Arabian Nights: Eastern Excursions into Insolvency

Professors David Burdette and Paul Omar, of Nottingham Law School's Centre of Business and Insolvency Law, were recently in Dubai teaching on the Fellowship: INSOL Global Insolvency Law and Practice Course.

Members of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law were recently in Dubai to lecture on the INSOL Global Insolvency Law and Practice Course. The course, which is also known as the Fellowship, is offered to insolvency law specialists with between 7 and 15 years' post-qualification experience and is intended to provide them with high-status certification of a skills set in the conduct and management of international insolvency law cases. This year in Dubai saw the seventh cohort – comprising of lawyers, accountants, bankers, and judges from a number of jurisdictions worldwide – take part in the course from 21 to 23 January.

Professor Paul Omar, who is also a member of the Core Committee of the Fellowship, and who helped design the course in 2006, took the participants through two case studies involving cross-border groups in insolvency, designed to assess their ability to construct a strategy to deal with issues of choice of law, choice of courts, and coordination between procedures that may involve the same debtor. The case studies built on the recently reformed European Insolvency Regulation and other international texts in the field to provide a wide view of problems surrounding coordination and cooperation between courts and practitioners involved in such cross-border cases.

Professor David Burdette, who has been teaching on the Fellowship for a number of years, moderated a panel on the BRICS countries, leading speakers from India and Brazil in a discussion centred on developments around the conduct of insolvency proceedings in these developing jurisdictions, and himself addressing developments in Russia and South Africa.

Both Professors Omar and Burdette also acted as examiners on the oral examinations after the conclusion of the lectures.

Arabian Nights: Eastern Excursions into Insolvency

Published on 1 February 2016
  • Category: Research; Nottingham Law School

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