Legal Environment

There is no universally applicable legal or regulatory framework for receivables financing. There are however certain initiatives for legal harmonization from the United Nations (UNCITRAL) for assignment of international trade receivables and for a model law on secured lending. The scope of this WOA learning lab is to collect available information on legal aspects for open account financing and to share ideas and best practices with the community.

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  1. Digital Bills of Exchange in Open Account

  2. Mrs Anna Joubin-Bret (UNCITRAL) will be Keynote Speaker at WOA’s Convention on 5th of October 2021 in Vienna

  3. WOA kicks off the New Year

  4. Steven Geerlings joins Dentons

  5. WOA events in 2021

  6. WOA with World Bank Group and Kozolchyk National Law Centre

  7. Unidroit Factoring Model Law - Second Working Group took place 14-16 December

  8. WOA invited to participate in Forum Towards Co-ordinated Implementation of International Standards

  9. Per aspera ad astra! WOA 2020 meets by Zoom on 6. October

  10. WOA 2020 Conference Program announced

  11. WOA 2020 Conference goes virtual

  12. Unidroit Factoring Model Law

  13. Unidroit Factoring Model Law

  14. A Historical Breakthrough of China's Factoring Legislation

  15. European Commission publishes study on Supply Chain Finance

  16. How to add Asset Based Lending to your Invoice Finance offering?

  17. WOA Guide for setting up factoring activities

  18. Legal considerations for cross-border factoring

  19. WOA New Year's Event : 16th of January 2020 at DLA Piper in London

  20. Only two weeks left to register for the WOA Convention!

  21. Harmonisation of the Regulatory and Legal environment in EU for Supply Chain Finance?

  22. Securitisation as a Service

  23. The Old Co New Co Collect out Trap

  24. Free WOA webinar on Inventory Financing on 3rd of December

  25. WOA Community Convention 7-8 October

  26. UK Government Crown Rights to be Re-established

  27. DLA Piper's Finance Rules of the World now accessible through the WOA platform

  28. WOA takes part in EU Workshop on SCF

  29. Legal Aspects of Receivables Finance - The appropriate legal environment

  30. UK ABL under Threat from the return of Government Preference

  31. DLA Piper and WOA strengthen their cooperation

  32. WOA Community Members receive access to UK Finance Distant Learning Programme on Invoice Finance and ABL

  33. Are Fintech companies ready for Factoring?

  34. UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions

  35. United Nations Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade

  36. Unidroit Convention on International Factoring

  37. Factoring Survey in EBRD's countries of operation

  38. Legal Considerations for Factors & Receivable Financiers

  39. Factors and Actors : A Global Perspective on the Present, Past and Future of Factoring

  40. Introduction to Factoring

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