Webinar: Insolvency regimes – a cross-border view between the UK and India

On 20 January, we organised a webinar in collaboration with Charles Russell Speechlys and partner firms (ASA and Associates LLP and Khaitan and Co) on challenges, developments and opportunities with insolvency regimes, taking a cross-border view between the UK and India.

Panellists

The event was chaired by Stephen Denyer, our director of strategic relationships, and featured key legal market experts:

  • Rupa Lakha, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys – welcoming remarks
  • Jason Freedman, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys – outline of the insolvency regimes and challenges faced in the UK
  • Rajeev Vidhani, partner at Khaitan & Co – discussed the Indian perspective on insolvency regimes and challenges
  • Himanshu Srivastava, partner at ASA & Associates LLPinsolvency regimes outline and its resolution process

Speakers at our webinar on cross-border insolvency regimes between the UK and India

We attracted over 70 registrations for the online event from across India and the UK.

Participants joined the webinar from key Indian and UK legal firms, the International Bar Association (IBA), diplomatic missions, ministries and top private companies from both  jurisdictions. 

Topics of discussion

  • Insolvency regimes and a highlight of key differences
  • Challenges posed by the regimes and the impact of COVID-19
  • Recent updates and relief
  • Looking ahead at industry expectations from the regimes

Live polls were run during the webinar and some useful statistics were gathered:

1. Percentage of attendees accessing the webinar based on their locations:

  • UK from 48%
  • India from 52%

2. Challenges posed by the insolvency regime that the businesses have faced during the pandemic:

  • Lack of information – 52%
  • Too much change – 19%
  • Other – 29%

The feedback received was very positive mentioning specifically that the session was informative and pertinent insights provided by the speakers on the UK-India insolvency regimes during the pandemic.

The webinar was an excellent collaboration between firms. The speaker discussions were very engaging and it was a well-moderated session.

Attendees also showed keen interest in attending similar webinars in the future and we would organise many such interactions going forward.

Watch a recording of the webinar

Watch a recording of the webinar: Insolvency regimes – a cross-border view between the UK and India

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