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About me

I am a practicing solicitor, qualified in the US and England and Wales.  I work as a Senior Counsel at an international development bank in London, where my work focuses on a variety of international financing transactions, as well as compliance matters.  Previously, I worked as a finance and capital markets lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Washington, DC; Shearman & Sterling LLP in Frankfurt, Germany; and Privredna Banka and DLA Piper LLP in Zagreb, Croatia.

I am a graduate of Dartmouth College (BA Government and Asian Studies) and Columbia University School of Law (JD).

Teaching

Lecturer, Transactional Skills Course, University College London (July 2015). 

Lecturer, graduate (LLM) distance learning course titled Law of International Project Finance, University of London (July 2015 – present). 

Teaching Fellow, graduate (LLM) course titled Legal Aspects of International Finance, University College London (September 2013 – present). 

Lecturer, graduate (MBA) course titled Finance Law, Zagreb School of Economics and Management (2006 – present).  

Research

The working title of my PhD thesis is “What Process is Due – Sanctions Regimes of Multilateral Development Banks.” The project is supervised by Professors: Ioannis Glinavos (Director of Studies), Giannis Karamidas and Kim Vban Der Borght. 

My area of research is concerned with sanctions regimes that have been developed by multilateral development banks (MDBs) in order to combat fraud and corruption in their operations.  In particular, my thesis attempts to answer such questions as:  To what extent should MDBs’ sanctions regimes be bound by strict rules of law, analogous to those of national judicial bodies and what level of judicial procedural requirements and transparency should be required from these ever-evolving regimes? In other words, how can the tension between the administrative and business considerations of MDBs’ sanctions regimes be reconciled with due process considerations and principles of fairness that underpin a judicial model? Also, what level of harmonisation among the MDBs should be required in order to establish a just and fair cross-debarment regime, bearing in mind specificities of each MDB?  And, finally, what is the role that MDBs’ sanctions regimes can and should play in the broader context of the global fight against corruption?