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2021-07-doc1 15 July free webinar – Impact of Business rescue study

With its 10th year anniversary, the European Law Institute (ELI) invites you to join a free webinar entitled ‘ELI at 10: Rescue of Business in Europe – the Impacts of ELI’s Work’. The webinar will take place on 15 July 2021 from 18:30–19:45 (CET). You can join us via https://bit.ly/3waE5JJ. As a co-reporter of the ELI study I can refer… Read More »2021-07-doc1 15 July free webinar – Impact of Business rescue study

2021-06-doc1 Business, PIL and EU

The book Business and private international law in the EU, shortly reviewed here, is an introductory textbook for students interested in cross-border business activities. In some circles the theme of private international law (PIL) is also referred to as international private law or conflicts of laws. The publication (some 150 pages with a short index) consists of seven chapters, in… Read More »2021-06-doc1 Business, PIL and EU

2021-05-doc2 Cross-border insolvency protocols

Cross-Border Protocols in Insolvencies of Multinational Enterprise Groups, is the title of my new book written together with my Leiden colleague Ilya Kokorin. In May 2021 it has been published by Edward Elgar Publishing in the series Elgar Corporate and Insolvency Law and Practice. Cross-border insolvency protocols were an intriguing new development in the early days in my practice. Later,… Read More »2021-05-doc2 Cross-border insolvency protocols

2021-05-doc1 Impact of Restructuring Reseach

European restructuring research https://youtu.be/8E6ZCOAgctA Text accompanying my YouTube video Over 3,5 years ago, my German colleague Stephan Madaus and I published our report on ‘Rescue of Business in Europe’ for the European Law Institute (ELI). The Report contains over 100 recommendations on a variety of themes affected by the rescue of financially distressed but in its core viable businesses. The… Read More »2021-05-doc1 Impact of Restructuring Reseach

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