8th Annual Conference

Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany
June 9-10, 2008

Conference Co-Chairs

Dr. Eberhard Braun, Schultze & Braun, Achern
Professor Christoph Paulus, Humboldt University, Berlin
John A. Barrett, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Houston
E. Bruce Leonard, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Toronto 

Summary of Contents

Panel Presentations

  • The European Scene: The Latest in European Insolvency (III and Insol Europe)
  • The Criminalization of Directors and Officers: Personal Risk and Liabilities in Insolvencies
  • “Hedge Funds – The New Masters of the Bankruptcy Universe”
  • Pre-Packaged Disposals on Insolvency: International Standards and Variations
  • China’s New Bankruptcy System and Pan Pacific Insolvency Developments
  • The Role of Derivatives in the Credit Crisis, the Mortgage Mess and the Coming Default Cycle
  • The COMI Controversies: Co-ordinating Competing Jurisdictions
  • Judges Without Borders: The Role of the Insolvency Judge in the Management and Resolution of Cross-Border Cases
  • A Global Comparative Study of Wage and Pension Claims in Insolvency: The III Social Claims Committee Interim Report (III and Insol Europe)
  • Financing Companies Undergoing a Debt Restructuring in Latin America
  • Report on Intellectual Property Rights in Reorganizations Worldwide
  • New Directions in the Reform of Sovereign Debt Restructuring
  • Preliminary Report of the Task Force on Third Party Protections in Restructurings
  • Report of the Committee on the III Foundation

Conference Sponsors

The International Insolvency Institute expresses its grateful appreciation to the leading firms who have provided valuable sponsorship support for the III’s wonderful Conference in Berlin as the III’s inaugural event in Europe.

Platinum Benefactor Sponsor: 
Schultze & Braun, Achern and Berlin | Dr. Eberhard Braun, Professor Christoph Paulus 

Platinum Level: 
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chicago, New York, London | John Wm. Butler, Jr., D. Jansing Baker, Chris Mallon 
Dr. Pannen Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg | Dr. Klaus Pannen
K&L Gates, Los Angeles | Josefina Fernandez-McEvoy, David A. Murdoch
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP | John A. Barrett, Evelyn H. Biery, Zack A. Clement

Gold Level:
Dr. Beck & Partner GbR, Nürnberg | Dr. Siegfried Beck
Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York | Donald S. Bernstein, Karen E. Wagner
Hermann Rechtsanwälte, Frankfurt | Dr. Ottmar Hermann
Heuking Kühn Lüer, Cologne | Dr. Hans-Jochem Lüer
Kanzlei Kebekus & Zimmerman, Dusseldorf | Dr. Frank Kebekus
Kübler GbR Dresden | Dr. Bruno Kübler
Leonhardt, Westhelle & Partner, Berlin | Dr. Herr Köhler-Ma
Pluta Rechtsanwalts GmbH, Munich | Dr. Martin Prager
Schneider, Geiwitz + Partner, Neu-Ulm | Dr. Werner Schneider

Silver Level:
Brinkmann & Partner, Munich | Dr. Carlos Mack
Thierhoff Illy & Partner, Leipzig | Michael Thierhoff
Wenger Plattner, Küsnacht | Dr. Karl Wüthrich
Cassels Brock & Blackwell, Toronto | Bruce Leonard, David S. Ward, Jonathan Fleisher, John N. Birch

Bronze Level:
CMS Hasche Sigle , Berlin | Dr. Michael C. Frege
Nomura Security Co., Ltd., Tokyo | Dr. Shinjiro Takagi, Gleiss Lutz, Munich, Dr. Burkard Göpfert