International Insolvency Resources

Amicus Brief supporting the Bankruptcy Court Decision in Re Bear Stearns on appeal to the District Court, SDNY, prepared by Fellows Dan Glosband, Jay Westbrook and Kenneth Klee (November 28, 2007).

Mediation in Restructuring and Insolvency, by Prof. Bob Wessels

UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency
     - Guide to Enactment

International DIP Financing (UNCITRAL Legislative Guide treatment of financing insolvency proceedings)

Insolvency Resources

Documents, legislative initiatives and enacted legislation from international sources related to bankruptcy and insolvency issues.

Guidelines Applicable to Court-to-Court Communications in Cross-Border Cases
The American Law Institute at Washington, D.C., May 16, 2000
And as adopted by The International Insolvancy Institute at New York, June 10, 2001

ARGENTINA

Ancillary and Cross-Border Cases: Application of United States Bankruptcy Law to Argentine Debtors and Their U.S. Creditors
By: Honorable Cecelia Morris and Jeff Narmore, Esq.
With permission from Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Thomson/West
July 2006

Ministry of Justice Cross Border Insolvency Bill (2002)
Drafting Committee: Hon. Adolfo Rouillon; Ana I. Piaggi; Efrain H. Richard; Héctor Alegria; Juan Anich; Julio César Rivera; Mariano Gagliardo; Sergio Le Pera. Secretaries: Carlos San Millán and Maria Celia Marsili.
May 28, 2002

Rules of International Private Law, Priorities on Insolvency and The Competing Rights of Foreign and Domestic Creditors, Under the Argentine Insolvency Law.
By Hon. Adolfo Rouillon, Court of Appeal, Santa Fe, Argentina

AUSTRALIA

Developments in International Recognition of Insolvency Administrations and Cross Border Insolvency
Paul Nicols, Allens Arthur Robinson, Sydney NSW, Australia
April 16, 2003

BRAZIL

Cross-Border Insolvencies and Restructurings in Brazil
By Thomas B. Felsberg, Felsberg e Associados, Advogados e Consultores Legasis, Sao Paulo, Brazil
January 27, 2003

New Approaches to Sovereign Debt
By Thomas B. Felsberg, Felsberg e Associados, Advogados e Consultores Legasis, Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 28, 2003

CANADA

Insolvency & Bankruptcy Issues for Information Technology - Missing
Michael A. Fitch, Q.C., Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Recent Canadian Transnational Insolvency Decisions - Missing
from the International Insolvency Institute New York Conference, June, 2002
Michael A. Fitch, Q.C., Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

North American Cross Border Cases: The Possible Impact of Impending Insolvency Reform Initiatives - Missing
Alan D. Smith, Perkins Cole LLP
Michael A. Fitch, Q.C., Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Cooperation and Coordination in Cross-Border Insolvency Cases
(An analysis of developing co-operation in multinational insolvency proceedings, focusing on proceedings between Canada and the United States).
Contributed by Mr. Justice J. M Farley
Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto and
Bruce Leonard, Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP
Toronto, ONT, Canada
Presented in Vancouver, B.C., Canada
February 6, 2004

The Starcom Restructuring – A Consolidated Cross-Border Transaction - Missing
By Michael A. Fitch, Q.C., Fasken, Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Plans of Reorganization Under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada – An Overview - Missing
By Michael A. Fitch, Q.C., Fasken, Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
February 2003

360Networks – A TELECOM SUCCESS STORY
By Michael A. Fitch, Q.C., Fasken, Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
February 2003

ENGLAND

US bankruptcy judgement can be enforced by the English courts
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, England
August 2010

A Perpetual headache: ‘flip’ clause declared unenforceable by US Bankruptcy Court
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, England
January 2010

Court of Appeal rules on the scope of the ‘anti-deprivation’ rule
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, England
November 2009

Cenargo: A Tale of Two Courts, Comity and (Alleged!) Contempt
By Susan Moore, Submitted by Michael Steiner, Denton Wilde Sapte, London, England
March 29, 2003

FRANCE

The Reform of Insolvency Proceedings in France “A Professional’s Point of View” - Missing
By: Isabelle Didier
With permission from the Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Thomson/West
July 2005

EUROPEAN UNION

Moving House: Which Court Can Open Insolvency Proceedings? - Missing
Prof. Bob Wessels
Vrije University Amsterdam
The Netherlands
November 25, 2003

EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings
Dr. Klaus Pannen
White & Case LLP
Jungfemstieg 51
20354 Hamburg/Germany
2004

JAPAN

Latest Insolvency Issues in Japan
Tomoo Tasaku, Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers Financial Advisory Services, Tokyo, Japan
February 2, 2004

Guidelines Applicable to Court-to-Court Communications in Cross-Border Case - Missing
(A translation of the Guidelines into Japanese).
Translated by and contributed by Hideyuki Sakai,Law Offices of Hideyuki Sakai, Tokyo.
As Adopted and Promulgated By
The American Law Institute in Washington, D.C.
The American Law Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 16, 2003

MEXICO

Highlights of Mexico Insolvency
Agustín Berdeja-Prieto
Berdeja y Asociados, S.C., México
March 18, 2011

UNITED STATES

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism – One Year Later

By Anne O. Krueger First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Presented at the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
December 10, 2002

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The Design of the Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism-Further Considerations

Prepared by the IMF Legal and Policy Development and Review Departments
Approved by Francois Gianviti and Timothy Geithner
Washington, D.C.
November 27, 2002

Guidelines Applicable to Court-to-Court Communications in Cross-Border Cases - Missing
By The American Law Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 16, 2000

Stonington Partners Inc. - Missing
In Re Lernout and Hauspie Speech Products N.V., 310 F. 3d 48, 40 Bankr.Ct.Dec. (LRP) 113 (3rd Cir.Del. 2002).
An opinion from the Third Circuit calling for greater co-ordination, co-operation and communication between Courts in cross-border cases.)
Argued June 13, 2002

United States Bankruptcy Court For The Southern District of Texas Houston Division
In Re Yukos Oil Company, DebtorU.S. Bankruptcy Court orders concerning Yukos Oil Company:
(1) A Houston TRO (2) A Houston decision finding jurisdiction over Yukos but dismissing on other Grounds (3) An order in a New York Chapter 15 case concerning the expiration of a TRO and other matters concerning coordination with other courts.
Contributed by:
Zack A. Clement
Counsel for Yukos Oil Company
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Houston, Texas
February 8, 2007