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Christopher Harlowe

Christopher Harlowe

Cayman Islands
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Peter Hayden

Peter Hayden

Cayman Islands
Partner

 

South Square Webinar series

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13 October 2020

Session one: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 – new tools for a new world

The first session in our series, which took place on 7 October, looked at the recent changes to the UK's insolvency legislation. The panel was chaired by Christopher Harlowe, who was joined by Barristers Mark Philips QC and Toby Brown from South Square and Partner Philip Stephenson from Grant Thornton.

The session provided an overview of the main provisions of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, followed by a wider discussion on how this could play a critical role in addressing the unprecedented challenges that lie ahead.

 

Session two: International Restructuring Update

The second session in our South Square Webinar series considered recent developments in the world of restructuring, with a panel chaired by Tom Smith QC from South Square.

He was joined on the panel on 14 October by other experts in the field: Partners Joshua Sussberg from Kirkland & Ellis in New York, Matthew Showler, from Trowers & Hamlins in Dubai, and Peter Hayden from Mourant, Cayman.

Together they discussed a number of matters including:

• Current developments in restructuring and insolvency work

• Changes brought about in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

• Moves in many countries towards the Chapter 11 approach

• Likely future trends and developments

 

Session three: Commercial Litigation Update

The third session in our South Square Webinar series considered recent updates in Commercial litigation both onshore and offshore, with a panel chaired by William Willson from South Square.

William was joined by other experts in the field: Partners Jonathan Arr from Macfarlanes in London, Ben Wells from Candey in London along with Eleanor Morgan from Mourant, BVI.

Together they discussed the following topics:

• Injunctions

• Reflective Loss

• Jurisdiction

• Privilege