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Irit Mevorach

Professor of International Commercial Law and Co-Director of the University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Irit Mevorach is a Professor of International Commercial Law and the founder and co-director of University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre (http://nottingham.ac.uk/clc). She teaches and researches issues in corporate law, enterprise groups, insolvency, cross-border insolvency and bank resolution.

Irit holds degrees in law from Tel-Aviv University (LLB Magna Cum Laude, 1997, LLM in Commercial Law, 2001) and UCL, London (PhD, 2006). Between 1998-2003, Irit practised law at Lipa Meir & Co (Tel-Aviv, Israel) where she led financing and secured transactions, commercial litigation, and advice in corporate restructuring, liquidations and administrations. Since 2006 Irit has been acting as an expert adviser to the UK government's delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and in 2013-2016 she represented the World Bank at the Commission, in deliberations in the areas of insolvency and cross-border insolvency.

In 2013, Irit was appointed Senior Counsel to the World Bank and headed the Bank's Global Initiative on Insolvency and Creditor/Debtor Regimes (2013-2015). In that capacity, she advised governments of some ten countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean on reform of business and personal insolvency and creditor/debtor systems. She also headed the Bank's Global Task Force on Insolvency and Creditor Rights. Irit has retained a consultancy with the World Bank and continues to provide training and advice in projects involving emerging markets.

Irit's book 'Insolvency within Multinational Enterprise Groups' (Oxford University Press, 2009) has won the Edwin-Coe/INSOL Europe Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship (2010). She has also been awarded British Academy grants for her empirical and comparative research in the area of cross-border insolvency, and her academic and policy work has influenced law reform in Europe and globally.

Irit was elected to the International Insolvency Institute (III) membership in 2012 and is currently the co-Chair of the III academic wing. She has also been elected to the American College of Bankruptcy (2019). Irit is on the Editorial Board of the Global Restructuring Review (GRR), the Spanish Journal of Insolvency and Restructuring, and the International Advisory Council of the Singapore Global Restructuring Initiative (SGRI). She is the UK Correspondent, Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts (CLOUT), and she was appointed in 2020 to the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, Ministry of Justice.

Research concerning COVID-19: in 2020 Irit was appointed to UK Office for Science Covid-19 Recovery Trade and Aid Working Group which synthesized evidence against research questions that departments should consider in the medium to long term recovery from the COVID-19 emergency (final reports available here: https://www.upen.ac.uk/go_science/).

Research interests: the relation between private and public international law; harmonisation of commercial laws; the role of international organisations in international commercial law-making and implementation; decision processes in commercial international law-making and implementation; intersection of corporate and insolvency law; directors' duties; intersection of commercial entities' and financial institutions' insolvency; MSMEs insolvency; enterprise groups and multinational enterprises. Research methods include: empirical, comparative, intra-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary.

Policy work/ Reports/ Training courses include:

INSOL EUROPE, High Level Courses on Insolvency Law - Consultant (Cyprus, 6-7 September 2018, Romania, 2016/2017)

UNCITRAL Working Group V (Insolvency Law): advisor to UK delegation (2006-present); World Bank representative (2013-2015); Expert Group member (2013- present)

World Bank: Senior Counsel, Head of Insolvency and Creditor-Debtor regime initiative and Head of World Bank insolvency global task force (2013-2015); Consultant (2015- present). Author and co-author of World Bank Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes (2013-2015)

FSB (Financial Stability Board) Resolution Legal Expert Group, World Bank expert advisor (2014-2015)

Insolvency Service, stakeholders group on the revision of the EU Insolvency Regulation (2009-2013)

International Insolvency Institute, Committee on International Jurisdiction and Cooperation, expert advisor (2008-2013)

EBRD, Consultant (2004)

Membership by invitation

American College of Bankruptcy (ACB)

International Insolvency Institute (III)

International Exchange and Experience on Insolvency Law (IEEI)

Bowen Island Group

On-going funded project (International Insolvency Institute research grant)

'A Framework for Cross-Border Resolution of Financial Institutions' (with Riz Mokal, Ronald Davis, Monica Marcucci, Madam Justice Barbara Romaine, Janis Sarra, Ignacio Tirado, and Stephan Madaus)

Publications

Books

The Future of Cross-Border Insolvency: Overcoming Biases and Closing Gaps (Oxford University Press, 2018) https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-future-of-cross-border-insolvency-9780198782896?q=9780198782896&lang=en&cc=gb; see also https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/business-law-blog/blog/2018/04/future-cross-border-insolvency-overcoming-biases-and-closing-gaps

[reviewed in Int. Insolv. Rev. (2018): https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10991107; Global Restructuring Review: https://globalrestructuringreview.com/article/1170708/book-review-the-future-of-cross-border-insolvency-overcoming-biases-and-closing-gaps; https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-future-of-cross-border-insolvency/irit-mevorach/9780198782896; http://www.bobwessels.nl/blog/2019-01-doc1-the-future-of-cross-border-insolvency/; International Insolvency Review (2018), 27(3), pp. 447-450 (https://eprints.qut.edu.au/122815/); Banking and Finance Law Review 34 BFLR 327 (2019)]

Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Insolvency, a Modular Approach (Oxford University Press, 2018) https://global.oup.com/academic/product/micro-small-and-medium-enterprise-insolvency-9780198799931?cc=gb&lang=en& [with Riz Mokal, Ronald Davis, Alberto Mazzoni, Madam Justice Barbara Romaine, Janis Sarra, Ignacio Tirado, and Stephan Madaus]; see also https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/business-law-blog/blog/2017/01/modular-approach-micro-small-and-medium-enterprise-insolvency

Insolvency within Multinational Enterprise Groups (Oxford University Press, 2009)

[reviewed in INSOL W.2009 ,4, 9; Spanish Yearbook of Private International Law, IX, 2009, pp. 1399-1401; ICCLR (2010) 21(11), 392-393; Legal Studies, Vol. 30 No. 4, December 2010, pp. 674-693; BFLR (2011) 26(2), 377-380]

Book chapters/ contributions

'Modified Universalism as Customary International Law' in Bankruptcy's Universal Pragmatist: Festschrift in Honor of Jay Westbrook (JAE Pottow and CG Paulus, eds. 2021) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bankruptcys-Universal-Pragmatist-Festschrift-Westbrook/dp/160785547X

'Insolvency of Corporate Groups Under the New Insolvency Regulation: Progress or Reason for Concern?' in Hess/Oberhammer/Bariatti/Koller/Laukemann/Requejo Isidro/Villata (eds.), The Implementation of the New Insolvency Regulation - Improving Cooperation and Mutual Trust, Nomos/Hart, Baden-Baden/Oxford 2017

Is the future bright for enterprise groups in insolvency? -analysis of the new recommendations of UNCITRAL on the domestic aspects' in P. J. Omar, (ed.) International Insolvency Law: Reforms and Challenges (Ashgate, 2013)

Journal papers

'Global Competition in Cross-Border Restructuring and Recognition of Centralized Group Solutions' (Texas Journal of International Law, forthcoming 2021) (with Ilya Kokorin and Stephan Madaus) https://tilj.org/

'Overlapping international instruments for enforcement of insolvency judgments: undermining or strengthening universalism?' European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR), 22(2), 283-315 Url: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s40804-021-00204-4.pdf.

'The Characterization of Pre-Insolvency Proceeding in Private International Law' (EBOR, 2020) (with Adrian Walters) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40804-020-00176-x pp. 855-894

'A Fresh View on the Hard/Soft Law Divide - Implications for International Insolvency of Enterprise Groups' 40(3) Michigan Journal of International Law (2019), pp. 504-530

'Prospects for an International Bankruptcy Court: My Conversations with Ian Fletcher' (2019) 32 Insolvency Intelligence, Issue 1, pp. 16-20

'Modified Universalism as Customary International Law' Texas Law Review (2018) Vol. 96:1403 (https://texaslawreview.org/modified-universalism-as-customary-international-law/), pp. 1403-1436

'Beyond the search for certainty- addressing the cross-border resolution gap' Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law (2015), pp. 183-223 [reproduced in Annual Review of International Law (2015), pp. 761-816]

'Cross-border insolvency of groups: the choice of law challenge', Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law 9(1) (2014), pp. 226-249

'Enterprise Groups in Insolvency: Recent International Developments', Annual Review of Insolvency Law (ARIL) (2014), pp. 495- 514

'Forum Shopping in Times of Crisis: A Directors' Duties Perspective' 4 European Corporate and Financial Law Review (ECFR) (2013), pp. 523-553

'The role of enterprise principles in shaping management duties at times of crisis' 14 European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR) (2013) pp. 471-496

'INSOL Europe's Proposals on Groups of Companies in Cross-Border Insolvency: a Critical Appraisal' 21 (3) International Insolvency Review (IIR) (2012), pp. 1-23

'On the road to Universalism: a Comparative and Empirical Study of UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency' 12 European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR) (2011), pp. 517-557

'European Insolvency Law in a Global Context' 7 Journal of Business Law (JBL) (2011) pp. 666-681

'Transaction Avoidance in Bankruptcy of Corporate Groups' 2 European Company and Financial Law Review (ECFR) (2011), pp. 235-258

'Jurisdiction in insolvency - a study of European courts' decisions' 6(2) Journal of Private International Law (JPIL) (2010), pp. 327-357 [article cited by the EU Commission Impact Assessment, Revision of Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 on Insolvency Proceedings, 12.12.2012]

'Towards a Consensus on the Treatment of Multinational Enterprise Groups in Insolvency' 18 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 359 (2010), pp. 359-424

'The Home Country of a Multinational Corporate Group Facing Insolvency' 57 International Comparative Law Quarterly (ICLQ) (2008), pp. 427-448

'Appropriate treatment of corporate groups in insolvency- a universal view' 8(2) European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR) (2007), pp. 179-194 [article cited in: Report to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India, 23 September 2019; https://ibbi.gov.in/uploads/whatsnew/2019-10-12-004043-ep0vq-d2b41342411e65d9558a8c0d8bb6c666.pdf]

'The road to a suitable and comprehensive global approach to insolvencies within multinational corporate groups' 15(5) Norton J. Bank. L. & Prac. (2006) 455, pp. 455-564 [paper awarded gold medal prize by the International Insolvency Institute]

'Centralizing insolvencies of pan-European corporate groups: a creditor's dream or nightmare?' Journal of Business Law (JBL) (2006), pp. 468-486

'Caveat Emptor: What Consumers of Insolvency Law Regimes Need to Know' 14 International Insolvency Review (IIR) (2005) pp. 187-199 (with Uttamchandani M., Harmer, R., Cooper N) [paper cited in the G20 SME Financial Inclusion Report that was delivered to the G20 in G20 Seoul Summit 2010].

Other Publications and Blog Posts

'Overlapping International Instruments for Enforcement of Insolvency Judgments: Undermining or Strengthening Universalism?' Oxford Business Law Blog 2020 https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/business-law-blog/blog/2020/12/overlapping-international-instruments-enforcement-insolvency

'The Characterization of Pre-Insolvency Proceedings in Private International Law' (with A Walters) Oxford Business Law Blog 2019 https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/business-law-blog/blog/2019/09/characterization-pre-insolvency-proceedings-private-international-law

'UNCITRAL Model Law on Enterprise Groups Insolvency' INSOL World Q4 2019

'The Modular Approach to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Insolvency' with JP Sarra, RB Davis, I Tirado, R Mokal, S Madaus, B Romain and A Mazzoni (<https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2904858>)

'Developments in Cross-Border Insolvency: Europe and Beyond', Law, Justice and Development Week, World Bank Group, 20-24 October 2014, available at http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2014/10/20/law-justice-and-development-week-2014#1

'The New Proposed Regime for Corporate Groups in Insolvency: a critical note', Corporate Rescue and Insolvency (CRI) (2013), pp. 89-90

'The Prospect of Standardization of Insolvency Laws in Europe INSOL Europe' Substantive Harmonization and Convergence of Laws in Europe, INSOL Europe Academic Forum Annual Conference Booklet, (2012), pp. 17-26

'Multinational Enterprise Groups in Insolvency: A comment on UNCITRAL work and future prospects within the EU', 2011 "Legal research papers" - "Quaderni di ricerca giuridica" (a publication of the Bank of Italy)

Review of Israël, European Cross-Border Insolvency Regulation (Mortsel: Intersentia Publishers, 2007) Common Market Law Review 1200-1202

Legal Indicator Survey 2004, Transition report: Infrastructure (EBRD, 2004), 17-23 (with Uttamchandani M., Harmer, R., Cooper N)

Conference papers, public presentations and events (selected):

Insolvency of micro, small, and medium enterprises: new approaches, ELI at 10: Rescue of Business in Europe (recording available on ELI website), 15 July.2021

'MSE Debtors and Creditors in Trouble: is a Simplified Insolvency Regime the Solution?' UNCITRAL and St. Petersburg International and Comparative Law Research Centre, 19 May 2021

'Global Competition in Cross-Border Restructuring and Recognition of Centralized Group Solutions', Texas International Law Journal (TILJ) Annual Symposium 'Global Competition for Large Insolvency Cases: Theoretical and Practical Implications', 6 February 2021

'Recognition and Enforcement of Insolvency Judgments' in Transnational Commercial Law, Insolvency, Restructuring, Entrepreneurship: Promoting Trade and Development Post the Pandemic, UNCITRAL Symposium Centre for Transnational Commercial Law at National Law University, Delhi, India (7 January 2021)

'Applicable law in insolvency proceedings and existing UNCITRAL texts', UNCITRAL/HCCH virtualColloquium (Vienna 11 December 2020)

'Public challenges to private recognition regimes' in D-DEBTCON 2020, Distributed Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference, (18 September 2020, online)

'Conceptualizing a Model Law on Cross-Border Financial Institution Resolution' University of British Columbia and International Insolvency Institute Virtual colloquium on the resolution of cross-border financial institutions (14 September 2020)

UNCITRAL Colloquium Civil Asset Tracing and Recovery, https://uncitral.un.org/sites/uncitral.un.org/files/media-documents/uncitral/en/programme_021219.pdf, 6 December 2019, UNCITRAL, Vienna International Centre, 'Overview of available tools for asset tracing and recovery in common law and civil law jurisdictions', Moderator

'A Modular Approach to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Insolvency Presentations' Riz Mokal,Janis Sarra, Irit Mevorach / The Bowen Island Group - - UNCITRAL 51st session, 10-19 May 2017, New York; https://uncitral.un.org/en/working_groups/5/insolvency_law/51/presentations

'UNCITRAL New and Old Model Laws post-Brexit' (ILA, London, 29 March 2019)

'Controlling distressed SME debtors' behaviour: wrongful trading or duty to file?' (with Ignacio Tirado, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, 11 January 2019)

'Do we need substantive consolidation in the European Toolbox' (panellist, European Law Institute (ELI), 11 December 2018, Vienna, Austria)

'A fresh view on the hard/soft law divide - implications for international insolvency of enterprise groups' (Ann Arbor, University of Michigan conference on "The role of soft law in commercial law", 21-22 September 2018) https://repository.law.umich.edu/posters/488/; https://repository.law.umich.edu/mjil/vol40/iss3/6/

'Towards Universality of Modified Universalism - Closing Gaps in International Instruments' (INSOL International, 12 July 2018, London)

'Modified Universalism as Customary International Law', Texas Law Review Symposium (Austin, Texas, February 2018)

'A New Model Law for Facilitating the Cross-Border Insolvency of Multinational Enterprise Groups' (International Association of Insolvency Regulators, London, September 6, 2017)

'Financial Institution Failure: What is Different Now and Will the New Resolution Procedures Work in Practice?' (Panel, International Insolvency Institute, London, June 19, 2017)

'The Modular Approach to the Insolvency of MSMEs' (UNCITRAL, Working Group V, NYC, USA, 10 May, 2017- presentation of; see: http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/en/data/whats_new/2017_05_presentations.html;ssrn paper cited in UNCITRAL working paper; see: https://daccess-ods.un.org/TMP/7654567.36087799.html)

'COMI post BREXIT', Brooklyn Law School, A Roundtable Discussion, The impact of Brexit on Cross-Border Bankruptcy Practice, 15 May 2017

Global Initiative on MSME Insolvency (Annual Review of Insolvency Law, Montreal, 17 February 2017)

'Insolvency of Corporate Groups Under the New Insolvency Regulation: Progress or Reason for Concern?' (Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg, 7 October 2016)

'Directors obligations in a group context' (International Insolvency Institute Annual Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 5-7 June 2016)

'Beyond the search for certainty- addressing the cross-border resolution gap', (Annual Review of Insolvency Law (ARIL), February 5, 2016, Vancouver, Canada)

'Avoidance of Security Interests in EU Cross-Border Insolvencies' (Security Rights and the EU Regulation, International Centre Majorana in Erice, Italy, 19 October 2015)

Annual Conference, International Insolvency Institute (iii), 'Enterprise Groups in Insolvency: Developments of International Standards' (16 June, 2015 Naples, Italy)

'The new UNCITRAL projects - enforcement of judgments, international groups, directors' duties in a group context', INSOL International Academics' Group, 17th Colloquium INSOL International Academic Forum (San Francisco, March 21-22, 2015)

'Beyond the search for certainty- addressing the cross-border resolution gap', Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law Symposium, The treatment of financial contracts in insolvency and in resolution (New York, February 28, 2015)

Dissemination event and judicial training for "Insolvency and Creditor/Debtor Regimes Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ICR-ROSC) in Romania", May 27-28, 2014 Romanian House of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania (https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2014/06/04/dissemination-event-and-judicial-training-for-insolvency-and-creditor-debtor-regimes-report-on-the-observance-of-standards-and-codes-in-romania)

'Cross-border insolvency of groups: the choice of law challenge', Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law Symposium, Choice of Law in Cross-Border Bankruptcies (New York, March 7, 2014)

'Enterprise Groups in Insolvency: Recent International Developments', Annual Review of Insolvency Law (ARIL) (February 20-21, 2014, Vancouver, Canada)

'Corporate governance - balancing the roles of the board of directors, trustees and others', International Association of Insolvency Regulators (International Association of Insolvency Regulators, 2014 Annual Conference, "Innovation in Insolvency Regulation", September 9-11, 2014, World Bank HQ, Washington DC)

'Developments in Cross-Border Insolvency: Europe and Beyond', World Bank, Law Justice and Development Week, World Bank HQ, Washington DC, October 2014 [https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2014/10/20/law-justice-and-development-week-2014#3]

'Facilitating the cross-border insolvency of enterprise groups', UNCITRAL International Insolvency Colloquium (16-18 December, 2013, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria)

'Directors' pre-insolvency obligations in the group context' UNCITRAL International Insolvency Colloquium (16-18 December, 2013, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria)

'Realizing assets across borders and the problems caused by lack of harmonization', International Association of Insolvency Regulators (International Association of Insolvency Regulators, 2013 Annual Conference, "Managing an Insolvency Regime in a Difficult Financial Economic Climate", 24-26 September, Edinburgh, Scotland)

'Guidelines For Coordination of Multi-National Enterprise Group Insolvencies, International Insolvency Institute Annual Conference' (17-18 June, 2013, Columbia University, New York)

Widening the scope of the Regulation - pre-insolvency procedures and groups of companies, in Reforming the European Insolvency Regulation - a legal and policy perspective (12 June 2013, University of Leeds)

Presentation of 'Guidelines For Coordination of Multi-National Enterprise Group Insolvencies' (International Insolvency Institute Annual Conference, 21-22 June, 2012, Paris)

'Bankruptcy of Corporate Groups and Transaction Avoidance' (1 October 2010, 5th ECFR (European Company and Financial Law Review) Symposium, Brussels)

'Multinational Enterprise Groups in Insolvency: UNCITRAL work and future prospects within the EU' (11 June 2010, Central Bank of Italy, Rome)

Presentation of the proposal by the delegation of the United Kingdom for the development of guidelines on directors' and officers' responsibilities and liabilities in insolvency and pre-insolvency cases' (UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW (UNCITRAL) thirty-seventh session of Working Group V (Insolvency Law)- in the capacity of an expert adviser to the UK delegation, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) (19-23 April 2010, New York))

Congress "Modern Law for Global Commerce", United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) (9- 12 July 2007, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria), roundtable on insolvency

'Insolvency of Corporate Groups- Policy Options on Domestic Approaches', UNCITRAL / INSOL 3rd International Insolvency Expert Colloquium (14-16 November 2005, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria)

Teaching Summary

Teaching

LLM international aspects of corporate law and insolvency (convenor)

LLB Issues in Company Law (convenor)

LLB Principles of corporate insolvency law

Prospective PhD students

Enquiries from prospective students are welcome.

Information about the School of Law PhD programme and how to apply can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law/study/postgraduate-research/index.aspx.

Information about scholarships can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law/study/postgraduate-research/funding.aspx.

Information about the University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre can be found here: http://nottingham.ac.uk/clc.

Current PhD students:

Mohammed Khan, Asad, "The application of free market principles to address the UK's 'pari passu' problem" (research student member of University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre, see https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/commercial-law-centre/members/index.aspx)

Simgh Aslan, "Blockchain: How will it shape the future of insolvency law" (resrach student member of University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre, see https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/commercial-law-centre/members/index.aspx)

Susan Morgan, "CVA: purpose and outcomes" (research student member of University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre, see https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/commercial-law-centre/members/index.aspx)

Christos Andrikopoulos, "​SMEs clustering: Towards a reform of the EU legal framework for achieving growth" (research student member of University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre, see https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/commercial-law-centre/members/index.aspx)

Previous PhD students:

Alessandra De Angelis, "Why EDEM? A Technologically Guided Explanation of Regulatory Change in Defence Equipment Markets" [Winner of DJ Harris Prize for the best doctoral thesis in the School of Law in the academic year 2019-2020 (joint award)]

Research Summary

Corporate and Insolvency law; European and International Insolvency; Cross-border resolution; Corporate groups; International commercial law

Recent Publications

  • IRIT MEVORACH and ADRIAN WALTERS, 2020. The Characterization of Pre-insolvency Proceedings in Private International Law EBOR. 855-894
  • IRIT MEVORACH, 2019. Prospects for an International Bankruptcy Court: My Conversations with Ian Fletcher Insolvency Intelligence. 32(1),
  • IRIT MEVORACH, 2019. A fresh view on the hard/soft law divide: implications for international insolvency of enterprise groups Michigan Journal of International Law. 40(3),

Mohammed Khan, Asad, "The application of free market principles to address the UK's 'pari passu' problem" (research student member of University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre, see https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/commercial-law-centre/members/index.aspx)

Simgh Aslan, "Blockchain: How will it shape the future of insolvency law" (resrach student member of University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre, see https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/commercial-law-centre/members/index.aspx)

Susan Morgan, "CVA: purpose and outcomes" (research student member of University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre, see https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/commercial-law-centre/members/index.aspx)

Christos Andrikopoulos, "​SMEs clustering: Towards a reform of the EU legal framework for achieving growth" (research student member of University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre, see https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/commercial-law-centre/members/index.aspx)

Enquiries from prospective students are welcome.

Information about the School of Law PhD programme and how to apply can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law/study/postgraduate-research/index.aspx.

Information about scholarships can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law/study/postgraduate-research/funding.aspx.

Information about the University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre can be found here: http://nottingham.ac.uk/clc.

  • IRIT MEVORACH and ADRIAN WALTERS, 2020. The Characterization of Pre-insolvency Proceedings in Private International Law EBOR. 855-894
  • IRIT MEVORACH, 2019. Prospects for an International Bankruptcy Court: My Conversations with Ian Fletcher Insolvency Intelligence. 32(1),
  • IRIT MEVORACH, 2019. A fresh view on the hard/soft law divide: implications for international insolvency of enterprise groups Michigan Journal of International Law. 40(3),
  • IRIT MEVORACH, 2018. The Future of Cross-Border Insolvency: Overcoming Biases and Closing Gaps Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • IRIT MEVORACH, 2018. Modified Universalism as Customary International Law Texas Law Review. 1403-1436
  • IRIT MEVORACH, STEPHAN MADAUS, RIZ MOKAL, IGNACIO TIRADO, RONALD B. DAVIS, JANIS P. SARRA and BARBARA ROMAINE, 2018. Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Insolvency A Modular Approach Oxford University Press.
  • IRIT MEVORACH, 2015. BEYOND THE SEARCH FOR CERTAINTY: ADDRESSING THE CROSS-BORDER RESOLUTION GAP Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law. 10(1), 183-223
  • IRIT MEVORACH, 2014. Enterprise Groups in Insolvency: Recent International Developments Annual Review of Insolvency Law (ARIL). 495-514
  • IRIT MEVORACH, 2014. Cross-border insolvency of groups: the choice of law challenge Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law. 9(1), 226-249
  • IRIT MEVORACH, 2013. Is the future bright for enterprise groups in insolvency?- an interim analysis of the current deliberations of UNCITRAL Working Group V. In: P OMAR, ed., International Insolvency Law: Reforms and Challenges Ashgate.
  • I MEVORACH, 2013. The role of enterprise principles in shaping management duties at times of crisis European Business Orgnisation Law Review (EBOR). 471-496
  • MEVORACH I, 2013. The new proposed regime for EU corporate groups in insolvency: a critical note Corporate Rescue and Insolvency (CRI).
  • IRIT MEVORACH, 2013. Forum Shopping in Times of Crisis: A Directors' Duties Perspective European Company and Financial Law Review (ECFR). 524-553
  • MEVORACH, I., 2012. The Prospect of Standardization of Insolvency Laws in Europe INSOL Europe, Papers from the INSOL Europe Academic Forum Annual Conference, Venice, Italy, 2011.
  • IRIT MEVORACH, 2012. INSOL Europe's proposals on groups of companies (in cross-border insolvency): a critical appraisal International Insolvency Review (IIR). 21(3), 183-197
  • MEVORACH I., 2011. Bankruptcy of Corporate Groups and Transaction Avoidance European Corporate and Financial Law Review (ECFR). 235-258
  • MEVORACH I., 2011. European Insolvency Law in a Global Context Journal of Business Law (JBL). 666-681
  • MEVORACH, I., 2011. On the road to universalism: a comparative and empirical study of the UNCITRAL model law on cross-border insolvency European Business Organization Law Review. 12(4), 517-557
  • MEVORACH I., 2010. Multinational Enterprise Groups in Insolvency: A comment on UNCITRAL work and future prospects within the EU Legal research papers - “Quaderni di ricerca giuridica”, Banca D'Italia.
  • MEVORACH, I., 2010. Jurisdiction in insolvency - a study of European courts’ decisions Journal of Private International Law. 6(2), 327-357
  • MEVORACH I., 2010. Towards a Consensus on the Treatment of Multinational Enterprise Groups in Insolvency Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL). 359-424
  • MEVORACH, I., 2009. Insolvency within multinational enterprise groups Oxford University Press.
  • MEVORACH, I., 2008. The home country of a multinational enterprise group facing insolvency International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 57(2), 427-448
  • MEVORACH, I., 2007. Appropriate treatment of corporate groups in insolvency- a universal view European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR). 179-194
  • MEVORACH, I., 2007. Review of Jona Israel, European Cross-Border Insolvency Regulation Common Market Law Review (CMLR). 1200-1202
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