19 June 2018

DL at the 14th Handelsblatt Annual Conference

Attracting over 60 speakers and over 350 delegates, the 14th Handelsblatt Annual Restructuring Conference was held in Frankfurt am Main from 25 to 27 April 2018 and revolved around the changes facing the industry. The Distressed Ladies chaired a conference session on the subject of debtor-in-possession proceedings in corporate groups with a focus on the conflicting priorities of economic unity and legal diversity.

Seldom before has there been such a need for a transformation and realignment of enterprises in the face of technological change, digitisation and globalisation. At the same time, we are living in economic boom times coupled with historically low interest rates so these conditions are (still) postponing the pressure to restructure and favouring the “insolvency lull”.

The search for the business model of the future not only affects the German economy but the restructuring industry itself is also under scrutiny. The industry leaders set their minds to the challenges of change at the 14th Annual Conference and developed a vision for the restructuring of tomorrow.

Speakers at the DL session: