Insolvency In Private International Law: Main Work (Second Edition) and Supplement

Paperback | March 29, 2007

byIan F. Fletcher

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This set deals with the problems generated by those cases of insolvency (either of an individual or of a company) where the presence of contacts with more than one system of law brings into operation the principles and methods of private international law (also known as conflict of laws). Part I of the main work is mainly devoted to an examination of the body of rules and practice that has evolved in England during the course of the past two-and-a-half centuries, and surveys the current state of the law derived from a blend of statutory and case authorities. Contrasting approachesunder a selection of foreign systems - principally Australia, Canada, France and the USA - are examined by way of comparison. There are up to date accounts of the circumstances under which insolvency proceedings can be opened in respect of debtors which are not primarily based in England, and of thegrounds on which English courts will recognise foreign insolvency proceedings and give assistance to the foreign representative of the debtor's estate. Part II of the main work explores the progress towards the creation of international arrangements to co-ordinate and rationalise the conduct of insolvency proceedings which have cross-border features, particularly where the debtor is capable of being subjected to concurrent proceedings in two ormore jurisdictions. Central to the developments described in detail in this Part are the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings, in force throughout the UK since May 2002, and the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency, which was due for enactment in the UK.This set includes the supplement to the second edition, which covers key developments in case law and legislation in the subject up to October 2006, and is an essential purchase for all who have already bought the main work. It includes the full text of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006,along with commentary on the regulations. The supplement also includes the text of Council Regulation 694/2006, amending EC Regulation 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings, and references to key developments in case law, including Eurofood IFSC Ltd, Daisytek ISA, and Cambridge Gas Transport Corp vOfficial Committe of Unsecured Creditors of Navigator Holdings plc. The commentary on case developments links back to the relevant paragraph in the main work.

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This set deals with the problems generated by those cases of insolvency (either of an individual or of a company) where the presence of contacts with more than one system of law brings into operation the principles and methods of private international law (also known as conflict of laws). Part I of the main work is mainly devoted to an...

Ian Fletcher is Professor of International Commercial Law at University College London, appointed in January 2001. He was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1971, of which he was elected a Bencher in 2003, and currently practises from 3/4 South Square, Gray's Inn. His principal research and teaching interests are in the fields of b...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:936 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 2.17 inPublished:March 29, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceTablesI - INTERNATIONAL INSOLVENCY: NATIONAL APPROACHES1. Theory and Principle in Cross-Border Insolvency2. Insolvency of Individuals3. Insolvency of Companies4. Judicial Assistance in Cross-Border Insolvencies: Current Provisions under National LawII - INTERNATIONAL REGULATION OF INTERNATIONAL INSOLVENCY: REGIONAL INITIATIVES5. Latin America, Scandanavia and the NAFTA Countries6. Council of Europe Convention of Istanbul, 5 June 19907. The EC Regulation on Insolvency ProceedingsIII - INTERNATIONAL REGULATION OF INTERNATIONAL INSOLVENCY: GLOBAL INITIATIVES8. The UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency9. Beyond the Model Law: The Quest for International Standards and PrinciplesAPPENDICESI. Selected National LegislationII. European Union: Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 on Insolvency ProceedingsIII. Council of Europe: Istanbul Convention, 5 June 1990 (English and French texts)IV. UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency, May 1997V. Latin American TreatiesVI. Nordic Bankruptcy Convention, 7 November 1933VII. Virgos-Schmit Report on the 1995 Convention on Insolvency ProceedingsVIII. Select BibliographySUPPLEMENT1. Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 20062. Explanatory Memorandum to the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 20063. Commentary on the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations4. Council Regulation 694/2006 amending the lists of insolvency proceedings, winding-up proceedings and liquidators in Annexes A, B and C to Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings5. Case Developments

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`...a dense and tightly argued work... the style is lucid and straightforward... this is a work that merits more than one reading.'Stephen Baister, Insolvency Bulletin, May 1999