‘This is an important and timely document which will serve as a highly valuable resource and reference point for many types of user in the years to come. The comprehensive coverage of the insolvency laws of all current Member States of the EU, plus the two comparator jurisdictions, on the key topics selected for analysis provides the most complete picture of the current state of law and practice to have been compiled. The involvement of national experts from all the jurisdictions surveyed ensures that this study is both authoritative and reliable, as well as being commendably up-to-date (to the closing weeks of 2015). The numerous comparative tables, giving accessible insight into the workings of so many diverse jurisdictions “at a glance”, backed up by detailed textual analysis and comment, combine to deliver a vital reference tool for policy reformers and legislators, as well as for scholars and researchers exploring the areas of business failure and insolvency, and consumer over-indebtedness, in an increasingly globalized and inter-connected world.’
– Ian Fletcher, University College London, UK
‘The European Union strives for harmonization of national insolvency laws. This task requires a solid foundation of meticulously collected and evaluated facts on the insolvency laws of the Member States. Convincingly designed and knowledgeably drafted, the present book offers comprehensive and detailed information on important fields of insolvency law, drawn from a comparison of national regulations. The volume is a treasure chest for all lawyers and politicians who work on the comparison and harmonization of European Insolvency Laws.’
– Reinhard Bork, University of Hamburg, Germany
‘This very topical and focused study, delivered by a top-notch academic team, responds to the topics that are right at the heart of the European Commission policy to harmonize certain preventive restructuring measures throughout the EU. This purpose-designed study provides essential elements towards the development of practical and workable solutions and will provide insight for legislators, insolvency law scholars, comparatists and practitioners, stimulating debate in Europe and beyond.’
– Bob Wessels, University of Leiden, the Netherlands
' This very interesting book summarizes the results of an extensive comparative research conducted by the authors on behalf of the European Commission. . . Overall, this book is an extremely relevant step towards a mutual understanding of insolvency regimes throughout the EU. At the same time, it also provides for a critical analysis of the most significant issues in light of further harmonization of substantive rules. '
– Common Market Law Review