Governments moved very quickly during the pandemic to offer extraordinary relief with a view to avoiding mass insolvencies.
Were governments right to intervene? Were their interventions effective? Could they have been designed better to achieve their aims? How will commercial law be affected in the long run by these interventions? In this session, Dr Kristin van Zwieten, Clifford Chance Associate Professor of Law and Finance at the University of Oxford, explained how an Oxford team of researchers were exploring these questions, and offered her reflections on the UK policy response to Covid-19 related insolvency.