Bretton Woods Law International Organisations Law

Our unique understanding of this complex area of law comes from having represented international civil servants and international organisations around the globe. Bretton Woods Law has unrivalled experience of the employment issues that face international civil servants working in international organisations. Such organisations enjoy a number of privileges and immunities that place them outside of the domestic laws of their member states. As such, employees do not have access to the same employment laws, courts and tribunals they would in national jurisdictions. Lawyers at BWL have appeared before most international administrative tribunals, including the World Bank Administrative Tribunal (‘WBAT’), the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (‘CSAT’) and the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (‘UNAT’).

From Tribunal advocacy (both first instance and appellate) to expert legal advice and redesigning the internal law of international organisations, each case is different. All the lawyers at BWL are well-versed in identifying the most suitable strategies for any given client



In addition to first instance fact-finding bodies, it is often possible to appeal decisions to Administrative Tribunals (or similar) either within the internal legal system of the International Organisations or to an external body recognised by the Organisation in question. We understand the strict rules of procedure that apply and that such appeals must be crafted to satisfy the unique requirements of these jurisdictions. The lawyers at Bretton Woods Law are specialist advocates with unrivalled experience of both written and oral pleadings in the employment law of the international organisations and have appeared before most International Administrative Tribunals around the world including the International Labour Organisation Administrative Tribunal (‘ILOAT’) in Geneva, the Asian Development Bank Administrative Tribunal (‘ADBAT’) in Manila, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Administrative Tribunal (‘EBRDAT’) in London and the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (‘UNAT’) in New York City.

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Where We Operate

Representation for international organisations all over the world

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