John Niehuss is a lawyer/investment banker specializing in international financial issues. He is currently a director of the International Law Institute in Washington, D.C., where he teaches courses on project finance and public private partnerships. He also is a member of the adjunct faculty at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China.
Professor Niehuss previously served as general counsel of the Inter-American Development Bank (1992 to 1999) and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (1999 to 2001). Other professional experience includes 11 years as an international investment banker at Merrill Lynch, where he concentrated on project finance, emerging market equity funds, and international bond issues; six years working on international economic and financial matters for the U.S. government at the Treasury Department and the White House Council on International Economic Policy; and five years in the development-lending field at the World Bank and the Ministry of Finance of Zambia. Professor Niehuss began his career practicing law at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Cleveland and at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, where he concentrated on corporate and securities law.
Professor Niehuss has written articles and papers on international project finance and related subjects and lectured frequently on the same subjects. He graduated from Amherst College with a degree in economics and from the University of Michigan Law School. He also attended the London School of Economics and the Faculte Internationale de Droit Compare at the Universite Internationale de Sciences Comparees in Luxembourg.
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