Adam Johnson, GE Capital 

CFA’s 9th Annual International Lending Conference is the only event with content designed
solely for cross-border lenders.


Schedule is subject to change. Check back regularly for updates.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Opening Reception sponsored by Hilco and Winston & Strawn LLP at House of Commons, Palace of Westminster

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


8:00 – 8:30

Welcoming Remarks

8:15 – 8:30

Panel 1 —
It’s the Economy

Economists discuss developments in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific and their impact on the credit markets.

Moderator: Chris Hart, BNP Paribas

Ludovic Subran, Euler Hermes
Trevor Williams, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

8:30 – 9:30

Panel 2 — International Asset-Based Lending: Convergence and Other “Market” Trends and Terms

An in-depth discussion of what’s “market” for business terms used in multi-jurisdictional asset-based transactions to deal with the complex corporate structures of international borrowers and the limitations dictated by legal regimes of different jurisdictions.

Moderator: David Morse, Otterbourg P.C.

Alister Bazaz, Bank of America Business Capital
Keith Gerding, Siemens Financial Services
Nigel Hogg, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Tim Jacob, JPMorgan Chase Bank

9:30 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:00

Panel 3 — The Next Wave: Eastern Europe and the Nordics

A discussion of how asset-based lending may be done in these jurisdictions from both a business and legal perspective; Issues to watch out for and solutions to pursue.

Moderator: Graham Wedlake, Mayer Brown

Stefan Hevesy, Wigge Partners
Soren Jensen, BNP Paribas
Timo Lehtimäki, Waselius & Wist
Jacek Wisniewski, Squire Patton Boggs

11:00  – 12:00 p.m.


12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Panel 4 — Company Advisor Tell-All: Winning the Mandate

A panel of company advisors from the US and UK discuss how they work with their clients to provide cross-border financing solutions using asset-based lending.

Moderator: Stephen Lewis, Headwaters MB

Marc Finer, KPMG UK
Ken Goldsbrough, Houlihan Lokey
Floris Hovingh, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Panel 5 — Asia-Pacific Forum: Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and China

Hear leading practitioners discuss what is being done as asset-based lenders look to serve the needs of corporates with businesses in this region.

Moderator: Marina Truant, RBC Capital Markets

Alister Bazaz, Bank of America Business Capital
Michael Lim, ANZ Banking Group Limited
Chris Redden, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Michael Wang, King & Wood Mallesons

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Panel 6 — Restructuring Case Studies: Tales from the "Front"

A no-name review of real life workouts in the cross-border arena, including the issues and challenges confronted and the results achieved. How do you define “success”?

Moderator: Dimitri Karcazes, Goldberg Kohn

Adrian Doble, FRP Advisory
Richard Hawkins, Atlantic RMS LLC
Lawrence Jasper, J.P. Morgan
Nick Moser, Taylor Wessing LLP
Teun Struycken, NautaDutilh N.V.

4:00—5:15 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Networking Reception
sponsored by Mayer Brown Paternoster Chop House, Warwick Court, Paternoster Square

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Thursday, April 30, 2015


8:30 – 8:55

Welcoming Remarks

8:55 – 9:00

Panel 7
New Horizons: Evolving Opportunities for ABL

A world tour of the dynamic changes taking place in secured transactions laws throughout the world, to help lenders look into the future to anticipate and evaluate new markets in cross-border

Moderator: Richard Kohn, Goldberg Kohn

Tom Geudens, Lydian
Georgia Quenby, Reed Smith LLP
John Wilson, World Bank Group
Michal Zahradník, DELTA legal, advokátní kancelář s.r.o

9:00 – 10:00

Panel 8 — First Lien and Second Lien/First-Out and Last-Out: Trends in Intercreditor Arrangements Here and There

Capital structures of companies continue to involve multiple debt products requiring intercreditor agreements. A panel to discuss business and legal perspectives on what is evolving to solve for these.

Moderator: Michael Black, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

James Greenwood, Permira Debt Managers
Lawrence Klaff, Gordon Brothers Finance Company
Paula Laird, Squire Patton Boggs U.K.
Peter York, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

10:00 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 11:30

Panel 9 — Syndication Matters: The “Club” Deal and Beyond

Sponsored by the CFA Europe Chapter, this presentation includes a discussion of the elements of the syndication process that make it easier for arrangers and financial institutions to put the deal together.

Moderator: Jeremy Harrison, Bank of America Business Capital

Paul Beveridge, PNC Business Credit
Steven Chait, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Adam Johnson, GE Capital 
Jonathan Parfitt, ABN AMRO Commercial Finance PLC

11:30 – 12:45 p.m.


12:45 – 2:15 p.m.