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Invitation to Enter the 2017 ILA Academic Forum Competition


The 2017 Insolvency Lawyers' Association (ILA) Academic Forum will take place on Friday 31 March 2017 in London.

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). 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 Friday 3 February 2017.

The winner will be selected by the ILA Academic Forum Committee, chaired by Prof. Andrew Keay, Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Leeds. The committee's decision will be notified to all entrants by Friday 27 January. The winning paper and slides must be delivered no later than Friday 17 March 2017. 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 1 April 2017.

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Recent Bulletins

A key service provided by the ILA is the provision of bulletins keeping its membership up-to-date with the latest developments in insolvency law.

Below are a selection of recent topics covered:

  • Tradition Financial Services - scope of s213 IA 1986 and effect of s1032(1) CA 2006 deeming provision
  • Khilji – s283A(5) IA 1986: “inform” and “becomes aware of” bankrupt’s interest
  • BTI v Sequana – creditor duty in the Supreme Court