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International Insolvency
International Insolvency
Jurisdictions of the World
1st Edition
Series:  Law and Practice of International Finance Series
ISBN:  9780414071476
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  30 Jun 2019
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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The Law and Practice of International Finance series is your definitive guide to international finance. It considers the full range of topics across nine volumes, setting out the law and practice of trading assets on the international markets. This essential work, by one of the leading finance specialists of a generation, provides a simple, unified and distilled account of the whole topic.

This book provides a comparative overview of over 300 jurisdictions. It sits beside volume 1 of the series, which covers the essential principles of international insolvency from a practical perspective. Together the two books provide the reader with a complete in-depth explanation of the core concepts underlying insolvency law and practice.

Philip Wood is one of the leading authorities on international finance worldwide, as well as a practitioner and teacher. He was a partner in international law firm Allen & Overy until his retirement in 2018, and for ten years was head of the banking department. Subsequently he led the firm’s Global Law Intelligence Unit. Philip is the Yorke Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and has previously been Visiting Professor in International Financial Law at the University of Oxford, Queen Mary University of London, and the London School of Economics. He has lectured at more than 60 universities worldwide and has written more than 20 books.


Key features:
  • Advanced study of substantive bankruptcy law in the major jurisdictions in the world, in the context of international financial transactions
  • Compares the insolvency regime in over 300 jurisdictions.Provides useful summaries diluting and condensing the law so that the main points can be grasped quickly
  • Details the domestic law concerning:
    • Administration
    • Receivership
    • Deeds of company arrangements
    • Liquidation
    • Schemes of arrangement
    • Insolvency set-off
    • Security Interests
    • Trusts
    • Voidable preferences
    • Ladder of priorities and claims
    • Cross-border recognition

REVIEWS
“The author's approach in the analysis of substantive bankruptcy laws in the world's major jurisdictions, as well as in the snapshots of insolvency provisions worldwide, allows the reader to discover the patterns based on which the families of jurisdictions are made.” 
- G Gómez Giglio, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, 2008
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