Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Mr Gerard Sanders

Visiting Professorial Fellow


Gerard Sanders, a national of New Zealand, is Visiting Professorial Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, and Founding Editor of 'Law in Transition'. He joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as General Counsel in August 2016. For the previous two years, he was General Counsel at the International Fund for Agricultural Development, a specialized agency of the United Nations, working at its headquarters in Rome. Previously, Mr Sanders held various positions at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development working in its principal office in London, most recently as Deputy General Counsel. Earlier in his career, Mr Sanders worked for law firms in Wellington, Washington, D.C. and Amsterdam and in a corporate legal role in London.

Mr Sanders graduated B.Com., LLB from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and has graduate law degrees from Victoria University of Wellington and Harvard Law School. He is qualified to practice law in New Zealand, the State of Victoria, Australia, and England and Wales. He is a Chartered Accountant (NZ). Mr Sanders is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.