Ignacio Tirado is a Professor of Corporate and Insolvency Law at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid (Spain). He holds a Ph. D. from the University of Bologna, a Ph. D. from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, and an LLM from the University of London. He is a tenured visiting Professor of the University of Rome La Sapienza, where he is coordinator of the Comparative Law module of the LLM on Business Restructuring. He has been visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia, the China University of Law and Political Science, the University of Hong Kong, the Humboldt University of Berlin or the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez of Santiago de Chile, to mention only some. Ignacio is Senior Legal Consultant at the World Bank (first at the Legal Vice-Presidency, now at the Financial Sector Practice). In this role, Ignacio has participated, among other, in the assessment and/or reform of the insolvency, and creditors´ rights systems of Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Poland, Kosovo, Romania, Albania, Ukraine, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Maldives or Bangladesh. Assessments and technical assistance included banking risk management, credit information systems, secured transactions, credit enforcement, out of court arrangements and insolvency proceedings, as well as the institutional framework in charge of implementing the said regimes. He is a member of the Insolvency and Creditors´ Rights Regimes World Bank Task Force since 2010. Since 2013, Ignacio is a Consultant on insolvency-related matters to the IMF´s Legal Department. Among other assignments, he has participated in Article IV consultations in Spain. Also a qualified lawyer, Ignacio was Of Counsel of the Business Restructuring and Insolvency Practice of Hogan Lovells, LLP (Madrid Office, then Lovells LLP), until he joined the World Bank.