Committee Articles

Basel Committee Urges Cooperation Among Cross-Border Bank Regulat...

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision may be most widely known as the originator of the “Basel Capital Standards,” “Basel II” and “Basel [III].” They provide guiding principles for capital for credit institutions (principally deposit-taking institutions) and related actors in the organized and regulated financial markets. The committee traces its origins largely to bank failures.

Third-Party Releases Enforced in Chapter 15 Recognition Proceedin...

Recently, the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, in In re Metcalfe & Mansfield Alternative Investments, held that broad nondebtor, third-party releases previously approved as part of foreign restructuring proceedings under the Canadian Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) where the restructuring plan was adopted by 96 percent of its creditors would be enforced in U.S.

Court Grants Comity to Danish Bankruptcy Case and Vacates Prepeti...

In CSL Australia Pty. Ltd. v. Britannia Bulkers PLC, et al., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81173 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 8, 2009), the defendant Britannia Bulkers PLC (Britannia), a Denmark corporation with its only place of business in Svendborg, Denmark, filed a motion against the plaintiff CSL, an Australian corporation with its place of business in St. Leonard’s, New South Wales, Australia, to vacate a maritime attachment issued in favor of CSL.

Making Sense of Jurisdictional Chaos: Chapter 15 Protects the Cor...

Jurisdictional battles are not inevitable when assets and liabilities span borders. Notwithstanding some criticism of the rigid application of standards, chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code has proved to be a flexible and effective tool for cross-border restructuring since its enactment in 2005.[1] A popular misconception is that a chapter 15 ancillary case is not a realistic option for a corporate group with a material U.S.