Adjunct Professor of Law
Global Product Leader, Insolvency Technical Assistance Program,
World Bank Group
Mahesh Uttamchandani is
the Global Product Leader for the World Bank Group’s Investment
Climate Debt Resolution & Insolvency Technical Assistance
Program, advising governments around the world on the development
of insolvency systems.
Prior to this, Mahesh was a Senior Counsel in the World Bank’s
Legal Vice-Presidency and led the World Bank’s Insolvency &
Creditors’ Rights ROSC Initiative. Prior to joining the
Bank, Mahesh was Insolvency Counsel to the European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), where he led the reform of
insolvency systems throughout eastern Europe and central Asia.
Mahesh is a Canadian
lawyer who practiced for several years exclusively in the area of
insolvency & creditors’ rights at a leading Canadian law firm
and has published and lectured extensively in North America, Europe
and Asia. He is a board
member of the insolvency-related legal journal, International
Corporate Rescue, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Law in the St.
John’s University Law School LL.M in Insolvency.
Professor Uttamchandani taught Law &
International Development—Bankruptcy &