Prestigious International Insolvency Prize for Dual LLM Student

Amir Adl Rudbordeh, graduate from the NTU and Nijmegen Dual LLM programme, has recently been awarded the Silver Medal in the competition for the International Insolvency Institute's 2016 Prize in International Insolvency Studies.

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Amir Adl Rudbordeh, NTU/RUN Dual LLM graduate

Amir Adl Rudbordeh, a graduate from the first cohort on the Nottingham and Nijmegen Dual LLM programme, has recently been awarded the Silver Medal in the competition for the International Insolvency Institute's 2016 Prize in International Insolvency Studies. The International Insolvency Institute (III) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing and promoting insolvency in the international field. Its primary objectives include improving international cooperation in the insolvency area, and achieving greater coordination among nations in multinational business reorganisations and restructurings. Membership of III, which is by invitation only, is drawn from the most senior and respected insolvency practitioners, judges and academics at the global level.

Amir's winning paper, titled "An Analysis and Hypothesis on Forum Shopping in Insolvency Law", is derived from research for his dissertation project on the Dual LLM, for which he was awarded a cum laude (distinction). Amir's project, jointly supervised by Professor Rebecca Parry (NTU) and Mr Niels Vermunt (RUN), was a comparative assessment of the rules on freedom of movement for debtors in the lead up to insolvency. These rules are particularly relevant given the disparity in Europe between domestic insolvency laws and the resulting competition for restructuring business through judicious moves of debtors' centres of main interest to other "friendlier" states where optimal results may be obtained. Amir's work also focused on the impact on creditors and other stakeholders due to the potential for abuse.

In addition to his prize, Amir will be invited to attend III's Sixteenth Annual International Insolvency Conference in Tokyo, Japan in June 2016, and will also be nominated to Class V of the III's "NextGen Leadership Program", a programme established in 2012 to create an informative and valuable environment for younger professionals and academics to network with established members of III, and which will also take place in Tokyo during the conference.

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law at Nottingham Law School and the Radboud University Business Law Research Centre wish to congratulate Amir on this prestigious award, which is a matter of immense pride for both Law Schools.

Prestigious International Insolvency Prize for Dual LLM Student

Published on 9 May 2016
  • Category: Research; Nottingham Law School

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