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Insolvency Law and Multinational Groups
Theories, Solutions and Recommendations for Business Failure

ISBN 9780367222017
Published July 29, 2019 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

The insolvency of multinational corporate groups creates a compelling challenge to the commercial world.

As many medium and large-sized companies are multinational companies with operations in different countries, it is important to provide appropriate solutions for the insolvency of these key market players. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the cross-border insolvency theories, practical solutions and regulatory solutions for the insolvency of multinational corporate groups. Whilst the book recognises certain merits of these solutions, it also reveals the limitations and uncertainty caused by them. An analysis of the provisions and tools relating to cross-border insolvency of multinational corporate groups in the new EU Regulation on insolvency proceedings 2015, the UNCITRAL Model Law on cross-border insolvency, the Directive on preventive restructuring frameworks and the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive 2014, along with a study of directors’ duties, are included in this book. This book focuses on the insolvency and rescue of non-financial corporate groups. However, it is also important to recognise the similarities and differences between corporate insolvency regimes and bank resolution regimes. In particular, lessons learnt from bank resolution practices may be useful for non-financial corporate groups.

This book aims to provide an in-depth examination of the existing solutions for the insolvency of multinational corporate groups. It also aims to view cross-border insolvency of corporate groups within a broad context where all relevant regimes and theories interact with each other. Therefore, directors’ duties in the vicinity of insolvency, preventive insolvency proceedings, procedural consolidation, international cooperative frameworks and bank resolution regimes are considered together. This book may appeal to academics, students and practitioners within the areas of corporate law, cross-border insolvency law and financial law.

Table of Contents


List of abbreviations

Table of Cases

Table of legislation



Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Theoretical basis of corporate rescue and implications on rescue of multinational groups of companies

Chapter 3 Cross-border insolvency theories and procedural consolidation


Chapter 4 Market/Hybrid approaches to cross-border insolvency of MCGs in the EU

Chapter 5 Group coordination and planning proceedings



Chapter 6 Directors’ duties of corporate groups

Chapter 7 Lessons from financial institution resolutions

Chapter 8 A way forward


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Daoning Zhang is a lecturer in law at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK; he obtained his PhD in Law from the University of Manchester.