The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China recently signed a joint record of meeting on mutual recognition of, and assistance to bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings between the courts of the Mainland and of the HKSAR.

International Corporate Rescue has now published an article by Scott Atkins and Dr. Kai Luck which looks more deeply at the implications of this development. We consider whether, despite this initiative, the absence of a uniform cross-border recognition and cooperation framework and an effective formal local rescue and restructuring process will continue to limit HKSAR’s position globally.

This is not only in terms of having in place effective restructuring and insolvency processes, but also more broadly on an economic and financial level given the manner in which flexible, efficient and principled insolvency systems serve as such a critical pillar of a nation’s innovation, productivity and growth.

Read the full article which first appeared in Volume 18, Issue 3 of International Corporate Rescue and is reproduced here with the permission of Chase Cambria Publishing –