Insolvency Institute

Securing Resources to Finance the Recovery of the Economy (Brazil)

virtual event, no cost, register at
January 21, 2021

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.  

Click here to view the Japan Powerpoint.

Click here to view the English Translation of the Webinar.

Click here to view the Portuguese Translation of the Webinar.

Click here to view and share the pdf webinar flyer.


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 (III) – – 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.

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