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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

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Corporate Rescue Law: An Anglo-American Perspective

ISBN13: 9781847202741
Published: October 2008
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardcover
Price: £96.00

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This book offers an unprecedented and detailed comparative critique of Anglo-American corporate bankruptcy law. It challenges the standard characterisation that US law in the sphere of corporate bankruptcy is 'pro-debtor' and UK law is 'pro-creditor', and suggests that the traditional thesis is, at best, a potentially misleading over-simplification. Gerard McCormack offers the conclusion that there is functional convergence in practice, while acknowledging that corporate rescue, as distinct from business rescue, still plays a larger role in the US. The focus is on corporate restructurings with in-depth scrutiny of Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code and the UK Enterprise Act, and offers other comparative oversights. Integrating theoretical and practical insights, this book will be of great interest to academics and practitioners, and also to policymakers in the DTI, Insolvency Service and regulatory bodies.

Insolvency Law, Company Law
1. Introduction
2. Corporate Restructuring Law in the UK
3. Fundamental features of the US Chapter 11
4. Entry Routes and Corporate Control
5. The Automatic Stay - Barring Individual Creditor Enforcement Actions
6. Financing the Debtor
7. The Role of Employees
8. The Restructuring Plan
9. Conclusion