CIGI International Law Research Program: First International Economic Law Consultation Workshop on Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Insolvency and Sovereign Debt

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:30 AM
Offices of Cassels Brock, 2100 Scotia Plaza , 40 King Street West, Toronto, Canada
Sep 10

This is a half-day Consultation Workshop on the first topic on the CIGI ILRP International Economic Law agenda: International and transnational governance and regulation of insolvency and sovereign debt.

The purpose of this particular consultation workshop is to discuss International Economic Law research proposals related to the topic of International and transnational governance and regulation of insolvency and sovereign debt, to develop a more detailed research agenda in relation to this aspect of international economic law, and to identify research partners who would be interested in collaborating with CIGI. CIGI ILRP is looking to build research partnerships with individuals and institutions with interest and expertise on this topic.

Event Speakers

Rohinton P. Medhora is president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), joining in 2012. He served on CIGI's former International Board of Governors from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was vice president of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre.

As director of international law at CIGI, Oonagh Fitzgerald established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, intellectual property law and innovation, and Indigenous law.

Domenico Lombardi is the former director of the Global Economy Program and a former member of the executive management committee at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He serves on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Economic Panel.

Brett House is a CIGI Senior Fellow. Additionally, he is a Visiting Scholar at Massey College, University of Toronto and Lecturer in the Economics Department and a Senior Fellow at the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation at McGill University. His research looks at the effects of trade liberalization on growth, the rise of emerging markets, and options to improve sovereign debt restructuring. He is also an advisor to and partner in Tau+ Investment Management, a start-up impact fund.

Richard Gitlin is a CIGI Senior Fellow. An international bankruptcy lawyer, he played a leading role in the development of practices and procedures for successfully resolving complex global restructuring and insolvency cases. He has helped many countries improve their bankruptcy laws, including Canada, Republic of Korea, Indonesia and Mexico.

David Kempthorne is a Research Fellow in CIGI's Global Economy program. His research focuses on financial regulatory reforms and the international financial regulatory institutions involved in this process, with an emphasis on the Financial Stability Board.