CBLP Conference - Developments in Insolvency Law

University of Leeds Inaugural Conference on Recent Developments in Insolvency Law Reflections on the Pandemic and Brexit

On 13 May 2022, the University of Leeds School of Law’s Centre for Business Law and Practice (CBLP), directed by Professor Peter Whelan, will host its Inaugural Conference on Recent Developments in Insolvency Law.

This online conference will focus on the recent tendencies and developments related to Brexit, in particular from a cross-border perspective, as well as on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on insolvency law and regulation from an interdisciplinary perspective. A keynote talk will be followed by three panels on corporate, banking, and sovereign insolvency and debt respectively.


Welcome note and keynote speech [time in the recording]

Information on the conference and introduction of Panel 1 - Corporate Insolvency by Dr Oriana Casasola [00:39:23-00:43-14]

  • Sarah Patterson, Professor of Law, London School of Economics, London, UK [00:43:15-01:00:32]
  • Dr Oriana Casasola [01:00:33-01:00-54]
  • Stephan Madaus, Professor of Civil Law, Civil Procedure and Insolvency Law, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany [01:00:55-01:19:32]
  • Dr Oriana Casasola [01:19:33-01:20-38]
  • Tibor Tajti, Professor of International Business Law, Central European University, Private University - Vienna, Austria [01:20:39-01:38:02]
  • Q/A with Panel 1 [01:38:03-02:16:29]

Introduction of Panel 2 - Banking Insolvency by Dr Virág Blazsek [02:16:30-02:19:50]

  • Mario Tamez, Senior Counsel, Legal Department, IMF, Washington, DC [02:19:51-02:35:53]
  • Dr Virág Blazsek [02:35:54-02:36:52]
  • Aurelio Gurrea-Martinez, Assistant Professor of Law and Head of the Singapore Global Restructuring Initiative, Singapore Management University, Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore [02:36:53-03:02:15]
  • Dr Virág Blazsek [03:02:16-03:02:48]
  • Julia Suderow, Associate Professor, University of Deusto Faculty of Law, Bilbao, Spain [03:02:49-03:24:35]
  • Q/A with Panel 2 [03:24:36-03:31:30]

Introduction of Panel 3 - Sovereign Debt by Dr Karina Patricio Ferreira Lima [03:31:41-03:36:21]

Closing remarks by Dr Karina Patricio Ferreira Lima [01:26:21-01:29:03]

This event is free and open to all – register on eventbrite.

A recording of the event is available on Zoom.