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Bar’s insolvency group to hold first conference
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24 Mar 2023 / business Print

Bar’s insolvency group to hold first conference

The Bar of Ireland’s Corporate & Insolvency Bar Association is to hold its inaugural conference on Friday 31 March.

The event, which starts at 2pm and finishes at 5.30pm, takes place at the Bar of Ireland’s headquarters in the Distillery Building, Dublin 7.

Established in February 2022, the association is focused on promoting the expertise of members of the Bar of Ireland in the area of corporate and insolvency law.


It also aims to provide a forum for practitioners to engage with bodies working in this area.

Speakers at the conference will include:

  • Mr Justice Michael Quinn (Judge of the Commercial Court),
  • Lord Justice Snowden (Court of Appeal, England), a former judge of the Chancery Division, and former Chair of the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK,
  • James Doherty SC (Chair of the Takeover Panel).

Attendees will also hear from leaders of firms such as Beauchamps, William Fry, A&L Goodbody, Arthur Cox, and PwC Ireland.


Kelley Smith SC (Chair of the Corporate & Insolvency Bar Association) described Ireland as “a major player” in the global restructuring and insolvency markets.

“One of the purposes of the association is to help build expertise in this area in the Irish legal-services industry,” she said.

“As part of any global industry we have to be aware of and engage with Irish and international developments. The purpose of this conference is to bring this expertise together and explore commonalities and differences that will impact our clients and colleagues in future activities,” Smith concluded.

Registration for the event is now open.

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