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Our Team

Eva van der Merwe

Eva van der Merwe

Executive Director

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.

Steph Muchai

Steph Muchai

Programme Director for Governance and Anti-Corruption

Steph Muchai is admitted to the Roll of Advocates, at the High Court of Kenya, and is a member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Board and Steering Committee.

Megan Musni

Megan Musni

Anti-Corruption Legal Manager

Megan is a qualified lawyer in the Philippines with six years of experience working in the Philippines' Supreme Court where she lectured and managed a number of judiciary reform programs, including on the Code of Conduct for Public Officials.

Michael Durst

Michael Durst

Special Advisor Fiscal Reform

Michael Durst is a retired US tax practitioner, an author on international taxation and developing countries, a former government official and a law professor, and a Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD).

Alexandra Kyerematen

Alexandra Kyerematen

Legal Fellow

Alexandra is a dual American-Ghanaian citizen with extensive global health and development experience. 

Cakil Guldal

Cakil Guldal

Research Fellow

Cakil is a qualified lawyer in Turkey with experience in public law and civil rights litigation. She holds an LLM degree in Public Law from Bahcesehir University and an LLM degree in Transnational Law from King’s College London.

John Bush

John Bush

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.

Oliver Windridge

Oliver Windridge

Senior Director (Governance and Anti-Corruption)

Oliver Windridge is an international lawyer with over 15 years’ experience specialising in anti-corruption, business and human rights, sanctions, international human rights, and international criminal law.

Maria Cristina Mundin

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.

James Somerville

James Somerville

Senior Content Editor

James edits ILP's blog posts and other content. He studied Law at the University of Oxford, before completing a Master’s degree in Philosophy at King’s College London, with a focus on political philosophy.

Tayná Lemos

Tayná Lemos

Legal Fellow

Tayná is a qualified lawyer in Brazil who works as a consultant on Human Rights and International Environmental Law.

Mandy Ma

Mandy Ma

Legal Fellow

Mandy Ma is a qualified solicitor of England and Wales and recently graduated from Energy and Natural Resources Law LLM at Queen Mary University of London.

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