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ILA Academic Forum 18 March 2016 - Invitation to Enter the 2016 ILA Academic Forum Competition


The 2016 Insolvency Lawyers' Association (ILA) Academic Forum will take place on Friday 18th March 2016 in Oxford. The theme of the conference is "Harmonisation Of Insolvency Law in Europe: Trends And Prospects".

One speaking slot at this high profile event is reserved for the presentation of a paper that will be chosen by competition. Early career researchers working on restructuring or insolvency law are particularly encouraged to enter this competition. Papers can be on any insolvency or restructuring law topic (domestic, international, comparative, corporate or personal), although topics related in some way to the conference theme are particularly welcome. The paper should not have been published nor accepted for publication as at the date of entry.

To enter the competition, an abstract for the paper of no more than 500 words should be submitted to Dr Kristin van Zwieten, Clifford Chance Associate Professor of Law and Finance, Oxford (, together with a short CV. The CV should include the name of one academic referee who could be contacted by the selection committee. All entries must be received by the end of Wednesday 3rd February.

The winner will be selected by the ILA Academic Forum Committee, chaired by Prof. Louise Gullifer (Professor of Commercial Law, Oxford University). The committee's decision will be notified to all entrants on or before Friday 5 February. The winning paper and slides must be delivered no later than Friday 4 March 2016. The winner's reasonable travel expenses (from within Europe) will be reimbursed, and accommodation will be provided if on-the-day-travel is not feasible. The winner will also be invited to attend the ILA Annual Conference the following day, Saturday 19th March 2016.

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