Cross-border insolvency protocols are a practical phenomenon developed at the international level in the last 30 years. These protocols are agreements entered by the insolvency practitioners to facilitate cooperation and communication between insolvency practitioners and courts involved in cross-border insolvency proceedings. Protocols have been mentioned but not regulated by the European Insolvency Regulation Recast.
This contribution seeks to analyse the aims, principles, and standard features of the protocols emerging in practice. Second, it aims to evaluate how this phenomenon fits with the duties of cooperation, coordination, and communication within the European Insolvency Regulation Recast to define the scope and role of protocols within the EU member states.European Business Law Review