Barrister at Law
Mr Alex Haines, a French-British national, is a barrister based in London specialising in the internal law of international organisations. He regularly appears and litigates before International Administrative Tribunals (e.g. the United Nations Appeals Tribunal and the Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank); and (ii) International Sanctions Boards (e.g. the World Bank Sanctions Board and the Asian Development Bank’s Integrity Oversight Committee) in London, Washington DC, New York City, Geneva and Manila. Mr Haines is a member of the Bar Council of England and Wales’ International Committee and he sits on Transparency International’s Suspension and Debarment Anti-Corruption Taskforce. He is a rapporteur for Oxford International Organisations (OXIO), and also sits as Honorary Board Member of the Exeter Student Law Review. Prior to being called to the Bar in 2007, Mr Haines, who is fluent in English, French and Spanish, completed a Master’s degree in European and International Law. He worked for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on the Democratic Republic of the Congo Katanga case before undertaking pupillage in London. He has given presentations on tackling corruption internationally and the role of the sanctions regimes of multilateral development banks in the anti-corruption fight to the Bar Associations of Brazil, Korea and Shanghai, as well as the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He has lectured at the Universities of Brasilia, Exeter, City of London, Hong Kong, King’s College London and La Sorbonne on the immunities of international organisations and the applicability of international human rights law to their internal systems. Mr Haines is a keen traveller and has played rugby union for most of his life and is currently captain of his local rugby club in London.