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ERA-Conference on Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings


On 18 and 19 March 2013 the Academy of European Law (ERA) will host a conference on Cross-border insolvency proceedings. The conference will shed light on the Commission’s recent Proposal for a reform of the Insolvency Regulation of 12 December 2013 (see our post).

The programme reads as follows:

Monday, 18 March 2013

  • 08:30 Arrival and registration
  • 09:00 Welcome and introduction, Angelika Fuchs and Daniel Staehelin

Moderator: Stefania Bariatti

  • 09:15 The Commission’s proposal for a revision of the Insolvency Regulation, Katja Lenzing
  • 10:00 Discussion
  • 10:15 Scope of the Regulation and definition of “insolvency”, Jean-Luc Vallens
  • 11.00 Discussion
  • 11:15 Coffee break
  • 11:45 Concept of COMI: case law and revision, Robert van Galen
  • 12:30 Discussion
  • 13:00 Lunch

Moderator: Burkhard Hess

  • 14:00 Best practices for cross-border court-to-court communication, Bob Wessels
  • 14:30 Round table: Coordination and communication between liquidators, between liquidators and courts, and court-to-court communication: Robert van Galen, Jennifer Marshall, Elise Latify, Jean-Luc Vallens, Bob Wessels
  • 15:45 Coffee break
  • 16:15 Recognition of foreign judgments and pre-insolvency proceedings, Reinhard Dammann
  • 16:45 Discussion
  • 17:00 Applicable law and the impact of insolvency on cross-border security and rights in rem, Jennifer Marshall
  • 17:30 Discussion
  • 17:45 End of the first conference day
  • 19:00 Evening programme and dinner

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Moderator: Paul Omar

  • 09:15 Recent CJEU case law on related actions and the interplay with the Brussels I Regulation, Burkhard Hess
  • 09:45 Discussion
  • 10:00 Relationship between main and territorial proceedings in the light of Bank Handlowy, Gabriel Moss
  • 10:30 Discussion
  • 10:45 Coffee break
  • 11:15 The EU Insolvency Regulation and the relationship to third countries, Michael Veder
  • 11:45 Discussion
  • 12:00 Round table: Insolvency within multinational enterprise groups, Reinhard Dammann, Gabriel Moss, Michael Veder
  • 13:00 Concluding remarks and open issues, Stefania Bariatti
  • 13:15 Lunch and end of the conference
More information is available on ERA’s website.