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Insolvency and Creditor/Debtor Regimes

Further to discussions and exchanges of views within the TWG “Law and the Economy”, the Bank of Italy and the World Bank, as co-leaders of the Community of Practice on Insolvency and Creditor/Debtor Regimes submitted a research project on the treatment of shareholders in the insolvency of companies. The initial proposal was debated at an informal meeting held during the Law and Development Week, in Washington D.C. (December 13, 2012). As a result of that meeting, and after a summary of the discussions at the meeting was circulated to partners in the Thematic Working Group, the co-leaders of the Community of Practice have taken the initiative of developing this concept note with a view to provide a more detailed presentation of the nature of the project, its objectives and its working plan.

Concept Note

These questionnaires addresses the issues affecting the interface between insolvency law and company law, and should be answered providing a) references to the statutes and provisions quoted; b) relevant cases, if any; c) any other supporting information, such as references to books or articles.

Meeting Notes & Minutes



The Community of Practice on Insolvency held its first conference on "The treatment of Shareholders' Rights in the Insolvency of Companies" on June 23, 2016 in Rome, Italy. The conference was jointly organised by the Bank of Italy and the University of Florence. Check out the full page to look at the material discussed during the conference.