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25 OCT 2012

Daniel Staehelin elected INSOL Europe's new president - PRESS RELEASE

DANIEL STAEHELIN ELECTED INSOL EUROPE’S NEW PRESIDENT

At INSOL Europe’s Annual Congress in Brussels, Daniel Staehelin was elected as INSOL Europe’s new President. Marc Udink was appointed Honorary Chairman in recognition of his outstanding and meritorious service to INSOL Europe and the insolvency profession as a whole. Catherine Ottaway becomes the Deputy President and Robert Van Galen the Vice President.

Prof.Dr. Daniel Staehelin, is attorney-at-law and notary public, based in Switzerland. A partner at Kellerhals Attorneys at Law, he specialises in insolvency, commercial and corporate matters and litigation. He has been involved in many major Swiss insolvency proceedings and received appointments from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.

Daniel Staehelin is also a professor and part-time lecturer at the University of Basel and has published various articles and books in all his fields of expertise.

INSOL Europe is a membership organisation of professionals specialising in insolvency, bankruptcy and business reconstruction and recovery. With over 1,100 members across 46 countries made up of lawyers, accountants, judges, regulators, academics and bankers, INSOL Europe makes a significant contribution to the work of European international bodies on insolvency, bankruptcy and business recovery.

In its 30 year history, INSOL Europe has uniquely been at the forefront of research and education in the area of cross-border insolvency and restructuring. Past achievements include the Coco guidelines in 2009 which set the standard for cross-border co-operation on insolvency cases. Present projects are focused on development of Europe-wide Best Practice Rules for insolvency practitioners, and development of a post-graduate insolvency and restructuring degree.

In addition, the INSOL Europe Case Register is an ongoing project, in English and the relevant national language. It is an invaluable storehouse of precedents, monitoring and interpreting the development of the considerable case law which the Regulation has generated. http://www.insolvencycases.eu/

Earlier in the year, INSOL Europe launched its proposal for revision of the European Insolvency Regulation by officially submitting it to the Commission of the European Union in Brussels, which received wide attention internationally.

For additional information or images, please contact Caroline Horsford at carolinehorsford@insol- europe.org .

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