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Nicholas Caroline

International Trade Law Division (UNCITRAL Secretariat) United Nations Office of Legal Affairs

Caroline Nicholas is Head of Technical Assistance, and a Senior Legal Officer with the International Trade Law Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (the UNCITRAL Secretariat).  She has served as Secretary to UNCITRAL’s Working Group on Procurement (among others), which issued the UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement (in 2011), and the UNCITRAL Secretariat has also published policy and implementation guides addressing many aspects of public procurement law and policy.  She provides legislative and policy advice and works in partnership with other international bodies, such as the World Bank, EBRD, the WTO, OSCE and OECD on public procurement policy and practice, and provides regular technical assistance to national governments in all regions. 

Caroline also teaches public procurement law and policy at the post-graduate level in several UK and European universities.    She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Public Procurement Law Review and publishes widely on public procurement. 

Caroline previously advised on international war damage claims at the UN Compensation Commission, was an UN internal investigator, and has practised commercial law in the City of London and Hong Kong.

She is also a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales and of Hong Kong, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and holds various volunteer governance posts.