UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL postgraduate student wins Ian Strang Founders Award

24 November 2015

UCL Laws PhD candidate Alfonso Nocilla has been awarded the 2015 Ian Strang Founders Award by the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)

Alfonso Nocilla

The award recognises the best paper submitted to INSOL by a postgraduate or early-career academic researcher, or a recently qualified lawyer or accountant, specialising in insolvency and turnaround.

Alfonso said he was delighted to receive the award and is looking forward to presenting his paper ‘Asset Sales and Secured Creditor Control in Restructuring: A Comparison of the U.K., U.S. and Canadian Models’ at the INSOL International Academics Colloquium in London, 13-15 July 2016.

Professor Riz Mokal, Alfonso’s supervisor, commended Alfonso on his award: “The field was international and strong – Alfonso’s success is high achievement indeed.”

Alfonso is undertaking comparative research on ‘pre-packaged’ restructuring in Canada, the UK, and the US. The work includes first-hand empirical analysis of the outcomes of such restructurings in the first two of these jurisdictions. This research is supported by a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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