To join CERIL as a conferee is by invitation only. To secure that its conferees are leading scholars, judges and practitioners in the field, CERIL started with inviting the Experts on restructuring and insolvency (who have been appointed early 2016 by the European Commission to assist in drafting its harmonisation initiatives) and a selection of persons appointed by the European Law Institute to its project ‘Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law’, to become founding conferees. All invitations being accepted, this does not exclude the executive from inviting other leading professionals in the field on a case by case decision.
By becoming a member of CERIL a conferee will not take a position which may be influenced by professional obligations and relations or act on behalf of a certain interest group in his/her activities for CERIL. Conferees acknowledge their input as both appropriate and necessary so that an independent view can be presented, based on their knowledge and experience as practitioners, judges and scholars, reflecting a wide and diverse array of national insolvency systems and legal traditions.
CERIL is presently organized in such way that seven conferees form the CERIL executive who takes care of CERIL's day-to-day management. The CERIL board, consisting of the executive and the chairs of the - currently eight - CERIL working parties, acts as a sounding platform for the executive and to give it (un)requested advice. The composition of the executive and the board may change over time; replacements will be selected by the executive from the conferees.