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“Encourage, Inspire, Inform”


May 12, 2021


10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. EST
Keynote speaker

10:50 a.m.-11:05 a.m. EST
Concurrent Country Roundtables
France, Australia, Poland
Hear from legal experts on the latest developments from each country. This roundtable format allows for participants to ask questions.

11:05 a.m.-11:55 a.m. EST
Building the Borrowing Base: To Reserve or Not to Reserve
The borrowing base is the heart and soul of asset-based lending—but in the realm of multi-jurisdictional lending, the lender needs to know what it can do or not do when determining availability in a particular country.  Hear what the experts are doing to address the realities of realization in other jursidictions. Employee liabilities, retention-of-title claims, insolvency fees, and more.

11:55 a.m.-12:10 p.m. EST
Concurrent Country Roundtables
France, Australia, Poland
Hear from legal experts on the latest developments from each country. This roundtable format allows for participants to ask questions.

12:10 p.m.-1:00 p.m. EST
Insolvency Around the World: Hot Topics in Key Jurisdictions for ABL
sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP

With the 2019 EU Restructuring Directive, Brexit, the new German insolvency laws, crown preferences and the new “moratorium” in the UK, the pace of change in the world of insolvency in and around Europe has exploded. The panel will talk about these developments and how they affect international secured finance, and also speak about some recent insolvencies.

1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. EST
Break

1:15 p.m.-2:05 p.m. EST
Cross-Border Transactions: The Risk Chain Speaks

sponsored by Goldberg Kohn Ltd.
Senior risk partners at major players in the cross-border space will share what they think when transactions hit their desk. Get an inside look at the concerns of the credit teams when looking at a multi-jurisdictional credit facility.



May 19, 2021


10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. EST
Keynote World Bank
presented by the SFNET DEI Committee

Hear from the World Bank on their initiatives, along with the support of SFNet, to promote secured finance in emerging economies and diverse cultures.

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. 
EST
Concurrent Country Roundtables
Mexico, Spain, Netherlands
Hear from legal experts on the latest developments from each country. This roundtable format allows for participants to ask questions.

10:45 a.m.-11:35 a.m. EST
Trade Finance, Supply Chain, Receivables Purchase—In the News

The Greensill case has certainly turned all eyes to supply chain financing products. Listen to the views of supply chain finance providers on what may have happened, and the critical role of supply chain financing in international trade, how it works with asset-based lending and what the future may hold.

11:35 a.m.-11:50 a.m. EST
Concurrent Country RoundtablesMexico, Spain, Netherlands
Hear from legal experts on the latest developments from each country. This roundtable format allows for participants to ask questions.

11:50 a.m.-12:40 p.m. EST
Inventory Financing in Europe: The Next Step
sponsored by Gordon Brothers

Lending on inventory is one of the key facets of asset-based lending, but business and legal regimes in many jurisdictions pose real challenges. Learn how experienced cross-border lenders and lawyers find the solutions.

12:40 p.m.-12:55 p.m. EST
Break

12:55 p.m.-1:45 p.m. 
EST
Covenant Update: Back to “Normal”?
sponsored by Winston & Strawn
While there may have been a brief hiatus in the onslaught of borrower-friendly terms in 2020, borrowers and sponsors are back at it. In the meantime, 2020 saw “liability management exercises” by borrowers that should give further pause to lenders when considering covenants. And as leveraged finance concepts continue to infiltrate the ABL world, we will hear from Xtract Research on what they are seeing in the leveraged finance market.

1:45 p.m.-2:35 p.m. EST
The World of Private Debt: Trends and Developments
A representative of the publication Private Debt Investors will talk about its data on the size and nature of the private debt market around the world and trends in the private debt marketplace, followed by a panel with major players in the private debt world. Will private debt take over the large syndicated loan market? How will the banks compete? On the other hand, how can asset-based lenders team up with private credit to provide comprehensive solutions to a prospect’s financing requirements?