About our Working Groups

INSOL Europe has many working groups and committees covering a wide aspect of the work that we undertake. These groups are formed by individuals across our membership who work together on current projects, often meeting at one of our many events throughout the year. If you would like to get involved in one of the groups, please contact the chair of that group directly for further information.
  • Academic Forum: Chaired by Professor Rodrigo Rodriguez and Jennifer L. L. Gant, the Academic Forum’s primary mission is to engage in the representation of members interested in insolvency law and research, to encourage and assist in the development of research initiatives in the insolvency field and to participate in the activities organised by INSOL Europe.
  • Anti-Fraud Forum: Chaired by Carmel King and Bart Heynickx, the Anti-Fraud Forum was established in 2012, to promote the use of insolvency processes to assist with the tracing and recovery of assets; assess and review possibilities to address fraud and, more generally, (administrator) liability in the framework of insolvency scenarios; share experiences amongst members of the group; and to provide a forum to educate a wider audience on the threats of fraud. 
  • Eastern European Countries' Committee: The EECC is hosted by two co-chairs, one from Eastern Europe (Stela Ivanova) and one from Western Europe (Georges-Louis Harang), in order to represent all aspects of activities in both areas of Europe. The EECC hosts an annual conference, suitable for all our members, but mainly focusing on topics relating to the issues of Eastern European constituencies. 
  • EU Study Group: Chaired by former INSOL Europe President Barry Cahir with the technical support of Emmanuelle Inacio, the EU Study Group is composed of a research team on comparative law, a majority of whose members are regular attendees at meetings organised by official European and other international bodies (e.g. UNCITRAL’s bi-annual meetings). 
  • Financiers Group: The INSOL Europe Lenders Group was founded in 2008 and changed its name to the Financiers Group in 2018 to reflect the changing dynamics in the sector. The Group has diverse aims which are more relevant than ever in an increasingly interconnected world, including bringing financiers together, accessing market leading professionals, communication with regulators and considering technical developments. The group is chaired by Florian Joseph and Francisco Patricio.
  • Insolvency Tech & Digital Assets Wing: With Co-chairs Dávid Oršula and Laurent Le Pajolec the wing’s tasks are to study and develop a legal framework for insolvency tech & digital assets; educate and train INSOL Europe members (e.g. on conference panels; specialized conferences / seminars / meetings etc) and find new members for INSOL Europe (including new type of members from the insolvency-tech industry).
  • Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Group: Members of the group are turnaround professionals across Europe and beyond. It aims to: Provide a forum for turnaround professionals in which they can meet, develop cross-border support and contacts, cooperate and communicate in both formal insolvencies and informal restructurings; Act as a link between INSOL Europe practitioner members and the European turnaround community, with a view to encouraging more turnaround professionals to share ideas and participate in our activities; Be the leading forum for disseminating 'best practice', technical updates and shared experiences amongst turnaround professionals on formal insolvencies and informal restructurings and more. The group is chaired by Robert Haenel, Dr. Dennis Cardinaels, Xavier Garcia Esteve and Christophe Thevenot.
  • Judicial Wing: The mission of the Judicial Wing is to foster and share research, learning and experience on matters of common interest and to promote best practice in matters concerning the conduct in courts of law of restructuring and insolvency proceedings, and cross-border cooperation between courts in insolvency and restructuring matters. If you are interested in additional information about the Judicial Wing, please contact the co-chairs Michael Quinn, Vassilis Portokallis and Elsbeth de Vos.
  • YANIL: YANIL is a branch of the INSOL Europe Academic Forum which brings together postgraduate students, PhD candidates, early career academics and young professionals with an interest in academic research in the field of insolvency law. More than 10 years after its establishment, YANIL has now grown to include over 100 members from different jurisdictions, in Europe and beyond.
  • Young Members Group: The Young Members Group was established in 2013, chiefly to encourage the professional and social networking activities of INSOL Europe’s members of 45 years and below. Please do get in contact with either of the co chairs (José Carles or Klaudia Frątczak-Kospin) if you would like further information or to join the group.
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