BIICL seminar publications available at BIICL website


In an earlier post we reported on the seminar on Recognition of Foreign Insolvency Proceedings in the US to be held by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) on Monday 26 November 2007. Now the BIICL has made some of the seminar materials available online, with permission from the publication right owners Sweet & Maxwell, Chase Cambria Publishing, Prof Bob Wessels, and Look Chan Ho (Freshfields). The seminar speakers will discuss the latest decisions of the US Bankruptcy Court concerning the interpretation of Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code.
The seminar speakers are:
Professor Bob Wessels, Leiden University
Gabriel Moss QC, 3-4 South Square
Stephen Gale, Herbert Smith
Ron Dekoven, 3-4 South Square

The seminar publications can be downloaded here and are titled as follows:

Professor Bob Wessels, Leiden University

  • Twenty suggestions for a makeover of the EU Insolvency Regulation (International Caselaw Alert, No. 12 – V/2006, October 31, 2006, pp. 68-73)
  • The quest for coordination of proceedings in crossborder insolvency cases in Europe (Insolvency and Restucturing in Germany – Yearbook 2008, forthcoming)

Gabriel Moss QC, 3-4 South Square

  • Mystery of the Sphinx – COMI In The US
  • Beyond the Sphinx – Is Chapter 15 The Sole Gateway
  • Death of the Sphinx (First printed in volume 20, pp. 4, 56, and 157 respectively, of Insolvency Intelligence, published by Sweet & Maxwell)

Ron Dekoven, 3-4 South Square

  • US Chapter 15 Application Refused (First printed in issue 5, volume 4 of International Corporate Rescue, published by Chase Cambria Publishing)

Look Chan Ho, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • Proving COMI: Seeking recognition under chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code

More information on the seminar is available at the BIICL´s seminar website.