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2017-05-doc7 EU Bank Insolvency Law – new book


Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law series includes a new publication: New Bank Insolvency Law for China and Europe, Volume 2: European Union. It’s over 200 pages and has been written by prof. Matthias Haentjens, Lynette Janssen, PhD candidate and myself, all from Leiden Law School.

The current volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the current EU bank insolvency framework, discusses future developments in the field of EU bank insolvency law, and investigates relevant Dutch, German and English rules and practice. Its chapters contain an overview of European bank insolvency law and its institutional framework, (normal) insolvency proceedings for banks, management of the institution, bail-in, effects on contracts, judicial review, and more specialised topics, such as deposit guarantee schemes, cross-border banking groups and recognition of resolutions measures, and towards an effective cross-border bank resolution framework.

This research has been made possible with a grant from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in the context of its China Exchange Programme. Researchers of the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), and Leiden Law School’s Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law have addressed the question: how best to achieve a modernized bank insolvency regime for China and the EU?

The series takes into account some of the most important developments in international restructuring and insolvency law. The volumes on ‘New Bank Insolvency Law for China and Europe’ therefore present a valuable resource for academics, practitioners and policymakers, and a timely contribution to scholarly and practical discussions about the development of rules that govern the recovery and resolution of banks.

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