The Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College is delighted to announce that the papers presented at the first joint conference organised by it and the EW Barker Centre for Law and Business at the National University of Singapore have been published together in the most recent issue of the European Company and Financial Law Review, with an introduction by Professor Jennifer Payne.  

The conference, which brought together a group of senior practitioners, scholars and judges at Harris Manchester College considered the Scheme of Arrangement as a debt restructuring tool in a comparative context.   The conference was the first of several organised so far as a result of the collaboration between the CLC and the Centre for Law and Business, and, more recently, the Global Network for Commercial Law Research, the latest of which will be a conference on January 11th 2019 on recoveries in the vicinity of insolvency.

The papers presented at the conference included in the special ECFR issue are:

Jennifer Payne (University of Oxford)  Debt Restructuring in the UK

Sarah Paterson (London School of Economics) Reflections on English Law Schemes of Arrangement in Distress and Proposals for Reform

Reinhard Bork (University of Hamburg Debt Restructuring in Germany

Ignacio Tirado (Autonomous University of Madrid) Scheming against the Schemes: A New Framework to Deal with Business Financial Distress in Spain

Wee Meng Seng (National University of Singapore) The Singapore Story of Injecting US Chapter 11 into the Commonwealth Scheme

Umakanth Varottil (National University of Singapore) The Scheme of Arrangement as a Debt Restructuring Tool in India: Problems and Prospects