Benchmarking Voluntary Administration on its 20-year anniversary

Hosted by: Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law Scholarship Unit (BILS)- Adelaide Law School
Date: 26 July 2013
Time: 9.00am – 12.15pm
Where: Henry Basten Room, Mitchell Building, North Terrace, University of Adelaide

It is twenty years since the Voluntary Administration (Part 5.3A Corporations Act 2001) was introduced in Australia. This half-day symposium brings together local, interstate and international commentators to evaluate the VA, highlight key developments and benchmark our rescue law against UK and Canadian comparators.

Speakers: Professors Janis Sarra and Ron Davis, University of British Colombia, Vancouver
Paul Omar, Professor of International and Comparative Insolvency Law, Nottingham Law School, UK
Jason Harris, Senior Lecturer, UTS Sydney and PhD student, Adelaide Law School
Associate Professors David Brown and Chris Symes, BILS @Adelaide Law School.
3 CPD points (subject to local professional CPD rules)
$275 including morning tea



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Schedule of Events:
9.00am Opening Remarks, Associate Professor Christopher Symes
9.15am Jason Harris, UTS Sydney – “Voluntary Administration: a 20-year report card”
10.00 am -10.15am Morning tea
10.15am -11.15am Professors Janis Sarra and Ron Davis, UBC, Vancouver – 30 Years of Canadian Corporate Rescue, is the Legislation Meeting its Public Policy Goals?
11.15am -12.00pm Professor Paul Omar, Nottingham Law School – The UK Enterprise Act – a 10 year report card
12.00pm -12.15pm Commentary and conclusion, Associate Professor David Brown

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