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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.

Post date: Sunday, April 01, 2007
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Isaac Rothschild

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.

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

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.


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