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The Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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26.—(1) If the court makes any of the orders referred to in paragraph 18(1)(b), it shall as soon as reasonably practicable send two sealed copies of the order to the foreign representative.

(2) The foreign representative shall send a sealed copy of the order as soon as reasonably practicable to the debtor.

(3) The foreign representative shall, as soon as reasonably practicable after the date of the order give notice of the making of the order—

(a)if a Northern Ireland insolvency officeholder is acting in relation to the debtor, to him;

(b)if any person has been appointed an administrative receiver of the debtor or, to the knowledge of the foreign representative, as a receiver or manager of the property of the debtor, to him;

(c)if a member State liquidator has been appointed in main proceedings in relation to the debtor, to him;

(d)if to his knowledge a foreign representative has been appointed in any other foreign proceeding regarding the debtor, that person;

(e)if there is pending in Northern Ireland a petition for the winding up or bankruptcy of the debtor, to the petitioner;

(f)to any person who to his knowledge is or may be entitled to appoint an administrator of the debtor under paragraph 15 of Schedule B1 to the 1989 Order (appointment of administrator by holder of qualifying floating charge);

(g)if the debtor is a debtor who is of interest to the Financial Services Authority, to that Authority;

(h)to such other persons as the court may direct.

(4) In the case of an order recognising a foreign proceeding in relation to the debtor as a foreign main proceeding, or an order under article 19 or 21 of the Model Law staying execution, distress or other legal process against the debtor’s assets, the foreign representative shall also, as soon as reasonably practicable after the date of the order give notice of the making of the order—

(a)to the Enforcement of Judgements Office; and

(b)to any person who to his knowledge is distraining against the debtor or its property.

(5) In the application of sub-paragraph (3) and (4) the references to property shall be taken as references to property situated within Northern Ireland.

(6) Where the debtor is a relevant company, the foreign representative shall send notice of the making of the order to the registrar before the end of the period of 5 business days beginning with the date of the order. The notice to the registrar shall be in Form ML 7.

(7) The foreign representative shall advertise the making of the following orders once in the Gazette and once in such newspaper as he thinks most appropriate for ensuring that the making of the order comes to the notice of the debtor’s creditors—

(a)a recognition order;

(b)an order confirming the status of a replacement foreign representative; and

(c)a modification or termination order which modifies or terminates recognition of a foreign proceeding,

and the advertisement shall be in Form ML 8.

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