Helping to achieve sustainable development and economic success through improved governance
Expert advice on sanctions proceedings on projects funded by International Organisations
Proven experience helping International Civil Servants with their employment issues
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Bretton Woods Law (“BWL”) is a public international law set of barristers Chambers that focuses on the Rule of Law, including Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law (“IHL”) and International Organisations Law. International governmental organisations, such as the United Nations, the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, are bodies whose membership is normally comprised of sovereign states and which are created by means of multilateral treaties. They enjoy a number of privileges and immunities, including immunity from legal suit and, as such, they have adopted and abide by their own internal legal systems. BWL has practised Rule of Law, IHL International Organisations Law around the world, which has resulted in unrivalled knowledge and experience, resulting in well-founded and clear advice. All members of Chambers are members of The BWL Rule of Law and International Humanitarian Law Teams and all are experts in these complementary legal disciplines. Bretton Woods Law’s expertise covers seven distinct aspects:
Rule of Law and International Humanitarian Law – The BWL Rule of Law Team offers a service to States and non-state entities known as The Rule of Law Formula. The service on offer is sophisticated, established and effective, but nonetheless discreet and flexible. The BWL IHL Team has emerged as an independent body from the Rule of Law Team that provides expert advice, advocacy and training globally on all aspects of IHL to governments, organisations and other entities, leading to the award if appropriate of The BWL IHL Certification.
The Sanctions Mechanisms at the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) – a proven track record in dealing with fraud and corruption issues on Multilateral Development Bank funded projects that could lead to possible sanctions and most importantly an ability to achieve meaningful results.
MDB Debarment Avoidance Services – Bretton Woods Law has a series of Multilateral Development Bank Debarment Avoidance Services which give companies confidence and security when working on projects funded by Multilateral Development Banks: the risk of debarment, as a result of an often unforeseen sanctionable practice, is substantially reduced.
Employment Disputes Within International Governmental Organisations – first-hand experience of international governmental organisations’ HR and legal departments and how they operate, combined with an unparalleled understanding of International Administrative Law (the employment law of international organisations), has created a vital resource for International Civil Servants of all levels.
Alternative Dispute Resolution within International Governmental Organisations – mediation and arbitration are both forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) and lawyers at Bretton Woods Law offer a full International ADR Services known as “iADRs”.
Public International law Consultancy Service – bespoke advice to international organisations, government departments, non-governmental organisations, funds and companies, founded on a comprehensive understanding of law and practice.
Bretton Woods Law places great importance on client care and service, with every client being treated as an individual. An empathetic and precise manner allows Bretton Woods Law to tailor its approach and offerings to the particular individual client, State, organisation or entity.