2013 in Review: Key Mainland Decisions for Insolvency Professionals

On May 14, 2014, the Federal Bar Association of Puerto Rico will host a seminar Puerto Rico in Crisis: Current Topics in Public and Private Sector Restructurings and Bankruptcies. Among the panels presented at the seminar will be one entitled “2013 in Review: Key Mainland Decisions for Insolvency Professionals.”

During 2013, federal courts outside of Puerto Rico tackled important insolvency and bankruptcy related issues that affect the balance among key Chapter 11 constituents such debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors and insiders. These issues cover areas such as the automatic stay, the absolute priority rule, claims trading, executory contracts and claims priority.

This panel will discuss these decisions, explaining the areas affected by them, changes in law, and the potential impacts on interested parties. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the panel.

The panel will comprise Honorable Chief Judge Enrique S. Lamoutte, as moderator, and panelists Hermann D. Bauer-Álvarez (O’Neill & Borges LLC), Carmen D. Conde, Jerry Hall (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) and Nelson Robles-Díaz.