Lex:lead
Lawyers for Economic Advancement and Development

 
 
Lex:lead Directors:


Ms Anne Bodley
 (Australia), President/Founder.
Formerly with Allen & Overy and the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, London UK.


Mr Rudolf Ezeani (Nigeria), First Vice President and Founding Member. Principal with Rudy Ezeani & Co., Lagos, Nigeria.



Mr Bert Denolf (Belgium), Vice President and Founding Member. Formerly with Clifford Chance, lawyer with the World Bank, Washington DC.


Ms Yevgenya Muchnik (USA/Russia), Vice President and Founding Member, General Counsel and Company Secretary to a technology company, Washington DC.


Mr Lakwame Anyane-Yeboa (USA/Ghana), Vice President elected January 2015, US Federal Government in Washington DC.



Officers:


Ms Daniella Isaacson (USA), Treasurer. A graduate of Cardozo Law, Senior Legal Analyst with ALM Legal Intelligence, New York, USA.


Ms Rachael Kaminski (USA), Deputy Treasurer. University of Miami graduate and New York lawyer with Hawkins, Delafield & Wood.


Ms Mankah Fombang (Cameroon), Senior Group Secretary. Formerly UN Int'l Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Pan-African Lawyers' Union, Arusha, Tanzania.


Mr Sipho Limbe (Malawi), Deputy Group Secretary. Formerly UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Tumaini University in Usa River, Tanzania.


Senior Advisory Board:

The Honourable Dame Linda Dobbs DBE QC (UK) (2013): Lex:lead Patron, former UK High Court judge with a family connection to Sierra Leone.


Chief Charles Taku (Cameroon) (2010), International human rights lawyer including with the International Criminal Court, one of our most long-standing judges.


Ms Dominique Hogan-Doran SC FCIArb
 (Australia) (2016), Oxford University and barrister with 6 St James Hall Chambers, Sydney, Australia.


Mr Gunter Fischer
 (Germany) (2016), Formerly with the UN Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, Switzerland; Lex:lead judge in 2015.


Ms Violet Odala (Malawi) (2016), formerly with Save the Children and a Lex:lead judge for several years; PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

 
Advisory Board:


• Dr Theodora Christou (UK/Cyprus) (2010), British Institute for International and Comp. Law; Law School of Tanzania, London.
• Dr Sabine Midderhoff
 (Germany) (2011), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Botswana.
 Ms Zara Watkins
 (USA) (2011), Cyberlaw Studio, New York.
Mr Jerome Poitou (France/Guadeloupe), Teigland Hunt, New York.
 Ms Pamela Fapohunda
 (UK) (2014), formerly EBRD, London UK.
 Mr Tola Ariyo
 (UK/Nigeria) (2015); Goldman Sachs, London.
 Ms Chioma Ayogu
 (USA/Nigeria) (2015), Inherit Your Rights, Washington DC.
 Ms Olufunso (Funsho) Oladimeji 
(UK) (2015), HSBC, London UK.
• Mr Matthew Weldon (USA) (2012), K&L Gates, New York.
 Ms Graciela (Guetty) Da Cruz
 (Timor-Leste), formerly UN Mission to East Timor.
 Ms Emina Hadzic
 (USA) (2015), formerly UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, in-house with Investec, USA.
 Ms Martha Haile (Ethiopia) (2016), Liberty University, Washington DC.
 Mr Francis Sinsai (Cameroon) (2015), International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands
 Ms Tina Blazquez-Lopez (UK/Ghana), Pillsbury Winthrop, London UK.


Join Lex:lead!

The group welcomes applications to join its work, typically through appointments to its advisory board. To join us complete the attached form and email it to us at lexlead@yahoo.com.  Thank you!
Download here: Lex:lead Membership Application Forms

About Lex:lead

Lex:lead was founded in 2010 to continue the work of the Global Challenge, a group that had formed in 2001 under the International Bar Association to bring lawyers worldwide to the issue of development focusing on the least developed countries. Joining the Global Challenge in 2005, Anne was named its director. With the founding members, in 2010 she set up Lex:lead as a New York Not-for-Profit and registered charity with US Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Contact us

To join our mailing list or address any questions to us, contact:

Lex:lead
302A W12 Street, No 280
New York, New York 10014, USA
contact@lex-lead.org
lexlead@yahoo.com

Old address
 (expired 24 March 2015):
676A Ninth Avenue No 109
New York, New York 10036, USA

London address
:

95 Wilton Road No 364
London SW1V 1BZ, UK

The Global Challenge
 can be reached at:
Email: theglobalchallenge@yahoo.com

Lex:lead Newsletters:

December 2010:
 
End-of-year newsletter
December 2011: End-of-year newsletter
December 2012: End-of-year newsletter
December 2013: End-of-year newsletter
December 2014: End-of-year newsletter (bumper issue!)
December 2015: End-of-year newsletter (winner profiles!)
December 2016: End-of-year newsletter


Other publications:

May 2016: 2014 Scholarship Winner Bereket Alemayehu Hagos, Is
  ADR a Knell for Litigation in Africa? 
International Bar Association
September 2016: Lex:lead: Foundation Funding Launches Annual
  Scholarship Competition, 
International Bar Association Foundation


Some other programs we want to tell you about:

1. International Lawyers for Africa, 
www.ilfa.org.uk
2. International Law Book Facility, www.ilbf.org.uk
3. Inherit Your Rightswww.inherityourrights.org
4. The Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (www.globalforumljd.org) (we're a member)

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