Benefits of using the INSOL Europe: European Insolvency Regulation Case Register

Benefits of using the INSOL Europe: European Insolvency Regulation Case Register


  • The INSOL Europe case register has abstracts of over 450 cases relating to the EC Regulation on Insolvency.
  • ––It provides helpful guidance, particularly on obscure articles of the EC Regulation on Insolvency.
  • ––It will cover key decisions on the new recast regulation, once it comes into force.

What is the INSOL Europe Case Register?

The new-look INSOL Europe: European Insolvency Regulation Case Register is now hosted on the LexisNexis platform. This unique case abstract service provides summaries of judgments, from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and first instance and appeal courts of the EU Member States, that consider a significant point relating to the Regulation (EC) 1346/2000 on Insolvency Proceedings (the EC Regulation on Insolvency). The service currently includes abstracts of over 450 judgments from 2001 onwards and is constantly expanding.

The abstracts are provided on behalf of INSOL Europe by national correspondents, practising or academic lawyers, covering each of the EU Member States and are academically moderated by Professor Reinhard Bork, University of Hamburg, and Dr Kristin van Zwieten, Oxford University. Abstracts relating to judgments of the CJEU are provided by the Technical Officers of INSOL Europe and are moderated by Stefan Ramel, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers.

The case register is published by INSOL Europe (the European organisation of professionals who specialise in insolvency, business reconstruction and recovery) and has been hosted on Lexis Library
from October 2014 onwards.

Why the INSOL Europe case register is useful in cross-border deals

The case register is particularly useful for guidance on some of the more obscure articles of the EC Regulation on Insolvency.

With EC case law, it is only decisions of the CJEU which bind all Member States. However, where the CJEU has given limited guidance on a particular area, courts may look to decisions of other courts in the member states for some guidance, although they will not be binding. For example, in one of the leading cases on the EC Regulation on Insolvency, Re Eurofood C-341/04, [2006] All ER (EC) 1078, the parties re

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About the author:
Kathy specialises in restructuring and cross-border insolvency. She qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and has since worked for Weil Gotshal & Manges and Freshfields. Kathy has worked on some of the largest restructuring cases in the last decade, including Worldcom, Parmalat, Enron and Eurotunnel.