Effective 1 January 2023 Cristina Fussi (Milan, Italy) and Huan Tan (Utrecht, the Netherlands) succeeded Anja Droege Gagnier Droege (Paris, France) and Darío U Oscós Coria (Mexico City, Mexico) as co-chairs of the Insolvency Section of the International Bar Association (IBA).
The IBA, established in 1947, is the world’s leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations, law firms and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of more than 80,000 individual lawyers and nearly 190 bar associations and law societies spanning over 170 countries.
The Insolvency Section of the IBA is the most prominent international association of lawyers interested in restructuring, insolvency and creditors’ rights law, as well as related company law, transactional and litigation practices. Its principal goals are to:
- provide a forum, at conferences twice a year (the IBA’s annual conference and the Insolvency Section’s own conference, usually in May), for substantive educational sessions presented by genuine experts on the most cutting-edge issues in restructuring, insolvency and creditors’ rights;
- create a lively network of lawyers (private practitioners, corporate counsel, judges, academics and law reform opinion leaders) from common and civil law systems in developed, emerging and formerly centrally controlled economies; and
- contribute to the reform and harmonisation of insolvency (and related) laws through permanent expert delegations to organisations such as the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.