1st Edition

Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings Policies and Directives in the European Union

By Remigijus Jokubauskas Copyright 2024

    This book presents an analysis of the effectiveness of European Union cross-border insolvency proceedings. It provides a thorough assessment of the development of cross-border insolvency proceedings established in the Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings ((EU) 2015/848) and how they contribute to the general goals of the EU internal market.

    Insolvency law has not been subject to a global mandatory harmonization process, with no globally biding legal act. Instead, the landscape of international insolvency law is characterized by a patchwork of national laws that seek to accommodate cross-border insolvencies and soft law agreements. In the EU cross-border insolvency law holds significant importance in ensuring the smooth operation of the internal market. Fostering international investments and legal foreseeability in insolvency proceedings, it upholds the fundamental freedoms within EU law. This book covers the main elements of EU cross-border insolvency law, such as jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of judgments. It also focuses on previously unexplored areas, such as the exercise of creditors' rights in cross-border insolvency cases and the tracing and recovery of assets and discusses the application of the Restructuring and Insolvency Directive ((EU) 2019/1023) in relation to the rescue of viable companies and the discharge of debts for insolvent entrepreneurs.

    This book will be of interest to students and practitioners of insolvency law, EU law and private international law. It will also be useful for national legislators and EU institutions working on the development of EU insolvency law.

    List of Abbreviations

    1. Landscape of Cross-Border Insolvency Law in Europe

    2. Development of European Union Insolvency Law

    3. Jurisdiction

    4. Accumulation of Related Actions in Insolvency Forum

    5. Applicable Law

    6. Exercise of Creditors’ Rights

    7. Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments

    8. Tracing and Recovery of Assets

    9. Rescue of Viable Business

    10. Insolvency Proceedings of a Group of Companies

    11. Discharge of Debt of Insolvent Enterpreneurs



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    Remigijus Jokubauskas is an associate professor of insolvency law at Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania). He teaches national and international insolvency law and is an author of numerous articles on insolvency and enforcement law. He has also published a few books on insolvency proceedings of enterprises and natural persons in Lithuania. He has been working as an expert of various human rights projects of the Council of Europe and gives lectures and workshops on private international law and insolvency law to judges and insolvency practitioners.