12th Annual International Lending Conference

Starts:  May 15, 2018 6:30 PM (GMT)
Ends:  May 17, 2018 12:00 PM (GMT)


Mayer Brown
201 Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 3AF


The 12th Annual International Lending Conference, taking place May 15 – 17, 2018, 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. #ILC18

Member/Non-Member Registration Fee: $845 USD

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Tuesday, May 15
6:30 pm-9:30 pm       Opening Reception at Drapers' Hall
                                 Sponsored by Hilco Global and Winston & Strawn, LLP

Wednesday, May 16

8:30 am-8:45 am

Welcome and Introduction

8:45 am-10:00 am

Global Outlook:
An examination of global developments affecting the cross-border secured lending market, including Brexit, TPP and NAFTA and the impact of tariffs and trade wars.

Moderator: Dominic Griffiths, Co-Head of Global Finance Group, Mayer Brown International LLP
Panelists: Gary Campkin, Managing Director, External Relations & Strategic Issues, TheCityUK
David Chmiel, Managing Director, Global Torchlight

10:00am – 11:00am

Market Trends: An in-depth examination of how leverage finance, asset-based lending and private debt are functioning in the current market. Are these products working together or competing with each other? What does unitranche mean for each side and where are the differences among the UK, US and European markets? Does an LMA intercreditor agreement work for asset-based lending?

Moderator: Peter B. York, Managing Director, Asset-Based Lending, J.P. Morgan
Panelists:  Joye Lynn, Managing Director, Loan Sales & Syndication, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Michael Black, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Chris Hawes, Head Transaction Risk Management GTRF, HSBC Group Head Office
Eli Appelbaum, Managing Director, Hayfin Capital Management LLP

11:00 am–11:30 am

Coffee Break
Sponsored by Loyens & Loeff

11:30 am-12:30 pm

International Legal Developments:
Did you know that recent cases in Germany, the Netherlands and France may make it easier and better for asset-based lending in those jurisdictions? Do you know about the countries that have recently changed their secured transactions laws to facilitate asset-based lending in those countries? What about the demise of LIBOR? How will US tax law reform affect international transactions? This panel will include a wide ranging survey of legal developments that affect the asset-based lending market.

Moderator: Richard Kohn, Principal, Goldberg Kohn Ltd.
Panelists: Teun Strycken, Partner, NautaDutilh
Tom Geudens, Partner, Lydian
Anja Hasselman, Counsel, CMS
Louise Gullifer, Professor of Commercial Law, Oxford University

12:30 pm–2:00 pm

Lunch with Speaker
Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, Founder and Chairman, Cobra Beer

2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Expanding the Cross-Border Borrowing Base: Intellectual property continues its growing significance as an asset for businesses. But what is it really worth?  What are the risks of lending on it? Meanwhile with open account sales, the significance of in-transit inventory requires that lenders find a way to lend on it. What are the pitfalls and traps?  How does it really work? At the same time, the pressure from borrowers continues for lenders to find ways to lend on receivables from a widening variety of jurisdictions. Industry experts discuss ways that intellectual property, in-transit goods and creative structures for receivables may be used to expand availability for businesses in cross-border asset-based transactions.

Moderator: Paula Laird, Partner, Squire Patton, Boggs
Panelists: Tom Gevers, Senior Director Structuring, ABN AMRO Asset Based Finance
David Peress, Executive Vice President, Hilco Global
Michelle Titcombe-Rogers, Director, ABL Underwriting, HSBC Bank Plc
Stephen Lewis, Managing Director, Capstone Headwaters

3:00 pm–3:30 pm

Current Events:
The Impact of US Tax Law Reform on International Transactions, ECB and OCC Leveraged Lending Guidance and LIBOR too…

Moderator: David Morse, Partner, Otterbourg P.C.
Panelists: Andrea Beirne, Partner, KPMG LLP
Jonathan Galin, Manager, KPMG

3:30 pm–4:00 pm

Coffee Break
Sponsored by Loyens & Loeff

4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Private Debt Funds:
All statistics show record-breaking fund raising for private debt funds in 2017 which continue to grow in market share throughout the US, UK and European markets. Representatives of leading private debt funds discuss where they are going with the product and why.

Moderator: Floris Hovingh, Director - Debt Advisory, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
Panelists: Mike Griffin, Partner, TPG Specialty Lending Europe
Larry Klaff, Senior Managing Director, Gordon Brothers Finance Company
Jonathan Levine, Partner, Bantry Bay Capital
Steve Osborne, Managing Director, Intermediate Capital Group
Thomas Otte, Chairman, White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC; Managing Director, White Oak Asset Finance GP, LLC

5:00 pm–8:00 pm

Networking Reception at Mayer Brown
Sponsored by Mayer Brown 

Thursday, May 17

8:30 am–9:30 am

Debt Placement Advisory Panel: With a middle-market emphasis, advisors engaged by companies talk about how they use asset-based lending to help their clients. 

Moderator: Jeremy Harrison, Regional Group Head/SVP/Senior BDO, Bank of America Business Capital
Panelists: John Weeden, Managing Partner, Cadance Advisory LLP
Marc Finer, Associate Director, Capital Advisory Group, KPMG LLP
Chris Smith, Partner Clearwater International

9:30 am–10:30 am

Trade Finance, Supply Chain Finance and Receivables Purchase Facilities:
Experts in these products reveal current practices and developments, and how these products interface, or compete, with cross-border ABL.

Moderator: Georgia Quenby, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP
Panelists: Charles Thain, Associate, Mayer Brown
Shrey Daga, Product Head - EMEA Supply Chain Finance, Citigroup
James Sims, Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Bank International
Bertrand de Comminges, Europe Head Business Development—GB&M, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC Bank Plc.

10:30 am–11:00 am

Coffee Break
Sponsored by Loyens & Loeff

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Insolvency Round-Up:
Lenders and advisors discuss the challenges of “getting out” in some high-profile insolvencies that lenders have faced.

Moderator: Dimitri Karcazes, Partner, Goldberg Kohn Ltd.
Panelists: Simon Thomas, Partner and Head, Moorfields Advisory Ltd.
Borja García-Alamán, Partner, Garrigues
Nigel Hogg, Regional Credit Manager, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Paula Langridge, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

(agenda subject to change)

Hotel Locations:

The Andaz Hotel
40 Liverpool Street
London, EC2M 7QN

South Place Hotel
3 South Place
London, EC2M 2AF

Ace Hotel
100 Shoreditch High Street
London E1 6JQ

These hotels are each a 5 minute walk to the Mayer Brown offices. Hotel rooms will fill up quickly, so please make your reservations as soon as possible.

Thank you to our Event Host

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors








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