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Harneys: Comparing credit & insolvency issues – BVI vs Cayman Island

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Location: HKUST Business School, Rm 1501-02, 15/F Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central

Lunch Presentation

The HKCCA’s Executive Committee invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Harney Westwood & Riegels.

Food and drinks will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been applied for. New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.

TOPIC: Comparing credit & insolvency issues – BVI vs Cayman Island

The seminar will compare the treatment of credit and insolvency issues in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands. Within this broad heading it will focus on topics such as the key similarities and differences between winding-up procedures in the two jurisdictions, the different approaches to the insolvency test and the treatment of priority of claims and insolvency set-off. The seminar will also cover voidable transactions (including under non-insolvency avoidance laws), directors’ liability and restructuring options in the BVI and Cayman Islands. Any in-house counsel who come across BVI and Cayman entities in their business dealings should attend this helpful seminar to learn about the key cornerstones of BVI and Cayman insolvency law and understand what can be done when structuring and documenting transactions to improve credit risk and rating and minimise exposure on insolvency of BVI or Cayman counterpart.

SPEAKERS:

Ian Mann – Head of Harneys’ BVI and Cayman Litigation and Restructuring Department; Partner. Ian Mann is head of Harneys’ BVI and Cayman Litigation and Restructuring Department in Hong Kong servicing Asia based clients involved in BVI and Cayman litigation. Ian specialises in insolvency, restructuring, shareholders’ disputes and contentious trusts (Ian is also a TEP). Ian is one of the general editors of British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, Sweet & Maxwell, now in its third edition.

Ellie Crespi- Senior Associate, Banking and Finance transactions. Ellie advises on Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law, on banking and finance transactions and corporate matters, restructurings and insolvencies. She advises top tier law firms, major international financial institutions and corporates on all aspects of credit and security issues. Her recent practice has focused on asset-based lending, distressed debt sales and statutory mergers.

VENUE: HKUST Business School, Rm 1501-02, 15/F Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central

DATE: Monday 9th March 2015

TIME: 12.30 for lunch, 13.00 – 14.00 for presentation

RSVP: Please register your attendance online no later than 6th March 2015 (Friday). If you register but are then unable to attend, please email [email protected] and tell us so that other members on any waitlist may attend. If you have any suggestions for topics or speakers for future HKCCA events, please let us know at [email protected]

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