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This article discusses the ability of a foreign debtor to liquidate or reorganize under title 11 of the United States Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”). Foreign companies can address their debt in a bankruptcy case under the Bankruptcy Code if it satisfies the eligibility requirements set forth in section 109 of the Bankruptcy Code. A court may dismiss a foreign company’s bankruptcy case under section 3052 or section 1112 of the Bankruptcy Code. Part I of this article discusses the eligibility requirements under section 109 of the Bankruptcy Code. Part II analyzes the possibility of dismissal for “cause” under section 1112. Finally, Part III examines the “best interests” provision of section 305.



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