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Expert resume of Frederique Dahan

Lead Counsel and Head of Financial Law Unit in the Legal Transition Team at the Office of the General Counsel at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (UK)

Frederique Dahan presently serves as Lead Counsel and Head of the Financial Law Unit (FLU) in the Legal Transition Team (LTT) of the EBRD, which provides legal reform assistance to the countries of central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Frederique oversees all of the FLU legal reform projects concerning secured transactions and access to credit, insolvency and creditors’ rights, corporate governance and securities markets. She personally leads all secured transactions projects - with country-specific projects currently on-going in Mongolia, Moldova, and Russia. Frederique is a recognised expert in the subject matter, having personally worked on some of the key EBRD standards setting projects on secured transactions, collateral registers and mortgage lending.

Prior to joining the EBRD in 2000, Frederique worked as a Lecturer at the University of Essex, in the United Kingdom, teaching Comparative law, European Company Law, Cross-Border Insolvency and Business and Corporate Law Issues in Central and Eastern Europe. She was also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London, UK.

Frederique has published numerous articles on secured transactions, including in the Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Law and Financial Markets Review, Penn State International Law Review, Uniform Law Review, European Business Law Review and Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal. She is also the Editor (with John Simpson) of the work on Secured Transactions Reform and Access to Credit, 2008, Elgar.

Frederique is a qualified French solicitor. She received her Doctorate in Law from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.