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International Insolvency Law: Themes and Perspectives

Edited by: Paul J. Omar

ISBN13: 9780754624271
Published: February 2008
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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International insolvency is a newly-established branch of the study of insolvency that owes much to the phenomenon of cross-border incorporations and the conduct of business in more than one jurisdiction. It is largely the offspring of globalisation and involves looking at both law and economic rules.

This book is a compendium of essays by eminent academics and practitioners in the field, who trace the development of the subject, give an account of the influences of economics, legal history and private international law and chart its relationship with finance and security issues as well as the importance of business rescue as a phenomenon.

Furthermore, the essays examine how international instruments introduced in recent years function as well as how the subject itself is continually being innovated by being confronted by the challenges of other areas of law with which it becomes entangled.

Subjects:
Insolvency Law
Contents:
Editorial preface
Part I General Principles of Insolvency Law: The culture of bankruptcy,
Harry Rajak
Cross-border insolvency law: where private international law and insolvency law meet,
Rosalind Mason
The law and economics of corporate insolvency, some thoughts,
Armin J. Kammel.
Part II The Rescue and Fresh Start Concepts: The commencement of the company rescue: how and when does it start?,
Colin Anderson and David Morrison
A comparative analysis of the administration regimes in Australia and the United Kingdom,
Andrew Keay
Consuming passions: benchmarking consumer bankruptcy law systems,
Donna McKenzie Skene and Adrian Walters.
Part III International Insolvency Initiatives: Coming to terms with the COMI concept in the European insolvency regulation,
Paul Torremans
The dominance of main insolvency proceedings under the European insolvency regulation,
Margreet B. De Boer and Bob Wessels.
Part IV Finance and Security Issues: Bank insolvency and the problem of non-performing loans,
Andrew Campbell
In re: spectrum plus, less of a bang than a whimper?,
Sandra Frisby.
Part V Innovations in Insolvency: A plea for the development of coherent labour and insolvency principles on a regional basis in SADC countries,
Stefan van Eck and André Boraine
Widening the insolvency lens: the treatment of employee claims,
Janis Sarra
The claim against an insolvent for environmental damage,
Leonie Stander
Reducing collateral damage in franchisor insolvency,
Jenny Buchan
Index.

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