Professor Irit Mevorach
Professor of International Commercial Law
Irit Mevorach is a Professor of International Commercial Law at the University of Warwick, School of Law. Before joining Warwick, Irit held a Chair at the University of Nottingham and was the founder and co-Director of the University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre. Irit holds LLB and LLM degrees from Tel-Aviv University, and a PhD (UCL, London 2006). Between 1998-2003, she practised law at Lipa Meir & Co (Tel-Aviv, Israel). Since 2006, Irit has been acting as an expert adviser to the UK government's delegation to UNCITRAL. 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 on reform of business and personal insolvency and creditor/debtor systems and headed the Bank's Global Task Force on Insolvency and Creditor Rights. Irit was 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. She was elected to the International Insolvency Institute (III) membership in 2012, she was the co-Chair of the III academic wing between 2020-2023, and she is currently a board member of the III. She has been elected to the American College of Bankruptcy (international fellow, from 2019), is a member of INSOL, ILA, CERIL, the IEEI, and the World Bank Task Force on Creditor-Debtor Regimes and Insolvency. Irit is on the Editorial Board of the Global Restructuring Review and the Spanish Journal of Insolvency and Restructuring, the International Advisory Council of the Singapore Global Restructuring Initiative (SGRI), the advisory board of the UNIDROIT-Queen Mary Institute of Transnational Commercial Law, she is co-Chair of subgroup III of UNIDROIT Working Group on Bank Liquidation, the UK Correspondent, Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts, and was appointed from 2020 to the Lord Chancellor's Committee on Private International Law.