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LAW5461M International Corporate Insolvency Law

15 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Dr Oriana Casasola

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students must already have taken an appropriate introductory Company Law course, had appropriate professional experience or fulfilled the co-requisite module requirement.


LAW5550MCorporate Law

Module replaces

LAW5460M Insolvency Law (last running 22/23)

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module offers a comprehensive examination of international insolvency law with a specific focus on corporate entities. Its primary objective is to delve into the intricacies of insolvency challenges that emerge in cross-border scenarios. Moreover, the module analyses key international regulatory frameworks that govern this domain, namely the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency (1997) and the European Union Insolvency Regulation Recast (2015/848). As students navigate through this module, they will be encouraged to cultivate independent critical thinking, research skills and problem-solving skills. By exploring this dynamic subject, participants will not only gain a profound understanding of international insolvency but also develop the expertise needed to assess and navigate complex cross-border insolvency issues.


The module seeks to provide an overview of international insolvency law concerning corporate entities. It aims to explore insolvency issues arising in cross-border scenarios. Additionally, the module analyses the main international regulatory frameworks on the matter: UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency (1997) and the European Union Insolvency Regulation Recast (2015/848). In exploring the subject the module will foster independent problem solving and critical thinking.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:
1. To explain the legal meaning of insolvency, the possible consequences of insolvency and, the options available to insolvents companies
2. To explain the theory, aims and purposes that underpin insolvency law
3. To explain the substantive and conflict of law principles that underpin cross-border insolvency law
4. To identify, locate, and evaluate up-to-date law and research on various aspects of cross-border insolvency law
5. To develop advanced independent legal research skills and effectively communicate the outcome of this research

Skills learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:
1. Critical thinking, demonstrating openness to alternative ideas and have the ability to interrogate sources
2. Develop academic skills to enable you to source, understand and apply your discipline
3. Be able to evaluate and analyse a range of information to put forward coherent and evidence based arguments
4. Develop advanced communication skills, essential for effective interaction and the dissemination of complex legal concepts.


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours134.50
Total Contact hours15.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

A formal formative assessment opportunity will be provided, which is specifically pedagogically aligned to the summative assessment task. As part of this, each student will receive individual feedback designed to support the development of knowledge and skills that will be later assessed in the summative assessment.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 27/03/2024


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