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    Introduction to INSOL Europe Academic Forum

    “The INSOL Europe Academic Forum, founded in 2004, is a constituent body of INSOL Europe, a Europe-wide association of practitioners in insolvency. 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. The membership of the Academic Forum includes insolvency academics, insolvency practitioners with recognised academic credentials as well as those engaged in the research and study of insolvency. The Academic Forum meets annually in conjunction with the main conference of INSOL Europe and also arranges half-yearly conferences around suitable themes of interest to the practice and academic communities. Previous meetings have taken place in Prague (2004), Amsterdam (2005), Monaco (2007), Leiden and Barcelona (2008), Brighton and Stockholm (2009), Leiden and Vienna (2010), Milan, Venice and Jersey (2011), Nottingham and Brussels (2012), Trier and Paris (2013), Leiden and Istanbul (2014), Trier, Nottingham and Berlin (2015), Berlin and Lisbon (2016) as well as Trier and Warsaw (2017). A number of smaller events, including University seminars and colloquia, are also co-hosted by the Academic Forum with institutions across Europe.
     
    At Lisbon, Professor Michael Veder (Radboud University, the Netherlands) was elected Chair of the Academic Forum for a three-year term. Anthon Verweij (Sdu Publishers, the Netherlands) serves as Secretary to the Board, while Florian Bruder (DLA Piper Munich, Germany), Jessica Schmidt (University of Bayreuth, Germany), Jennifer Gant (Chair of the Young Academics’ Network in Insolvency Law), Emmanuelle Inacio and Myriam Mailly (INSOL Europe Technical Officers) and Rolef de Weijs (Amsterdam University, the Netherlands) are ordinary members of the Board. Jennifer Gant (Nottingham Trent University, the United Kingdom) is the Editor of the Conference Proceedings series. A Supervisory Committee has also been established as a consultative board for Academic Forum projects whose membership includes senior insolvency academics and practitioners.
     
    With sponsorship made available by Edwin Coe LLP over a seven-year period from 2007-2014 and Shakespeare Martineau from 2015 onwards, the Academic Forum has been able to offer young scholars travel grants to attend its conferences. The sponsorship has also permitted for an annual lecture to be given by a scholar of international repute. These have included Professor Jay Westbrook (University of Texas, the United States), Gabriel Moss QC (3/4 South Square, Gray’s Inn, the United Kingdom), The Hon Mr Justice Ian Kawaley (Supreme Court of Bermuda), Professor Karsten Schmidt (President of the Bucerius Law School, Germany), Professor Bob Wessels (Leiden Law School, the Netherlands), Professor Ian Fletcher QC (University College London, United Kingdom), Professor Rosalind Mason (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Professor Axel Flessner (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany) and His Honour Judge Ignacio Sancho (Spanish Supreme Court).
     
    These lectures and many of the presentations at the Academic Forum conferences have been collected in the conference proceedings booklets that have been regularly published since the publications series arising from conferences was inaugurated in 2009 by reports from the 2008 Leiden and Barcelona events. The intention is that conference proceedings booklets will be published from all of the conferences listed above and will accompany other publications in the Technical Series produced by INSOL Europe and the Judicial Wing. Overall, the publications are intended to form a comprehensive report of the conferences and contain accounts of recent research in the insolvency field useful for academics, judges, policy-makers and practitioners alike.
     
    The Academic Forum’s next meeting is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the INSOL Europe conference in Warsaw, Poland on 4-5 October 2017, with future conferences likely to see Academic Forum members visit Athens (2018), Copenhagen (2019) and Sorrento (2020). Details of academic conferences will be posted on this website as and when available. An on-line registration facility for academic conferences as well as further information about the work of the Academic Forum can also be obtained via the website as well as a dedicated Facebook page.”


     
     
    Management Board
    Chair:
    Professor Michael Veder
    Radboud University
    m.veder@jur.ru.nl

    Secretary:
    Anthon Verweij
    Sdu Publishers
    anthon.verweij@gmail.com

    Committee:
    Professor Dr. Jessica Schmidt, LL.M.
    University of Bayreuth
    jessica.schmidt@uni-bayreuth.de

    Professor Rolef de Weijs
    University of Amsterdam
    R.J.deWeijs@uva.nl

    Jennifer L. L. Gant
    Nottingham Trent University
    Nottingham Law School
    Chair
    Young Academics' Network in Insolvency Law
    jennifer.gant@ntu.ac.uk

    Myriam Mailly
    University of Kent
    Université Lille 2
    Laboratoire de Recherche Juridique (L.A.R.J.) de Boulogne sur Mer
    mailly.myriam@orange.fr

    Emmanuelle Inacio
    Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale
    Laboratoire de Recherche Juridique (L.A.R.J.) de Boulogne sur Mer
    emma.inacio@gmail.com

    Florian Bruder
    DLA Piper Munich
    florian.bruder@dlapiper.com

    Editor (Conference Proceedings):
    Jennifer L. L. Gant
    Nottingham Law School
    Nottingham Trent University
    jennifer.gant@ntu.ac.uk

    INSOL Europe Liaison Team:
    Caroline Taylor
    carolinetaylor@insol-europe.or
    Supervisory Board
    Chair:
    Professor Michael Veder
    Radboud University
    m.veder@jur.ru.nl

    Secretary: 
    Anthon Verweij
    Sdu Publishers
    anthon.verweij@gmail.com

    Committee:
    Professor Bob Wessels
    bwessels@bobwessels.nl

    Professor Stefania Bariatti
    University of Milan
    stefania.bariatti@unimi.it

    Professor Christian Berger
    Leipzig University
    cberger@uni-leipzig.de

    Cecilia Carrara
    LUISS Rome
    ccarrara@luiss.it

    Reinhard Dammann
    White and Case, Paris
    rdammann@whitecase.com

    Professor Eric Dirix
    University of Leuven
    eric.dirix@law.kuleuven.be

    Professor Dennis Faber
    Radboud University
    dennis.faber@cliffordchance.com

    Professor Ian Fletcher
    University College London
    i.f.fletcher@ucl.ac.uk

    Professor Jens Lowitzsch
    University of Berlin
    lowitzsc@zedat.fu-berlin.de

    Gabriel Moss QC
    3/4 South Square, Gray's Inn
    gabrielmoss@southsquare.com

    Johanna Niemi
    University of Helsinki
    johanna.niemi-kiesilainen@helsinki.fi

    Professor Paul Oberhammer
    University of Zurich
    paul.oberhammer@rwi.unizh.ch

    Professor Tomas Richter
    Clifford Chance, Prague
    Tomas.Richter@CliffordChance.com

    Professor Vincent Sagaert
    University of Leuven
    Vincent.Sagaert@kuleuven-kortrijk.be

    Siv Sandvik
    DLAPiper, Oslo
    Siv.Sandvik@dlapiper.com

    Professor Alexander Trunk
    Institute for East European Law
    University of Kiel
    office-eastlaw@law.uni-kiel.de

    Professor Ion Turcu
    University of Cluj-Napoca
    iturcu@cluj.astral.ro

    Professor Paul Varul, University of Tartu
    Paul.Varul@varul.ee

    Professor Miguel Virgos, University of Madrid
    miguel.virgos@uam.es
     
    Sponsors

    The Academic Forum is pleased to announce the generous support of Shakespeare Martineau.
     
    Contact: 
    Christina FitzgeraldPartner
    T: +44 (0)207 264 4455 
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