Administration (law)

As a legal concept, administration is a procedure under the insolvency laws of a number of common law jurisdictions. It functions as a rescue mechanism for insolvent entities and allows them to carry on running their business. The process – an alternative to liquidation – is often known as going into administration. A company in administration is operated by the administrator (as interim chief executive) on behalf of the creditors as a going concern while options are sought short of liquidation. These options include recapitalising the business, selling the business to new owners, or demerging it into elements that can be sold and closing the remainder.

Administration differs from receivership in that it is usually carried out by a judicial authority, whereas receivership is called in by the bank or creditors involved.


In Australia there are two related processes: voluntary administration and deeds of company arrangement which are also supervised by an administrator.

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The Grand Island Independent 27 Oct 2020
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Dispatch Argus 27 Oct 2020
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TDT News 27 Oct 2020
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Rock Island County state's attorney race: Dora Villarreal being challenged by Kathleen Bailey

Dispatch Argus 27 Oct 2020
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BYU argues to keep its police department after Utah moved to shut it down

The Salt Lake Tribune 27 Oct 2020
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Can Donald Trump call in troops to quell Election Day unrest?

The Times of India 27 Oct 2020
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The Gainesville Sun 27 Oct 2020
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Explainer: Can Trump call in troops to quell Election Day unrest?

Metro USA 27 Oct 2020
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Manila Bulletin 27 Oct 2020
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EC Council hires Enfield administrator, ECSU grad, as city manager

Daily Advance 27 Oct 2020
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Daily Comet 27 Oct 2020
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Gulf News 27 Oct 2020
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The Jakarta Post 27 Oct 2020
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