US/Canada

Reinventing Bankruptcy Law – Virginia Torrie

This is a very good book on Canadian insolvency law, sadly with no equivalent in Australia, as I explain below. …

Courts ‘should be wary of [liquidator] disclaimers where environmental liabilities are to be passed onto taxpayers or innocent persons’

A court has set aside liquidators’ disclaimer of contaminated property on a challenge by the environmental regulator. Particularly in a …

Insolvency and debtor in possession – hospital or home care?

If Joe thought he might have a serious medical condition, but did not want to go to hospital for a …

Can a debtor resist a bankruptcy arising from COVID-19?

So far the courts in Australia have not had to deal with many creditors’ bankruptcy petitions against debtors in the …

Insolvency Law Bulletin – June 2020

The latest issue of the Insolvency Law Bulletin has just appeared containing a wide range of topics in personal and …

How low can we go – funding the insolvencies of assetless estates

Obvious as it is to say, insolvency involves limited or no money, and how to fund its existence as a …

The evolution of bankruptcy and insolvency laws and the case of the deed of company arrangement

This is a thoughtful and instructive article on the process of the historical development of the bankruptcy and insolvency laws …

Climate change and the law

Here are details of two recent events on climate change and the law, followed by details of a range of …

International Association of Insolvency Regulators’ Conference – 2019

Australia is attending and presenting at the annual insolvency regulators’ conference, along with regulators from the UK, the US, New …