I Iberian Meeting on Insolvency Law

September 22, 2023, 09h30

Auditorium, CIUL | Centro de Informação Urbana de Lisboa


Directive (EU) 2019/1023 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 intended to provide national legal systems with more efficient regimes for the preventive restructuring of viable companies and entrepreneurs.

Portugal and Spain promoted the transposition of the Directive, through Law n.º 9/2022, of January 11, and Law 16/2022, of September 5, respectively, diplomas that introduced changes in judicial procedures de reestructuración de deuda l: el proceso especial de revitalización (PER), in the Portuguese case, and the plan of reestructuración, in spanish.

In a framework of recognised economic interdependence and legal affinities between the two countries, convergent solutions and dissonant options are observed in those transposition acts, which open up spaces for debate and critical reflection.

The University of  Salamanca, through the Proyecto Alerta de Insolvencia y Derecho de Sociedades (AIDS), and the Permanent Observatory of Justice of the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra come together to organise a day of discussion dedicated to the recent modifications introduced in the Luso-Spanish insolvencies law in the field of company recovery. The event will feature speakers from the academic world and the legal practice from Portugal and Spain who will address some of the most significant aspects of the national legal systems in the field of company recovery, including the cross-border aspect.

Catarina Frade | University of Coimbra - OPJ/CES
Ana Filipa Conceição | Polytechnic Institute of Leiria - OPJ/CES
Alfredo Ávila de la Torre, University of Salamanca
Ignacio Moralejo Menéndez, University of Zaragoza

Alberto Emparanza | Professor of Commercial Law, University of the Basque Country
Alejandro Alvargonzalez | Administrative and Judicial Lawyer
Aurora Martínez Flórez | Full Professor of Commercial Law at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Catarina Serra | Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Justice
David Sequeira Diniz | Lawyer
Fernando Taínhas | Judge
Francisco de Borja Villena Cortes | Magistrate of the Provincial Court of Madrid
Inácio Peres | Insolvency Administrator and Lawyer
Jose Antonio García-Cruces | Full Professor of Commercial Law at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia and Abogado
José Manuel Gonçalves Machado | Professor at the Lusófona University

Target Audience
Judicial administrators, lawyers, magistrates, economists, company managers and directors, entrepreneurs, chartered accountants, students and all those interested in the topic of insolvencies.

Working languages:
Portuguese and Spanish

Regular: 20,00€
Student: free (by sending a copy of the student card to the email:

Registration will be confirmed only after payment of the registration fee.
A certificate of attendance will be sent to those who request it by email:

Permanent Observatory for Justice/Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra
University of Salamanca – Proyecto Alerta de Insolvencia y Derecho de Sociedades (AIDS)
Tel: (+351) 239 855 570 / (+351) 914 140 187