Corporate & Insolvency Bar Association to host inaugural conference

Corporate & Insolvency Bar Association to host inaugural conference

Kelley Smith SC

The Corporate & Insolvency Bar Association (CIBA) is set to hold its inaugural conference next week, with Mr Justice Michael Quinn of the Commercial Court and Lord Justice Snowden of the Court of Appeal in England among the keynote speakers.

The association, which was established last year, said its inaugural conference will focus on a number of key developments in respect of corporate restructuring and insolvency practice, with perspectives from Ireland, the UK and abroad.

Attendees will hear the insights, perspectives and debates of keynote speakers, including Mr Justice Quinn and Lord Justice Snowden, who was a former judge of the Chancery Division and former chair of the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK.

Experts and practitioners from across the Irish legal and professional services landscape will cover a wide range of topics and updates in respect of the use of schemes of arrangement, examinership and related issues.

The event will hear from James Doherty SC, chair of the Takeover Panel, as well as leaders from firms including Beauchamps, William Fry, A&L Goodbody, Arthur Cox and PwC Ireland.

Speaking in advance of the conference, Kelley Smith SC, chair of the Corporate & Insolvency Bar Association, said: “Ireland is a major player in the global restructuring and insolvency markets; one of the purposes of the association is to help build expertise in this area in the Irish legal services industry. As part of any global industry we have to be aware of and engage with Irish and international developments.

“The purpose of this conference is to bring this expertise together and explore commonalities and differences that will impact our clients and colleagues in future activities.

“I am looking forward immensely to this conference, which is taking place at a very interesting moment in the credit, restructuring and insolvency cycles.”

The conference is being held at The Bar of Ireland headquarters on 31 March 2023. You can find the full programme and buy tickets by clicking here.

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