Corporate Law Discussion: Lessons from the Sovereign Debt Crises: PIGS, FISH and beyond*

26 March 2013

*PIGS: Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain. FISH: France, Italy, Spain, Holland.


***Please note change of venue/time. This seminar will now take place at New Law School Building, Seminar room 403, level 4 from 5.15****

About the discussion

Over the past year, news on sovereign debt crises were hard to avoid. Greece, Spain, Argentina, even Belize. What lessons can lawyers draw from these crises? Do creditors still send the Fifth Fleet to defaulting sovereigns? Collective action clauses, the role of hedge funds, the meaning of pari passu and credit derivatives, all feature in this bird's eye view of the sovereign world.

About the Speaker

Jan Job de Vries Robbé, JJ for short, is Manager Legal Affairs at the Netherlands Development Bank FMO. JJ specialises in international finance. He gained legal experience in Australia and The Netherlands, working both in private practice and in-house. In his current role he covers a broad range of financial products, from derivatives to debt capital markets and project finance. JJ has a keen interest in regulatory reform as well as in microfinance. He has published extensively on financial law (his most recent book is Structured Finance: The Road to Recovery). JJ lectures annually at the University of Sydney.

Chair:Professor Jennifer Hill, Sydney Law School

Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this seminar is equal to 1 MCLE/CPD unit.

Time: 5.15 - 6.15pm

Location: Seminar Room 403, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney

Cost: Free

Contact: PLaCE Coordinator

Phone: 02 9351 0429

Email: 054e434f323d025d2707772b34500a0c235f2817195a533b