New Member - Riz Mokal

Date: 19/09/2016

South Square is delighted to announce that Riz Mokal has joined Chambers as a practicing member. Riz has had a long association with Chambers as an academic member for over ten years after completing his pupillage at South Square in 2005.

Riz specialises in all aspects of domestic and cross-border insolvency, restructuring, bank resolution, and trust law, with a particular focus on matters involving complex policy considerations.

From 2009 to 2013, Riz served as Senior Counsel to the World Bank and Head of the Bank’s Global Initiative on Insolvency and Creditor/Debtor Regimes. In this capacity, and subsequently as a Consulting Counsel to the Bank, Riz has worked with the governments of some twenty countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East on reform of insolvency and creditor/debtor systems.

Riz held the Chair of Law and Legal Theory at University College London until 2016, is a Visiting Professor at the University of Florence, and has previously held a research position at Cambridge University. 

As part of the World Bank’s delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (‘UNCITRAL’) from 2009 to 2013 and of the UK delegation since, Riz has been an active participant in UNCITRAL’s work on insolvency law.

Riz sits on the Editorial Boards of a number of key publications, including International Corporate Rescue.

For more information about Riz, view his full profile.

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