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SCHEDULE 1UNCITRAL MODEL LAW ON CROSS-BORDER INSOLVENCY

PART 1GENERAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER VCONCURRENT PROCEEDINGS

Article 28. Commencement of a proceeding under Northern Ireland insolvency law after recognition of a foreign main proceeding

After recognition of a foreign main proceeding, the effects of a proceeding under Northern Ireland insolvency law in relation to the same debtor shall, insofar as the assets of that debtor are concerned, be restricted to assets that are located in Northern Ireland and, to the extent necessary to implement cooperation and coordination under articles 25, 26 and 27, to other assets of the debtor that, under the law of Northern Ireland, should be administered in that proceeding.

Article 29. Coordination of a proceeding under Northern Ireland insolvency law and a foreign proceeding

Where a foreign proceeding and a proceeding under Northern Ireland insolvency law are taking place concurrently regarding the same debtor, the court may seek cooperation and coordination under articles 25, 26 and 27, and the following shall apply—

(f)when the proceeding in Northern Ireland is taking place at the time the application for recognition of the foreign proceeding is filed—

(i)any relief granted under article 19 or 21 must be consistent with the proceeding in Northern Ireland; and

(ii)if the foreign proceeding is recognised in Northern Ireland as a foreign main proceeding, article 20 does not apply;

(g)when the proceeding in Northern Ireland commences after the filing of the application for recognition of the foreign proceeding—

(i)any relief in effect under article 19 or 21 shall be reviewed by the court and shall be modified or terminated if inconsistent with the proceeding in Northern Ireland;

(ii)if the foreign proceeding is a foreign main proceeding, the stay and suspension referred to in paragraph 1 of article 20 shall be modified or terminated pursuant to paragraph 6 of article 20, if inconsistent with the proceeding in Northern Ireland; and

(iii)any proceedings brought by the foreign representative by virtue of paragraph 1 of article 23 before the proceeding in Northern Ireland commenced shall be reviewed by the court and the court may give such directions as it thinks fit regarding the continuance of those proceedings; and

(h)in granting, extending or modifying relief granted to a representative of a foreign non-main proceeding, the court must be satisfied that the relief relates to assets that, under the law of Northern Ireland, should be administered in the foreign non-main proceeding or concerns information required in that proceeding.

Article 30. Coordination of more than one foreign proceeding

In matters referred to in paragraph 1 of article 1, in respect of more than one foreign proceeding regarding the same debtor, the court may seek cooperation and coordination under articles 25, 26 and 27, and the following shall apply—

(i)any relief granted under article 19 or 21 to a representative of a foreign non-main proceeding after recognition of a foreign main proceeding must be consistent with the foreign main proceeding;

(j)if a foreign main proceeding is recognised after the filing of an application for recognition of a foreign non-main proceeding, any relief in effect under article 19 or 21 shall be reviewed by the court and shall be modified or terminated if inconsistent with the foreign main proceeding; and

(k)if, after recognition of a foreign non-main proceeding, another foreign non-main proceeding is recognised, the court shall grant, modify or terminate relief for the purpose of facilitating coordination of the proceedings.

Article 31.Presumption of insolvency based on recognition of a foreign main proceeding

In the absence of evidence to the contrary, recognition of a foreign main proceeding is, for the purpose of commencing a proceeding under Northern Ireland insolvency law, proof that the debtor is unable to pay its debts within the meaning given to that expression under Northern Ireland insolvency law.

Article 32. Rule of payment in concurrent proceedings

Without prejudice to secured claims or rights in rem, a creditor who has received part payment in respect of its claim in a proceeding pursuant to a law relating to insolvency in a foreign State may not receive a payment for the same claim in a proceeding under Northern Ireland insolvency law regarding the same debtor, so long as the payment to the other creditors of the same class is proportionately less than the payment the creditor has already received.