Rethinking the Rhetoric and Strategies of European Insolvency Law Harmonisation Post-COVID-19

(2021) Oxford Law Blog

3 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2021

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Emilie Ghio

University of Edinburgh

Gert-Jan Boon

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

David Christoph Ehmke

Independent

Jennifer L. Gant

University of Derby - School of Law and Criminology

Line Langkjaer

Aarhus University – Aarhus BSS, Department of Law

Eugenio Vaccari

University of Essex - School of Law

Date Written: October 25, 2021

Abstract

Our paper is an investigation by the board of the Younger Academics Network of Insolvency Law (YANIL) into the insolvency law responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in six European legal systems (Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom). We uncover the inadequacy of the EU’s harmonisation language, and the limits of top-down harmonisation strategies in insolvency and restructuring law. We conclude that, to further our understanding of harmonisation of European insolvency laws, there is a need to promote the formulation of a wider-encompassing definition of ‘legal harmonisation’.

Keywords: insolvency, COVID-19, restructuring, harmonisation, comparative law

JEL Classification: G3, K2

Suggested Citation

Ghio, Emilie and Boon, Gert-Jan and Ehmke, David Christoph and Gant, Jennifer and Langkjaer, Line and Vaccari, Eugenio, Rethinking the Rhetoric and Strategies of European Insolvency Law Harmonisation Post-COVID-19 (October 25, 2021). (2021) Oxford Law Blog , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3949461 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3949461

Emilie Ghio

University of Edinburgh ( email )

Edinburgh
Great Britain

Gert-Jan Boon

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands

David Christoph Ehmke

Independent

Jennifer Gant (Contact Author)

University of Derby - School of Law and Criminology ( email )

Kedleston Road
Derby, Derbyshire DE22 1GB
United Kingdom

Line Langkjaer

Aarhus University – Aarhus BSS, Department of Law

Bartholins Allé 16
Aarhus C, 8000
United States

Eugenio Vaccari

University of Essex - School of Law

Colchester, Essex CO43SQ
United Kingdom

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