International
Insolvency Institute

Ninth Annual III Conference 2009

Columbia University Law School
New York, New York
June 18-19, 2009

Summary of Contents

Panel Presentations

  • The Collapse of Lehman Brothers: The Biggest Bankruptcy in the World
  • How the Automotive Industry Went Down: Reviving the Industry Giants
  • Extraordinary Restructuring Solutions for Extraordinary Times
  • Conflicts of Interest in Insolvency Situations
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Investing in China: The View from the Trenches
  • The 2009 III Gold Medal Prize in International Insolvency Studies.
  • Insolvencies and Restructurings in Russia: Navigating the Russian System
  • Insolvencies and Restructurings of Multinational Corporate Enterprises
  • How the Global Economic Crisis Affects the Work of Judges
  • The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Latin American Debt Restructurings
  • The ALI/III Principles of Cooperation in Transnational Insolvency Cases

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Thursday June 18, 2009

10:15 – 10:50 The Collapse of Lehman Brothers: The Biggest Bankruptcy in the World

Chair
Harvey R. Miller, Weil Gotshal & Manges, New York

Speakers
Lori R. Fife, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York 
Richard Krasnow, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York

Papers
Lehman - The Largest Bankruptcy in History (Harvey R. Miller, Lori Fife & Richard Krasnow) 

10:50 – 11:30 How the Automotive Industry Went Down: Reviving the Industry Giants

Speakers
Steve Karotkin, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York 
David G. Heiman, Jones, Day, Cleveland 

Papers
Opinion of the Hon. Arthur J. Gonzalez of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, approving Chrysler’s Sale Motion (May 31, 2009)

11:30 – 12:30 Extraordinary Restructuring Solutions for Extraordinary Times

Panel Chair
Richard A. Gitlin, Gitlin & Company, Hartford

Special Guest
Sean Hagan, General Counsel, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C. 

Speakers
Sean Hagan, General Counsel, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C
Dr. Shinjiro Takagi, Nomura Security Co., Ltd., Tokyo
Thomas B. Felsberg, Felsberg e Associados, Sao Paulo
Steven T. Kargman, Kargman Associates, New York
Donald S. Bernstein, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York
Stephen S. Gray, CRG Partners Group LLC, Boston 

Papers

1:45 – 2:45 Conflicts of Interest in Insolvency Situations 

Panel Chairs
Albert Togut, Togut Segal & Segal LLP, New York and Ronald DeKoven, 3-4 South Square, London

Speakers
Robert J. Rosenberg, Latham & Watkins, New York
Nicholas A. Segal, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London 
Dr. Annerose Tashiro, Schultze & Braun, Achern, Germany 

Papers
Conflicts of Interest: How Does it Affect Working for a U.S. Bankruptcy Estate (Albert Togut) 

2:45 – 3:45 The Seven Deadly Sins of Investing in China: The View from the Trenches

Panel Chairs
George Kelakos, Kelakos Advisors, Greenwich and Professor Charles D. Booth, University of Hawaii, Honolulu 

Speakers
John M. Marsden, Mayer Brown JSM, Shanghai
Edward H. Tillinghast, III, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, New York 
John Lees, John Lees & Associates Limited, Hong Kong

Papers

3:45 – 4:05 The 2009 III Gold Medal Prize in International Insolvency Studies.

(Presented by the Committee on International Insolvency Studies) 

Panel Co-Chairs 
Professor Bob Wessels, Amsterdam and Professor Jay L. 
Westbrook, Austin, Texas 

Papers

  • Avoid the Choice or Choose to Avoid? The European Framework for Choice of Avoidance Law and the Quest to Make it Sensible (Juraj Alexander)
  • Intellectual Property and International Insolvency (Bashar Malkawi) 

Friday June 19, 2009

9:00 – 10:00 Insolvencies and Restructurings in Russia: Navigating the Russian System

Chair
Hon. Sidney B. Brooks, United States Bankruptcy Court, Denver

Special Guest
Madam Justice Lyudmila A. Novoselova, Supreme Arbitrazh Court, Moscow

Speakers
Madam Justice Lyudmila A. Novoselova, Supreme Arbitrazh Court, Moscow 
Hon. Robert D. Drain, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, New York
Robert Van Galen, Nauta Dutilh, Amsterdam

Papers

10:15 – 11:15 Insolvencies and Restructurings of Multinational Corporate Enterprises

Panel Chair
Hon. Ralph R. Mabey, Stutman Treister & Glatt, Salt Lake City 

Speakers
Hon. Samuel L. Bufford, United States Bankruptcy Court, Los Angeles
Agustin Bou, Jausas, Barcelona 
Patricia Godfrey, Nabarro, London 
Susan Power Johnston, Covington & Burling LLP, New York 
Carlos Mack, White & Case, Munich 

Papers
Judicial Guidelines for Coordination of Multi-National Enterprise Group Insolvencies (Hon. Ralph R. Mabey, James L. Garrity, Jr., Dr. Irit Mevorach & Susan Power Johnston) 

11:15 – 12:15 How the Global Economic Crisis Affects the Work of Judges

Panel Chair
Hon. Charles G. Case, United States Bankruptcy Court, Phoenix and Justice Luciano Panzani, Supreme Court of Italy, Rome 

Speakers
Mr. Justice Yves Merlat, Commercial Court of Evry, Paris
Hon. James M. Peck, United States Bankruptcy Court, New York
Madam Justice Maria Cristina Zucchi, São Paulo State Supreme Court, São Paulo
Mr. Justice R. H. Zulman, Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa, Parklands 

Papers
How the Global Economic Crisis is Impacting the Work of French Insolvency Judges (Mr. Justice Yves Merlat)

1:45 – 2:45 The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Latin American Debt Restructurings

Panel Chairs
Thomas Felsberg, Felsberg & Associates, Sao Paulo and Ricardo Beller, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

Speakers
Agustin Berdeja Prieto, Berdeja & Asociados S.C., Mexico D.F., Mexico 
Guillermo Matta y Trejo, Estudio Matta y Trejo, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Fernando Jamarne, Alessandri & Compania, Santiago, Chile
Martin Serkovic, Estudio Olaechea, Lima, Peru 

Papers

2:45 – 3:15 The ALI/III Principles of Cooperation in Transnational Insolvency Cases

Panel Chairs
Professor Bob Wessels,, KLeiden University, Leiden, Netherlands 

Papers
Global Principles for Cooperation in International Insolvency Cases (Bob Wessels)


III Conference Sponsors

The International Insolvency Institute expresses its grateful appreciation to the leading firms who have provided valuable sponsorship support for the III's 2009 Annual Conference in New York, June 18-19, 2009

Diamond Level
Fullbright & Jaworski L.L.P. | John A. Barrett, Evelyn H. Biery, Zack A. Clement, Houston

Platinum Level
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP | E. Bruce Leonard, Joe Bellissimo, John Birch, William J. Burden, Harvey Garman, David S. Ward, Michael Weinczok, Toronto

Gold Level
Barretto Ferreira, Kujawski, Brancher e Goncalves | Lionel Zaclis, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Silver Level
BCF LLP | Jean-Yves Fortin, Montreal
Ebame & Associats | Miguel Torres, Barcelona
The Law Offices of Jiahe | Richard Yang, Beijing
Oscos Abogados | Dario Oscos, Mexico, D.F


A. International Organization Projects

American Law Institute / International Insolvency Institute
Guidelines for Court‐to‐Court Communications in Cross‐Border Cases:

  1. English
  2. Arabic
  3. Chinese
  4. Croatian
  5. French
  6. Georgian
  7. German
  8. Greek
  9. Italian
  10. Japanese
  11. Korean
  12. Portuguese
  13. Russian
  14. Spanish
  15. Swedish

European Union
Regulation (EC) No. 1346/2000 on Insolvency Proceedings (2000)

International Bar Association
Cross‐Border Insolvency Concordat (1995)

UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) 

  1. Treatment of Enterprise Groups in Insolvency Part 1 (New York, 2009) 
  2. Treatment of Enterprise Groups in Insolvency Part 2 (New York, 2009)
  3. Report of Working Group VI (Security Interests) (New York, 2009) 

B. International Arbitration and Enforcement of Judgments


C. International Treaties Relating to Bankruptcy


D. Selected Domestic Insolvency Legislation

The International Insolvency Institute gratefully acknowledges the generous support for the very special Tenth Anniversary Conference in Rome for the following Sponsors.

Argentina 
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law (1995, as later amended) (English) (Spanish)
Cross Border Insolvency Bill (2002)

Australia
Corporations Act (2001) – Insolvency
Bankruptcy Act 1966, as amended up to Act No. 20 of 2005 (Vol. 1)
Bankruptcy Act 1966, as amended up to Act No. 20 of 2005 (Vol. 2)

Barbados
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, 2001‐34

Belgium
Bankruptcy Act (as of 2003) (French)
Reorganization Act (as of 1998) (French)

Brazil
New Bankruptcy Law (2005)

Canada
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (as of March 5, 2007)
Part XIII: International Insolvencies
Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (as of March 5, 2007)

China
Enterprise Bankruptcy Law (2007)

France
Commercial Code, Book VI: The Financial Difficulty of Enterprises (as amended by law 2005‐845 of July 26,2005)

Germany
Insolvency Statute of 5 October 1994 (as of January 1, 2004)
The Insolvency Act 1994 (as amended 2003) (German)

Ghana
Bodies Corporate (Official Liquidations Act), 1963 (Act 180)

Gibraltar
Gibraltar Legislation, Supplement No. 16 (2004), Part VI, Winding Up

Hong Kong
Bankruptcy Ordinance

India
Chapter V
The Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act (1993)
The Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985

Indonesia
The Bankruptcy Act

Japan
Summary of Law on Recognition and Assistance of a Foreign Insolvency Proceeding (2000)

Kazakhstan
Law on Bankruptcy

Korea
Company Reorganization Act (as amended 1998)
Composition Act (as amended 1998)

Malaysia
Bankruptcy Act 1967 (as amended 1988)

Mexico
Business Reorganization Act
International Bankruptcy Provisions

Montenegro
Law on Business Organization Insolvency (as of 2002)

The Netherlands
Bankruptcy Act (as amended 2002) (English) | (as amended 2005) (Dutch)

Poland
Insolvency and Restructuring Act (2003) Part 1 | Part 2

Portugal
Insolvency Act (2004)

Romania
Law No. 64 on Insolvency Proceedings (1995)
Law No. 637 on regulating private international law relations in the field of insolvency (2002)

Singapore
Part VII – Arrangements and Reconstructions

South Africa
Cross‐Border Insolvency Act

Spain
Insolvency Act 2003 (Spanish)

United Kingdom
Insolvency Act (1986)
Insolvency Act ss. 13‐18 (2000)
Enterprise Act (2002), Part 10 – Insolvency

United States
Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (2005)
Chapter 15


E. Major Cross-Border Insolvency Protocols

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol and Order in Re Barzel Industries Canada Inc.between Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto(Mr. Justice Geoffrey B. Morawetz), Case No. 09‐CL‐8363 (September 15, 2009), including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.s and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware(Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi), Case No. 09‐13204 (CSS) (September 17, 2009), including approval and adoption of the American Law InstituteGuidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol and Order in Re AbitibiBowater Inc. between theSuperior Court of the Province of Quebec (Hon. Clement Gascon), Case No. 500‐11‐036133‐094 (July 28, 2009), including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.sand the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Hon. Kevin J. Carey), Case No. 09‐11296 (KJC) (July 7, 2009), including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol and Order in Re Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc., et al. between the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice Geoffrey B. Morawetz), Case No. 09‐8240‐CL (June 25, 2009), including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.s and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Hon. Mary F. Walrath), Case No. 09‐12099 (June 24, 2009), including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol and Order in Re Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., et al. issued by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (Hon. James M. Peck), Case No. 08‐13555 (June 17, 2009), including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol and Order in Re Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC issued by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (Hon. Burton R. Lifland), Adv. Pro. No. 08‐1789 (June 9, 2009), including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol and Order in Re SemCanada Crude Company et al. between the Queen's Bench of Alberta for the Judicial District of Calgary (Justice B.E.C. Romaine), Action No. 0801‐08510 (May 22, 2009), including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.s and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Hon. Brendan L. Shannon), Case No. 08‐11525 (BLS), (September 24, 2009).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Masonite International Inc.between Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice Colin Campbell), Case No. 09‐8075‐00CL (March 16, 2009) and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Hon. Peter J. Walsh), Case No. 09‐10844 (PJW), (April 14, 2009) substantially incorporating the principles of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Smurfit‐Stone Container Canada Inc.between Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto (Madam Justice Sarah E. Pepall), Case No. 09‐7966‐00CL (March 12, 2009) and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Hon. Brendan L. Shannon), Case No. 09‐10235 (BLS), (March 12, 2009) substantially incorporating the principles of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Re Milacron Canada Ltd. (Ontario Superior Court of Justice) (Mr. Justice Colin Campbell) Case No. CV‐09‐8060‐00CL (March 10, 2009) approving the application of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Nortel Networks Corporation betweenOntario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice Geoffrey B. Morawetz), Case No. 09‐CL‐7950 (January 14, 2009) and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Hon. Kevin Gross), Case No. 09‐10138 (KG), (January 15, 2009) including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol and Order in Re Calpine Corporation between the United States Bankruptcy for the Southern District of New York (Hon. Burton R. Lifland), Case No. 05‐60200 (April 9, 2007) and Court of Queens Bench of Alberta (Madam Justice B.E.C. Romaine), Case No. 0501‐17864 (April 7, 2007) including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases..

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Quebecor World Inc. between the Superior Court for the Province of Quebec (Mr. Justice Robert Mongeon), Case No. 500‐11‐032338‐085 (January 21, 2008) and the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York (Hon. James Peck), Case No. 08‐10152, (April 17, 2008), including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Progressive Moulded Products Ltd. between the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice Geoffrey B. Morawetz), Case No. CV‐08‐7590‐00CL, (June 24, 2008) and the United States Bankruptcy Court, including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Pope & Talbot Ltd. between the British Columbia Supreme Court, Vancouver (Chief Justice Donald I. Brenner), Case No. SO77839, (December 14, 2007) and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, (Hon. Christopher Sontchi), Case No. 07‐11738 including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Re Refco Capital Markets ( Supreme Court of Bermuda) (Mr. Justice Ian Kawaley) Case No. 2005:328 (December 12, 2006) (Approving the application of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.)

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Sendo International Limited between the commercial Court of Nanterre, France (Mr. Justice Jerome Mandrillon) and the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice, London (June 1, 2006.)

Orders Adopting the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.s With Certain Modifications in Re Androscoggin Energy LLC, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine (Hon. Louis H. Kornreich), Case No. 04‐12221‐LHK, (January 12, 2005), and Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Mr. Justice J.M. Farley), Court File No. 04‐CL‐5643 January 6, 2005).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Systech Retail Systems Corporation between the Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice J.D. Ground), Court File No. 03‐CL‐4836, (January 20, 2003) and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Raleigh Division (Hon. A. Thomas Small), Case No. 03‐00142‐5‐ATS, (January 30, 2003) including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Mosaic Group Inc. between the Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice J.M. Farley), Court File No. 02‐CL‐4816, (December 7, 2002) and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas (Hon. Harlin DeWayne Hale), Case No. 02‐81440, (January 8, 2003), including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court‐to‐Court Communications in Cross Border Cases.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Federal‐Mogul Global Inc. et al. between the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Hon. Randall Newsome), Case No. 01‐10578, (October 4, 2001) and the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice of England, (October 1, 2001) and Final Order Approving Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Federal‐Mogul Global Inc. et al., United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Hon. Randall Newsome), Case No. 01‐10578, (January 7, 2002).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Financial Asset Management Foundation between Supreme Court of British Columbia (Chief Justice Donald I. Brenner) Case No. 11‐213464/VA.01 (August 1, 2001) and United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California (Hon. Louise Adler) Case No. 01‐03649‐304 (July 25, 2001).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Pioneer Companies between the Quebec Superior Court, (Re PCI Chemicals Canada Inc.,) (Madam Justice Danielle Mayrand), Case No. 5000‐05‐066677‐012, (August 1, 2001) and United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, (Re Pioneer Companies Inc.) Case No. 01‐38259, (August 1, 2001): providing for Court‐to‐Court communications consistent with The American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

(English) (French)

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in 360Networks Inc. between British Columbia Supreme Court, Vancouver (Mr. Justice D.F. Tysoe), Case No. L011792, (June 28, 2001) and United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (Hon. Allan L. Gropper), Case No. 01‐13721‐alg, (August 29, 2001).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Laidlaw Inc. between Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice J.M. Farley), Case No. 01‐CL‐4178, (August 10, 2001) and United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York (Hon. Michael J. Kaplan), Case No. 01‐14099, (August 20, 2001).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in PSINet Inc.et al. between Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice J.M. Farley), Case No. 01‐CL‐4155, (July 10, 2001) and United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (Hon. Robert E. Gerber), Case No. 01‐13213, (July 10, 2001) including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Matlack Inc.between Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice J.M. Farley), Case No. 01‐CL‐4109, (April 19, 2001) and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Hon. Mary F. Walrath), Case No. 01‐01114 (MFW), (May 24, 2001) including approval and adoption of the American Law Institute Guidelines for Court-to-Court Communications for Cross-Border Cases.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in AgriBio Tech Inc. between Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice J.M. Farley), Case No. 31‐OR‐371448, (June 16, 2000) and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada (Hon. Linda B. Riegle), Case No. 500‐10534 LBR, (June 28, 2000) providing for Court‐to‐Court Communications.

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Manhattan Investment Fund Limited between United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (Hon. Burton R. Lifland), Case No. 00‐10922BRL, (April 2000) and High Court of Justice of the British Virgin Islands (Chief Justice Austin Ward), Case No. 19 of 2000, (April, 2000) and Supreme Court of Bermuda (Mr. Justice Kenneth A. Benjamin), Case No. 2000/37, (April 2000).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Inverworld, Inc. between United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (Hon. Frederick Biery), Case No. SA99‐C0822FB, (October 22, 1999) and U.K. High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, (1999) and the Grand Court of the Cayman Island, (1999).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Philip Services Corporation between United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Hon. Mary Walrath), Case No. 99‐B‐02385, (June 28, 1999) and Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice Robert A. Blair), Case No. 99‐CL‐3442, (June 25, 1999).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Livent Inc. between United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (Hon. Arthur Gonzales), Case No. 98‐B‐48312, and Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice J.D. Ground), Case No. 98‐CL‐3162, (June 11, 1999).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Loewen Group between United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Chief Judge Peter J. Walsh) Case No. 99‐1244, (June 30, 1999) and Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice J.M. Farley) Case No. 99‐CL‐3384, (June 1, 1999).

Cross‐Border Liquidation Protocol in Re AIOC Corporation and AIOC Resources AG between United States and Switzerland: United States Bankruptcy Court for Southern District Court of New York (Chief Judge Tina L. Brozman), Case Nos. 96 B 41895 and 96 B 41896, (April 3, 1998).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Solv‐Ex Canada Limited and Re Solv‐Ex Corporation between Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench (Mr. Justice G.R. Forsyth), Case No. 9701‐10022, (January 28, 1998) and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico (Hon. Mark McFeely), Case No. 11‐97‐14362‐MA, (January 28, 1998).

Cross‐Border Liquidation Protocol in Re Tee‐Comm Electronics Inc. between Ontario Court of Justice and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Hon. Peter J. Walsh), Case No. 97‐1100 (PJW), (July 3, 1997).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Concordatas Adopted by the Council of the International Bar Association Section on Business Law (Paris: September 17, 1995) and by the Council of the International Bar Association (Madrid: May 31, 1996).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol between the United States and Israel in Re Nakash United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Case No. 94 B 44840, (May 23, 1996) and District Court of Jerusalem, Case No. 1595/87, (May 23, 1996).

Order Co‐ordinating Canadian and United States Reorganizational Plans in Re Everfresh Beverages Inc. Ontario Court of Justice; Toronto (Mr. Justice J.M. Farley), Case No. 32‐077978, (May 15, 1996).

Orders Approving Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol between Canada and the United States in Re Everfresh Beverages Inc., Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice J.M. Farley), Case No. 32‐077978, (December 20, 1995) and United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. (Hon. Burton R. Lifland), Case No. 95 B 45405, (December 20, 1995).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Commodore Electronics Limited and Commodore International Limited between the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (December 8, 1994).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol in Re Olympia & York Developments Limited between Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto (Mr. Justice R.A. Blair), Case No. B125/92, (July 26, 1993) and United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (Hon. James L. Garrity, Jr.), Case No’s 92‐B‐42698‐42701, (July 15, 1993) (Reasons for Decision of the Ontario Court of Justice: (1993), 20 C.B.R. (3d) 165).

Cross‐Border Insolvency Protocol and Order Approving Protocol in Re Maxwell Communication plc between the United States and the United Kingdom. United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (Hon. Tina L. Brozman), Case No. 91 B 15741, (January 15, 1992) and the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Companies Court, Case No. 0014001 of 1991, (December 31, 1991).

The III expresses its appreciation to Franca Tibando for organizing and co‐ordinating the III 2008 Conference CD.

The III welcomes contributions of insolvency papers, articles and materials to its website which can be forwarded to Franca to ftibando@casselsbrock.com .

The International Insolvency Institute is a non‐profit association comprised of leading insolvency professionals, judges, academics and insolvency regulators from over 35 different countries around the world. Its goals are to enhance and promote fair and effective international insolvency systems and procedures. Contributions of insolvency‐oriented materials to the Institute’s website are most welcome and should be directed to Bruce Leonard at bleonard@casselsbrock.com (tel: 416 869 5757; fax 416 640 3027).


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