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2017-09-doc9 2016 book of Look Chan Ho

With the date of this publication cited as at Buddha’s Birthday 2016, in the book ‘Cross-Border Insolvency: Principles and Practice’ (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016, xlv + 351 pages), its author Look Chan Ho, discusses English cross-border insolvency law. The author is dissatisfied that this area of law lacks a solid taxonomic order and that practices relies too much on improvisation.… Read More »2017-09-doc9 2016 book of Look Chan Ho

2017-06-doc3 Fifth edition Fletcher – The Law of Insolvency

Some legal academics have a prominent influence in their field of expertise for some decades. For English insolvency law such an academic is Ian Fletcher, an emeritus professor of International Commercial Law, University College London. Even though having a time-honoured status, Fletcher is not retired, rather he is still active. Last month he delivered – via his publisher Sweet &… Read More »2017-06-doc3 Fifth edition Fletcher – The Law of Insolvency

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.

2017-02-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:

2016-10-doc7 Book reviews EIR Recast

Recently published in European Company Law (no. 4, 2016) my review of two recent books on the EU Insolvecy Regulation (recast): Reinhard Bork and Renato Mangano, European Cross-border Insolvency Law, and Gabriel Moss, Ian F. Fletcher and Stuart Isaacs (eds.), The EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings, 3rd. ed, both published by Oxford University Press 2016. See eucl_wessels_13-4.pdf

2016-04-doc2 Van Calster on PIL

Within four years after its first release, professor Van Calster (University of Leuven, Belgium) presents the second edition of his book on European Private International Law. In some circles the theme is also referred to as international private law or conflicts of laws. See Geert van Calster, European Private International Law, 2nd ed., Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing 2016, lv +… Read More »2016-04-doc2 Van Calster on PIL

2015-12-doc9 Expedited corporate debt restructuring

Forthcoming in: International Company and Commercial Law Review – [2016] ICCLR , Issue 2, a short review of: Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal (ed.), Expedited corporate debt restructuring in the EU, Oxford University Press 2015, LV + 800 pp. ISBN 9780198706502. £ 195. In Europe, insolvency law is a restless possession. Two decades ago international and national insolvency law looked like a solid… Read More »2015-12-doc9 Expedited corporate debt restructuring