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Meg Kinnear

Secretary-General, ICSID
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Ms. Meg Kinnear is a Vice President of the World Bank Group and the Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). As Secretary-General, she oversees a staff of 70 people, administering more than 300 investment arbitrations each year. Ms. Kinnear was formerly the Senior General Counsel and Director General of the Trade Law Bureau of Canada. In November 2002, Ms.Read more

Ms. Meg Kinnear is a Vice President of the World Bank Group and the Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). As Secretary-General, she oversees a staff of 70 people, administering more than 300 investment arbitrations each year. Ms. Kinnear was formerly the Senior General Counsel and Director General of the Trade Law Bureau of Canada. In November 2002, Ms. Kinnear was also named Chair of the Negotiating Group on Dispute Settlement for the Free Trade of the Americas Agreement. From October 1996 to April 1999, Ms. Kinnear was Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of Justice of Canada. Prior to this, Ms. Kinnear was Counsel at the Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Department of Justice (from June 1984 to October 1996).

Ms. Kinnear is called to the Bar of Ontario (1984) and the Bar of the District of Columbia (1982). She received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Queen’s University in 1978; a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from McGill University in 1981; and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Virginia in 1982.

Ms. Kinnear is currently Editor-in-Chief of the ICSID Review and has published numerous articles on international investment law and procedure and is a frequent speaker on these topics. She is also a co-author of Investment Disputes under NAFTA (published in 2006 and updated in 2008 & 2009), Federal Court Practice (1988-1990, 1991-1992, and 1993-2009 annually) and 1995 Crown Liability and Proceedings Act Annotated (1994).

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