International Conferência

Corporate Restruturing, Insolvency and Courts: challenges and opportunities within the European context

October 26, 2018, 09h00

Centro de Informação Urbana de Lisboa (CIUL)


9h00m – 9h30m: Welcome

9h30m – 9h45m: Opening session Helena Mesquita Ribeiro, Secretary of State Assistant and of Justice. Catarina Frade, ACURIA Project Coordinator. João Paulo Dias, Centre for Social Studies Executive-Director

9h45m – 11h15m: ACURIA - Courts performance in corporate restructuring and insolvency cases: best practices and blockages in Portugal, Netherlands, Italy and Poland

Catarina Frade, Portugal

Gijs van Dijck, Netherlands

Niccolò Abriani, Italy

Joanna Kruczalak-Jankowska & Monika Maśnicka, Poland

Chair: João Paulo Dias, Centre for Social Studies Executive-Director


11h15 – 11h30m: Coffee break

11h30m – 12h30m: Keynote speech: Paul Omar, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University, Leicester. Presenter: Catarina Serra, ACURIA and Superior Court of Justice

12h30m – 14h00m: Lunch break


14h00m – 15h30m: New trends on Corporate Insolvency Law and challenges to the judicial system

Fátima Reis Silva, Assistant to the Portuguese Ministry of Justice/ Judge of the Court of Appeal of Lisbon

Bob Wessels, Professor of International Insolvency Law, University of Leiden

Luciano Panzani, President of the Court of Appeal of Rome

Bartosz Groele, Lawyer and Vice-President of the Board in the Allerhand Institute

Chair and discussant: Ana Conceição, ACURIA and Polytechnic Institute of Leiria


15h30m – 15h45m: Coffee break


15h45m – 17h15m: Court practices on insolvency and restructuring of groups of companies and on cross-border insolvencies

Fernando Taínhas, Judge on Court of Commerce of Lisbon

Paulo Valério, Lawyer

Rui Castro Lima, Insolvency practitioner

Chair and discussant: Amélia Rebelo, Judge on Judge on Court of Commerce of Aveiro


17h15m – 17h30m: Closing session Narciso Magalhães Rodrigues, Member of the Board of the High Council of Judiciary