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YANIL Academic Prize for Innovative and Outstanding Research


Younger Academic Network of Insolvency Law, INSOL Europe Academic Forum


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The Younger Academic Network of Insolvency Law (YANIL) is pleased to announce the launch of the YANIL Research Prize for Innovative and Outstanding Research and invites applications by young academics in the field of European insolvency and restructuring law.

YANIL is a branch of the INSOL Europe Academic Forum (IEAF). It offers a vibrant and supportive community for younger academics to nurture their scholarly abilities and advance their research. In pursuit of its objectives, YANIL has introduced a range of initiatives aimed at showcasing and publishing research in recent years. With this new Prize, YANIL aims to highlight the outstanding research produced by younger academics and to ensure its wide dissemination.

Conditions for participation

Research submitted for the Prize should relate to European restructuring or insolvency laws, at the level of the EU or individual European jurisdictions. The research output must have been published or accepted for publication in an academic journal or as a chapter in a book between 1 January 2021 and 30 September 2023. It must be written in English or accompanied by an adequate English translation.

Applicants are requested to submit their papers, as well as a short video (max 5 minutes) presenting their main findings. More information on the YANIL Academic Prize for Innovative and Outstanding Research can be found here.

The jury

The jury of this edition of the Prize is comprised of Gert-Jan Boon, Giulia Ballerini, David Ehmke, Emilie Ghio, Jonatan Schytzer, Eugenio Vaccari and Prof Rodrigo Rodriguez (chair of the IEAF).


For this year’s edition, three prizes may be awarded: 1st place EUR 750; 2nd place EUR 500; 3rd place EUR 250. The prizes are made possible with the financial support of the Foundation Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection (BWILC).

The videos of the winning applicants will be considered for publication on the YANIL/INSOL Europe and BWILC websites, along with abstracts of their papers. The winners will also be invited to present their papers at an online YANIL research seminar that will take place at the beginning of 2024. 


The deadline for submissions is 4 November 2023.

YANIL (Younger Academic Network of Insolvency Law) is a branch of the INSOL Europe Academic Forum.


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