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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

2020-12-doc1 Bork – Corporate Insolvency Law 2020

In a new book, titled Corporate Insolvency Law, the author prof. Reinhard Bork presents, as its subtitle indicates, a comparative textbook.  It deals with the key topics of corporate insolvency law in a comparative way, using the laws of the UK, the USA, Germany and France as examples. Its chosen down to earth approach differs from his well-known Principles of… Read More »2020-12-doc1 Bork – Corporate Insolvency Law 2020

2020-10-doc3 On insolvency books and other sources

On my website you will find a reference to ‘foundation’, see https://bobwessels.nl/foundation/. It will bring you to a Dutch legal foundation carrying my name (‘Stichting Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection’), with the aim to promote the interest and knowledge of international and comparative restructuring and insolvency law. For Dutch tax purposes it is acknowledged as a charitable organisation (ANBI). The… Read More »2020-10-doc3 On insolvency books and other sources

2020-09-doc4 Book launch of Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law

Law reform in the field of insolvency and restructuring law has been an issue for decades. The aftermath of the current pandemic will probably further accelerate legislative action in many jurisdictions. Oxford University Press recently has published the edited volume based on the European Law Institute’s (ELI) project ‘Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law’. The project ran from 2013 to… Read More »2020-09-doc4 Book launch of Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law

2020-09-doc1 Strengthening role of judges in restructuring

The role of judges in restructuring and insolvency proceedings has been of particular interest to the EU legislator in recent years. It is in matters of insolvency and restructuring that a court and its judges have to fulfil a set of five criteria: (a) a general understanding of business management (so as not to assume managerial tasks), (b) understanding what… Read More »2020-09-doc1 Strengthening role of judges in restructuring

2020-07-doc4 Making sense of business failure

During the last decade, in Dutch Law Schools, in the field of private law (including corporate and insolvency law), gradually an emphasis has been placed on empirical legal studies. Traditionally, the nature of the study of law is rather descriptive (what is the law?) and normative (what should it be?). Empirical legal science mainly concerns the consequences of the application… Read More »2020-07-doc4 Making sense of business failure