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III PRIZE in International Insolvency Studies History

We congratulate the III Prize in International Insolvency Studies awardees, both past and present:

2019

Gold Medal Winner
Jente Dengler, DLA Piper UK, LLP, Brussels
Debt Restructuring in the UK and Spain: Is the Grass Still Greener on the Other Side?

Silver Medal Winner
Fabio Weinberg Crocco, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York
When Deference Makes a Difference: The Role of U.S. Courts in Cross-Border Bankruptcies

2018

Gold Medal Winner
Rosa Maria Rojas Vertiz Contreas, ITAM
Insolvency Proceedings for Natural Persons: Why is Latin America Innovating?

Silver Medal Winners
Damilola Odetola, Kent Law School
Contesting the Trend Towards the Globalization of Laws in Corporate Bankruptcy: The Experience in Africa

Shuai Guo, Leiden Law School
Cross-border Resolution of Financial Institutions: Perspectives from International Insolvency Law

2017

Gold Medal Winner
Simin Gao, Tsinghua University, School of Law
The U.S. Reorganization Regime in the Chinese Mirror: Legal Transplantation and Obstructed Efficiency

Silver Medal Winner
Aurelio Gurrea-Martínez, Harvard Law School
The Avoidance of Pre-Bankruptcy Transactions: An Economic and Comparative Approach

Bronze Medal Winner
Lynette Janssen, Leiden University
Bail-in From an Insolvency Law Perspective

2016

Gold Medal Winners
David Ehmke and Alfred Lewis, Navigating Scylla & Charybdis: International Arbitration and National Insolvency

Silver Medal Winner
Amir Adl Rudbordeh, An Analysis and Hypothesis on Forum Shopping in Insolvency Law

Bronze Medal Winner
Michael Guihot, Cross-border Insolvency: A Case for a Transaction Cost Economics Analysis

2015

Gold Medal Winner
Robert Arts, Main and Secondary Proceedings in the recast of the Eurpoean Insolvency Regulation

Silver Medal Winner
Xinyi Gong, Can the Day Understand the Night? Brief Introduction Into Problems of the Current Insolvency System in China

Bronze Medal Winners
Andrew Dawson, The Problem of Local Methods in Cross-Border Insolvencies
David Ehmke, A Market Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring

2014

Gold Medal Winner
Xinyi Gong: “A Middle Way – Tailoring the Model Law and the Regulation into China’s Context”
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Silver Medal Winners
Jochem M. Hummelen: “Shaping Bankruptcy. What Form Should It Take?”
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Jen Johnson and Sarah Coleman: “Journey to the Center of the Economic Universe: How the Current U.S. COMI Timing Determination Misses the Mark”
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Yanying Li: “Policy Implication of Postová Tribunal’s Jurisdiction over Sovereign Bonds: Bankruptcy Cram-down and ICSID Arbitration”
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2013

Gold Medal Winner
Yanying Li: "Question the Unquestionable Beauty of A Collective Proceeding for All Sovereign Debt Claims"
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Silver Medal Winner
Michele Maltese:  "Court-To-Court Protocols In Cross-Border Bankruptcy Proceedings: Differing Approaches Between Civil Law And Common Law Legal Systems"
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Bronze Medal Winner
Barry J. Chang: "Making A Comedy Of Comity: Analyzing In Re Vitro’s Implications For Cross-Border Insolvency Law"
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2012

Gold Medal Winner
Robert Kovacs of Clayton Utz, Melbourne, Australia: “A Transnational Approach to the Arbitrability of Insolvency Proceedings in International Arbitration”
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Silver Medal Winner
Dr. Rolef de Weijs of University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands: “Harmonisation of European Insolvency Law and the need to tackle two common problems: common pool & anticommons”
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Bronze Medal Winners
Fabrice Robert-Tissot of Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva, Switzerland:  “The Effects of a Reorganization on (Executory) Contracts: A Comparative Law and Policy Study [United States, France, Germany and Switzerland]”
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Elizabeth Dahill of Brooklyn Law School, “As Greece Goes, So Goes the E.U.:  Defending Europe with a Sovereign Debt Restructuring Framework”
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2011 Gold Medal Winner
Dr. Sohsuke Takahashi, University of Michigan Law School visiting scholar, The Reality of the Japanese Legal System for Cross-Border Insolvency~Driven by Fear of Universalism
2010 Gold Medal Winners
Awarded to Mohamed Faizal, Singapore, "Doing Away with the Emperor's New Clothes: Dispelling the Myth of the Good Faith Filing Requirement under Chapter 11 & Its International Implications."
 
Jonathan Weiss, New Rochelle, NY, "Tax Claims in Transnational Insolvencies: A 'Revenue Rule' Approach."
 
Bronze Medal Winners
Benhajj Shaaban Masoud, Nottingham Law School, United Kingdom, "Theoretical Aspects of the Cross-Border Insolvency Landscape: Issues and Perspectives for Sub-Sahara Africa."
 
Georg Friedrich Schlaefer, Wiesbaden, Germany, "Forum Shopping under the Regime of the European Insolvency Regulation"
2009 Gold Medal Winner
Juraj Alexander of Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, "Avoid the Choice or Choose to Avoid?  The European framework for choice of avoidance law
and the quest to make it sensible."
2008

Gold Medal Winner
Andy Soh, Jones Day, New York, New York, "Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code: An Invitation to Forum Shopping?"                                         

Silver Medal Winner
Brendan Driscoll, White & Case LLP, New York, New York, "International Comity After Chapter 15: A Residual Right to Recognition?"

2007 Gold Medal Winners
Mario Gamboa-Cavazos and Frank Schneider, Harvard University, “Bankruptcy as a Legal Process.”
 
Silver Medal Winners
Jennifer D. Morton, Fordham University Law School, New York, New York, “Recognition of Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings: An Evaluation of Solvent Schemes of Arrangements and Part VII Transfers Under Chapter 15.”

Maurice Horwitz, Gould School of Law, University of Southern California:
“The Maximization of an Enterprise’s Value – In the Public Interest: Mexico’s New ‘Law of Business Organization’ and its Interpretation of International Law.”

2006

Gold Medal Winners
Jennifer Stam (Canada)
Annika Wolf (Germany)

Bronze Medal Winner
Lakshmi Ravindram (India)

2005

Gold Medal Winner
Irit Ronen-Mevorach (London, England), The Road to Suitable and Comprehensive Global Approach to Insolvencies within Multinational Corporate Groups

Bronze Medal Winners
John A.E. Pottow (Ann Arbor, USA), Greed and Pride in International Bankruptcy: The Problem and Proposed Solutions to "Local Interests"
 
Christopher Eng Chee Yang (Singapore), Cross-Border Insolvency Issues in Singapore: Should Singapore Adopt the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency?

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