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Post date: Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Cross-border insolvencies are perhaps one of the numerous consequences of the increased globalization of and recent downturns in the economy.

Post date: Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Can a court ordered stay of proceedings under the Canadian restructuring statute, the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the “CCAA”) apply to a contract for the supply of natural gas? This depends in part on whether the contracts fall within the definition of “eligible financial contracts” under the CCAA, and, in part, on the terms of the contracts.

William H. Schrag
Post date: Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Two recent appellate decisions of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (the “district court”) have the potential for altering the jurisdictional landscape of bankruptcy courts in the United States. In In re Globo Comunicacoes e Participacoes S.A., 317 B.R. 235 (S.D.N.Y.

Post date: Monday, August 23, 2004

On June 2004, the Kingdom of Thailand enacted amendments to the Thai Bankruptcy Act2. The new amendments to the Act (the Amendments), which are codified in Bankruptcy Act (No. 7), B. E.

Post date: Sunday, August 01, 2004

In the recent decision, In re Petition of Dr. Eberhard Braun, in his Capacity as Insolvency Administrator for Fairchild Dornier GmbH, Case No. 02-52351-LMC, the bankruptcy court denied a motion to reconsider a motion seeking relief from an 11 U.S.C. §304 injunction.

Post date: Sunday, August 01, 2004

The proposed Brazilian Bankruptcy law as proposed by the House of Representatives was extensively amended by the Senate. The Senate revisions are currently being considered in the House of Representatives, which has appointed a commission to recommend changes to the Senate version.

Post date: Sunday, February 01, 2004

The EC Regulation1 on insolvency (Regulation) went into effect in May 2002 in all E.U. member states except for Denmark.

Post date: Sunday, February 01, 2004

The Department of Trade and Industry recently published statistics showing insolvencies in England and Wales in the fourth quarter of 2002. There were 4,323 company insolvencies in that period, an increase of 11.1 percent from the previous quarter and an increase of 14.9 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

Post date: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Brazil Eletronet, a supplier of data transmission networks for telecommunications operators, has formally decided, in its last shareholders meeting, to file for bankruptcy protection. The decision was communicated to the CVM, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission, on April 28, 2003.

Post date: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Co-chairman, Ian Williams, was pleased to introduce fellow Briton Terry Bond and The Honourable Mr. Justice James M. Farley of the Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto Region to a well attended meeting at ABI's Annual Spring Meeting on Saturday, April 19.


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New York, NY
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Reid Collins & Tsai LLP
Austin, TX
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