Tuesday, May 19, 2020
International Announcement
Global deal-making: Cultural Considerations

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The panel was originally scheduled to be hosted as part of the INSOL Cape Town Conference.

The panelists are:

• Kathleen Wong, Partner, Allen & Overy, Johannesburg

• Rebecca Hume, Partner, Kobre & Kim, Cayman Islands

• Smitha Menon, Partner, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore

• Sonya Van De Graaf, Partner, Morrison and Foerster (UK) LLP, London

• Yuri Sugano, Partner, Nishimura & Asahi, Tokyo

The panel will be moderated by:

• Mia Drennan, Co-Founder and President of GLAS who is based in London and is IWIRC's Europe Networks Director.

• Pooja Sinha, Partner, GLS Law Firm who is based in Singapore and is IWIRC’s Asia Networks Director.


Global deal-making: Cultural Considerations

Insolvency and restructuring clients are often global organizations with operations throughout the world. In addition, debt restructuring transactions are increasingly globalized and a successful outcome often involves engaging with a multi-jurisdictional mix of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and cultures . Many market participants therefore believe that in this environment, a restructuring practitioner needs to be sensitive to diversity in many different forms including cultural diversity in order to be effective.

Join us for a unique high-powered panel event which is jointly organised by INSOL and IWIRC where we will explore the following issues:

• What do we mean by cultural considerations?

• Can cultural dynamics influence the success of a restructuring or is its importance overstated?

• At a practical level, how can cultural dynamics influence a successful negotiation?

• How can you equip yourself to be a better communicator in today's increasingly diverse world?

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