Workshop course

Fourth Doctoral Workshop on European/International Insolvency Law

From Thursday to Friday 28-29 April 2022, the Stichting Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection (BWILC) invites doctoral students from Europe and beyond to participate in a fourth edition of the Doctoral Workshop on European/International Law of insolvency.

As in the three previous successful editions, doctoral students will present their ideas, but also the challenges and questions they face in their research. Despite the uncertainties regarding the COVID-19 situation, the event is expected to take place in Leiden but if necessary we can of course switch to a digital environment.

The workshop aims to achieve two main objectives. Firstly, it offers doctoral students in the field of European/international insolvency law, from Europe and beyond, a chance to connect with peers who are more or less at the same stage in their legal or academic careers. They can meet, exchange experiences and network. Secondly, the workshop will allow each participant to present, test and discuss their ideas (in development) in front of colleagues as well as experienced professors in order to strengthen their research results and skills.

Framework of the doctoral workshop

The workshop is sponsored by the Stichting Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection which supports the International and European Insolvency Law Section of Leiden University Law School Library. It takes place every year at Leiden University and if circumstances allow, this year’s conference will again take place physically. In the event of a physical meeting, BWILC will provide one night’s accommodation in Leiden and (if not otherwise reimbursed) a maximum of 50% of travel costs up to EUR 250,- for those invited to present their research.

Participation in the workshop is limited to invited doctoral students. Doctoral students can apply to present their research proposal, present intermediate results or a (draft) chapter/article. You can apply by filling in the electronic form (see annex with more information) before 1 March 2022, midnight CET.

Responsibility for the review of applications and the workshop itself rests with the BWILC Board of Directors: Prof. Matthias Haentjens, Prof. Joeri Vananroye, Prof. Stephan Madaus, Prof. Reinout Vriesendorp and Paul Omar. Professor Bob Wessels will be involved as patron.

  1. Click here for the: call for applications
  2. Click here for the: electronic registration form


Participants in the doctoral workshop can compete for a prize (a BWILC book and 1000, 750 and 500 EUR, respectively for 1st2n/a and 3rd prize) in recognition of the most original presentation. Invited applicants who do not make a presentation but present a poster instead will compete for a prize of EUR 250 for the – overall – most attractive poster and a BWILC book.

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