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Isaac Rothschild
Post date: Sunday, April 01, 2007

By all accounts the Chinese Bankruptcy Law needed reform, and on June 1, 2007 the new bankruptcy law will take effect. Although the old law will still apply to state-owned enterprises (SOEs) until 2008,1 some experts believe the SOE exception for SOEs will be extended beyond 2008.

Post date: Thursday, February 01, 2007

The ever-growing proliferation of international trade and the rise of increasingly large transnational corporations means that whenever the next big downturn overtakes us, there will be an unprecedented level of transnational insolvency proceedings.

Post date: Wednesday, November 01, 2006

China’s market-oriented reform has generally been successful since it started in the late 1970s. However, the transition of its corporate and financial sectors has suffered greatly from the absence of a functioning insolvency regime.

Maria Antonietta Tanico
Post date: Friday, October 06, 2006

On Aug. 27, 2006, the People’s Republic of China passed a new bankruptcy law that will become effective on June 1, 2007. The concept of bankruptcy law is not new in Chinese law. The first bankruptcy law, called the “Qing Law,” dates from 1906, near the end of Qing dynasty.

Post date: Tuesday, August 01, 2006

As a general matter, the attorney-client privilege is perceived as an almost bullet-proof wall against disclosure of client communications. This perception rests largely on the often unstated assumption that the corporate entity will continue to operate as a going-concern and desires to maintain the confidentiality of its communications.

Post date: Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Not only has the last year been marked by a new Canadian government under the leadership of conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, it has also brought about significant revisions to Canada’s federal insolvency statutes.

Post date: Tuesday, August 01, 2006

One of the most polemic, intricate, worst and largest cases of corporate distress in Brazilian history, the Varig Airlines case came to an end last week. The first case resolved under Brazil’s new bankruptcy law has left numerous lessons for its stakeholders as well as billions of dollars of destruction in its wake.

Post date: Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Post date: Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) is a nonprofit organisation established in 1997 to provide commercial mediation services. It is structured as a company limited by guarantee of the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL). The SMC was launched by the Honourable Chief Justice Yong Pung How on 16 August 1997.


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