Eva van der Merwe

Global Programmes Director and Co-head, International Lawyers Project
Speaker: Collaboration to Tackle Grand Corruption, October 20 Eva is a financial crimes barrister and investigator, she leads ILP's Anti-Corruption, Environment and Media Defence projects globally. She previously worked at Transparency International for several years, as TI UK's legal counsel and for TI's global Defense Program, where she led anti-corruption projects in Ukraine, Nigeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, and the DRC, among others. Eva managed the movement's flagship Government Defense Anti-Corruption Index, TI's largest ever international assessment, evaluating 136 countries' governance controls. After the Rose Revolution, she moved to Tbilisi to work for TI's Rep. of Georgia chapter, where she also served as a member of the Rule of Law Subcommittee at the American Chamber of Commerce, advising on state asset misappropriation and monitoring court proceedings. Previously Eva worked for Goldman Sachs and UBS, advising on anti-money laundering, for the UK Financial Conduct Authority's market abuse division and for PwC's Forensic Investigations Team, where she specialized in asset tracing and seizure investigations. A UK qualified barrister and Middle Temple Scholarship recipient, she worked as a lead researcher for 'Insider Dealing: Law and Practice', published by Oxford University Press.