Insolvency Institute

Lydia Tsioli

PhD in Law Candidate

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Corporate Debt Restructuring
Corporate Insolvency Law
Corporate Finance Law
Economic Analysis of Law


Lydia is a PhD in Law Candidate at King's College London as well as a Qualified Lawyer at the Athens Bar Association. From January till July 2020 she has been a Visiting Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Her research focuses on Corporate Debt Restructuring and she conducts her PhD as a scholar of the Insolvency Lawyers' Association (ILA), the Onassis Foundation, the A.G. Leventis Foundation and the University of Athens A. Gazis Trust. She holds an LL.M. in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge (2016) and an LL.B. from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (Valedictorian 2015 & State Scholarships Foundation Scholar). She has also completed summer courses at the London School of Economics and the European Public Law Organization.

Lydia is the Silver Medal Winner in the International Insolvency Institute's '2021 III Prize in International Insolvency Studies', a prospective member of Class X of the said Institute's 'NextGen Leadership Program' (New York City, October 2021), as well as the holder of the 2019 First Prize by the 'Stichting Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection'. Her research uses a doctrinal, comparative [USA, UK, EU] and economic analysis of law approach in order to examine the notion of viability under the European directive on restructuring and insolvency.

Lydia has worked as a Visiting Lecturer at King's College London and as a Research & Administrative Assistant for a British Academy-funded research project. Prior to that, she has worked in the legal, banking and corporate services sectors (White & Case LLP, European Banking Federation, Eurobank Ergasias S.A, PricewaterhouseCoopers), at the diplomatic service of the Hellenic Parliament, as well as at the European Commission with the team that negotiated the adoption of the Proposal for a Directive on preventive restructuring frameworks and second chance (now Directive (EU) 2019/1023). The said directive has also been the focal point of Lydia's work at the European Banking Federation and now contitutes part of her PhD project.

Lydia is an active member of leading professional associations for restructuring and insolvency specialists in both the US and the EU, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Law & Economics Association, INSOL International, INSOL Europe and the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.

Lydia has co-authored in the book "Non-Performing Loans and Resolving Private Sector Insolvency: Experiences from the EU Periphery and the Case of Greece" (Palgrave MacMillan 2017). She has also been a contributor in the "World Bank Doing Business 2019" Report regarding Belgian Insolvency Law. Lydia is fluent in English, French, German and Greek.

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