In the first decade of this century, in European insolvency law the H-word was on the list of banned terminology. In 2011 the ice had been broken by the European Parliament (EP). It was assisted in its decision via a group of reports from mainly practitioners gathered in INSOL Europe, European’s largest insolvency practitioners’ group. The EP gave its go-ahead… Read More »2022-02-doc1 European Insolvency Law: the year ahead
The European Union aims to harmonize the laws of the Member States regarding insolvency and restructuring. It also intends to facilitate the functioning of insolvency proceedings across the Union. The first step the EU took was to provide for a system regulating cross-border insolvency. This year will celebrate the 20th birthday of EU regulated cross-border insolvency law. The original European… Read More »2022-01-doc5 Twenty years EU determined cross-border insolvency law!
During the last four weeks I received several references and comments on my draft-texts for 5th edition of Wessels International Insolvency Law Part I. For my descriptions of cross-border insolvency law, your views and comments were sought for India, Brazil, Australia and China. Below I am looking in my own, Dutch, mirror. Your input (cases, literature, views) will contribute to… Read More »2022-01-doc3 How are the Dutch doing with cross-border insolvency law?
The last few weeks I have asked your input on several country’s status re cross-border insolvency law. Your views and comments were sought for India, Brazil and Australia. This time it’s China. Your input (cases, literature, views) will contribute to the draft text for the 5th edition of Wessels International Insolvency Law Part I. Many thanks for the improvement of… Read More »2022-01-doc2 Cross-border insolvency law in PR of China
On the first of December the European Commission published a proposal for a Regulation by the European parliament and the Council ‘… on the digitalisation of judicial cooperation and access to justice in cross-border civil, commercial and criminal matters, and amending certain acts in the field of judicial cooperation’. See COM(2021) 759 final. One of the many acts is the… Read More »2021-12-doc11 Judicial cross-border cooperation goes digital!
Many people live in it or visit (and train of fly to) it: a city. Politically and legally a ‘city’ starts to beat the drum and is asking for a role in the global arena. In public international law a city has been a non-issue, until some 20 years ago. At that time a city was seen as an administrative… Read More »2021-12-doc10 A ‘city’ and its role in international law
The last two weeks you have seen/heard my answer to the question: What does Dordrecht mean to you? And how would you imagine the feeling of your city? In the fourth quarter of 2021, in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, 36 artists were asked these same questions, to which they have responded with their works of art. Subsequently, their works were exhibited.… Read More »2021-12-doc9 Dordrecht history – Part III
Having asked your input for India and Brazil, this week your comment is sought for Australia. Your input (cases, literature, views) will contribute to the draft text for the 5th edition of Wessels International Insolvency Law Part I. Many thanks for the improvement of the text of my forthcoming book. As noted earlier, providing input is based on the idea… Read More »2021-12-doc8 Cross-border insolvency law in Australia
Last week I started my answer to the question: What does Dordrecht mean to you? And how would you imagine the feeling of your city? In the fourth quarter of 2021, in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, 36 artists were asked this question, to which they responded. Subsequently, their works were exhibited. For me, that feeling is evoked by the water, the… Read More »2021-12-doc7 Dordrecht history – Part II
After last weeks call to think along with me and provide input in order to contribute to the draft text for the 5th edition of Wessels International Insolvency Law part I, I received quite a few contributions. Many thanks to all levelling the forthcoming book to even higher ground. Providing input is based on the idea of a ‘deliberate public… Read More »2021-12-doc6 Cross-border insolvency law in Brazil