Insolvency Institute

International Insolvency Institute (III) sponsored session of D-DebtCon

September 18 , 9:00 AM -12 PM EDT

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Join the International Insolvency Institute (III) sponsored session of D-DebtCon, on September 18 , 9:00 AM -12 PM EDT. III has organized two panels - a roundtable and a scholarly presentation-on the following topics:

1. Public Challenges to Private Recognition Regimes. This panel will focus on how public international law and public actors interact with ostensibly private cross border insolvency recognition regimes.

Mevorach-Modified Universalism Article

Hon. Martin Glenn, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, New York, USA

Prof. Irit Mevorach, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Prof. John Pottow, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, USA

Prof. Ignacio Tirado, Secretary General, UNIDROIT, Madrid, Spain

2. Private Enforcement of Public Debt: Managing the Externalities. This panel will focus on how private enforcement of public debt can affect other institutions such as the payment system, specifically, the financial system generally, and/or can create obstacles to creating a rational regime for sovereign debt restructuring.

Grund D-DebtCon_SovereignDebtEnforcement

Lienau-Sovereign Debt, Private Wealth Market Failure Article 

Schwarcz- DebtCon 2020


Sebastian Grund, Harvard University School of Law, Cambridge, USA

Prof. Odette Lienau, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

Prof. Steven Schwarcz, Duke University School of Law, Durham, USA

Prof. Jay Westbrook, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, USA

For a detailed program, see here.

III's event on September 18 is part of D-DebtCon, an international multi-day, multi-institutional conference taking place virtually from September 7-18. The conference series is an urgent response to the ongoing global public health crisis that magnifies persistent sovereign debt problems and poses new ones of unprecedented scale and scope. A group of leading academic and policy institutions from around the world will co-host a virtual Distributed Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference —D-DebtCon—in nine countries, spanning five continents, for two weeks in September of 2020.

Please find a brief overview of the program and the host institutions here.


About DebtCon

The Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference, or DebtCon, was launched at the at the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) Georgetown in January 2016. Its mission is to engage scholars and practitioners across geographic, disciplinary, and institutional boundaries to help solve pressing sovereign debt problems.

DebtCon brings cutting-edge research to bear on policy and market practice, and helps make research more impactful with exposure to real-world policy and market experience. D-DebtCon will carry on the mission and expand the reach of the DebtCon project at this critical time. DebtCon4 will return in person at the European University Institute (EUI) in 2021.

Since 2019, DebtCon has been part of the Sovereign Debt Forum, a collaboration among Georgetown IIEL, Queen Mary University London and EUI, to encourage and disseminate policy-relevant research, and help improve government debt management capacity, particularly in vulnerable economies. Past programs in Washington and Geneva may be found at this link.

We are grateful for the generous support of the International Insolvency Institute and the Netherlands Ministry of Finance in helping make this event possible.


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