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Lorin S. Weisenfeld

  • Phone: (55) (202) 331-2492
  • City: Washington
  • Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Practice Areas: Corporate Law, Project Finance
  • BACKGROUND

    University of Paris (Sorbonne) (DES 1962), Hamilton College (B.A. 1963), Harvard Law School (LL.B. 1966), Fulbright scholar, Faculty of Law, University of Costa Rica (1967). Following practice on Wall Street, Mr. Weisenfeld has spent the bulk of his career involved with issues relating to promoting, financing, and protecting cross- border investments, concentrating on investments in developing countries. He was principal counsel of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Corporation, the investment insurance facility of the World Bank, for more than 15 years, where he served as director of the agency’s facility for the mediation of investment disputes. Prior to his service with MIGA, Mr. Weisenfeld was assistant general counsel at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an agency of the U.S. government providing financing and political risk insurance to investors in developing countries. Mr. Weisenfeld has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Costa Rica and a specialist at the Ford Foundation in legal education in Latin America. He currently teaches on a limited basis in at the law school of Xiamen University, in the southern Chinese city of Xiamen. Mr. Weisenfeld has published numerous articles relating to the treatment of foreign investment.

    Born in Newark, New Jersey, December 15, 1941. Admitted to the Bar in Washington, D.C. (1966) and New York (l968).

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