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2018-11-doc9 Insolvency and groups of companies

On Wednesday 5 December 2018, from 14.00-17.30, Leiden will host a Conference on Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law: Restructuring of Corporate Groups. The conference is organised by the European Law Institute (ELI) and the Business and Liability Research Network (BLRN) of the Leiden Law School. The ELI’s Instrument on Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law has been drafted by Prof Stephan Madaus (Halle-Wittenberg University, Germany) and me (em. prof Leiden University, The Netherlands). The ELI Instrument, backed by a 400-pages report is the starting point for discussions on the treatment of insolvent corporate groups. The co-reporters 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 was unanimously adopted by the ELI bodies, including its annual assembly in Vienna in September 2017. Based on extensive national reports, Stepahn and me prepared a report with 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. The report is available at

Registration. 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.
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