Preface; C. Goodhart. Foreword; J. Taylor. Part I: Bank Insolvency in Economies in Transition. 1. Banking Crises and the Macroeconomic Context; P. Molyneux. 2. Crisis Management and Lender of Last Resort; R.M. Lastra. 3. Deposit Insurance in Economies in Transition; G.P. Miller. Comment: Routes to Systemic Stability; G.E. Wood. Part II: Legal Issues in Bank Insolvency in Economies in Transition. 4. Legal Measures to Manage Bank Insolvency in Economies in Transition; H.N. Schiffman. 5. Banks in Distress -- Non-Performing Loans Recognition and Response by Debtors and Creditors: Lessons from the American Experience; G.N. Olson. 6. Treatment of Financial Contracts in Financial Institutions Insolvency; C.J. Hansen, N.M. Poulos. Part III: Case Studies. 7. Building a Strong Banking Sector in Transition Economies: The Case of Moldova; W. Coats, et al. 8. The Venezuelan Banking Crisis 1994-1995; R. de Krivoy. Part IV: International Efforts. 9. International Co-operative Efforts and Implications for Law Reform; J.J. Norton. 10. Legislation Related to Bank Insolvency in the European Union; P. Clarotti. Index.