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US turnaround star to address TMA European Conference

By CreditMan Friday, April 9, 2010

One of the genuine heavyweights of the American turnaround and recovery profession, Harvey Miller of Weil Gotshal & Manges, is to be keynote speaker at this year''s Turnaround Management Association European Conference.

Mr Miller is among the USA''s foremost restructuring lawyers and oversaw the corporate restructuring of the world''s largest manufacturing company, General Motors. He is currently advising on the world''s biggest bankruptcy, lehman Brothers. He will be bringing an American perspective to Berlin''s Hotel Concorde on 11th June for TMA''s third annual European Conference, entitled "European Turnaround - new tools, new approaches, new problems."

TMA (UK) spokesman Tyrone Courtman of Nottingham-based Cooper Parry said:
"In his distinguished career Harvey has handled some of the US''s biggest cases, but none as complex and challenging as GM with its global operations and its political significance in the USA, Germany, the UK, Spain, Sweden, and Belgium.

"As Europe struggles out of recession, the opportunity for turnaround and recovery professionals to hear Harvey''s insight into issues like the effectiveness of the Chapter 11 process, European jurisdictional issues with Opel, Saab and Vauxhall, and roles of Government, Unions and suppliers, is pure gold-dust.

"I know the conference organisers are very excited to have attracted a man of such stature and acumen to address us, and I think TMA members from all European Chapters would be well-advised to book their seats early."

The Conference is being hosted by TMA Germany and has been organised by a committee chaired by Lars Westpfahl of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer of Hamburg. It opens with a banquet on 10th June and business sessions on 11th June including a special workshop for prospective Eastern European TMA Chapters. Topics covered will include pan-European legislation, developments in Eastern European restructuring, fallout from the Icelandic banking crisis, headlining restructures in Germany, Greece, and Spain, and UK legal processes both in and out of court.

Full details of online booking are available on