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Christina Pak

Principal Counsel and Team Leader, Law and Policy Reform

Principal Counsel and Team Leader, Law and Policy Reform

Christina Pak works at the intersection of law, economy and ecology. She specializes in international development finance, law and policy reform, dispute resolution and ESG standards and drives thought leadership on sustainable development issues. Christina is currently a Principal Counsel of the Asian Development Bank and manages the Office of General Counsel’s Law and Policy Reform Program which designs and implements legal and judicial reform technical assistance projects across the Asia and the Pacific region. Christina oversees a diverse portfolio in the areas of climate change and environmental protection, gender equality, private sector and public-private partnership development and digital economy.

In her previous role as a project counsel at ADB, Christina worked on complex multi-sector projects across the Central and West, Southeast and East Asia regions. She also served as ADB’s Accountability Mechanism Policy Counsel advising the Board of Directors, Office of the Compliance Review Panel and Office of the Special Project Facilitator. Prior to joining ADB, Christina was a legal counsel and vice president for markets and international banking at a major UK bank based in Singapore and a finance associate at a large law firm in New York City.

She is currently a Steering Committee Member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Christina is a US-qualified lawyer, admitted in the States of New York and New Jersey. She holds a Juris Doctor degree, as well as bachelor's degrees in international environmental studies and journalism.