4th International & Comparative Insolvency Symposium

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2022 Chicago-Kent Law Review Live Symposium

Symposium Editors

Laura Coordes, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Christoph Henkel, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Adrian J. Walters, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661
November 11–12, 2022
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Day One – Friday November 11, 2022

Time Event In Person Location* Zoom Link 
11:00 AM CT – 11:45 AM CT  Refreshments & Check-in Lobby
11:45 PM CT – 12:00 PM CT Welcome & Introduction  Ogilvie Auditorium
Please find all Zoom links here
12:00 PM CT – 12:50 PM CT Emerging Topics in Bankruptcy: Misconduct, ADR, & SBEs  Ogilvie Auditorium Please find all Zoom links here

(Same link as Welcome & Introduction)

1:00 PM CT – 1:50 PM CT Restructuring Panel 1 Ogilvie Auditorium Please find all Zoom links here
2:00 PM CT – 2:50 CT PM Restructuring Panel 2 Ogilvie Auditorium Please find all Zoom links here
2:50 PM – 3:30 PM CT Break Lobby
3:30 PM CT – 4:30 PM CT Personal Insolvency  Ogilvie Auditorium Please find all Zoom links here
4:40 PM CT – 5:40 PM CT  Keynote Address – Hybrid Reorganization Proceedings: The Best of Both Worlds Ogilvie Auditorium Please find all Zoom links here
5:40 PM CT – 6:00 PM CT Closing Remarks Ogilvie Auditorium Please find all Zoom links here*All locations are inside the Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adam St., Chicago, IL 60661
6:00 PM CT – 9:00 PM CT Tentative – Dinner Reception Morris Hall

Day Two – Saturday, November 12, 2022

Time Event In Person Location*  Zoom Link 
8:30 AM CT – 9:30 AM CT Breakfast & Check-in Lobby
9:30 AM CT – 10:20 AM CT Public Entities & Municipal Debt Ogilvie Auditorium Please find all Zoom links here
10:30 AM CT – 11:30 AM CT PHD Candidate Presentations Ogilvie Auditorium Please find all Zoom links here
11:30 AM CT – 12:30 PM CT Lunch Break
12:30 PM CT – 1:20 PM CT Cross-Border Insolvency 1 Ogilvie Auditorium Please find all Zoom links here
1:30 PM CT – 2:20 PM CT Cross-Border Insolvency 2 Ogilvie Auditorium Please find all Zoom links here
2:30 PM CT – 3:20 PM CT European Perspectives 1 Ogilvie Auditorium Please find all Zoom links here
3:40 PM CT – 4:30 PM CT European Perspectives 2 Ogilvie Auditorium Please find all Zoom links here
4:40 PM CT – 5:40 PM CT Emerging Topics in Bankruptcy: COVID-19, ESG, & Asset Recovery Ogilvie Auditorium Please find all Zoom links here
5:45 PM CT – 6:00 PM CT Closing Remarks Ogilvie Auditorium  Please find all Zoom links here

*All locations are inside the Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adam St., Chicago, IL 60661

Panel Participants

Adam Fiebelman 

Tulane University

Adi Marcovich Gross

Adi is a J.S.D. candidate at Columbia Law School, where she also completed an LL.M. While at Columbia, she was a James Kent Scholar and served as a research and teaching assistant to several professors. Adi’s scholarship examines the intersection of bankruptcy law, corporate responsibility, and ESG risks.

Prior to attending Columbia Law School, Adi practiced law for four years as a bankruptcy associate in a leading Tel Aviv-based law firm. She also holds an LL.B. and an M.B.A. from Bar Ilan University, Israel, and an LL.M. from Tel Aviv University, Israel.



Aditya Gupta

Aditya Gupta is a lawyer by training and is presently working with the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He graduated with a specialization in Intellectual Property Law. His major research focus lies in the regulation of IP licenses in national and international transactions.





Adrian Walters
Adrian Walters is Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and a visiting professor at Nottingham Trent University (UK). He is a member of the International Insolvency Institute and the American College of Bankruptcy Law.





Ana Elisa Laquimia

Ana Elisa Laquimia, PhD Candidate at the University of São Paulo Law School, Attorney at E.Munhoz Advogados, member of the Special Committee on Commercial Law of the Brazilian Bar Association, and member of the Bankruptcy Law Committee of the São Paulo Lawyers’ Institute (IASP).

Anatolijs Krivins

Anatolijs Krivins is an Associate Professor of Law in the Department of Law at Daugavpils University (Latvia), and an expert at Latvian Council of Science. His research interests are in the areas of public procurement and public administration, corporate reorganization, municipal contracts and bankruptcies. 

Associate Professor Krivins has presented papers at numerous conferences, including conferences “Sustainable business under changing economic conditions,” “Theoretical and practical problems of the development of modern law,” “Solution of a social requirements and objective reality issues in economical and juridical sciences,”  “Financial Crisis –its course and socioeconomic consequences in Central and Eastern Europe,” “International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries,” “Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives,” “Achieving Just Energy Transitions Through Law and Policy: Challenges and Solutions,” “Marketing and Consumer Behaviour: Current Challenges,” “Economics, Business and Contemporary Issues in Social Science,” “International Research and Practice Conference in jurisprudence, economic sciences and management,” and etc. Anatolijs has extensive experience in universities and in positions applicable to the practice of law – managing academic programs, organizing conferences, serving on councils – including managing a municipal water supply company and organizing municipal public procurement. Associate Professor Krivins received his Dr. iur. in Law from Riga Stradins University.

Bhargavi Zaveri

National University of Singapore

Christoph Henkel

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Elisa Salvadori

Dr. Elisa Salvadori attended the University of Udine, in Italy, and graduated with honours in law in 2012. The title of the graduation thesis in European Agricultural Law was “Agri-food products and the revision process of protected geographical indications and traditional specialities guaranteed in the so-called “Quality Pack”. In July 2022 she obtained a PhD in legal sciences, specifically in agricultural law, from the same University of Udine. The title of the dissertation was: “The state of crisis and insolvency of the commercial farmer. The national remedies, EU regulatory trends and those of some European civil law system”. The research investigated the state of crisis and insolvency of commercial farmers in the Italian legal system, also in the light of the innovations introduced by the Italian enterprise crisis and insolvency code. Dr. Salvadori is currently directing her interest towards the study of European regulation of new breeding techniques that can be employed in agricultural production and related regulatory issues.  She also works within a notary’s office in Udine, for which she researches doctrine and case law in the areas of civil, commercial, inheritance and tax law.

Gerald McCormack

University of Leeds UK

Hamiisi Junior Nsubuga

Dr Hamiisi Junior Nsubuga is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University London. He holds an LLB [Hons] from the University of London, an LL.M. [Corporate Law] from Nottingham Trent University and a PhD [Law] from Nottingham Trent University, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy/AdvanceHE. Dr Hamiisi is a Co-founder of the Middlesex University Early Career Researcher Network (MDX-ECR Network) and an ECR Member on the Faculty of Business and Law Research and Knowledge Exchage (RKEC) Committee.

Dr Hamiisi is a Member of INSOL International, INSOL Europe, Commercial Law Reform Network Nigeria [Editor] and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. His research areas are mainly in the area of Corporate Law, International Business Law, Comparative Insolvency Law (UK, USA and Emerging Economies) and Banking and Financial Law & Regulations. His PhD Thesis centred on ‘The Rights of Employees on Corporate Insolvency: A UK and US Perspective’. In 2020, Dr Hamiisi published his book: Employee Rights on Corporate Insolvency, [Routledge: 2020] and he has published several academic and scholarly articles in peer-reviewed law journals on corporate rescue/insolvency law, policies and practices, International Business Law, Company Law and Comparative Bankruptcy Legal Theory.

Héctor José Miguens

Héctor is Extraordinary Law Professor at the Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Independent Researcher at the CONICET, (National Scientific and Technical Research Council), Argentina. He received his JD title from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and his PhD title from the University of Navarra, Spain. He has an Specialization title in Bankruptcy Law from the School of Economics, University of Tucumán, Argentina. He earned a Master of Laws in United States Law (LLM) at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA. He has published more than 70 articles in international law journals, some books in Argentina and collaborated in 24 collective books published in South America and Europe. He has been engaged in various Projects for the Advancement of the Education of University Students in different countries. He is Fellow of the Institute of European and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law, Hamburg, Fellow of Insol International (London) and Advisor at the UNCITRAL Conferences of the Working Group V (Insolvency Law) in New York. 


  • Accesit Prize of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
  • Fellow of the School of Law, Navarre University, Spain. 
  • Fellow of the University of Oxford.
  • Fellow of Insol International, UK.
  • Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
  • Fellow of the School of Law of the St. Thomas University, Minnesota, USA.

Primary research interests: Comparative Insolvency Law, Private International Insolvency Law, Law of Corporate Groups, Business Ethics and Compliance, Liability of Corporate Directors, Chapter Eleven of the United States Code.

Oriana Casasola

Oriana Casasola is a Lecturer in Commercial, Corporate and Banking Law at the School of Law of the University of Leeds. Dr Casasola received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Udine (Italy) and an LLM in International Economic and Business Law from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands).   She gained her PhD in July 2020 discussing the thesis ‘Harmonising Transaction Avoidance inside and outside Corporate Insolvency Law in the European Union’ supervised by Professor Gerard McCormack and Doctor Zinian Zhang. In 2020, she has been awarded the International Insolvency Institute PRIZE in International Insolvency Studies for the paper ‘The Harmonization of Transaction Avoidance: A Compromise Solution’. The prize consisted in the silver medal for original legal research, commentary, and analysis on topics of international insolvency and restructuring significance and the publication of the paper the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice. She has recently been awarded the Michael Beverly Innovation Fellowship to investigate the research project “What are the needs and challenges of farmers in insolvency?”



Sofia Ellina

Dr Sofia Ellina is currently a Lecturer in Law at Lancaster University. She holds a PhD in Law from Lancaster University and is a qualified lawyer in Cyprus (Member of the Cyprus Bar Association) 

She has assisted the UK Insolvency Service as a Senior Research Associate.  Her published studies focus on corporate insolvency procedures in the UK and Cyprus.




Emilie Ghio

Emilie is a lecturer in law at Edinburgh Napier University (UK). She has expertise in business, corporate, and commercial law subjects and teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is an established and active corporate insolvency and rescue law scholar with an expansive domestic and international research portfolio, which includes numerous and varied publications (research monograph, textbook, edited books, peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, expert magazine articles). She recently published a research monograph entitled Redefining Harmonisation. Lessons from EU Insolvency Law (Edward Elgar, 2022) and the textbook English Corporate Insolvency Law. A Primer (with Eugenio Vaccari, Edward Elgar, 2022). She is currently editing National Legal Systems in Times of Crisis: Convergence or Divergence? (Springer, forthcoming) and Re-examining insolvency law and theories: Perspectives for the 21st century (Edward Elgar, forthcoming). 

Emilie is also a board member of the Younger Association of Insolvency Lawyers (YANIL), sits on the editorial board of the INSOL Europe yearbook and is the co-editor of the INSOL Europe academic forum proceedings. She is a lecturer on the INSOL International Foundation Certificate in Insolvency Law where she teaches the modules ‘European Insolvency Regulation’ and ‘French insolvency law’.

Eugenio Vaccari

Eugenio is a lecturer in law and the “Law with” UG Programme Lead at Royal Holloway and Bedford Colleges, University of London (UK). Eugenio is a qualified Italian lawyer specialized in corporate insolvency and bankruptcy law. He is an active member of several leading institutions in the field, including III NextGen Class XI, INSOL International, INSOL Europe and the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association (UK). He is chair of INSOL ERA (Early Researcher Academics) and a member of the board of YANIL. Eugenio is co-editor of the INSOL Europe Academic Forum (IEAF) Conference Proceedings, member of the editorial board of INSOL i-Read, and he is a peer-reviewer for some leading academic research journals. 

Eugenio co-authored with Dr. Emilie Ghio the book ‘English Corporate Insolvency Law: A Primer’ (Edward Elgar 2022) and co-edited with Prof. Jason Chuah the book ‘Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law: A Global Guide’ (Edward Elgar 2019, 2nd edition in 2023). He also co-edited with Prof Laura N Coordes and Prof Yseult Marique a global report on the treatment of local public entities in distress (soon available in the INSOL International Technical Library). 

Jason Kilborn

Professor Jason Kilborn teaches bankruptcy, civil procedure, and commercial and business law at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. He is a leading scholar on the comparative law of personal and small business insolvency, having written over thirty pioneering articles, book chapters, and a book examining and comparing developing consumer insolvency systems in Europe and beyond. He has advised on several national and international studies of personal insolvency law and policy, and he chaired the drafting group for the World Bank’s landmark 2013 Report on the Treatment of the Insolvency of Natural Persons. He has advised several national governments on personal and small business insolvency reforms, he was appointed an Advisory Commissioner of the Seoul (Korea) Bankruptcy Court’s Administrative Committee, and he has served as a short-term consultant on numerous World Bank Group and IMF advisory projects. He drafted and presented the World Bank Group’s 2018 report, Saving Entrepreneurs, Saving Enterprises: Proposals for the Treatment of MSME Insolvency. Professor Kilborn also co-authored a book on international cooperation in cross-border business reorganization, published by Oxford University Press, and is among the authors and editors of a comparative series on corporate liquidation and restructuring, also published by Oxford University Press. Professor Kilborn is an elected member of the International Insolvency Institute.

Jingxia Shi

School of Law, Renmin University of China

Laura Coordes

Laura Coordes’s research focuses on bankruptcy and financial distress and includes commercial law, large corporate reorganizations, and local government finance and policy. She teaches Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Advanced Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions (in-person and online), and Contracts. Professor Coordes is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and was honored as a member of the ABI’s 40 Under 40 in 2020. Professor Coordes is on the board of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal and is an Honorary Master of the Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court. She also serves on the Education Committee for Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE). Professor Coordes is currently serving as the Reporter for the Uniform Law Commission’s Study Committee on Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors. She is also a contributor to SLoGLaw Blog and a contributing editor for Bankruptcy Law Letter. Professor Coordes received her J.D. with honors from The University of Chicago Law School, where she was a Bradley Fellow and served on The University of Chicago Law Review. She completed a legal fellowship at the Student Press Law Center after receiving her degree. Before coming to Arizona State University, Professor Coordes practiced in the Business, Finance and Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York.

Ma Xuerong 

China University of Political Science and Law 

MP Ram Mohan

Prof. MP Ram Mohan is an associate professor in the Strategy Area at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Prior to working with IIM-A, he was associated with The Energy and Resources Institute University. He holds various professional affiliations which include being the President of the Nuclear Law Association, India, affiliate researcher at the Center for Peace at the Hiroshima University.





Nicola Howell

Nicola is a Senior Lecturer and member of the Consumer Policy and Regulation Research
Group in the Faculty of Business and Law, Queensland University of Technology. Nicola’s
research focuses on legal and policy issues in consumer financial services, consumer credit
and other consumer transactions, and personal insolvency. Her recent publications have
covered topics including definitions in financial services regulation, behavioural economics
experiments in insolvency, and dispute resolution in the financial services sector. She is a co- author of a key text on Australian consumer credit law (‘Duggan and Lanyon’s Consumer
Credit Law’), and is a regular contributor to policy and law reform processes. Nicola’s is a
PhD candidate at Melbourne Law School, and her thesis explores the impact on consumers of
different debt resolution options. For more information on Nicola’s background and
publications, see https://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Howell,_Nicola.html or

Olha Stakheyeva-Bogovyk 

A PhD in law and Ukrainian qualified attorney, currently working in London at McDermott Will & Emery. Specialize in Ukrainian insolvency and restructuring, cross-border insolvency, fraud and asset recovery cases. 








Omer Kimhi

Prof. Omer Kimhi serves a senior lecturer (associate professor) in Haifa University Faculty of Law in Israel. He holds a BA degree, magna cum laude, in economics from Tel-Aviv university, an MBA (specializing in accounting & finance), magna cum laude, also from Tel-Aviv university and a JSD (Juridical Science Doctorate) from New York University. His research areas include bankruptcy laws, local government laws, corporate laws and economic analysis of the law, and he has published articles in these fields in leading law journals. He serves as the head of the graduate programs in the Haifa law faculty, and as a board member of the Economic Master in Law & Economics (EMLE) program.



Orhan Emre Konuralp

Dr. Orhan Emre Konuralp is an Assistant Professor at Kırklareli University Faculty of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Ankara University in 2011 and his LL.M. degree in law and economics from Bilkent University in 2013. He got his PhD degree in private law from Bilkent University in 2018. He conducted his doctoral research in Justus Liebig Universitaet, Gießen, Germany from February 2015 to February 2016 for the doctoral dissertation on ‘Civil Liability of Arbitrators’.




Paola Rodas Paredes

European Doctor of Laws by the University of Valencia (Spain). LLM in Business Legal Advice from Jaime I University (Castellón – Spain), University Specialist in Higher Education by Rovira i Virgili University (Spain). Awarded a pre-doctoral FPI Fellowship (By the Spanish Ministry of Education) at the University of Valencia where she began her academic and teaching career in 2003. 

Since 2009 at Rovira i Virgili University she has continuously lectured in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees on courses such as Commercial Law, Commercial Contracts, International Markets Law, Competition Law, Business Organizations, etc. Since 2011 she has been directing End-of-Degree Projects and End-of-Master Dissertations in various Degrees. She has supervised a doctoral thesis with International Mention (2020) that obtained a summa cum laude qualification. 

Author of two monographs and a multitude of article publications in prestigious academic journals, she has carried out research stays in London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies), Hamburg (Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law) and most recently as visiting researcher at Bolonia University (Italy). 

She is accredited as Associate Professor by ANECA (Spain) since 2019. She has been accredited two six-year research periods (sexenios) and two five-year teaching periods (quinquenios), by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency, AQU Catalunya. Currently, she directs the University Master’s Degree in Access to the Legal Profession (on-campus modality) and coordinates the area of Commercial Law at the School of Law and International Relations at Nebrija University in Madrid.

Paulina Fishman 

Paulina holds a BCom/LLB (Hons) (Monash) and a MSt in Legal Research (Oxon). She is currently undertaking a PhD in Law at the University of Adelaide. Her dissertation focuses on the use and misuse of the corporate rescue regime contained in Part 5.3A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).






Priya Misra

National Law School of India University

Ranuka Sane

National Institute of Public Finance and Debt, Delhi 

Rik Kroezen

A.H. (Rik) Kroezen LLM works at the Radboud University Business Law Institute. His research focuses on enterprises in financial distress. This includes comparative legal research into restructuring mechanisms, such as the recently adopted Dutch scheme of arrangement. As part of his PhD project he analyses the legal risks involved for banks that provide financing to enterprises in financial distress. In addition, he teaches company law and private law. Rik completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the Utrecht, Cambridge and Radboud Universities.




Rafi Golan

Israeli Law and Enforcement Collection System Authority

Rebecca Aharoni

Israeli Law and Enforcement Collection System Authority

Rosa M. Rojas Vertiz

Rosa is a Mexican lawyer with an LL.M. in Corporate and Commercial Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Legal Research of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IJJ-UNAM). Before joining the academia Rosa practiced extensively as a transactional lawyer in the Banking and Finance Group of a leading Mexican firm dealing with lending and secured transactions, real estate financing, structured cross-border financing, restructurings, and workouts. Thereafter she joined the First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico, where she contributed to the development of legal precedents dealing with civil, commercial, finance and insolvency matters. Rosa is currently a part-time Professor of Law at ITAM University in Mexico City and coordinates many training courses on insolvency and business law for Mexican federal judges. She has participated as a speaker on insolvency issues on panels held in conferences and seminars within Mexico and abroad, and has publications in the Boletín Mexicano de Derecho Comparado, Springer Nature, Wolters Kluwer and the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, including two books, one of them on consumer insolvency. 



Sarah Peterson

London School of Economics & Political Science

Sheila C. Neder Cerezetti 

Sheila C. Neder Cerezetti, Professor of Commercial Law at the University of São Paulo Law School, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung research fellow and former Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute. 







Stephanie Ben-Ishai

Stephanie Ben-Ishai is a Distinguished Research Professor and Full Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where for the last twenty years she has engaged in research and teaching on bankruptcy, contract, commercial law, and financial crises. She has authored or co-authored ten books and more than 60 refereed articles, including seminal and innovative texts on bankruptcy and contract law.





Stephen J. Lubben

Stephen J. Lubben holds an endowed chair in Corporate Governance at Seton Hall University, School of Law, in Newark, New Jersey, and from 2010 to 2017 he was the “In Debt” columnist for the New York Times’ Dealbook business page.  He the author of the law school textbook Corporate Finance, first published by Wolters Kluwer in 2014, with a third edition published in 2021.  He is also the author of The Law of Failure:  A Tour Through the Wilds of American Business Insolvency (2018) and American Business Bankruptcy: A Primer (2019), the second edition of which is due out in mid 2021.

Professor Lubben has been widely quoted by courts and the media on American chapter 11 cases, and has been retained as an expert in insolvency cases around the world.  He an elected fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and an invited member of the International Insolvency Institute, and frequently advises government officials and international agencies on potential legislative reforms, and has testified before the United States Congress and the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel on corporate bankruptcy and finance matters.

He previously practiced law with the New York and Los Angeles offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, as a member of the corporate restructuring department.   Following graduation from law school, Professor Lubben clerked for Justice John T. Broderick, Jr. of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Susana Hidvegi Arango

Former Superintendent of Insolvency Proceedings of Colombia.

Tibor Tajti 

Tibor Tajti (pronounce: Thathy) is a professor of law at Central European University – Private University, Vienna, Austria [ https://people.ceu.edu/tibor_tajti ], an English-speaking, dominantly post-graduate and research-oriented university. Comparative bankruptcy and secured transactions laws are, inter alia, the courses taught by him and in the center of his research. The research output of his twenty years of academic career are properly exemplified by the selected publications accessible via SSRN and Researchgate. 

Besides the nexus of law and economic growth, the interplay of various branches of law are his overarching research goals. The latter will be illustrated by his presentation on the interface of bankruptcy and data privacy/protection.



Varsha S. Banta 

Varsha is a corporate and M&A lawyer from India. 

She has experience in corporate commercial and finance-related transactions including private equity, capital markets, and foreign investment, across industry sectors. She has assisted and advised clients on matters related to entity incorporations and India operations setups, insolvency & bankruptcy, and impact finance, along with employment and labor disputes.

Legal writing continues to be a source of inspiration for Varsha. She presently acts as an editor for the Indian Review of Corporate & Commercial Laws. Previously, she has edited for the Jindal Global Law Review, the Indian Society for Legal Research, the Indian Journal of Law & Public Policy, and the Indian Journal of Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Laws. 

Varsha is licensed to practice by the Bar Council of Delhi.

​Wang Chengjie

Wan Wai Yee

Wai Yee WAN is Associate Dean (Research and Internationalisation) and Professor at City University of Hong Kong. Her research interests lie in global insolvency and restructuring law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and securities regulation.








Yseult Marique

Univesity of Essex 

XU Xiao

PhD Student in International Law(International Economic Law Option)

Received Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Nottingham and Warwick University Respectively; former Senior Coordinator of the Office of the Registrar & Adjunct Lecturer in Business Law, Wenzhou-Kean University, Zhejiang, China; Part-time Lawyer and Intern Lawyer in China.





Zinian Zhang

University of Glasgow


Oscar Couwenberg

Since August 2020 Oscar Couwenberg is Vice-President of NHL Stenden, University of Applied Sciences, and honorary professor of Corporate Governance at University of Groningen Campus Fryslan in Leeuwarden, in the Netherlands. His interests are in corporate bankruptcy, corporate law and economics and, a bit aside, in the area of development studies. Over the years he has taught corporate finance, law and economics, and corporate law and economics. He earned his PhD in 1997 and he became a professor of law and economics at the University of Groningen in 2001. In 2015 he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen.


Lidija Simunovic

Lidija Simunovic (LL.M, PhD) is an Assistant professor at the Department of Business Law and Company Law at Faculty of Law Osijek, Croatia. Before her academic career she worked in a law firm. She passed the bar exam and the exam for a bankruptcy administrator. She regularly teaches several courses at undergraduate and postgraduate studies: Contract Law, Company Law, Competition Law and Insolvency Law. She is a member of Croatian Association of Bankruptcy Administrators and participated in the project “Local public entities in distress” introduced by INSOL International. She is an author of a monograph book “Set-off” and numerous scientific and professional articles. Her professional focus is on Commercial Law, Insolvency Law and Bankruptcy Law and restructuring.