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.
Abimbola joined Brunel University London as Professor of Law in July 2000. Since that date, he has held numerous positions at the university. Until recently, he served as the Head of the Division of Public and International Law there. He has authored numerous articles and written a book on the taxation of income. He is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
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.
Jason Rosario Braganza
Jason Rosario Braganza is a Kenyan Economist with over ten years’ experience working on international development in Africa. Jason has focused his work over the past decade on trade and regional integration; finance for development and tax; illicit financial flows and domestic resource mobilisation; and poverty and inequality. Jason is the Executive Director at The African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD). His was the Co-Head and Programme Director of Tax at the International Lawyers Project (ILP) leading legal pro-bono tax reform. Prior to joining ILP, Jason served as the Deputy Executive Director and Head of Research at Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) where he led their work research and advocacy on illicit financial flows and tax justice at the continental and global level. Jason has previously worked as a Senior Analyst at Development Initiatives - Africa Hub; and Economist the Ministry of East African Community in Kenya. Jason holds a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from the University of Sussex (UK), and an Undergraduate Degree in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Elfrieda Stewart Tamba
Elfrieda Stewart Tamba is the former Head of Treasury Tax, Liberia, and former member of the UN Tax Committee of Experts. She is an expert on trade policy, and a lead champion of the reforms in trade logistics and overall strategic modernization agenda of the revenue administration in Liberia.
Abimbola Olowofoyeku joined Brunel University London as Professor of Law in July 2000. Since that date, he has held numerous positions at the university. Until recently, he served as the Head of the Division of Public and International Law there. He has authored numerous articles and written a book on the taxation of income. He is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
Peter King is a Legal Director within Her Majesty’s Treasury in the UK, heading a team responsible for providing all relevant legal advice to ministers and officials. Prior to entering government, he spent 35 years as a private practice lawyer doing corporate and M&A work, mainly with public companies and largely in the financial services sector.
Johann Hattingh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Commercial Law of the University of Cape Town (UCT) and an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. He was formerly adjunct Associate Professor in UCT’s Department of Finance and Tax and practiced in the field of international taxation.
Lyla Latif is a Kenyan qualified lawyer and legislative draftsperson. She co-founded the Framework Convention on Global Health and the Committee of Fiscal Studies at the University of Nairobi. Her legal practice focused around corporate tax, negotiating contracts and drafting securities and investment agreements for Kenyan entities. She has worked with a number of international organizations and NGOs.
Steve Shay currently is the Paulus Endowment Senior Tax Fellow at Boston College Law School and previously was a Professor of Practice and Senior Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Before joining the Harvard Law School faculty in 2011, Steve served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs in the United States Department of the Treasury in the Obama Administration.
Allisson Christians is Associate Dean for Research and the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in the Law of Taxation at McGill University Faculty of Law. Her research and teaching focus on national and international tax and policy issues. Before entering academia, she practiced tax law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York.
Bruce Zagaris is a US Tax Attorney, specializing in tax litigation. His practice has included anti-money laundering due diligence plans, negotiating tax treaties, advice on FATCA IGAs, bilateral investment treaties, mutual assistance in criminal matters treaties, and proposing and drafting financial products to attract investment. He has also authored numerous tax articles.