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Post date: Tuesday, January 01, 2008

In June 2005, the new Brazilian Bankruptcy Law (the Law) became effective. The Law took its inspiration to some extent from chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Post date: Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Successful cross border asset protection and recovery efforts involve the right combination of accountancy based investigative methods, business intelligence and forensic technology expertise.  This article addresses the third piece of that investigative puzzle – digital forensic methods being utilized when bank secrecy and other difficulties present barriers to collecting your evidence.

Post date: Tuesday, January 01, 2008

The Caribbean has long been a favorite location for persons seeking to shelter assets in offshore trusts as glamorized in popular culture in, among other things, books and movies such as The Firm.

Post date: Thursday, November 01, 2007

Since China’s new Enterprise Bankruptcy Act came into force on June 1, 2007, the role and capacity of the newly created independent administrator has drawn broad attention among bankruptcy practitioners both in China and across borders.

Keith J. Shapiro
Post date: Thursday, November 01, 2007


Post date: Thursday, November 01, 2007

Recently the European Communication and Cooperation Guidelines For Cross-border Insolvency have been published (in our jargon called CoCo Guidelines).

Post date: Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Prior to its repeal with the enactment of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, §304 provided authority for adjudicating international insolvency issues before the U.S. Bankruptcy courts where a proceeding had already been filed or would be more appropriately filed in a foreign jurisdiction.

Post date: Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Case Filed Under § 304 – discussing Chapter 15

In re Atrimm, S.r.L., 335 B.R. 149 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. 2005)

Post date: Wednesday, August 01, 2007

There have been several articles recently published discussing and critiquing the early chapter 15 case law. [1] However, two articles in particular are worth noting. The first is entitled "A Tale of Two Proceedings: ‘Turnabout Is Fair Play’ in the Yukos U.S.

Post date: Sunday, April 01, 2007

The reform of Canada’s insolvency laws continues to move forward slowly. In an article published in a previous edition of this newsletter, I outlined the proposed amendments to Canada’s two major insolvency statutes, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) under Bill C-55.


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

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