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FIRE Year in Review: A Year Like no Other

04 Dec 2020

Location: 12pm - 2.00pm Virtual Event (Zoom)
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FIRE Year in Review: A Year Like no Other

Highlights

FIRE Year in Review is the ultimate showdown between 14 of the top global FIRE practitioners. In a year like no other, which has been the most important FIRE topic of the year? You decide!

Tune in for a unique format whereby:

  • Each speaker pitches their topic for 5 minutes
  • Strict 5 minutes with the mute button at the ready
  • Each speaker has 30 seconds to object to a topic being important
  • Audience decides the winner at the end

Chaired by Mary Young, Kingsley Napley, the mute button is not an idle threat. See below for your line-up of competitors. 

Meet your competitors

Mary Young
Partner
Kingsley Napley

Mary Young
Mary Young Partner
Kingsley Napley
Yves Klein
Partner
Monfrini Bitton Klein (Switzerland)

Yves Klein’s main activity is litigating and coordinating transnational asset recovery proceedings on behalf of victims of economic crimes or parties seeking to enforce their claims against assets concealed in Switzerland or abroad. He develops strategies for the international search and recovery of assets, coordinates cross-border proceedings and represents his clients, including individuals, companies, foreign governments, and liquidators of foreign insolvencies, before civil, criminal and bankruptcy courts, in order to recover crime proceeds and obtain damages, notably from facilitators (banks, financial companies, fiduciaries, etc.).


Yves Klein
Yves Klein Partner
Monfrini Bitton Klein (Switzerland)
Vicky Lord
Managing Partner, Shanghai
Harneys (China)

Vicky Lord is the managing partner of our Shanghai office in the People’s Republic of China, heading our Litigation, Restructuring and Insolvency team. She frequently obtains significant wins for clients acting as a litigator in high-value, high-profile commercial offshore disputes with cross-border elements.


Vicky Lord
Vicky Lord Managing Partner, Shanghai
Harneys (China)
Rick Brown
Partner
HFW

Rick Brown
Rick Brown Partner
HFW
Sinead Harris
Senior Associate
Withers

Sinead is a senior associate in the litigation and arbitration team.

She joined the firm in March 2017 after a number of years practising offshore. Sinead is an experienced litigator, acting in a broad range of contentious matters, specialising in cross-border commercial disputes and insolvency matte


Sinead Harris
Sinead Harris Senior Associate
Withers
Jason Woodland
Partner
Peters & Peters

Jason is a partner in the Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud and Asset Tracing department. He specialises in heavy-weight commercial and competition/anti-trust litigation, and arbitration. Many of Jason’s cases involve allegations of fraud and Jason has significant experience of tracing and recovering the proceeds of fraud on behalf of claimants. He regularly acts in cases involving emergency injunctive relief such as freezing injunctions and search orders.

Jason also represents defendants to civil proceedings, and has particular expertise in dealing with civil claims where there is a parallel criminal investigation.


Jason Woodland
Jason Woodland Partner
Peters & Peters
Nicola Finnerty
Partner
Kingsley Napley

Nicola is a leading criminal defence expert in white collar and business crime, general criminal defence, and proceeds of crime and asset forfeiture.


Nicola Finnerty
Nicola Finnerty Partner
Kingsley Napley
Jason Freedman
Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys

Jason advises on all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency law, acting for office holders, secured and unsecured creditors, debtors and other stakeholders. He specialises in contentious insolvency litigation and cross-border fraud and asset tracing, focusing on dishonesty claims and antecedent transactions.  He also has significant experience in acting for office holders, companies, directors, shareholders and secured creditors in relation to administrations and administration sales, and advises suppliers in respect of ROT claims in retail administrations.


Jason Freedman
Jason Freedman Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys
Jennifer Fox
Partner
Ogier (Cayman)

Jennifer has practised offshore since 2008 and specialises in complex and high value international insolvency litigation and contentious trusts matters. She is a fraud expert who is skilled in obtaining all forms of pre-action relief and devising and implementing asset-tracing and recovery strategies.


Jennifer Fox
Jennifer Fox Partner
Ogier (Cayman)
David Hinrichsen
Director
FRP

David joined FRP’s contentious insolvency team in 2013 and is based in our London office. He has extensive experience in Restructuring Advisory, most recently in cases involving contentious insolvency and litigation.

David, a native German speaker, has worked across a wide variety of subjects and industries, ranging from specialist insolvency law claims to general commercial matters and competition cases, which emanate from all types of corporate and personal insolvency matters.

Previous cases have included successfully challenging elaborate attempts by a bankrupt former high-net-worth individual to place vast funds and assets beyond the reach of creditors across multiple jurisdictions, and the successful settlement of a competition case relating to a liquidated estate, following extensive negotiations and challenges.


David Hinrichsen
David Hinrichsen Director
FRP
Natalie Todd
Partner
PCB Litigation (UK)

Natalie Todd
Natalie Todd Partner
PCB Litigation (UK)
Syedur Rahman
Legal Director
Rahman Ravelli

Syedur Rahman
Syedur Rahman Legal Director
Rahman Ravelli
Matthew Weaver
Barrister
Radcliffe Chambers

Matthew has an impressive commercial practice with a particular specialism in insolvency and company law. He is also experienced in commercial fraud and asset tracing, and partnership and professional liability, allowing him to provide his clients with a wide commercial law service covering a range of commercial issues and disputes.

He is well respected by his peers, instructing solicitors, lay clients and judges, for his abilities on paper and in court, and his common sense, commercial approach to disputes. Matthew has been recommended consistently over a number of years by both Chambers UK Bar and The Legal 500 UK Bar. He is a regular contributor to Corporate Rescue and Insolvency as well as being a speaker at many seminars. In 2019, he was appointed as a Recorder of the County Court.


Matthew Weaver
Matthew Weaver Barrister
Radcliffe Chambers
Elizabeth Houghton
Barrister
Wilberforce Chambers

Elizabeth has a very broad commercial chancery practice. She frequently appears   in the High Court, County Court and tribunals, both in led teams and in her own right. She is often instructed in complex commercial matters with an international element.

Recent work has involved jurisdictions including the Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, Jersey, Mauritius, Andorra, Switzerland, Italy, Russia and the Marshall Islands.

Elizabeth’s work frequently involves asset tracing across a number of jurisdictions and working closely with insolvency practitioners, litigation funders and other professionals.


Elizabeth Houghton
Elizabeth Houghton Barrister
Wilberforce Chambers
David Jones
Partner
Carey Olsen (Guernsey)

David is an advocate providing specialised advice in relation to business restructuring and insolvency in contentious, non-contentious and multi-jurisdictional matters


David Jones
David Jones Partner
Carey Olsen (Guernsey)

Agenda

11.55am
Audience Logon
12.00pm
Chair's Opening Remarks
Speakers:
Mary Young - Partner - Kingsley Napley
12.05pm
FIRE Year in Review: Showdown
  1. Crown Preference 
  2. SFO 
  3. Quincecare 
  4. CIGA 2020 
  5. Black Swan
  6. Decisions re freezing injunctions – use of funds
  7. Search order v imaging order
  8. Marex
  9. Remote Trials
  10. NCA – Unexplained Wealth Orders
  11. Contempt – changes to CPR
  12. Provisional liquidations in BVI & Cayman 
  13. Changes to Guernsey insolvency laws )
  14. Service – changes this year and to come 
Speakers:
David Hinrichsen - Director - FRP
Syedur Rahman - Legal Director - Rahman Ravelli
Rick Brown - Partner - HFW
Sinead Harris - Senior Associate - Withers
Vicky Lord - Managing Partner, Shanghai - Harneys (China)
Yves Klein - Partner - Monfrini Bitton Klein (Switzerland)
Natalie Todd - Partner - PCB Litigation (UK)
Matthew Weaver - Barrister - Radcliffe Chambers
Nicola Finnerty - Partner - Kingsley Napley
Jason Woodland - Partner - Peters & Peters
Jennifer Fox - Partner - Ogier (Cayman)
David Jones - Partner - Carey Olsen (Guernsey)
Jason Freedman - Partner - Charles Russell Speechlys
Elizabeth Houghton - Barrister - Wilberforce Chambers
1.20pm
Topic Rebuttals
1.30pm
Audience Vote & Panel Q&A Discussion
1.45pm
Chair's Summation & Close of Event

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