YANIL Introduction

Welcome to the Younger Academics Network of Insolvency Law (YANIL) of INSOL Europe. 

YANIL is a branch of the INSOL Europe Academic Forum which brings together postgraduate students, PhD candidates, early career academics and young professionals with an interest in academic research in the field of insolvency law. YANIL celebrated its tenth anniversary last year with its first workshop organised in Copenhagen alongside the INSOL Europe Academic Forum. 

The network was founded in 2009 by Prof. Em. Bob Wessels (The Netherlands) and Dr Myriam Mailly (France). Since then, YANIL has grown to include over 100 members from several jurisdictions, in Europe and beyond. The network is a platform aiming at the exchange of information and ressources, as well as research, teaching and funding opportunities. It promotes academic collaborations and support and provides a friendly and enthusiastic forum to share research outputs and to discuss contemporary issues of insolvency law.                                                                                                                     
  (YANIL workshop, Copenhagen, 24 September 2020)   
The YANIL board is composed of six members. 
  • Mr Gert-Jan Boon (Chair of YANIL) is a lecturer and researcher in the Law School at Leiden University (The Netherlands). 
  • Dr. Jennifer L. L. Gant is the postdoctoral research fellow on the European Justice funded Judicial Co-Operation supporting Economic Recovery in Europe (JCOERE) (Ireland). 
  • Dr. David Ehmke is an associate in Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in London (United Kingdom). 
  • Dr Line Langkjær is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law at Aarhus University (Denmark).
  • Dr Emilie Ghio is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Law at Birmingham City University (United Kingdom). 
  • Dr Eugenio Vaccari is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Law at the University of Essex (United Kingdom). 




If you are a young academic (postgraduate student, PhD candidate or early career researcher or lecturer) interested in joining YANIL, please contact the board by email (yanil@insol-europe.org) with the follwing information: 
  • Your name
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Preferred contact email
  • Current (academic) position (i.e. LLM/PhD student, Post Doctoral Fellow, Lecturer, etc.)
  • Specific insolvency law research focus 
You will be added to our mailing list which is used to inform our members of opportunities, such as calls for papers, conferences, fellowships, and scholarships.

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If you want to stay up-to-date with the latest news and events from YANIL, follow us on Twitter (@InsolYanil) and join our LinkedIn group. 
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