Thierry Berger is an Associate at International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and SCLEG Affiliate. He is a dual qualified English solicitor and French lawyer and worked for global law firms for ten years specialising in, among other things, international litigation and arbitration. He has re-focused his career to make a contribution to addressing global development and environmental issues and undertook an LLM Programme in Global Environment and Climate Change Law at the University of Edinburgh. He has contributed to IIED’s work on investment law and arbitration, and to the organisation of a series of Legal Tools webinars. He has co-authored a number of key publications including ‘Guide to due diligence of agribusiness projects that affect land and property rights’; 'Responsible governance of tenure and the law. A guide for lawyers and other legal service providers'; ‘Trends in global land use investment: implications for legal empowerment’; ‘Rural producer agency and agricultural value chains: What role for socio-legal empowerment?’ and BENELEX training modules for indigenous peoples' and local communities' advocates and lawyers. He is currently supporting a coalition of CSOs in Guinea to harmonise Guinea’s mining and land legislation with international human rights standards; he is part of the team involved in the Empowering Producers in Commercial Agriculture (EPIC) project and also working on an AFD-funded project concerning Special Economic Zones.
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