Publications

Year: 2013
Author: INSOL International
Publisher: INSOL International

The INSOL Directory was published in early January. As well as containing details of all 9,700 INSOL members throughout the world (also available on this web site under Find a member) it also contains entries from organisations working in the cross-border insolvency profession. A number of these firms appear on this site, just click the links below.
The INSOL Directory publishes unique information drawn from an international survey of jurisdictions: Insolvency Practitioners - qualifications and appointment around the world. Click here to view the results.

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Year: 2012
Author: INSOL International

This publication, the expanded third edition of this study, has been produced by INSOL International to help members seeking guidance as to the assistance they can expect when dealing with insolvency proceedings that span national borders. It is also hoped that it will provide a helpful stimulus to those responsible for the reform of insolvency laws and systems especially when considering the adequacy of the assistance that their courts are able to give foreign representatives.

Copies of this publication are available for £100 plust postage and package.

Please contact Jelena Sisko at INSOL International to order a copy jelena@insol.ision.co.uk

Year: 2010
Author: INSOL International

We are pleased to introduce this important publication titled "Financial and Tax Considerations for Distressed Companies and their Creditors".

This is the first book that INSOL International has published that covers tax issues. We have accepted that in most countries tax issues and tax treatments change constantly and that tax laws are changing sooner than some of the other laws. We decided however not to be deterred by these constant changes and move on to produce this book as INSOL’s objective was wider. The book aims to provide practical guidance to insolvency practitioners who are dealing with restructuring financially distressed companies, about the tax position of a country before they consult the tax experts in those countries.

The first part of the book deals with the general insolvency considerations of a country and the latter part deals with the more specific tax issues. Each country chapter therefore has an interesting collection of information that cover the insolvency laws and guidelines that will be applicable in a restructuring, and also tax issues such as debt forgiveness, debt-for equity swap or debt for debt swaps in restructuring plans. It then covers the various tax considerations that affect plans and discusses the practical difficulties that may be encountered and how they may be dealt with or avoided.

Copies of this publication are available for £100 plus postage and package.
Please contact Jelena Sisko at INSOL International to order a copy jelena@insol.ision.co.uk

Year: 2009
Pages: 184
Author: Bob Wessels
Publisher: American Bankruptcy Institute

Updated to reflect recent case law and modifications to the EU Insolvency Regulation, this book is a primer that covers jurisdictional issues, "winding-up" procedures such as the appointment of a liquidator, recognition of judgments, creditors' rights and other provisions. Written by Prof. Bob Wessels of University of Leiden Law School in the Netherlands, this book is an invaluable resource for professionals who find themselves increasingly involved in cross-border insolvency cases.

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Year: 2008
Pages: 92
Publisher: American Bankruptcy Institute

This Guide is a must-read for any practitioner involved in international insolvency issues. The authors address the history of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-border Insolvency, which the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law adopted in 1997 after five years of meetings and discussion. Thirteen states have now adopted this law, which includes the United States' adoption of chapter 15 as part of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. For those involved in the evolving new world of chapter 15 law, this publication provides the necessary overview to understanding the law in practice.

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Year: 2008
Author: INSOL International

This book covers fifteen jurisdictions: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the USA.

The book explores methods by which claims are presented, defended against and resolved in different systems around the world. This publication is a comprehensive guide to the formalities of claims presentation, the types of claims that can be presented and the remedies available to creditors.

Copies are available for £100 plus post and package, please contact Heather Callow at INSOL to order your copy heather@insol.ision.co.uk

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Year: 2005
Pages: 28
Author: INSOL International
Publisher: INSOL International

In the current global insolvency market it is critical that key market players in the profession are kept informed of what is happening in their respective regions and beyond.

In 2000, a survey was carried out on our members’ marketplace around the world which provided an insight into the differing insolvency landscapes across the world. Five years on, it was felt that it was important once again to see if new evaluations of the marketplace could be made.

INSOL's 2005 Global Marketplace Survey shows that our membership, from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures and jurisdictions have a remarkably similar view on a number of key issues facing the market and profession. Several hundred members responded to the survey giving a sample, which, principally due to the consistency of response, probably reflects the views of INSOL members quite accurately.

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The INSOL Lenders Group initiated a project to
produce a guidance booklet for insolvency practitioners and others on matters relating to the impact of credit derivatives in restructurings. The working group of this project worked on the draft for over 18 months and in October 2006 INSOL launched a booklet entitled “Credit Derivatives in Restructurings”. The objective of the publication is to raise awareness and promote understanding of relevant issues, and to provide a point of reference for those involved in restructurings.
The book covers an overview of the credit derivatives market, basic elements of credit default swaps, settlement following a credit event, and a comparison with other types of credit products and techniques.
The book also includes several practice points.

Copies are available for £50 plus post and package,
please contact Heather Callow at INSOL to order your copy. heather@insol.ision.co.uk

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This publication covers six country studies of their respective Deposit Insurance Systems. The countries that are included
are: USA, Canada, UK, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, and Japan.

The foreword is by Jean Pierre Sabourin, President of IADI. Copies are available for £50 plus post and package, please contact
Heather Callow at INSOL to order your copy. heather@insol.ision.co.uk

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The book is arranged as country chapters and there are 25 countries that are covered. Each chapter has important issues that affect employees in circumstances their employer faces financial difficulty or becomes insolvent.

The areas covered include, how an employee is defined for the purpose of formal insolvency, their entitlements in insolvency, priority of treatment, personal liability of directors in respect of unpaid wages, statutory safety nets in place, and in the event an insolvent company is sold the acquirers responsibilities in respect of employee claims.

This INSOL publication was launched at the 7th INSOL Quadrennial congress held in March 2005.

Copies are available for £50 plus post and package, please contact Heather Callow at INSOL to order your copy. heather@insol.ision.co.uk

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