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Andrew McKnight (Salans) has written written his annual review in the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation on legal developments during 2006 of interest to practitioners in the insolvency and conflict of laws fields (J.I.B.L.R. 2007, 22(4)). Here’s the abstract:

This, the second part of a two part article, examines legal developments during 2006 of interest to practitioners in the insolvency and conflict of laws fields. Reviews the UK adoption of the Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency 1997, the range of issues examined by the Court of Appeal in Manning v AIG Europe UK Ltd and other case law on topics including common law assistance in foreign insolvency proceedings, cross border insolvencies, transactions at an undervalue, administration expenses, court powers to determine a state’s entitlement in a bank account, jurisdiction agreements, sovereign immunity, conflict of laws rules concerning tortious issues and international arbitration.

Cases referred to: Cambridge Gas Transport Corp v Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Navigator Holdings Plc [2006] UKPC 26; [2006] 3 W.L.R. 689 (PC (IoM)); HIH Casualty & General Insurance Ltd v Axa Corporate Solutions (formerly Axa Reassurance SA) [2002] EWCA Civ 1253; [2002] 2 All E.R. (Comm) 1053 (CA (Civ Div)); Manning v AIG Europe UK Ltd [2006] EWCA Civ 7; [2006] Ch. 610 (CA (Civ Div)); AY Bank Ltd (In Liquidation), Re [2006] EWHC 830; [2006] 2 All E.R. (Comm) 463 (Ch D (Companies Ct)); Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB v Lithuania (No.2) [2005] EWHC 2437; [2006] 1 All E.R. (Comm) 731 (QBD (Comm)); Trafigura Beheer BV v Kookmin Bank Co (Preliminary Issue) [2006] EWHC 1450; [2006] 2 All E.R. (Comm) 1008 (QBD (Comm)); Harding v Wealands [2006] UKHL 32; [2006] 3 W.L.R. 83 (HL).

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