When Toys’R’Us is not a child's game: supplier protections and international insolvency

Hong Kong International Chamber of Commerce

Speaking Engagement | November.30.2017 | 8:30am - 9:30am (Hong Kong Time)

Orrick Hong Kong

The Toys’R’Us insolvency has affected numerous Hong Kong suppliers to the extent that international solvency and supplier protection have become the hottest topics that preoccupy the Hong Kong- and China-based manufacturing businesses.

The ICC-HK Commercial Law and Practice Committee is convening its inaugural session at which a panel of local and international experts will clarify the salient aspects of international insolvency in the context of supplier protection of manufacturing businesses.

At the outset of the session, the newly elected management of the ICC-HK Commercial Law and Practice Committee - Ms. Olga Boltenko (chairperson) and Mr. Charles Allen (secretary) will announce the Committee's establishment and goals.

Our U.S.-based experts will then cover the U.S. insolvency filing procedures with a view to offering to the Hong Kong and Chinese manufacturers a number of tools to protect their claims against insolvent multinationals. Our Hong Kong experts will cover international insolvency from the Hong Kong perspective.

For more information and registration details, please contact Ms. Edith Lee at [email protected].

CLE Credits Available: N



  • Restructuring
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Distressed Assets & Alternative Investments
  • Latin America

Douglas S. Mintz Partner Restructuring, Bankruptcy Litigation

Washington, D.C.

Doug Mintz is a first call for energy, commodities, technology and public finance restructuring.

Doug has deep experience representing lenders, debtors and official and ad hoc committees. He works primarily with bank and hedge fund investors and co-leads Orrick’s hedge fund client initiative. Doug also represents debtors in the Energy and Technology sectors.

Doug is currently representing hedge funds in a variety of energy and public finance situations – representing groups of funds in multiple distressed situations. The Financial Times recently recognized Orrick's work as co-counsel to the COFINA Senior Bondholders' Coalition as Highly Commended in its "Innovation in Legal Expertise, Managing Complexity and Scale" category of legal innovation awards. He also served recently as debtor’s counsel to Ocean Rig in its global restructuring and Lily Robotics and bondholders in several distressed energy and infrastructure situations.

Chambers USA rates him in Band 3, calling him “a shining star . . . able to apply both a legal mindset and a businessperson’s mindset to distressed situations.” Doug has also been named a Next Generation lawyer by Legal 500, noting he is an “excellent performer” for his work in both Municipal Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring.

Prior to joining Orrick, Doug was special counsel at Cadwalader, where he was best known for his representation of the United States Treasury in the bankruptcies of both General Motors and Chrysler (M&A Advisor’s Magnus Deal of the Year). Treasury also retained Doug in the restructuring of several financial institutions.