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COVID-19:  Consideration from a restructuring, turnaround and insolvency perspective

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Things have changed dramatically for all of us in recent weeks and it will come as no surprise that our planned (face to face) event on the topic of ‘The rise of failure’ will no longer take place in the current format.  We will, instead, be presenting a webinar on the wide-ranging and serious effects of COVID-19 and the impact from a restructuring, turnaround and insolvency (RTI) perspective.

John Whiteoak, Kevin Pullen, John Chetwood from Herbert Smith Freehills' market leading RTI team, and Greg Mulley, Head of  Corporate will be discussing the major issues arising from the coronavirus outbreak and what that means for RTI practitioners.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday 8 April as originally planned,  at the earlier time of 10am.

Our speakers will outline the key issues affecting:

  • People (including pensions);
  • Transactional situations (including M&A, supply chain and finance - strain, renegotiations, performance issues and disputes);
  • Governance (including information, meetings, decision-making, documents, execution, disclosure and record keeping).

The webinar will be chaired by John Whiteoak, Joint Global Head of Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency and there will be an opportunity for you to ask our panel questions during the session.

You will also find updated insight online at our dedicated HSF COVID-19 online hub. 

To register your place on this webinar, please click on the button below.


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About the speaker/s

John Chetwood

John is a restructuring lawyer whose practice involves advising companies in distress, lenders, co-ordinating committees of lenders, bondholders, insolvency practitioners and other stakeholders in a wide range of international and domestic restructurings.

He has over a decade of experience and has advised on restructurings involving the full range of English processes, including schemes of arrangement, company voluntary arrangements, administrations, liquidations and provisional liquidations involving across a range of sectors and frequently in the context of complex, cross-border restructurings.

John Whiteoak

John co-leads the firm's global Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround group. John advises on a broad range of contentious insolvency matters, including cross-border disputes and pension regulatory disputes.

John acts for a blue-chip client list, including hedge funds, administrators, banks, accountants, trustees and corporates. His work involves some of the largest and most high-profile insolvency, restructuring and pensions disputes in the United Kingdom, including cases with global ramifications.

John has advised various investment banks and hedge funds on potential claims arising from failed investments in bond issues, securitisations and investments in complex financial products.

In addition, John also specialises in general commercial litigation matters, including cross-border disputes, corporate fraud and recovery, as well as complex banking and tax disputes and dispute resolution. 

Kevin Pullen

Kevin is a partner in the restructuring and insolvency group at Herbert Smith Freehills. He has gained extensive experience working on major restructuring and insolvency matters in both Europe and Asia over the last 20 years.

Kevin's experience includes all forms of debt reconstruction (including schemes of arrangement and CVAs) and insolvency acting for debtors, creditors and insolvency practitioners.

Greg Mulley

Greg advises companies and investment banks on public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and restructurings. He is also a keyboard room adviser on a range of critical issues, including shareholder activist matters and crisis management. He practices across a range of sectors (including mining, oil & gas, FIG and TMT).

Greg has particular experience in advising listed corporate clients on their most complex, cross-border transactions, capital raisings and corporate governance issues (including regulatory investigations),the leading banks in their roles on major transactions, issuers on IPOs and has been closely involved in a range of securities and corporate law regulatory issues. He is listed as a leading lawyer by Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. He practices across a range of sectors (including mining, oil & gas, FIG and TMT) and is sector lead for mining in UK and EMEA.

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