Academic Conference 2024, Sorrento, Italy

On behalf of the INSOL Europe Academic Forum, we are delighted to invite you the most important event of the year for insolvency academics in Europe, the INSOL Europe Academic Forum Conference, taking place on from 2-3 October in Italy.

This year, the conference will take place in the wonderful town of Sorrento, between the breath-taking Amalfi coast and the historical sites of Pompei and Herculaneum, easily accessible from nearby Naples. The conference programme, however, will stand in sharp contrast to the archaeological surroundings and will focus on the present and future of European insolvency law.  

Again, the range of subjects covered by this year’s conference is such that your field(s) of interest will most certainly be covered. It reaches from early restructuring to judicial review, harmonization of avoidance claims and cross-border issues. A particular session will be dedicated to the relationship between environmental risks and insolvency. We look forward to inspiring discussions and exchanges in all these areas. Another highlight of the conference will be our Gabriel Moss Memorial Lecture, which this year will be held by Prof. Stefania Bariatti.

Like every year, academics, post-docs, researchers and practitioners are welcome to this unique opportunity to exchange research results, ideas, interests, cases and contact details across Europe... Don’t miss it - register early!

Academic Forum Chair: Professor Rodrigo Rodriguez
Tenured Professor for Procedural and Insolvency Law, University of Lucerne (Switzerland)

Deputy Chair: Jennifer L. L. Gant
Senior Lecturer, University of Derby, School of Law

Continuing Professional Education 
A number of CPE points and academic hours of professional education will be awarded for attendance at the conference by the local professional associations. Please contact Harriet Taylor after the conference for a certificate of attendance, which you can forward to the relevant organisation as evidence.  

If you have any queries or would like further information, please contact Harriet Taylor

  Booking Price
Category € Total inc. 22% VAT
INSOL Europe Member 325 + 71.50 VAT = 396.50
Non-member 375 + 82.50 VAT = 457.50
Accompanying guest 60 + 13.20 VAT = 73.20

Cancellation of Attendance

Refunds will not be given for any cancellation received after Friday 26 July although it will be permissible for registrations to be transferred within organisations.

This year our Congress will be held at the Hilton Sorrento Palace Hotel, Via Rivolo S.Antonio, 13, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy.

INSOL Europe have secured x40 bedrooms on Wednesday & Thursday night at Club Sorrento Hotel which is slightly outside of town in order to provide a more economical option for conference attendees. As this hotel is located a 10 minute drive away from the congress hotel, private transportation will be provided free of charge. The private transfer collection point is a 5 minute walk from the hotel due to narrow streets restricting large vehicle access. 

Accommodation Address: Club Sorrento Hotel, Via Cappuccini, 14, 80065 Sant'Agnello NA, Italy

This 3 star family-run hotel is located outside of Sorrento in the neighbouring town of Sant'Agnello. The hotel is located a 10 minute walk away from Marinella Beach, offering a fantastic coastal view of the bay of Naples. To access the centre of Sorrento you can walk (30 minutes), or take the bus (12 minutes) or catch a train (2 minutes). 

To reserve a bedroom at the corporate rate of 160 euros per room per night, please email our local supplier Acampora Travel quoting the reference "INSOL Europe, Club Sorrento 2024" and they will follow up with a payment link.

Make the most of your visit to Sorrento and book a local tour, we recommend using GetYourGuide to browse the various options such a "Pasta & Tiramasu Cookery Class" or perhaps a "Mount Vesuvius Vineyard Tour" and don't forget there is also the opportunity to explore the Ancient Ruins of Pompei. 

Distance from Naples International Airport: 54km

There are various different transportation options between Naples Airport and Sorrento: Taxi, Bus, Train or Ferry. We have included details for the two most convenient options below, however more information can be found here.

Train: 8.60 each way / 130 minutes

The economical and sustainable way to reach Club Sorrento Hotel is via the train. Please note: this is not the conference hotel, this is the nearby budget-friendly accommodation reserved (assuming you wish to check in first before the event begins). 

Upon arrival at Naples Airport, you need to get a shuttle bus to the train station. Follow signs to Alibus Shuttle and pay €5.00 for a one-way ticket to Naples Central Station. Tickets can be purchased online, at the airport ticket machine or on board with the driver. The journey takes 15 minutes, departs every 15 minutes - 24 hours a day! 

Once at the train station, you need to buy a €3.60 ticket for the Circumvesuviana train to Sant'Agnello. Tickets can be purchased from the newspaper stands at the station. Alternatively, if you have a contactless debit/credit card you can tap this on the card reader as you enter and exit the train, your card will automatically be charged. Tickets cannot be purchased online for this service. The journey takes 110 minutes and departs every 40 minutes, the train schedule can be found here. 

When you have arrived at Sant'Agnello station, Club Sorrento Hotel is a 5 minute walk away.

Taxi: 150 euros each way / 60 minutes
The fastest way to reach Sorrento is via taxi, there is a dedicated airport taxi rank immediately outside the arrivals hall. We always recommend car sharing wherever possible to reduce emissions and divide the cost!

Sustainable Travel
If you are flying to Italy, we have published some information about how to carbon-offset your flights on our website here.

Travel & Health Insurance 
It is the attendee's responsibility to be adequately insured in case of claims pertaining to travel/accidents for the duration of their visit.  

The Academic Forum Conference Technical Committee consists of:

  • Chair: Professor Rodrigo Rodriguez, Tenured Professor for Procedural and Insolvency Law, University of Lucerne (Switzerland)
  • Deputy Chair: Jennifer L. L. Gant, Senior Lecturer, University of Derby, School of Law
  • Committee Members:
    Professor Dr. Jessica Schmidt, LL.M., University of Bayreuth, Germany
    Dr Emilie Ghio, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
    Dr Luigi Lai, National Information Processing Institute, Poland
    Dr Line Herman Langkjaer, University of Aarhus, Denmark
    Gert-Jan Boon, University of Leiden, The Netherlands & Chair of the Young Academic's Network in Insolvency Law (YANIL)  
  • INSOL Europe Liaison Team: Paul Omar & Myriam Mailly.
With thanks to our Sponsors
Academic Forum Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities: For an up-to-date list of the sponsorship opportunities
for the Annual Congress, please contact Hannah Denney (

Links to the following documents will be available nearer the time of the event:
• PowerPoint Slides
• Delegate List (Password protected)
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