in relation to enforcement ?

      Will boards be required to give greater consideration to community standards and expectations ?

      Will lending practices be affected and might the sector into which the traditional banks have lent change?

      Vanessa Whittaker
      Vanessa Whittaker
      SC
      Stephen Parbery
      Stephen Parbery
      Senior Consultant, Ferrier Hodgson
      Leon Zwier
      Leon Zwier
      Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler
      Chris Wyke
      Chris Wyke
      Managing Director, Moelis Australia
      Colleen Platford
      Colleen Platford
      Partner, Gilbert + Tobin
    • 16:10

      Panel discussion

      Recent Reforms – Do they go far enough?

      Will the Safe Harbour and Ipso Facto changes have an impact?  Is there a need for further reform? 

      Have Schemes of Arrangement become unworkable and too expensive – a review of recent schemes such Bis, Slater & Gordon, Boart and WICET.

      Should class litigation be resolved by Scheme of Arrangement?

      Each panellist will talk to an area he or she believes as ripe for reform.

      Janna Robertson
      Janna Robertson
      Partner, Deloitte Australia
      Cassandra Mathews
      Cassandra Mathews
      Partner, KordaMentha
      David Clee
      David Clee
      Partner, Gilbert + Tobin
      Paul Rathborne
      Paul Rathborne
      Managing Director, Moelis Australia
      Leon Zwier
      Leon Zwier
      Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler
    • 16:50

      Closing speech

    • 17:00

      Cocktail reception

    • 19:00

      Event to close

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