YES I DO! WHEN INSOLVENCY AND HUMANS GET INVOLVED…
Organised by the Insolvency and the International Private Clients and Family Law Commissions
Date & Time
Wednesday, 23 August
12:00 – 13:00 GTM-3
When do insolvency, private clients and family law intersect? When companies enter financial difficulties that impact the individual stakeholders. Insolvencies of companies have significant financial consequences for shareholders, other stakeholders and their families (in all forms). The panel will delve into the intersection of insolvency, family law and private clients to explore the tension between estate planning and asset protection on the one hand and those who seek to get their debts paid from these parties on the other hand (including divorcing spouses). Speakers and the audience will discuss current trends and propose new strategies for the future (regulations, tools, and use of new technologies, among others) regarding asset protection, family wealth, its transmission and the creditors’ rights. We will explore options for both asset protection and remedies for creditors: where does the right to protection of one’s asset stop, and the right to seek recourse begin? Let’s think in 4-dimensions towards the future.
Evin Durmaz holds a Bachelor in Swiss Law from the University of Lausanne and a Master’s degree in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She then obtained a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions from the University of Geneva in 2018. After working for two years as a legal associate in a leading international company active in social, emerging and sustainable investments, Evin Durmaz completed her legal traineeship before being admitted to the Geneva Bar. Evin Durmaz joined MONFRINI BITTON KLEIN as an associate in September 2020. Her main practice areas are civil and criminal litigation, international asset recovery as well as mutual assistance in civil and criminal matters.
Stepan advises to private individuals and their families, real estate and business owners in the Czech Republic.He is specialist for multi-generational estate planning in the Czech Republic and for cross boarder inheritance.
Lisette advises on all aspects of private family law, with specialist expertise in cross-border and jurisdictional issues. She is ranked in The Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner. Lisette has extensive experience in all aspects of private family law including, financial disputes on separation, divorce, children matters and cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements. She regularly advises clients on cases involving complex jurisdictional issues to include the enforcement of foreign ‘maintenance’ orders. Lisette has secured financial remedies following a foreign divorce and maintenance for ‘abandoned spouses’.
Geraldo Fonseca is a 20-year experienced lawyer, specialized in Insolvency and Corporate Litigation. Geraldo is partner of FVA | Fonseca Vannucci Abreu. Holding a Doctorate (Phd) and Master’s Degree, Geraldo is Professor of Commercial Law at the Catholic University of Campinas, and at the Postgraduate programs of the Catholic University of Sao Paulo and Rio. Geraldo is Member of the National Justice Council’s Committee in charge of improving judicial proceedings in Brazil, and author of several books on Commercial and Insolvency Law.
PhD and masters and in procedural law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Professor of Procedural Law at the same university. Lawyer at M Nasser Advocacia Estratégica, with experience in dispute resolution, advising Brazilian and multinational clients in complex cases involving business, commercial and public law matters.