We are delighted the GCILS Webinar series this autumn/winter semester is starting with one of our International Law as a Profession events, organised for our law students, as well as our GCILS’ website subscribers.

Our guest on Wednesday 22 September at 3 pm UK time will be Greg Reisman, who will meet in conversation with GCILS’ Dr Andrea Varga and will then answer questions from the audience.

Greg Reisman is an Assistant Legal Adviser at the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, advising the UK Government on issues of public international law and public law. He currently advises specifically on the law of the sea and the UK’s relationship with its overseas territories and is the Committee Secretary for the FCDO’s LGBT+ staff association.

Greg has represented the UK in various international fora, including the Human Rights Council, the annual meeting of the states parties to UNCLOS, UN General Assembly negotiations for the annual omnibus law of the sea resolution, the EU Council’s working party on law of the sea, and conferences of the Attorneys General of the UK overseas territories. He is a member of the UK’s delegation for negotiations on a new high seas biodiversity treaty. He has also participated in various bilateral negotiations and consultations on behalf of the UK, including as part of the teams negotiating fisheries and overseas territory aspects of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU, maritime boundary delimitation talks and overseas territory constitutional negotiations.

Prior to joining government, Greg trained and qualified as a solicitor at Clifford Chance, where he advised on public international law, international economic sanctions, privileges and immunities of states and international organisations, business and human rights, sovereign debt restructuring, and financial services regulation. He has worked as a foreign law clerk to Justice Miriam Naor of the Israeli Supreme Court and as an intern on the ICTY defence team for Jovica Stanišić. Greg is a graduate of the Universities of Cambridge (BA (Hons) Law), Regensburg (Erasmus programme) and Leiden (LLM in public international law), and has a Diploma from the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy.