Mahesh Uttamchandani is the Lead PSD Specialist for the World Bank Group’s 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.
Professor Uttamchandani has taught Law and International Development – Bankruptcy & Security