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Irit Mevorach

Professor of International Commercial Law / Faculty of Law and Social Sciences

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University of Nottingham
Rm C75, Law & Social Sciences Bldg. University Park,
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


Irit Mevorach is a Professor of International Commercial Law at the University of Nottingham. Between 1998-2003, Irit practiced law at Lipa Meir & Co, Tel-Aviv. She acted as companies' liquidator/administrator and advised in corporate restructurings and administrations. Irit has been an expert adviser to the UK delegation to UNCITRAL since 2006. In 2013, she was appointed Senior Counsel to the World Bank. In that capacity, she has advised governments of some ten countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean on reform of business and personal insolvency and creditor/debtor systems, and had led the Bank's Global Task Force on Insolvency and Creditor Rights. Her book 'Insolvency within Multinational Enterprise Groups' (OUP, 2009) has won the Edwin-Co/INSOL Europe Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship (2010). Irit was awarded British Academy grants for her empirical research in the field of cross-border insolvency. At the University of Nottingham, Irit teaches company law; insolvency; international aspects of corporate law and insolvency, and is currently engaged in research projects in the areas of: cross-border insolvency and harmonization; cross-border bank resolution; insolvency of SMEs; directors’ obligations. Her academic and policy work has influenced law reform in Europe and globally.

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