Corporations, globalisation, and the law. Elgaronline.
This book offers an unprecedented and detailed comparative critique of Anglo-American corporate bankruptcy law. It challenges the standard characterisation that US law in the sphere of corporate bankruptcy is 'pro-debtor' and UK law is 'pro-creditor', and suggests that the traditional thesis is, at best, a potentially misleading over-simplification. Gerard McCormack offers the conclusion that there is functional convergence in practice, while acknowledging that corporate rescue, as distinct from business rescue, still plays a larger role in the US. The focus is on corporate restructurings with in-depth scrutiny of Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code and the UK Enterprise Act, and offers other comparative oversights.
Title from cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introduction 2. Corporate restructuring law in the UK 3. Fundamental features of the US chapter 11 4. Entry routes and corporate control 5. The Automatic stay : barring individual creditor enforcement actions 6. Financing the debtor 7. The role of employees 8. The Restructuring plan 9. Conclusion.