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Postcard from Europe

Chris Symes here, writing from Limerick. Its late summer in Europe, and you might expect the insolvency business to be slow, but there appears to be a certain ‘scurrying’ – perhaps its an early preparation for winter. I’ve been in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Spain talking to lawyers about the euro debt crisis […]

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Fair enough! The Fair Entitlements Guarantee Bill 2011

  Associate Professor Christopher Symes: The Australian Parliament in its Autumn/Winter session is about to debate legislation that deals with the consequences of an employer entering into insolvency (liquidation) with employees being owed wages and other entitlements. The topic was part of the ALP policy on ‘protecting workers’ entitlements package’ taken to the last election. […]

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Hide and seek or show and tell in prospectus disclosure?

Do we play ‘Hide and Seek’ or ‘Show and Tell’ with a director’s bankruptcy and insolvency history in prospectus disclosure law under the Corporations Act? It is an aim of insolvency law to provide mechanisms that assist in removing directors from the management of companies where they have been found to have been involved with […]

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Lehman, the League and the Level Playing Field

On Sunday night I watched the docu-drama, The Last Days of Lehman Brothers. On Monday I watched my customary dose of English Premier League Highlights. How are these things connected? A Lehman Brothers case currently before the new English Supreme Court (formerly House of Lords) may have a crucial impact on the future of the […]

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