A Pilgrimage to the Fount of Insolvency Law

Professor Paul Omar recently attended conference on European Insolvency Regulation hosted by the University of Santiago in Spain.

Professor Paul Omar, a member of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, was recently (Friday 15 April 2016) in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain,  to attend a conference organised by the Faculty of Law of the University of Santiago. The conference, titled: Security Rights and the European Insolvency Regulation: from Conflicts of Laws towards Harmonisation, was held to mark the culmination of a European Union-funded project organised by a consortium of European Universities, including Santiago and Leeds.

Paul Omar gave a presentation as part of a panel on the theme of: Harmonisation Trends in Insolvency Law and Security Rights at the International Level. The paper looked back to the roots of asset-security regimes in Europe deriving from Roman law and at how English law has diverged from the position of many jurisdictions in Europe. The idea was to use the trends in the past to predict the likely success (and hence desirability) of movements towards harmonization in the future within the European Union through measures targeting some of the issues associated with the enforcement of such security rights as a means for creditors to palliate the problems that arise on the insolvency of their debtors.

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    Picture: (from L to R): Karolina Lyczkowska (DLA Piper), Santiago Hurtado Iglesias (Dentons), Professor Paul Omar and Professor Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras Ballell (Charles III University Madrid)

A Pilgrimage to the Fount of Insolvency Law

Published on 19 April 2016
  • Category: Business; Research; Nottingham Law School

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