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Bankruptcy in Canada in the 1930s

Articles on this website generally attract reduced readership if they are about bankruptcy rather than liquidation; or if they are …

International cross-border insolvency – an Australian diary

Some selected diary items of interest to Australian readers, and others.    September 2018 QUT Law – Dr Paul Omar …

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 …

Linc Energy’s insolvency, environmental and constitutional issues are off to the High Court

The filing of a High Court special leave application[1] from the decision in Linc Energy[2] concerning the rights of liquidators …

Linc Energy’s insolvency disclaimer prevails over environmental demands

The success of the claims of Linc Energy’s liquidators against Queensland’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) won’t resolve the continuing legal …

Some casual Friday comments on recent insolvency developments

This is a quick review of some on-going current issues in insolvency and related. Pending decisions The Commonwealth v Byrnes …

Lawless, oxymoronic insolvency law – the mining regulators aren’t happy.

This comment updates our recent commentary on the complicated intersection between insolvency law and environmental regulation. There are now at …

Cleaning up the law – WA’s old diamond and other mines

The collapse of WA’s Ellendale diamond mine, and the liquidators’ prompt disclaimer of the mining site, leaving the clean up …

Cleaning up after a failed miner – who pays: Part 2

This commentary highlights a confluence of 4 events concerning the complicated intersection between insolvency law and environmental regulation, one event …

What’s up, or on, in insolvency, early in 2018?

The following commentary on submissions due, events and conferences, professional standards, international and local, hearings and case law*, all in …

Cleaning up after a failed miner – who pays?

The Queensland Court of Appeal in Linc Energy, and the Supreme Court of Canada in Redwater Energy, are each determining …

Pending insolvency law and practice changes

Some of us are waiting for Santa, others are waiting on anticipated updates in insolvency law so we can send …

Vancouver 2018 – insolvency moots and conference – QUT and UBC

Following the success of the first Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot, held in Sydney in March 2017, the QUT …

Insolvency related conferences and meetings – coming up

A list of insolvency and related conferences for the rest of the year 2017, into 2018   Insolvency Conferences and …

NSW mines and their potential environmental impacts

In the context of the recent intersections between environmental protection laws and insolvency laws, in relation to CORA laws and Linc …

Insolvency disclaimer of orphan wells – Linc Energy compared

While Australia is pondering the quirk in its Constitutional referral of powers arrangements which has resulted in Queensland’s environmental protection law …

Linc Energy – how not to regulate and enforce environmental laws

Last Week’s Linc Energy decision out of Queensland – Linc Energy Ltd (in Liq) [2017] QSC 053 – could be …

Liquidators as the last in line – the Insolvency Law Bulletin

In an article entitled “Last Man Standing” in the Insolvency Law Bulletin, I have addressed the question of regulators tending …