11th Annual International Lending Conference

Starts:  Jun 6, 2017 5:00 PM (GMT)
Ends:  Jun 8, 2017 2:00 PM (GMT)


Jones Day
21 Tudor St
London, EC4Y 0DJ



The 11th Annual International Lending Conference, taking place June 6 – 8, 2017, will bring together major players in asset-based lending from the U.S., U.K., Continental Europe and elsewhere for a comprehensive, 2-day summit on cross-border asset-based lending.

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Conference Location:
Jones Day
21 Tudor St
London, EC4Y 0DJ

Hotel Location:
19 New Bridge Street
London EC4V 6DB
+44 871 9429190

The Crowne Plaza London is a 4 minute walk to the Jones Day offices. Hotel rooms will fill up quickly, so please make your reservations as soon as possible.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm:
Opening Reception
Two Temple Place
at 2 Temple Pl
Sponsored by Hilco Global and Winston & Strawn, LLP

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

8:30 am - 9:30 am:
Brexit, the Markets and You: An Economic View
Speaker: Trevor Williams, Professor, University of Derby; Managing Director, TW Consultancy

9:30 am – 10:30 am:
International Mergers and Acquisitions for 2017: Where Is the Market and Where Is it Going?
A discussion about the M&A market, where prices are and where they are going, how both sponsors and corporates are reacting to economic trends and developments and whether there are opportunities for lenders in cross-border transactions, particularly given the current markets and legal challenges.
Moderator: Jeremy Harrison, Bank of America
Panelists:   Simon Cope-Thompson, Livingstone Partners
                  Adam Laursen, J.P. Morgan
                  Joye Lynn, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
                  Tristan Nagler, AURELIUS Investment Limited

10:30 am – 11:00 am:
Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm:
Institutional Differences: How Different Financial Firms Are Dealing with International Lending
Group heads of banks and non-bank lenders discuss their particular niche for attracting business or finding new opportunities.
Moderator: David Morse, Otterbourg P.C.
Panelists:  Tom Gevers, ABN AMRO Commercial Finance N.V.
                  Chris Hawes, HSBC
                  Peter Jaffe, Grovepoint
                  Larry Klaff, Gordon Brothers Finance Company

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

12:05 pm – 1:30 pm:
Women in Commercial Finance Committee Networking Lunch
Invitation only

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm:
Current Traps for the Unwary: Tricks of the Trade for Cross-Border Financings
Experts in diligence for multi-jurisdictional credit facilities talk about what to watch out for and what to do when you see it.
Moderator:  Kim Ptak, BMO Harris Bank
Panelists:   Graham Barber, PNC Business Credit
                  Michael Black, Norton Rose Fulbright
                  Adam Clancy, Atlantic Risk Management Services
                  Gary Quaife, Gordon Brothers

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm:
Coffee Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm:
Asia Pacific: Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia
A review of how asset-based lending is being used in these countries—the opportunities and the challenges.
Moderator:  Andrew Rotenberg, Jones Day
Panelists:    Francis K.W. Chen, Mayer Brown JSM
                   Andrew Booth, Herbert Smith Freehills
                   William DiCicco, Bank of America
                   Peter York, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm:
Globalization, Nationalism and Trade: Key Trends in Geopolitical Risk
An interview with David J.E. Chmiel, Global Torchlight, moderated by Barry Bobrow, Wells Fargo Capital Finance

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm:
Cocktail Reception
Corney & Barrow at Fleet Street
Sponsored by Mayer Brown

Thursday, June 8, 2017
8:30 am – 9:30 am:
The Debt Placement Process: The Perspective on Asset-Based Lending
Debt advisors give their perspectives on the state of the market and the continuing evolution of asset-based lending in the debt marketplace.
Moderator: Stephen Lewis, Headwaters MB
Panelists:   Jacco Brouwer, AlixPartners
                  Jamie Burns, PricewaterhouseCoopers
                  Mark Tsang, Ernst & Young LLP

9:30 am – 10:30 am:
France, Poland and Czech Republic: Expanding the ABL Envelope in Western and Eastern Europe
Lenders and lawyers talk about what is being done in these jurisdictions on either side of Europe to address practical and legal challenges.
Moderator:  William Starshak, Goldberg Kohn
Panelists:   Jean-Pierre Lee, Mayer Brown
                  Jacek Wiśniewski, Squire Patton Boggs

10:30 am – 11:00 am:
Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm:
Insolvency Lessons Learned
A discussion of some recent high-profile insolvencies involving asset-based lenders in the UK market and a discussion of other major international insolvencies.
Moderator:  Dimitri Karcazes, Goldberg Kohn
Panelists:   Colin Dempster, Ernst & Young LLP
                   Nigel Hogg, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
                   Peter Saville, AlixPartners
                   Teun Struycken, NautaDutilh

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm:



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