Looking Back on Insolvency: Nottingham Expert at Leiden Event

Nottingham Law School's Director of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, Professor David Burdette, recently took part in a panel in a conference on Insolvency Law at Leiden Law School on 23 June 2016.

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Professor David Burdette, Director of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law

Professor David Burdette, Director of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law at Nottingham Law School, was invited to take part in a panel recently at a conference organised by the Leiden Law School in Leiden on 23 June 2016. The event was organised in conjunction with the inaugural of Professor Reinout Vriesendorp as Chair of International Insolvency Law at the University of Leiden.

The event, attended by a number of delegates, was on the theme of Hindsight Bias in Insolvency Law: Foresight in Retrospect, dealing with the assessment by insolvency office-holders in proceedings of directors', managers' and shareholders' earlier behaviour in the run up to the insolvency in order to allocate responsibility for the financial distress of the business. Speaking of the position in South African and UK domestic law, Professor Burdette was also able to share some his experience with the audience of his role as a Consultant with the World Bank, in which capacity he has been called upon to review insolvency law reform proposals in emerging countries, including in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, and how these reforms tackle issues such as hindsight bias.

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law has gained a reputation worldwide for the promotion of research and teaching in insolvency, particular in its comparative and international aspects. Recognition of the pre-eminence of the Centre as a result of the invitation is particularly pleasing.

Looking Back on Insolvency: Nottingham Expert at Leiden Event

Published on 29 June 2016
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