Cross-border and international

Proportions of bankruptcies – a factor of 8.8 in Australia, but only 3.4 in England and Wales

While waiting to see if Australia’s parliament decides to introduce a one year period of bankruptcy, down from the current …

UK’s “small proportion of bankruptcies where there has been misconduct leading up to the individual’s insolvency”

With the Australian parliament about to decide on the reduction of the period of bankruptcy from three years to one, …

Directors’ identities, their home addresses, and more

With Australia having just closed its consultation on allowing company directors to have a director identity number (DIN), it is …

Insolvency and the environment – some law reform suggestions

While we await some pending developments in the areas of tension between insolvency law and environmental law, including the High …

New Zealand’s changes to its insolvency laws

Proposed changes to NZ insolvency laws through the Insolvency Practitioners Bill, presently before parliament, are open for submissions until 24 …

The Internationalisation of Directors’ Duties – Melbourne seminar – 30 July 2018

Directors of companies that trade overseas, and directors of subsidiaries of overseas companies, may have duties imposed upon them by …

Fallout from a shipping trillision – Part 2

In Part 1 of this case report, the outcome of a three ship collision – a trillision – causing the …

Structural weaknesses in the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency?

Cross-border insolvency law necessarily tries to ensure that insolvency proceedings about a debtor in different jurisdictions are co-ordinated and fully …

NZ insolvency practitioner co-regulation – new law proposed

In a forthcoming article, I examine an aspect of Australia’s new regime for the (over) regulation of insolvency practitioners, which …

One pre-packaged insolvency – coming up

An option for a quick resolution of an insolvent business is its quick pre-packaged exit, and transfer of assets to …

Cross-border regulation of insolvency practitioners

The Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 introduced a stronger regulatory regime over insolvency practitioners.  It may not have been noticed …

Singapore’s new debt restructuring regime – the steak knives are out

Competition between courts and the legal regimes in which they operate is perhaps an odd concept, contrary to the image …