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Sofia Ellina


Nottingham Law School

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Academic Division


Sofia is a Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Law School and she is teaching Contract Law GDL, Contract Law LLB, Critical Legal Thinking and International, European and Comparative Law. She is a co-leader on the modules of Contract Law GDL and Critical Legal Thinking.

She is also an active researcher in the area of Insolvency Law and Financial Law.

Research areas

Sofia’s main research interests are in the fields of insolvency law and financial law. She is looking at various jurisdictions such as the UK, Cyprus, Ireland and USA. In particular, she is interested in areas like corporate and business rescue, rescue funding, financing of distressed SMEs, asset-based lending and balancing the interests of stakeholders in times of distress. Sofia is also really interested in using empirical research methodologies like quantitative and qualitative data analysis.


  • Sofia Ellina, ‘Administration and CVA in Corporate Insolvency Law: Pursuing the optimum outcome’ [2019] International Company and Commercial Law Review, Issue 3, 180-191.
  • Sofia Ellina, Kayode Akintola, ‘The Use and Abuse of Corporate Insolvency Rescue Procedures: A Contextual Evaluation of the United Kingdom and Cyprus’ in Jennifer L. L. Gant (ed), Party Autonomy and Third-Party Protection in Insolvency Law (INSOL Europe 2019) ISBN 978-0-9931897-7-7, 137-154.

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