UNCITRAL

Do our insolvency laws suit small business failures?

In shopping for a suit recently, I noticed that the Big Store displayed its suits according to brand, which apparently …

Australian small business insolvency law – a review

Several stars aligning at the end of 2020-2021 prompt this review of where Australia is at in the area of …

Australian personal insolvency reform for COVID-19 impacted debtors

The Australian government’s proposed retention of the restrictions of bankruptcy on COVID-19 impacted business proprietors and consumers is questionable, but …

Australian root and branch bankruptcy reform – creditors’ rights? Elizabeth (Ist) laws? SMEs? …

While COVID-19 restrictions on creditors in bankruptcy have ended, though now with an increased $10,000 threshold, the experience should prompt …

Australia’s proposed MSME insolvency reforms – an international perspective

Australia’s draft legislation to implement its announced MSME corporate insolvency reforms may have drawn more on international than local thinking, …

“Shortcomings of the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency (just some)”

Professor Martin Davies of Tulane Maritime Law Center recently offered a critique of the Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Safe harbour for directors of corporate groups? An UNCITRAL initiative

  UNCITRAL’s Insolvency Working Group V is meeting in Vienna next month to discuss the preparation of guidance for directors …

MSME insolvencies – more on small business ‘exits’

My recent report explained that the insolvency of micro and small to medium enterprises (MSMEs) is to be the subject …