UNCITRAL Colloquium on Civil Asset Tracing and Recovery

Friday, 06 December 2019 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

At its fifty-second session, in 2019, the Commission requested the Secretariat to organize a colloquium, in cooperation with other relevant international organizations, to further clarify and refine various aspects of the Commission’s possible work on civil asset tracing and recovery, for consideration by the Commission at its fifty-third session, in 2020. The Commission was of the view that the colloquium should consider the elements of a possible toolkit on civil asset tracing and recovery and collect more information on civil law jurisdictions practices. The colloquium should also: (a) examine both criminal and civil law tracing and recovery with a view to better delineating the topic while benefitting from available tools; (b) consider tools developed for insolvency law and for other areas of law; and (c) discuss proposed asset tracing and recovery tools and other international instruments (A/74/17, para. 203). That decision followed the consideration by the Commission of the proposals submitted by the United States of America (A/CN.9/996) and (A/CN.9/WG.V/WP.154).

The Colloquium on Civil Asset Tracing and Recovery will be held in Vienna on 6 December 2019. The meetings will take place from 9:30-12:30 and 14:00-17:00 in Boardroom D of the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

The programme and other materials of the colloquium will be posted on this page in October.

The Colloquium is restricted to lawyers who deal with asset tracing and recovery, in particular in insolvency proceedings. The Colloquium will be in English.

Participation is by invitation. All eligible and interested to participants are invited to communicate their interest to the UNCITRAL secretariat at uncitral@un.org. Those eligible and interested to speak are requested in addition to identify a topic they are proposing to cover and attach an outline of issues they intend to address at the colloquium (the outline should be of no longer than 2 pages).

No fees are charged for participation at the Colloquium but participants are expected to cover travel and accommodation costs and make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.