Nottingham Insolvency Academic Joins European Experts’ Body

Insolvency Law Professor Paul Omar has been invited to join the Conference of European Restructuring and Insolvency Law (CERIL).

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Paul Omar

Paul Omar, Professor of International and Comparative Insolvency Law at the Nottingham Law School, and a member of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, has been invited to take part in the activities of the Conference of European Restructuring and Insolvency Law (“CERIL”). The invitation, which came in April 2016, is to join a select group of European experts in providing leadership in the field of restructuring and insolvency law and practice within the European Union and its Member States.

CERIL is intended to be an independent non-profit organisation of restructuring and insolvency practitioners, academics and judges committed to the improvement of legal and practice frameworks at national and European levels. It was formed in Brussels in 2015 by a group of prominent academic and practitioners with extensive experience of working in the reform of insolvency laws at national level as well as advising international organisations active in the insolvency field. Founder members of the invitation-only group include members of the European Commission Experts’ Group in Restructuring and Insolvency as well as those involved in the European Law Institute’s project on “Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law”.

CERIL’s primary purpose is to advise on technical and policy issues relating to restructuring and insolvency laws, regulation and practice, and any related laws. The intention is that participants will contribute views, on a non-partisan basis, based on their knowledge and experience as practitioners, judges and academics, judges and practitioners, and also reflect the diversity of national insolvency systems and legal traditions. The vision behind CERIL is to provide a unique independent perspective to endorse significant long-term improvements in restructuring and insolvency systems across the European Union. As such, it is intended that CERIL will establish a platform allowing for the exchange of ideas and in-depth discussions. It will also conduct joint studies and provide statements of advice on technical and policy matters with view to supporting legislative initiatives at national and European levels.

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law is pleased with the invitation Paul has received to join CERIL, which reflects the mission of the Centre to be a focus of high-quality research and teaching as well as engagement with insolvency academia, practice and policy-making.

Nottingham Insolvency Academic Joins European Experts’ Body

Published on 3 May 2016
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