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    INSOL Europe is the European organisation of professionals who
    specialise in insolvency, business reconstruction and recovery.
    It is an association founded in 1981 and registered in France.

    INSOL Europe has over 1,200 members across Europe and beyond. If you are a lawyer, accountant, insolvency practitioner, academic, lender, regulator, member of the judiciary, credit manager, credit insurer or a student of the insolvency discipline, then you can apply to become a member.


    Our goals and strategies
    • To Lead the study, evaluation and development of restructuring and insolvency law, techniques and practice in Europe;
    • To Be acknowledged by European and international bodies as the first port of call for all matters regarding restructuring and insolvency in Europe;
    • To Disseminate technical and topical information on restructuring and insolvency;
    • To Facilitate business development and the exchange of professional experience among its members; and
    • To Further the technical and training of members, their staff and others.

    Cross-border insolvency after Brexit

    The framework for the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and the EU is not yet certain. However, in the field of cross-border insolvency INSOL Europe offers a preferred arrangement and an alternative. Preferably, the UK will remain subject to the European Insolvency Regulation, whether on the back of a bilateral agreement between the UK and the EU27 or otherwise. The alternative may be for the EU to adopt the UNCITRAL Model Law to add to the current cross-border insolvency regime.

    The detail of INSOL Europe’s view is set out in the paper Bankruptcy after Brexit.


    Annual Congress 2018: Athens

    Leisure Cargo files for bankruptcy following cancelled contract

    The German general sales agent (GSA) Leisure Cargo has initiated insolvency proceedings, following the loss of one of its largest contracts. According to Air Cargo News, Leisure Cargo's contract with TUI was cut short, resulting in a significant loss to the business' profits.

    Struggling Russian oil refinery may have found investor

    The struggling Russian oil refinery Antipinsky, which recently had around €224 million of assets frozen by a London court order, may have found additional investment from SOCAR, Azerbaijan's state-run energy venture. As a result of the court order, Antipinsky has been unable to use any equipment and property in Tyumen, or the petroleum products currently stored at the site, causing further financial difficulties.

    Four Maccaferri Group businesses begin insolvency proceedings

    pv magazine reports that several energy businesses belonging to the Italian industrial group Maccaferri will undergo insolvency proceedings. Enerray, Seci Energia, Seci Holding and Exergy are all affected, with up to 200 jobs being put at risk as a result. 

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