A developing country's perspective on forum shopping and long arm jurisdiction in light of US and UK insolvency laws

Gatoto, P.N., 2021. A developing country's perspective on forum shopping and long arm jurisdiction in light of US and UK insolvency laws. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.

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Abstract

The trend for multinational companies has been a preference to forum shop rather than to open insolvency proceedings in developing countries. The US and the UK are prime venues for such bankruptcy tourism enabled by long-arm jurisdiction through extraneous connection. At the same time, there has been a pattern in developing countries of insolvency law reforms which have been circumvented when multinational companies forum shop. Using doctrinal and comparative methodologies, this thesis examines how forum shopping and long-arm jurisdiction to the US and UK affect the efforts of developing countries to reform their insolvency laws and their possible effects on local stakeholders of multinational companies in developing countries. Additionally, the thesis proposes a longer-term strategy of dealing with forum shopping and long-arm jurisdiction by using the concept of centre of main interests ('COMI') as the basis for opening main insolvency proceedings. To ensure that the proposed insolvency procedural legal law is implemented uniformly, the thesis proposes the creation of a supranational court from which national courts, insolvency practitioners and multinational companies can request clarifications on the provisions of the proposed insolvency procedural legal framework. The thesis identified that developing countries require effective insolvency laws and institutions and highlighted key principles that should be included in the reforms. The hope is that developing countries can improve their insolvency laws and institutions to a global standard. Once the proposed insolvency procedural legal framework is implemented, multinational companies will be encouraged to utilise them once jurisdiction is identified through the COMI test rather than forum shopping.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Gatoto, P.N.
Date: June 2021
Rights: The copyright in this work is held by the author. You may copy up to 5% of this work for private study, or personal, non-commercial research. Any re-use of the information contained within this document should be fully referenced, quoting the author, title, university, degree level and pagination. Queries or requests for any other use, or if a more substantial copy is required, should be directed to the author.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 29 Jun 2022 08:38
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2022 08:38
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46506

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