Restructuring Conference X Restructuring Society: Workshops and Insights into RX

London School of Economics and Political Science - London, United Kingdom

Join us for our restructuring conference and gain an insight into restructuring. We'll have workshops, speaker talks, networking sessions, panel discussions and more! Our speakers include Daniel Celentao, former head of RX at Evercore, Pierre Cailleteau, MD at Lazard, as well as restructuring partners from Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Sign up here:

Mar 24, 2021, 12:00 – 8:30 PM

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12:00pm – 1:00pm 

Legal Basics: An RX Workshop 

Workshop led by Amy Walker and a team of associates from Macfarlanes. 

2:00pm – 3:00pm 

In Distress? To Restructure or Invest? - Distressed Company Restructurings and Investing.

Kon Asimacopoulos is a restructuring partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP and acts for companies and investors in national and cross-border financial restructuring, insolvency and litigation matters. He has been involved in dozens of the leading global and European restructuring and litigation matters over the course of the past 20 years. Kon is recognised in Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, the Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal and other ranking publications as a leading corporate restructuring and insolvency lawyer.

Thomas Jemmett is a restructuring and special situations partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Thomas acts for corporate borrowers, hedge funds and financial institutions on restructuring, special situations and specialised lending matters across the capital structure and credit spectrum. His recent work includes advising PizzaExpress on its financial and operational restructuring via a restructuring plan process and parallel CVA, and an ad hoc group of bondholders in relation to the restructuring of Steinhoff and subsequent global litigation settlement.

4:00pm – 5:00pm 

Restructuring Government Debts: A Growth Industry?

P. Cailleteau will speak to us about the wave of Sovereign debt restructurings that is happening on the heels of a decade of massive leveraging that the COVID only accelerated. He will talk about Argentina, Lebanon, Ecuador and many other cases of financial distress and how these problems can be addressed.

Pierre Cailleteau is the Managing Director of the Sovereign Advisory group at Lazard. He had first a career in the public sector: French Central Bank on european monetary affairs, IMF as advisor to the French Executive Director), and the Financial Stability Board in Basel. He then moved to the private sector where he headed the Global Sovereign Rating group at Moody’s, was responsible for the Sovereign and institutional business at Amundi Asset Management, and is now a partner at Lazard specialising in Sovereign advisory matters, including debt management and restructuring.

5:30pm – 6:30 pm 

Debt Market Basics

Karim Kassam is a restructuring and special situations partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Karim has experience in cross-border restructurings advising debtors, creditors and strategic investors on restructurings of stressed and distressed businesses. Karim acts on financing transactions across a broad spectrum of capital structures, in particular in relation to event-driven financings and financial restructurings. His recent transactions include advising an ad hoc committee of bondholders and lead investors in Debenhams, an ad hoc committee of bondholders of Matalan, and an ad hoc committee of bondholders of HEMA.

Lisa Stevens is a restructuring and special situation partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Her recent transactions include the restructuring of a global auto parts manufacturer, Europe’s leading vending machine, a leading high street retailer and a listed multinational French corporation, along with various financings to stressed and distressed companies. All of these transactions involved complicated cross border restructuring processes.

7:00pm – 8:30pm

The Role of the Advisor - What It Is and What It Takes. 

Presented by Daniel Celentao, the former head of Rx and Evercore. 

Daniel Celentao is an investment banker with over 35 years of experience guiding companies, their key stakeholders, and potential acquirers through the most challenging circumstances. He is a leading advisor, structuring and negotiating innovative solutions for companies of all sizes facing a variety of challenges and opportunities, including many companies conducting the largest and most complex cross-border restructurings in the global market place.

Some of his notable assignments involved Adelphia (USA), Arthur Andersen (USA), Centro (Australia), Delphi (USA), Dubai World (UAE), Eitzen Chemical Tankers (Norway), General Motors (USA), Global Investment House (Kuwait), GMS (United Kingdom), LyondellBasell (USA and Europe), Ma’aden (Saudi Arabia), Olympic Airways (Greece), Pacific Drilling (Luxembourg / USA), Pacific Exploration (Colombia), TORM (Denmark), and ZIM Integrated Shipping (Israel).

Daniel also delivers comprehensive financial advice with respect to business planning, liability management, bank and bridge loans, bonds, public and private equity, and M&A, as well as seasoned advice about how to successfully drive complex multi-party negotiations.

Passionate about education, Daniel has served as a trustee of a top-ranked independent K-12 school; taught over 1,500 newly-minted bankers the finer points of fundamental business, financial and credit analysis; and served as a director of the Global Board of the Turnaround Management Association. 



Wednesday, March 24, 2021
12:00 PM – 8:30 PM UTC


Legal Basics: An RX Workshop
In Distress? To Restructure or Invest?
Restructuring Government Debts: A Growth Industry?
Debt Market Basics
The Role of the Advisor - What It Is and What It Takes.


  • Shuyi Lee

    London School of Economics

    GDSC Lead


  • Daniel Seymour

    GDSC Lead

  • Josh Ang

    Head of Technical Events

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    Head of Digital Boost Challenge

  • Isabel Mora

    Head of Technical Events

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