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EU Directive on Late Payments
January 22 2013  9.00am


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Date: January 22, 2013
Time: 9:00am-10:00am Eastern – What time is this for me?

The new Late Payment Directive—2011/7/ EU—significantly tightens the rules on late payment in commercial transactions. This 45-minute overview will bring members up to date on the current rules affecting credit management professionals.


Barbara Brenner CEO/Lawyer, KSI-International, Bonn, Germany

Barbara Brenner founded KSI-International in 2007. She is the chief executive officer and heads the German office.

Barbara studied law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn with a focus on international civil law and conflicts of law. From 1992 to 1994, she worked as a graduate assistant to chair of Professor Dr. H.C. Marcus Lutter. During this time, she contributed to different publications, including the periodical European Commercial Law Review (ECLR), a supplement to the ZGR. Additionally, she was responsible for translating and editing the third edition of the ZGR special issue on the law of subsidiaries abroad.

During her practicing years, she was appointed as receiver in ongoing proceedings. After her admission to the bar in 1994, she was engaged to advise creditors of the trade and industry sector in insolvency proceedings. She specialized in collaterals, insol­vency and international civil law, focusing on out-of-court corporate restructuring negotiations (pre-packaged plans). She advises predominantly large and medium-sized businesses and is proud to say “Whoever asks for advice, he or she will get the boss.”

Barbara is regularly invited to speak and publish on these topics in Germany and abroad. She is fluent in English and French and speaks a conversational Italian.

Her motivation in founding KSI-International was realizing that even large creditors have no impact in German insolvency proceed­ings and that it is too time-consuming for each creditor to observe his or her individual rights properly. She found that it is crucial that creditors get organized and accumulate their voting rights to avoid being pushed aside by the IP and the court.

She organized KSI-International as a non-profit organization and created a network of insolvency specialists based worldwide and particularly in Europe.

FCIB/NACM Member: Free
Non Member: 59.95

Registration Fees Include:

  • One telephone and web connection at one physical location

Accreditation Points

Participants earn 2 Education and 2 Participation Points towards the International Certified Credit Executive (ICCE) certification/recertification.