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Ilya Kokorin

PhD candidate

I. Kokorin LLM
+31 71 527 7262

Ilya Kokorin is connected to the Institute of Private Law, Department Financial Law, as a PhD candidate.

More information about Ilya Kokorin

He completed his LL.M in Advanced Studies in International Civil & Commercial Law (cum laude) at Leiden University, as well as LL.M in Comparative Constitutional Law at Central European University (Hungary).

Title research: Intra-group financing in corporate rescue and restructuring within the EU.


Ilya Kokorin (born 1987) is a teacher at the Company Law Department, Institute of Private Law at Leiden University. He completed his LL.M in International Civil and Commercial Law (cum laude) from Leiden Law School, writing his thesis under the academic supervision of Jeroen van der Weide. The thesis analyzed various approaches to the doctrine of unforeseen change of circumstances in some of the key European jurisdictions. He also participated in the Meijer’s Institute Talent Programme, as part of which he took internships in litigation and arbitration practice groups of NautaDutilh and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Amsterdam. While studying in Leiden, Ilya was also a member of Leiden University team in Vis Moot competition (2014-2015).

Before coming to Leiden, Ilya received his LL.M in Comparative Constitutional Law from Central European University (Hungary) and the Specialist degree in Law from Tomsk State University (Russia).


Prior to joining Leiden University team, Ilya practiced commercial law in Russia, working for Mannheimer Swartling, Borenius Russia and other law firms. His area of expertise included insolvency law, international arbitration, commercial disputes and intellectual property. Soon after graduating from Leiden University, Ilya has opened his own full-service law firm in Saint Petersburg.

Apart from legal consultancy, Ilya has been active in legal research and writing. He has written on such topics as legal aspects of sharing economy, arbitration reform in Russia, sanctions for doping in sports law and cross-border insolvency issues.

Ilya is a member of INSOL Europe Young Members Group and the Netherlands Alumni Network in Russia.



English / Russian.

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Financieel Recht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number C2.21



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