The Conference on European Restructuring and Insolvency Law (CERIL) is an independent non-profit, non-partisan, self-supporting organisation of approximately 100 restructuring and insolvency practitioners, law professors and (insolvency) judges committed to the improvement of restructuring and insolvency laws and practices in Europe, the European Union and in its Member States.


From its inception, CERIL has been a voluntary organisation, based on the shared commitment by its conferees to collect and present their best insights. CERIL establishes a platform that allows for the exchange of ideas, in-depth discussions, often in the context of joint studies and statements of advice on technical and policy matters. In its work, CERIL employs both comparative and international approaches. CERIL may also support legislative initiatives on a European Union or national level, but also discuss fundamental principles and concepts.

CERIL organises its work primarily via topical Working Parties. The exchange of ideas and the drafting of papers takes, in principle, place electronically (e-mail, video calls and conferences). CERIL or its working parties may assemble in a place/time that seems practical, i.e. in conjunction with international meetings of other (European) institutions or organisations.

CERIL has welcomed connections and collaborations with several organisations, including UNCITRAL, the International Insolvency Institute, INSOL Europe and the European Law Institute.

Statements and Reports

​CERIL publishes regularly Statements and Reports on current topics in the field of restructuring and insolvency law. CERIL’s vision is to provide a unique independent perspective to endorse significant long-term improvements in restructuring and insolvency systems across the European Union.

Topics mentioned for further research and discussion include:

  • Improvements in the field of the Insolvency Regulation Recast
  • Furthering out-of-court and preventive restructuring
  • Security rights
  • Contracts
  • Fraudulent transactions
  • Director's duties and liability
  • Mediation in insolvency and restructuring
  • Special position for MSE's and consumers
  • Insolvency and sustainability, and
  • Simplifying cross-border communications and proceedings etc.

In 2023, the statements and reports adopted by CERIL between 2017 and 2022 were published in a joint volume, CERIL Collection I. For further information on the current projects, see the CERIL Working Parties.

CERIL Documents

Articles of Association:

Articles of Association (2023)

Annual Reports:

  1. CERIL Annual Report 2023
  2. CERIL Annual Report 2022
  3. CERIL Annual Report 2021
  4. CERIL Annual Report 2020
  5. CERIL Annual Report 2019​​​​​​
CERIL Collection I

Meeting of CERIL