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



The prospect of engaging with the grievance committees, Boards of Appeal or Administrative Tribunals of international organisations can be a daunting prospect. It is a situation made worse by the inequality of arms of the parties such that one may have no legal training, whilst the other will have the benefit of a team of lawyers, HR and other support staff. The lawyers at Bretton Woods Law are here to redress this balance by providing robust and effective assistance and representation during employment disputes in international organisations.

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.

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Representation for international organisations all over the world

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