Past Live Webinars & Fora

Past Live Webinars & Fora

INSOL International / World Bank Group L&R Webinar: Special complexities surrounding crypto insolvencies

Tuesday 16 May, 12:30 British Summer Time (GMT+1)

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Tuesday 24 November 2020

Moderator: Boon Heng TAN, Insolvency & Public Trustee’s Office of Singapore
Angela Crossley, The Insolvency Service, UK
Thea Eszenyi, Australian Securities & Investments Commission
Susana Hidvegi, Superintendencia de Sociedades, Colombia
Allen LYE, Insolvency & Public Trustee’s Office of Singapore
Beverly WEE, Insolvency & Public Trustee’s Office of Singapore

This round table will provide snapshots of the various emergency insolvency relief measures that have been implemented (or are being implemented) in Australia, Colombia, Singapore and UK to help individuals and business entities facing financial distress due to the Covid-19 fallout.   The panellists will share how these new relief measures are working in practice as well as how the insolvency systems in their respective jurisdictions are holding up under the increased pressure resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.   Participants may be able to glean from the four jurisdictions the common relief features adopted (not surprisingly), and could therefore find the round table relevant and helpful to your respective jurisdictions too.  

Background Information

You may find the following reports helpful as background to the discussions:


Part 3 of the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act relating to insolvency relief measures (especially clauses 20 to 23)

Insolvency Restructuring and Dissolution (Amendment) Bill

Simplified restructuring programme for micro and small companies

Sole Proprietors and Partnerships (SPP) Scheme launched to help businesses in financial distress

Simplified winding up programme for micro and small companies


Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020: factsheets

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

Interplay between insolvency practice and leading-edge technologies
9 November 2021

Moderator: Andres F. Martinez, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank and Chair of the Legislative & Regulatory Colloquium

Jane Moore, Head of the Resolution Execution Department, part of the Specialist Directorate within Supervision, Policy & Competition at the FCA, UK
Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras, Corporate Law Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Member of the Executive Committee of the European Law Institute (ELI)
Natasha MacParlandPartner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Canada
Oleksii Sobolev, CEO, Prozorro.Sales, Ukraine
Maris Kumerdanks, Head of the Unit on Information Technology Development of the Court Administration, Latvia

This forum discusses how technology affects the insolvency profession from different angles. After an introduction on the latest Fintech developments and their challenges for the insolvency profession, the panel discussed the UK Payment and Electronic Money Institution Insolvency Regulations (2021), which create a specific insolvency process to deal with these unique entities. The panel also provides a snapshot of some of the issues surrounding crypto-insolvencies and it concludes by discussing the experience of setting up a successful online auction system in a challenging environment. Technology goes faster than legislation. The panel intends to be useful for both regulators and the industry to exchange experiences in these topics.

Wednesday 1 July 2020 - Evolving Issues for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Moderator: Rick Pedone, INSOL Fellow, Nixon Peabody, USA

Peter Declerq, DCQ Legal, UK
Judge Kanok Jullamon, Supreme Court of Thailand
Prof. Jason Kilborn, John Marshal Law School, Australia
Antonia Menezes, INSOL Fellow, World Bank Group