Corporate renewal, business turnaround and rescue 2016

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The restructuring of companies in financial distress in South Africa is on the increase. However, business rescue is relative new here. What are the best practices, standards, impactful transactions and lessons learnt for stakeholders within the constraints of the structure and regulations? ​

Presentations include:

  • New paradigm and navigating the business rescue industry
  • Role of CIPC – updated, challenges and remedies
  • Business rescue performance determinants
  • Business rescue practitioners fiduciary responsibilities – ethics and code of conduct
  • Business rescue judgement and application of ethics
  • Chapter 6 as 'one size fits all' procedure - is this effective for SMEs?
  • International perspective: Restructuring and insolvency
  • Is business rescue the new M&A? Challenges, options and opportunities for distressed funds in SA​
  • Business rescue from a finance institution perspective: what elements contribute towards successful engagement
  • Outlook and prediction on industries - which will soar, which will not
  • Cas​e study – From TopTV to StarSat
  • Case study – Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium

International speaker

Prof David Burdette, Professor of Insolvency Law, Director: Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University (Extraordinary Professor, Department of Mercantile Law, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria)

Best practices, discussions & dialogue on:

  • Remuneration of BRPs

  • Role and value of creditor's committees

  • Duties of directors during the business rescue process

  • Practitioner independence

  • Role of state owned entities

  • Reasonable prospect of companies' recovery and survival

  • Turnaround rather than rescue

  • From business rescue to liquidation

  • Banks' right of cancellation of bank facility
  • Post-commencement financing and the ranking of claims
  • SARS and post commencement charges

This 2-day conference, taking place on 8 and 9 March 2016, is endorsed by Turnaround Management Association Southern Africa (TMA SA) and members of TMA SA will receive 10% discount. To receive this special rate, kindly email your membership details and you will be invoiced accordingly.​

If you have queries regarding applying/online registration, please send an email to

By applying/booking your seat, you are bound by the following cancellation policy

  • Delegates who cancel their registrations within 8 – 14 working days before the conference commences, will be liable for 50% of the conference fee.
  • Delegates who cancel their registrations within 0 -7 working days before the conference commences, will be liable for 75% of the conference fee.
  • Non-arrivals (no-shows) will be charged the 100% full fee of the conference. Replacement delegate is allowed. Kindly inform us in writing​.
 Speakers confirmed

  • Rory Voller, Deputy Commissi​oner, CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission)
  • Alastair Macduff, Turnaround Management Association Southern Africa (TMA SA) and Unleash
  • Dr Marius Pretorius, University of Pretoria
  • Lezelle Jacobs, University of the Free State
  • Dr Gavin Price, Gordon Institute of Business Science
  • Richard Bradstreet, University of Cape Town
  • Prof David Burdette, Nottingham Trent University, University of Pretoria
  • Eric Levenstein & Lauren Becker, Werksmans Attorneys
  • Jo-Ann Marais, Barclays Africa
  • Annabel Bishop, Investec
  • Keith Fairhurst, Unleash
  • Peter van den Steen, V-Squared Business Rescue Services
  • Piers Marsden, Matuson & Associates
  • Julian Jones, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Dr Gerhard Holtzhauzen, Strategic Turnaround Solutions
  • Robin Nicholson, Corporate 911
  • Wanya du Preez, Deloitte & Touche
  • Bruce Berry, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
  • Alex Eliott, Hogan Lovells​
  • Wesley Rosslyn-Smith, University of Pretoria

Who should attend?
  • ​Business rescue practitioners
  • Lawyers

  • Consultants 

  • Advisors

  • Financiers 

  • Bankers 

  • Tax specialists

  • Accountants

  • Funders

  • Investors

  • Regulators

  • Academic

  • Businesses

Functions & Industries


  • Business turnaround & rescue
  • Banking & finance
  • Funding
  • Corporate finance
  • Legal
  • Recovery​
  • Dispute resolution
  • Insolvency
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Corporate renewal
  • Tax
  • Risk
  • Development finance institutions


More information
  • Professor Gavin Price

    Prof Price is an admitted attorney and has also worked as a corporate legal advisor in the property development industry before joining the banking and finance industry.

    In the banking industry, he was the legal manager and chief mediator for the industry’s ombudsman before joining Stannic (Standard Bank) as their head of legal, compliance and operational risk. He was also a member of their executive committee.

    In addition to his expertise in the banking and finance industry, Dr Price has considerable experience and knowledge through his work in the property development, retail and motor industries.

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