|Module Title||INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE RESCUE|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Andrew Campbell|
|Course delivery||Seminar||2 Hours This course is taught through postgraduate seminars of one and a half hours held once a week. See timetable for times and rooms.|
|Essay||Students may choose one of the following: 1. 2 x 2500-3000 word essays. 2. 1 x 5000-6000 word essay||80%|
i. Voluntary liquidation - an examination of the way in which this insolvency procedure operates including the role of the
creditors, the role of the court, the appointment, powers and duties of the liquidator.
ii. Compulsory liquidation - the grounds for petition and the legal procedure will be examined as will the legal controls for
protecting assets between the date of petition and the making of the winding-up order - the appointment of the liquidator and
the powers and duties - proof of debts.
2. Company Rescue and Alternatives to Liquidation
i. Introduction to the concept of corporate rescue mechanisms including the Cork recommendations
ii. The use of informal procedures including the London approach
iii. The company voluntary arrangement
iv. The administration order procedure: as this is the principal corporate rescue vehicle it will be studied in detail with particular
consideration being given to the body of case law which has developed since the introduction of the 1986 Act.
v. Corporate rescue mechanisms in other jurisdictions including Chapter 11 in the United States and the new Australian
vi. An introduction to administrative receivership with particular emphasis on its effect on administration and its possible use as
a vehicle for company rescue
3. Duties and Liabilities of Directors of a Insolvent Companies
i. The duties of directors to creditors will be examined and in particular sections 213, 214 of the Act and misfeasance will be
ii. The disqualification provisions contained in the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 will be analysed.
iii. Other jurisdictions.