Reforming the European Insolvency Regulation - a legal and policy perspective
The Centre for Business Law and Practice (CBLP) at the University of Leeds, together with the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law at Nottingham Law School, are hosting a joint conference on the reform of the European Insolvency Regulation (EIR) to be held on Wednesday 12 June 2013.
The European Insolvency Regulation was designed to improve the co-ordination of insolvency proceedings within the EU, ensure the equitable treatment of creditors, and minimise ‘forum shopping’ - the movement of assets from one country to another so as to take advantage of a more favourable legal position.
It is presently under review by the European Commission, which published reform proposals in December 2012. The European Commission has allowed for an extensive period of consultation and discussion with a view to refining and improving the proposals. This conference will provide an ideal opportunity to influence the debate and shape the final content of the reform proposals.
The conference is run with the active support and input of key stakeholders such as private sector practitioners and the UK Insolvency Service. The conference will include speakers from the European Commission, the Insolvency Service and leading international law firms as well as from academia in the UK and elsewhere.
Programme for the event
- Report from the Commission to the to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee on the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings [PDF: 215KB]
- Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings [PDF: 196KB]
- Commission staff working document: Impact Assessment - Accompanying the document Revision of Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings [PDF: 487KB]
- European Conflicts and Insolvency – resolving uncertainties, by Gerard McCormack, University of Leeds [PDF: 105KB]
- Efficient administrations of enterprise groups under the proposed revised Regulation? By Dr Irit Mevorach, University of Nottingham. [PDF: 100KB]
- Insolvency and related actions, by Gerard McCormack, University of Leeds [PDF: 82KB]
- Upstreaming Rescue: Pre-Insolvency Proceedings and the EIR, by Paul Omar, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University [PDF: 52KB]
- Reforming the European Insolvency Regulation -- a legal and policy perspective, by Caroline Gerkens [PDF: 140KB]
- A "Flexible Friend?" English Schemes of Arrangement, Multi-Creditor Restructurings and the Insolvency Regulation by Joe Bannister, Partners, Hogan Lovells [PDF: 597KB]
- Re-writing the Regulations: The UK Perspective by Dean Beale, The Insolvency Service [PDF: 369KB]
- Reforming the European Insolvency Regulation: Improving COMI determination and co-ordinating main and secondary proceedings by Peter Cranston, Eversheds LLP [PDF: 313KB]
- Reforming the EIR: A Wasted Opportunity? by Jennifer Marchall, Allen & Overy LLP [PDF: 275KB]
- Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings (EIR): COMI, Coordination of Main & Secondary Proceedings by Norma Wouters [PDF: 238 KB]
The event will be held in the Liberty Building, School of Law, Moorland Road, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT.
The Liberty Building is situated on the corner of Moorland Road and Belle Vue Road on the Western Campus of the University of Leeds. It is situated behind the Maurice Keyworth Building (Business School).
From Leeds train station, it is a 30 minute walk or you can take a taxi for around £5. Alternatively, the number 56 bus runs from Albion Street via Woodhouse Lane (A660) and stops on Moorland Road. These run every ten minutes.
If travelling by car, there is a visitors' car park at the south end of the University campus or there is limited four-hour street parking on Belle Vue Road immediately behind the Liberty Building.