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International Corporate Insolvency Law (6 ECTS)

Lecturer: Prof. Dr M.L. Lennarts

When: Block 3

Brief course description: The first aim of this module is to provide students with knowledge of and insight into the foundations and key issues of corporate insolvency law in several legal systems (e.g. the systems of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States of America). The module’s second aim is for students to gain knowledge of and insight into legal aspects of cross-border corporate insolvencies. In this way the module aims to prepare students for a career as a lawyer dealing with (cross-border) financing and restructuring of insolvent businesses. The module starts with a lecture on principles of corporate insolvency law that are common to most legal systems. In the following two lectures the corporate insolvency law systems of The Netherlands and the United States of America will be discussed and compared. The latest trends in the reorganisation of insolvent companies in both systems will be dealt with. In the next two classes, the focus will be on two specific topics of corporate insolvency law that pop up invariably in the process of restructuring of insolvent companies: the avoidance of transactions and directors’ liability in the event of insolvency of the company. The relevant laws of various countries will be discussed and compared. The module ends with two lectures on aspects of cross-border corporate insolvencies. In these lectures the EC Regulation 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings and the Uncitral Model Law will be dealt with.

Teaching method: Lectures and in-class discussions.

Assessment: Essay exam.

*Official course information and schedules during the academic year can be found in Ocasys.

Laatst gewijzigd:21 december 2017 10:30