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International Insolvency Institute

International Insolvency Institute

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A podcast featuring the latest news and commentary on cross-border insolvency by members of the International Insolvency Institute. The views and opinions expressed are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the International Insolvency Institute.
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III Podcast - Judge Sontchi

International Insolvency Institute

III Podcast - Judge Sontchi

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Legends & Leaders: Engaging, Inspiring, and Promoting the Development on Insolvency Law: A Conversation with Christoph G. Paulus and Jay L Westbrook
On this special episode of the International Insolvency Institute’s Global Perspectives podcast, Evan J. Zucker interviews Christoph G. Paulus and Jay L Westbrook.  Among other things, Christoph and Jay discuss maintaining and foresting cross-cultural relationships, enforcement issues related to assets frozen by Russian sanctions, and whether Russian sanctions can be a grounds to deny recognition under the Model Law on Insolvency.
25:18
April 22, 2022
Global Perspectives: In Brief: Updates on Spain’s Insolvency Regime
International Insolvency Institute NextGen Member, Jose Carles of Carles Cuesta and his partner Rafael Catalá, a former Minister of Justice in Spain, discuss the latest developments in insolvencies in Spain including key case updates, legislative reforms, COVID-19 measures, and advances in pre-pack restructurings.
30:10
April 05, 2022
New Cross-Border Restructuring Tools: The Cross-Border Insolvency Cooperation Arrangement between Mainland China and Hong Kong
Episode Description: In May 2021, a new cooperation arrangement for mutual recognition of, and assistance to, cross-border corporate insolvency and debt restructuring proceedings was reached between the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.  On this episode of Global Perspectives, Shuai Guo, Assistant Professor of Law at China University of Political Science and Law interviews Ming Dong of JuneHe in Shanghai and Look-Chan Hoof Des Voeux Chambers in Hong Kong concerning the cooperation agreement and recent recognition decisions.
52:08
March 17, 2022
New Cross-Border Restructuring Tools: The Dutch Scheme ("WHOA")
On January 1, 2021, the Act on Court Confirmation of Extrajudicial Restructuring Plans, also referred to as the "Dutch Scheme" or "WHOA" (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord) entered into force.  On this episode of Global Perspectives, Frederic Verhoeven, of Houthoff, and Omar Salah, of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and Tilburg University, discuss the reasons for the enactment of the WHOA, its key features, and recent WHOA proceedings. 
19:25
March 09, 2022
III Podcast: New Cross-Border Restructuring Tools: Brazil’s Adoption of the Model Law.
Brazil is one of the latest countries to enact the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency. The Brazilian enactment went into effect in January 2021. This podcast will give listeners an overview of the legislation and the first application for recognition filed thereunder. The International Insolvency Institute welcomes Ana Carolina Reis do Valle Monteiro, Sergio Savi and Nyana Abreu Milleras guests on this episode. To learn more about Cross-Border Insolvency in Brazil, here are some resources provided by today’s guests: The UNCITRAL Model Law Dances to a Samba Beat, by Nyana Miller and Raul Torrao, Brazil’s First Recognition of a Foreign Proceeding Under the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency, by Ana Carolina Monteiro, The Main Changes to the Reorganization and Bankruptcy Act, by Sergio Savi, Eduardo Guimarães Wanderley, and Natalia Yazbek, and Article-by-Article Comparison between the UNCITRAL Model Law and the Brazilian Legislation, by Sabrina Maria Fadel Becue.
18:49
February 15, 2022
III Podcast - Judge Sontchi
Hon. Kevin Carey and Hon. Christopher Sontchi
16:53
January 21, 2022