Nottingham contribution at book launch event

Paula Moffatt, reader in Law at Nottingham Law School and member of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, attended a Symposium on 'Crisis Management in the Banking Sector' at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, on 6 November 2015.

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Paula Moffatt

Paula Moffatt, reader in Law at Nottingham Law School and member of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, attended a Symposium on Crisis Management in the Banking Sector at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, on 6 November 2015. The Symposium marked the publication of the Research Handbook on Crisis Management in the Banking Sector and was hosted by its editors, Professor Matthias Haentjens and Emeritus Professor Bob Wessels.

The work, published by Edward Elgar, contains contributions from over 30 prominent academics, practitioners and regulators from across the globe, providing an in-depth insight into recent changes to banking law and practice. Paula's contribution, co-authored with Professor Andrew Campbell (Leeds University), was titled Large Scale Bank Insolvencies and the Challenges Ahead, specifically addressing the challenges facing the frameworks for large-scale insolvencies involving financial institutions.

At the Symposium, Professor Campbell presented the joint work with Paula to a receptive audience. Other presenters included Mr George Zavvos, a Legal Adviser to the European Commission and Professor Qinjiang Kong (China University of Political Science, Beijing). Mr Zavvos considered some of the potential practical difficulties that may arise when it comes to triggering the EU resolution process, while Professor Qinjiang discussed recent developments in the Chinese approach to bank resolution.

Professor Haentjens, Co-Editor of the text, concluded the presentations noting that changes in approaches to bank insolvency had resulted both in the downgrading of individual concerns in favour of public interest considerations, as well as a shift from court-controlled procedures to Government-supervised regulatory procedures. Following a lively discussion, the proceedings drew to a close with the presentation of a copy of the Research Handbook to Dr Nout Wellink, former President of the Dutch Central Bank and Chairman of Leiden University.

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, which has an international reputation as a focus for specialist research and teaching, is very proud of the many achievements of its members and of the opportunity given to Paula to present her findings around her chapter contribution to the text, which adds significantly to the literature and scholarship in international insolvency.

Find further information on this text on the publisher's website.

Nottingham contribution at book launch event

Published on 24 November 2015
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