NLS appoints new visiting and honorary professors

The Centre for Business Law and Insolvency has recently welcomed the news of two recent appointments of honorary and visiting professors.

The Centre for Business Law and Insolvency has welcomed the news of the appointments of new honorary and visiting professors. The appointments announced in February are of Mahesh Uttamchandani and Michael Veder. They add to the complement of four currently appointed professors, who represent the senior ranks of academia and practice, and whose contribution is particularly valuable to the Centre's research projects and specialist teaching on the insolvency subjects at master's level.

Mahesh Uttamchandani

Mahesh Uttamchandani is at present the Lead Financial Sector Specialist for the World Bank Group's Debt Resolution and Business Exit programme in the Finance and Markets Global Practice. In this capacity, Mahesh advises governments around the world on the development of insolvency, ADR, debt recovery and NPL resolution systems, with a view to strengthening financial sector stability and the overall credit environment in emerging market and developing countries. Prior to this, Mahesh was Senior Counsel in the World Bank's Legal Vice-Presidency and led the Insolvency and Creditor Rights Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes in the Legal Department. Before going to the World Bank, he was Insolvency Counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he led the reform of insolvency systems throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Mahesh is a Canadian lawyer, by training, and practiced for many years at one of Canada's leading insolvency, restructuring and litigation firms. He is a board member of the insolvency-related legal journal, International Corporate Rescue, and has published and lectured extensively in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to his role in the Nottingham Law School as an Honorary Professor, Mahesh also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the St. John's University Law School, New York.

Michael Veder

Michael Veder, who takes up an appointment as a Visiting Professor in the Nottingham Law School, is also the Professor of Insolvency Law at the Business and Law Research Centre of the Radboud University Nijmegen. He also acts as an attorney and adviser at the Amsterdam based law firm RESOR, which he joined in January 2010 following admission to the bar. His practice at RESOR includes advising on cross-border aspects of insolvency proceedings, the creation and foreclosure of security rights and financial restructuring. Michael holds a doctorate in law from the University of Nijmegen and is a Fellow of the Dutch Insolvency Practitioners Association (INSOLAD). He has also served as Secretary of the Government Commission on Insolvency Law advising the Dutch government on the reform of insolvency law and has been a member of the European Commission Expert Group on Cross-Border Insolvency.

Michael is a member of INSOL Europe, a Europe-wide association of academics, practitioners, judges and policy-makers working in the field of insolvency, and also of INSOL International, a global association of which INSOL Europe is a constituent part. Michael also teaches on INSOL International's Fellowship Programme, a qualification aimed at insolvency practitioners of 7-10 years call. He also serves as an advisor to the International Monetary Fund on insolvency and restructuring issues. Michael regularly publishes and lectures on matters of property law, secured transactions, insolvency law and private international law.

NLS appoints new visiting and honorary professors

Published on 19 March 2015
  • Category: Nottingham Law School

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