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The Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006

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2.—(1) The UNCITRAL Model Law shall have the force of law in Great Britain in the form set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations (which contains the UNCITRAL Model Law with certain modifications to adapt it for application in Great Britain).

(2) Without prejudice to any practice of the courts as to the matters which may be considered apart from this paragraph, the following documents may be considered in ascertaining the meaning or effect of any provision of the UNCITRAL Model Law as set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations—

(a)the UNCITRAL Model Law;

(b)any documents of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and its working group relating to the preparation of the UNCITRAL Model Law; and

(c)the Guide to Enactment of the UNCITRAL Model Law (UNCITRAL document A/CN.9/442)(1) prepared at the request of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law made in May 1997.


A United Nations Publication, ISBN 92-1-133608−2.

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