We are proud to announce that INSOL will launch in October of this year its new Global Insolvency Practice Course. The qualification received will bestow a Fellowship from INSOL International. The Global Insolvency Practice Course is the result of the large interest that the INSOL membership demonstrated for an advanced educational qualification focusing on international insolvency. The membership were in full support of creating the programme, and the suggestions that have come from the profession, the academics and the judiciary have been taken on board to ensure that the fellowship programme is relevant and topical.

The fellowship programme provides a method of broadening and deepening knowledge of the transitional and international aspects of legal and financial problems of businesses in distress. In due course we envisage it will become a recognised qualification that will enhance the insolvency and turnaround profession and assist cross-border recognition of the dedicated professionals in this field of expertise.

The first acceptance of students into the programme will take place from 1 October 2007, with the actual course work starting on 1 March 2008. Candidates for the fellowship will be representatives from all over the world, in order that the participants benefit from a range of experiences from different jurisdictions and different local practices. The fellows will build a life long global network of the partners of tomorrow.

The style of the fellowship programme is intensive, carried out over a short period of time in order to help those taking the course to be able to dedicate the time and energy to getting the most out of the opportunity. The programme will be taught in three modules. Module A and B will both be a physical meeting of three days this will enable lecturers and participants from different countries to gain a greater understanding of different jurisdictions. Study time will be used in advance of these modules to prepare for them in order to make the most of the face-to-face sessions of the programme.

The first module will be held in the Netherlands from the 16-18 June 2008. The second module will take place in Shanghai from the 12-14 September 2008, prior to the INSOL annual conference. Participants will be encouraged to attend the conference in order that they can learn more from the leaders of the profession who will be present, and can network internationally. There will be no additional cost for the participant to attend this conference.

The last module will involve the students carrying out on-line training in a virtual court and in virtual negotiations for a restructuring plan involving multiple jurisdictions.

Throughout the Fellowship programme participants will be assessed through different types of examination, e.g. case studies, a paper and an oral exam. INSOL has enlisted some of the most qualified and reputable specialised lecturers from around the globe to deliver the programme content.

Admission is limited to a maximum of 32 candidates each year. By limiting the numbers, it should ensure academic excellence and good personal contacts between participants and faculty. Potential candidates must already hold a degree or equivalent to be considered for this programme and must have a minimum of 5 years experience in the field. Participants must have a good command of written and spoken English and be computer literate as much of the programme will be utilising a dedicated website section for students.

The fellowship programme will be a very rewarding investment towards a successful future, not only in terms of its contribution to the development of professional skills but by also developing a greater understanding of different jurisdiction's cultures and systems.

For further information please contact Penny Robertson at pennyr@insol.ision.co.uk

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