PhD research

The balance between creditors

Ruben is doing PhD research on the balance between creditors. This research is about the balance between secured and unsecured creditors when it comes to (mostly through insolvency) the distribution of the assets of a company. Throughout the years the position of the secured creditors – creditors with proprietary rights on assets of the company – has been strengthened compared to the position of the unsecured creditors.

This research project aims to identify the effects of this development, to explore to what extent these effects give rise to a revision of the current balance and to consider how such a revision could be done. Attention will be given to foreign developments in this area as well.

This PhD project started in September 2017 and is expected to be completed in August 2023.