Course Details

International Bankruptcy

This seminar will explore the rapidly expanding world of cross-border insolvencies - when a debtor files an insolvency proceeding in one country, but has assets or operations in another. The course will begin by briefly reviewing the types of reorganization proceedings available in the United States and worldwide, such as Chapter 11 reorganizations, U.K. schemes of arrangement, and the rising use of pre-insolvency reorganization in Europe. The majority of class time, however, will focus on Chapter 15 of the federal Bankruptcy Code, Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament on insolvency proceedings, and on other laws and protocols applicable to cross-border bankruptcies, such as those promulgated by the Judicial Insolvency Network, INSOL International, the International Bar Association, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Classes will consist of a combination of discussion, problems, simulations, and presentations of student papers. Grading will be based on class participation in discussions and in simulations, and upon a paper on a topic of the student's choosing. There are no prerequisites, although courses in Bankruptcy and Business Associations would be helpful. Course materials will be provided by the instructor.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 727
Additional Course Information: Research Writing

Course History

Spring 2024
Title: International Bankruptcy
Faculty: Markell, Bruce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 20     Actual: 17