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Leiden Law School partners EACTP on pioneering turnaround profession exam

Leiden Law School has agreed to partner with the European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals (EACTP) to develop and launch its pioneering education and examination programme.

The EACTP, which has introduced the first European-wide accreditation programme for all turnaround professionals across the continent, is currently allowing applicants with a strong turnaround record to be certified on the basis of their experience. But the association is now in the process of developing its education and learning platform. It includes examinations, which, once introduced, all applicants will need to take in order to become a certified turnaround professional. 

The prestigious Leiden Law School is working closely with the EACTP to establish the curriculum, and has also agreed to act as a faculty in managing the examination process.

Jan Adriaanse, Professor of Turnaround Management in the Business Studies Department at Leiden Law School, who teaches both turnaround students and practitioners, and leads a research team that looks into all aspects of turnaround management and insolvency matters, is very supportive of the EACTP's work to create a professional turnaround management qualification.

Professor Jan Adriaanse and Dr Jean-Pierre van der Rest will be overseeing work to establish the basis of the curriculum, which will cover financial restructuring, insolvency and relevant corporate and employment law as well as management and leadership. The curriculum will be based on TMA Global's internationally recognised and well-established CTP standard, but targeted to its European audience.

The web-based curriculum will be available via the TMA Global site. Participants will have the option to self-study from recommended texts or to engage with a course or learning seminars offered by Leiden Law School, or other internationally recognised educational institutions.

Alan Tilley, who chairs the EACTP's Education and Training Committee, said: "We are delighted to have such a prestigious organisation as Leiden Law School as partner in our education programme. Both TMA Europe and EACTP Boards believe that increasing globalisation and progressive convergence of restructuring regimes across the continent will make EACTP certification an essential recognition of the highest standards of relevant educational attainment for top restructuring professionals.  

"We are very grateful for the support of Jan and his team on this crucial work to develop and launch our education programme and examination for the turnaround profession in Europe."

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