Andrew McRobert, Commercial Banker, and a leading expert on International restructuring, and cross-border insolvency situations
Andrew McRobert is a commercial banker specializing in restructuring, insolvency and with nearly 32 years’ experience in credit, portfolio risk management, lending, and problem loans management. He has worked with some of the world's leading financial institutions including: Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Citicorp, Jakarta Initiative Task Force (JITF), African Development Bank, Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA), Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), and Coopers & Lybrand.
Andrew is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a demonstrable track record of identifying and implementing restructuring & recovery strategies for complex non-performing investments and loans all across Australasia, Asia and Africa; and is also experienced in conducting due diligence assignments, high-level problem resolution negotiations and team building in credit and portfolio risk management.
He is an engaging speaker and presenter and has developed and led very highly rated programs; consulted with clients across Asia Pacific, Africa, & Middle East including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Oman. UAE, & Saudi Arabia.
He has co-authored three acclaimed texts "Corporate Collapse” (published by McGraw-Hill), “Financial Literacy for Lawyers, Investors and Lenders” (published by Thomson Reuters) and “Financial literacy - Lessons from Centro” (published by Thomson Reuters).
Veena Sivaramakrishnan, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Managaldas
Ms. Veena Sivaramakrishnan is a key Partner in the Firm's Banking and Finance and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Practice with over 14 years of experience. She has significant experience in Banking and Finance, Financial Services Regulatory, Derivatives, Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring. She has been consistently recognised by prestigious Indian and international publications (including Chambers and Partner and Asia Law Profiles) individually and within her areas of practice.
Prior to working at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., Veena has worked at Juris Corp for over a decadeacross varied areas of practice impacting banks and financial institutions and at ICICI Bank mainly for its offshore operations. While at ICICI, she was also based in Canada and worked with Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York on secondment primarily to set up the New York branch of ICICI. Across the years, she has been advising banks and financial institutions in their financing strategy to Indian clients and on host of issues they encounter while operating in India and / or dealing with Indian entities and their subsidiaries / offshore operations. She has evaluated complex structures with interplay of multiple jurisdictions and legal systems while advising clients on financing structures, restructuring and enforcement.
Ambarish, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
Ambarish is a Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, specifically, an acquisition through a resolution plan under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC).
Ambarish has been involved with IBC from its inception. He has represented resolution applicants in some of the early and highly contested cases of corporate insolvency. Ambarish has also been actively involved on the policy related to IBC, and has assisted in the work of the Insolvency Law Committee, constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.