Securing Resources to Finance the Recovery of the Economy (Brazil)
virtual event, no cost
Thursday, January 21, 2021 (9 a.m. Brazil; 7 a.m. EST)
There is no cost for this event. Simultaneous translation in English & Portuguese will be available.
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- Donald Bernstein (moderator) Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York
- Shin Abe Kasumigaseki International, Tokyo
- Guilherme Ferreira, Jive Investments São Paulo
- Richard Gitlin, Gitlin & Company, Delray Beach
- Thomas Felsberg (moderator) Felsberg Advogados, Sao Paolo
- José Garrido, IMF Washington, D.C.
- Sergio Silva de Amaral, Felsberg Advogados São Paulo
- Bruno Laskowsky BNDES, São Paulo
- Sergio Gusmão Suchodolski, Development Bank of Minas Gerais, São Paulo
- Joaquim Levy, Banco Safra SA São Paulo
- Ariane Di Iorio, IFC, Washington, D.C.
The International Insolvency Institute
The International Insolvency Institute (III) – www.iiiglobal.org – is a non-profit international organisation, accredited with special consultative status with agencies of the United Nations. Admission to membership of III is by invitation, and comprises the most senior and respected insolvency professionals, judges and university professors in the world. It is an active participant in meetings of UNCITRAL on the topic of insolvency, and one of its core functions is scholarship in its field of expertise, with the objective of improving internationally the practices of restructuring and the recovery of financially distressed companies.
Following the onset of the COVID pandemic, III created a working group of its members to analyse restructuring tools responsive to the economic disruption, so as to assist the rehabilitation of viable companies affected by the pandemic. The III members on the working group are: US – Donald Bernstein (David Polk & Wardwell LLP), Richard Gitlin (Gitlin & Company LLC), Lewis Kruger (Stroock), Patrick Potter (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitmann LLP) and George Kelakos (Kelakos Advisors LLC); Brazil – Thomas Felsberg (Felsberg Advogados); Japan – Shin Abe (Kasumigaseki International Law Office); Switzerland – Christoph Staubli (Wilder Wyss Limited); Australia – John Martin (Norton Rose Fulbright Australia). The working group has been greatly assisted by a senior IMF professional.
One of the objects of analysis is the Brazilian situation. Following a generic introduction defining difficulties and solutions, analysis of experiences of Japan, the US and the IMF itself, we propose a presentation of how such experiences could be adapted to Brazil. The event, presented by three rapporteurs and with a duration of one hour, would be enhanced by the participation of a panel discussion with panelists representing Brazilian and multilateral entities. The III working group therefore invites representatives of all participating institutions and their guests to the presentation in order to contribute to the study of sustainable solutions for the resumption of the Brazilian economy.