Professional Accolade for Nottingham Law School Insolvency Professor

Professor and CBIL member Paul Omar was awarded a Certificate of Special Recognition, at the INSOL October 2015 annual conference, for his service as Secretary of the Academic Forum (2007-2015).

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Paul Omar receiving the award from Robert van Galen, President of INSOL Europe

Paul Omar, Professor of International and Comparative Insolvency Law at Nottingham Law School, and a member of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, has been awarded a Certificate of Special Recognition by INSOL Europe at its annual conference in Berlin on 1-3 October 2015. The award, which also comes with Honorary Membership to the organization, was bestowed in recognition of Paul's service as Secretary of the Academic Forum from 2007 to 2015.

INSOL Europe is a pan-European association of academics, judges and practitioners in the insolvency field and has over 1200 members. The Academic Forum, one of its constituent groups, holds conferences twice annually. These events are a significant forum for academics researching and teaching in insolvency in Europe and wider afield and are also aimed at encouraging participation by not just established academics in the field, but also early career researchers and doctoral students. At these conferences the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law usually has a significant contingent in attendance and participating in proceedings. Members of the Centre are always pleased to be able to contribute to the work of this body through their involvement.

Apart from his work at Nottingham Law School, Paul has also had visiting appointments at the University of Pretoria, University College London and the Jersey Institute of Law. Paul's research interests are in comparative and international insolvency law and he has published numerous texts and over 200 articles. Throughout his career, he has been active in both INSOL Europe and INSOL International. Within INSOL Europe, he has served as a member of the INSOL Europe Joint Academic-Practitioner Project on Cooperation and Communications and is currently working with the organization on a project on practitioner training in Eastern Europe. For INSOL International, he has served as a member of the Steering Committee of the INSOL International Academic Group. the Academic Advisory Group on the INSOL International Diploma Project as well as the Core and Course Committees of the INSOL International Global Insolvency Practice Course. Paul has also acted as advisor on insolvency law reform projects for the World Bank and Council of Europe.

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law is pleased at the honour received by Paul, which reflects the mission of the Centre to be a focus of high-quality research and teaching as well as engagement with insolvency academia and practice.

Professional Accolade for Nottingham Law School Insolvency Professor

Published on 23 October 2015
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