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The legal challenges of starting up an international institution, in particular one as complex as a multilateral development bank, are considerable. Peter Quayle (AIIB) explores the innovations afforded by the Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), considers what is needed from institutional lawyers to build an effective international organization, and draws conclusions about the AIIB’s potential to boost Asia’s connectivity and economic development.

Detail Summary
Date 12 April 2019
Time 12:00 - 13:00

The Speaker

Peter Quayle is Chief Counsel, Corporate at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and member of the management team of the Office of the General Counsel. He is formerly Associate Director, Senior Counsel of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Legal Advisor of the Office of Foreign Litigation, Civil Division European Office, of the US Department of Justice. He was educated at the Universities of Oxford and London and is a solicitor of England and Wales. He is an accredited mediator, Visiting Professor of International Organizations Law at Peking University Law School and Editor of the AIIB Yearbook of International Law.

 

Introduction and Moderation

Dr. Geraldo Vidigal (Amsterdam Law School)

 

Practicalities

The lecture will take place at the Amsterdam School of Law, building REC A, room A2.09, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, Amsterdam.