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2007-07-doc3 Global Insolvency Practice Course 2008

INSOL International will launch this fall its new Global Insolvency Practice Course. The qualification received will bestow a Fellowship from INSOL International. The Global Insolvency Practice Course is the result of the large interest that the INSOL membership demonstrated for an advanced educational qualification focusing on international insolvency. The fellowship programme provides a method of broadening and deepening knowledge of the transitional and international aspects of legal and financial problems of businesses in distress. Candidates for the fellowship will be representatives from all over the world, in order that the participants benefit from a range of experiences from different jurisdictions and different local practices. The fellows build a life long global network of the partners of tomorrow. The style of the fellowship programme is intensive, carried out over a short period of time in order to help those taking the course to be able to dedicate the time and energy to getting the most out of the opportunity.

2007-07-doc2 Mr Van Wechem bespreekt boek Algemene Voorwaarden 2006

[Book review of Van Wechem Esq]

2007-07-doc1 New release: Cross-Border Insolvency Law

CROSS-BORDER INSOLVENCY LAW - INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND COMMENTARY The volume of legislation and rules of best practice in the area of transnational or cross-border insolvency is tremendous. This book, published by Kluwer Law International, contains international and regional conventions, model laws, EC regulations and directives, uniform rules, guiding principles and practice standards which are relevant for improving national laws and for guidance in international practice. The process of harmonizing or evaluating national laws and aligning international best practices is facilitated or inspired by the documents presented in this book, which are produced by bodies such as the World Bank, the United Nations Committee on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the American Law Institute, INSOL International, Asian Development Bank, the Institut International pour l'Unification de Droit Privé / International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), and international and European restatements of insolvency law by scholars and practitioners. The collection covers over thirty instruments in the field of transnational or cross-border insolvency. They relate to insolvency of companies and financial institutions, but sometimes will address insolvency of consumers too. The aim of the compilation is to overcome the sometimes frustrating but at least very time-consuming efforts of practitioners to search for these instruments. To do its work properly a practitioner needs to have access to ‘the black letter law in the books’. In addition, several national law makers are in the process of renewing and revising domestic laws, which can be supported by several of the guiding instruments to evaluate and improve its outcome. To support lawyers in their profession the collection in the book is introduced in introductory chapters, though covering only the key issues of the texts of these instruments. These preceding commentaries will explain the main features of the related instrument in relation to insolvency. It is hoped that the materials covered in this book are found useful by all those with an interest in cross-border insolvency law, like practitioners, judges, law makers and academics. For a description of its contents, see cross-border-ins -int-instr-comm.pdf. For ordering information please visit

2007-06-doc6 Wessels Insolventierecht Deel V - Verificatie

[New edition of Wessels Insolvency Law V - Verification of claims] Deze week is Wessels Insolventierecht V ‘Verificatie van schuldvorderingen’ verschenen. Zie ook onder 2007-04-doc7. Het boek kan besteld worden bij Kluwer.

2007-06-04 Wetenschap van benadeling

[The requirement of ‘known or ought to have known’ of prejudice to the creditors]. Zie onder 2007-04-doc2 over het begrip benadeling. In een in Vermogensrechtelijke Annotaties te publiceren artikel ‘Actio Pauliana en wetenschap van benadeling: drie voorstellen tot verbetering’, ga ik in op het vereiste van ‘wist of behoren te weten’ van benadeling van crediteuren. Na een verhandeling over het begrip ‘wist of behoren te weten’, kortweg ook wel ‘wetenschap’, behandel ik vragen als (i) hoe het vereiste van wetenschap uitwerkt indien de wederpartij van de schuldenaar uit meerdere schuldeisers bestaat, (ii) de vraag naar het bestaan en de betekenis van het verband van causaliteit, namelijk die van het oorzakelijke verband tussen een ‘rechtshandeling’ en de benadeling die daarvan ‘het gevolg zou zijn’, en (iii) de vraag of bijvoorbeeld banken, die een reorganisatie van een schuldenaar financieren, bij de toepassing van de pauliana op een gelijke wijze als incidentele schuldeisers dienen te worden behandeld.wetenschap-van -benadeling-kopij.pdf