Normative Bricolage: Informal Rule Making by Accountants and Lawyers in Mega Insolvencies

GLOBAL LAW WITHOUT A STATE, G. Teubner, ed., pp. 109-131, Dartmouth: Aldershot, 1997

23 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2006  

John Flood

Griffith University Law School; University of Westminster School of Law; University College London

Eleni Skordaki

Olswang

Abstract

The Maxwell bankruptcy was the first big international insolvency, one that moved into primary proceedings simultaneously in London and New York. This set up a battle between British administration and US Chapter 11. The intervention by certain individuals who had thought about the consequences of such bankruptcies, including lawyers and judges, enabled a private system of law to emerge to handle these incommensurable systems.

Keywords: globalization, bankruptcy, insolvency, chapter 11, administration, lawyers, accountants

JEL Classification: J44

Suggested Citation

Flood, John and Skordaki, Eleni, Normative Bricolage: Informal Rule Making by Accountants and Lawyers in Mega Insolvencies. GLOBAL LAW WITHOUT A STATE, G. Teubner, ed., pp. 109-131, Dartmouth: Aldershot, 1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=949895

John A. Flood (Contact Author)

Griffith University Law School ( email )

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University of Westminster School of Law ( email )

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University College London ( email )

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Eleni Skordaki

Olswang ( email )

90 High Holborn
London, WC1V 6XX
United Kingdom

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