Welcome to ALB Hong Kong and Greater China Debt & Restructuring Forum 2021!

DATE
Thursday, 27 May 2021

TIME
9:00 AM 

VENUE
Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel

 


Event Overview

With the Covid-19 pandemic being here to stay, coupled with the uncertain economic outlook, experts expect to see a significant wave of debt restructuring and insolvency cases to come in 2021. 

At the same time, in Greater China, the recent rise of non-performing loans (NPL) and debt’s capital demand has attracted overseas investors to eagerly tap on debt and distressed debt opportunities. These changes, coupled with the government’s strengthened regulations in the debt and lending market, require investors and creditors to stay more vigilant and legally informed when executing those high-risk deals. 

ALB Hong Kong & Greater China Debt & Restructuring 2021 will provide the audience with timely insights to address these challenges, and practical tips to adequately equip the firms and creditors on how to navigate during the arduous insolvency procedure. 

Benefits Of Attending

  • Understand legal regimes readiness – Hong Kong’ roles & opportunities in international insolvency for business in the Greater China region
  • Asia’s NPL and distressed market outlook – Seizing opportunities 
  • Understand China debt market’s regulatory and legal governance 
  • Achieving a successful debt restructuring: Domestic Vs. Cross-border settings
  • Conducting internal due diligence and investigations on debtor companies
  • Guarding offshore creditors’ and investors’ interest in onshore insolvency 
  • Private lending and rescue financing in Greater China – Pioneering the new era with poise and caution
  • Undertaking a distressed takeover and M&A – Balancing legal concerns with opportunities 

Who Should Attend?

The conference is a can’t-miss event for all debt restructuring and distressed investing professionals:

  • Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyers
  • Creditors/Insolvency Practitioners
    • Special assets or “workout” department
    • Loan Management/Lending Services
    • Credit Risk
    • Fixed Income
    • Credit Strategy
    • Corporate Recovery/Turnaround
    • Corporate Bonds
    • Liquidator
    • Lenders/Bondholders
  • Accounting Firms/Advisory Firms/Auditing Firms
    • Debt Restructuring
    • Debt Advisory
  • Capital Providers/Investors
    • Rescue Financing
    • Distressed Investors/Special-situation Investors/Activist Funds/High-yield Investors
  • Debtors/Distressed Firms
  • M&A Professionals
  • In-House Counsel/Chief Legal Officer
  • Industries that are vulnerable to financial distress

Forum Topics at a Glance*

  * Forum agenda is not final and subject to further revisions

  • Understand legal regimes readiness – Hong Kong’ roles & opportunities in international insolvency for business in the Greater China region
  • Asia’s NPL and distressed market outlook – Seizing opportunities 
  • Understand China debt market’s regulatory and legal governance 
  • Achieving a successful debt restructuring: Domestic Vs. Cross-border settings
  • Conducting internal due diligence and investigations on debtor companies
  • Guarding offshore creditors’ and investors’ interest in onshore insolvency 
  • Private lending and rescue financing in Greater China – Pioneering the new era with poise and caution

Interested to speak on any of the above topics?

Contact Bella Lai at bella.lai@thomsonreuters.com or call +65 6973 8216


Details of participating speakers will be updated shortly. 

For speaking details, please contact Bella at bella.lai@thomsonreuters.com


Speakers / Panelists 

  • Jeremy Lightfoot, Partner and Head of Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring, Hong Kong, Carey Olsen 
  • Henry Tucker, Counsel, Carey Olsen
  • John Han, Partner, Kobre & Kim
  • Alexander Shaik, Partner, General Counsel, Asia Pacific Private Credit, ADM Capital
  • Ben Zhu, Director, Asia Pacific Private Debt, Muzinich & Co.
  • Kurkye Wong, Executive Director, Argyle Street Management Limited (“ASM”) 
  • Vaibhav Chadha, Managing Director, Head of Asia Distressed Debt & Special Situations, Cantor Fitzgerald

Speakers / Panelists Profile

Jeremy Lightfoot_CO

Jeremy Lightfoot, Partner and Head of Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring, Hong Kong, Carey Olsen  48x48, linkedin icon

Jeremy is the head of our Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice in the Hong Kong office.

His practice is focused on high-value and complex commercial and corporate litigation, insolvency and restructuring matters under the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

Who’s Who Legal Litigation notes that Jeremy 'comes highly recommended by peers for his outstanding disputes work and is praised for being “responsive and understanding of what you are looking for”' (2020) and that he has an ‘excellent track record advising clients on complex cross-border matters’ (2019). 

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Henry

Henry Tucker, Counsel, Carey Olsen 48x48, linkedin icon

Henry joined the firm in 2017 and relocated to our Hong Kong office in August 2019. Prior to his move to Hong Kong, Henry regularly represented clients before the Commercial Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal for Bermuda. His practice covers all aspects of offshore commercial and trust litigation with a specific focus on arbitration, enforcement and insolvency issues, including out of court administrative and regulatory disputes.

He also provides non-contentious advice on unique transaction structures, internal regulatory compliance measures and matters involving cross-border enforcement and regulatory risk. 

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John Han

John Han, Partner, Kobre & Kim 48x48, linkedin icon

John Han is an accomplished litigator and advocate who helps clients achieve business objectives in matters involving Greater China, the U.S., and English common law jurisdictions including the British Virgin Islands. Clients rely on his deep regional business knowledge and bilingual language capabilities.

Mr. Han has acted as lead counsel in a wide range of cross-border disputes involving monetization and demonetization of claims, judgments and arbitral awards in the US$ nine to ten figures both against and on behalf of governments, state-owned enterprises, and multinational corporations. The matters often involve fraud or misconduct. 

He regularly leads large-scale cross-border matters to monetize substantial defaulted PRC loan and guarantee portfolios where assets are concealed through complex offshore structures, trusts, and foundations, and where debtors and decision-makers are found in Europe, EMEA, and the U.S.

Mr. Han has been cited on topics involving cross-border judgment and arbitration award monetization by publications including The New York Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, Global Arbitration Review, Commercial Dispute Resolution, The Boston Globe, Asia Business Law Journal, the Hong Kong Lawyer, and the Business Times. 

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Alexander Shaik, Partner, ADM Capital

Alexander Shaik, Partner, General Counsel, APAC Private Credit, ADM Capital 48x48, linkedin icon

Alexander Shaik is a Partner, General Counsel and observer to the Investment Advisory Committee. Alexander joined ADM Capital in 2005. Alexander has over 20 years of legal and commercial experience working on corporate and structured finance transactions. Alexander has been involved in innovative capital markets transactions in most Asian and European jurisdictions. Before joining ADM Capital, Alexander was employed in the Hong Kong office of the US law firm, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, and he has also worked with the Tokyo office of Allen & Overy. Alexander brings valuable structuring, regulatory and legal experience to the ADM Capital team. He received a BA (Hon.) in Law from The University of Melbourne and is admitted to practise in England and Australia.

Ben Zhu

Ben Zhu, Director, Asia Pacific Private Debt, Muzinich & Co.  48x48, linkedin icon

Ben Zhu is a Director of Muzinich & Co. Asia Pacific Private Debt, focusing on private debt financing solutions for middle-market companies in the Asia Pacific. Before joining Muzinich in Hong Kong, Ben worked for HSBC Global Loans and Special Situations Group, responsible for Private Debt, Syndicated Loan Trading and Special Situations business in Asia Pacific with a focus on the Greater China opportunities. He also worked for Cowell & Lee, a credit hedge fund based in Hong Kong with a focus on private debt, distressed and special situation opportunities in Asia Pacific, where he actively involved in debt restructuring. Prior to that, Ben worked for JP Morgan and RBS, in the DCM and leveraged finance team. 

Kurkye

Kurkye Wong, Executive Director, Argyle Street Management Limited (“ASM”)  48x48, linkedin icon

Kurkye is the Executive Director at Argyle Street Management Limited (“ASM”), a hedge fund manager founded in 2002 in Hong Kong. Mr Wong specialises in distress and private credit investment in Asia, in particular China, Thailand and Indonesia. He has previously worked at KPMG and FTI Consulting in Hong Kong. He holds a Special Qualification in Insolvency and is a fellow member of the HKICPA. He holds a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology, a Juris Doctor from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and obtained a certificate in a Master’s Degree in Financial Engineering from the Stanford University. 

Kurkye is the Executive Director at Argyle Street Management Limited (“ASM”), a hedge fund manager founded in 2002 in Hong Kong. Mr Wong specialises in distress and private credit investment in Asia, in particular China, Thailand and Indonesia. He has previously worked at KPMG and FTI Consulting in Hong Kong. He holds a Special Qualification in Insolvency and is a fellow member of the HKICPA. He holds a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology, a Juris Doctor from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and obtained a certificate in a Master’s Degree in Financial Engineering from the Stanford University. 

Vaibhav_Cantor

Vaibhav Chadha, Managing Director, Head of Asia Distressed Debt & Special Situations, Cantor Fitzgerald 48x48, linkedin icon

Distressed loan sourcer/trader; India distressed debt specialist; Special sit investing; secondary loan trading  


Welcome to Hong Kong and Greater China Debt & Restructuring Forum 2021!

DATE
Thursday, 27 May 2021

TIME
9:00 AM 

VENUE
Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel

 


Delegate Pricing 

Law Firms/Service Providers/Consultants (LIVE)  US$899
Inhouse/General Counsel/Compliance (LIVE) Complimentary
Financial Institutions/ Capital providers  (LIVE) Complimentary
Legal Service Providers/ Accounting Firms  (LIVE) US$899 

 

According to the recent rules by the Hong Kong government, the hotel is not allowed to serve F&B during the event, and face masks required to be worn at all times due to the guidelines imposed by the Hong Kong government.

Attendees are advised to bring their own water bottle and can drink it outside the event venue whenever necessary. 

Due to limited capacity as a result of social distancing measures, the maximum attendance for this summit will be capped at 80 pax, on a first-arrival basis, and only to registered attendees. Walk-in attendees will not be accepted.

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