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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON APPLICABLE LAW IN CROSS-BORDER INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS

Zagreb, 27th-28th March 2020

Venue: Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb

Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, Second Floor, Room III.

 

FRIDAY 27 MARCH


08.00 - 09.00

Registration

 

09.00 - 09.30

Welcome Address

Prof. Dr. Igor Gliha, Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb

Ms Salla Saastamoinen, acting Director General, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia

Prof. Dr. Paul Omar, INSOL Europe

 

09.30 – 11.00

Session 1.

Panel Leader: Dr. Andreas Stein, Head of Civil Justice Unit in DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission

 

09.30 – 09.50

Prof. Dr. Ignacio Tirado, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, Secretary-General UNIDROIT

Applicable Law to Rights in Rem in Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings

 

09.50 – 10.00

Discussion

 

10.00 – 10.20

Prof. Dr. Francisco Garcimartin, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Applicable Law to Current Contracts to Which the Debtor is Party in Cross-Border Insolvency Proceeding

 

10.20 – 10.30

Discussion

 

10.30 – 10.50

Mag. Miha Žebre, LL.M, Legal and Legislative Officer, Civil Justice Unit in DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission

Applicable Law to Contracts of Employment in Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings

 

10.50 – 11.00

Discussion

 

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

 

11.30 – 13.00

Session 2.

Panel Leader: Prof. Dr. Hrvoje Sikirić, Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb, Croatia


11.30 – 11.50

Prof. Dr. Edward Janger, Brooklyn Law School, USA

Choice of Law and Entitlement Baseline in Rescue

 

11.50 – 12.00

Discussion

 

12.00 – 12.20

Prof. Dr. Andreas Piekenbrock, Faculty of Law of the University of Heidelberg, Germany

International Jurisdiction for Insolvency Law Avoidance Actions

 

12.20 – 12.30

Discussion

 

12.30 – 12.50

Prof. Dr. Jasnica Garašić, Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb, Croatia

Applicable Law for Insolvency Law Avoidance

 

12.50 – 13.00

Discussion

 

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch break

 

14.00 – 15.30

Session 3.

Panel leader: Prof. Dr. Nina Tepeš, Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb, Croatia

 

14.00 – 14.20

Prof. Dr. Paul Omar, INSOL Europe

Recognition and Enforcement of Insolvency-Related Judgments

 

14.20 – 14.30

Discussion

 

14.30 – 14.50

Bartosz Groele, Partner, Tomasik & Pakostewicz & Groele, Kraków, Poland

Effects of a Foreign Insolvency Proceedings on Arbitral Proceedings in the State of Recognition

 

14.50 – 15.00

Discussion

 

15.00 – 15.20

Zoltan Fabok, Special Counsel, DLA Piper Posztl, Nemescsói, Györfi-Tóth & Partners Law Firm, Budapest, Hungary

Effects of Foreign Insolvency Proceedings on Enforcement Proceedings in the State of Recognition

 

15.20 – 15.30

Discussion

 

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break

 

16.00 – 17.00

Session 4.

            Panel leader: Prof. Dr. Hana Horak, Faculty of Economics & Business of the University of Zagreb, Croatia

 

16.00 – 16.20

Jose Garrido, Senior Counsel and Supervisor, International Monetary Fund, Legal Department

Applicable Law for Lodging, Verification and Admission of Claims in Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings

 

16.20 – 16.30

Discussion

 

16.30 – 16.50

Simeon Gilchrist, Partner, Edwin Coe LLP, London, UK

The Post Brexit Landscape: The Known Unknown: Choice of Law and Applicable Law Issues

 

16.50 – 17.00

Discussion

 

17.30 – 19.00

Sightseeing - Zagreb

 

20.00 – 23.00

Dinner

 

 

SATURDAY 28 MARCH

 

09.00 – 10.30

Session 5.

Panel leader: Simeon Gilchrist, Partner, Edwin Coe LLP, London, UK

 

09.00 – 09.20

Leif Clark, Former US Bankruptcy Judge, today mediator, arbitrator and consultant, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Legal Position of a Foreign Insolvency Representative in the State of Recognition According to the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency and the USA Bankruptcy Code

 

09.20 – 09.30

Discussion

 

09.30 – 9.50

Dr. Miodrag Đorđević, Vice-president of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenia

Legal Position of a Foreign Insolvency Practitioner in the State of Recognition According to the European Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings

 

09.50 – 10.00

Discussion

 

10.00 – 10.20

Karol Czepukojć, Attorney at law, Licensed Restructuring Adviser, Wardyński & Partners, Warsaw, Poland

    Applicable Law to Contracts Relating to Real Estate in Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings

 

10.20 – 10.30

Discussion

 

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break

 

11.00 – 12.30

Session 6.

Panel leader: Prof. Mag. Mag. Dr. Tomislav Borić, Faculty of Law of the Karl Franzens University of Graz, Austria

 

11.00 – 11.20

Prof. Dr. Janis Sarra, University of British Columbia, Canada

Debtor’s Disposal of Assets After the Opening of Insolvency Proceedings and Protection of Third-Party Purchasers

 

11.20 – 11.30

Discussion

 

11. 30 – 11.50

Prof. Dr. Gerry McCormack, School of Law of the University of Leeds, UK

Applicable Law to Insolvency Law Set-Off and the European Insolvency Regulation

 

11.50 – 12.00

Discussion

 

12.00 – 12.20

Prof. Dr. John Pottow, Law School of the University of Michigan, USA

Normative Consideration on the Protection of Local Interests in Cross-Border Insolvency

 

12.20 – 12.30

Discussion

 

12.30 – 13.30

Session 7.

Views of International Organizations

 

13.30 – 13.45

Closing Remarks

 

13.45 – 14.45

Lunch
 

 

Programme subject to alteration.