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2017-05-doc3 On lawyers’ inefficient teamwork

Many societies recognise concerns about the cost of access to justice. The Federal Court of Australia obviously gave a serious warning to lawyers for ‘… an inefficient and inappropriate way of dealing with the preparation for, and conduct of the hearing of, a case that, in effect, was to be, and should have been, substantively prepared and argued at all… Read More »2017-05-doc3 On lawyers’ inefficient teamwork

2017-04-doc7 Book announcement of Braun’s 7th ed.

Germany is one of Europe’s lager countries where restructuring and insolvency law has changed dramatically over the last decade. The book of Eberhard Braun, InsO – Insolvenzordung, 7th ed., C.H. Beck, 2017, 2060 pp. (ISBN 978-3-406-69675-6), known as ‘the Braun’, reflects these recent changes. It provides an article-by-article commentary on the German Insolvenzordnung, with in addition a commentary on the… Read More »2017-04-doc7 Book announcement of Braun’s 7th ed.

2017-04-doc1 EU Banking and Insurance Insolvency, 2nd. ed, 2017

Professor Matthias Haentjens (University of Leiden) writes the following re the book ‘EU Banking and Insurance Insolvency‘, Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2017, authored and edited by Gabriel Moss QC, Bob Wessels and Matthias Haentjens: ‘With only little exaggeration, it might be contended that there has been no other area of law in which the developments over the last five… Read More »2017-04-doc1 EU Banking and Insurance Insolvency, 2nd. ed, 2017

2017-03-doc7 What’s a Pifor?

In November 2016 a proposal for a Restructuring Directive was published two weeks ago. Officially it has a much longer titel: ‘Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventive restructuring frameworks, second chance and measures to increase the efficiency of restructuring, insolvency and discharge procedures and amending Directive 2012/30/EU’ (‘Restructuring Directive’). For a short… Read More »2017-03-doc7 What’s a Pifor?

2017-03-doc6 CERIL

The Conference of European Restructuring and Insolvency Law (CERIL) is an independent non-profit, non-partisan, self-supporting organisation of approximately 75 lawyers and other restructuring and insolvency practitioners, law professors and (insolvency) judges committed to the improvement of restructuring and insolvency laws and practices in the European Union and in its Member States and their operation. CERIL’s primary purpose is to advise,… Read More »2017-03-doc6 CERIL

2017-02-doc11 José María Cervelló Business Law Prize

The 11th José María Cervelló Business Law Prize aims to promote legal study and research, and to facilitate access to the LLM courses of IE Law School for people who do not have the necessary financial resources. The IE Law School (which used to be named Instituto de Empresa) and the law firm ONTIER recently announced this prize competion. The… Read More »2017-02-doc11 José María Cervelló Business Law Prize

2017-02-doc5 book review EuInsVO 2015

The book of Peter Mankowski, Michael Müller, Jessica Schmidt, EuInsVO 2015. Europäische Insolvenzverordnung 2015. Kommentar, München: Verlag C.H. Beck, 2016, shortly reviewed by me and published in European Company Law Journal, February 2017. See: www.kluwerlawonline.com/abstract.php?area=Journals&id=EUCL2017006

2017-02-doc2 Notes for EP on proposal Restructuring Directive

The European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum (EPFSF) (see www.epfsf.org) facilitates and strengthens the exchange of information on financial services and Europe’s financial markets between the financial industry and Members of the European Parliament. On January 25, 2017 a lunch event on “Capital Markets Union (CMU): Insolvency Law Chapter” was organised. I announced it on my blog. The intent was to… Read More »2017-02-doc2 Notes for EP on proposal Restructuring Directive

2017-01-doc10 Passing of Bruce Leonard

Bruce Leonard, one of the most influential and respected lawyers in the field of international insolvency law, has passed away. Bruce has been an esteemed lawyer in Canada, but non-Canadians know him best as the auctor intellectualis, founder and chair for many years of the International Insolvency Institute (III). III presently is a non-profit limited-membership invitational association of over 300… Read More »2017-01-doc10 Passing of Bruce Leonard

2017-01-doc12 Int’l Insolvency Law Bibliography 2017

Pleased to share this invitation. Since November 2016 I am writing the 4th edition of my book Wessels International Insolvency Law: Part II European Insolvency Law. The first part of this edition: International Insolvency Law: Part I Global Perspectives on Cross-Border Insolvency Law has already been published at the end of 2015. See www.wolterskluwer.nl/shop/e-book/international-insolvency-law and see blog/2016-02-doc11-4th-ed-intl-insolvency-law-part-i. The core of… Read More »2017-01-doc12 Int’l Insolvency Law Bibliography 2017