Forthcoming Events

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INSOL Europe EECC Conference 2021 Online

INSOL Europe EECC Conference 2021 Online


Set your alarm for our next EECC Online Conference:
A Wake-up Call for Sleepy Companies?
16:25 CET, Thursday 25 November 2021 

> Download the latest technical programme here

Many articles and experts forecast a rising tide of insolvencies in Europe given all we have been through in the past year and, it’s more than understandable. We were used to seeing insolvency following somewhat regular patterns, and following 2009, we learned to spot a crisis.

Just imagine having the ability to send a message to yourself from January 2020 – but nothing too specific as to not disturb the axis of time – what would you even say? Buy stock in pharma companies? That would be too obvious and most surely go against time travel regulation.

Where to even begin? More has changed in the last 18 months than in the previous ten years put together. We have a pandemic, with its ever-changing variant, fleeting state aid, whole industries on the brink of collapsing while others flourish unexpectedly and a restructuring Directive being dragged through parliaments for transposition.

Once, we had the luxury of certainty. Given the same data set, we persisted in the belief that everyone would draw the same conclusion and, moreover, that we could see the future, as though reason operated according to an obligatory physics, like the optics of an eye. At the beginning of that year, we were once certain that we could see, in broad strokes, how it was going to play out. Now, uncertainty is all we have, and it freed us; it made room for possibilities and new strategies – for growth, pushing us forward. Now, all we have are plans a, b, c, and so on.

This is the painful beginning of the new restructuring. We invite you to discuss together scenarios and plans on Thursday, 25 November from 16:25 CET for a two-hour EECC session - A wake-up call for sleepy companies? Will there be a growing army of zombie companies? Are we ready? Are the tides changing? What about Poland, Czech Republic and Bulgaria? Have airlines reached a survival at any cost point? 

So join us online from the comfort of your home/office in this journey to embrace uncertainty in these new exciting times!

Further information
Please contact the EECC Co-Chairs Evert Verwey or Secretary to the EECC, Niculina Somlea.
Academic Forum 2021 Winter Lecture

Academic Forum 2021 Winter Lecture


Date for your diary: 1 December 2021
"StaRUG: The New German Restructuring Law"

INSOL Europe's Academic Forum is excited to announce an online lecture by Professor Christoph Thole, on the topic of the new German law on restructuring, in particular the so-called "StaRUG", an act on the implementation of the Directive no. 2019/1023, which adds a completely new pre-insolvency proceeding to the German law.

Christoph Thole is a Professor of Law at the University of Cologne and Managing Director of the Institute for European and International Insolvency Law and the Institute for Procedural and Insolvency Law at the University of Cologne. His research focuses on insolvency and restructuring law as well as (international) civil procedure law, corporate law and tort law. He has written numerous publications on both national and international restructuring law such as a recent article on the new German “Stabilisation and Restructuring Framework for Businesses (to be found under

Other recent works by Professor Thole include a commentary on the European Insolvency Regulation (Münchener Kommentar zur Insolvenzordnung, 4th ed. 2020, art. 3-6, 19-33) or an article on the recognition of confidential preventive restructuring frameworks (forthcoming).

We look forward to seeing you online for this very topical lecture!

Visit our Academic Forum page for more updates when available.
INSOL Europe: Young Members Group - Virtual Beer & Chocolate Tasting

INSOL Europe: Young Members Group - Virtual Beer & Chocolate Tasting


Young Members Group Christmas Networking Event
Belgian Beer & Chocolate Tasting
Online, Thursday 9 December 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Free to attend - Limited availability!

Following our successful virtual networking events and online tasting sessions, the Young Members Group is back with a new twist - Belgian beer & chocolate!

This event has limited availability so to register, please email Harriet Taylor at to provide your delivery address. 

The deadline for registration is Thursday 25 November so we can make the necessary arrangements for delivery in time for the event.

Further details to be added shortly.

See you all again soon,

Clarissa Nitsch & Robert Peldan
Co-Chairs of the INSOL Europe Young Members Group
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INSOL Europe Academic Conference 2022: Dublin, Ireland

02-03-2022 to 03-03-2022
Dublin, Ireland

The Academic Forum of INSOL Europe will be hosting its Annual Conference at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, 2-3 March 2022, immediately prior to INSOL Europe’s main Annual Congress. The overall theme of the academic conference will be: “The Emerging New Landscape of European Restructuring and Insolvency”.

> Download the Registration Brochure here

We expect that research papers will be presented on, inter alia, the following overall topics:
  • Reflections on the 2019/1023 Directive as such, and on further harmonization of insolvency laws in the EU;
  • Reports on national implementations of the 2019/1023 Directive in the EU Member States, including related changes to insolvency and company laws; 
  • Cross-border issues related to the new restructuring frameworks;
  • The longer-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on insolvency laws in the EU and elsewhere;
  • Digital assets and data in the context of insolvency proceedings and the new restructuring frameworks.
For further information about the Academic Conference, please contact Line Langkjaer, the Academic Forum's Secretary.

Please also see the Call for papers and its Annex for information about how to submit a paper.

Academic Forum Sponsor
Edwin Coe –  
INSOL Europe Annual Congress 2022: Dublin, Ireland

INSOL Europe Annual Congress 2022: Dublin, Ireland

03-03-2022 to 06-03-2022
Dublin, Ireland

It is with great pleasure and pride that we invite you to attend our next and 40th Annual Congress in the beloved city of Dublin (Ireland) from 3-6 March 2022.

> Download the Registration Brochure here

please ensure you enter your registered INSOL Europe email address and password in order to receive the appropriate discounted rate. 

Click here to visit the Congress hotel website to reserve your room at a discounted rate.

This Congress marks the end of INSOL Europe's 40th anniversary year and will be the first ‘real time’ event that we have organised in nearly two years since the COVID-19 pandemic descended upon us. As our focus shifts from the pandemic to what lies ahead, it is befitting that we celebrate our ‘return to normal’ and our 40th anniversary with all of you in Dublin, a great city, full of history and promises for the future.

We have chosen the theme and title “Back to the Future 2”, following our 2021 Autumn Online Conference, titled “Back to the Future” for our Congress. This theme is primarily a reference to the EU Directive on Restructuring and Insolvency and the status of the implementation process in the various jurisdictions, but it was equally chosen as a tribute to our members and the profession as a whole for their remarkable capacity to adjust and evolve and meet the various challenges of the past two years with extraordinary resilience and creativity. 

We owe a huge thank you to our dedicated Congress Technical Committee, who have prepared a wonderful programme under the supervision of the Co-Chairs Barry Cahir from Ireland and Giorgio Corno from Italy.

Since this is our first 'real time' event in such a long time, we especially look forward to meeting you all again and reconnecting after so many digital Zoom, Skype or Teams meetings. Let’s reinforce our friendship and network during the Congress!

With thanks to our Sponsors

Main Sponsor:

NetBid -
Main Local Firm Sponsor:
Beauchamps -

Congress General Sponsors:
PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH -
McDermott Will & Emery -

Event Sponsors:
DLA Piper -
McStay Luby -
hww hermann wienberg wilhelm –
anchor rechtsanwälte -
NautaDutilh -
Dentons -
Hoche Avocats -
AlixPartners -
Wedlake Bell -
bnt attorneys in CEE -
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek -
Gordon Brothers –
Schiebe und Collegen -
Grant Thornton -
Edwin Coe –

With thanks to our Congress Supporters
AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) -
Fáilte Ireland -
Meet in Ireland -

Academic Forum Sponsor
Edwin Coe –