MMT – Insolvency Practitioners and Company Rescue Experts is pleased to announce that Miguel M. Torres, CEO and Founder, will be an INSOL Fellow with effect from August 1st of 2019. Miguel was a member of the graduating class of the 2018/2019 INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Course. This INSOL Fellowship programme is the world’s most advanced educational qualification focusing on international insolvency and restructuring. The course includes a strong emphasis on different jurisdictions for dealing with cross border insolvency such as the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency of 1997 and EU Regulation (EU) 2015/848 on Insolvency Proceedings. Admission to this course is very limited, which ensures academic excellence and the opportunity for personal contact between participants and faculty. As an INSOL Fellow, Miguel joins the elite of restructuring and insolvency practitioners across the globe. Miguel is currently the MMT’s CEO, VISITING SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW at University of Leeds, where he was a MARIE CURIE RESEARCH FELLOW between 2015 and 2017, INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING PRACTITIONER in Portugal and ARBITRATOR of CAAD for the resolution of tax disputes.
Between 2012 and 2014, Dr. Torres was Visiting Research Fellow at several European Universities, including Uppsala University, KU Leuven, Polytechnic of Milan. His academic work has been recognized with several awards and recognitions, including an AIB certificate of recognition for outstanding contribution as a conference programme track chair, a nomination as finalist for the prestigious Buckley & Casson Dissertation (AIB 2014) and the Best Dissertation Proposal at the COST Doctoral Think Tank of the (EIBA 011). In 2014 he was invited as a speaker in the UNCTAD World Investment Forum. In 2015 & 2016, he has been a panel member of EIBA Doctoral Symposiums and served as Track Chair in the International Business Policy Track (AIB 2017).
During his career, Dr. Torres has published several scientific articles and various chapters for books published by Palgrave and Elsevier. He co-edited and published the book DEATH FIRMS on the developing topic of internationalization and insolvency, bringing together law and international business. Between 2008 and 2015, he taught a variety of courses, including International Economics, Industrial Economics, Introductory Economics, Auditing, Financial Accounting at the University of Aveiro and Catholic University in Portugal.
Prior to his career as an academic, Dr. Torres has been working in International Business as an International Trade Consultant, in Turnaround and Corporate Efficiency Improvement, as Forensic Accountant and Mediator in Dispute Resolution. An outcome of his policy advice work is his direct participation in a number of public and private European co-financed transnational projects, and involvement in the international promotion of Portuguese businesses within several European, South American, North American and African markets.