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Durham University Institute for Commercial and Corporate Law Annual Lecture

(27 February 2019)

We are delighted that Professor Ignacio Tirado, Secretary-General, Unidroit will be delivering the 2019 Annual Lecture of Durham Institute for Commercial and Corporate Law. His Lecture is entitled "Reconsidering Transnational Law". The Lecture will take place at Durham Law School's Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre on Thursday 14 March 2019, at 18:00.

Professor Ignacio Tirado was appointed Secretary-General by the Governing Council at its 97th session, and officially took office on 27 August 2018. A national of Spain, Professor Tirado (Commercial, Corporate and Insolvency Law, Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, Spain) holds a PhD from the Universities of Bologna and Autónoma de Madrid and an LLM from the University of London. Professor Tirado has been a Senior Legal Consultant at the World Bank’s Legal Vice-Presidency and Financial Sector Practice for almost nine years, having also consulted for the IMF on insolvency related matters as well as for the Asian Development Bank on commercial legal reform.

Amongst other accolades to his professional experience, Professor Tirado is a founding member of the European Banking Institute, Director of the International Insolvency Institute and an International Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.