International Committee


Post date: Thursday, August 10, 2023

It was great seeing many of you at the Annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C., and getting to catch up with you in person. It was three amazing days of educational sessions and networking.

Post date: Thursday, August 10, 2023
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In May 2023, the Committee adopted a broad new description and mission statement. That is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas related to the interrelationship between American and foreign insolvency laws, harmonizing American and foreign insolvency laws, the model laws promulgated by UNCITRAL related to insolvency proceedings including Ch.

Post date: Thursday, August 10, 2023

The Cayman Islands implemented the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (otherwise known as the “New York Convention”) via the Foreign Arbitral Awards Enforcement Act (1997 Revision) (the “Enforcement Act”).

Post date: Thursday, August 10, 2023

Switzerland is a complex jurisdiction for foreign insolvency practitioners. A strict blocking statute and banking secrecy make it difficult to obtain information and to secure assets prior to the recognition of a foreign insolvency decree.

Post date: Thursday, August 10, 2023
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Albena Petrakov

The application of U.S. laws to transactions and conduct outside of the U.S. has always been a topic of interest for U.S. and foreign persons and businesses alike. Section 541 of the U.S.

Post date: Thursday, August 10, 2023
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The International Committee community continues to grow! We welcome the following members to our committee:

Post date: Wednesday, July 05, 2023
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ABI’s International Committee (IC) is actively soliciting nominations for its Second Annual ABI International Matter of the Year Award. The details are set forth below.

Nomination Deadline: September 8, 2023.


Each submission should address how the matter (the “Matter”) satisfies the following criteria:

Post date: Friday, January 13, 2023

It is hard to believe how quickly 2022 has flown by. We wish you and your family a healthy, happy and prosperous new year filled, hopefully, with some international travels. The International Committee has indeed been busy; keep reading to hear all the amazing things we have been up to!!!

Post date: Friday, January 13, 2023

The EU Directive on restructuring and insolvency [1] has imposed an obligation to Member States to introduce relevant changes in their legal regimes on restructuring plans, which can be implemented even if the entity is in “the likelihood of insolvency.” [2] The purpo


Thu, 2023-08-17

This is the first in a series of webinars that will cover key jurisdictions around the globe, focusing on developments you and your clients need to consider when thinking about bankruptcy-type proceedings in foreign jurisdictions. What you don’t know may hurt your clients, and you can’t just assume that the same rules apply as in the United States. For this first webinar, the panelists will be examining the situation in France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands.

Mon, 2023-06-12

This panel of experts will discuss and analyze asset-recovery issues in cross-border insolvency situations.

Wed, 2023-02-08

On February 8, 2023, Evelyn Meltzer and Kyle Ortiz, co-chairs for the International Committee, co-hosted the 2023 Look Ahead with members of the Asset Sales Committee. Evelyn and Kyle discussed what the committee has been up to as well as future events and speaking and writing opportunities for committee members. Additionally, Evelyn and Kyle discussed hot topics in international insolvencies for 2023. 

Thu, 2023-01-19

Sponsored by ABI's International Committee. India has emerged as a leading insolvency jurisdiction since it enacted its new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) in late 2016. The IBC heralded a new insolvency process, enabling large corporations to reorganize and maximize value. In the six years since, more than 4000 cases have been filed and scores of important Indian companies have been successfully restructured.

Sat, 2022-12-10

This panel will discuss some of the more interesting aspects of the asset-recovery process as it relates to locating foreign assets (i.e., Russian yachts). The panelists also will focus on post-COVID-19 issues, including situations where banks were not monitoring collateral as closely as they should have been and are now having trouble locating said assets and selling them, particularly in international cases where the bankruptcy is abroad but the parties are seeking recognition in the U.S.

Fri, 2017-12-01

Hosted by the International and Legislation Committees: In recent years, multiple jurisdictions have reformed or modernized their insolvency laws, either through incremental amendments or by entirely replacing the legislation. In this session, attendees will hear from practitioners from various jurisdictions about what motivated the decisions to amend their insolvency laws — and how the process unfolded in practice.

Fri, 2016-04-15

People and Assets on the Move Overseas: What You Need to Know to Hold Everything Still and Seize the Assets

Sat, 2015-04-18

Structuring Cross-Border Deals to Protect Creditor Interests

Tue, 2014-09-23

The Business Reorganization Committee held a free committee wide call on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 4 pm ET. The topic was titled "Looking at International Insolvency/Restructurings Through the Bankruptcy Code and Beyond," and featured key speakers, including: Patrick Mohan (Moderator) of Reorg Research (Columbia, S.C.), Rachel Ehrlich Albanese of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (New York).

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