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Joint conference on Teaching and Research in Comparative and Int. Insolvency Law

The Netherlands Association for Comparative and International Insolvency Law (NACIIL) and the Academic Forum of Insol Europe organise a joint conference on Monday/Tuesday 14-15 April 2014, in Leiden, The Netherlands. The theme is Teaching and Research in Comparative and International Insolvency Law. Over twenty speakers share experiences with training students, judges or practitioners in other legal cultures and in comparing legal systems.

Joint Conference

During a forum and in workshops cross-border judicial cooperation will be discussed, as well as professional guidance for insolvency administrators and contrasting interests when saving banks or companies in financial distress. The forum discussion evidently relates to the JudgeCo project; the workshop include topics of the IOH-project, ELI’s Business rescue project and the new Leiden-China project on banks in difficult times. It is rewarding that sponsors are available to support the presence of several academics and judges. They include the European Union, International Insolvency Institute, European Law Institute, Dutch Council for the Judiciary, and commercial sponsors such as EdwinCoe LLP, Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright, Wolters Kluwer and Rabobank. Non-Dutch speakers will be professors Bariatti (Milan), Lynch Fannon (Cork), Madaus (Halle-Wittenberg), Omar (Nottingham), Paulus (Berlin), Van Dam (London), Vanmeenen (Antwerpen) and judges Vallender (Cologne), Richards (London) and Verougstreate (Brussels).

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Valedictory lecture

On Monday 14 April at 16.00 professor Bob Wessels will have its valedictory lecture in the Academy building (Groot Auditorium), which is deliverd in English.

Those interested in attending the valedictory lecture, please register via:


PhD forum

PhD researchers might also be interested in the PhD forum, organised prior to the joint conference,
on Sunday afternoon 13th of April. They can send a request to Anthon Verweij LL.M,  This meeting is free of charge.