Martin Dietrich Brauch, LL.M. (New York University School of Law), is an international law adviser and associate with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and is based in Brazil. He provides legal advice and training on international investment law and reform for developing country governments and regional organizations, with a focus on Latin America and Portuguese-speaking Africa. As editor-in-chief of Investment Treaty News (ITN), Mr. Brauch oversees the editorial process of IISD's flagship quarterly journal on international investment law and policy, published in English, French and Spanish. He is also Team Captain of The Creative Disrupters, one of the winners of the Stockholm Treaty Lab prize. The team's winning entry is an innovative model investment treaty, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), designed to achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation goals.
Prior to joining IISD, Mr. Brauch was Senior Attorney for the media conglomerate Grupo RBS (Brazil), responsible for regulatory and contracts matters, and Associate Attorney at the Brazilian law firm Lippert Advogados, focusing on contract, international, environmental and real estate law. As a graduate student, he undertook an internship with the Legal Affairs Programme of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC). Mr. Brauch is qualified to practice law in Brazil and in New York.