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Antonia Menezes


Antonia Menezes is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist with the Insolvency & Debt Resolution Team of the World Bank Group based in Washington D.C. The focus of her work is providing technical assistance and advice to governments on insolvency and debt resolution reforms, including legal aspects of NPL management, with a particular emphasis on work in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia.  She has assisted more than 50 countries in reforming and strengthening their insolvency and creditor/debtor regimes.

Ms. Menezes has published widely in the field of insolvency and represents the World Bank Group at Working Group V (Insolvency) of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).  She is also a Co-Chair of the World Bank Group Insolvency & Creditor/Debtor Regimes (ICR) Task Force, which is responsible for testing and evaluating the effectiveness of the World Bank Group ICR Principles.

Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Antonia was a UK qualified solicitor at two leading international law firms in Paris and London. Ms. Menezes holds an LLM from McGill University, an LPC from the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, and an LLB from the London School of Economics & Political Science.  She is a Member of the International Insolvency Institute, a 2014 INSOL International Fellow and sits on the INSOL Fellow’s Cross-Border Insolvency Committee.