Secured Transactions

The National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade in conjunction with the International Insolvency Institute and the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa organized a 2 day secured transactions coordination conference aimed at advancing coordination in global secured lending reform. Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the conference was held on February 9-10, 2017, and brought together several secured transactions, insolvency, and commercial law experts from around the world to discuss the necessity of improved international and regional cooperation in secured credit and insolvency reform.

In advance of the first session of the UNIDROIT Committee of Governmental Experts for the preparation of a draft Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Agricultural, Construction and Mining Equipment (the “MAC Protocol”), UNIDROIT invited member States and State parties to the Cape Town Convention to attend a half-day symposium to discuss key aspects of the project.

Dr. Marek Dubovec contributed a Chapter for the publication Secured Transactions Law Reform: Principles, Policies and Practice, edited by Louise Gullifer and Orkun Akseli. For more info and to purchase the publication, click here to see the full post.

Dr. Dubovec, NatLaw's Senior Research Attorney, recently co-published an article in the Uniform Law Review regarding the Cape Town Convention.

Dr. Dubovec's recent publication, The Law of Securities, Commodities and Bank Accounts: The Rights of Accounts Holders, was recently reviewed by Dr. N. Orkun Akseli, a Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law at the Durham University Law School, in the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation (J.I.B.L.R. 2016, 31(1), 54-55)...

"Rethinking collateral: Using moveable assets to boost business in Liberia" was just released by the IFC. This video highlights Liberia's new collateral registry that NatLaw Senior Research Attorney, Dr. Marek Dubovec, assisted with. Dr. Dubovec assisted with the drafting of the Registry Regulations and the actual implementation of the Registry. Click here for a link to the full video.

Dr. Marek Dubovec contributed a Chapter for the publication Research Handbook on Secured Financing in Commercial Transactions, edited by Frederique Dahan, Chief Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. For more info and to purchase the publication, click here to see the full post.

NatLaw's Dr. Dubovec has just released a new publication entitled "A Guide to the Personal Property Security Act: The Case of Malawi" with co-author Cyprian Kambili. Continue reading for more information on the publication and to learn how you can download an electronic copy for free.

On June 15, 2015 NatLaw Research Attorney Isis Isunza was invited to participant in a panel at the Mexican Consulate in Tucson to speak about NatLaw's new E-Submit Services. She joined other members of the Tucson business community and the Global Chamber of Commerce to highlight why doing business with Mexico is a significant opportunity for Arizona. To read more about the event, click to view the full post and link to the Arizona Daily Star article.

An article highlighting NatLaw's recently launched E-Submit Services was just published in Volume 46 of the American Bar Association Section of International Law Mexico Committee's newsletter "Mexico Update" and released June 2015. The article was written by NatLaw Research Attorneys Elizabeth Pocock and Isis Isunza and features information about the recent secured transactions reforms in Mexico and the new service offered by NatLaw. The article and more information about the Mexico Committee can be found by viewing this full post.

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