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Cross Border Insolvency:

A Commentary on the UNCITRAL Model Law, Third Edition 
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Cross-Border Insolvency: A Commentary on the UNCITRAL Model Law, Third Edition
General Editor: Look Chan Ho, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Publication date: May 2012
Format: Hardback
Length: 655 pages
Price: £145.00
ISBN: 9781905783526

Cross-border insolvency is an increasingly topical issue and cross-border insolvency practice continues to develop rapidly. Cross-Border Insolvency: A Commentary on the UNCITRAL Model Law (Third Edition) is an updated, enhanced edition covering the national implementation of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency.

Written by specialists from each jurisdiction, this new edition provides an in-depth, article-by-article analysis of the local enactment and application of the model law in each of the jurisdictions concerned, alongside consideration of the relationship between the model law and any existing cross-border insolvency jurisprudence. Each chapter adopts essentially the same format for ease of reference, addressing key concepts such as the centre of main interests, court-to-court communication, enforcement of security interests and the protection of debtors and creditors.

New to the third edition are chapters on Colombia, Greece, Mauritius and Scotland, and in-depth analysis of recent case law such as the landmark US and UK decisions in Condor Insurance and Stanford.

This major new edition is an invaluable guide to the local application and comparative analysis of the model law for anyone dealing with cross-border insolvency issues. Lawyers in private practice or in-house, insolvency practitioners, government authorities, academics and students will find this expanded edition an essential addition to their library.



The book is a must-read for judges.

Professor Bob Wessels
European Company Law

In addition to being a helpful resource, this updated edition is an interesting read for international and domestic practitioners alike.

Steven R Schwartz
ABI Journal

The book is a very useful summary of the present state of our own cross-border laws and a necessary reference point for us to understand the laws of comparative laws in other countries.

Michael Murray
Insolvency Practitioners Association

This is an invaluable reference text on how the Model Law has thus far been adopted ... [I]t is eminently recommendable as a text of potential appeal to a range of interests ranging through the academic, practitioner, judicial and governmental fields.

Paul J Omar
International Company and Commercial Law Review