Dr Oriana Casasola


I became a lecturer in Commercial Corporate and Banking law in October 2021.

Previously, I have been a Lecturer in law at the University of Huddersfield. Before that, I was a research fellow at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, working on a project funded by the European Commission. The project focused on insolvency cross-border cooperation with transnational protocols and led to the development of the European Model Protocol.

I hold a PhD from the University of Leeds, an LLM in International Economic and Business law from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and a degree in law from the University of Udine.

Research interests

My research interests lie primarily in insolvency law with a comparative approach and generally in cross-border scenarios.

So far, my research has focused on a proposal for the harmonisation of transaction avoidance in the European Union and on the development of a European Model protocol that allows insolvency practitioners to cooperate efficiently in cross-border insolvency proceedings.

I am currently researching farmer insolvency in the European Union and the relationship between national limitations posed on farmers insolvency and the European Directive on restructuring and insolvency.

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  • FHEA
  • PhD
  • LLM

Professional memberships

  • YANIL - Young Academic Network of Insolvency Law
  • International Insolvency Institute
  • NextGen Program
  • Insol Europe

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Business Law and Practice

Current postgraduate researchers

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