Netherlands Association for Comparative and International Insolvency Law


Below information is posted regarding conferences or workshops organised by sister-organisations in the area of comparative and international insolvency law, finance and economics.

NACIIL/NVRII Annual Meeting - 15 November 2018

Limits to Group Structures and Asset Partitioning in Insolvency

‘The 800-pound gorilla’ *

15 November 2018.
* In the words of Widen (US): “If secured lending presents fairness problems, the unsecured syndicated guarantee may be the 800-pound gorilla in the corner that goes unnoticed.”
14:00 – 14:30 hours

Coffee and registration

14.30 – 16.00 hours
Session 1:  Strategic Division of Assets over Group Companies 
Examples of strategic division of assets over group companies are attempts to actively suppress value by taking out key assets and placing these in separate legal entities, such as IP rights or crucial real estate. Other examples are  found in cutting up an enterprise in a loss making and profit making part.

16.00 – 16.30 hours
Coffee break

16.30 – 18:00 hours
Session 2: Selective Perforation by Means of Guarantees
The selective perforation by means of guarantees concerns the wide spread phenomenon of cross guarantees in group structures and the  ensuing benefits for certain creditors.

18.00 – 19.30 hours


United States:
prof. R. Squire
Fordham University, New York

prof. J. Vananroye
University Leuven
A. van Hoe
University Antwerpen

The Netherlands:
prof. F.M.J. Verstijlen and A. Karapetian
University Groningen
A.L. Jonkers
University of Amsterdam


Loyens Loeff, Fred. Roeskestraat 100, 1076 ED, Amsterdam

If you are not a NACIIL member but would like to attend the meeting, please send an email to

NACIIL members EUR 75; non-members EUR 125.
The fee includes a post-conference e-book.
PhD-researchers (not also active as attorney) will have a free entrance.

We look forward to seeing you in November!