Debtwire Asia-Pacific Distressed Debt Forum

JW Marriott Hotel
Hong Kong
11 October 2018
#DebtwireAPAC
    • 09:00

      Registration

    • 09:20

      Opening remarks

      Luc Mongeon
      Luc Mongeon
      Managing Editor, Debtwire Asia-Pacific
    • 09:30

      Keynote address

      What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?

      Two legal trends continue to influence our industry – the seemingly unstoppable race to promote and implement debtor-friendly rescue procedures and the juggernaut that is cross-border judicial cooperation.  With further reforms planned in Singapore, England and the US, what do these trends mean for Hong Kong stakeholders? Do recent reforms and increasing judicial cooperation reduce the scope for emerging markets ‘games’ to be played in Asia, or do they merely add another layer of complexity?

      Ashley Bell
      Ashley Bell
      Legal Analyst, Debtwire Asia-Pacific
    • 10:00

      Panel discussion

      DISTRESSED DEBT: Asia-Pacific market update and outlook

      Asia Pacific’s distressed debt market continues to evolve. What are the key differences and considerations when developing a distressed investing strategy in Asia, and what themes are likely to drive distressed opportunities in the year ahead?

      Vincent Littke
      Vincent Littke
      Head of Asia Distressed & Par Trading, Global Credit & Special Situations (GCSS), Bank of America Merrill Lynch
      Brian Dillard
      Brian Dillard
      Managing Director & Head of Asia Credit, KKR Credit
      Peter Warbanoff
      Peter Warbanoff
      Head of Distressed and Opportunistic Credit, LIM Advisors
      Theron Alldis
      Theron Alldis
      Asia Loan Trader, SC Lowy
      Daniel Anderson
      Daniel Anderson
      Partner, Ropes & Gray
    • 11:00

      Morning coffee break

    • 11:20

      Panel discussion

      FOCUS SOUTHEAST ASIA: Rescue finance and restructuring regime update

      Since Singapore’s Chapter 11-style bankruptcy law came into force in May 2017, have there been many cases where DIP financing has been a part of a company’s restructuring? How effective have these been and what are risks of providing rescue financing in Singapore? In other countries in Southeast Asia where rescue financing is not by law given a first ranking priority, how are companies able to fund their working capital needs through an insolvency process?  And what progress has Singapore made with its insolvency regime that presents opportunities for investors? In Indonesia, what developments have occurred over the last year that define its insolvency regime and how investors should view the country.

      Heng Cheam
      Heng Cheam
      Director, Private Loan Origination and Trading, Strategic Investment Group, Deutsche Bank
      Manoj Pillay Sandrasegara
      Manoj Pillay Sandrasegara
      Partner & Joint Head - Restructuring & Insolvency Practice, WongPartnership LLP
      Geoff Simms
      Geoff Simms
      Founding Partner & President Director, AJCapital Advisory
      Glenn Peters
      Glenn Peters
      Partner, Debt Restructuring, EY Singapore
      Luc Mongeon
      Luc Mongeon
      Managing Editor, Debtwire Asia-Pacific
    • 12:20

      Networking lunch

    • 13:00

      Presentation by Xtract Research

      Restructuring Asian High Yield Bonds

      High yield bonds of Asian issuers have a number of regional characteristics not found in other markets. What impact do these have in a distressed debt scenario?

      Bart Capeci
      Bart Capeci
      Senior Covenant Analyst, Xtract Research
    • 13:20

      Panel discussion

      FOCUS INDIA: Corporate insolvency law update

      India’s new corporate insolvency code remains a work in progress. How will the bankruptcy law, and India’s legal system in general, evolve in the year ahead, and how will this impact M&A dealflow and opportunities for international and local investors?

      Rousseau Anai
      Rousseau Anai
      Senior Managing Director, Head of APAC, Cantor Fitzgerald
      Anurag  Das
      Anurag Das
      CEO & Managing Director, International Asset Reconstruction Company
      Mihir Chandra
      Mihir Chandra
      Head Analyst, SC Lowy
      Shailendra Ajmera
      Shailendra Ajmera
      Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, EY India
      Ashwin Bishnoi
      Ashwin Bishnoi
      Partner, Khaitan & Co
      Kathleen Berkeley
      Kathleen Berkeley
      Counsel, Ropes & Gray
    • 14:20

      Panel discussion

      DISTRESSED M&A: Opportunities worth the risk? 

      Over recent years, the need for distressed companies to sell assets few opportunities for offshore strategic buyers and private equity investors. What will the M&A opportunities be over the next year and how must investors approach these deals to mitigate the risks involved and to ensure a successful exit?

      Shabad Thadani
      Shabad Thadani
      Investment Analyst, Arkkan Capital Management
      Jason Salman
      Jason Salman
      Partner, Ashurst
      Manav Saraf
      Manav Saraf
      Managing Director, Special Situations Group, CLSA Capital Partners
      Mani Joseph
      Mani Joseph
      Executive Director, Head of Asia HY and Distressed Trading, Goldman Sachs
      Alister Berkeley
      Alister Berkeley
      Executive Director, Restructuring & Turnaround, EY Hong Kong
    • 15:20

      Afternoon coffee break

    • 15:40

      Panel discussion

      FOCUS CHINA: Stress slowing or growing?

      China has declared some small victories in its campaign to control bad debt, but questions remain: Is Chinese debt growth really slowing and is it enough? How well is China deleveraging the corporate sector? And where is stress being distributed within the Chinese economy? China’s non-performing loans (NPL) are expected to skyrocket in response to a change in the recognition of impaired loans by Chinese regulators. What impact does this have on China’s bond market, and how will the shadow banking industry be affected?

      Phil Groves
      Phil Groves
      Founder, President & CEO, DAC Financial Management
      Paul Jurie
      Paul Jurie
      Head of Special Situations, Macquarie Capital
      Andrew Koo
      Andrew Koo
      Partner, EY Shanghai
      Yichen Cui
      Yichen Cui
      Counsel, Ashurst Guantao Shanghai FTZ Joint Operation Office
      Damien Whitehead
      Damien Whitehead
      Partner, Ashurst
    • 16:40

      Closing remarks

      Luc Mongeon
      Luc Mongeon
      Managing Editor, Debtwire Asia-Pacific
    • 16:45

      Debtwire 15th anniversary special entertainment

    • 17:00

      Cocktail reception

  • *Agenda and speakers are subject to change