TRI LeidenTurnaround, Rescue & Insolvency


KOG LibraryTurnaround, Rescue & Insolvency Leiden (TRI Leiden) is a team consisting of legal and business scholars and master students from the Leiden Law School (Leiden University). It is directed by professors Jan Adriaanse, Jean-Pierre van der Rest, and Reinout Vriesendorp. Professor Bob Wessels is a consultant to TRI Leiden.

We study and bring into practice turnaround management, business rescue and insolvency law. With our international and multidisciplinary perspective we aim to promote both efficient and effective business rescue and insolvency proceedings, and to enhance trust in the market. Presently we work on projects commissioned by the European Commission, INSOL Europe and ELI (European Law Institute) as well as various other projects with an international scope. These projects are:

We cordially welcome your thoughts and ideas on our projects, since academic research is a continuous process and flowers by cooperation. Please find our contact details here.

The TRI Leiden Research Team



Opening of the Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection

On Friday 26 January 2018 the Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection has been officially opened at the Leiden Law School (Leiden University). For eight years, from 2007-2014 was Bob professor of international insolvency law at the Leiden University. He recently donated a large part of his private insolvency library to the Stichting (Foundation) Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection which has the object to promote the interest and knowledge of international and comparative restructuring and insolvency law and to maintain and manage the library and to promote worldwide access to it.

Business Rescue Evening Reception for participants UNCITRAL WG V

The ELI Instrument on the Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law, elaborated by Bob Wessels and Stephan Madaus, was finalised and approved this year by the ELI Council and the General Assembly in September. On the occasion of the 52nd Session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group V (Insolvency), the ELI organised an event on 20 December 2017 at the Austrian Ministry of Justice, which attracted around 60 participants.