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Post date: Monday, March 01, 2021

2020 was undoubtedly a massive challenge for all countries, but it was especially dramatic for Brazil, which has been severely hit by coronavirus outbreak. Among the most affected countries, Brazil is fighting one of the biggest battles of its history, with a little over 10 million cases so far and a case-fatality rate of 2.4%.

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.


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