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2019-10-doc1 Call for proposals for PhD workshop European/Insternational insolvency law

A foundation, carrying my name ('Stichting Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection') is a Dutch incorporated legal person. For the seconf time it will organise a two day workshop to be held at Leiden University in Leiden, Netherlands on Thursday-Friday 5-6 March 2020. As backgound: the foundation was founded in August 2016, at my initiative, a few years after my retirement from the Leiden University. The Foundation has acquired the larger part of my private collection of books and other media in the field of national, European and international insolvency law and it aims to secure, maintain and expand this collection for the future, provide access to it by national and international students and researchers and to organize related activities for a broad, general public. Although we were deeply saddened by the passing away of two great and inspiring collegues, professor Ian Fletcher (in 2018) and recently Gabriel Moss QC (see http://www.bobwessels.nl/blog/2019-03-doc7-passing-away-of-gabriel-moss-qc/), their heirs have donated Ian's and Gabriel's libraries to the foundation, making it probably the best and largest European and international insolvency law collection on the continent. The Foudation reflects a European reach, with its board consisting of five law professors, prof. Matthias Haentjens and prof. Reinout Vriesendorp (acting as Chairman and secretary/treasury respectively, both of Leiden University), prof. Eric Dirix (Belgium), Dr Paul Omar (England) and prof. Stephan Madaus (Germany). The collection was officially opended by the dean of the Law faculty, prof. Joanne van der Leun, in January 2018, see http://www.bobwessels.nl/blog/2018-01-12-bob-wessels-insolvency-law-collection-1/. After a successful first edition of a PhD workshop in February 2019, the Stichting Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection again invites PhD students from Europe and beyond for a second edition of a PhD workshop on European/International Insolvency Law. At this workshop they can present their ideas, but also the challenges and questions they are confronted with in a two day workshop to be held at Leiden University in Leiden, Netherlands on Thursday-Friday 5-6 March 2020. For the call for proposals, which is now available also on the website of the Leiden Law School, see here: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/news/2019/09/second-phd-workshop-on-european-international-insolvency-law. I have been invited as a guest and intend to join the insightful and rich exchange of views during the discussions. I hope to see you there.