#YoungITATalks | Arbitration & Insolvency: When Theory Meets Practice

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#YoungITATalks | Arbitration & Insolvency: When Theory Meets Practice
Hosted and presented by Young ITA as part of the São Paulo Arbitration Week

October 22, 2021
3:00-4:30pm BRT (2:00-3:30pm EDT)

Young ITA’s regional leaders for Brazil and North America invite you to a webinar to discuss the use of arbitration in the context of bankruptcies, corporate restructurings, and other scenarios related to corporate insolvency and financial distress. In a roundtable format, we will discuss practical issues that arise at the intersection of insolvency and arbitration, from both the Brazilian and the U.S. law perspectives, as well as recent developments in the area (including the new IBA Toolkit on Insolvency and Arbitration and the new Brazilian Bankruptcy Act).

To explore these challenging issues, we will have the pleasure to receive the following panel of outstanding practitioners:


Lidia Rezende, Young ITA North America Chair, Chaffetz Lindsey, New York
Lidia Rezende is an Associate at Chaffetz Lindsey, LLP in New York, where she represents clients in international and domestic commercial arbitrations under the ICC, SCC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, and AAA rules, and in litigation before U.S. courts. Lidia received an LL.M degree from NYU Law in 2015 and an LL.B degree from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in 2010. She is admitted to practice both in New York and Brazil and is a native Portuguese speaker. Her cases focus on matters of construction, infrastructure, oil and gas, insurance and reinsurance, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), complex contract disputes, and matters at the intersection of common and civil law. Prior to joining Chaffetz Lindsey, Lidia practiced for five years at a mixed law and engineering boutique firm in Brazil, working side by side with civil engineers in complex construction matters.


Jennifer Permesly, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York
Ms. Permesly is a Partner in the International Litigation and Arbitration Group of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP in New York. She regularly appears as an advocate before international arbitration tribunals and U.S. courts in disputes relating to complex, cross-border commercial transactions. She has significant experience in disputes arising in the construction, energy, mining and technology sectors, and with claims involving foreign sovereigns or state-owned entities. A Spanish speaker, Ms. Permesly focuses much of her practice on disputes arising out of Latin America.
Ms. Permesly has been named in Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Chambers Latin America, and she has been recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. and The Legal 500 Latin America for her skills in international arbitration. In Chambers USA, clients refer to Ms. Permesly as “hands down the most responsive lawyer I’ve ever worked with;” as a young practitioner who is “firing on all cylinders,” and as “very articulate, very focused and very skilled” as an advocate. Ms. Permesly also has been named one of Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers by Latinvex every year since 2016, and as a Future Leader in arbitration by Who’s Who Legal, which quotes sources who state she is “consistently at the very top of her game and admired throughout the profession.”
Ms. Permesly currently serves as the co-chair of the International Bar Association’s Insolvency and Arbitration Group, which in 2021 published a Toolkit on Insolvency and Arbitration to provide guidance in situations where a party to domestic or international arbitration also is subject to insolvency proceedings. She also serves as the chair of Global Advisory Board Relations for the New York International Arbitration Center, an organization she was closely involved in establishing.

Ruth Teitelbaum, Arbitrator, Mediator and Advisor, New York
Ruth Teitelbaum currently serves as an arbitrator and advisor in international arbitration disputes. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is an accredited CEDR mediator. Ruth is a Deputy General Editor of Arbitration International and is a member of the ITA Executive Committee.

Andre Luis Monteiro, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, London
Of Counsel – Quinn Emanuel (London); Visiting Scholar at Queen Mary – University of London (2018-2019); Junior Academic Visitor at the University of Oxford (2015-2016); PhD (2017) and Master’s degree (2012) from PUC/SP; LLB from UFRJ (2005).

Eduardo A. Mattar, Padis Mattar Advogados, São Paulo
Eduardo Augusto Mattar boasts more than 20 years of experience and is a founding partner of Padis Mattar Advogados. He focuses on arbitration, insolvency, and special situations, and has represented some of Brazil’s largest companies and financial institutions, as well as some of the world’s major hedge funds, private equity firms and sovereign investors in Brazil’s most complex litigation, arbitration, and judicial reorganization cases. His current portfolio includes high-profile cases in the oil & gas, infrastructure, energy, retail, banking and financial services industries. Eduardo is often described by its peers as a “versatile” lawyer (Legal 500) and a “leading light in the Brazilian restructuring market” (WWL Ranking). The directories also highlight his reputation before his clients, which praise him for being “a very pragmatic and commercial lawyer who understands key issues and conveys them clearly”, ”very articulate and organized” (Chambers and Partners), “a fantastic lawyer” and a “restructuring expert” (WWL Ranking). Eduardo is a frequent speaker in legal conferences and courses. He has also authored several articles and chapters in specialized publications and books.

We look forward to having you with us, and please feel free to bring any questions you might have for our speakers!

If you would like to access this webinar’s full program, please use the following link: https://www.cailaw.org/Institute-for-Transnational-Arbitration/Events/2021/yai-arbitration-insolvency.html

If you would like to register, please use the following link: https://www.cailaw.org/eventRegistration.html?e=2857

*Please note that this webinar will be conducted entirely in English, without simultaneous translation into Portuguese.

**To comply with all health recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, our webinar will be entirely virtual.


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