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PhD Workshop on European/International Insolvency Law

On 28 February 2019 the Stichting Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection will hold a PhD workshop on European/International Insolvency Law to which PhD students form Europe and beyond are invited. It provides PhD students with a venue to present their ideas, but also the challenges and questions they are confronted with in a one day workshop to be held at Leiden University in Leiden, the Netherlands. PhD students may apply to present their research proposal, present interim results or a (draft) chapter/article at the workshop.

Goals of the PhD Workshop

The workshop aims at achieving two main goals. First, it will provide PhD students in the area of European/International Insolvency Law, from all over Europe and the world, with a chance to connect with peers who are at the very same stage of their legal or academic career. They can meet, exchange experiences and create a network. Second, the workshop will allow each participant to present, test and discuss their (developing) ideas in front of fellow colleagues as well as experienced professors in order to strengthen their research findings and skills.

Setting of the PhD Workshop

The workshop is sponsored by the Stichting Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection which supports the international and European insolvency law section of the Law School library of Leiden University. Therefore, the workshop will take place at Leiden University and will be held annually in the last week of February/first week of March, the first workshop will be held on 28 February 2019. The Stichting will provide one night's accommodation in Leiden and (if not otherwise reimbursed) a maximum of 50% of the travel expenses up to EUR 250,00.


Participation at the workshop is limited to invited PhD students. PhD students may apply to present their research proposal, present interim results or a (draft) chapter/article. Applications for invitations (see Annex) must be submitted by December 31, 2018 to Prof. Stephan Madaus (stephan.madaus@jura.uni-halle.de).

Responsibility for the review of applications and the workshop itself is with the Board of the Stichting: Prof. Matthias Haentjens, Prof. Eric Dirix, Prof. Stephan Madaus, Prof. Reinout Vriesendorp and Paul Omar. Prof. Bob Wessels will be involved as a patron.


Participants at the PhD Workshop may compete for a prize (a choice from the Collection which was not selected or made available by the Library and an amount of EUR 500,00) in recognition of the most original presentation.

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