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Divya Prasad
International Lawyer/Independent Consultant , International non-profit
Bangalore, India
Dual qualified (UK and India) international lawyer with around 10 years experience including in human rights, commercial and trade related matters. Geneva based experience gained in diverse sectors such as the UN, intergovernmental organisations, NGOs and permanent country missions based in Geneva in human rights and trade related matters; India based experience acquired in law firm practice.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
Geneva based experience gained in diverse sectors such as within the UN system; in intergovernmental organisations such as the South Centre; and non-governmental organisations such as the International Commission of Jurists as well as working on human rights and trade related matters for permanent missions of countries (Namibia and Maldives) based in Geneva.
India based experience acquired in law firm practice - worked on a wide array of matters spanning different aspects of law including corporate law, employment law, property law etc; worked on commercial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions; and had the privilege of advising clients as diverse as fortune 500 companies, multinational banks, microfinance institutions and individuals.
- LLM in International Commercial Law, University of Cambridge, England (2006)
- Bar Vocational Course, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University (2005)
- LLB (hons) - Law with Economics, University of Buckingham, England (2003)

Geneva, Switzerland

- LLM in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (with a specialisation in human rights issues) (2014)
Affiliations and Achievements:
- Member, Bar Council of England and Wales (2005)
- Advocate, Karnataka State (India) Bar Council (2008)


- Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar
- Nominated as Cambridge University’s representative for the World Bank Symposium held at Washington D.C. in 2006
- University of Buckingham Scholarship
- The Aylesbury Vale District Council Chairman’s Prize for Public Law
- The Roderick Wu Prize for Evidence
- The Board of Humanities Award for the Best Performance in Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
- Award for Good Performance in the Part II Examinations of the LLB programme.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Hindi, Malayalam
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