Join the PhD Workshop on European/International Insolvency Law

From Wednesday-Thursday 19-20 April 2023 the Stichting Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection (BWILC) the last PhD Workshop took place at Leiden University. For spring 2024, BWILC invites PhD students from Europe and beyond to participate in the 6th edition of the PhD workshop on European/International Insolvency Law. Following four successful editions, PhD students are invited to come together to be able again to present their research ideas.

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

Held for the first time in 2019, the PhD Workshop will now take place for the sixthtime. In an effort to support younger academics, BWILC has annually organised the workshop, adopting an online or hybrid format during the COVID-19 years. As a result, BWILC will celebrate its first lustrum, which will be marked at the upcoming PhD Workshop.

Participating in the PhD Workshop

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

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.

The workshop is sponsored 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). .

Further information follows later.

Responsibility for the review of applications and the workshop lies with the Board of BWILC: Prof. Matthias Haentjens, Prof. Joeri Vananroye, Prof. Stephan Madaus, Prof. Reinout Vriesendorp and Dr. Paul Omar. Prof. em. Bob Wessels is involved as a patron.


Participants of the PhD Workshop may compete for a prize. Prizes will be awared both to to the presenter(s) that gave the most the most original research presentation and most appealing poster.