9 episodes

The Dentons PodChat is a podcast series hosted by experts from Dentons’ Corporate and Restructuring groups, which will focus on the hottest topics in the areas of distressed M&A and cross-border restructurings. In addition to exploring recent legal and regulatory developments, we will be welcoming market participants to talk about their experiences relative to these areas in this space and offer some insights into current market trends.

Dentons PodChat Series Dentons’ Corporate and Restructuring group

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The Dentons PodChat is a podcast series hosted by experts from Dentons’ Corporate and Restructuring groups, which will focus on the hottest topics in the areas of distressed M&A and cross-border restructurings. In addition to exploring recent legal and regulatory developments, we will be welcoming market participants to talk about their experiences relative to these areas in this space and offer some insights into current market trends.

    Current landscape of the US distressed commercial real estate market (part 2)

    Current landscape of the US distressed commercial real estate market (part 2)

    In part two of this Dentons’ PodChat series, Robert Richards, Christopher Milenkevich, and Samantha Ruben continue to dive into the challenges facing the US distressed commercial real estate market. This PodChat, which is part two of a two part series, focuses on enforcement, insolvency and remedies related to distressed real estate and hotels. The speakers discuss these situations from various perspectives, such as lenders, borrowers, sponsors and guarantors.

    • 33 min
    Current landscape of the US distressed commercial real estate market (part 1)

    Current landscape of the US distressed commercial real estate market (part 1)

    In this 30-minute Dentons’ PodChat, Robert Richards, Christopher Milenkevich, and Samantha Ruben dive into the challenges facing the distressed commercial real estate market in the United States. Focusing on hotel and commercial office markets, they discuss key sources contributing to distress, such as higher interest rates, diminishing or fluctuating property values, and the wall of maturities. This PodChat, which is part one of a two part series, focuses on the perspectives of various parties involved in distressed CRE deals, such as lenders, borrowers, sponsors and guarantors. Our experts offer insight into these complexities and practical advice for stakeholders seeking to adapt to evolving market conditions.

    • 32 min
    Cross-border insolvency proceedings and cramdown

    Cross-border insolvency proceedings and cramdown

    The PodChat cross-border series continues with colleagues from Berlin, London, Luxembourg, Paris and the US discussing the current status of the insolvency practice in these regions. As we experience an increase in insolvency proceedings, financial restructurings continue to rise and the various industries take a hit. What does the debtor need to file for insolvency proceedings in each jurisdiction? What about cross-class cramdown? Some regions are handling this quite similarly while others have different obstacles to overcome.

    • 38 min
    Cross-border insolvency and the impact of COMI determination

    Cross-border insolvency and the impact of COMI determination

    Our cross-border podcast series continues with colleagues from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the US as they delve into the intricate realm of COMI determinations – a topic that strikes at the heart of sovereignty and jurisdiction and dictates the very essence of insolvencies and restructurings. Our Dentons team dissects the multifaceted approaches that nations across the world adopt when it comes to the critical task of determining a company's Center of Main Interests (COMI), including the modern approach of the UNCITRAL model law or the traditional approach of common law jurisprudence. COMI determination unveils its significance as we explore its ripple effect on the availability of relief in the intricate web of cross-border insolvencies and restructurings.

    • 27 min
    Cayman Islands facing competition from Singapore and Hong Kong as centers for funds and corporate structures

    Cayman Islands facing competition from Singapore and Hong Kong as centers for funds and corporate structures

    In this bonus episode of the Dentons PodChat, our panelists from Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and Singapore discuss the competition posed to Cayman as a traditional fund domicile, with new available corporate structures and fund vehicles in Hong Kong and Singapore, the recent trends of “onshoring” and emergence of these jurisdictions as new comers for setting up funds and family offices. What are the factors at play, the implications for jurisdictional shopping and what else lies in the horizon?

    • 29 min
    After a subdued 2022, what does the future hold for M&A health care activity?

    After a subdued 2022, what does the future hold for M&A health care activity?

    Although deal volumes in 2022 remained above pre-pandemic levels, global M&A volumes and values in health industries declined in 2022 from record-breaking 2021 levels. The number of megadeals—transactions with a value in excess of US$5bn—halved from 20 to nine between 2021 and 2022, respectively. In our final episode, Sam Maizel and Daniel Fritz invite Jim Moloney of Cain Brothers to discuss the future of M&A activity in the health care industry and will provide insight into who’s buying and what’s being sold/bought.
     

    • 26 min

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