Book Reviews by Paul Omar

The book Transaction Avoidance in Insolvencies is now seeing the publication of its 3rd edition. The text consists of no less than 26 chapters and covers 639 substantive pages and over 100 devoted to the tables and index. The heart of the work is to be found in the four chapters on the key provisions of transaction avoidance.

The Future of Cross Border Insolvency: Overcoming Biases and Closing Gaps analyses the phenomenon of cross-border insolvency from the standpoint of international law and behavioral and economic theory. Drawing on international texts, the jurisprudence, commentary and practice, this work seeks to understand the default to modified universalism as the benchmark for approaching transnational procedures and cooperation.

The use of security in structuring the financing of enterprises is a given today, though the types of collateral given up as security may change from time to time. Secured Credit in Europe: From Conflicts to Compatibility, based on a doctoral project at the University of Helsinki, focuses on security rights affecting tangible movables and receivables, currently very common forms of collateral.