Consulting editor(s): Look Chan Ho, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (General editor)

Publication date: May 2012

Format: Hardback

Length: 655 pages

Price: £145.00

ISBN: 9781905783526

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Review for second edition: The book is a very handsome contribution to the study of the subject both to the uninitiated and to others, all of whom can profit from it and enjoy it immensely.

- David Marks QC, 3-4 South Square International Corporate Rescue

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

Review for second edition: In the case of this book, however, I can actually say that, like Victor Kiam, I liked the book so much that I bought it.

- Polat Silva, INSOL World

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


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.