Restructuring of Corporate Groups: Conference on Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law

The European Law Institute (ELI) and Business and Liability Research Network (BLRN) of the Leiden Law School organise a conference on restructuring of corporate groups in the afternoon of 5 December 2018. ELI’s Business Rescue Report of Prof. Em. Bob Wessels and Prof. Stephan Madaus is the starting point for discussions on the treatment of insolvent corporate groups.

Bob Wessels (Leiden University) and Stephan Madaus (Halle-Wittenberg University, Germany) will introduce the ELI Business Rescue Report and the results of this European study with respect to restructuring of corporate groups in Europe. Prof. Joeri Vananroye (KU Leuven, Belgium) will discuss Belgian perspectives on corporate restructuring and Prof. Reinout Vriesendorp will elaborate on issues of director’s liability. Leiden Law School researchers Jessie Pool, Ilya Kokorin and Gert-Jan Boon will present a case study on corporate groups.

ELI Business Rescue Report

The Business Rescue Report was unanimously adopted by ELI in 2017. Bob Wessels and Prof. Stephan Madaus acted as Reporters for this project. Based on extensive national reports, they prepared a report with some 115 recommendations on the rescue of businesses in distress. In this EU wide study they also looked into the treatment of corporate groups across Europe. The report is available here.


The conference will take place on Wednesday 5 December 2018, from 14:00 until 17:30 in the Academiegebouw of the Leiden University (Rapenburg 73, Leiden, The Netherlands).

Attendance is free.

For Dutch attorneys-at-law that wish to obtain 3 NOvA PE-points for attending this conference, a fee of EUR 250 is applicable.

Program: Click here for the full program.

Register: Click here to register for the conference.

Fee: Click here to pay the fee.

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