Debtwire Australia Restructuring Forum

The Westin Hotel
30 October 2018
    • 12:00

      Registration & networking lunch

    • 13:00

      Opening speech

    • 13:10

      Panel discussion

      Australian Corporate & Real Estate Market Outlook

      In this opening session, panellists will examine restructuring drivers and consider where opportunities will emerge. We examine how different sectors in Australia may be affected by regulatory changes as a result of the Hayne royal commission and US interest rate rises. Also, we consider the potential liquidity squeeze in the real estate sector, as a result of dwindling Chinese demand and tightening regulation on bank lending. What opportunities do non-bank lenders and distressed funds perceive in this sector?

    • 14:00

      Panel discussion

      Where are they now? Post balance sheet restructure view of turnarounds

      In executing a turnaround, the odds are often stacked against companies and their management teams. This panel provides an inside look at the recent reorganization of various companies with commentary from management and various investors to provide insights, lessons learned and best practices to increase the chances of success.

    • 14:50

      Coffee break

    • 15:20

      Panel discussion

      Regulatory reform: Steering towards a safe harbour and Ipso Facto

      How will Safe Harbour reforms under the Corporations Act reshape insolvency proceedings in Australia? How effective will Safe Harbour provisions be in destigmatizing corporate failure and fostering growth in the distressed debt and rescue financing market? With the stay on “ipso facto” clauses for insolvency in effect, Australia’s insolvency regime takes another controversial step away from overly heavy penalties towards wider avenues for corporate rescue. Given its wide-ranging exclusions, how effective will this reform be and what impact will it have on real estate and construction industries?

    • 16:00

      Panel discussion

      Evaluating transactions under a new regime

      How do Lenders and Distressed Funds think about Primary loans and secondary trading / restructure execution in light of recent regulatory reform? Will deals be easier / harder? Will execution become more certain?

    • 16:50

      Closing speech

    • 17:00

      Cocktail reception

    • 19:00

      Event to close

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