Songs of ice & fire

Managing partner Robert Coffey and partner Daniel Burbeary attended the inaugural Knect365 Law/IBC legal conference on Asset Recovery, Fraud Litigation, Enforcement & Contentious Insolvency in Dublin recently. Notwithstanding the winter storms raging in both Ireland and the UK, the conference was extremely well attended, with leading lawyers, insolvency practitioners and forensic accountants from around the world travelling to Dublin to network, share ideas and enjoy a pint of Guinness.

Daniel spoke at one of the panel sessions alongside Steven Thomson QC of XXIV Old Buildings, Malcom Cohen of BDO and Simon Thomas of Baker & Partners, chaired by David Standish of KPMG, examining current issues affecting the pursuit of rogue directors.

Key themes aired during the two days of the conference included the emerging use of freezing orders against “persons unknown”, the increasing difficulties associated with combating cyber fraud and the hugely exciting opportunities for the Irish legal market once Ireland becomes the last common law, English-speaking jurisdiction that is also a Member State of the European Union after the United Kingdom ceases to be a Member State next year.