New milestone in Nottingham-Nijmegen Cooperation with joint presentation at Berlin conference

At the recent Berlin conference of the INSOL Europe Academic Forum, Dr Alexandra Kastrinou of the Nottingham Law School gave a presentation jointly with Stef Vullings, one of the first cohort of students on the Dual LLM programme.

At the recent Berlin conference of the INSOL Europe Academic Forum, a Europe-wide association of academics and researchers in insolvency, Dr Alexandra Kastrinou of the Nottingham Law School (and member of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law) gave a presentation jointly with Stef Vullings, one of the first cohort of students on the Dual LLM programme jointly run by the Nijmegen and Nottingham Law Schools since the 2014-2015 academic year.

The presentation focused on the position of lead creditors within the pre-pack procedure, a method for organising the quick sale of distressed enterprises which can potentially lead to the saving of employment and the restructuring of the debtor firm. The presentation was a comparative assessment of the United Kingdom and Netherlands' positions. It was also highly topical, given the recent Dutch proposals seeking to introduce a legislative framework for the procedure.

The Dual LLM is a rigorous programme which sees its graduates obtain two LLMs in the space of a year from the two cooperating institutions. It has both a research and practice focus and underpins the study of insolvency through the use of comparative law. Students are required to write their dissertations through examining the legal systems in a number of jurisdictions and to adopt an appropriate research methodology in doing so. Stef will be submitting his dissertation after the conference on the research topic explored under Dr Kastrinou's supervision.

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, which has an international reputation as a focus for specialist research and teaching, is particularly proud of this joint presentation, which involves both institutions cooperating on the programme and would like to thank the INSOL Europe Academic Forum for the opportunity given to the speakers and also for the assistance to Stef through making available an academic travel grant allowing him to attend in Berlin.

New milestone in Nottingham-Nijmegen Cooperation with joint presentation at Berlin conference

Published on 9 October 2015
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