Join Today and Benefit Daily from ABI's 35+ Years of Insolvency Expertise.
Join Today!
Help Center

International Committee


Post date: Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision may be most widely known as the originator of the “Basel Capital Standards,” “Basel II” and “Basel [III].” They provide guiding principles for capital for credit institutions (principally deposit-taking institutions) and related actors in the organized and regulated financial markets. The committee traces its origins largely to bank failures.

Post date: Monday, November 01, 2010

At one time, insolvency proceedings were primarily confined to one jurisdiction. However, in the age of expanding globalization, corporate insolvencies may now involve businesses and assets in multiple jurisdictions.

Post date: Monday, March 01, 2010

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware recently granted recognition under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code to the foreign liquidation proceedings of Saad Investments Finance Co. (No. 5) Ltd. (SIFCO 5).[1] The debtor is incorporated as an “exempted company” under the Cayman Companies Law.

Richard J. Corbi
Post date: Monday, March 01, 2010

Recently, the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, in In re Metcalfe & Mansfield Alternative Investments, held that broad nondebtor, third-party releases previously approved as part of foreign restructuring proceedings under the Canadian Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) where the restructuring plan was adopted by 96 percent of its creditors would be

Post date: Monday, February 01, 2010

In In re Atlas Shipping A/S, 404 B.R. 726 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2009), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York vacated maritime attachments and ordered the turnover of funds in New York to the foreign representatives of a shipping company that was in bankruptcy in Denmark. The U.S.

Post date: Monday, February 01, 2010

On Aug. 21, 2009, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York issued a memorandum opinion in In re Gold and Honey, Ltd.[1]denying recognition of petitions filed by receivers appointed by the Tel-Aviv-Jaffa District Court for the State of Israel.

Post date: Monday, February 01, 2010

In CSL Australia Pty. Ltd. v. Britannia Bulkers PLC, et al., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81173 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 8, 2009), the defendant Britannia Bulkers PLC (Britannia), a Denmark corporation with its only place of business in Svendborg, Denmark, filed a motion against the plaintiff CSL, an Australian corporation with its place of business in St.

Post date: Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Jurisdictional battles are not inevitable when assets and liabilities span borders. Notwithstanding some criticism of the rigid application of standards, chapter 15 of the U.S.

Gilberto Deon Corrêa Junior
Post date: Sunday, March 01, 2009

Since the new Brazilian "Bankruptcy Law" (Federal Law No. 11101) was enacted on Feb. 9, 2005, and became effective on June 9, 2005, scholars and practitioners have held wide-ranging discussions about the constitutionality of some of its provisions.

Post date: Monday, September 01, 2008

As expected, the Risk Limitation Bill (Risikobegrenzungsgesetz) passed the German Parliament (Bundestag) in July, which intends to ban stakeholders acting in unison to influence the management of a listed company concerning its future or its overall business purpose.  Originally, it came under fire from financial investors for being overzealous in its quest for tr


Mr. E. Patrick Shea
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Toronto, ON
(416) 369-7399

Mr. Francesco Spizzirri
Audax Law
Toronto, ON
(416) 862-8329

Mr. Joshua Pichinson
Communications Manager
Santa Clara, CA
(650) 454-8001

Ms. Jamie R. Netznik
Education Director
Mayer Brown LLP
Chicago, IL
(312) 701-8741

Ms. Oksana Koltko Rosaluk, Esq.
Education Director
DLA Piper
Chicago, IL
(312) 368-3974

Mr. Ken Kraft
Membership Relations Director
Dentons Canada LLP
Toronto, ON
(416) 863-4374

Mr. Kyle James Ortiz
Newsletter Editor
Togut, Segal & Segal LLP
New York, NY
(212) 594-5000

Mr. Ben Sewell
Newsletter Editor
Sewell & Kettle Lawyers

Mr. Randall Adam Swick
Special Projects Leader
Reid Collins & Tsai LLP
Austin, TX
(512) 647-6100

Please note that in order to view the content for the Committee Newsletters you must either sign in if you are already an ABI member, or otherwise you may Become an ABI Member