10th Anniversary Africa Round Table on Insolvency Reform 2019

Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre 

21st - 22nd November 2019 

ART 2019 Additional Papers

Event handbook
Delegate List

Critiquing business restructuring plans - sample plan
Critiquing business restructuring plans - Concept of "administration" under the Mauritius Insolvency Act 2009
A practical workshop on Insolvency Practitioners skills - case study
Stakeholder negotiations in a cross-border insolvency - slides

The 2019 Africa Round Table (ART) on insolvency reform hosted by INSOL International and World Bank Group, is to be held on 21st - 22nd November 2019 at Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre. The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrating a decade of insolvency reform in Africa and anticipating what lies ahead”.

Since the introduction of the Africa Round Table initiative in 2010, the focus has been on introducing delegates across the continent to the various insolvency and restructuring tools that are available in an insolvency scenario, with the emphasis on encouraging and supporting insolvency reform. The themes of the events have ranged from value preservation to insolvency frameworks for micro, small and medium enterprises to examining how to encourage more effective implementation of insolvency regimes.  The focus, however, remains on developing professional ties with the goal of improving insolvency and restructuring regimes across the African continent.

Celebrating 10 years of ART provides us not only with an opportunity to look back at the past decade of insolvency reform in Africa, but also with an opportunity to pause and reflect as to the potential challenges that lie ahead, specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa. With this in mind, topics at this year's ART will therefore offer both a retrospective view, as well as being forward-looking in scope. Topics will include practical sessions critiquing corporate rescue plans, the impact of secured transactions reform on the availability of credit, stakeholder negotiations in cross-border insolvency matters, challenges faced during the insolvency reform process, non-performing loan management in Africa, asset-tracing and fraudulent transactions, practical case studes and views from the judiciary.

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary on Thursday 21st November we will be hosting a magnificent dinner in the Namibian desert. Something not to be missed!

The first day, Thursday 21st November will be by invitation only, with places strictly limited to enable real discussion between policy makers, judges, regulators, practitioners and lenders on insolvency reform across Africa.
Participation in the INSOL Africa Round Table is by invitation only

ART Open Forum

The second day, Friday 22nd November will be opened up to all those interested in and affected by insolvency reform in Africa.

This is to enable a greater forum for all stakeholders to engage in discussion and to learn from international best practice.

For further information and details of sponsorship opportunities please contact Penny Robertson at pennyr@insol.ision.co.uk

INSOL International and The World Bank Group would like to thank the following supporters of the Africa Round Table Initiative:



ASO Capital Bowmans

ENS Africa Grant Thornton