Prof. Lina Aleknaite – van der Molen (Kazimieras Simonavicius University)


Lina Aleknaite – van der Molen  is Associate Professor at the Law Faculty of Kazimieras Simonavicius University in Vilnius, where she teaches Finance Law. She is also Associate at the Vilnius office of international lawfirm Eversheds. She has been visiting researcher at Cardozo School of Law (New York), T.M.C. Asser Institute (the Hague) and Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg). She has published on regulation of different corporate, financial and contract law issues in Lithuania as well as on certain world-wide developments in the financial sector. Her areas of expertise include banking and capital markets regulation, finance law, secured transactions, company law and contracts.

Jennifer Marshall (Allen & Overy LLP)

Jennifer Marshall is a partner at Allen & Overy LLP. She specialises in a wide range of work in commercial, banking, restructuring and insolvency law and advises generally on issues arising in taking and enforcing of security, structuring transactions to mitigate against the effects of insolvency and cross-border restructuring transactions. She has recently advised a large number of counterparties of Lehman Brothers and the Icelandic banks following the failure of those entities. In particular, she advised one of the parties in the Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (LBIE) client money directions application in the Supreme Court and is currently advising one of the parties in the LBIE Waterfall Application.  Jennifer is the General Editor of a Sweet & Maxwell publication entitled “European Cross Border Insolvency”.  She is a member of the Investment Firm Insolvency Group, a working group established by HM Treasury pursuant to powers conferred under the Banking Act to consider investment firm failure.

See also Allen & Overy – Jennifer Marshall profile

Richard Calnan (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP)

Richard Calnan

Richard Calnan is a partner in the Banking Department of Norton Rose Fulbright, focusing on banking, security and insolvency. His practice covers a broad range of banking and insolvency work, from the financing of corporate transactions, through restructurings and rescues, to administrations, receiverships and liquidations. He has had a lot of experience of restructurings, acting either for the company or the shareholders, as well as of formal insolvency proceedings, particularly administration.  He has an LLB and an LLM from University College London. He is a member of the City of London Law Society’s Financial Law Committee and he is a Visiting Professor at University College London.  He writes extensively on banking, security and insolvency and contractual matters and is the author of Taking Security: Law and Practice (third edition, Jordans, 2013), Proprietary Rights and Insolvency (Oxford University Press, 2010) and Principles of Contractual Interpretation (Oxford University Press 2013).

See also Norton Rose – Richard Calnan profile

Lisa Linklater (Exchange Chambers)

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Lisa has breadth and depth of experience in advising and representing a diverse range of individuals, companies, insolvency practitioners, Law of Property Act receivers, financial institutions and Government departments (as Junior Counsel to the Crown).  Her clients are usually involved in potential or current legal proceedings in England and Wales, usually in the High Court, but also in the County Court.  Her advocacy experience also includes the Court of Appeal, mediations and First Tier Tax Tribunal.

She has practised exclusively in the practical application of the following areas of Chancery/commercial law since qualifying as a barrister in 1995, following specialist training: Insolvency, company, finance and commercial disputes, real property, security, trusts, fraud

See also Exchange Chambers – Lisa Linklater profile

Santiago Hurtado (Deloitte España)

Santiago Hurtado

Santiago is a partner and director of litigation and insolvency practice at Deloitte Abogados.  He has an extensive career in public administration and joined Deloitte in 2013. He has extensive teaching experience and has published several articles and books. Santiago is a State Attorney, and a member of the and the Spanish Court of Arbitration, the area in which he specializes .

Krzysztof Kazmierczyk (Dentons Law Firm, Warsaw)

Krzysztof KaźmierczykKrzysztof Kaźmierczyk is a counsel in Dentons’ Warsaw office. He is a member of the Banking and Finance Practice Team. Krzysztof specialises in banking & finance and international commercial transactions. He has experience in a variety of finance transactions in various sectors of the economy, including syndicated and bilateral term and revolving loan facilities, project finance, real estate and asset finance, restructuring loans and acquisition finance. He is also experienced in structuring security for loans and enforcement matters. He acts for financial institutions and borrowers, representing domestic and international banks, leasing companies and banking syndicates. He is frequently involved in banking regulatory matters.

See also Dentons – Krzysztof Kaźmierczyk profile

Reinhard Dammann (Clifford Chance, Paris)

sReinhard advises on insolvency law, with a particular emphasis on international and cross border insolvency and restructuring. He also specialises in French trust law ‘fiducie’.  Reinhard has acted for a broad spectrum of clients in fields including financial institutions, private equity funds, industrial corporations and insolvency trustees in France and abroad.  With acknowledged experience in these fields, Reinhard is the author of numerous articles published in both specialist and general publications and is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences, in particular on European regulation of insolvency proceedings and French trust law.

See also Clifford Chance – Reinhard Dammann profile

Catherine Bridge (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)

sCatherine Bridge, a UK and Canadian national, is Counsel responsible for restructuring and insolvency in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s Legal Transition Team, which manages the Bank’s involvement in legal and institutional reform in 34 countries of operations from central and eastern Europe to central Asia and the southern and eastern Mediterranean.  Prior to joining the Bank, Catherine was a senior associate in the Restructuring and Insolvency department of Clifford Chance LLP and worked in the firm’s London, Milan, Munich and Dubai offices.

Dr. Felix Steffek (MPI Hamburg)

Felix is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg.  His main fields of research include company law, corporate governance, corporate insolvency, dispute resolution, economic analysis, justice theory, and comparison of laws

See also MPI Hamburg – Felix Steffek profile


Prof. Anna Veneziano (University of Amsterdam)

dAnna is professor of European Property Law at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Law. Her research focuses both on international and European contract and sales law and on European securities law. She is part of the Property, Publicity, Priority research group at the UvA’s Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) and lecturing for the Master’s courses in European Property Law and Financing & Security. She has previously held various international appointments as a guest lecturer. Veneziano studied law at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and took her Master’s degree in Law at Yale Law School in the United States. She earned her doctorate in comparative law at the University of Florence in Italy.

See also University of Amsterdam – Anna Veneziano profile

Jacinto José Pérez Benitez (Audiencia Provincial Pontevedra)

OJacinto is a Judge at the Court of Appeals of Pontevedra.  He is a member of the Network of experts on EU Law and he acts as the correspondent in Galicia for the Spanish Network on International Judicial Cooperation.