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ACLE - CSECL and ARILS Seminar with Jesse M. Fried (Harvard Law School). Title: The Future of Secured Credit. Venue: University Library, Doelenzaal.

Event details of ACLE - CSECL and ARILS Seminar with Jesse M. Fried (Harvard Law School)
Date 19 April 2016
Time 15:00 -17:30
Room University Library, Singel 425 - Doelenzaal


Prof. J.M. Fried (Harvard Law School)

on Full vs. Partial Priority

Prof. P.M. Veder (Radboud University/Resor and Chair of NACIIL)

on Enforcement of security in the Netherlands: a banker’s paradise?

R.J. van Galen (NautaDutilh and Chair of Insolad)

on Insolad proposal for a prescribed part in the Netherlands


Prof. R.J. de Weijs (University of Amsterdam/Houthoff Buruma)


Credit likes to be secured and security seems to never be enough. Not only are there more parties demanding security rights than ever, also the scope of secured credit has increased significantly over the last 25 years. The combined effect is that there is very little left to be divided among unsecured creditors. This conference discusses the future of secured credit. Key note speaker is professor Jesse Fried, co-author of the seminal article 'The Uneasy Case for the Priority of Secured Claims in Bankruptcy'. His proposal for partial priority will be compared with the Insolad Proposal for a prescribed part, leaving a percentage of encumbered assets for unsecured creditors. Furthermore, Dutch law on the enforcement of security rights will be compared with other legal systems.


Attendance is free, but please confirm attendance by sending an e-mail to before 8 April, 2016.  Organized by the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) in cooperation with Amsterdam Centre for Law & Economics (ACLE),  Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies (ARILS) and the Netherlands Association on Comparative and International Insolvency Law (NACIIL).


Room University Library, Singel 425 - Doelenzaal

Singel 425
1012 WP Amsterdam