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2018-11-doc5 Wedn 5 December Leiden - Restructuring of Corporate Groups

The European Law Institute (ELI) and Business and Liability Research Network (BLRN) of the Leiden Law School will organise a conference on Restructuring of corporate groups in the afternoon of 5 December 2018. The ELI’s Instrument on Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law drafted under the leadership of Prof Em Bob Wessels (Leiden University, The Netherlands) and Prof Stephan Madaus (Halle-Wittenberg University, Germany) is the starting point for discussions on the treatment of insolvent corporate. The 400-pages report acompanying the ELI Instument can be found at The co-reporters Bob Wessels and Stephan Madaus will introduce the ELI Instrument and the results of this European study with respect to restructuring of corporate groups in Europe. Prof Joeri Vananroye (KU Leuven, Belgium) will discuss Belgian perspectives of corporate restructuring and Prof Reinout Vriesendorp (Leiden University, The Netherlands) will elaborate on issues of director’s liability. Leiden Law School researchers Jessie Pool, Ilya Kokorin and Gert-Jan Boon will present a case study on corporate groups. The ELI Instrument on Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law has been unanimously adopted by the ELI bodies in September 2017. Based on extensive national reports, the reporters prepared a report with some 115 recommendations on the rescue of businesses in distress. In this EU-wide study they also looked into the treatment of corporate groups across Europe. It will be published by Oxford University Press.
Conference information: the conference will take place on Wednesday 5 December 2018, from 14:00 until 17:30 in the Academiegebouw of the Leiden University (Rapenburg 73, Leiden, The Netherlands). Attendance is free of charge. For Dutch attorneys-at-law who wish to obtain 3 NOvA PE-points for attending this conference, a fee of EUR 250 is applicable. For more information on programme and registration, see or contact