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.
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.
Admitted to practice in Trinidad and Tobago in 1988, Satya brings significant expertise in public interest and constitutional law to ILP’s board. Satya has a broad international practice in public law and defamation matters. Within those areas, she is regularly asked to work on matters which directly or indirectly produce wide scale, permanent beneficial change, to large groups of individuals. A lifelong social activist, Satya notably acted in a challenge to absolute parliamentary immunity brought by an MP alleging defamation and an examination of the power to pardon in habeas corpus proceedings. The case set a precedent that “the State cannot be allowed to use a power to pardon to enable the law to be set aside by permitting it to be contravened with impunity.” Satya took her undergraduate degree at the University of the Indies, she also holds a Masters degree in Company and Corporate Law from Kings’ College London and an LLB from University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados.
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). He was previously 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.
Nnedinma Ifudu Nweke
Nnedinma is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She counsels clients with U.S. and international trade controls and regulatory compliance issues affecting international trade and business, including U.S. export control laws, economic sanctions and trade embargoes, antiboycott laws and regulations, anti-corruption laws including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and anti-money laundering laws. She maintains an active pro bono practice. In December 2020, she joined the board of the Center for Democracy in the Americas, a D.C.-based non-profit, non-partisan organization promoting U.S. policy toward the Americas based on engagement and mutual respect. She also helped relaunch Akin Gump’s cross-practice Africa initiative, which comprises attorneys working on matters involving the region and who are interested in or view the continent as the next frontier for expanding legal work. She has a law degree from Harvard Law School, and is qualified to practice law in D.C. and Maryland.
Jérémie is an advocate and a professor of human rights law. He is currently teaching at Roehampton Law School and his main area of research is focused on the interaction between international human rights, the protection of the environment and the emerging rights of nature. Jérémie advocates for the rights to land and natural resources of indigenous peoples’, he has served as a consultant for international organisations on indigenous peoples’ rights, including being invited to serve as an independent expert for the UN Expert Seminar on Treaties, Agreements and other Constructive Arrangements between States and Indigenous Peoples, served as a consultant for the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the UN Division for Inclusive Social Development. He also works with non-governmental organisations supporting human rights and environmental justice. He is an associate expert member of the Forest Peoples Programme, a board member of the Peoples Planet Project and a strategic advisor for the Clean Trade, and formerly was the vice-chair of the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs and member of Minority Rights Group International advisory board.
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.