Maritime Cross-Border Insolvency : Under the European Insolvency Regulation and the UNCITRAL Model Law book cover
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Maritime Cross-Border Insolvency
Under the European Insolvency Regulation and the UNCITRAL Model Law

ISBN 9780367735555
Published December 18, 2020 by Informa Law from Routledge
340 Pages

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Book Description

Maritime Cross-Border Insolvency is a comprehensive comparative examination of both insolvency regimes (UNCITRAL and EU) in shipping with reference to the main jurisdictions having adopted the UNCITRAL regime, i.e. USA, UK, Greece.

Table of Contents

Opening Remarks

PART 1: Systemic conflict between the rules of maritime and insolvency law

Chapter 1: Insolvency mechanisms and the operation of shipping companies: Financial aspects

Chapter 2: Legal interaction between insolvency and maritime law

PART 2: Areas of conflict between maritime and insolvency law

Chapter 3: Opening of cross-border insolvency proceedings

Chapter 4: The treatment of maritime securities

Chapter 5. Insolvency and limitation of liability for maritime claims


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Lia Athanassiou is a Professor at the School of Law, Athens University. She is a registered arbitrator and barrister and is senior partner at Athanassiou-Gerapetritis & Associates law firm in Athens. In 2015, she was appointed member of the Committee of Experts of the International Labor Organization and has written extensively on Maritime, Competition, Industrial Property, Company, European and Transport law in Greek, French, and English.


'Professor Athanassiou’s book represents a remarkable attempt to guide the reader through the fascinating and murky world of maritime cross-border insolvency, guided by the knowledge and confidence of an academic with several years of experience in private practice.

Professor Athanassiou does an excellent job in eviscerating the nuances of the national and international statutes covered in her book, thus providing the reader with an analytical understanding of the covered topics.

…the author manages to successfully blend her academic and professional backgrounds to create an outstandingly well-referenced book that should certainly be used in professional practice.'

Eugenio Vaccari, International Company and Commercial Law Review (ICCLR)