The United Nations’ top lawyer was a hit with attendees at a special function during Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) recent inaugural Legal Week in Beijing.

About 100 invited attendees from law firms, academic institutions and business, as well as GCs from regional and global financial institutions turned out to hear a law lecture from UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel Miguel de Serpa Soares titled “The necessity of co-operation between international organizations”.

More than twenty GCs and a number of other senior lawyers at international financial institutions (IFIs) and national authorities attended the Legal Week, including: Marie-Anne Birken (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development); Heikki Cantell (Nordic Investment Bank); Nikolay Chernenkiy (International Investment Bank); Jan De Bel (Council of Europe Development Bank); Pascale Hélène Dubois (World Bank); David Eatough (European Stability Mechanism); Olga Glukhova (Eurasian Development Bank); Raul R. Herrera (Green Climate Fund); Yan Liu (International Monetary Fund); Gene Soon Park (Credit Guarantee & Investment Facility); Gerard Sanders (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank); Michail Spanopoulos (Black Sea Trade and Development Bank); Christopher Stephens (Asian Development Bank); Rutger De Witt Wijnen (Global Fund); Paul Yuen (Monetary Authority of Singapore); and Kin-chung Boyce Yung (Department of Justice, Hong Kong SAR).

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