A brief description of several of my current projects follows below. Further developments will be announced on my weblog.
Research Contract Law
Recent research has resulted in three books (in Dutch), all published in 2010:
Wessels Insolvency Law
the 10 Volume series Wessels Insolventierecht (Insolvency Law) is in its third edition. In December four books have been published.
The publisher is Kluwer.
SDU Commentaries Commercial Law
Professor Maarten Kroeze (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Professor Geert Raaijmakers (Vrije University, Amsterdam) and myself form the Editorial Board of SDU Commentaren Ondernemingsrecht. As of mid-2006 detailed comments will be published in the areas of Corporate Law, Insolvency Law and Financial Law. These commentaries (in Dutch) will also be available online.
American Law Institute
Both professor Ian Fletcher (University College London) and I have been appointed by the American Law Institute as Reporters for the project 'Principles for Cooperation in International Insolvency Cases'. It is a joint effort with the International Insolvency Institute:
'The objective of the project is to establish the extent to which it is feasible to achieve a worldwide acceptance of the Principles of Cooperation among the NAFTA Countries (USA, Canada, Mexico) that were developed during the American Law Institute's Transnational Insolvency Project and which were approved by its membership at its Annual Meeting in 2000. In addition to exploring the degree of consensus that can be achieved in relation to the ALI Principles of Cooperation (or as many of them as proves to be practicable), the project intends to build on the foundation of that ground-breaking study by investigating the possibility of extending, or further refining, certain of the Principles in order to reflect the evolution of global opinion regarding important issues in the transnational insolvency process, and current views concerning the priority to be accorded to resolving such issues. These include the principles and procedures to be applied in cases where insolvency occurs within multinational corporate groups and principles containing conflict of law recommendations.'
The project will run until 2011.
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