Howard Mann International Law
Howard Mann  International Law

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HOWARD MANN

 

15 Chemin de la Station, Chelsea, Quebec, Canada, J9B1P6
(613) 286-5383; howardlmann@gmail.com; hmann@iisd.ca

CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL:     

Citizenship:    Canadian

Languages:    English, French

 

LEGAL PRACTICE

1999–present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015- present

Senior International Law Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada

  • Senior Legal Advisor on international investment law and sustainable development to
    leading Canadian research and policy institute on sustainable development
  • 2000–2009: Initiated and managed Investment and Sustainable Development program
    (www.iisd.org/investment)

 

Senior Advisor to the Secretariat, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable

  • Senior Advisor on strategy and policy
  • Lead on international project on tax base erosion and profit shifting in the mining sector

1993–present

Private practice specializing in international law

  • Private practice specializing in international law consulting services
  • Clients have included the Government of Canada, international organizations, national
    and international non-governmental organizations

RELATED APPOINTMENTS AND EXPERIENCE

2015

The E15 Initiative:

  • Strengthening the global trade and investment system for sustainable development, Task Force on Investment Policy, a combined project of the World Economic Forum and International Centre Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva, 2015

2012-2015

University of Dundee

  • Honorary Associate, Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management, Centre for Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, appointment of the University Senate.

2009–2011

International Bar Association, Mining Law Committee

  • Member of the Administrative Committee for the development of the Model Mining Development Agreement for use in developing countries

PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Senior advisor to Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable
    Development in transition process for IISD to become the IGF Secretariat, and on strategy and policy direction; major project manager.

  • Development of direct legal advisory service to 3 of the BRICS countries on international investment treaties and domestic investment law.

  • Provides legal and policy advice to developing country governments on investment treaty negotiations, now numbering over 80 governments, 2005–present.

  • Lead consulting lawyer, Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), preparation of SADC Model Bilateral Investment Treaty Template and Commentary, 2010-2012.

  • Lead, SADC/IISD Training Programme, Negotiating International Investment Treaties, Pretoria, 30 July-3 August 2012.

  • Provides legal advice to several developing country governments on domestic laws relating to foreign investment, in particular in Africa, 2010-present.

  • Member of advisory team to Government of Ecuador, Ministerio de Recursos Naturales no Renovables, Proyecto de Diseño de Contrato Minero (Model National Mine Development Contract project), June-October 2010.

  • Member of the Drafting Committee and the Administrative Committee for the development of the International Bar Association’s Model Mining Development Agreement for use in developing countries, 2009-2011.

  • Prepared a briefing paper for Prof. John Ruggie, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General for Business and Human Rights, entitled International Investment Agreements, Business and Human Rights: Key Issues and Opportunities; ongoing participation in related expert advisory meetings on the resulting “Responsible Contracting” project, 2007–2011.

EDUCATION

1985–1988

London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom, Ph.D., joint degree in international law and international relations

1983-1984

London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom, LL.M, international law

1982-1983

Barreau du Quebec, Bar Admission Course

1979-1982

McGill University, Faculty of Law, Montreal, Canada , Bachelor of Civil Law

1975-1978

Concordia University, Montreal Canada, Bachelor of Arts, Cum laude

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • "Closing panel, debate on Legitimacy Deficit in Arbitrations Involving States", Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage, Annual Conference, Zurich, January 2016

  • “Salient Legal Issues in the Substantive Standards of Protection in CETA”, McGill University Faculty of Law, Conference on the Canada – EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, November 1, 2014

  • “Community Engagement – Frameworks and Approaches”, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development, , 20 October 2014

  • “The MMDA and International Best Practices for the Mining Industry”, Mining in Africa: Opportunities and Legal Challenges, International Bar Association, Dar es Salaam, 8 September 2014

  • “Bilateral Investment Treaties, Mining and National Champions: Making it Work”, Ad Hoc Experts Group Meeting: Bilateral Investment Treaties and National Champions, 18 February, 2014

  • Workshop on International Investment Treaties & China 2013, Shanghai Consultative Centre on the World Trade Organization,, 11 November, 2013

  • “Preparing for Mining Contract Negotiations”, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development, 28 October 2013

  • “Do We Need Investment Treaties?”, International Law Student’s Association, International Law Weekend, October 2013, Fordham University, New York.

  • “Where Public Meets Private: International Law and the Dynamic Interpretation of Treaties in the Context of the Draft UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency”, VALE Columbia Centre on Sustainable International Investment, February 2013, New York.

  • “Is There a Need to Rebalance the Investor-State Relationship?, Seventh Columbia International Investment Conference, VALE Columbia Centre on Sustainable International Investment, November 2012, New York.

  • “Whether to Protect Investment from Tax Increases? Stabilization and Fiscal Arrangements in a Sustainable Development Context”, Dundee University Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Annual Mining Seminar (“Minerals Taxation and Sustainable Development”), June 2012, London.

  • “Integrating Corporate Standards Into International Investment Treaties”, Kings College, University of London, Conference on Embedding Human Rights into Investment Treaties, May 2011, London.

  • “The International Bar Association’s Model Mining Development Agreement (MMDA)”, Dundee University Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Annual Mining Seminar (“Minerals and Mining: What Role in a Sustainable Future?”), May 2011, Dundee, Scotland.

  • “The New Gold Rush: Foreign Investment in Developing Country Natural Resources”, American Bar Association Section on International Law, April 2011, Washington D.C.

 

A full list of publications and conference papers is available on request.

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