Anti-Suit Injunctions in Cross-Border Insolvency: A Restatement
44 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2003
English law on anti-suit injunctions in international commercial litigation has reached its 21st century adulthood, but the law on anti-suit injunctions in international insolvency litigation is still in its 19th century infancy. This Article attempts to rationalise the full implications of the jurisprudence of anti-suit injunction in the non-bankruptcy related litigation for bankruptcy litigation, and to map out the function of anti-suit injunctions in international insolvency litigation. In addition, it will be shown that the comity theory underpinning the modern case law is unsound. Although not meant to be a comparative study proper, this Article draws substantially on the US experience, including 304 of the US Bankruptcy Code.
Keywords: anti-suit injunctions, comity, international commercial litigation, international insolvency litigation, international bankruptcy litigation, transnational insolvency, transnational bankruptcy litigation, cross-border insolvency, cross-border bankruptcy, US Bankruptcy Code
JEL Classification: K1, K33, K41
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