André Boraine is the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria (UP). He is still on the roll of practising attorneys and an honorary member of the South African Rescue and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA). André is the founding member of the Centre for Advanced Corporate and Insolvency Law, based at the University of Pretoria. He is a member of the Insol Global Fellowship Programme Committee and a member of the Insol Academics Forum. Over the years he has taught a variety of law subjects at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and he has involved himself with the practical legal training of candidate attorneys as well as insolvency practitioners. Currently he has a keen interest in comparative and international insolvency systems, with a particular focus on African systems. He runs an LLM module on this topic and he was the INSOL Scholar for the 2008-2009 cycle. André is also a member of the IEEI and also the acclaimed International Insolvency Institute. In 2011 the World Bank appointed him as a specialist consultant to assist in conducting a Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) relating to insolvency and creditors’ rights in South Africa, and he served as a member of the World Bank team in 2013 when it conducted a similar analysis of the Namibian insolvency system. In 2015 he reviewed the World Bank Report following a ROSC analysis of the Zimbabwean system. In 2013 he served as a panellist at an UNCITRAL conference on insolvency systems for SMEs. A comprehensive joint paper on the topic followed and it was subsequently published in the 2015 International Insolvency Review. His broader research interests, apart from insolvency law, include the law of civil procedure, aspects of property law and consumer law. He has published widely and is a co-author of a leading South African insolvency textbook, Meskin Insolvency Law. André is also the co-author of a chapter on the effect of the Bill of Rights on insolvency law in the Bill of Rights Compendium. He regularly presents papers at local and international conferences and holds a B 1 NRF-rating. His interests outside academia include the restoration of classic Citroëns and fly-fishing.


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