Past events

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INSOL Europe: Spring Online Conference 2021

INSOL Europe: Spring Online Conference 2021


Registration now open - download the full programme here!

Online Sessions: 4 & 18 March 2021
Session Time: 12:25 - 14:05 CET

We are pleased to announce that our new Spring Online Conference is now being prepared for March 2021. Conference Co-Chairs Clarissa Nitsch (Co-Chair of the Young Members Group / Binder Groesswang Attorneys at Law, Austria) and John Briggs (South Square, UK) have prepared a fascinating programme for INSOL Europe which is not to be missed! 

There will be two sessions (4 & 18 March) held on Zoom, each lasting 1.5 hours, both facilitated by Chris Laughton (Mercer & Hole, UK). Each session will feature a Keynote speaker and two live panels with a hand-picked selection of international experts speaking on a range of highly relevant and important topics including:

  • EU Directive on Restructuring and Insolvency (update on transposition)
  • Aviation in crisis: recent cases
  • Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement under Brexit: the UK and the EU
  • Experiences on the front line – insolvency practice in the pandemic.

We are very pleased to announce the following Keynote Speakers for this conference:

William Keegan is a British journalist and author. He was Economics Editor of The Observer from 1977 to 2003, and continues to contribute to the paper as a Senior Economics Commentator. In 2009 Keegan received a CBE for services to journalism.
Professor Georg E. KodekWU - Vienna University of Economics and Business; Judge of the Austrian Supreme Court since 2006 and professor for Civil and Commercial Law at the Vienna School of Economics and Business Administration since 2007.

Registration will be €50+VAT for members or €75+VAT for non-members.

Further information
More details will be posted here when available. If you have any queries, please contact Event Manager, Harriet Taylor. In the meantime, keep your diary free for these special events!

Certificate of Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided after the conference on application to
Harriet Taylor which participants can use as evidence of training to apply for CPE points.

With thanks to our Sponsors

Main Sponsors

Session Sponsors

South Square -

Joint Virtual Fraud Conference

Joint Virtual Fraud Conference


The Fraud Advisory Panel, R3 and INSOL Europe will be holding a joint virtual conference on 2 and 3 February 2021.

This virtual conference will focus on topics related to global financial crime, tackling rogue companies, UK compensation orders, asset tracing, cryptocurrency fraud, and digital forensics, with speakers from international police agencies, insolvency and fraud specialists, academics and many more.

The full programme has now been added to the event website at

Discounts for members:
INSOL Europe members should request a special discount code from Hannah Denney.
We are also offering a free fourth place for any firm registering three places. Please contact Hannah Denney for details.
INSOL Europe: Academic Conference 2021

INSOL Europe: Academic Conference 2021

20 January 2021 - 16:00 to 17:40 (CET) - Online Event - Zoom
Registration opening soon! 

Registration will be free for membersIf you are a non-member, please contact our Membership Manager, Hannah Denney.

The technical programme is available here.

We are pleased to announce the following confirmed speakers for this event:

Prof. Antonio Leandro will be speaking on:
“Harmonizing Insolvency Regimes in the Prism of European Investment Law”

Directive (EU) 2019/1023 on restructuring and insolvency has been adopted to harmonize the national frameworks of the Member States so as to make national means facing business crises more efficient throughout the EU territory. One may wonder if the Directive, against the backdrop of the ongoing EU actions for a Capital Markets Union, shifted the paradigm of the virtuous forum-law competitiveness – which means for Member States to be competitive one against another in attracting business and investments from abroad (even from third countries) – into a wider rationale that ends up protecting also general interests of EU investment law.

Antonio Leandro is Associate Professor of International Law at the Department of Economics, Management and Business Law of the University of Bari (Italy) with National Scientific Qualification as a Full Professor. He mainly focuses its professional activity on private international law, cross-border insolvency, international arbitration, and international and European investment law. His bibliography includes three books, four co-editions, and some more 170 papers among notes, commentaries, articles and book chapters. He sits in the editorial boards of various journals and is co-director of a scientific series. He has been member of the EC Group of experts on the attachment of bank accounts. He is: conferee of the CERIL (Conference on European Restructuring and Insolvency Law); member of the International Insolvency Institute; coordinator of the Study Group on Cross-border Insolvency and National Legal Orders for the Italian branch of the International Law Association. He served as trainer for the European Judicial Training Network. He cooperated with the Committee appointed by the Italian Ministry of Justice with the task to revise the Italian insolvency law.

Prof. Gerard McCormack will be speaking on:
“Restructuring and Stays – Moving Forward in Europe?”

The Covid crisis has highlighted the need for stays/moratoria on creditor actions against financially troubled debtors.  The European Restructuring Directive is of fundamental importance in this regard.  But the stay envisaged by the Directive is debtor specific and perhaps shorter in duration than the more general stay occasioned by the Covid crisis.  Nevertheless, the same balancing of debtor and creditor interests and structuring an appropriate stay comes into play in both scenarios.

Gerard (Gerry) McCormack is a Professor of International Business Law at the University of Leeds in the UK, a Visiting Professor at the University of Vaasa in Finland and INSOL International Scholar for 2020/2021. He has also led and worked on a number of international and comparative research projects. He has researched and published extensively on insolvency and secured credit law and particularly the international and comparative dimensions of the subject.
The Academic Forum is sponsored by Edwin Coe LLP.
INSOL Europe: Insolvency Office Holders & Turnaround Wing

INSOL Europe: Insolvency Office Holders & Turnaround Wing

Zoom Webinar

PIFOR, Where Art Thou? What will the new world for Office Holders look like?

Insolvency Office Holders Forum / Turnaround Wing Joint Live Webinar 
Thursday 17 December at 12.00 GMT/13.00 CET for one hour 

We are delighted to invite you to an online webinar devoted to the practitioners in the field of restructuring (PIFOR) created by the EU Directive on Restructuring and Insolvency. The two working groups - Insolvency Office Holders Forum (IOH) and Turnaround Wing (TW) - are combining their efforts for this one-off event.

The webinar will be led by the Co-Chairs of the IOH Forum and Co-Chairs of the Turnaround Wing. Topics to be discussed will be:
  • Qualification / eligibility / appointment system of the insolvency practitioners and practitioners in the field of restructuring
  • Cooperation between INSOL Europe and the EBRD in the revision of the EBRD IOH Principles
  • Attractiveness of the profession in the field of restructuring
  • Liability of the practitioners in the field of restructuring

Registration will be free for members. If you're a non-member, please contact our Membership Manager Hannah Denney for details on how to book. 

Add the dates to your calendar and join us!
INSOL Europe EECC Conference 2020 Online: Tectonic Changes in Eastern European Insolvency

INSOL Europe EECC Conference 2020 Online: Tectonic Changes in Eastern European Insolvency

Zoom Webinar

Thursday 3 December / Thursday 10 December

Registration will be free for members. If you're a non-member, please contact our Membership Manager
Hannah Denney for details on how to book.  

> Download the conference brochure here

As the evolving impacts of COVID-19 ripple through our communities, we are all facing unforeseen challenges. With a renewed spotlight on insolvency, gaining fresh insight and real life examples will help us, as insolvency professionals, stay on top of our game, enhance business resiliency, ensure business continuity and most importantly, stay connected.
We feel that it is our responsibility to help flatten the Coronavirus curve and keep you safe. While we are still as dedicated as ever to offering amazing content and networking opportunities, your safety comes first. 
As such, we have transitioned our in-person Eastern European Countries' Committee Conference into a virtual conference. Watch, listen, and ask questions from the convenience of your home or office, no travel needed. 
On 3 and 10 December 2020, we will be holding our first online conference 'Tectonic Changes in Eastern European Insolvency', bringing together fresh insight and exceptional speakers.

Watch a video from Radu Lotrean here explaining the new format!

Add the dates to your calendar and join us!

For further information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Membership & Sponsorship Manager, Hannah Denney.

With thanks to our Sponsors:

Main Sponsor

BDO Restructuring GmbH, Germany -

Session Sponsors
Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm -