There is a Law Dragon in UP Law – Professor André Boraine

Posted on September 07, 2020

The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that former Dean Professor André Boraine, currently in its Department of Private Law, has been recognised for his insolvency law and restructuring expertise by ‘The 2020 LawDragon 500 Leading Global Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers’.  The fields of insolvency law, restructuring, business rescue and insolvency law reforms and tools are centre stage during this unprecedented time of the Coronavirus.

This global recognition, published on 4 August 2020 by the LawDragon magazine, recognises lawyers who were ‘selected from intensive journalistic research into the lawyers handling the biggest restructurings globally, intersected with professional leadership and respect of their peers.’

Boraine is the author of a number of books on this topic, and was involved in the compilation of Technical Reports such as the (a) Report on the Reform of Administration Orders in terms of s 74 of the Magistrates Courts Act, submitted to Department of Justice, the South African Law Commission and the South African Law Society (2002); (b) World Bank First Draft Report on South African Creditors Rights and Insolvency Law - World Bank ROSC assessment of South African Insolvency Law (2011) (Consultant to the World Bank); World Bank Report on Namibian Creditors Rights and Insolvency Law -  World Bank ROSC assessment of Namibian Insolvency Law (2013) (Member of the World Bank Task Team); and Peer Reviewer on the report of the World Bank Draft Report on Zimbabwean Creditors Rights and Insolvency Law -  World Bank ROSC assessment of Zimbabwean Insolvency Law (2015).

Boraine is a member of a number of professional bodies, such as the Legal Practice Council of South Africa; an honorary member of the South African Association for Rescue and Insolvency Practitioners (SARIPA); Insol International, the International Insolvency Institute (III); and The Association for The International Exchange of Experiences on Insolvency Law (IEEI).  He also serves on the Editorial Board of the International Insolvency Review and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Nottingham Insolvency and Business Law Journal. He holds a B2-rated National Research Foundation (NRF) rating. 

In the words of Dean Elsabe Schoeman: ‘Hearty congratulations, André!  UP Law is very proud of this achievement, your lifetime work and dedication to improving the field of insolvency law worldwide.  Thank you for keeping UP Law on the global map!’

According to the data reflected by LawDragon, only one other lawyer from South Africa has been recognised as part of their Top 500 list. 

- Author Elzet Hurter
Published by Elzet Hurter

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