John Martin appointed president of the International Insolvency Institute

Global Press release October 2021

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 further shared that one key goal over the next two years will centre on connectivity and engagement, both between the Institute’s members across the globe, and between its members and external bodies within the international insolvency sphere, providing thought leadership, scholarship and practical assistance as economies emerge from the disruption.

The International Insolvency Institute is dedicated to improving international cooperation in the insolvency area and achieving greater coordination among nations in multinational business reorganisations and restructurings. The Institute is a non-profit, limited-membership (by invitation) organisation of the most senior and respected practitioners, academics and financial industry professionals in the international insolvency sphere, as well as eminent judges with responsibilities in this field. The Institute has been awarded special consultative status to United Nations agencies, and is a significant contributor to the work of UNCITRAL in the insolvency field.

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.

For further information please contact:

Alex Boxsell, Head of Digital, Communications & Experience, Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia

Tel: +61 (0)2 9330 8165  Cell: +61 (0)414 985 556

Angela Han, Digital & Communications Executive, Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia

Tel: +61 (0)2 9330 8610  Cell: +61 (0)438 429 798