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Legal Associates - Class of 2012

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Aimona Tashieva

Aimona Tashieva has been assigned to the Latin America and Caribbean, and Europe and Central Asia practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency.

Aimona has an LL.M. degree in International Business Law (2010) and an LL.M. degree in US Law & Government (2011), both received from American University Washington College of Law.  Aimona also holds an MA degree in Interdisciplinary Studies focused on Political Science and Economics from the University of Montana (2009).  She received her first law degree (LL.B.—JD equivalent) from the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (2005), which is accredited both in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation.  In 2006, Aimona attended the European University at St. Petersburg, Russia, as an international visiting fellow. 

Aimona worked for the World Bank’s Inspection Panel, and assisted its Secretariat in analyzing and researching issues related to safeguard compliance of various World Bank-financed projects.  Aimona also consulted for the Asian Development Bank’s Compliance Review Panel in its investigation case related to an ADB-funded project.  Prior to joining the Inspection Panel, Aimona worked for the World Bank’s Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, and conducted a research on microfinance and banking legislation of Central Asian countries.

While pursuing her LL.M. degrees at American University Washington College of Law, Aimona worked as a Dean’s Fellow for the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.  Aimona also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Montana, where she designed and taught an interdisciplinary course on challenges facing civil society in former Soviet Union countries.  Prior to her experiences in the US, Aimona worked as an Assistant Lawyer for the Human Rights Advocacy Center in Osh, Southern Kyrgyzstan.

Aimona is a native Kyrgyz speaker, and is fluent in Russian and English.


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Alejandra Nunez

Alejandra Nunez has been assigned to the Private Sector Development, Finance and Infrastructure practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency.

Alejandra holds a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) and a Masters of Law (LL.M.) degrees from Harvard Law School, and a law degree (LL.B.) from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

Alejandra worked as an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Environment & Energy Group in San Francisco, and was a member of the firm’s Airport and Aviation Practice.  At MoFo she was involved in drafting and negotiating lease and use and concession agreements for the privatization of the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  She also represented a US-based environmental organization in connection with a REDD project in the Bolivian Amazon and a land transaction to create an ecological corridor in Northern Kenya. 

As part of her doctoral degree, Alejandra worked as an intern at UNESCO’s World Water Assessment Programme, where she drafted sections of the Second World Water Development Report.  She was also a research fellow at Stanford University’s Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, where she wrote on the economic, legal, and political issues affecting foreign investment in independent power production (IPP) projects in Mexico.

Alejandra is a native Spanish speaker, is fluent in English and French, and has basic knowledge of Portuguese.  She is licensed to practice in California, Mexico, and New York.


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Hanna Jang

Hanna Jang has been assigned to the Environmental and International Law practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency.

Hanna has recently received a MALD degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (German ERP Fellowship), where she was a teaching assistant and awarded the West Publishing Law Prize for excellence in law-related courses. She obtained her law degree from Bucerius Law School (Germany) as a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation and also studied at the law faculties of Seoul National University (South Korea) and King's College London (UK).

Hanna Jang interned with the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in Geneva during the annual session of the Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Division of the South Korean Ministry of Justice in Seoul, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Cambodia and the Republic of Georgia, international law firms in Munich/Hamburg, Singapore and New York as well as the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in New York. Most recently, she worked as an associate in the dispute resolution practice of an international law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, in Frankfurt.

Hanna Jang is a native German speaker and is fluent in English and Korean. She is admitted to practice in Germany.


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Henri J. Nkuepo

Henri J. Nkuepo has been assigned to the Africa and Middle East and North Africa practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency.

Henri, a Cameroonian national, does research on the regulation of the international trade in natural resource and the environment and human rights protections. He recently received an LL.M. in International Trade Law and International Payment Systems from the University of the Western Cape (2010) and was awarded (runner-up) the South African Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition in the LL M Category. He holds an LL.B. from the University of Yaoundé (2008) and a certificate, with distinction, on Trade and Environment from the World Trade Organization (2011). During the academic year 2011-2012 Henri visited the University of Iowa’s college of law as a research scholar where he worked on different research projects including topics such as international trade law, International Business Transactions, International Negotiations, Trade and Environment, international litigations and transnational legal process.

Henri has worked with number of organizations; as a research intern with the South African Human Rights Commission (2011) and the Community Law Centre (2009) and as a volunteer with the South African Red Cross Society (2009) and the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (2009). In 2010, he was a research assistant at the faculty of law of the University of the Western Cape.

He is an Associate fellow of the Center for International Sustainable Development Law (2011 – 2013), McGill University, a Daily Iowan Guest Columnist (University of Iowa), the founder of African Trade Law Expertise and the author and editor of Africa’s Trade law Newsletters. Henri has written and published in the area of international trade law, economic integration in Africa, socioeconomic rights, gender equality and trade and environment, SSRN page.


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Matthew Moorhead

Matthew Moorhead, an Australian national, has been assigned to the Concessional Finance practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency.

Matthew recently completed a LL.M. from New York University, where he was a Vanderbilt Scholar and an International Finance & Development Fellow. His focus at New York University was public international law and constitutional law. He also holds a law degree and a degree in international relations from the Australian National University. A year of his law degree was completed at the University of Oxford.

Previously, Matthew worked as a judicial associate (or clerk) to a justice of the High Court of Australia, and as a solicitor at a leading commercial law firm in Sydney. Before joining the Legal Associates program, Matthew worked as a consultant on the World Bank Legal Review and the Global Forum for Law, Justice and Development.


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Matthieu Bonvoisin

Matthieu Bonvoisin has been assigned to the Africa and Middle East and North Africa practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency.

Matthieu has recently received a Master degree from Paris I – La Sorbonne University in English and North-American Business Law (2012). He also holds a Dual degree in French and American Business Law from University of Cergy-Pontoise (France).

Matthieu first joined the Private Sector Development, Finance and Infrastructure practice group of the Legal Vice-Presidency as a Legal Intern in 2011 where he worked on International Bankruptcy Law issues, on the concept of a new global partnership on Law, Justice, and Development, on a Public-Private Partnership contract related to IT development and on drafting a Grant Agreement for an investment lending project.

Previously, in 2010, he worked for the Senior Legal Advisor, the Economic Department, the Press and Communication Office, the Service of Nuclear Affairs and the Science and Technology Service of the French Embassy in Washington DC, building valuable experience in judicial, economic and diplomatic relations between France and the United States.


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Omri Sender

Omri Sender has been assigned to the Concessional Finance practice group of the Legal Vice Presidency.

Omri recently earned an LL.M. degree in International Legal Studies from New York University (2012), where he studied as a Hugo Grotius Scholar of International Law. He also holds an LL.M. in Commercial Law and an LL.B. (both magna cum laude) from the University of Tel Aviv (2009). During his studies he served as an editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics and the journal Theoretical Inquires in Law.

Omri's work experience as a lawyer spans both the public and private sectors. He clerked at the Supreme Court of the State of Israel, and was later an Associate in a leading corporate law firm in Tel Aviv specializing in international transactions and capital markets regulation. He moreover worked for the International Law Commission of the United Nations in its Sixty-Fourth Session, and interned for the United States Congress Committee on Government Oversight and Reform. In addition, Omri served as the Associate Editor of the high-level position paper 'Managing Global Migration: A Strategy for Immigration Policy in Israel' (2009), after researching comparative constitutional aspects of immigration law as a guest scholar at the Dusseldorf Institute for Foreign and Security Policy of the Heinrich Heine University School of Law. He is a native Hebrew speaker and is fluent in English. Omri was admitted to the Israel Bar in 2010.




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