Visiting Researchers 2015-2016

0763213André Rainho das Neves is a visiting researcher at Institute of Global Law & Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School and a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo (USP). He holds a MSc in Political Economy of Late Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of São Paulo (USP). He was also an exchange student at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (UC), in Portugal, during his undergraduate studies. He is interested in the broad relationship between legal institutions and economic and social development, and has been focusing his research work on the impact of capital markets regulations on Brazilian economic performance and overall development. He worked as capital markets lawyer in relevant Brazilian law firms and as T.A. in several courses at the University of São Paulo (USP).


36004683_melo_-_headshotLílian M. Monteiro Cintra de Melo is both a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of São Paulo Law School (USP).  Her Bachelor of Laws work at USP included a yearlong sojourn (2009/2010) at the Institut d`Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po, Paris).  Previously, along with serving as a USP teaching assistant, she coordinated the activities of USP’s “Law and Poverty” Research Group, which focuses especially on public policies related to the right to health and education, analyzing how legal structures may bear upon Brazil’s social inequality and poverty.  She worked as an associate attorney at PG Law, practicing Human Rights for Business and Corporate Governance.  Her research field is Law and Development, with an emphasis on Internet Regulation.  Her current research seeks to develop critical reflections on the new Brazilian legal framework that aim to regulate Internet development.


Sergio Anzola (Visiting Researcher)

Sergio Anzola is a PhD candidate at Universidad de Los Andes School of Law. He obtained his LLB at Los Andes in 2002 and holds an LLM on Public International Law from the University of Helsinki (2010). He teaches the course on legal ethics at Los Andes and is part of a research project on gender and inequality. He has published articles on foreign investment law, the constitutionalization of international law, legal education in Colombia and the Inter-American Human Rights System. Before starting his academic career he worked on International Human Rights. He was an intern at the Center for Justice and International Law; he has worked for the Colombian Presidential Program on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, the Colombian Ministry of Defense, and served as a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court.


Microsoft Word - CV_Briales, Eugenio_es.docEugenio Briales Gómez-Tarragona is a research scholar with the Institute of Global Law & Policy at Harvard Law School, a member of the World Bank Insolvency and Creditor/Debtor Regimes Task Force, which revises the Bank’s Principles and Standard in this area, and a member of the Class IV of rising star delegates to the International Insolvency Institute’s NextGen Leadership Program. He is also a Fellow with the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard Law School and a Senior Fellow at the Georgetown Institute of International Economic Law. In these various capacities, Briales’ work explores issues pertaining to modern policy-making processes as well as legislative, regulatory, judicial, and fiscal frameworks for business financing and revitalization at the interface of the public and private sectors, with a special focus on corporate restructuring, business bankruptcy, cross-border lending, securitisation, and governance of the Euro-zone. Briales has had extensive experience over the last decade of law and policy-making within international organizations, international financial institutions, and the European Union (EU), working at the International Monetary Fund, the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, the Organization of American States, the International Trade Law Division of the United Nations, and the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU. In addition, he was formerly legal counsel at Citigroup, where he worked on the EU regulatory framework and enforcement regime for financial markets and investment services. Briales holds a Law degree from Complutense University and degrees in Securities, Financial Regulation, and Public Policy from Georgetown University, where he was recently named Global Teaching Fellow.


Marlese Von Broemsen (Visiting Researcher)

Marlese Von Broembsen has a background in both law and development. A Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Law and Society, she lectures in the Law Faculty, where she has convened an interdisciplinary Masters in Social Justice since 2009.

After qualifying as an attorney, Marlese worked grassroots with informal businesses for four years and subsequently engaged in research and policy work on the informal economy and small business development. She was a partner in a consultancy based in Cape Town and Kenya and after completing a Masters in Development Studies, taught Social Policy at the Institute for Social Development, University of the Western Cape. Thereafter, she worked for the Graduate School of Business, UCT as the lead researcher for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Her focus has shifted from the informal economy to the political economy of work and more particularly to work in the context of global chains. She writes on labour law and development, the informal economy, and on value chains. Marlese has started her PhD at the University of Cape Town and is a David and Elaine Potter Fellow. In 2015 she completed her at LLM at Harvard Law School, as a Harvard-South Africa Fellow. She serves on UCT’s committee on Poverty and Inequality, and is part of a project on Unemployment and Labour Markets in the Economics Faculty, UCT, as well as a global project on Law and Informality, convened by Harvard Lecturers, Marty Chen and Prof. Lucie White. Her passion is to start a research and teaching focus on economic justice in partnership with the UCT’s Economics Faculty.


Jiminez-Macias Photo[3]Ignacio Jiménez Macías was born in Madrid in 1974, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1997. He then started his post-graduate studies in Administrative Law and obtained his Master´s Degree in 2000.

Ignacio was admitted into the bar in Madrid in 2001. Since then, he has worked for law firms and financial entities as a tax lawyer. Ignacio is now a Ph.D. candidate from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. His field of research now is completely different from his administrative law subjects in 2000. Ignacio has decided to take advantage of his tax lawyer experience and his years working for financial institutions. Consequently, the subject of his research is now International Tax Policy.


pablo_chicoPablo Chico has a PhD in Law and is a full Professor of Tax Law at Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid) where he’s currently the Director of the Department of Public Law and Political Science. Master in Business Administration & Tax Advisory. Member of the Spanish Taxpayer´s Defense Council (Treasury Department). Researcher of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, an organization attached to the Spanish Treasury Department which responds to the need for reform of financial and tax institutions through research, economic and legal study in matters relating to public income and expenditure. A partner of community legal services, Pablo Chico de la Cámara is also the author of more than 200 publications on international taxation, sports taxation, environmental taxation and tax evasion besides monographs, specialized reviews and book chapters.