Norton Rose Fulbright is delighted to announce that restructuring and insolvency partner, John Martin has been appointed President of the International Insolvency Institute, succeeding Debra Grassgreen.

Having been a Board member of the International Insolvency Institute since 2016, John most recently served as a Vice President. At the Institute’s annual conference in New York this week, John moderated a panel discussion on the Institute’s thought leadership work in identifying alternative public and private sector restructuring responses to the quite challenging insolvency related effects of the pandemic.

John’s appointment as President is a solid testimony to his commitment to the Institute and his standing in the profession, both within Australia and overseas.

Following his appointment, John commented:

As economies across the globe seek to emerge from the revenue and supply shocks imposed on businesses by the pandemic, the work of the Institute is particularly important.

In furthering the work and objectives of the Institute, I am looking forward to working with the Institute’s Executive Committee comprised of members from the United States (Hon Judge Shelley Chapman), Singapore (Hon Justice Kannan Ramesh), Finland (Pekka Jaatinen), UK (Felicity Toube QC), and Mexico (Agustin Berdeja-Prieto).

John’s appointment as President of the International Insolvency Institute along with Scott Atkins’ recent appointment as President of INSOL International are remarkable achievements that reflect Norton Rose Fulbright’s preeminent position in the international restructuring and insolvency space.

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