Remi Moncel, World Bank
Remi Moncel is Senior Counsel in the Environmental and International Law Practice Group of the World Bank. He advises World Bank colleagues and member countries on international and natural resources law and policy, including ocean- and blue economy-related issues.
Francois Bailet, DOALOS
Francois Bailet is a Senior Legal Officer at the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs Unit of the United Nations where he oversees the Capacity-Building and Trust Funds Unit of DOALOS, coordinates the Maritime Security Cluster as well as the marking of World Oceans Day by the United Nations System. He also works with developing States on building sustainable ocean-based economies within their ocean governance frameworks.
Blaise Kuemlangan, FAO
Blaise Kuemlangan is Chief of the Development Law Service of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). He leads his team of legal specialists to deliver FAO’s assistance work in food and agriculture law. Specialising in the Law of the Sea and fisheries law, he supports countries to enhance legislation on fisheries management, monitoring, control, surveillance and enforcement.
Talatu Akindolire, ISA
Talatu Akindolire is a Legal Officer at the Office of Legal Affairs in the International Seabed Authority, Kingston, Jamaica. She is a qualified lawyer with over 14 years of legal experience. Prior to joining the Authority in 2018, she worked at the Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria as a principal legal officer within the International and Comparative Law department, under the international trade, ocean, and maritime law divisions. She obtained her master’s from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, and has written and published papers on international trade and ocean law.
Margaret Young, MLS
Margaret Young PhD, LLM, BA, LLB (Hons) is a Professor at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. Her award-winning research spans public international law, the law of the sea, international trade law, climate change, and environmental law. In 2021, she was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.
Martin Ndende, CDMO
Martin Ndende is Professor of Law and Director of the Maritime and Oceanic Law Centre (CDMO) at the University of Nantes in France. An internationally recognized expert with 30 years of experience, Professor Ndende specializes in commercial law, the law of the sea, and maritime transport.
Moderated by Christina Leb, World Bank
Christina Leb works as Senior Counsel at the Environment and International Law Practice Group of the World Bank where she advises on public international law and environmental law with a focus on ocean and freshwater governance.