Background Note | HBS Case Collection | April 2009 (Revised March 2010)

Restructuring Distressed Companies -- Cross-National Comparisons

by William E. Fruhan


This note describes briefly bankruptcy regimes and out of court restructuring in 5 countries, the U.S., the U.K., Germany, France and Japan.

Keywords: Restructuring; Insolvency and Bankruptcy; Cross-Cultural and Cross-Border Issues; Laws and Statutes;


Fruhan, William E. "Restructuring Distressed Companies -- Cross-National Comparisons." Harvard Business School Background Note 209-111, April 2009. (Revised March 2010.)