Judicial Group

Judicial Group

INSOL International and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) have been holding joint Judicial Colloquia since 1995. In 2007, The World Bank joined INSOL and UNCITRAL to present the Seventh Judicial Colloqium and has continued to collaborate jointly on subsequent colloquia. The Colloquia are attended by Judges, civil servants from relevant Ministries and judicial administrators worldwide.

To complement these biennial Colloquia, INSOL, UNCITRAL and The World Bank collaborate to organise regional Roundtables to encourage discussion at a regional level and enable a greater number of judges and justice officials to participate.

The next Judicial Round Table was held virtually on 17 November 2020, co-hosted with Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

The Judicial Colloquia have taken place in Toronto (March 1995) ; New Orleans ( March 1997) ; Munich (October) ; London (July 2001) ; Las Vegas (September 2002) ; Sydney (March 2005) ; Cape Town (March 2007) ; Vancouver (June 2009) ; Singapore (March 2011 and 2019) ; The Hague (May 2013) ; San Francisco (March 2015) ; and Sydney (March 2017). For full details on each Colloquia and to view the reports, please scroll down this page.

The Thirteenth Joint Multinational Judicial Colloquium on Insolvency took place in Singapore on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd April 2019, prior to the INSOL Singapore conference. The Colloquium was attended by over 90 judges from more than 50 countries.

For further information on attending the Judicial Colloquium please contact: Penny Robertson, [email protected]

Twelth Judicial Colloquium Sydney, Austrailia - 2017
Eleventh Judicial Colloquium San Francisco, USA - 2015
Tenth Judicial Colloquium The Hague, Netherlands - 2013
Ninth Judicial Colloquium Singapore, PRC - 2011
Eighth Judicial Colloquium Vancouver, Canada - 2009
Seventh Judicial Colloquium Cape Town, South Africa - 2007
Sixth Judicial Colloquium  Sydney, Austrailia - March 2005
Fifth Judicial Colloquium Las Vegas, USA - September 2003
Fourth Judicial Colloquium London, UK - July 2001
Third Judicial Colloquium Munich - Germany - October 1999
Second Judicial Colloquium New Orleans, USA - March 1997
First Judicial Colloquium Toronto, Canada - March 1995
Report on the Colloquium on Cross-Border Insolvency  Vienna, Austria - 17th-19th April 1994

Regional Judicial

Since 1995, INSOL International and UNCITRAL have jointly sponsored a series of unique and important international Judicial Colliquiums. In 2007, The World Bank joined INSOL and UNCITRAL to present the Seventh Judicial Colloquium and has continued to collaborate jointly on all subsequent Colloqiua. These Colloquiums have brought together judges, regulators and judicial officials from around the world to consider a wide range of insolvency-related issues. These issues have included judicial co-operation in cases of cross-border insolvency, access to courts by insolvency practitioners and recognition of insolvency administrators by foreign courts. The Twelth Joint Multinational Judicial Colloquium on Insolvency was held in Sydney, Australia, March 2017.

To complement these biennial Colloquia, INSOL, UNCITRAL and The World Bank collaborate to organise regional Roundtables to encourage discussion at a regional level and enable a greater number of judges and justice officials to participate.

With the growth of cross-border trade, the number of insolvency cases where there are assets in more than one jurisdiction is continually increasing. This growth has implications for the demands placed on courts, not only with respect to number of cases, but also to their complexity and the need for an understanding of cross-border issues.

These Roundtables are for judges, officials of justice ministries and regulators who hear insolvency or restructuring cases or who are involved in the development of insolvency laws and systems.

The Roundtables will assist participants to understand the issues that arise in the handling of such cases. It will compare the judicial and juridicial practice in dealing with practical and theoretical issues arising in cross-border insolvency cases in the different jurisdictions in the region with input from other jurisdictions involved in cases in that region. 

We invite and encourage you to send judges, regulators and justice officials who deal with insolvency matters to these meetings.

INSOL - UNCITRAL - World Bank
First North American Judicial Roundtable on Insolvency
Court of the Southern District of New York
Monday 30th April 2018

Many thanks to the US Bankrupcty Court, Southern District of New York for hosting the first North American Judicial Roundtable. This meeting was designed to give more experienced judges an opportunity to discuss common issues at a high level. Around 20 judges are to attend the meeting from 9 jurisdictions including North and South America, Europe and Singapore.

INSOL - UNCITRAL - World Bank
First Asia Pacific Judicial Roundtable on Insolvency
Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Monday 24th March 2014

We held the first Asia Pacific Judicial Roundtable in Hong Kong on Monday 24th March 2014 prior to the INSOL Hong Kong conference. We had 20 participants from 13 different jurisdictions as well as representation from the Caribbean and judges from other jurisdictions with a particular interest in the region. Please click the following to view and download: 

Program 

Report

Additional Papers

Re Founding Partners Global Fund LTD

INSOL - UNCITRAL - World Bank
Caribbean Region Roundtable on Insolvency
Marriot Beach Resort, Grand Cayman

Wednesday 6th November 2013

At the invitation of Hon. Anthony Smellie, Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands, we held the first Caribbean Region Judicial Roundtable in Grand Cayman on Wednesday 6th November prior to the INSOL International Cayman Islands Seminar on 7th November 2013. We had 23 participants from 14 different jurisdictions including most of the island judiciaries as well as representation from the regional courts and judges from other jurisdictions with a particular interest in the region.

Please click the following to view and download:

Full Program

Report

Papers

Nortel Cross-Border Insolvency protocol
Guidelines applicable to court-to-court communications
How Judicial activisim can enhance the legal mechanisms for cross-border insolvency cases
Saad Investments
Summer of Trident cases for INSOL
UNCITIRAL Working Group V update
Keynote Address - Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew Morritt

From the Bermuda Judiciary website: 

A series of reported and unreported judgements of the Supreme Court of Bermuda: Available here