Judicial Wing Introduction

The Judicial Wing was founded in 2006 in Bucharest during INSOL Europe's Annual Congress and initially had five members from five different EU Member States. Meanwhile, the membership has increased considerably to 28 sitting judges from 22 EU Member States and 3 sitting judges from European non-member states. The Judicial Committee’s activities are focused on issues related to cross-border insolvencies.

The Judicial Wing typically meets twice each year. The first meeting is held remotely as a mid-year meeting in March or April of each year. On the day before the opening of INSOL Europe’s Annual Congress, the judges have their second annual meeting in person at the congress venue. 

The last in-person meeting before the pandemic was on September 25, 2019, in Copenhagen. As it was not possible to have in-person meetings in 2020 and 2021, the next three meetings were held remotely on September 29, 2020, April 14, 2021, and October 13, 2021. In 2022, the Judicial Wing had two in-person meetings (in Dublin, Ireland, on March 3, 2022 and in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on October 6, 2023) because the meeting in 2021 had to be canceled due to COVID 19. The 2023 mid-year meeting was held remotely on March 16, 2023. The Judicial Wing welcomed two new members who gave presentations on recent trends and developments in their home jurisdictions. The next in-person meeting is planned for October 12, 2023,in conjunction with INSOL Europe's annual congress in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Judicial Wing has three co-chairs:
  • Michael Quinn (Ireland)
  • Vassilis Portokallis (Greece)
  • Elsbeth de Vos (Netherlands)

If you are interested in additional information about the Judicial Wing, please contact the co-chairs at   judicialwing@insolvencycourts.org