Dr Emilie Ghio
Lecturer in Law, Erasmus/Study Abroad Programme Coordinator
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Dr Emilie Ghio is an active scholar with deep expertise in insolvency and rescue law, solid result-driven research background and expansive teaching experience at graduate and undergraduate level.
Emilie’s research is located within the broader legal and policy debates surrounding European integration and the use of harmonisation as a legislative tool, involving empirical evidence from the field of cross-border insolvency and rescue law.
Emilie has worked on several international projects with policy impacts beyond academia, in particular for the European Commission in its effort to reform the European Insolvency Regulation. She has also published several journal articles and a book chapter in her field of expertise and presented her research at many national and international conferences, workshops and roundtables.
Areas of Expertise
- European insolvency law and rescue law
- Cross-border insolvency and rescue law issues
- Conflicts of law
- Legal theory of harmonisation
- LLB Law (Universite of Strasbourg) 2012
- LLB (University College Cork) 2013
- LLM Business Law (University College Cork) 2014
- PhD in cross-border insolvency and rescue law (University College Cork) 2018
- Board member of the Younger Academics Network for Insolvency Law (YANIL)
- INSOL Europe
- Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency & Commercial Law Group (CI&CL)
- Institute of International and European Affairs 9IIEA)
- Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
- Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
- Company Law
LLM International Business Law
- International Corporate Law
- Corporate Compliance
- Comparative Competition Law
- Comparative International Corporate Insolvency Law (Module Leader)
- Conflict Resolution in Business (Module Leader)
- ‘Executory contracts in insolvency law in France’, in Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018) (in press)
Articles in Journals
- Emkhe D., Gant J., Boon G-J., Langkjaer L. and Ghio E., “An EU Preventive Restructuring Framework: a hole in one?” (2019) 28 International Insolvency Review (TBP).
- G-J. Boon, L. Langkjaer, D. Ehmke, J.LL. Gant, E. Ghio, “10 Years of YANIL: Restructuring across Europe and the EU Directive on Restructuring and Insolvency” Eurofenix 76 (Summer 2019).
- “Cross-border insolvency and rescue law theory: Moving away from the traditional debate on universalism and territorialism” (2018) 29 International Company and Commercial Law Review 713.
- ‘Case study on cross-border insolvency and rescue law: an analysis of the future of European integration’ (2017) 20 Irish Journal of European Law 63.
- ‘The EU Incremental Approach to Cross-Border Insolvency Regulation: A Critical Analysis’ (2017) 28 International Company and Commercial Law Review 369.
- ‘Coping with Business Failure and Bankruptcy in the European Union’ (2016) 3 Edinburgh Law Review 84.
- ‘European Insolvency Law: Development, Harmonisation and Reform’ (2015) 18 Trinity Law Review 154 (won the Reddy Charlton Prize for Best Article)
Articles in Conference Proceedings
- ‘Time to Renew the Debate on Cross-Border Insolvency Law: Out with Theoretical Ideals, In With Pragmatism’ (2017) Harmonisation of European Insolvency Law: Papers from the INSOL Academic Forum Conference, 21-22 September 2016, Cascais, Portugal.
Papers presented at conferences
- Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency and Commercial Law Research Group Annual Conference, London (2018): “Cross-border insolvency and rescue law theory: Moving away from the traditional debate on universalism and territorialism.”
- Society of Legal Scholars Graduate Conference, Dublin (2017): “Harmonisation of cross-border insolvency and rescue law: a case study on the future of European integration”
- Inaugural Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency and Commercial Law Research Group Conference, London, (2017): “The EU Incremental Approach to Cross-Border Insolvency Law: An Evaluation”
- Annual PhD Forum, “Law and Governance in a Crisis-Ridden Union”, Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance (NILG), Amsterdam (2016): “The shift needed in the European debate on cross-border insolvency law”
- INSOL Europe Academic Forum Conference, Lisbon (2016): “Time to Renew the Debate on Cross-Border Insolvency Law: Out with Theoretical Ideals, In with Pragmatism”
- Pan-European Conference on the European Union, Trento (2016): “European Insolvency Law. Where to Now?”
- Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference, Edinburgh (2016): “Harmonisation of EU Laws on Business Failure and Rescue”
- Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland, Cork (2015): “Coping with Business Failure and Bankruptcy in the European Union. A Case Study on the Failure of Market Integration”
- Trinity College Law School Colloquium, Dublin (2015): “Insolvency Law and European Integration: What Future?”
- 17th Workshop on Insolvency, EconomiX and the CNRS, Paris (2015): “European Insolvency Law: A Case Study on the European Internal Market”
Work With Industry
Judicial Co-Operation supporting Economic Recovery in Europe (JCOERE) project – Executive Board Member and Researcher - https://www.ucc.ie/en/jcoere/ Project granted funding under the JUST/2017 Action Grants Programme of DG Just of the EU Commission. The focus is on the obstacles which judges across Europe may face in complying with the obligation under the European Insolvency Regulation Recast 2015 to co-operate during proceedings. The objective is to facilitate improved awareness of co-operation and communication provisions in insolvency and make available practical experience which might inform future steps to be taken by practitioners and judges in the administration of cross-border cases
Younger Academics Network for Insolvency Law (YANIL) board member: YANIL, a branch of the INSOL Europe Academic Forum, brings together postgraduate and PhD students along with early career academics and young professionals with an interest in academic research. The primary aim of this informal cooperation is to provide a forum for younger academics and young professionals to discuss their views on comparative, international, and European insolvency law and share their ideas and research. YANIL offers the platform for mutual cooperation and collaboration on important insolvency topics of the day.
INSOL Europe EU Relations Working Group research project (2018) mapping current and forthcoming national insolvency laws within the EU. Emilie collected data and wrote the report on corporate and personal Irish insolvency and rescue law, with a view to making recommendations for on-going discussions at the EU level regarding restructuring and insolvency matters.
Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency and Commercial Law (CI&CL) research project (2017-2018) on the “Treatment of Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law: A Comparative study.” The study adopts a global perspective on the treatment of executory contracts and involves researchers from 36 different jurisdictions. Emilie was the contributor for the jurisdiction of France and collected data on the French legislation on the treatment of executory contracts and wrote the report describing the legislative provisions, as well as providing critical insight.
(To be published in 2018 by Edward Elgar)
European Commission Study on a New Approach to Business Failure and Insolvency (2015) in collaboration with the Centre of Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds. The DG Justice of the European Commission commissioned a study to provide information on restructuring mechanisms in place in all Member States in the context of its Recommendation on a New Approach to Business Failure and Insolvency 2014. Emilie assisted Professor Lynch Fannon in the drafting of a comprehensive report on the restructuring mechanisms available in Ireland.
The project has been published in G. McCormack et al., European Insolvency Law. Reform and Harmonization (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2017). It has had an important policy impact as it was acknowledged and mentioned by the European Commission in its Proposal for a Directive on preventive restructuring frameworks, second chance and measures to increase the efficiency of restructuring, insolvency and discharge procedures (COM(2016) 723 final).
Copy editor, Irish Journal of Legal Studies, University College Cork (2017-2018)
Emilie examined articles and determined whether they were suitable for publication in the Irish Journal of Legal Studies. Emilie was also involved in the editing phase once papers were selected.
Commercial Litigation Intern, Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring Team: Mason Hayes & Curran, Dublin (May – June 2015)
Assisted the Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring Team on practical issues of corporate insolvency and rescue law. Gained insight into reconciling theoretical considerations with practical questions. Attended court hearings.
Clerkship (Superior Court), Dublin (June – July 2014)
Assisted High Court Judge, Mr Justice McGovern with the drafting of judicial opinions. Emilie wrote memoranda addressing the core aspects of the cases. This judicial experience allowed me to improve and refine my analytical, research and communication skills. Emilie gained exposure to a breadth of substantive legal issues within the corporate law realm and gained a unique perspective on how the judiciary operates.
Financial Adviser Trainee, Bank Crédit Agricole, France (August 2013)
Provided commercial banking customers with guidance about their financial needs and goals: identified the customer needs and matched their needs with the appropriate product or service. Handled special services, such as foreign money and collections. Identified risks associated with regulatory compliance.
Legal Intern, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France (June – July 2013)
Conducted research work, which mostly included research and analysis of decisions and jurisprudence on the European Convention on Human Rights. Prepared draft reports and studies for meetings of experts. Drafted case summaries and provided proof-reading support, checking citations and cross-references.