School of Law

EU Sovereign Debt Crisis: Where From - Where To?

21 June 2012

Time: 1:00 - 6:00pm

MSc Law and Finance students, jointly with the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and the School of Economics and Finance of Queen Mary, University of London, in association with Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer LLP are organising a conference on the afternoon of 21 June 2012, titled ‘EU Sovereign Debt Crisis: Where From - Where To?’. 

The conference has two parts: a technical part with three sessions (Session I: Collective Action Clauses: Any Progress?; Session II: Pari Passu—from New York to EU?; and, Session III: The Institutional Framework) and a round table preceded with two key note presentations.

The event aims to encourage a fruitful discussion on the recent developments of the European debt crisis and its worldwide implications for financial markets, and the world economy at large. Particular emphasis will be given to the way forward and the future of certain aspects such as litigation, debt markets, contractual provisions, etc. The conference will include very high profile speakers from different backgrounds, including the academic community, policy makers and market participants and practitioners who have shaped events within the sovereign debt sphere.

Some of the confirmed speakers include:

  • Ken Baird (Freshfields)
  • Mario Blejer (former Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina)
  • Lachlan Burn (Linklaters)
  • Glen Davis, QC (3-4 South Square)
  • Nick Firoozye (Nomura)
  • Professor Anna Gelpern (American University, Washington College of Law)
  • Professor Mitu Gulati (Duke University)
  • Dr Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal (CCLS, Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Charles Proctor (Edwards Wildman)
  • Philip Wood (Allen & Overy)


This event is by invitation only. Registration is required.

If you have any questions please contact Ms Katherine Zaim, the events manager at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies; or, Dr Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, the academic liaison responsible for this event at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London.

Organised by:

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies in association with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP with the collaboration of AR Consulting & Communication Group.