Alfonso Nocilla

Alfonso Nocilla

Academic Degrees:

BA (Toronto), JD (Queen’s), LLM (Western), called to the Bar of Ontario.

Email: anocilla@uwo.ca
Phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 84002
Office: LB 116

Alfonso teaches and researches in the areas of commercial, insolvency and restructuring law.  He has published a number of articles in these areas and has presented his research by invitation at academic conferences in Canada and the U.K.  His work has been cited in recent decisions by the British Columbia Court of Appeal, British Columbia Supreme Court, and Superior Court of Quebec.

Alfonso joined Western as an Assistant Professor in 2018.  Previously, he was a Visiting Professor and Catalyst Capital Fellow in Insolvency Law at Western, where he developed and taught a course on international and comparative corporate insolvency law.  Prior to that, he was a Research Fellow at the University of Florence for the project “Contractualised Distress Resolution in the Shadow of the Law”, in which he carried out quantitative research as part of a larger team from universities in Italy, Spain, and Germany.  That research formed the basis for a final report to the European Commission recommending legislative guidelines and policies for reforming business insolvency and restructuring frameworks at the EU and national levels.

Alfonso will be defending his Ph.D. thesis, which is funded by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and entitled “Corporate Rescue at the Crossroads”, at UCL’s Faculty of Laws in the Fall of 2019.

Seeking graduate students in the following areas: Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, Commercial Law

Research Highlights

Articles

“Reorganizations, Sales and the Changing Face of Restructuring in Canada: Quantitative Outcomes of 2012 and 2013 CCAA Proceedings”, forthcoming in 2019 Dalhousie Law Journal.

(with Vern DaRe) “The Trouble with Pre-Packs”, in Janis P Sarra et al, eds, Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2018 (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2019) 621-640.

“Asset Sales and Secured Creditor Control in Restructuring: A Comparison of the UK, US and Canadian Models” (2017) 26:1 International Insolvency Review 60-81 [winner of 2015 Ian Strang Founders’ Award from INSOL International].

“The History of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Future of Restructuring Law in Canada” (2014) 56:1 Canadian Business Law Journal 73-103 [excerpts reprinted in: Anthony Duggan et al, eds, Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law: Cases, Text, and Materials, 3rd ed (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2015) 615-619; Stephanie Ben-Ishai & Thomas GW Telfer, eds, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law in Canada: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2019) 513-518].

“Is ‘Corporate Rescue’ Working in Canada?” (2013) 53:3 Canadian Business Law Journal 382-406 [cited in: 8640025 Canada Inc. (Re), 2018 BCCA; 8640025 Canada Inc. (Re), 2019 BCSC 8; Arrangement relatif à Bloom Lake General Partner Limited, 2017 QCCS 4057] [excerpts reprinted in: Anthony Duggan et al, eds, Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law: Cases, Text, and Materials (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2015) 612-613; Stephanie Ben-Ishai & Thomas GW Telfer, eds, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law in Canada: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2019) 511].

“Asset Sales Under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Failure of Section 36” (2012) 52:2 Canadian Business Law Journal 226-247.

Book Chapters

“Initiation and Consequences of Bankruptcy” in Stephanie Ben-Ishai & Thomas GW Telfer, eds, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law in Canada: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2019).

“Property of the Estate” in Stephanie Ben-Ishai & Thomas GW Telfer, eds, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law in Canada: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2019).

“Ranking of Creditors and Distribution of Proceeds” in Stephanie Ben-Ishai & Thomas GW Telfer, eds, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law in Canada: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2019).

“Canada” in Jason Chuah and Eugenio Vaccari, eds, Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law: A Global Guide (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2019).

Research Studies

(with Riz Mokal and Nigel J Balmer) “Contractualised Distress Resolution in the Shadow of the Law: United Kingdom National Findings” (European Commission, 2018).

Case Comments

Capital Steel v Chandos Construction, forthcoming in 2019 Canadian Business Law Journal.

Book Reviews

Louise Gullifer and Orkun Akseli, eds, Secured Transactions Law Reform: Principles, Policies and Practice (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2016), (2018) 33:3 Banking and Finance Law Review 505.