Main Partner
Main Partner

Galdino, Coelho, Mendes Advogados (GCM) provides legal representation and counseling, with focus on dispute resolution, including judicial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Over the past decades, the firm’s partners have represented businesses, their principals, shareholders, officers, directors and employees in complex litigations involving civil, corporate and insolvency disputes.

The firm is comprised of outstanding professionals with solid academic education, having participated in the most relevant disputes in recent times in Brazil.

Our mission is to provide exceptional, ethical and efficient legal representation, in order to reach the best legal solutions available, thus delivering added value to our clients’ businesses.

Our vision is to stand as a leading firm in dispute resolution, acknowledged for its strategic intelligence, aptitude and achievements.

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Premium Sponsor

Collections and Recovery. Simplified.

We’re revolutionizing collections from the inside. Ready for a radically simpler way of doing things?

In an increasingly complex industry, we’re here to make sure this complexity never falls on you. We’re the leading cloud-native, end-to-end platform for collections and recovery in the world.

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Debt Management Technology Partner

With more than 25 years of experience, offices in 7 countries and over 300 corporate customers in 34 countries, Relational’s strategy strongly supports its expansion to international markets.

Relational develops IT solutions in the areas of Loan Origination, Debt Management, Business Process Management, Data Integration, Data Management, Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, and Business Service Management.

Relational focuses on software novelty, enabling customers to only focus on digital customer-centric activities.

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The Asset Recovery Fund

With member firms in more than 130 jurisdictions, including in offshore financial centres, Grant Thornton is a market leader in asset tracing and recovery and forensic investigations, whose Insolvency and Asset Recovery practice has recovered more than $4bn in hidden or misappropriated assets in the past eight years.

Grant Thornton’s Insolvency and Asset Recovery practice has co-invested in and is exclusive claims adviser to Asset Recovery Fund LP (ARF) – a joint venture with a large institutional investor that provides a collaborative and innovative solution for financing the purchase of non-performing loans (NPLs) and other forms of distressed debt, as well as the enforcement of judgments, arbitral awards and follow-on claims where we are the mandated recovery agent.

We provide substantial capital resources to banks and other financial institutions who are considering selling NPLs/claims outright to ARF or engaging on a “no win no fee” basis. Where NPLs/claims are sold, the purchase price can be adjusted up via back-end payments if recoveries exceed fund return thresholds. Alternatively, a funding agreement can be executed to finance all the costs and disbursements of a market leading asset tracing and recovery exercise in return for a percentage of recoveries.

Grant Thornton’s wider multidisciplinary offering sees us provide unparalleled expertise early stage assessment of quantum, forensic accounting investigations, digital forensics and corporate intelligence, as well as appear as expert witnesses before courts and arbitral tribunals. While our global expertise and innovative approach to tracing, securing and recovering billions of pounds in assets is unparalleled.

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Globally Connected Investor Partner

The EOS Group is one of the leading technology-driven financial investors and an expert in the processing of outstanding receivables. The company's core business is the purchase of unsecured and secured debt portfolios.

With over 45 years of experience, EOS offers some 20,000 customers in 26 countries around the world smart services for all their receivables management needs. Its focus is on banks and companies from the real estate, telecommunications, energy supply and e-commerce sectors. EOS employs more than 6,800 people and is part of the Otto Group.

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Spanish Auctions Partner depending of the General Council of Spanish Solicitors which is a public corporation authorized by the Spanish law to externalize auctions out of the courts, is an auction tool operating in the Spanish distressed market, with the objective of streamlining judicial processes. Subastas adapt the rules of implementation to the needs of each type of procedure and they strive to be effective in enforcement procedures speeding up recovery timings.

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Loan Servicing Partner

Mount Street’s highly experienced debt management team is focused on delivering a first class, bespoke solution across a broad menu of services to participants in the credit, structured and asset backed finance markets. By leveraging technology, Mount Street helps owners, investors and traders of debt to manage their portfolios across these markets. Managing circa. €75bn of credits, we deliver a unique breadth and depth of expertise to a diverse array of institutional clients.

Mount Street Portfolio Advisers is subject to general supervision by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and Deutsche Bundesbank and is licensed to provide Investment Advisory, Portfolio Management, Investment Brokerage and Contract Brokerage services through its offices across Europe and approved by the SEC to act as a Registered Investment Adviser in the USA.

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Chinese Investment Partner

DAC Management LLC and its affiliates (DAC) are a privately held firm that provides credit, intellectual property, and strategic advisory solutions to global investors and companies operating in China. For 20 years, DAC has served clients across a wide range of industries in more than 24 provinces and municipalities, developing extensive local relationships with financial institutions, government agencies, legal professionals, and other service providers.

DAC’s senior management entered China to lead the initial foreign-funded non-performing loan transaction to close and be successfully resolved. By 2005, DAC had obtained the first nationwide debt servicing license granted to a foreign-owned company. Since then, DAC has managed or serviced approximately US$750 million of assets and performed countless bespoke advisory services for our partners. Today, DAC’s decades of China experience are strengthened by unrivaled, proprietary research and data we apply across all business lines.

DAC is led by professionals with extensive experience in alternative asset management, banking, accounting, legal, and data science fields. Our international management team across offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Chicago ensures strict compliance and reporting protocols to mitigate risks and uphold the highest professional standards.

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Block Sponsors

As financial institutions around the world continue to focus on deleveraging their balance sheets, Allen & Overy has been at the forefront of the market, advising both governments, buyers and sellers of NPLs and we are well placed to setup and manage the legal aspects of SPVs for this purpose.

We are considered to be the premier firm across a range of banking and capital markets products and are able to bring together teams from across our leading practices in complementary areas such as funds, regulatory, debt capital markets, derivatives and securitisation to cover every aspect of a proposed transaction.

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AAK International Legal Services is a law office established in Athens in 2015. Our office engages both in international and domestic legal issues focused on Taxation.

AAK’s philosophy is to deliver client-tailored legal and tax services regarding inbound and outbound trade and investments connected to Greece. Our services are addressed to private sector firms, start ups and developing entrepreneurships as well as third country individuals and entities aiming to establish in EU.

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Sidley Austin LLP is a premier international law firm highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. The firm has built a reputation as a powerful adviser for global businesses, with more than 2,000 lawyers in 20 offices in key business and financial centers around the globe. Sidley is committed to providing quality legal services wherever they are needed, including litigation, transactional and regulatory matters spanning virtually every area of law.

The firm’s lawyers have diverse legal backgrounds and are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service. Sidley has a leading restructuring and finance practice working with borrower, lender and investor clients in various jurisdictions in the European NPL market.

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Standard Sponsors

AHORA Asset Management is an independent real estate boutique servicing company specialized in problematic residential scattered assets (NPLs and REOs). Founded in 2015, AAM has a proven track record managing over 15 portfolios and more than 6,000 scatterd residential units. Key to success is the methodology focused on internal mediation with debtors and tenants, preserving and enhancing client´s reputation and CSR principles.

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Hipoges Iberia

Founded in 2008, Hipoges is one of the leading Asset Management platforms in Southern Europe for distressed assets with over €46 billion of assets under management. We manage a broad spectrum of assets including: residential mortgages, corporate & SME loans, Commercial Real Estate, unsecured loans, government & corporate receivables, and REO portfolios.

The services are provided along the whole investment cycle from due diligence to loan servicing and legal enforcements. With offices in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy and circa 1000 employees, Hipoges is ranked “Above Average” as residential mortgage special servicer and “Average” as CRE special servicer by S&P.

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Servdebt is an independent Iberian NPL and REO Asset Management company with over 15 years of experience.

Our headquarters in Lisbon and our offices in Porto and Madrid are home to our specialized team, whose valuable know-how in the servicing of distressed debt allows us to deliver real-time information to clients, accelerate the decision-making process and maximise the value of their assets.

Servdebt offers extensive expertise in the provision of integrated services for the acquisition and management of distressed loan portfolios and real estate assets. We have been working with leading financial institutions and major international investors, providing the best NPL and REO solutions to guarantee that we deliver an end-to-end service to our clients, from market analysis and advisory services to valuation and asset recovery.

Our committed multidisciplinary team and our investment in technological infrastructures have been the key to our track record of multiple successful projects in what is considered a very challenging and rigid industry.

For the past 15 years, Servdebt has counted on a highly qualified, dynamic, friendly, and multicultural team who have continuously contributed to the company’s long-lasting success, helping us work towards the goal of being an international benchmark in loan servicing and property management, recognized for innovation and excellence in the provision of its services.

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Intrum Hellas, a member of the Intrum Group is a leading provider of claims management services with a presence in 25 countries. With over 1,300 qualified executives, we manage a a wide range of loan debts, in terms of size and complexity.  Our vision is to create value for our clients, our customers, and for society at large, so that we may lead the way to a sound economy.

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Tietoevry creates digital advantage for businesses and society. We are a leading digital services and software company with local presence and global capabilities. Our Nordic values and heritage steer our success.

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Founded in 2009 Taurus Ibérica Asset Management is one of the leading real estate managers and brokers in Spain specialized in distressed assets with a portfolio of over 200,000 assets under management. Independent and without conflict of interests we count with +120 branches nationwide, and over 450 local sales reps. We manage all asset classes nationwide including residential, industrial, commercial, land and WIP.

Our Advisory team specialized in pricing of secured assets has performed > 1.5 millon valuations since 2009. Our team of 25 analysts experts in different asset classes and regions and +450 local experts give us a unique market sentiment, which together with one of the largest real estate databases of the market and our proprietary valuation system have been helping investors price and acquire secured portfolios.

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Resolute Asset Management

Leaders in real estate advisory, asset management and special situations.  We help our clients across the cycle with a broad range of real estate assets, including direct real estate, secured loans and real estate equity investments.

We advise financial institutions, financial sponsors, institutional investors and the public sector, providing a unique combination of real estate principal investment, banking, workout, legal and data analytics experience.

With a full suite of strategic real estate and asset management advice, portfolio and individual asset due diligence expertise, asset management, NPL servicing and REO management, our support allows our clients to rapidly address both assets specific and strategic portfolio level considerations.

Resolute is active across Europe, the CIS and the Middle East with over 160 professionals in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Turkey, UAE and the UK.

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Prohit is a specialised agency for management and collection of secured and unsecured claims and has been present on the Slovenian market for seven years, last two also in Croatia. After three years of operation it has become a market leader in Slovenia, and its market share in Slovenia is more than 50%. The volume of business is growing constantly, with annual income around € 3.0 million. The total current managed portfolio represents more than 100,000 active cases in a total value of more than € 250 million.

The Agency managed both retail (70%), as well as corporate claims (30%). Prohit has 50 employees and its own development department with IT programmers who develop software to support the implementation of its own services as well as for the needs of the clients. The acquired knowledge and experience provide the agency a flexibility to adapt to different market and client requirements.

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wideStreet - The Future of NPL Trading

wideStreet overcomes limitations of the current NPL market and takes NPL trading to a new level. We are a cross-jurisdictional, multilateral marketplace for UTP and NPLs open to sellers, buyers and loan servicers.

wideStreet combines latest legal and fintech innovations and fully digitizes the trading process. wideStreet collects, validates, and enhances loan data for the sell-side providing analytics and transparency to the buy-side while ensuring compliance with the EBA loan data standards. We are providing smart solutions for regulatory-driven loan trades in the banking sector.

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Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future.

Across 65 cities in 40 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition, and redefine industries. We complement our tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster, and more enduring outcomes.

Our 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services brings our talent, expertise, and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development, and the environment. We earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, putting us in the top 2% of all companies.

Since our founding in 1973, we have measured our success by the success of our clients, and we proudly maintain the highest level of client advocacy in the industry.

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Brasil Distressed Consultoria Empresarial S.A. is a Brazilian company which specialises in investing in distressed assets, purchased at a discount to face value. Assets are purchased from financial institutions, investors, suppliers and other creditors. We are interested in purchasing individual loans or portfolios which are no longer strategic for the seller.

BrD is focused primarily on the corporate segment and will consider credits on any borrower in Brazil. We are not engaged in the individuals segment, such as consumer credits, credit cards and payroll loans, etc. After a purchase, we initiate collection proceedings and will strive for a swift settlement through careful negotiations and creative solutions. As part of a settlement agreement we might consider accepting certain goods (payment in kind) or an exchange for other credits that the borrower or guarantor hold. Another option is the sale of the asset to other investors.

Our investment decision is based on an analysis of the current situation of a particular asset and the options available for a quick resolution. We avoid getting involved in the historic background and the emotional legacy of a given transaction. Given the high financial and operational risk of our activity, BrD focuses on investment opportunities that will generate above-average rates of return generally found in the financial market.

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Gelecek Varlık Yönetimi A.Ş. bank is a financial institution that serves in the field of debts resolution by purchasing the overdue receivables portfolios of banks and other financial institutions. It was established in 2005 and supervised by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA).

Gelecek Varlık Yönetimi A.Ş. is a subsidiary of Fiba Group. Fiba Group's investments in the finance sector are in the areas of banking, leasing, factoring, insurance and non-performing loans, while non-finance investments are in retailing, real estate, renewable energy and tourism.

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Associate Sponsor

ÜNLÜ & Co provides value-added services in the non-performing loans (NPL) market, where it has been active since 2003. The Company realizes its NPL investments via İSTANBUL Varlık, a subsidiary that has become one of the leading asset management companies in Turkey within a short time frame. Predicating its NPL market activities on the triple pillars of efficiency, flexibility and reliability for the past 18 years, ÜNLÜ & Co produces fast, creative and effective solutions in NPL collections with its extensive staff and local know how. Steadily improving collection performance through effective management of NPL portfolios, ÜNLÜ & Co continues to support its clients with a tailored and constructive approach, with a view to channeling them back to the economy.

Capitalizing on ÜNLÜ & Co’s synergy, ISTANBUL Varlık gets one step closer to its clients with effective solutions, reflecting a sound grasp of local market conditions. Amid mounting retail NPLs in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis, ISTANBUL Varlık's retail and micro-SME NPL management capacity has also been improved. Having invested more than TL 350 million since its establishment, ISTANBUL Varlık effectively manages a total of 38 NPL portfolios, consisting of retail, SME, and corporate loans.

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Media Partners

CEE Legal Matters is a print and online publication for and about lawyers interested and working in Europe's emerging legal markets. CEE Legal Matters features news, interviews, analysis, opinion, and more. We also host conferences and round-tables and produce special reports on fees, salaries, and other subjects of interest to lawyers in the region. Our mission is, simply, to be the go-to source of information about lawyers and legal markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Because CEE Legal Matters.

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Banking News

The website started its operation about a decade ago, initially being the main gateway to information on issues related to the banking market, both Greek and international.

Gradually and in line with the broadening of the readership of the public, the website expanded the information it provided to the entire spectrum of the economy, both at macroeconomic and microeconomic level.

Today, is one of the most powerful information portals for the economy, the stock market, the banking market, but also business activities, with a daily traffic of over 85 thousand readers.

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The CAIA Association is a global professional credentialing body dedicated to creating greater alignment, transparency, and knowledge for all investors, with a specific emphasis on alternative investments. A Member-driven organization representing professionals in more than 95 countries, CAIA Association advocates for the highest ethical standards. The organization provides unbiased insight on a broad range of investment strategies and industry issues, key among them being efforts to bring greater diversification to portfolio construction decisions to achieve better long-term investor outcomes.

To learn more about the CAIA Association and how to become part of the organization’s mission, please visit: is a digital newspaper specialized in real estate information, with Spanish and English edition. combines all the news of the Spanish and international market, with the best exclusive of the sector and the most rigorous data analysis extracted from our own Big Data tool: Brainsre.

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BeBeez is an online newswire  focusing on private capital and alternative assets issues in Italy, such as private equity, venture capital, private debt, non-performing loans, infrastructures and real estate. BeBeez Private Data is BeBeez’s powerful database available for subscription.

BeBeez and BeBeez Private Data are published by EdiBeez srl, founded by Stefania Peveraro.

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The European Financial Review is a leading financial intelligence magazine for financial information, business news, analysis and innovation. We help readers grasp the great drivers of change: technology, geopolitics, finance, and sustainability.

To serve decision-makers in the financial industry and beyond, The European Financial Review ensures that you make informed decisions as you develop financial knowledge and is indispensable in helping you and your business stay ahead of the competition.

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