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Menaka Nayar

Associate, New York

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Menaka is an attorney in Linklaters' Dispute Resolution Practice. She has a broad range of international experience, including at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the court conducting trials of the Khmer Rouge regime responsible for the Cambodian genocide. She has also worked for the United Nations Office for South-South Co-operation, including as a rapporteur for the 2013 Global South-South Development Expo in Nairobi.
 
Work highlights
Dispute resolution
 
  • Global mining company: advising in a Delaware appraisal action following a major U.S. acquisition.
  • Major financial services firm: advising on a multijurisdictional bribery and corruption investigation.
  • Global financial institution: advising in connection with a forex investigation by the DOJ. 
  • Global mining company: advising on conflict minerals disclosures.
Governance and international development
 
  • United Nations Development System: reviewing and making recommendations on governance.
  • World Humanitarian Summit Secretariat: advising on a number of issues relating to governance in the humanitarian sector.

Professional experience

Menaka is a member of the United Nations Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Menaka writes on a variety of topics relating to governance and international development. Her recent publications include:

Co-author, “New Global Child Support Convention Holds Promise for Millions of Children Worldwide”, The Huffington Post, May 2014

Co-author, “Governance for the United Nations Development System: Adapting to Meet the Challenges of a Changing World,” Linklaters LLP, May 2016

Co-author, “Ethics & Compliance, Crisis Management and the Rule of Law,” Linklaters LLP, May 2017

Education and qualifications

Menaka studied political science at Duke University and holds a JD and LLM in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law, where she was the H. Haywood Robbins Scholar.