The latest newsletter of the European Law Institute (ELI) was published yesterday. It contains the announcement of the ELI European Young Lawyers Award, a retrospective of 2016 and information about upcoming events, including the ELI Annual Conference 2017. The current ELI Projects are highlighted, including Rescue of business in insolvency law, led by Stephan Madaus and me. Prof. Christiane Wendehort,… Read More »2016-12-doc7 Nice words for ELI project
Looking forward to the publication of the 2nd edition of EU Banking and Insurance Insolvency, published by Oxford University press again, edited by Gabriel Moss QC, Bob Wessels, and Matthias Haentjens. This is what it covers: Table of Contents Part I. General Introduction 1: The EU Financial Institution Insolvency Law Framework, Gabriel Moss QC, Bob Wessels, and Matthias Haentjens 2:… Read More »2016-12-doc2 EU Banking and Insurance Insolvency OUP, 2nd ed.
Hanjin’s rehabilitation and bankruptcy sweeps the world. Last Friday, 25 November 2016, the Rotterdam District Court (ECLI:NL:RBROT:2016:9090) had to decide on a request to open secondary insolvency proceedings regarding Hanjin Shipping Europe GmbH & Co. KG (‘Hanjin Europe’). So the Netherlands has become the latest in a growing list of jurisdictions to grant recognition or assist in coordination re Korean… Read More »2016-11-doc14 District court Rotterdam opens secondary proceedings re Hanjin Europe
This week was a productive one for insolvency lovers. In Strassbourg/Brussels, the European Commission launched new proposals. One for restructuring distressed but in principle viable businesses, see blog/2016-11-11-restructuring-directive-published. The other one is a rather voluminous proposal for a reform package intended to further strengthen the resilience of credit institutions in the EU. It is only a year ago that Matthias… Read More »2016-11-doc13 Crisis management in the banking sector: act 2
European Commissioner Věra Jourová, in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, presented a Proposal for a Directive on preventive restructuring frameworks, second chance and measures to increase the efficiency of restructuring, insolvency and discharge procedures and amending Directive 2012/30/EU (COM)(2016) 723 final (‘Restructuring Directive). It contains an Explanatory Memorandum (23 pages!) and the text with 47 recitals and 36… Read More »2016-11-11 Restructuring Directive published
Persbericht: Bob Wessels Nieuwe Voorzitter Raad van Advies Stichting Digitrage. Prof. mr. Bob Wessels (1949) is per 1 november 2016 benoemd tot voorzitter van de Raad van Advies van DigiTrage. Bob Wessels is juridisch adviseur en arbiter. Hij was ruim 25 jaar raadsheer-plaatsvervanger in het Gerechtshof Den Haag en 20 jaar lid/voorzitter van de vaste Geschillencommissie Achmea. Voor zijn emeritaat… Read More »2016-11-doc9 Voorzitter RvA Stichting Digitrage
“Chapeau! Hiermee is de 4e druk van dit unieke handboek nu compleet!” Dit schreef Paul van Appeven in zijn maandelijkse nieuwsbrief met boekaankondigingen. Deze uitvoerige en overzichtelijke nieuwsbrief wordt aan klanten rondgestuurd en verschijnt enkele dagen daarna op www.jurilogie.nl. Jurilogie (het geschreven woord over het recht) schreef de aangehaalde zin naar aanleiding van het verschijnen van Wessels Insolventierecht I, het… Read More »2016-11-doc2 Serie Wessels Insolventierecht 4e druk compleet?
During the period of discussing and revising what finally resulted in the European Insolvency Regulation (recast), which will be effective law as of June 2017, I had a conversation about the topic whether the European Union itself should adopt the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-border Insolvency. INSOL Europe had suggested it in 2012, and as we all know, the proposal… Read More »2016-10-doc12 Should the EU Adopt UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-border Insolvency?
Last week, in Singapore, 11 insolvency judges from 8 jurisductions met in Singapore for the inaugural Judicial Insolvency Network (‘JIN’). JIN, as a network of insolvency judges from around the world, aims to encourage communication and cooperation amongst national courts by pulling together the best practices in cross-border restructuring and insolvency to facilitate cross-court communication and cooperation, which has become… Read More »2016-10-doc8 Judicial Insolvency Network Initiated by Supreme Court of Singapore
Three Paradigm Shifts in Recent Bank Insolvency Law is the title of my latest article, with Matthias Haentjens as co-author. It will be published in (2016) 31 Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, pp. 396-400. See its proof-print as attachment. haentjens_wessels_2016_jiblr_issue_7_press_proof.pdf We identify three paradigm shifts underlying recent developments in bank insolvency law. The ‘new normal’ of bank insolvency… Read More »2016-10-doc3 Three paradigm shifts in recent bank insolvency law