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Os mútuos dos sócios e acionistas na falência das sociedades limitadas e anônimas; The loans of partners and shareholders in the bankruptcy proceedings of limited liability partnerships and corporations

Costa, Patrícia Barbi
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 26/10/2009 Português
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Este trabalho propõe-se a analisar os mútuos como direitos creditórios dos sócios das sociedades limitadas e dos acionistas das sociedades anônimas na legislação nacional e o tratamento dado pela legislação falimentar brasileira a esses direitos de crédito, à luz dos mesmos conceitos existentes no Direito Comparado, especificamente na Alemanha e nos Estados Unidos da América. A eleição dos referidos dois países para a análise do Direito alienígena justifica-se porque: (i) a Lei de Insolvência Alemã (Insolvenzordnung InsO), de 5.10.1994, em vigor desde 1.1.1999 e editada em substituição à antiga legislação datada de 1877, que previa os institutos da falência e concordata de forma muito semelhante ao sistema falimentar brasileiro do Decreto-lei nº 7.661, de 21.6.1945 (Decreto-lei 7.661/45), veio a regulamentar os institutos da recuperação e liquidação de empresas, com objetivos também muito semelhantes aos da Lei nº 11.101, de 9.2.2005 (Lei de Recuperação de Empresas e Falências), tendo ainda passado por recente reforma em novembro de 2008; (ii) o Bankruptcy Code, que compõe o Título 11 do United States Code, em vigor desde a reforma inserida no sistema concursal norte-americano por meio do Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978...

O direito concursal das sociedades cooperativas e a lei de recuperação de empresas e falência; Cooperative bankrupty system and the Brazilian bankruptcy law

Maffioletti, Emanuelle Urbano
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 25/05/2010 Português
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A tese parte da análise jurídica do concurso das sociedades cooperativas para abordar as disciplinas concursais de insolvência civil, recuperação de empresas e falência, bem como as normas de liquidação aplicáveis às cooperativas no direito brasileiro e comparado. O direito concursal hodierno dispõe de mecanismos recuperativos em caso de crise financeira, e liquidatórios, com normas que primam pela eficiência dos institutos do direito concursal e pela continuação da atividade produtiva, com o fim de beneficiar o credor, devedor e a coletividade. Tende-se a adotar o princípio de unidade legal, de sistema e de disciplina, com pressuposto subjetivo unificado, abrangendo todos os devedores, inclusive as sociedades cooperativas, que quando organizadas como empresas são empresárias de economia social, com natureza jurídica e estrutura que beneficiam a coletividade. O Brasil não adota o princípio da unidade, nem reconhece as sociedades cooperativas como empresas, com a exclusão das cooperativas da lei de recuperação e falências, o que fere as orientações internacionais de incentivo e de tratamento não discriminatório às sociedades cooperativas e surge como mais um obstáculo ao seu desenvolvimento no Brasil. Este estudo teórico-descritivo subdivide-se em três capítulos: o primeiro aborda a doutrina e a normativa do direito concursal com enfoque na sociedade cooperativa...

Tightening Your Belt: Inequities and Inconsistencies Regarding the Treatment of Food, Prescription Drugs, and Cigarettes In the United States Bankruptcy Code

Bramson, Jeffrey Scott
Fonte: Harvard University Publicador: Harvard University
Tipo: Paper (for course/seminar/workshop)
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Debtors seeking to file bankruptcy may do so under either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. In either case, the bankruptcy system must determine what expenses will be allowed for the debtor in bankruptcy, including for substances such as food, drugs, and cigarettes. This paper examines the treatment of these three substances by the Bankruptcy Code and judges, based on the three standards that appear in the Code: (1) what is allowed by the IRS National Standards, (2) what would constitute “abuse” of the system, and (3) what expenses are “reasonably necessary.” We then discuss five adverse effects that result from these provisions, including horizontal inequities between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, unfair geographical variations, vertical inequities between wealthier and poorer debtors, inconsistent judicial application of the rules, and inconsistency between the bankruptcy regime and other federal agencies and priorities.

Derivatives Safe Harbors in Bankruptcy and Dodd-Frank: A Structural Analysis

Adams, Stephen D
Fonte: Harvard University Publicador: Harvard University
Tipo: Paper (for course/seminar/workshop)
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The Bankruptcy Code exempts financial derivatives and repurchase agreements from key provisions, such as the automatic stay. The primary rationale for this special treatment has been the fear that the failure of an important market participant could cascade if counterparties could not immediately exit their contracts. Reflecting on the recent financial crisis and the Lehman bankruptcy, some scholars have suggested that exempting these financial contracts from bankruptcy may have exacerbated other kinds of systemic risk and contributed to the decision to bail out systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) address this flaw by enacting a Bankruptcy alternative, Title II of the Dodd-Frank Act, instead of addressing the problems in the Bankruptcy Code safe harbors that were the source of the systemic risk. This article demonstrates that the view that Title II replaces bankruptcy reform is mistaken. Title II actually increases both the need and opportunity to reassess the proper limits of the safe harbors. Without bankruptcy reform, the threat of irreversible damage if the SIFI files bankruptcy before intervention may force Title II to compete with bankruptcy in order to reach potential SIFIs first. However, the difficulty in evaluating whether some firm failures involve systemic risk incentivizes Title II decisionmakers to intervene in cases of doubt...

The Challenges of Bankruptcy Reform

Cirmizi, Elena; Klapper, Leora; Uttamchandani, Mahesh
Fonte: Banco Mundial Publicador: Banco Mundial
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The 2008 financial crisis was followed by a global economic downturn, credit crunch, and reduction in cross-border lending, trade finance, remittances, and foreign direct investment, which adversely affected businesses around the world. The consequent increase in the number of firm insolvencies in the financial and corporate sectors highlights the importance of efficient bankruptcy laws. This paper summarizes the theoretical and empirical literature on bankruptcy design, discusses the challenges of introducing and implementing bankruptcy reforms, and presents examples of how policymakers are trying to use the current economic downturn as an opportunity to engage in meaningful reform of the bankruptcy process.

Do Reorganization Costs Matter for Efficiency? Evidence from a Bankruptcy Reform in Colombia

Gine, Xavier; Love, Inessa
Fonte: Banco Mundial Publicador: Banco Mundial
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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An efficient bankruptcy system should liquidate nonviable businesses and reorganize viable ones. The importance of this filtering process has long been recognized in the literature; the typical reason advanced for its failure has been biases (in codes or among judges). In this paper we show that bankruptcy costs can be another source of such filtering failure. We illustrate this with the Colombian reform of 1999. Using data from 1,924 firms filing for bankruptcy between 1996 and 2003, we find that the prereform reorganization proceedings were so inefficient that the bankruptcy system failed to separate economically viable firms from inefficient ones. In contrast, by streamlining the reorganization process, the reform contributed to the improvement of the selection of viable firms into reorganization. In this sense, the new law increased the efficiency of the bankruptcy system in Colombia.

Do Reorganization Costs Matter for Efficiency? Evidence from a Bankruptcy Reform in Colombia

Giné, Xavier; Love, Inessa
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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The authors study the effect of reorganization costs on the efficiency of bankruptcy laws. They develop a simple model that predicts that in a regime with high costs, the law fails to achieve the efficient outcome of liquidating unviable businesses and reorganizing viable ones. The authors test the model using the Colombian bankruptcy reform of 1999. Using data from 1,924 firms filing for bankruptcy between 1996 and 2003, they find that the pre-reform reorganization proceeding was so inefficient that it failed to separate economically viable firms from inefficient ones. In contrast, by substantially lowering reorganization costs, the reform improved the selection of viable firms into reorganization. In this sense, the new law increased the efficiency of the bankruptcy system in Colombia.

Evaluating the efficiency of a bankruptcy reform

Gine, Xavier; Love, Inessa
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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The current financial crisis has pushed many firms to the brink of bankruptcy. A key policy question is thus whether bankruptcy laws are efficient, in the sense of allowing better firms to reorganize while liquidating unviable firms. The sixth in impact series presents lessons from a reform in Colombia that achieved this objective.

Saving Viable Businesses : The Effect of Insolvency Reform

Klapper, Leora
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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The 2008 financial crisis and consequent rise in corporate insolvencies highlight the clear need for efficient bankruptcy systems to liquidate unviable firms and reorganize viable ones and to do so in a way that maximizes the proceeds for creditors, shareholders, employees, and other stakeholders. This note summarizes the empirical literature on the effect of insolvency reforms on economic and financial activity. Overall, research suggests that effective reforms increase timely repayments, reduce the cost of credit, and lower the rate of liquidation among distressed firms.

Innovations in Bankruptcy—Pricing the Priority of Insolvency Claims

Leechor, Chad
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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Following the wave of recent financial turmoil, many developing countries have learned the value of an effective bankruptcy system in deterring excessive use of debt and providing an orderly way to resolve a debt crisis. As a result, they are now reforming their bankruptcy systems, generally modeling them on those of advanced countries. But there is dissatisfaction with bankruptcy frameworks in advanced countries too. Some alternatives have been proposed. One is an options-based approach that provides an objective way of pricing creditor claims according to priority. With allowances for local conditions, this approach offers developing countries a chance to leapfrog existing bankruptcy practices and their limitations. Effective bankruptcy systems have implications for corporate governance and for securities markets. For corporate managers and controlling shareholders, the cost of bankruptcy includes the loss of corporate control and the risk of personal liability. This threat serves as a restraint on the use of debt. In the event of default an efficient and orderly transfer of corporate control to creditors reduces the likelihood of asset stripping and looting by insiders. For creditors...

Lithuania : Banking System Assessment

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
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The Bank of Lithuania (BoL), the Central Bank, was established in 1990. BoL has the exclusive right to grant and revoke licenses to local and foreign banks and to supervise their activities. Private commercial banking boomed from 1991 to 1994 while bank regulation was lax. In late 1995, a bank crisis caused failures of most of the Lithuanian banks, and the remaining banks resulted in better managed and supervised institutions. BoL also applied tougher regulation on the banking sector. All commercial banks now need to have their financial records audited every year by an international auditing firm. This report includes the following headings: risks and contingency crisis management in the Lithuanian banking system; credit risk and regulatory issues; and description of corporate debt restructuring procedures in Lithuania.

Financial Sector Assessment Program : Malawi - Legal Framework for Acceptance, Registration and Realization of Collateral

International Monetary Fund; World Bank
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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A well-functioning legal framework for secured lending needs to provide for the creation, recognition and enforcement of security interests. This includes making it possible for all types of assets to be collateralized, effective notice and registration rules to be adapted to all types of property, and clear rules of priority on competing claims or interests in the same assets. This working paper includes the following headings: procedure and costs for a secured transaction; registration system; credit reference bureau; realization of collateral; judicial framework; insolvency and corporate rehabilitation; and recommendations.

No More Ping-Pong: The Need for Article III Status in Bankruptcy After Stern v. Marshall

Brown, Latoya C.
Fonte: SelectedWorks Publicador: SelectedWorks
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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“Unfortunately, Stern v. Marshall has become the mantra of every litigant who, for strategic or tactical reasons, would rather litigate somewhere other than the bankruptcy court.” I. INTRODUCTION Quite aptly, the United States Supreme Court borrowed the words of Charles Dickens to describe the life of the case that ultimately resulted in Stern v. Marshall : “This suit has, in the curse of time, become so complicated, that . . . no two . . . lawyers can talk about it for five minutes, without coming to a total disagreement as to all the premises.’” Ironically, even after the Court’s decision, the “curse” has continued and many, especially those of the bankruptcy bar, are in disagreement as to the ultimate outcome and unforeseen consequences of Stern. The “big fuss” arose out of the Court’s holding that bankruptcy courts do not have constitutional authority to enter final judgment on a state law counterclaim “that is not resolved in the process of ruling on a creditor’s proof of claim.” The Court stated that common law claims, as well as suits in equity and admiralty, fall within the province of Article III courts, and Congress cannot “chip away at the authority of the judicial branch” by enacting statutes delegating such power to non-Article III judges. The Constitution grants judicial power to courts whose judges enjoy tenure during good behavior and salary protections. Article III provisions are safeguards against intrusion by other branches of government and they ensure that judicial decisions are being made with “[c]lear heads . . . and honest hearts.” A different outcome would have been likely if the case involved a ‘public right’ because the Court has recognized that Congress has the authority to adjudicate in suits involving that exception. The public rights exception applies in cases where a “right is integrally related to particular federal government action.” Other than the obvious limiting effect that Stern will have on bankruptcy courts with regards to adjudicating common law claims...

Insolvency institutions and efficiency

García-Posada, Miguel
Fonte: Universidade Carlos III de Madrid Publicador: Universidade Carlos III de Madrid
Tipo: Trabalho em Andamento
Publicado em 19/06/2015 Português
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While there is a vast literature on optimal bankruptcy laws and, specifically, on the optimal allocation of control rights between debtors and creditors in corporate bankruptcy, little has been said about the role that alternative insolvency institutions may play in the design of the optimal insolvency framework. This paper attempts to fill this gap by modelling two insolvency institutions -a bankruptcy system and a foreclosure system- that firms and their creditors may use when dealing with financial distress. Firms choose between one or the other based on lenders’ willingness to provide credit and the trade-off between two inefficiency costs, those from inefficient liquidations and those from productive inefficiencies caused by overinvestment in capital assets. The model’s key result is that welfare is a non-monotonic function of creditor control rights in bankruptcy, implying that a perfectly “creditor-friendly” bankruptcy code (a code that always grants control of the distressed firms to creditors) is very inefficient. A second result is that welfare is higher when the bankruptcy system is too “creditor-friendly” (i.e., it ensures the provision of credit, but generates too many inefficient liquidations) than when it is too “debtor-friendly”. Hence...

Bankruptcy Around the World: Explanations of its Relative Use

Claessens, Stijn; Klapper, Leora F.
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, D.C. Publicador: World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper; Publications & Research
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The recent literature on law and finance has drawn attention to the importance of creditor rights in influencing the development of financial systems and in affecting firm corporate governance and financing patterns. Recent financial crises have also highlighted the importance of insolvency systems to resolve corporate sector financial distress. The literature and crises have emphasized the complex role of creditor rights, affecting not only the efficiency of ex-post resolution of distressed corporations, but also influencing ex-ante risk-taking incentives and an economy's degree of entrepreneurship more generally. The authors document how often bankruptcy is actually being used for a panel of 35 countries. Next they investigate the effects of specific design features of insolvency regimes in relation to the quality of the countries' overall judicial systems on the use of bankruptcy. The authors find, correcting for overall financial development and macroeconomic shocks, that bankruptcies are higher in Anglo-Saxon countries and in market-oriented financial systems characterized by weaker and multiple banking relationships. They also find that greater judicial efficiency is associated with more use of bankruptcy...

Avoiding Customer and Taxpayer Bailouts in Private Infrastructure Projects: Policy toward Leverage, Risk Allocation, and Bankruptcy

Ehrhardt, David; Irwin, Timothy
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, D.C. Publicador: World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper; Publications & Research
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Many private infrastructure projects mix regulation that subjects the private company to considerable risk, a government or regulator that is reluctant to see the company go bankrupt, and high leverage on the part of the company. If all goes well, equityholders make a profit, debtholders are repaid, customers pay no more than they expected, and the government is not called on to bail the company out. If all goes badly enough, however, the prospect of bankruptcy will loom. Unwilling to see the company go bankrupt, however, the regulator will have to permit an unscheduled price increase, or the government will have to inject taxpayers' money into the firm. In other words, the combination means customers and taxpayers bear more risk than would appear from the regulations governing the private infrastructure project. The authors examine how these problems have played out in five cases. Then they describe how governments and regulators can quantify the extent of the problems and, using option-pricing techniques, value the customer and taxpayer guarantees involved. Finally...

Modernizing Italy's Bankruptcy Law

Vietti, Michele
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Brief; Publications & Research
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Reforming bankruptcy laws is difficult for many reasons. First of all, attitudes in Italy toward bankruptcy make it a difficult subject to generate support for. Secondly, bankruptcy reforms are complex and lengthy. They require changes not only to the bankruptcy law but also to other important parts of the legal framework, such as the codes of civil procedures and, in the case of Italy, the penal code. Finally, they require support from those that must implement them. This paper outlines the author experience in leading the commission for the reform of the bankruptcy law and the lessons learned from it.

The Chrysler Effect : The Impact of the Chrysler Bailout on Borrowing Costs

Anginer, Deniz; Warburton, A. Joseph
Fonte: Banco Mundial Publicador: Banco Mundial
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Did the U.S. government's intervention in the Chrysler reorganization overturn bankruptcy law? Critics argue that the government-sponsored reorganization impermissibly elevated claims of the auto union over those of Chrysler's other creditors. If the critics are correct, businesses might suffer an increase in their cost of debt because creditors will perceive a new risk, that organized labor might leap-frog them in bankruptcy. This paper examines the financial market where this effect would be most detectible, the market for bonds of highly unionized companies. The authors find no evidence of a negative reaction to the Chrysler bailout by bondholders of unionized firms. They thus reject the notion that investors perceived a distortion of bankruptcy priorities. To the contrary, bondholders of unionized firms reacted positively to the Chrysler bailout. This evidence suggests that bondholders interpreted the Chrysler bailout as a signal that the government will stand behind unionized firms. The results are consistent with the notion that too-big-to-fail government policies generate moral hazard in the credit markets.

Bankruptcy Reform-Breaking the Court Logjam in Colombia

Atiyas, Izak
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Viewpoint; Publications & Research
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Many developing countries suffer from logjam in the courts, a condition that tends to reduce the effectiveness of bankruptcy law in relieving financial distress. Colombia's bankruptcy reform provides some useful lessons for these countries. In particular, it shows that when traditional court procedures are hard to change, an alternative is to legally empower another entity to handle the entire process. The author explains how it was done in Colombia.

Essays in Corporate Bankruptcy

Ferreira, Rafael de Vasconcelos Xavier
Fonte: Fundação Getúlio Vargas Publicador: Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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Esta tese é composta por três ensaios sobre o mercado de crédito e as instituições que regem bancarrota corporativa. No capítulo um, trazemos evidências que questionam a ideia de que maiores níveis de proteção ao credor sempre promovem desenvolvimento do mercado de crédito. Desde a publicação dos artigos seminais de La Porta et al (1997,1998), a métrica de proteção ao credor que os autores propuseram -- o índice de proteção ao credor -- tem sido amplamente utilizada na literatura de Law and Finance como variável explicativa em modelos de regressão linear em forma reduzida para determinar a correlação entre proteção ao credor e desenvolvimento do mercado de crédito. Neste artigo, exploramos alguns problemas com essa abordagem. Do ponto de vista teórico, essa abordagem geralmente supõe uma relação monotônica entre proteção ao credor e expansão do crédito. Nós apresentamos um modelo teórico para um mercado de crédito com seleção adversa em que um nível intermediário de proteção ao credor é capaz de implementar equilíbrios first best. Este resultado está de acordo com diversos outros artigos teóricos, tanto em equilíbrio geral quanto em equilíbrio parcial. Do ponto de vista empírico...