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    EECC Conference 2017 - Budapest, Hungary

    11-05-2017 to 12-05-2017
    Budapest, Hungary

    The 13th INSOL Europe EECC conference took place on 12 May 2017 in Budapest, truly one of the most beautiful European cities

    The focus of the annual EECC conference was on “Winding up of (assetless) companies in Central-Eastern Europe – The reality show”. The conference was an absolute success and gathered the record number of attendees – more than 280 delegates from 16 countries. Especially, the conference was given close attention by the local insolvency practitioners, as about 30 percent of more than the six hundred Hungarian IPs got an opportunity of networking and joining the INSOL Europe family.

    The programme covered a number of cutting-edge insolvency-related topics which were presented through lively discussions, excellent presentations and valuable case studies. The delegates had a unique opportunity to learn about the various nations’ peculiarities in the winding-up of assetless companies and crisis management, as well as in tracking, recovering and selling the assets, besides certain aspects of civil and criminal liability of the non-cooperating debtors. Another significant focus was placed on the new European Insolvency Regulation and the harmonisation of insolvency law across Europe, especially concerning the education of IPs.

    In its turn, the informal part of the conference gave everyone the possibility for cultural interaction in a friendly environment in the local restaurants.

    Photos of the event can be seen here and A full report will be published in the Summer edition of Eurofenix.
    One-day conference on Friday 12 May 2017 with an optional dinner on 11 May.

    We are delighted to invite you to Budapest, Hungary, for the Eastern European Countries’ Committee Conference on: “Winding up of (assetless) companies in Central-Eastern Europe – The reality show”. Budapest will host this event from 11-12 of May 2017. 

    Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest's extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second-oldest metro line in the world. Budapest has around 80 geothermal springs, the world's largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue and third largest Parliament building. The city attracts about 4.4 million tourists a year, making it the 25th most popular city in the world, and the 6th in Europe.

    Budapest is considered a financial hub in Central Europe. Where else, then, to hold INSOL Europe's annual Eastern Europe conference to discuss the actual developments in the insolvency landscape and to emphasize the developments in Eastern Europe? More and more insolvency professionals are being confronted with assetless companies. What to do when a company does not seem to have any assets but still has some debts? How do the different jurisdictions deal with such situations?

    At the conference, representatives of the Hungarian Ministry of Justice and Economy and the Ministry of National Development will be  present. Practical solutions of how to sell assets and how to develop the education of insolvency practitioners are topics that will help improve the capabilities of the profession. Finally, on 22 November 2016, the European Commission published a proposal for a directive. What will that mean for practitioners and governments across Europe? The landscape will change, that's for sure!

    All in all, attending our conference presents a valuable experience and an excellent opportunity to meet the profession’s experts and learn about the latest trends in insolvency. The conference will be preceded by an optional networking dinner in downtown Buda or Pest, during which the guests can have a taste of both Hungary’s culinary traditions and folk music and dance.

    We hope you will enjoy our conference in Budapest, as well as the town and its surroundings.

    Download the Registration Brochure here.

    Download the final programme here.

    Download the Morning Sessions' presentation slides here.

    Download the Keynote Speaker's presentation slides here.

    Download the Afternoon Sessions' presentation slides here.

    To reserve a room at the conference hotel, complete the attached form and fax it to the hotel:

    With thanks to our Sponsors

    Main Sponsor

    BDO Restructuring GmbH, Germany -

    Sponsor of all Conference Material

    CITR -

    Conference Sponsors
    CNAJMJ -
    NetBid AG & Angermann Consult GmbH - &
    Intrum Justitia -   
    Schiebe und Collegen -
    bnt attorneys-at-law -
    Troostwijk -

    With thanks to our Conference Supporters

    AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) -
    FOE/HAIP -