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A brief overview of the Insolvency Practitioners Bill
Corporate and M&A

The Proposed Insolvency Practitioners Bill

The Insolvency Practitioners Bill (‘the Bill’) is at its second reading in Parliament. The Bill is intended to partially transpose EU Directive 2019/1023 (‘the Directive’) on preventive restructuring frameworks, on discharge of debt and disqualifications, and on measures to increase the efficiency of procedures concerning restructuring, insolvency and discharge of debt. The Bill regulates the profession of the Insolvency Practitioner (‘the IP’), whose role is envisaged by the Directive to be one which is not subject to mandatory appointment in all cases, but which is left at the discretion of each Member State. The Pre-Insolvency Bill provides that a preventive…