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Legal Associates Program - Class of 2010

 

ElHadj


Kamel Aït El Hadj

Kamel Aït El Hadj, a French national, has been assigned to the Africa Practice Group of the Legal Vice Presidency. Kamel holds an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (2007), an M.A. in Comparative Law from Panthéon-Assas University, Paris (2005), an LL.B., Cum Laude (2003) and an M.A. in International Business Law, Cum Laude (2004) from the Paris Descartes University. Additionally, Kamel recently pursued a master’s degree in management at Harvard University (2010).  Kamel worked for 2 years as an associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, Paris, and as a consultant at Deloitte, Luxembourg. Kamel is licensed in New York and has gotten exposure to a wide array of corporate and finance matters, both on a contentious and a non-contentious angle.


Giovanni Bo

Giovanni Bo

Giovanni Bo, an Italian national has been assigned to Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development and International Law Practice Group of the Legal Vice Presidency. Giovanni, a foreign-trained attorney admitted to practice law in the State of New York, is a graduate with highest honors from the LL.M. program in International and Comparative Law at The George Washington University Law School (2009). Giovanni also holds an advanced degree (Laurea Specialistica), Magna Cum Laude, in law from University of Bologna, Italy (2007), a Certificate in Legal Studies from University College London (2004), and an LL.B., Magna Cum Laude, from University of Genoa (2004). He has worked as a member of the Public Sector Governance Team at the World Bank conducting qualitative and quantitative research on projects in support of Anti-Corruption Agencies (2010) and as a legal researcher and volunteer at Human Rights Watch researching issues related to massive violations of human rights and refugee law (2009). Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Giovanni worked at the European Commission, in Brussels, where he assisted in the negotiations of various legislative instruments in the field of judicial cooperation in criminal matters.


Gamila Kassem

Gamila Kassem

Gamila Kassem, an Egyptian and French national, has been assigned to the Latin America and Caribbean Practice Group of the Legal Vice Presidency. Gamila recently received an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a business degree from Wharton Business School (2010). Gamila holds a Maitrise in Business Law from Panthéon Sorbonne University, Paris (2003), an LL.B. in Egyptian Law from Cairo University Law School (2003), a Masters in International Business Law from Montpellier University Law School (2004) and a diploma in Private International Law from the Hague Academy of International Law (2003). Gamila worked at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, in 2007 where she reviewed and drafted agendas for procedural decisions and for the scrutiny of awards. She also worked at the World Trade Organization in Geneva analyzing and researching different aspects of the GATS agreement. Subsequently, she joined Baker & McKenzie for two years working primarily on arbitration cases and project finance. Gamila, a native Arabic and French speaker, fluent in English and Spanish is admitted to the Egyptian Bar (2003) and the Paris Bar (2005).


Xin Liu

Xin Liu

Xin Liu, a national from China has been assigned to the Co-financing and Project Finance Practice Group of the Legal Vice Presidency.  Xin holds an LL.B. in Law (2006) and an M.A. in International Law (2008) from Renmin University of China, Beijing. Xin spent half a year as an exchange student at the City University of Hong Kong studying International Trade Law (2004) and one year as an exchange student at the Helsinky University, studying International Arbitration (2008).  After receiving his master degree, Xin worked in a leading Chinese law firm, Haiwen & Partners, Beijing, for more than two years (2008-2010) in the areas of dispute resolution and general commercial matters.


Malik

Mahwush Mushtaq Malik

Mahwush Mushtaq Malik, a British and Pakistani national, has been assigned to the East Asia and Pacific and South Asia Practice Group of the Legal Vice Presidency. Mahwush has a legal foundation in common law and Islamic law jurisprudence. She is a graduate from the Georgetown University Law Center with an LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation (2009). Mahwush also holds an LL.B. (J.D. Equivalent) from Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan (2007), and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (1996). Mahwush’s most recent work experience includes a position as a short term consultant at Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, Washington DC, and as a corporate associate at Surridge & Beecheno, Karachi.


Wen Zhou

Wen Zhou

Wen Zhou, a national from China has been assigned to the Private Sector Development, Finance and Infrastructure Practice Group of the Legal Vice Presidency. Wen recently completed a Ph. D. in International Law at the Peking University Law School (July 2010). Wen is a graduate with First Class Honours (mention très bien) from the Post-graduate Diploma Programme “The Law in Europe” of Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris (2008). She also holds a Certificate of Master Programme on International Human Rights (2006), jointly organized by Lund University, Sweden, and Peking University, China, and an LL.B. from the Peking University Law School (2003). She was awarded a doctoral scholarship by the Hague Academy of International Law (2009). Wen has been dedicated herself to the career of law and international development, with a very strong interest in the promotion of good governance and social justice. Wen worked for one year as Project Coordinator for a governmental cooperation project between China and Canada on "Promoting Anti-Discrimination in China". In 2008, she worked as an intern in the Division for Gender Equality of UNESCO Headquarter and later in International Labour Organization Office in France. Prior to joining the Bank, she was Assistant Professor of International Law at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.


 




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