2014-2016 Chief Counsel for the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and inaugural General Counsel of AIIB
Natalie Lichtenstein was the Inaugural General Counsel at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Chief Counsel for AIIB’s establishment, in 2014-16. She retired in 2010 from a 30-year legal career at the World Bank, including lending operations and institutional governance. She has taught Chinese law, at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and various law schools. Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar at SAIS.
Her book comparing AIIB with the other multilateral development banks, A Comparative Guide to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, was published by Oxford University Press in March 2018. Her most recent article is “Governance of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Comparative Context,” in the inaugural issue of the AIIB Yearbook of International Law.
Ms. Lichtenstein was educated at Harvard University, receiving her A.B. (summa cum laude in East Asian Studies) in 1965 and J.D. in 1978.