Andres F. Martinez is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist with the World Bank Group’s Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice. Andres has been a lawyer for over 20 years, has a magister in corporate law, and specializes in the area of insolvency and creditors’ rights. He joined the World Bank Group in 2008 to lead the Insolvency indicator of the Doing Business project.
Since 2011 Andres has been advising several countries on debt-resolution reform, including on insolvency systems and debt recovery in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, leading the dialogue with several governments on technical issues related to debt resolution and insolvency. He has also participated in several FSAPs covering the area of Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights. Andres is an INSOL Fellow and currently chairs the INSOL/WB Legislative and Regulatory Colloquium and co-chairs the WB Insolvency Task Force.
Before joining the World Bank Group, Andres worked as senior associate at the restructuring and litigation department of a top Argentine law firm in Buenos Aires for over 6 years, where he advised clients like Citibank, Visa, Unilever and other large domestic and international corporations in secured transactions, debt enforcement, restructurings and liquidations.