Insolvency Institute

Jessie Pool

PhD-Fellow Company and Insolvency Law

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Leiden University
Steenschuur 25,
Leiden, 2311 ES
The Netherlands

T. +31 71 527 40 35


Jessie Pool is a Ph.D.-Fellow (junior researcher and lecturer) at the company law department of Leiden University. Jessie is currently writing her PhD thesis on enforcement of directors’ duties by the insolvency practitioner. Her innovative research is practice based and the use of both qualitative and quantitative empirical research methods allows her to compare law in the books with law in action.

Jessie is an active member of various academic and professional associations for insolvency and restructuring experts (INSOL International, INSOL Europe and a prospective member of Class X of the Insolvency Institute Institute's 'NextGen Leadership Program' (New York City, October 2021).

Jessie obtained her double bachelor’s degree in Dutch Law and Economics & Business Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2016. In 2018, she obtained her master’s degree in company law (cum laude)at Leiden University. Her thesis on guarantees for unsecured creditors in a pre-pack insolvency was assessed with an 8,5/10. During her study, she followed several internships at international law firms in the finance & restructuring/insolvency practices where she worked on international insolvency and restructuring cases with some of the most influential lawyers in the Dutch insolvency practice. Furthermore, she was court clerk at the insolvency department of the Rotterdam District Court where she worked with the present chairperson of the Dutch insolvency judicial body (ReCoFa) and gained valuable insight in the judicial process of bankruptcies. In addition to her legal background, Jessie has also gained experience as research consultant with KPMG in the Netherlands. Here, she contributed to a research project on long-term value creation, which project has enlarged her experience with valuations and empirical research methods. Before starting her PhD project, Jessie worked as a student-assistant at Leiden Law School where she contributed to the launch of the Business & Liability Research Network.

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