Conference on Harmonisation of EU Insolvency Law

About this event

Date and time
20 Apr 2023 14:00 - 21 Apr 2023 15:00
Leiden University, the Netherlands

This year, CERIL will celebrate its 5th anniversary as a think tank providing active contributions to the European restructuring and insolvency community. The CERIL Executive is pleased to announce that this will be marked on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 April 2023 with an international conference in Leiden (the Netherlands; in person) on:

Harmonisation of EU Insolvency Law

In December 2022, the European Commission presented its long expected legislative proposal for a directive to harmonise certain aspects of insolvency law. CERIL has closely followed this EU development, and provides an in-depth and EU-wide discussion at the upcoming conference.

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 14:00 – 18.00


20 April 2023: Setting the Scene for Harmonisation
Day Chair: Prof. em. Bob Wessels

Keynote address:
Ondrej Vondracek European Commission


This day will be concluded with a conference dinner, which will be free of charge.

  09:00 15:30

21 April 2023: Examining the EC Proposal
Day Chair: Prof. Ignacio Tirado




 Regular attendee

EUR 400

 CERIL Ordinary Conferees

EUR 200

 CERIL Judicial and Academic Conferees + Research Associates (limited availability)


 Full time judges and academics (waitinglist)


* Registration includes the full conference including a conference dinner.
** In case of no show, a fixed fee of EUR 100 will apply.

Venue and Accommodation

The Conference will take place in person at Leiden University in Leiden, the Netherlands. Leiden is 15 minutes away by direct train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

For hotel accommodation, we recommend: Fletcher Wellness (special conference fee EUR 124 per night incl. breakfast, to be reserved directly at:, with discount code: 113-GFC3273) | Golden Tulip | Ibis Leiden Centre.



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