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A Guide to Consumer Insolvency Proceedings in Europe

Edited by Thomas Kadner Graziano, University of Geneva, Switzerland, Juris Bojãrs, Professor of Law, Latvijas Universitāte, Latvia and Veronika Sajadova, Latvia
Since the adoption of the EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings in 2000 and its recast in 2015, it has become clear that lawyers engaged in consumer insolvency proceedings are increasingly expected to have a basic understanding of foreign insolvency proceedings, as well as knowledge of the foreign country’s court and legal system, legislation and judicial practice. Written by 50 highly qualified insolvency experts from 30 European countries, A Guide to Consumer Insolvency Proceedings in Europe provides the necessary information in the largest, most up-to-date and comprehensive book on this topic.
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Publication Date: May 2019
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  • Law - Academic
  • Consumer Law
  • European Law
  • Law - Professional
  • European Law
Since the adoption of the EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings in 2000 and its recast in 2015, it has become clear that lawyers engaged in consumer insolvency proceedings are increasingly expected to have a basic understanding of foreign insolvency proceedings, as well as knowledge of the foreign country’s court and legal system, legislation and judicial practice. Written by 50 highly qualified insolvency experts from 30 European countries, A Guide to Consumer Insolvency Proceedings in Europe provides the necessary information in the largest, most up-to-date and comprehensive book on this topic.

Assisting the readers in their navigation through the differences, similarities, and peculiarities of insolvency proceedings in all Member States of the European Union, Switzerland and Russia, this book is a unique guide to insolvency proceedings across Europe. With contributions by both academics and practitioners, it provides truly multinational coverage of the economic, legal, social, political, and demographic issues in consumer insolvency. Illustrating the numerous practices across Europe, this book allows the reader to evaluate each aspect both on its own merits, as well as in comparison to the approaches applied in other European jurisdictions.

This book will be an invaluable tool for insolvency practitioners, judges, lawyers, creditors and debtors throughout Europe, especially those participating in cross-border proceedings.
Contributors include: E. Andreeva, R. Bodis, J. Bojars, C. Booth, D. Cerini, A. Demetriadi, M. Dordevic, K. Farry, O. Fromholdt, E. Fronczak, J. Garasic, D. Grant, R. Harrison, E. Hellstrom, F. Helsen, J.-O. Heuer, V. Hoffeld, P. Jaatinen, G. Janoshalmi, B. Holohan, N. Jungmann, T. Kadner Graziano, S. Kantara, P. Keinert, B. Lurger, M. Melcher, L. Montrasio, J. Morais Carvalho, R. Norkus, A. Orgaard, D. Orsula, G. Piazza, J.P. Pinto-Ferreira, K. Pisani Bencini, M. Porzycki, A. Rachwal, M. Reymond, P. Rubellin, V. Sajadova, P. Sprinz, M.E. Storme, T. Tofaridou, H. Vallender, F.J.A. Varona, I. Venieris, P. Viirsalu, O. Zaitsev, A. Zetko, L.G. Zidaru


Contents:

Introduction

Part A - COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
Consumer Insolvency Proceedings in Europe: An Introduction to Consumer Over-Indebtedness and Debt Relief

Consumer Insolvency Proceedings: Comparative Legal Aspects

Comparative table I: Main legislation on the proceedings (in force)

Comparative table II: Types of proceedings, Discharge, Duration of the plan, Minimum repayment quota

Comparative table III: Insolvency office holders and Supervisory bodies


Part B - COUNTRY REPORTS
Structure of Country Report

Austria
Brigitta Lurger and Martina Melcher

Belgium
Matthias Storme and Frederic Helsen

Bulgaria
Emilia Andreeva

Croatia
Jasnica Garašić

Cyprus
Aquilina Demetriadi, Stalo Kantara and Tania Tofaridou

Czech Republic
Petr Sprinz

Denmark
Anders Ørgaard

England and Wales
Rachel Harrison and David Grant

Estonia
Peeter Viirsalu

Finland
Pekka Jaatinen and Oona Fromholdt

France
Pascal Rubellin and Christopher Booth

Germany
Heinz Vallender, Jan-Ocko Heuer and Patrick Keinert

Greece
Iakovos Venieris

Hungary
Gábor Jánoshalmi, Richárd Bódis and Adrienn Zetkó

Ireland
Bill Holohan and Keith Farry

Italy
Diana Cerini, Lorenzo Montrasio and Giulia Piazza

Latvia
Juris Bojārs and Veronika Sajadova

Lithuania
Rimvydas Norkus

Luxembourg
Véronique Hoffeld and Emilia Fronczak

Malta
Krista Pisani Bencini

Netherlands
Nadja Jungmann

Poland
Anna Rachwał and Marek Porzycki

Portugal
Jorge Morais Carvalho and João Pedro Pinto-Ferreira

Romania
Liviu Gheorghe Zidaru

Russia
Oleg Zaitsev

Slovakia
Dávid Oršula

Slovenia
Miodrag Đorđević

Spain
Javier Arias

Sweden
Erik Hellström

Switzerland
Michel J. Reymond

Index