Skip to content


Taking Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings to a New Level? The reform of the European Insolvency Regulation

Event Details

Time: 16:30-19:00

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP


The European Insolvency Regulation has broadly been praised as a tool for facilitating the efficient resolution of cross-border insolvencies in Europe. Aspects of its design have however courted controversy. The Regulation has been said to be under-inclusive, omitting from its scope procedures that would benefit from being subject to the Regulation's rules on jurisdiction, recognition and cooperation. These rules have also been critiqued, with the central jurisdictional concept (the 'centre of main interests') attracting particular attention. There have also been consistent calls for the addition of rules on the treatment of insolvent corporate groups. All of these issues have been taken up in the current process of reviewing and revising the European Insolvency Regulation, which is scheduled to be finalised by the end of 2014.

This seminar will feature presentations on these core subjects, followed by a panel discussion on these and other aspects of the reform of the Regulation.


  • Kristin van Zwieten, Oxford University (Introduction and Overview)
  • Prof. Gabriel Moss QC, South Square (Scope)
  • Prof. Ignacio Tirado, Universidad Autonóma de Madrid (Jurisdiction)
  • Prof. Stephan Madaus, MLU Halle-Wittenberg (Corporate Groups)

Download the Event Flyer

Join the conversation @BIICL #transnationalinsolvency

Sponsored by

Event convened by Dr Eva Lein, British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

CPD points

This event is accredited for 2.5 CPD points.

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £75
  • Full-time Academic - £55
  • Full-time Student - £20


  • Individual - £120
  • Full-time Academic - £90
  • Full-time Student - £35

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

Photography and audio recording

Please note that our events may be photographed or audio recorded. These materials will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. If you object to appearing in the photographs, please let our photographer know on the day. Alternatively you can email BIICL Marketing Manager, Claudia Mansaray, in advance of the event that you are attending.

Event Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by us

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law reserves the right to modify or cancel any event if unforeseen circumstances arise. If we cancel an event we shall inform you as soon as possible using the contact details provided to us and offer you a full refund.

Cancellation by you

All cancellations must be made in writing via email to and be no less than one week prior to the event.

Payment for registration will always be required, and must be made prior to the event. If sufficient written notification of cancellation is received, a full refund will be given. If insufficient notice is given, payment for your registration will still be required.

No charge events

All events are costly to set up, even those for which there is 'no charge'. If you register but find you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. As a charity we need to cover the costs of events, and we may charge you a fee of £10 for administration and catering costs if you fail to attend or give us less than 24 hours' notice.

By registering for an event, you have confirmed that you have read and understood our cancellation policy.

Keep In Touch