University of Leeds Inaugural Conference on Recent Developments in Insolvency Law Reflections on the Pandemic and Brexit

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About this event

On 13 May 2022, the University of Leeds School of Law’s Centre for Business Law and Practice (CBLP), directed by Professor Peter Whelan, will host its Inaugural Conference on Recent Developments in Insolvency Law. 

This online conference will focus on the recent tendencies and developments related to Brexit, in particular from a cross-border perspective, as well as on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on insolvency law and regulation from an interdisciplinary perspective. A keynote talk will be followed by three panels on corporate, banking, and sovereign insolvency and debt respectively.

Programme (UK time)

14:30-15:00: Welcome and Keynote Talk

Welcome note by the CBLP Director, Professor Peter Whelan

Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Dr Virág Blazsek

Keynote Talk by Professor Richard Squire

Information on panels by Dr Oriana Casasola

15:00-16:30: Panel 1 - Corporate Insolvency

Moderator: Dr Oriana Casasola


Stephan Madaus, Professor of Civil Law, Civil Procedure and Insolvency Law, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Sarah Patterson, Professor of Law, London School of Economics, London, UK

Tibor Tajti, Professor of International Business Law, Central European University, Private University - Vienna, Austria

16:30-18:00: Panel 2 - Banking Insolvency

Moderator: Dr Virág Blazsek


Aurelio Gurrea-Martinez, Assistant Professor of Law and Head of the Singapore Global Restructuring Initiative, Singapore Management University, Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore

Julia Suderow, Associate Professor, University of Deusto Faculty of Law, Bilbao, Spain

Mario Tamez, Senior Counsel, Legal Department, IMF, Washington, DC

18:00-19:30: Panel 3 - Sovereign Debt

Moderator: Dr Karina Patricio Ferreira Lima


Celine Tan, Reader in Law, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Richard Kozul-Wright, Director of the Division of Globalization and Development, UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland

Matthias Goldmann, Professor of International Law, ESB Universität and Max Planck Institute Heidelberg, Germany

Closing remarks will be delivered by Dr Karina Patricio Ferreira Lima

This event is free and open to all. It will be streamed live via Zoom (registration is required).

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