Join the PhD Workshop on European/International Insolvency Law

From Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 April 2024, the Stichting Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection (BWILC) organises the 6th edition of the BWILC PhD Workshop. Following five successful editions, PhD students are invited to present their research ideas in the area of European/International Insolvency Law, and discuss the challenges and questions they face.

The two-day workshop will be held on Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 April 2024 at the Mykolas Romeris University (Vilnius, Lithuania).

Objectives of the PhD Workshop

The workshop aims at achieving two main goals. First, it provides PhD students in the area of European/International Insolvency Law a chance to connect with peers who are more or less at he same stage of their academic career. They can meet, exchange experiences and create a network. Second, the workshop allows each participant to present, test and discuss its (developing) ideas in front of fellow colleagues as well as experienced professors.

Participating in the PhD Workshop

This years’ workshop will take place in Vilnius (Lithuania), kindly hosted by the Mykolas Romeris University. The workshop is organised by the Stichting Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection, which supports the international and European insolvency law section in the library of the Leiden Law School (Leiden University). BWILC will provide one night of accommodation in Vilnius and (if not otherwise reimbursed) a maximum of 50% of the travel expenses up to EUR 250,- for those invited to give a research presentation of their research.

PhD students may apply to present (1) their research proposal, (2) interim results, or (3) a (draft) chapter/article.

Apply by filling in this electronic form by 25 February 2024, midnight CET. Participation in the workshop is reserved for invited PhD students.

When applying for the PhD Workshop, you can be accepted – at the discretion of the board – as (i) a presenter of a research presentation, or (ii) a poster presentation. Participation in the workshop is limited to invited PhD students.

Further information follows later.

Responsibility for the review of applications and the workshop lies with the Board of BWILC: Prof. Reinout Vriesendorp (chair), Gert-Jan Boon, Prof. Juanita Calitz, Prof. Stephan Madaus, Smitha Menon, Dr. Paul Omar, Dr. Neeti Shikha, and Prof. Joeri Vananroye. Prof. em. Bob Wessels is involved as a patron.


Participants of the PhD Workshop may compete for a prize. This is EUR 1000, 750 and 500, respectively for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize, as a recognition of the most original research presentation. Those applicants invited to give a poster presentation will compete for a prize of EUR 250 for the – overall – most appealing poster presentation.