Credit likes to be secured and security seems to never be enough.

Not only are there more parties demanding security rights than ever, the scope of secured credit has also 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.


  • 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)

Date and time

Tuesday 19 April 2016 15:00-17:30 followed by reception


in Doelenzaal, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Singel 425, Amsterdam

Registration & attendance

Attendance is free.

Please confirm attendance by sending an e-mail to before 8 April, 2016.


This conference is 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).

We hope to see you there.

Best regards,

Marjon Lok
Board member/Secretary NACIIL/NVRII
Attorney at law

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