Dr Samantha Renssen is an Assistant Professor of Company Law and Insolvency Law at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, where she is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies. Her academic work in the field of Company and Insolvency Law is reflected in the numerous awards bestowed upon her, such as the 2016 Ian Strang Founders Award by INSOL International, an international federation of insolvency practitioners. Samantha holds a master’s degree and a PhD from Maastricht University. She is a member of the editorial board of the Dutch “Journal for Corporate Law, Law on Legal Persons and Corporate Governance” ("Tijdschrift voor vennootschapsrecht, rechtspersonenrecht en ondernemingsbestuur”). At the China-EU School of Law, she teaches “European Company Law”.