Sovereign Debt: Revisiting CACs; Considering Domestic & External Arrears
When: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Online event,
Please register for your ticket and you will be send the the live stream link the day before the event.
14.00-15.30: Policy Session
Moderator/Chair: Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal (QMUL)
- Charles Blitzer (Blitzer Consulting)
- Ian Clark (White & Case)
- Yan Liu (IMF)
- Deborah Zandstra (Clifford Chance)
15.30-16.15: Academic Session
Moderator/Chair: Professor Rosa Lastra (QMUL)
Domestic v Foreign Arrears
- David Beers (Bank of England)
- Tim Willems (IMF)
16.15-16.45: Key Note Presentation
"Sovereign Debt Restructuring in a post-Covid era" by Lee Buchheit
16:45 – 17:00 Closing Remarks - Prof. Rosa Lastra and Professor Rodrigo Olivares Caminal
The Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference, or DebtCon, was launched at the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) at Georgetown in January 2016. Its mission is to engage scholars and practitioners across geographic, disciplinary, and institutional boundaries to help solve pressing sovereign debt problems. DebtCon brings cutting-edge research to bear on policy and market practice, and helps make research more impactful with exposure to real-world policy and market experience. D-DebtCon will carry on the mission and expand the reach of the DebtCon project at this critical time. DebtCon4 will return in person at the European University Institute (EUI) in 2021.
Since 2019, DebtCon has been part of the Sovereign Debt Forum, a collaboration among Georgetown IIEL, Queen Mary University London and EUI, to encourage and disseminate policy-relevant research, and help improve government debt management capacity, particularly in vulnerable economies. Past programs in Washington and Geneva may be found at this link.
For more information on how CCLS is involved in DebtCon please see the Sovereign Debt Forum page.