A New Future for Insolvency Regulation in South Africa

David Burdette was recently invited to moderate a panel at the 8th annual insolvency and restructuring conference of the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners' Association, which took place on 15-16 September 2016.

David Burdette, Professor of Insolvency Law and Director of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law at Nottingham Law School, was recently invited to moderate a panel at the 8th annual insolvency and restructuring conference of SARIPA (the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners' Association), which took place at the Spier Wine Estate outside Stellenbosch on Thursday 15 September – Friday 16 September 2016. The event also celebrated SARIPA's foundation 30 years ago as a non-profit organisation to represent the needs of professional practice in the fields of business rescue and insolvency in South Africa.

The panel led by Professor Burdette, focused on the regulation and role of business rescue practitioners. This is a topic that is of contemporary interest in South Africa, whose Government has recently introduced a new regulatory framework for the profession. Professor Burdette, who is also a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Pretoria and the Free State, was well-placed to be able to comment on these reforms, having recently co-authored an article on the regulation of insolvency practitioners with Professor Juanitta Calitz of the University of Johannesburg.

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, which has gained a reputation worldwide for the promotion of research and teaching in insolvency, sees it as part of its mission to reach out to academics, practitioners, and the judicial community in emerging market and developing economies, especially in the African region. This demonstrates the breadth and depth of the Centre's commitment to foster critical thinking in insolvency and business matters within the insolvency community worldwide.

A New Future for Insolvency Regulation in South Africa

Published on 22 September 2016
  • Category: Nottingham Law School

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