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Jessie Pool

PhD candidate

J.M.W. Pool LLM BSc
+31 71 527 2727

Jessie Pool is Ph.D.-fellow at the Department of Company Law since February 2018. Her research focus is on insolvency law, restructuring and directors’ liability.

More information about Jessie Pool

Jessie Pool is a Ph.D.-Fellow (junior researcher and lecturer) at the company law department of Leiden University. Her empirical research focuses on directors’ duties and liability in the pre-insolvency stage from three perspectives: the insolvency practitioner (trustee), the supervisory judge and the judge. Her research seeks to identify best practices for directors in the pre-insolvency stage. She is involved in several courses, such as the masters course ILS on research methods and techniques.

Jessie obtained her double bachelor’s degree in Dutch Law and Economics & Business Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2016. In January 2018, she obtained her master’s degree in company law (cum laude). Her thesis on guarantees for unsecured creditors in a pre-pack insolvency was assessed with an 8,5/10. During her study, she has followed several internships at international law firms at the insolvency law and financial law practices. She has worked as a court clerk at the insolvency department of the court of Rotterdam. She has also contributed to a research project at KPMG on long-term value creation by increasing the value of life through Philips products, which project has enlarged her experience with empirical research methods.

Jessie first worked as a student-assistant at Leiden University where she contributed to the launch of the Business & Liability Research Network.

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Ondernemingsrecht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B2.38



  • Wolters Kluwer Redactiesecretaris Tijdschrift voor Insolventierecht

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