III PRIZE in International Insolvency Studies History

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


The International Insolvency Institute is pleased to announce its 2024 Prize in International Insolvency Studies. The Prize in International Insolvency Studies comprises a Gold Medal Prize for the winning submission as well as a Silver Medal Prize, and a Bronze Medal Prize.

2024 Prize in International Insolvency Studies



Gold Medal Winner             Silver Medal Winner             Bronze Medal Winner

Chrisandya Sinurat, Leiden University               Shuaihao Mi, University of Leeds, England          Charles Ho Wang Mak, University of Glasgow
Unsecured Creditor Protection in Indonesia            Winding Up Evergerande in China                            Evaluating SDR Reform Proposals


Gold Medal Winner                        Silver Medal Winner                     Bronze Medal Winner

Amrit Mahal, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas,                 Dr. Lucas Reinert, Glade Michel Wirtz                                Raghav Mittal, UNIDROIT, Italy
India                                                                                                  Rechtsanwalte mbB, Germany
TPLF for Avoidance Actions                                                       Third-party Releases in the Restructuring of
                                                                                                             an Enterprise Group Member
                                                  Prioritizing SME Debtor's Equity Retention


Gold Medal Winner

Joao Guilherme Thiesi da Silva, Columbia Law School, USA
Changes and Convergence of Bankruptcy Law Recent Experience in Brazil

Silver Medal Winner

Maryam Malakotipour, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reorganization: a system of all for one?

Silver Medal Winner

Dr. Eugenio Vaccari, Royal Holloway and Bedford Colleges, University of London, United Kingdom
A Modular Approach to Restructuring and Insolvency Law - Executory Contracts and Onerous Property in England and Italy


Gold Medal Winner

Warren de Waegh, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The Administration of Maritime Liens in a European Insolvency Man Overboard?

Bronze Medal Winner

Paulina Fishman, University of Adelaide, Australia

Insolvency Law To The Rescue – And Zombies Arise


Gold Medal Winner

Ilya Kokorin, Leiden Law School, The Netherlands

Intra-group Finance

Silver Medal Winner

Oriana Casasola, University of Huddersfield, UK

The Harmonisation of Transaction Avoidance in the European Union: A Solution of Compromise

Bronze Medal Winner

Luis Aroche, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

The Municipal Insolvency Procedure in Mexico As A Necessity


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




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


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






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





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.




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?



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.


Gold Medal Winners

Jennifer Stam (Canada)
Annika Wolf (Germany)

Bronze Medal Winner

Lakshmi Ravindram (India)



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?