Nottingham Law School welcomes New Visiting and Honorary Professors at their Inaugural Lectures

Visiting Professor Micheal Veder (Radboud University) and Honorary Professor Mahesh Uttamchandani (World Bank) received a warm welcome from NLS at their inaugural lectures on issues of current policy and future trends in international insolvency law.

Mahesh Uttamchandani and Michael Veder, who were appointed earlier this year as honorary and visiting professor, respectively, in the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, delivered their inaugural lectures on Friday 9 October 2015 on issues of current policy and future trends in international insolvency law.

Mahesh Uttamchandani spoke of the work he carries out as a Global Product Specialist for the World Bank Group's on Debt Resolution and Business Exit. The group's function is to advise governments around the world on the development of insolvency systems. Mahesh currently leads a program that works across the world to implement insolvency, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and debt resolution reforms in client countries, with a view to strengthening their overall credit environment. His lecture focused on how the internationalisation of insolvency law has led to a strong need for assistance to develop insolvency frameworks and encourage capacity building in developing countries and economies in transition. The changing role of the international institutions in this regard, especially the World Bank, was highlighted in the lecture.

Michael Veder provided a European view of current issues in cross-border insolvency in light of the publication in 2014 of the Recommendation on a New European Approach to Business rescue. Michael, who is also the Professor of Insolvency Law at the Business and Law Research Centre of the Radboud University Nijmegen, has acted as Secretary of the Government Commission on Insolvency Law advising the Dutch government on the reform of insolvency law and as a member of the European Commission Expert Group on Cross-Border Insolvency. His talk outlined a comparative view of the insolvency reform processes in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, in light of the Recommendation as well as other factors, and suggested that the two countries had much to learn from each other in the development of new and improved insolvency processes.

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law is pleased that the lectures were well-received with an attentive turnout from staff, students and the invited audience. The Centre is particularly pleased that Mahesh and Michael were able to accept these appointments, which will add to the Centre's reputation for its research projects on international insolvency law and specialist teaching on insolvency subjects at Master's level and supervision of doctoral students.

Nottingham Law School welcomes New Visiting and Honorary Professors at their Inaugural Lectures

Published on 23 October 2015
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