Dr André Boraine is the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria (UP). He is on the roll of practicing attorneys and he is an honorary member of the South African Rescue and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA). André is a founding member and former co-director of the Centre for Insolvency, Labour and Company Law - (“CILC”, formerly known as the Centre for Advanced Corporate and Insolvency Law) - based at UP. He is a member of the Insol Global Fellowship Programme Committee, and he is also 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 is involved with practical legal training of candidate attorneys as well as insolvency practitioners. He has a keen interest in comparative and international insolvency systems, with a focus on African system. (He still runs an LLM module on this topic.) André was the INSOL Scholar for the 2008-2009 cycle. He is also a member of the IEEI and the International Insolvency Institute. In 2011 the World Bank appointed him as a specialist consultant in conducting a ROSC analysis of the South African insolvency system 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 insolvency system. In 2013 he served as a panellist at an UNCITRAL conference on insolvency systems for SME’s. A joint paper on the topic followed and was subsequently published in the Insol International Review. His current research interests include insolvency law, 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, i.e. Meskin Insolvency Law. He regularly presents papers at local and international conferences and holds a B 1 National Research Foundation research rating.
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