David Gaukrodger is a Senior Legal Adviser at the OECD Investment Division. Recent work has focused on the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system; the interaction of law and policy concerning investment and the environment; and the application of state immunity to state-controlled investors. He recently managed the discussion and adoption by government delegates from 37 countries of a communication on Harnessing Freedom of Investment for Green Growth following an international consultation of experts.
David worked earlier at the OECD Anti-Corruption Division and led expert teams evaluating compliance by countries (including the United Kingdom, Spain, Austria, Chile, Hungary, Argentina and New Zealand) with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. David also helped design the G20-mandated peer review system used to evaluate the compliance of 90+ jurisdictions with the internationally-agreed standard for the exchange of tax-related information.
Prior to joining the OECD, David was a Special Counsel with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and represented clients in numerous arbitration and litigation proceedings. David obtained the diplôme from Sciences Po Paris with a "mention lauréat" (top 5% of class) and obtained law degrees with distinction from the University of Toronto and the Université de Paris I. He clerked for Mr. Justice La Forest at the Supreme Court of Canada.