Legal Associates - Class of 2011
Escarlata Baza Nunez
Escarlata Baza Nunez, a Spanish national, has been assigned to the Latin America and Caribbean practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency.
Escarlata has recently received an LLM from New York University in Corporate Law (2010) and participated in an exchange program at Columbia University (New York) where she studied International Financial Transactions. Escarlata holds a law degree from the University of Navarra and a diploma in Anglo-American Law and International Business Law (2009). She was a research assistant of Private International Law at the University of Navarra (Spain).
Escarlata worked as an adviser to the Permanent Mission of Spain before the United Nations (which work consisted of representing the Spanish delegation and assisting counselors of the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly (Legal Affairs and Terrorism) on the negotiation and adoption of resolutions during the course of the 65th session of the General Assembly, and on the preparation of official reports for the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation). Escarlata also worked as registrar’s assistant for the property public registry of Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and as a trainee in an English law firm, Bevan Brittan LLP, (London). Escarlata is a native Spanish speaker and is fluent in English and French. She is admitted to practice in Spain.
Escarlata first joined the Latin America and Caribbean practice group as a Legal Intern in 2010.
Charles Boudry, a Swiss national, has been assigned to the Africa practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency.
Charles received an LL.M. from Duke Law School in May 2011, having been selected as the Duke/Geneva LLM scholar for 2010-11. He also hold a Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology and History) from the University of Lausanne (2001) and a Master in Economic Law from the University of Geneva (2007). Charles first worked as an archaeologist for various projects, in Europe and Latin America (1999-2004). Then he joined the legal world and worked as a junior associate at the Swiss law firm Bär & Karrer AG (2007-2009) and as a research assistant in Comparative Law at the University of Geneva (2010). He is admitted to the Swiss Bar.
Sofia De Abreu Ferreira
Sofia De Abreu Ferreira, a Portuguese national, has been assigned to the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development and International Law practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency.
Sofia holds a law degree from the University of Lisbon (with honors) and a Masters degree from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), where she is also finishing her PhD in Law.
Sofia worked in the EU Affairs Unit of NASDAQ OMX and as a trainee lawyer in the EU and antitrust area of practice as well as the environmental law area of practice of one of the leading law firms in Portugal, Vieira de Almeida e Associados, R.L. Sofia has also been a Rapporteur in the EU-project "Legalization of Public Documents in the EU", conducted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Further, she has interned at the Governance and Legal Unit of DG Environment, European Commission (Brussels), the Division for Sustainable Development, Department for Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (New York) and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (London). Sofia is a native Portuguese speaker and is fluent in English, French, Italian and has good knowledge of Spanish.
Yelina Grados Salinas
Yelina Grados Salinas is a Peruvian national and has been assigned to the Institutional Administration practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency.
Yelina obtained her law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (2007). She was granted a scholarship from the Belgian Cooperation Agency to pursue her LL.M. in European Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights at the University of Liege, Belgium (2010). As a recipient of the German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship, Yelina obtained a certificate in Intellectual Property and Biotechnology linking law from the University of Giessen, Germany. Prior to joining the Bank, Yelina worked as a commissioner for the Ombudsman’s Office of Peru where she assisted with the development of different reports on the rights of children. She has worked in the legal department of Telefonica S.A.A., where she oversaw different litigation cases, as well as in the litigation area of a corporative law firm in Peru. In the public sector, Yelina has worked in the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru where she participated in the development and improvement of laws regarding the exploration and exploitation of natural gas resources as well as the protection of indigenous communities.
Yelina first joined the Institutional Administration practice group as a Legal Intern in 2010.
Thibaut Flavien Charles Happel
Thibaut Happel, a French national, has been assigned to the Cofinancing and Project Finance practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency.
Thibaut received a Master’s Degree from Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris (2010). Thibaut is also a graduate with First Class Honours (mention Très bien) from the Joint Master’s Degree in Economic Cooperation Law (Toulouse, Brussels, Laval universities) hosted at the National University of Vietnam (2009) and achieved the International Constitutional Law summer program of the University of Vienna (hosted by the Central European University in Budapest, 2010). Thibaut worked as a legal intern for the law firm Russin & Vecchi L.L.C. in Hanoi (2009), the Consulate General of France in Miami (2008) and the French Council of State in Paris (2007).
Thibaut first joined the Legal Operations Policy practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency as a Legal Intern in 2010.
Alexey Morozov, a Russian national, has been assigned to the Private Sector Development, Finance and Infrastructure practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency.
Alexey has received his first Masters degree from St. Petersburg State University in 2006. He received LL.M. in Energy Law and Policy from CEPMLP, University of Dundee as a Chevening scholar, he also received LL.M. in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Law from University of Houston as a Fulbright scholar.
Alexey has started his career at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation where he worked as an intern on issues related to accession of Russia to the WTO. Afterwards, while working at Russian regional law firm in St. Petersburg Alexey was involved in the process of liberalization of the Russian power sector, advising Russian electricity companies on legal and policy issues related to electricity market liberalization. After receiving his second Masters degree he worked as an intern at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels on the wide range of energy law and policy issues. Prior to joining the World Bank Alexey worked in Moscow at Russian law firm in the area of capital markets and project financing and as a private contractor for a British energy law firm.
Aristeidis Panou, a Greek national, has been assigned to the Africa practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency.
Aristeidis recently received an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from NYU School of Law (2010). He also holds an LL.M. in Public International Law (2008), and a LL.B. (2006) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. After obtaining his law degree, he worked at the legal department of one of the biggest telecommunications corporation in Greece and then at the law office of a professor of public law (2006-2008). During his studies at NYU, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, and he received a fellowship in International Law and Development.
Aristeidis first joined the Legal Vice Presidency as a Legal Intern in 2010.