Successful Thesis Defence: Wendy Akpareva

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law is pleased to announce that Wendy Akpareva successfully defended her thesis in a viva on 1 April 2015 before Sandra Frisby (Nottingham) and Paul Omar (Nottingham Law School).

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law is pleased to announce that Wendy Akpareva successfully defended her thesis in a viva on 1 April 2015 before Sandra Frisby (Nottingham) and Paul Omar (Nottingham Law School).

Wendy's thesis is titled Business Funding in Corporate Rescue: The UK Perspective. Her research, carried out under the supervision of Professors Rebecca Parry and David Burdette, was aimed at establishing the adequacy of the statutory framework available for business funding in the United Kingdom during corporate rescue.

Using the examples of Canada and the United States of America, where well-established rescue funding structures are found, the study analyses the development of bankruptcy laws to establish the context for the development of a rescue culture. The work then explores formal and informal frameworks available for funding through an in-depth comparative analysis of the theoretical and contextual factors responsible for the development of the funding models in those jurisdictions and in the United Kingdom.

It identifies the differences and similarities between the relevant laws of the three countries to identify the conditions in which solutions have been found to the common issue of funding rescues. Overall, the thesis makes recommendations to address potential weaknesses in the current statutory provisions for business funding in the United Kingdom.

The centre, which has gained a reputation worldwide for the promotion of research and teaching in insolvency, has a number of doctoral students successfully complete their research programmes, including Wendy.

Her research, together with that of others continuing within the centre, demonstrates the breadth and depth of the Centre's commitment to foster critical thinking in insolvency and business matters, particularly among younger scholars.

Successful Thesis Defence: Wendy Akpareva

Published on 30 April 2015
  • Category: Research; Nottingham Law School

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