Richard Turton Award 2020

The Richard Turton Award provides an educational opportunity for a qualifying participant to attend the INSOL Europe Congress with all expenses paid.

The Award Panel is pleased to announce that the 2020 winner is Carla Cervantes from Peru. Carla is currently working as a legal assistant at Estudio Martinot Abogados. It was a difficult decision, particularly as this year a record number of applications was received.

The panel adjudicating this year’s applications was made up of:

Robert van Galen, INSOL Europe
Neil Cooper, INSOL International
Christina Fitzgerald, R3
Maurice Moses, IPA

This year’s winner, Carla Cervantes, has written a paper on “Necessary reforms: Adaptation of insolvency regimes in Latin America due to the crisis”, which will be published in summary in one or more of the Member Associations' journals and in full on their websites. 

As part of the award, Ms Cervantes was invited to do a short presentation during the INSOL Europe webinar on 2 October 2020, and will attend in person the INSOL Europe Congress in Dublin, Ireland in October 2021.

We would like to congratulate Carla on her excellent application, and also thank all the candidates who applied for the award this year and wish them a successful career in their chosen field.

Presentation Ceremony

RTA 2020 Presentation from INSOL Europe on Vimeo.




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Richard Turton had a unique role in the formation and management of INSOL Europe, INSOL International, the Insolvency Practitioners Association and R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals in the UK. In recognition of his achievements these four organisations jointly created an award in memory of Richard.


In recognition of those aspects, in which Richard had a special interest, the award is open to applicants who fulfil the following criteria:

  • +A national of a developing or emerging nation;
  • +Work in or study insolvency & restructuring law and practice (students satisfying the nationality requirement, but studying in another country, are also eligible to apply);
  • +Under 35 years of age.

The details of the Turton Award and papers of the previous winners can be found below.

2012 Turton Award Winner

Edvins Draba

2011 Turton Award Winner

leva Baranauskaite

2010 Turton Award Winner

Maurycy Organa

2009 Turton Award Winner

Yana Hankovic

2008 Turton Award Winner

Tang Liangyuian

2007 Turton Award Winner

Yanna Bakulina

2006 Turton Award Winner

Jelena Marjanovic

2005 Turton Award Winner

Lavinia-Olivia Aspru