Conferences and events

New NZ Insolvency Code of Professional Conduct

RITANZ, the Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association of New Zealand, has released its Code of Professional Conduct for its members, …

Traill’s 17th Annual Practical Insolvency Conference – a preview

Courts and governments and industry bodies are no doubt trying to have their remaining pending decisions and announcements out in …

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 …

Restricting insolvency disclaimer rights in mining company failures?

The possibility of the West Australian government legislating to get around the insolvency disclaimer provisions of the Corporations Act was …

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 …

ASIC and one-year bankruptcy, AUSTRAC, a fees claim settled, and more …

The following further commentary on insolvency – submissions due, events and conferences and case law – may be of interest. …

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 …

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 …

Professional ethics – Academy of Law Debates for 2017

A series of public debates on ethical conduct in the law, accounting and business was a significant contribution to this …

50 years of UNCITRAL – and recollections from Bob Ellicott

At a lecture celebrating the 50th anniversary of UNCITRAL – the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law – a …

An alternative to parliamentary debate on a one year bankruptcy

With changes in our bankruptcy laws being delayed in parliament by more important debates on our marriage laws, an alternative …

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 …

QUT Law Review – a special issue on personal insolvency

Australia’s current major bankruptcy law reforms are necessarily informed by a range of academic and professional input, from here and …

‘The International Court of Justice as a Working Court’ – Judge James Crawford

On 25 September 2017, the annual “Patron’s Address” of the Australian Academy of Law is being given by his Excellency …

The IBA Annual Conference Sydney, 8–13 October 2017

Among many sessions across a wide range of legal disciplines, the IBA conference has this series of insolvency sessions. Avoiding …

What’s on …. insolvency and related conference and seminars 2017 into 2018

A list of conferences for the rest of the year, into 2018 in some of which one or other of …

ABA’s Anna Bligh and bank lending reforms

Anna Bligh, the Chief Executive of the Australian Bankers Association, has recently spoken of the “strong and mutually beneficial relationship between …

External dispute resolution and the Ombudsman

Ms Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, is reported to have called “on the insolvency sector …

Speech by Justice Black on Insolvency Law

In a speech given to ARITA’s conference on 9 August 2017, Justice Ashley Black of the NSW Supreme Court has …

Banking & Financial Services Law Association Conference – 31 August-2 September

The Banking and Financial Services Law Association is holding its annual conference in Brisbane on 31 August-1 September 2017, in …

Banks in [financial] crisis; dispute resolution; farm debt mediation, and more

My preparation for a major banking and financial services conference[1] has prompted this quick review of where Australia is at …

International insolvency regulation – London 2017

The annual meeting of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators, IAIR, is being held in London, from 4 to 7 …

Melbourne Insolvency Forum Conference – Tokyo, Japan – 23-27 August 2017

An insolvency conference, said to be a Taste of Japan. There is a very good article in the International Insolvency …

Advanced Business Law Conference – the major insolvency reforms: 3 October 2017

I am presenting at the Advanced Business Law Conference at the College of Law in Sydney on Tuesday 3 October 2017. …