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2008-11-doc4 Judicial Guidelines on "Enterprise COMI"

III's Committee on International Jurisdiction and Cooperation has produced a "working draft" (November 17, 2008) for the Coordination of Multi-National Enterprise Group Insolvencies. It will most probably be discussed, together with other proposals and recommendations, during the UNCITRAL / Working Group V meeting this week in Vienna. I am not participating in said III's Committee, but I am happy to forward any comments readers might have (info@bobwessels.nl). judicial-guidelines

2008-11-doc1 Seminar Financiële crisis: zijn alle lekken gedicht?

[Seminar Financial Crisis in the Netherlands] Als we later terugkijken spreken we wellicht over "awful autumn" van 2008, waarin de gevolgen van de financiële crisis om zich heen grijpen. Nu is duidelijk dat in een korte periode tal van maatregelen genomen om in Nederland de financiële crisis het hoofd te bieden. De vraag is echter: zijn daarmee alle problemen opgelost? Is bijvoorbeeld de overheidssteun aan banken geen verkapte staatssteun? Is voldoende recht gedaan aan de positie van aandeelhouders van Fortis? Hoe werkt de huidige garantieregeling? Welke wijzigingen zijn op korte termijn in de garantieregeling te verwachten? Wat is de positie van buitenlandse spaarders en beleggers? Hoe werkt de noodregeling uit ten aanzien van bijvoorbeeld INDOVER Bank en Landsbanki? Op 12 novemer (WTC Amsterdam) zijn van 15.00 - 18.00 uur voor een gering bedrag 3 Orde punten te verdienen, waarin deze onderwerpen kort door deskundige sprekers worden toegelicht. Zie het programma.seminar-financiele-crisis

2008-10-doc5 Dutch Guarantee Scheme published

The State of the Netherlands has published recently its Guarantee Scheme relating to 200 bn euros to assist bank which are basically sound. The scheme in principle runs until 31 December 2009.credit-guarantee-scheme-nl

2008-10-doc6 New book in the making: Wessels / Markell / Kilborn

 

As mentioned under "current projects" since 2006 I have been working together with former professor of law, now Hon. Justice Bruce A. Markell (U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Nevada, USA) to write a book. The other author is Professor Jason Kilborn, University of Michigan. This week we have send the manuscrift the the publisher, Oxford University Press, New York. The title of the work, which will be published early 2009, is: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY MATTERS. The research has been sponsered by the American College of Bankruptcy (www.amercolbankruptcy.org) and the International Insolvency Institute (www.iiiglobal.org). This is the Table of Contents. international-cooperation-book-toc

 

2008-10-doc1 III Prize 2009 for International Insolvency Research

Again, for the fifth time, the International Insolvency Institute (III) announces its III Prize, this time for the 2009 competition. The nature of this prize differs from the Grants and Awards programme that III recently started, see this blog 2008-09-doc6. The III Prize offers great chances for young talent! See further the attachment.prize-iii-leaflet-2009