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.
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 Officer
Maria Cristina Mundin is a qualified lawyer in the Philippines and completed her LLM in Environmental Law (Distinction) at Queen Mary University of London. She leads International Lawyers Project's environment and climate change 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.
During her day off from ILP, she likes to watch science fiction and zombie movies for a sense of normalcy in today’s times.
Deborah advises ILP on fundraising strategy. An experienced fundraising director, Deborah specialises in securing funding from philanthropic foundations, and brings more than a decade’s experience in raising income for social and climate justice charities, along with a keen interest in creating system change to achieve a just, fair and sustainable future.
She most recently served on the leadership team as Director of Fundraising & Communications at ShareAction, a growing sustainable finance campaigning organisation, with responsibility for increasing income and profile. Previously, Deborah developed and implemented the fundraising strategy at international sustainability non-profit, Forum for the Future, and prior to this, spent 6 years raising funding for social welfare and homelessness charities.
Deborah holds a BA (Hons) degree in Communication Studies from the other Cambridge University and is going back to art college part-time, to pursue her passion for illustration. As well as drawing, Deborah spends her time outside work, cooking, exploring London, and learning yoga and meditation.
Senior Content Editor
James manages ILP’s project case studies and blog content. He graduated with Merit in MA Philosophy from King’s College London in 2019. He focussed on Political Philosophy, in particular the philosophical justifications for rights and obligations, writing his dissertation on the right to privacy online. James achieved distinctions for essays on political philosophy, the doctrine of double effect, legal philosophy, and Kant’s ethics.
Studying BA Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford initially sparked James' interest in rights and philosophy. Alongside his studies, James wrote for student publications, volunteered with student Amnesty International groups, played rugby for Oxford and KCL, and was an elected member of Oriel College JCR Committee.
Since graduating, James has been volunteering to manage the production of video content for The Climate Venture Collective alongside working full time. In his spare time, James enjoys cooking, playing rugby, and surfing.
Iris holds an LLB in English and French Law from the University of Kent and spent a year at Aix-Marseille Université. Her favorite modules were International Humanitarian Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Law of International Business Transactions and International Relations. She is particularly interested in how the law interacts with areas such as conflict management and international development and aim to pursue a Masters in such fields. Having previously completed internships in commercial and business law firms, she looks forward to expanding her legal knowledge in relation to the NGO sector and international development.
She is a native French and Dutch speaker currently learning Spanish and enjoy travelling and swimming in her spare time.
Ian is an LLB Graduate from Strathmore Law School. He also possesses a
certification in International Human Rights Law from the Hague Academy and
another in Inclusive Analytic Techniques from the University of Toronto.
Currently, he is pursuing a Post-Graduate Diploma in legal practice at the
Kenya School of Law.
Ian has multiple years of experience in the public interest sector working with
organisations such as ActionAid, The World Future Council and UNHCR’s
Global Learning and Development Centre. He has also been active in the
youth empowerment and engagement space, as he has undertaken a series
of roles in youth based organisations such as UN-SDSN Youth, the
Millennium Campus Network and the ITU’s Generation connect team, where
he has played a key role in advocating for youth involvement in all matters
Currently he works in the digital rights unit of the Lawyers Hub, an
organisation working on tech-facilitated justice and is one of the members of
the CIVICUS YAT, where he works for the meaningful representation and
engagement of the youth in all of the alliance’s structures, governance,
strategies, and activities.
In his free time, he enjoys watching anime, playing basketball and spending
time with his family.
Denise Isimbi is a Rwandan LLB student at Kigali Independent University, ULK, currently in her final year. She is an active member of the moot court society and debate club at ULK and has participated in different national and regional competitions. In 2020, she won the Africa Legal Innovation Challenge with the best project.
She is passionate about alternative dispute resolution and settling disputes before they make it to court. She is trained in legal aid provision standards and is coordinator at the university’s legal clinic. Last summer, she completed an academic internship at CERTA Law Chambers, one of the leading law firms in commercial and civil law in Rwanda where she interacted with many personalities in the legal field with varying experience. While at Certa, her area of work was arbitration and she gained massive experience in the arbitration process both locally and internationally.
She prides herself in her attention to detail and getting things done with high precision. She is hardworking, driven and always looking for opportunities that enhance her knowledge of the law and other aspects of life.
Máximo is an International Relations and Spanish graduate from the University of Sussex. He also spent a year at El Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades de la Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico. He was particularly concerned with how the domestic policies of states translated onto the world stage, and where political and ethical ideas originate from. Moreover, his interest in failed and post-war states have made him a staunch believer that corruption is the root of the vast majority of the issues we face today, or why they are not being solved as effectively as they could be.
He is currently finishing his MA in Corruption and Governance at the Centre for the Study of Corruption, writing his dissertation on representative political institutions and mistrust. Having had an internship with the UK Anti-Corruption Coalition through his MA, he was asked to become a legal fellow with the International Lawyers Project.
In his spare time, Max likes to drive his car on the mountain roads near his hometown in Spain where he also goes climbing. He enjoys studying ancient history and watching boxing and motorsport. Max is bilingual, speaking English and Spanish.
Anthony is Professor of Law at Brunel University. Previously Head of Legal at HM Revenue & Customs, Anthony managed a number of high-profile budgetary and policy reforms for the Home Office, such as establishing the Crown Prosecution Service and enabling the prosecution of Nazi war criminals.
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.
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.
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.