Mohamed R. Badissy


As an International Attorney-Advisor in the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) within the Office of the General Counsel, Mohamed advises post-conflict and emerging countries on legal reforms aimed at improving the environment for trade and investment. Mohamed currently serves as the lead program attorney for global initiatives on energy and finance.

Mohamed manages a team of attorneys and program specialists at CLDP whose work includes assisting governments in the drafting of model contracts, comparative analysis of their existing legal systems and reform of their legislative frameworks. Mohamed leads international legal programs on Infrastructure Finance, Energy Projects, Contract Risk and International Arbitration. Mohamed primarily advises foreign governments, including the governments of Argentina, Afghanistan, Chile, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda. Mohamed is a frequent speaker on unconventional energy production, power contracts and risk mitigation in frontier markets. He also serves as an advisor for rule of law initiatives led by multilateral international organizations the World Bank, OECD, G8 and African Development Bank.

Prior to joining CLDP, Mohamed was a member of the International Dispute Resolution and Public International Law practice groups at Latham & Watkins LLP in New York and Dubai. His practice focused on counseling private and sovereign parties on disputes involving transboundary resources, upstream and downstream energy projects, expropriation and project finance. Mohamed also served as a law clerk to the Honorable William H. Walls of the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. Mohamed received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Law where he graduated with High Honors, Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers.

Last updated: 2015-02-25 13:14

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