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Alexandra Kastrinou

Alexandra Kastrinou

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

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Nottingham Law School staff


Alexandra Kastrinou is the Course leader for all Nottingham Law School’s LLM programmes. She teaches on the Cross Border Insolvency, Business Structures and Insolvency in the EU, Corporate Rescue, Comparative Workout strategies & Cross border issues in insolvency modules.

Career overview

Whilst Alex was pursuing her PhD from 2005 to 2009, she was awarded a full scholarship from the University of Leicester, where she also worked as a Graduate teaching assistant. She has also worked as a teaching assistant at De Montfort University as well as Loughborough University, where she taught Company Law and Contract Law. Prior to joining Nottingham Law School, she was a senior lecturer at the University of Westminster.

Research areas

Alex’s main research interest is in the area of: european and international insolvency law, in particular, corporate rescue, and comparative law. She has several existing publications and is currently working on a number of research papers in the comparative insolvency law area.

Working papers:

‘Benchmarking Insolvency Practice Frameworks’ (Co-author: P. Omar).
‘A thematic approach to comparative insolvency law’- (Co-author: P. Omar)
‘Rescuing the Employment Protection Framework in the Context of Business Transfers’.

External activity

Alex is an active member of a number of professional associations including:
Member of the Academic Group of INSOL International (2009-present), and INSOL Europe Academic Forum (2009-present); member of the INSOL Younger Academics Network (YAN); Society of Legal Scholars (2007-present); Socio-Legal Studies Association (2012-present); Academic member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association.

Sponsors and collaborators

Alex has received a number of travel grants from INSOL Europe in support of attending and presenting her research at INSOL conferences.

She has collaborated with fellow academics both outside and within Nottingham Law School. These collaborations resulted in subsequent publications. In 2015 she collaborated with Stef Vulings, a student doing the LLM Corporate and Insolvency Law (Dual Award with Radboud University Nijmegen). As part of this collaboration, Alex and Stef were invited to present their research at a conference and recently the research paper was accepted by the International Insolvency Review, which is a leading journal in the field of insolvency law.


‘The thin line between corporate rescue and state aid: an overview of the impact of state aid rules on the banking sector’, International Company & Commercial Law Review, 2014, 25(10), 356-359

‘Forum shopping under the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings’ International Company & Commercial Law Review,  2013, 24(1), 20-23.

‘The EC Insolvency Regulation: Interpretation and Application of the COMI Definition By Domestic Courts’, International Company & Commercial Law Review, 2012, 23 (1), 1-11.

‘An analysis and evaluation of the impact of the Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment (TUPE) Regulations 2006 on corporate rescue proceedings’, (Co-authors: Prof. Orla Gough & Neeta Shah) Company Lawyer, 2011, 32(5), 131-137.

‘An Analysis of the pre-pack technique and recent developments in the area’, Company Lawyer, Company Lawyer 2008, 29 (9), 259-263.

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