Status: UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency (1997)

This page is updated whenever the UNCITRAL Secretariat is informed of changes in enactment of the Model Law.

The UNCITRAL Secretariat also prepares yearly a document containing the Status of Conventions and Enactments of UNCITRAL Model Laws, which is available on the web page of the corresponding UNCITRAL Commission session.

Legislation based on the Model Law has been adopted in 48 States in a total of 51 jurisdictions:

State

 

Notes

Australia
2008
 
Bahrain
2018
 
Benin
2015
(b)
Burkina Faso
2015
(b)
Cameroon
2015
(b)
Canada
2005
 
Central African Republic
2015
(b)
Chad
2015
(b)
Chile
2013
 
Colombia
2006
 
Comoros
2015
(b)
Congo
2015
(b)
Côte d'Ivoire
2015
(b)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
2015
(b)
Dominican Republic
2015
 
Equatorial Guinea
2015
(b)
Gabon
2015
(b)
Greece
2010
 
Guinea
2015
(b)
Guinea-Bissau
2015
(b)
Israel
2018
 
Japan
2000
 
Kenya
2015
 
Malawi
2015
 
Mali
2015
(b)
Mauritius
2009
 
Mexico
2000
 
Montenegro
2002
 
Myanmar
2020
 
New Zealand
2006
 
Niger
2015
(b)
Panama
2016
 
Philippines
2010
 
Poland
2003
 
Republic of Korea
2006
 
Romania
2002
 
Senegal
2015
(b)
Serbia
2004
 
Seychelles
2013
 
Singapore
2017
 
Slovenia
2007
 
South Africa
2000
 
Togo
2015
(b)
Uganda
2011
 
United Arab Emirates
 
 

Dubai International Financial Centre

2019
 
United Kingdom of Great Britain
 
 

Great Britain

2006
 

British Virgin Islands

2003
(a)

Gibraltar

2014
(a)
United States of America
2005
 
Vanuatu
2013
 
Zimbabwe
2018
 

Notes

(a) Overseas territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

(b) Enacting the Acte uniforme portant organisation des procédures collectives d'apurement du passif (OHADA), adopted on 10 September 2015 at Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire.

Disclaimer: A model law is created as a suggested pattern for law-makers to consider adopting as part of their domestic legislation. Since States enacting legislation based upon a model law have the flexibility to depart from the text, the above list is only indicative of the enactments that were made known to the UNCITRAL Secretariat. The legislation of each State should be considered in order to identify the exact nature of any possible deviation from the model in the legislative text that was adopted. The year of enactment indicated above is the year the legislation was passed by the relevant legislative body, as indicated to the UNCITRAL Secretariat; it does not address the date of entry into force of that piece of legislation, the procedures for which vary from State to State, and could result in entry into force some time after enactment.