Professional Bodies

A list of the most influential associations of professionals around the world

In this section are listed the links to some of the most influential professional bodies, which work in the field of cross-border and/or corporate insolvency law.

Should you believe others should be included in the list, feel free to let us know in the “contact” section.

Founded in 1989, the Insolvency Lawyers Association (ILA) provides a forum for lawyers practising in the fields of insolvency law and restructuring practice to co-operate on matters of professional interest, to network, to share know-how, and to represent the ILA’s view to Government and to other professional bodies having an interest in insolvency law and restructuring practice.

Its broad aims are to:

  • Promote the role of lawyers within the insolvency profession and restructuring community generally; and
  • Advance the theory and practice of insolvency administration and restructuring best practice whether in the UK or across jurisdictions.

The Association of Business Recovery Professionals, is the leading professional association for insolvency, business recovery and turnaround specialists in the UK. Known by its brand name ‘R3’, it promotes best practice for professionals working with financially troubled individuals and businesses.

The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world’s leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world.

It has a membership of more than 80,000 individual lawyers and more than 190 bar associations and law societies spanning over 160 countries. It has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community.

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) is an association of the Bankruptcy Judges of the United States which has several purposes:

  • To provide continuing legal education to judges, lawyers and other involved professionals;
  • To promote cooperation among the Bankruptcy Judges;
  • To secure a greater degree of quality and uniformity in the administration of the Bankruptcy system; and
  • To improve the practice of law in the Bankruptcy Courts of the United States.