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UNCITRAL legislative guide on insolvency law, part four

Directors' obligations in the period approaching insolvency

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This book focuses on the obligations regarding management of an enterprise when it faces imminent insolvency or insolvency becomes unavoidable. The aim of imposing such obligations, which become enforceable once insolvency proceedings commence, is to protect the legitimate interests of creditors and other stakeholders and encourage timely action to address financial distress and minimize its effects. This publication addresses the key elements of provisions imposing such obligations, as well as the nature of the obligations, the time at which the obligations should arise, the persons to whom the obligations would attach, liability for breach of the obligations and enforcement of those obligations, specifically applicable defences, remedies, the persons who may bring an action to enforce the obligations and how those actions might be funded.

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Introduction

Part four focuses on the obligations that might be imposed upon those responsible for making decisions with respect to the management of an enterprise when that enterprise faces imminent insolvency or insolvency becomes unavoidable. The aim of imposing such obligations, which are enforceable once insolvency proceedings commence, is to protect the legitimate interests of creditors and other stakeholders and to provide incentives for timely action to minimize the effects of financial distress experienced by the enterprise.

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