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2021-04-doc2 Multinational Enterprises and the Law – 3rd ed. by Muchlinski

Recently, the third edition of Multinational Enterprises and the Law was published. It is the seminal work of Peter T. Muchlinski, Emeritus Professor in International Commercial Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. The first edition was published more than a quarter of a century ago – in 1995 (Wiley-Blackwell, 648 pages), the second… Read More »2021-04-doc2 Multinational Enterprises and the Law – 3rd ed. by Muchlinski

2021-03-doc5 First book on European preventive restructuring

In 2011, in a European publication, I wrote ‘The H-word is out!’. Certain words in conversation (between insolvency experts) were surely not to be used 10 years ago. One of them was, indeed, ‘harmonisation’. There were zillion obstacles against the idea that insolvency national legal systems can be harmonised. It was a typically political Pavlov reaction. Harmonisation of insolvency laws… Read More »2021-03-doc5 First book on European preventive restructuring

2021-03-doc1 Thinking corporate restructuring

In her new monograph, Sarah Paterson, associate professor of law at the London School of Economics, makes the argument to abandon the search for a fixed or universal conceptual framework for analysing corporate reorganization law. In the book Corporate Reorganization Law and Forces of Change, Paterson denies that it is possible to use such a universal conceptual framework in analysing… Read More »2021-03-doc1 Thinking corporate restructuring

2021-02-doc4 Eleven publishing on our ‘Confidentiality’ book

A few weeks ago I highlighted the book Shuai Guo and I wrote on Confidentiality, Secrecy and Privilege in Corporate Insolvency and Bank Resolution, see https://bobwessels.nl/blog/2021-02-doc2-confidentiality-secrecy-and-privilege-in-corporate-insolvency-and-bank-resolution/. Shuai and I also announced follow-up studies. This has made our publisher enthousiast. Eleven wants to thank all blog readers for their interest by offering a unique 20% discount to Confidentiality, Secrecy and Privilege… Read More »2021-02-doc4 Eleven publishing on our ‘Confidentiality’ book

2021-02-doc3 My book on International Insolvency Law

In the Netherlands, in insolvency circles, my series Wessels Insolventierecht (‘Insolvency Law’) is a household name. It comprises of 10 Volumes and since 2018 I am working on its 5th edition. The first volume in the first edition was published in 1999. Presently I am finalising the updating and editing of Volume VIII (Legal moratorium; Postponement of payment). When the… Read More »2021-02-doc3 My book on International Insolvency Law

2021-02-doc2 Confidentiality, secrecy and privilege in corporate insolvency and bank resolution

Confidentiality, secrecy and privilege are not unfamiliar topics to lawyers, yet the three themes have never been comprehensively explored in the field of insolvency. In the book ‘Confidentiality, Secrecy and Privilege in Corporate Insolvency and Bank Resolution’, which was published at the end of last year by the Eleven International Publishing in The Hague, Shuai Guo and I closely studied… Read More »2021-02-doc2 Confidentiality, secrecy and privilege in corporate insolvency and bank resolution

2021-02-doc1 Liability of Credit rating agencies

Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) publish ratings in the form of statements on the general creditworthiness of issuers or obligors. They do so on behalf of investors in loans of companies, semi-public bodies or States on the basis of quantitative and qualitative analysis of the financial strength of these issuers. Well-known names are Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch. All types… Read More »2021-02-doc1 Liability of Credit rating agencies

2021-01-doc1 Corporate Bankruptcy Law – Research Handboook

Research Handbook on Corporate Bankruptcy Law, published in 2020, brings together leading experts on the law and economics of corporate bankruptcy. The handbook is edited by Barry Adler (New York Law School), the contributors are all American and after a foreword and an introduction, 15 chapters follow. The scope of bankruptcy The Foreword is from éminance grise, Douglas G. Baird,… Read More »2021-01-doc1 Corporate Bankruptcy Law – Research Handboook

2020-12-doc4 New books on European Insolvency Regulation (Recast) 2015/848

Notes accompanying bobwessels vlogs (on air 23 December 2020 and on YouTube https://youtu.be/PCbih6pC1KM). First generation commentaries Reinhard Bork and Renato Mangano, European Cross-border Insolvency Law, Oxford University Press 2016 Gabriel Moss, Ian F. Fletcher and Stuart Isaacs (eds.), The EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings, 3rd. ed. Oxford University Press 2016 Both reviewed by me, see European Company Law (no. 4,… Read More »2020-12-doc4 New books on European Insolvency Regulation (Recast) 2015/848

2020-12-doc3 Insolvency Close-out Netting – Leiden PhD of Ms B. Muscat

Insolvency Close-out netting. A Comparative Study of English, French and US Laws in a Global Perspective is the full title of a PhD defended by Bernadette Muscat early December 2020 at the University of Leiden. Her supervisors have been professor Matthias Haentjens (financial law) and myself (emeritus international insolvency law). Muscat’s research considers the development of the concept of insolvency… Read More »2020-12-doc3 Insolvency Close-out Netting – Leiden PhD of Ms B. Muscat