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Frances Coulson, Senior Partner at Moon Beever solicitors, has been elected to the Council of Insol Europe, representing the United Kingdom.

Insol Europe is the European organisation of professionals who specialise in insolvency, bankruptcy and business reconstruction and recovery. It facilitates the exchange of information and ideas among members and represents the industry in discussions with European and international legislative bodies, encouraging greater international co-operation, and it leads the way in lobbying in this area.

Frances Coulson is also Head of Insolvency and Litigation at Moon Beever running a substantial team of insolvency and litigation specialists. She maintains a high-profile within the industry, undertaking regular speaking engagements in the UK and abroad on issues including insolvency and fraud. She is a trustee of the Fraud Advisory Panel and former president of the UK insolvency trade association R3.

At the recent Insol Europe conference on Preventive Restructuring held in Warsaw, Frances was an active Chair of two sessions on differences and similarities between the Proposed EU Commission Directive and the UK Insolvency Service 2016 Review proposals. She later presented to over 400 delegates with French and German counterparts a session on prepacks and whether they represent a “magic tool” to rescue a business.

“We are entering an important period for cross-border issues and insolvencies as the fine detail of arrangements following Brexit are negotiated and agreed,” she said. “During this time, communication and partnership with our European colleagues in the industry will be more important than ever. I am delighted to be able to support strong relationships, trust and understanding in my new position on Insol Europe’s Council.”


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