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Post date: Monday, September 28, 2020

The UNCITRAL Draft Recommendations on a simplified insolvency regime (“Recommendations”)[1] is a model of legislative regulation concerning the insolvency of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs)[2]. The model was crafted by UNCITRAL Working Group V in May 2020.

Post date: Monday, September 28, 2020

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Group V has been working on a simplified insolvency regime for six sessions because “[m]icro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) (MSEs) constitute the majority of businesses in economies around the world.”[1] Its efforts are aimed at ameliorating the effects of ri

Post date: Friday, January 24, 2020
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Rafael X. Zahralddin, Co-Chair

It has been another great year for the International Committee. As co-chairs, we would like to thank all the members of the ABI International Committee for their support and continued participation on the committee for 2019. The committee’s success reflects the hard work of its members each year.

Post date: Friday, January 24, 2020

This article addresses the legal issues arising from the cross-border insolvency proceedings for Jet Airways Ltd., India’s largest private airline, which maintained flight routes around the world but stopped flying on April 17, 2019.

Post date: Friday, January 24, 2020

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law promulgated the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency (Model Law) as “a uniform approach” to having one proceeding — a foreign main proceeding — be principally responsible for managing a debtor’s insolvency regardless of the number of jurisdictions in which the debtor has assets or creditors.

Post date: Friday, January 24, 2020

Not all governmental units within a jurisdiction change their laws in concert with each other, nor should they: They may have different roles, functions, populations and constituencies, and financial profiles.

Post date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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Grant Bazian

As Canada moves toward marijuana legalization in 2018, the cannabis industry is quickly emerging as one of the most promising Canadian markets. Early estimates predict that the medical/recreational cannabis industry will reach $10 billion by 2020, offering exciting opportunities for astute entrepreneurs.

Post date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The new safe harbour from insolvent trading is the most significant change to corporate insolvency law in Australia since the introduction of voluntary administration in 1993. Before the reform was enacted, directors of insolvent companies were effectively mandated to appoint a voluntary administrator.

Post date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Kenneth David Kraft

The collapse of the Urbancorp group of companies has provided an opportunity for an unusual interplay of bankruptcy proceedings between Canada and Israel. The courts in both countries have had to address issues and demonstrate significant judicial cooperation between two countries with vastly different legal systems.

Post date: Monday, February 12, 2018
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Sheldon Title

The recent decision by the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) in Canada v Callidus Capital Corporation[1] has turned on its head the commonly understood ordering of priorities amongst secured creditors and the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) “deemed trust” claims in and out of bankruptcy proceedings.

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Fri, 2017-12-01

Hosted by the International and Legislation Committees: In recent years, multiple jurisdictions have reformed or modernized their insolvency laws, either through incremental amendments or by entirely replacing the legislation. In this session, attendees will hear from practitioners from various jurisdictions about what motivated the decisions to amend their insolvency laws — and how the process unfolded in practice.

Fri, 2016-04-15

People and Assets on the Move Overseas: What You Need to Know to Hold Everything Still and Seize the Assets

Sat, 2015-04-18

Structuring Cross-Border Deals to Protect Creditor Interests

Tue, 2014-09-23

The Business Reorganization Committee held a free committee wide call on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 4 pm ET. The topic was titled "Looking at International Insolvency/Restructurings Through the Bankruptcy Code and Beyond," and featured key speakers, including: Patrick Mohan (Moderator) of Reorg Research (Columbia, S.C.), Rachel Ehrlich Albanese of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (New York), G.

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