About the Richard Turton Award

Richard Turton had a unique role in the formation and management of INSOL Europe, INSOL International, the English 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.


The Richard Turton Award provides an educational opportunity for a qualifying participant to attend the annual INSOL Europe Conference.

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

  • +Are a national of a developing or emerging nation;
  • +Work in or are actively studying insolvency & restructuring law & practice;
  • +Be under 35 years of age at the date of the application;
  • +Have sufficient command of spoken English to benefit from the conference technical programme;
  • +Agree to the conditions below

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Applicants for the award are invited to send their C.V. and statement why they should be chosen (in less than 200 words). In addition, the panel requests that the applicants include the title of their proposed paper  with a brief synopsis. The deadline for the applications is 28th June 2019.

The applications will be adjudicated by a panel representing the four associations. The decision will be made by 31st July 2019 to allow the successful applicant to co-ordinate their attendance with INSOL Europe.

The successful applicant will:

  • +Be invited to attend the INSOL Europe Annual Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark on 26-29 September 2019, all expenses paid.
  • +Write a paper of 3,000 words on a subject of insolvency and turnaround to be agreed with the panel. This paper will be published in summary in one or more of the Member Associations’ journals and in full on their websites.
  • +Be recognised at the conference and receive a framed certificate of the Richard Turton Award.

Interested? Let us know by 28th June why you should be given the opportunity to attend the INSOL Europe Conference as a recipient of the Richard Turton Award. 

Please send your CV, statement and the title of your proposed paper with a short outline to:

Richard Turton Award
c/o INSOL International
6-7 Queen Street

Fax: +44 (0) 20 7248 3384
E-mail: jelena@insol.ision.co.uk

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Applicants will receive notice by the 12th August 2019 of the panel's decision.
Richard Turton Award Winners
2018 winner - yutong zhang

The committee is delighted to announce that the winner for 2018 award was Yutong Zhang from China. Yutong is a visiting researcher of University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, and prior to that he was a PhD candidate at China University of Political Science and Law. Currently Yutong is practicing insolvency and turnaround at JD Finance.

He has written a paper on ”Blockchain: A Chance for Turnaround Procedure Modernization, which was published in summary in one or more of the Member Associations’ journals and in full on their websites.

As part of the award, Yutong was invited to attend the INSOL Europe Congress on 6-7 October 2018 in Athens, Greece.

We would like to congratulate Yutong on his excellent application and also thank all the candidates who applied for the award this year.

2017 Winner - bingdao wang

Bingdao Wang


Róbert Muzsalyi

2015 Turton Award Winner

Waiswa Abudu-Salam

2014 Turton Award Winner

Anant Khandelwal

2013 Turton Award Winner

Danuta Brzezinska

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