TMA Europe

Friday 25 September 2015  |  TMA Europe  |

Speakers unveiled for Milan's Round Table
Esteemed banking experts Alessandro Maria Decio and Alessandro Profumo will be the key speakers at TMA Europe's next Round Table event in Milan.
They will be leading the debate on the turnaround of the Italian banking systemat the event being hosted by TMA Italy on Thursday, 8th October.
Alessandro Maria Decio, is former group chief risk officer at leading European commercial bank UniCredit Group Milan, with responsibility for all risk areas and credit operations including workout and distressed asset management.
Alessandro Profumo was chief executive officer of UniCredit during its transformation from a domestic bank to an European leading player, and was until recently Chairman of Monte dei Paschi di Siena Bank. He has also served as Chairman of the European Banking Federation and the IMC Washington, and last year was appointed Chairman of CASL (Social Affairs and Labour Committee) of the Italian Banking Association.
The Round Table event, being held at the Casa Ferrarini, Expo Milan, is part of a groundbreaking series of debates which aim to bring together experts from the financial services sector for discussion on key banking trends and policy.
The event starts at 7pm with drinks. Each speaker will give a short speech before hosting a table, with the debate continuing over dinner.
The cost of attending is €80 for members and €100 for non-members. 

To book to attend the event please email [email protected] 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

TMA Europe Roundtable Discussion in Frankfurt
The fourth TMA Europe Roundtable discussion will be held at Restaurant Frohsein on 22 October in Frankfurt, Germany.

The discussion, being hosted by TMA Germany will see leading experts from a range of disciplines coming together for a joint debate on the German Insolvency law and the need for change. 

To book to attend the event please book on line.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. 
Top Tier Education at The TMA Annual
The TMA Annual is featuring something new this year with its educational panels. A call for proposals went out early this year to all TMA members asking what they wanted to see presented at The TMA Annual. The planning committee then reviewed the proposals (more than 60 were submitted) and picked the best of the best.

For more details on each session, click here. 

Lights, Camera, Action: Media Strategies and Ethics
Sharon Levine, Lowenstein Sandler LLP (Moderator)
Thomas Becker, Sitrick and Company Inc.
Marjorie E. Kaufman, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
Andrew Ragsly, Debtwire
R. Scott Williams, Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

TMA NextGen Presents: Maximizing Stakeholder Value in Cross-Border Restructurings
Sponsored by Bryan, Mansell & Tilley LLP
Spencer Ware, CTP, AlixPartners (Moderator)
David Bryan, EACTP, Bryan, Mansell & Tilley LLP
Floris Iking, Alvarez & Marsal
Wilbert Sanchez, TCP-Latam
Sheldon Title, MNP Ltd.

Lunch Session: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Influence of Multi-Tranche Investors
Bill Rochelle, Bloomberg Business (Moderator)
Timothy J. Fazio, Atlas Holdings LLC
Hon. Robert E. Gerber, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Marc J. Glogoff, BARCLAYS
Marcia L. Goldstein, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Damian Schaible, Davis Polk

Drilling Down: Turmoil in Oil & Gas
Michael D. Cuda, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (Moderator)
Kelly J. Bourassa, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
Deryck Helkaa, FTI Consulting
Jay H. Krasoff, Chiron Financial Group, Inc.
Bernard L. Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute, Southern Methodist University
Be sure to attend the International Reception as well!
International Reception
Sponsored by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Tuesday, October 6
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Canyon Lawn

See you in Scottsdale!
EACTP on course to launch pioneering education programme
The European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals (EACTP) is on track to launch its training and examination programme at the end of this year.
The EACTP is working to complete its curriculum in order for study courses to start next year with the first exams due to be held in London in November 2016. From 2017 examinations will be held annually in June in conjunction with the TMA Europe annual conferences.
The curriculum will set out areas to be tested, and a suggested reading list for the three modules of finance, law and management. Both the curriculum and reading list will be available online with applicants able to either self-study or take optional study courses.
The EACTP's Education and Training Committee is working closely with Professor Jan Adriaanse of Leiden University, the IEB in Madrid and senior EACTP members on the creation of the curriculum.
Alan Tilley, Chair of the ETC, said: "Work is progressing at pace to complete the curriculum so we can launch Europe's first professional turnaround management exam. I would like to thank all those involved, particularly our colleagues at Leiden University and The IEB whose help and support has been crucial."
Mr Tilley also thanked Joanne Holland, Pedro Acien and Marcel Windt for their contribution to the ETC.
More details about the curriculum and the exams will be announced later in the year. 
To find out more about EACTP please see or email [email protected].
TMA UK Annual Conference

The Award winning TMA UK Conference will take place on 12th November at the Royal College of Physicians in Regent's Park in London.

Last year's conference was awarded the Most Innovative Event of 2014 and featured Lord Leigh and Lord Glassman as the keynote speakers and we ended the day with Simon Weston.  We were fortunate enough to sell out two weeks before the conference, which was attended by nearly 200 delegates from 100 organisations.

This year's theme is Managing Talent and we have lined up an impressive array of speakers and panellists. The two panels will look at Managing Creative Talent and Managing Talent in Disruptive Industries.
The speakers include: Judge Kevin Carey; Elizabeth Clark; Ian Gray; Rainer Hersch; Manley Hopkinson; Sir Ian McGeechan; James Murray; Byron Nurse; Chris Parkhouse; Fraser Pearce; Adam Plainer; Dr Mike Rugg-Gunn; Cilla Snowball CBE; Rosemary Squire OBE; Peter Waine & James Wheeler.

The TMA UK's conferences are of the highest quality and there are still a few sponsorship opportunities left. These are for firms seeking an involvement in building the TMA and benefiting from its cross border global network. 

To assist you with all this Education and Networking we will start at 8am with Breakfast. Other networking opportunities are in the mid-morning, Lunch and mid-afternoon breaks. The day ends with a Champagne Reception.

Priority booking for TMA members is now open. Delegate Prices are �350 + VAT (member rate) - �250 + VAT if you are from an overseas TMA Chapter. Book now.
Recent Czech Supreme Court Decisions: Twilight of Secured Creditors?

The Czech Supreme Court recently issued two decisions having significant impact on the position of secured creditors (i.e. generally financial institutions) within insolvency proceedings. Both decisions stem from one of the first major insolvencies conducted under the (then new) Czech Insolvency Act effective from 2008 in respect of the group of companies in a glass-making business. This article briefly reviews those decisions and points out their practical effects on the rights of secured creditors.

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Submit articles for consideration for the next TMA Europe Newsletter to Mandy Caruana by Wednesday, 14 October 2015. Suggested topics include TMA Europe events, activities, or announcements. 

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5-7 October 2015

The TMA Annual
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TMA Germany Regular's Table event, Hamburg, Germany 

TMA Europe Roundtable Discussion in Milan

22 October 2015
TMA Europe Roundtable Discussion in Frankfurt

9 November 2015
TMA Czech Republic Annual Conference 

12 November 2015
TMA UK Annual Conference
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