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YANIL Research Prize for Innovative and Outstanding Research (2nd edition) 
 
Y ANIL (Younger Academics Network of Insolvency Law) is pleased to announce the launch of the second edition of the YANIL Research Prize for Innovative and Outstanding Research
 
The YANIL Prize aims to put the limelight on the excellent research produced by younger academics in the field of European insolvency and restructuring law and to raise awareness to their research and support them in pursuing an academic career. Last year this prize was won by Fabian Kratzlmeier (1st prize), Raghav Mittal (2nd prize) and Marco Novara (3rd prize).

This year, the second edition of the prize has two rounds:
 
1.First round Younger academics are invited to submit their research output that has been published between 1 January 2023 and June 2024 to yanil@insol-europe.eu (submission deadline: 3 July 2024).

2. Second round Candidates that pass the first round will be invited to join a second round where they will be asked to make an appealing video to present the findings of their research in a research video.

Shifting the limelight to your research
In order to raise awareness for your research, this Prize involves several opportunities to present the research. This includes: 
(i) in the second round, preparing a short video presenting the main findings of the research, 
(ii) publishing the winning videos on the websites of YANIL/INSOL Europe and BWILC, and 
(iii) inviting the first prize winner to present the research at a YANIL research webinar. The jury of this edition of the Prize is comprised of the board of YANIL (Gert-Jan Boon, Giulia Ballerini, Guillem Gabriel-Pizarro, Emilie Ghio, Vasile Rotary and Jonatan Schytzer) and a representative of the IEAF board.

This year, three prizes may be awarded:
- 1st place EUR 500
- 2nd place EUR 350
- 3rd place EUR 250

To participate, submit your research output to yanil@insol-europe.org. The deadline for submissions is 3 July 2024.

This edition welcomes submission that have been published or accepted for publication between January 2023 and June 2024.
 
Good to know:
1. We welcome submission in all languages (if not in English, an English language translation is required).
2. Co-authored research output is welcome (if the candidate made the significant contribution to the paper).
3. See for further info the call for submissions and rules.
4. This prize is made possible with kind financial support of the Foundation Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection (BWILC).

On behalf of the members of the YANIL board 
YANIL is a branch of INSOL Europe’s Academic Forum
 
 
Transversal Skills Laboratory - Management & Practice of International Contracts in the Foreign Direct Investments sector

INSOL Europe is pleased to announce its support to the following legal workshop:

“Transversal Skills” project for a Laboratory on “Management & Practice of International Contracts in the Foreign Direct Investments Sector” under the leadership of Prof. Antonio Leandro

The outline of the project is available here. See the technical programme (IT and EN versions) where you will find the relevant the link to register.

The project is funded by the University of Bari and supported by UNIDROIT and Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority.
Registrations are open until 25 March 2024. 


Twentieth Anniversary of the Portuguese Insolvency Law - 22 March 2024
The Institute of Enterprise and Employment Laws at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra will mark the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the insolvency law with a conference to be held in the city of Coimbra on Friday 22 March 2024. A full day’s programme will cover topics  such as the insolvency of SMEs, court practice in the analysis of restructuring plans, the liability of insolvency office-holders, the judicial role in procedures, impact on special contracts, such as franchising agreements, and the scrutiny of enterprise directors and possible fraud in insolvency matters. A key-note will also talk of the future of harmonisation in European insolvency laws.
 
Further details and conference registration can be obtained from the Institute website here.
 

5th International and Comparative Law Insolvency Symposium - 25-27 April 2024

Royal Holloway, University of London is pleased to announce the hosting of the 5th International and Comparative Law Insolvency Symposium. The Symposium will be held at Royal Holloway, University of London in their Egham campus (close to London) on 25–27 April 2024.
 
The symposium will focus on comparative and cross-border issues in bankruptcy and insolvency law in its broadest sense. They encourage submissions from a broad range of speakers, including practitioners and early career researchers. The keynote speakers for the event will be Prof. Dr. Bob Wessels and Mr. Justice Antony Zacaroli.

Attendance to the conference is free.

More information is available here.
Contact: Dr Eugenio Vaccari  
 

French National School for the Judiciary (ENM) - Comparative guide to the law transposing the "Preventive Restructuring and Insolvency" Directive of 20 June 2019 

The French National School for the Judiciary (ENM) is pleased to announce the recent publication of a comparative guide (October 2023) which aims at informing the readers on the orientations and rules adopted by the Member States following the implementation process of the EU Directive on Restructuring and Insolvency.

The comparative Guide contains a comparison of the main aspects of the EU Directive in 6 EU Member states (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain), for example (1) Insolvency prevention mechanisms and procedures; (2) Formation of classes of affected parties and adoption of restructuring plans; (3) Voting on restructuring plans by creditors and equity holders; (4) Confirmation of restructuring plans by judicial authorities; (5) Discharge of debt measures allowing insolvent individual entrepreneurs to recover. 

This comparative Guide is complemented by a Glossary which reproduces the terms for which the Directive of 20 June 2019 provides a definition as well as proposes definitions for the terms not explicitly defined in the Directive, but which are part of the concepts used. These definitions can serve as a guide to a good understanding of the rules and principles used.

The comparative Guide is available in English, Spanish, French and Italian as well as the Glossary (EN, ES, FR, IT) both funded by the European Justice Programme.

We are grateful to the French National School for the Judiciary for sharing this information with the INSOL Europe Academic members. 

YANIL launches Academic Prize for innovative and outstanding research 

The Younger Academic Network of Insolvency Law (YANIL) is pleased to announce the launch of the YANIL Research Prize for Innovative and Outstanding Research. With this Prize, YANIL aims to put the limelight on the excellent research produced by younger academics in the field of European insolvency and restructuring law.
 
Three Prizes for younger academics
The jury of this first edition of the Prize is comprised of the board of YANIL (Gert-Jan Boon, Giulia Ballerini, David Ehmke, Emilie Ghio, Jonatan Schytzer and Eugenio Vaccari) and the chair of the IEAF (Prof. Rodrigo Rodriguez).
 
For this year’s edition, three prizes may be awarded: 1st place EUR 750; 2nd place EUR 500; 3rd place EUR 250.
The winners will also be invited to present their paper at an online YANIL research seminar that will take place at the beginning of 2024. 
 
Participating
The deadline for the submission is 4th November 2023. This edition welcomes submission for research that has been published (or is under review) in the period January 2022 to September 2023.
 
This prize is made possible with the financial support of the Foundation Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection (BWILC).
 
More information on the YANIL Prize for Innovative and Outstanding Research can be found here.
 
EU Insolvency Law and Third Countries: Which Way(s) Forward ? - 26-28 October 2023
 
DatesThursday 26 October 2023 - Saturday 28 October 2023

 On 26–28 October 2023, the University of Kiel was hosting a conference titled “EU Insolvency Law and Third Countries: Which Way(s) Forward?”. The conference was one of the fruits of a research project coordinated by Professors Alexander Trunk (University of Kiel) and Jasnica Garašić (University of Zagreb).
 
The project was endorsed by UNCITRAL and supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. It had been conducted in cooperation with representatives of the European Commission and the Hague Conference on Private International Law. At the conference, the first results from the project was presented and discussed with the wider public, including professionals and academics. The conference also included a Young Researchers’ Forum on the morning of 26 October.

The report of the conference is available here.

Further information is available via the project website at: https://kiel-international-insolvency-project.university/
 
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