SFNet's International Lending Conference 2023

May 9 to 11, 2023

DLA Piper Offices
London, UK

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If you are active in the international lending space, you need a clear understanding of the current global landscape, what may be on the horizon, and what it all means for your business. Join us at SFNet's International Lending Conference, May 9-11, 2023, where we'll bring together some of the most interesting players on the international lending scene for discussions and insights into what lies ahead.

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May 9, 2023

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SFNet Europe Chapter Pre-ILC Event (separate registration)
Ahead of the International Lending Conference 2023, join our Europe Chapter for an engaging afternoon of cutting edge insights and discussion. Click here to learn more.

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Opening Reception
sponsored by Hilco Global and Breal Group
Jamies Adams Court
6 Adam’s Court, Old Broad St, London EC2N 1DX

May 10, 2023

8:30 a.m.
Registration opens  

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 
Welcome and Introduction

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Economist Discussion
Economist and journalist Dr. Mathijs Bouman will present his current views on economic developments throughout the world and their impact on the financial markets.

Speaker: Dr. Mathijs Bouman, Economist, Journalist 

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Restructuring Review—the EU Directive: New Laws, New Procedures 
In September 2022, Spain became the last major European jurisdiction to overhaul its insolvency laws to address the EU Restructuring Directive, following the Netherlands, Germany and France. What are the key elements of these changes? Are any of these new procedures being used? If so, do they achieve their objective? Are any new issues created? Is the UK still the place to go?

Moderator: Teun Struycken, Partner, NautaDutilh
Panelists: Ángel Alonso Hernandez, Partner, Uría Menéndez Abogados
Christof Schiller, Partner, anchor Rechtsanwälte
Kate Stephenson, Partner, European Structuring, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Coffee Break
sponsored by Goldberg Kohn  

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
UK Insolvency Review
At the end of 2020, the Brexit “transition period” came to an end. Were there any adverse effects on the use of the UK as a forum? How have English courts dealt with the international insolvency cases? What is the UK Insolvency Service saying about the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and what has that legislation meant in actual cases?

Moderator: Nick Moser, Partner, Taylor Wessing LLP
Panelists: Nigel Hogg, Head of Capital Finance, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Charlotte Møller, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Will Wright, Managing Director, Interpath Advisory
Charlotte Cooke, Barrister, South Square

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
sponsored by Goldberg Kohn

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
International Retail Financing: Opportunity or Challenge?
Is the world poised for another series of retail insolvencies? Is it already happening? How are lenders dealing with it?

Moderator: Ian Borman, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Panelists: Ian Fredericks, President, Hilco Retail Group
Jonathan Levine, Partner, Bantry Bay Capital
Federica Pietrogrande, Managing Director of Capital, Gordon Brothers

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Transatlantic Intercreditor Agreements: What’s Different?
With the explosion of private debt, asset-based lenders in a cross-border facility are likely to find themselves part of a capital structure that includes private debt and an intercreditor agreement to provide the road map for the rights of the respective lenders in the event of distress or insolvency. What are the issues? How are they being addressed? 

Moderator: Michael Black, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Panelists: Paula Laird, Partner, Co-Chair Banking and Debt Finance, Squire Patton Boggs
Neil Kerridge, Head of ABL Underwriting & Origination UK, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Martyn Cryer, Investment Director, AURELIUS Finance Company
Dimitri Karcazes, Principal, Goldberg Kohn

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Coffee Break
sponsored by Goldberg Kohn  

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Private Debt: Filling the Void
A review of the growth in private debt, and what private debt funds are encountering in fund raising and in the market. What is the relationship with ABL? International or domestic?

Moderator: David Morse, Partner, Otterbourg P.C.
Panelists: Steven Chait, Operating Manager, Blazehill
Peter Jaffe, Managing Director, Callodine Commercial Finance
Xenia Sarri, Managing Director, Lincoln International LLP
Tom Otte, Partner & Head of Asset Based Lending, White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC

5:00 - 5:15 p.m.
iPad Pro Giveaway
sponsored by Rouse Services

5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
DLA Piper, 8th floor



May 11, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mergers and Acquisitions:  Market Review
Since mergers and acquisitions are drivers of ABL volume, what are the experts seeing in the market and projecting for the future?

Moderator: Matthew Sparkes, Managing Director, JPMorgan
Panelists: Harriet Matthews, Funds Editor, IONGroup
Greg Moreton, Partner, RSM UK

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
ABL meets ESG and Sustainability-Linked Loans. US, UK and Europe Compared
What is happening in the documentation? What are the effects of the developing regulatory regimes? What about investor and market pressures? How do lenders make this all work? 

Moderator: Sarah Day, Partner, DLA Piper LLP
Panelists: Steven Gray, Head of Policy and Market Development, Viridios
Arash Mojabi, Sustainable Finance – UK Lead, ING
Katharine Weeden, Director ABL Origination, ABN AMRO Asset Based Finance

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Coffee Break  
sponsored by Goldberg Kohn

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Geopolitical discussion
Hear a discussion on geopolitical issues of today and how they will impact our lending community.

Speakers: Lord Gavin Barwell, Strategic Advisor, DLA Piper
David Chmiel, Managing Director, Global Torchlight

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
sponsored by Goldberg Kohn


*agenda subject to change.

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Cancellation policy
All cancellation requests must be made in writing. A refund will be granted when the request is received four weeks prior to the conference, minus a 10% processing fee. Email refund requests to Betty at BLam@sfnet.com

Member Price: $895

Non-Member Price: $895


Contact Information

Contact: Jeff Walsh

Email: jwalsh@sfnet.com

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