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Gomiluk Otokwala

Counsel, Legal Department, International Monetary Fund

Gomiluk is a Counsel in the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). His work involves advising on various aspects of the IMF legal framework, including lending and other financing operations, exchange system, governance and corruption, as well as the policies on transparency and technical assistance. He has dealt with complex questions of public international law ranging from recognition of governments to dissolution of states. The Legal Department, under the supervision of the General Counsel, advises the IMF Executive Board, the Managing Director, staff and the institution's 189 members on all legal matters. Gomiluk handles a portfolio of about 15 countries as the IMF country lawyer. Prior to joining the IMF in early 2013, Gomiluk worked in the office of the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria, providing legal and policy advice. Before the SEC, he was an attorney at law firms in Washington, DC and in Lagos, Nigeria. Gomiluk holds an LLM degree from Harvard Law School and an LLB degree from the University of Nigeria. He is a licensed attorney in Nigeria and in the State of New York. Gomiluk enjoys photography, creative writing and traveling.

 

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