Workshop on Corporate and Household Insolvency (CHI)

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Course No.: JV 18.18
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: June 18, 2018-June 20, 2018 (0.6 Week)
Language: English

Target Audience:

Senior policy makers responsible for the design or implementation of corporate and household insolvency legislation and related issues.


Participants should have five years of relevant work experience, good knowledge of the insolvency system, and preferably an advanced law degree. Attendance is by invitation only. Prerequisites are specified in invitation letters.

Course Description:

This workshop, presented by the IMF Legal Department, offers public officials a forum to share with peers their experience with corporate and household insolvency law reform and implementation, as well as such related issues as enforcement of claims and alternative techniques for the treatment of distressed debt. The global financial crisis and the subsequent national crises have brought to the fore the need for effective insolvency regimes and many countries already have or are planning insolvency reforms to address the consequences of changes in the economic environment. The interactive format of this workshop is designed for policy makers from a diverse group of countries dealing with corporate and household insolvency issues, leading international experts, and representatives of the IMF Legal and other functional and area departments, the World Bank, and other international organizations.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Assess how policy objectives and technical solutions interact in corporate and household insolvency and other related areas.
  • Identify trends for the future development of insolvency legislation.
  • Extract lessons from positive and negative experiences in European countries.

Important Note for Online Courses:

For Online Learning (OL) courses, which are delivered through the edX platform, you will need an additional piece of information to register: you will be prompted for your edX.org username. If you do not already have a username, please go to https://courses.edx.org/register and sign up for a free account. Once you have created an account, you may complete the IMF Institute application. If you already have an edX account, your username can be found on the top right of the screen after logging in.

Important Note for Internal Economics Training Courses:

Internal Economics Training (IT) courses are self-financed. The IMF will not charge officials for attending courses. However, all travel, insurance, hotel, and living costs will need to be covered by the agency sponsoring the participants.