World Bank Lecture on Anti-Corruption Law


Pavillon Chancellor-Day NCDH 312, 3644, rue Peel, Montréal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Le club étudiant McGill International Law Society accueille Michelle Ratpan et Robert Delonis, deux spécialistes du contentieux à la Banque mondiale. Les deux conférenciers ont une vaste expérience internationale dans le contentieux et la négociation, et parleront du cadre juridique de la Banque mondiale dans la lutte contre la corruption et la fraude dans les projets de développement.

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Biographies (en anglais seulement)

Robert Delonis is a Senior Litigation Specialist in the World Bank Group Integrity Vice Presidency (INT). He advises INT investigators regarding their inquiries into allegations of fraud, corruption, collusion, and coercion affecting World Bank–supported activities; argues resulting sanctions cases in the World Bank Group's administrative sanctions system; and leads the negotiation of settlements in cases where an amicable resolution is pursued. Prior to the formation of INT's Special Litigation Unit, he was a core team member on INT's Detailed Implementation Review of the India Health Sector, and a team member (and, briefly, acting head) of INT's Voluntary Disclosure Program. Before joining INT in 2006, he practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of a multinational law firm, focusing on civil litigation. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and New York University School of Law.

Michelle Ratpan (McGill Law alumna) works as a Litigation Specialist for the Special Litigation Unit in the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT). In this capacity, Michelle works as an attorney with several teams of investigators examining allegations of corruption, fraud, collusion, obstruction and/or coercion and bringing these matters before a Sanctions Board within the World Bank. Michelle’s work includes investigations in several regions of the world including the Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia and South Asia Regions. Michelle has traveled to Russia, Serbia, Moldova, France, Denmark, India and Bangladesh as part of INT’s investigations.