Insolvency and related law and policy, and more

Michael Murray is an Australian author and commentator on corporate and personal insolvency law and related issues, in Australia and internationally. He has a strong law and policy background, is independent of any connections, and his views are his own. He gives no legal advice. 

Banking & Financial Services Law Association Conference – 31 August-2 September

The Banking and Financial Services Law Association is holding its annual conference in Brisbane on 31 August-1 September 2017, in Brisbane.

Its pre-eminent judicial speakers are Lord Justice Richards of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales; Justice Beazley, President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal; and Justice Asher of the New Zealand Court of Appeal. 

Senior legal, finance and insolvency practitioners are also speaking.

The conference covers a range of issues including:

  • A review of the state of insolvency law reform in Australia and New Zealand
  • Regulation of culture, including by way of senior executive liability and whistleblowing
  • Judicial view of court decisions in banking, financial services and insolvency 
  • PPSA, with a panel addressing insolvency and litigation issues in Australia and NZ
  • Issues with the Asian distressed bond markets
  • Financial ratios in finance documents, serving as early warning systems but under scrutiny from recent inquires in Australia
  • Retail insolvencies – recent high-profile collapses and what lies ahead

There are a number of other insolvency related conferences coming up during the remainder of this year.  



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