Eva van der Merwe
Eva is a financial crimes barrister and co-chair of the UK Anti-Corruption Coalition, a common advocacy platform for UK-based economic justice NGOs. She formerly led ILP's Anti-Corruption and Media Defence projects globally. Eva previously worked at Transparency International for several years, as TI UK’s legal counsel and for TI’s global Defence Program, where she managed anti-corruption projects in Ukraine, Georgia, Nigeria, Tunisia and Lebanon, among others. Eva managed the movement’s flagship Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index, TI’s largest ever international assessment, evaluating 136 countries’ governance controls. After the Rose Revolution, she moved to Tbilisi to work for TI’s Rep. of Georgia chapter, where she also served as a member of the Rule of Law Subcommittee at the American Chamber of Commerce, advising on state asset misappropriation and monitoring court proceedings. Previously Eva worked for Goldman Sachs and UBS, advising on anti-money laundering, for the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s market abuse division and for PwC’s Forensic Investigations Team, where she specialised in asset tracing and seizure investigations.
A UK qualified barrister and Middle Temple Scholarship recipient, she worked as a lead researcher for ‘Insider Dealing: Law and Practice’, published by Oxford University Press. She holds a BPTC, a master’s degree in law, and a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic and European Studies, with French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Arabic.
Programme Director for Anti-Corruption & Media Freedom
Lemarque Campbell is an international anti-corruption specialist, currently based in Washington, D.C. He has extensive experience advising governments, international organisations, private entities and civil society organisations on laws and policies that address international anti-bribery, corruption and fraud; transparency and accountability; governance, risk, integrity and ethics; and private and public sector compliance. Previously, he practiced law at a leading corporate law firm in The Bahamas. He also led the accreditation process for Transparency International (TI) operations in The Bahamas. During 2013-2014, he lived in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, where he worked as a legal analyst for TI Georgia, providing advice on various anti-corruption legislation. He also served as an anti-corruption consultant to numerous organisations such as the U.S. Department of State, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and TI-Secretariat. Some of his notable anti-corruption publications include: The Bahamas’ first Corruption Barometer Report, which is based on the TI Global Corruption Barometer series; a report on Cambodia’s implementation of certain provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC); and a chapter in a forthcoming Commonwealth Secretariat publication on anti-corruption successes in the Commonwealth Caribbean.
Lemarque is admitted as a barrister to the Bar of England & Wales and as Counsel and Attorney to The Bahamas Bar. He holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Bristol, UK and a master’s degree in Anti-Corruption Studies from the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), Austria.
Programme Director for Tax & Fiscal Reform
John Bush is an established tax expert, he has advised the OECD, the governments of Turkey, Liberia, Angola, and Namibia, as well as USAID, the US Securities and Exchange Commission and IRS on taxation reform. John is a former Partner and Managing Director at KPMG, Global Head of Tax at The Chase Manhattan Bank, and Officer in Charge of International Taxation at Citigroup. He received a JD from Yale Law School, an MBA from Stanford University, and a Master’s in Global Development Policy from Boston University. He’s an Attorney and Certified Public Accountant. John’s consultancies have included advising the IFC on international policies to meet international tax standards imposed by OECD, and reviewing laws and regulations of the 21 Asia Pacific Development Community economies in order to formalise the legal structures of SMEs. John has volunteered with the Advisory Board of Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center to improve policy-oriented research on financial stability, human well-being and environmental sustainability across the globe.
John’s written work includes “Taxing the Digital Economy: Options, Trade Considerations, and a Solution”, published in Tax Notes International 2020, and “Infrastructure Bank: Time for Reconsideration of a U.S. Infrastructure Bank”, on behalf of the American Bar Association, published in Business Law Today.
Marie-Louise Fehun Aren
Assistant Programme Director for Tax & Fiscal Reform
Marie-Louise Fehun Aren is a Nigerian-born International Development Lawyer specialising in International Tax, Trade and Investment Law residing in Pretoria, South Africa. She has broad experience in legislative drafting and policy reform, having worked as a Legislative Drafter at the Nigerian Law Reform Commission, including on Value-Added Taxes, Foreign Exchange and Petroleum Industry Governance legislation. She was a former researcher and reporter for the Oxford Public International Law and the African Legal Information Institute, a consultant to the World Bank and a consultant on digital trade to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
Marie-Louise is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and holds a Master’s degree in International Trade and Investment Law in Africa from the University of Pretoria. She is also a Chartered Secretary and Administrator. Her publications include: “Exploring New Sources For Domestic Tax-Resource Mobilisation In Covid-19 Pandemic Times”, and “Adopting Proactive Debt Management Policy”.
Director of Partnerships
Steph is a barrister admitted to the Roll of Advocates, at the High Court of Kenya, and a member of the Open Government Partnership Global Steering Committee. As Head of Partnerships for ILP she works to support transparent and accountable governments, a robust and enabling civic space, access to justice and community partnerships.
Steph regularly provides technical expertise to policy and decision makers, non-state actors and has been engaged in a raft of public interest interventions. She has made several submissions on draft laws, proposed amendments and regulations before Parliament, Executive actors and supported judicial matters. In regional standard setting, she co-drafted the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) and the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms.
Most recently, Steph was the East Africa lead for Hivos’ global open contracting programme and before that she worked at Article 19. Her sphere of expertise includes legal aid, law and policy reform, domestication of international and regional standards, safeguarding constitutionalism, civic education, capacity building, brokering partnerships and managing regional programming portfolios.
Diana Moraa Mochoge
Africa Project Coordinator
Diana is an international development expert with over 8 years experience working with NGOs in Kenya and the region. She has expertise in advocacy and policy, research and partnership building. Her professional experience spans work on debt relief, tax justice, extractives and Aid and Development effectiveness. Diana is also an international volunteer expert with Financial Services Volunteer Corps where she has trained civil society organizations in ESwatini on participatory budget processes.
Diana supports ILP’s expanding partnerships in the Africa region, including implementing the UKAid DFID funded Small Charities Challenge Fund project in Kenya.
Prior to joining ILP, Diana worked at Reality of Aid Africa Network where she coordinated development effectiveness work under Civil Society Partnership on Development effectiveness (CPDE). Diana holds an MA in Development Studies from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
Diana is fluent in Swahili and English.
Maria Cristina Mundin
Senior Projects Manager
Maria Cristina Mundin is a qualified lawyer in the Philippines and holds a Master's degree in Environmental Law (Distinction) at Queen Mary University of London. She leads International Lawyers Project's environment and sustainable development programme. She started her legal career working in the Office of the Solicitor General, where she defended the constitutionality of laws and state policies particularly in energy and infrastructure projects. Later on, she worked as a Court Attorney in the Supreme Court of the Philippines. She also taught environmental law and administrative law courses at De La Salle University of the Philippines College of Law and Lyceum of the Philippines University College of Law.
Maria Cristina was an editor of the Ateneo Law Journal and has published “Access to Environmental Justice: A Closer Look at the Rules of Procedure for Environmental Cases” and co-authored “A Review of Legal Education in the Philippines." She has also served as a research assistant for Dr. Antonio G.M. La Vina, the Philippines' foremost expert in environmental law, and was part of the research and writing team of the Philippine Judicial Academy of the Supreme Court in the book “Access to Environmental Justice: A Sourcebook on Environmental Rights and Legal Remedies” and “Access to Environmental Justice: A Capacity Assessment on the Pillars of the Justice System.” Prior to earning her Juris Doctor law degree at Ateneo de Manila University, she graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems with a minor degree in Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. After graduation, she was elected as President of the Philippines Chapter of AIESEC, an international youth-run organisation that empowers young leaders to create social impact.
Anti-Corruption Sanctions Legal Officer
Max manages ILP's anti-corruption sanctions work globally and specifically in support of the UK's Anti-Corruption Coalition, helping to organise trainings for civil society and government officials, and support sanctions dossier compilations. A fluent Spanish speaker, Max holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Sussex and is currently finishing an MA in Corruption and Governance at the Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex.
Nicholas Johnston is in his penultimate year at Brunel University studying LLB Law with International Commercial Arbitration. He has developed a keen interest in Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption. During his studies he was elected pro-bono officer of his University’s Law Society where he provided legal aid to the local community, organised charitable events to raise funds for free legal services in London and created and edited articles for the Law Society's journal. He also acquired his fraud examiner certification.
Nicholas volunteers as a court observer. His recent work with the firm Commons resulted in the Ministry of Justice announcing that defendants will no longer be obliged to provide their nationality at the start of all criminal proceedings. He is also the Director of Partnerships & Co-Head of ELEVATE, an award-winning youth Mentoring Programme designed to engage & equip young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with the skills, knowledge and experiences needed for the world of work and higher education. He is a member of the Governor Partnership Advisory Board for Christ the King Sixth Form, where he provides clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction for the school.
Brenton is an LLB student from The University of Hong Kong, currently spending his penultimate year on exchange at the University of Bristol. Last summer he completed an internship at a boutique law firm, Ledwin Au & Co., Solicitors, where he worked on criminal and civil cases. Prior to that, he engaged in voluntary work for various Hong Kong-based charities and youth groups, such as Food Angel, Boundless HK and HKFYG; and the summer before saw him interning at the Crossroads Foundation, a Hong Kong-based non-profit organisation.
His expansive and varied undertakings have helped develop both his legal acumen as well as his interest in pro bono work. By interning for the International Lawyers Project, he looks forward to being exposed to non-government organisation work across the globe, as well as contentious issues that possess an international dimension to them.
Kristoffer is a human rights lawyer from the Philippines. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree at
the Ateneo De Manila University, School of Law. He is currently pursuing his LLM in Criminal
Law and Criminal Justice at Birkbeck, University of London funded by the Chevening
He is very passionate about human rights, particularly the rights of persons deprived of liberty,
as well as human rights-based drug policy. He spent most of his years as a lawyer working for
the public sector, both in government and non-government positions.
Prior to taking up his LLM, he was with the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, primarily engaging with the United Nations, particularly with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Treaty Bodies and the Special Mandate Holders. He also engages with regional networks of national human rights institutions such as the Global Alliance of National Human Rights
Institutions (GANHRI), Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) and the
South East Asia National Human Rights Institutions Forum (SEANF).
Gervis Tumusifu Nizeyimana
Gervis Tumusifu Nizeyimana graduated in August 2021 in the top 10% of his class from the University of Rwanda. Before graduation, he worked at the Centre for Legal Aid and Mediation (CLAM) and assisted with court case drafting and preparation and filing in courts and provided legal services for disadvantaged clients. As a student, he was part of the winning team that represented the University of Rwanda in a National Moot Court Competition on land matters. He also emerged second in the national competition and consumer protection essay in 2020.
Gervis has undergone numerous training; tailored towards legal performance standards with the Initiative for Peace, a local based non-government organisation. He is keen on human rights and sustainable development goals and has completed the module on sustainable development with Advocates for International Development. He had also been awarded the prestigious Global Scholarship with the DLA Piper, which is tailored towards talented students in the least developed countries around the world.
Gervis is currently pursuing his Legal Practice Diploma with the Institute of Legal Practice and Development.
Dr. Bronwen Manby
Bronwen is a human rights lawyer and academic. She is a Teaching and Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously, she worked for the Open Society Foundations and Human Rights Watch, as well as for Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa. A graduate of Oxford and Columbia Universities, she holds a doctorate from the Maastricht University Faculty of Law.
Hannah is a disputes lawyer specialising in public international law and international arbitration at Herbert Smith Freehills. She works on complex issues relating to arbitration, dispute resolution, enforcement of judgments, state immunity and immunity of international organisations. Hannah is a member of the steering committee for HSF’s pro bono international development project, Fair Deal Sierra Leone. Her work as part of this project has included delivering capacity building training to the judiciary and private practitioners in Freetown, providing legislative drafting support to the Sierra Leone Law Reform Commission, supporting Sierra Leone with its accession to the New York Convention 1958, and working with the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency.
Nicola is Director of Finance at ARTICLE 19, an international NGO dedicated to human rights and freedom of information. A CIMA-qualified finance professional with 14 years’ experience of working in the not-for-profit sector in the UK and abroad, Nicola was formerly Head of Finance at War Child UK. She has also worked at Mercy Corps in Juba.
Susan is a trustee at Publish What You Pay. Previously a Partner at Allen & Overy for 14 years, she headed the firm’s Global Pro Bono and Social Investment Programme. An experienced litigator and pro bono advocate, Susan helped to obtain an acquittal for a prisoner on death row in Trinidad and Tobago. She has acted as a pro bono legal advisor at the Royal Courts of Justice Citizens Advice Bureau for more than a decade.
Jonathan Fisher QC
Jonathan is a practising barrister in London. He specialises in international bribery, tax evasion and financial crime. He is a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. For many years Jonathan has been involved in pro bono capacity training for government officials in developing countries on behalf of ILP, most recently in Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya and Albania. Jonathan is the General Editor of Lloyd's Law Reports: Financial Crime, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and a member of the International Bar Association's Anti-Money Laundering Forum.
Richard is a Solicitor and Chartered Governance Professional. He has held General Counsel and Company Secretary roles in FTSE 100 and 250 companies for more than 20 years. Richard is a recipient of the Financial Times’ Most Innovative In-house Lawyer award. He chairs the University of Leicester’s Audit Committee.
Tim retired as a Partner from Clifford Chance where he managed the firm’s energy practice in Asia and the Middle East. At ILP he helped to set up a law school in Tanzania. He is a Trustee at the Centre for Sport and Human Rights.
Pip is Head of Legal for Western Europe at Yum Brands. She specialises in embedding business integrity practices across multinational firms in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the UN Global Compact. Pip has Law and Political Science degrees from the University of Auckland, an Advanced Masters in Public International Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands and a Certificate in Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School.