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Member Guidance

Welcome to the Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers (GAIL). As a member, you have joined a community of practitioners across countries and continents who are seeking to learn from each other.

GAIL supports members to develop in their professional lives across areas of impact law.

Our members are legal leaders using the practice of law to have a positive impact on people and the planet, and to accelerate the just transition. They are shaping the market as they structure transactions, advise clients and deliver impact.

Use this guide to discover the benefits and how to make the most of your membership.

This guide covers:
• adding key contacts to the member directory
• joining the member forum
• participating in member elections
• sharing member content
• accessing GAIL resources
• searching the member directory
• managing your account.

If you have any questions, contact us.

getting
started

Access your member account

Login here or by clicking the person icon at the top right of gailnet.org.

Navigating your account

Once logged in, go to your Account Dashboard.

From there you can view your recent orders, manage your billing address, and edit your password and account details.

Former members

If you were previously a member of esela, your profile has been transferred to GAIL. To log in using your previous account you will need to reset your password.

If your membership has lapsed, navigate to ‘My Membership‘ to renew your membership.

Law firms and organisations are corporate members of GAIL.

First, edit your corporate profile in the Account Dashboard. You will be asked for company information, including your logo, countries of operation, contact information and areas of specialism.

In the About tab, enter an overview of your organisation. This will be profiled in GAIL’s Corporate Member Directory.

Next, add Key Contacts to your account. Corporate members are able to add between 2 – 16 key contacts depending on your membership level. You will be asked for a profile photo for each key contact, as well as contact information, with space to include their areas of specialism. This information will appear in the GAIL Member Directory.

Key Contacts are the lawyer personal profiles shown on the GAIL Member Directory. They are also the designated voting members of GAIL.

Allow your key contacts to edit their own profiles, by selecting yes under ‘Publication Settings’. This will create a gailnet.org account for each key contact, and will send an email inviting them to manage their profile.

Enable draft mode to hide a profile that is part completed.


GAIL is a democratic organisation. Each voting membership must be held by an individual lawyer. Votes will be called to elect members of the GAIL Regional Boards at the time of elections. Each individual member receives one vote.

Each corporate member is able to assign its votes to lawyers working at their firm or organisation. Where corporate members have multiple offices, they may wish to consider the geographic spread when allocating their voting memberships, and to allocate membership to lawyers across different impact specialisms, teams and levels of seniority.

Manage your profile

  • Go to the Account Dashboard
  • Edit your Corporate Profile – enter information about your law firm or organisation in the General Information, Contact Information and About tabs
  • Add Key Contacts – add individual profiles to represent your organisation

First, navigate to your Account Dashboard.

Add yourself as a Key Contact. You will be asked for a profile photo and contact information, with space to include your areas of specialism. This information will form your personal profile on the GAIL Member Directory. It is also how you will register your voting membership of GAIL.

Enable draft mode to hide your profile if it is part completed.


GAIL is a democratic organisation. Each voting membership must be held by an individual lawyer. Votes will be called to elect members of the GAIL Regional Boards at the time of elections. Each individual member receives one vote.

Manage your profile

Connect with fellow GAIL members through our member forum, Mighty Networks. Use this platform to communicate directly and privately with other members.

How to join?

If you are already a GAIL member, go to your Account Dashboard to access the private invitation link to the member forum. Click request to join and we will activate your forum account soon.

If you are not already a GAIL member, head to gailnet.org/join to become a member first.

Member led

GAIL is member led, and so is our community forum. We hope you will use the platform to connect, collaborate, and find inspiration from lawyers who are using their careers to have a positive impact on people and the planet. 

Get the most out of the platform by joining regional channels, as well as topic specific discussions.

Insights pages include resources, news and thought leadership created by and for the community.

Using GAIL’s Resources

Search for content by region, country or topic. Insights are intended tap into the knowledge of lawyers working across the spectrum of impact disciplines.

Previous event recordings and materials are available either as member only content, or as open access content.

Sharing your Insights

If you are a GAIL member or partner and want to share news or an opportunity with the community, get in touch.

We invite you to share articles, events, news, videos, reports and policy.

GAIL will hold elections for positions on our Regional Boards in December 2022.

Find out more about the current members of GAIL’s Regional Boards below, and through our Regions homepages.

To ensure you are registered as a GAIL voting member, add yourself as a Key Contact in the member Account Dashboard.

gail elections

Call for Nominations

  • The call for nominations will be announced to our members in advance of the vote

Call for Votes

  • Members will be invited to vote for candidates in their voting region

Elections to the Board of Directors

  • Regional Board members elected in 2022 will be eligible to stand for available roles on GAIL’s global Board of Directors during 2023

William H. Clark, Jr

President

Mr. Clark recently retired as Senior Counsel at Faegre Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP, but continues to practice in the areas of corporate governance and general business law.  He has served for many years as pro bono legislative counsel to B Lab and drafted the model legislation that has been the basis for the benefit corporation legislation that has been enacted in 39 U.S. jurisdictions and 7 other countries.  He is the Reporter for a special committee of the ABA Business Law Section that prepared the comprehensive revisions of the Model Nonprofit Corporation Act approved in 2008 and 2021.  He has served for over 25 years as the Reporter for the Title 15 / Business Associations Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and in that capacity has written all of the major entity law legislation adopted in Pennsylvania since 1988.  He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the American Law Institute, and a Pennsylvania commissioner to the Uniform Law Commission.  He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Who’s Who in America.  He graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College and received his J.D. magna cum laude from Temple University.  He also has a masters degree in theology from Westminster Theological Seminary.

Constanza Connolly

Vice President

Co-founder, Keidos Legal Impact

Constanza Connolly is an attorney at law from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and she obtained her Masters in Corporate Law from Universidad Austral.

She is specialized in corporate law, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions. She has a vast experience in business seeking social and environmental positive impact. She advises on the design and development of impact funds aimed at boosting sustainable finance and focusing on ESG (environmental social governance). She specialized in sustainable value chains and complex structures for the creation of solutions for non-traditional figures, including organizations with non-profit and for-profit “hybrid-structures”.
She recently co-founded Keidos Legal Impact, a consultancy focused on generating, facilitating and/or escalating the impact of organizations seeking to make sustainability central to their DNA. building the impact market in Latin America, and on developing public policies for the new impact economy.She co-founded the “Latin American Impact Lawyers Network” to boost impact businesses in the region and she is a member of its Board. She has been appointed as Vice President of GAIL Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers. She is also a board member of Argentina NAB – GSG Impact Investment Task Force. She actively participates in the “Latin America Payment by Result Network.

Michael Ryland

Board Secretary

Director, Centre for Social Finance Law

Michael Ryland is the principal and founding director of the Centre for Social Finance Law.
Michael has over 35 years of broad ranging experience in corporate finance, investment funds and commercial law, including 20 years as a partner at global law firms Ashurst and Herbert Smith Freehills.  He has worked in Australia, Japan and Indonesia, and has spent two years as a full time Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).
Michael has particular experience in the law relating to social investment, working with a range of for-purpose and for-profit clients on social impact projects, both domestic and cross-border.  This has included work on social investment fund structures, social impact bonds and other financial instruments, social infrastructure projects, social and affordable housing, disability services and accommodation, and community initiatives and projects.

David Dowling

United Kingdom Representative

Associate, Ropes & Gray LLP

Elizabeth Lange

North America Representative

Attorney, Feagre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

John Montgomery

North America Representative

Founder, Center of Global Consciousness

Juan Diego Mujica Filippi

Latin America Representative

Corporate Responsibility, Universidad de Lima

Julie Wynne

Europe Representative

Partner, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd

Luke Fletcher

Emeritus Director

Partner, Bates Wells

Melissa Manzo

United Kingdom Representative

General Counsel, AgDevCo

Oliver Hunt

Secretariat Representative

Senior Associate, Bates Wells

Rachel Avellar Sotomaior Karam

Latin America Representative

Partner, Trotta, Eberhart, Sotomaior Karam

Roberto Randazzo

Emeritus Director

Head of ESG and Impact, Legance

Steven Moe

Asia Pacific Representative

Partner, Parry Field Lawyers Limited

Tze-Wei Ng

Asia Pacific Representative

Associate, Stephenson Harwood

Steven Moe

Chair, GAIL Asia Pacific

Partner, Parry Field Lawyers Limited

New Zealand

Steven Moe is a Partner at Parry Field Lawyers based in Christchurch with a focus on corporate law, governance, legal structures and transactions which often have a purpose driven aspect.  He has worked as a lawyer for 20 years in Wellington, London, Tokyo, Sydney and Christchurch which included 11 years at international firm Norton Rose Fulbright.  Based in New Zealand, he wrote “Social Enterprises in NZ: A Legal Handbook” and recently released a book of essays “Laying Foundations for Reimagining Business” and hosts seeds podcast (www.theseeds.nz), which has almost 300 in depth conversations with inspiring individuals.  He is the Chair of Community Finance which recently won the “Transforming NZ” award at the Sustainable Business Network awards for its work in raising almost $100 million for social housing.  This year he is organising a conference on impact and the power of business for good for 1,400 in Christchurch.

Ammara Farooq Malik

Founding Principal Attorney, AFMalik Law- Attorneys & International Development Consultants

Pakistan

Giana Lin

Partner, Fuguan Law

China

Jon Cheung

Partner, Prolegis Lawyers

Australia

Michael Ryland

Director, Centre for Social Finance Law

Australia

Sung-Hyui Park

Partner, Bates Wells

UK (South Korea)

Tze-Wei Ng

Associate, Stephenson Harwood

Hong Kong

Vivien Teu

Partner and Head of Asset Management & ESG, Dentons Hong Kong LLP

Hong Kong

Emiliano Giovine

Chair, GAIL Europe

Senior Associate, RP Legal & Tax

Italy

Emiliano is the head of the Impact & Sustainability team at RP Legal & Tax.

He mainly deals with nonprofit entities, social enterprises, socially oriented corporate vehicles, NGOs and international organizations. He advises these entities in the phases of incorporation, reorganizations, extraordinary transactions and adjustments required by the Third Sector Code.

He also provides support on ESG matters to leading national and international companies. More specifically, he deals with the adoption and implementation of sustainability models, corporate policies and ethical codes, the acquisition of the Benefit Corporation status and the B Corp certification, as well as ESG/human rights due diligence, non-financial reporting and impact measurement.

Emiliano has ten years of experience in the impact economy sector. In particular, he has been involved for years in several international cooperation projects and policy making activities, led by NGOs and by the United Nations, focused on the integration of migrants and refugees through entrepreneurial initiatives. He is also tutor of the “Human Rights and Migration Law Clinic” legal training program at the Faculty of Law of the University of Turin. He cooperates with Tiresia – Politecnico di Milano on legal issues related to social business and social innovation.

In the past years, Emiliano was a consultant of the United Nations at UNEP and a Legal Officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He holds a master’s degree in Environmental Law and management from Cà Foscari University of Venice and is currently a PhD candidate in Public International law at Utrecht University.

Since 2019 he has been board member and legal coordinator of the NGO “ResQ Onlus – People Saving People”.

Alexander Vielwerth

Attorney at Law, Winheller

Germany

Alissa Pelatan

Founder & Partner, AMP Avocats

France

Ebru Metin

Founder & CEO, Legal Design Turkey

Turkey

Jens Magers

Lawyer (German Rechtsanwalt) and Chair Sustainability & Impact-Practice, Rittershaus Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartmbB

Germany

José María Dutilh

Managing Partner, Lequid

Spain

Julie Wynne

Partner, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd

Switzerland

Lennaert Jan Posch

Partner, Rutgers & Posch

Netherlands

María Peña

Head of Legal, Risk & Compliance, Symbiotics SA

Switzerland

Michael Mosimann

Partner, Eversheds Sutherland Ltd

Switzerland

Pedro Pais de Almeida

Partner, Abreu Advogados

Portugal

Raluca Radu

General Counsel, Fairphone BV

Co-Founder,

The LISI Foundation

Netherlands

Roberto Randazzo

Head of ESG and Impact, Legance

Italy

José Miguel Alfaro

Chair, GAIL Latin America

Director General (Senior Manager), Seed by Ernest and Young

Costa Rica

José Miguel began his career as a Corporate Advisor at one of the largest firms in Central America. He worked as coordinator of a legal practice in Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Estate, Trust and Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation and Arbitration. There, he founded the Pro Bono Committee of Costa Rica, where he became familiar with Non-Governmental Organizations, including Techo and Grameen Bank.
In 2009, José Miguel founded s.e.e.d, where he coordinated legal matters for outstanding companies in different fields of the investment spectrum, such as: sustainability, technology, conservation, microfinance, fair trade, culture, education, volunteering, health, sports, and development. He has also actively promoted socially responsible investment and the improvement of the social and business ecosystem in Latin America.
Additionally, since the end of 2016, José Miguel was hired to provide legal advisory services to Carao Ventures and its portfolio of companies, in legal matters ranging from day-to-day financing issues to mergers and acquisitions.
In 2018, s.e.e.d became seed by EY, the business unit of EY Central America that is in charge of strategic growth markets, venture capital, emerging companies, SMEs, social enterprises, impact investment. With the integration of the firm, seed by EY Central America has been able to increase its presence in Latin American markets, leverage technology-based solutions to offer legal services, and strengthen its focus on pro bono initiatives.
Jose holds a JD Degree from the University of Costa Rica. After completing his Master of Business Administration at Oxford, which was obtained through a Skoll scholarship, he was selected as a Global Shaper, a community of the World Economic Forum.

Annalucia Fasson Llosa

Socia Senior del Área Corporativa, Muñiz Olaya Melendez Castro Ono & Herrera abogados

Peru

Camila Mazzer

Senior Associate, BRZ Advogados

Brazil

Claudia Ochoa

Advisor, Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado

Peru

Guillermo Caballero

Professor, Universidad de Chile

Chile

Guillermo Tejeiro Gutierrez

Partner, Brigard Urrutia

Colombia

Ivana Calcagno

Founding Partner, You Hub

Uruguay

Lila Gasca

Pro Bono Director – Responsible Business, Hogan Lovells

Mexico

María Gabriela Cruz

Legal Specialist, Superintendencia de compañias, valores y seguros

Ecuador

Soledad Noel

Co-Founder, Keidos Legal Impact

Argentina

Allen Bromberger

Chair, GAIL North America

Founding Partner, Bromberger Law

As GAIL North America’s chapter President, Allen Bromberger looks forward to supporting impact lawmakers in this new paradigm. As Founding Partner, Bromberger Law, Allen is nationally recognized for his groundbreaking work on the development of non-profit and for-profit legal structures that support the simultaneous pursuit of financial and social goals. Through his legal practice, as author of The Art of Social Enterprise, and as a speaker about the intersection of business and philanthropy, Allen has been at the forefront of the fourth sector and social enterprise movements that have risen to prominence in recent years. Allen’s expertise in corporate matters and business transactions includes social venture formation, finance, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, strategic philanthropy, cause marketing, IP licensing, and regulatory compliance. From foundations and family offices to funds and entrepreneurs, Allen offers counsel and serves as a trusted advisor and connector for his clients. Allen’s ambition is to build legal systems for social benefit that will thrive for years to come. Engage with Allen on LinkedIn or Twitter @abromberger.

Elizabeth Lange

Attorney, Feagre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Erin Smith

Commercial Attorney, B Lab

John Montgomery

Founder, Center of Global Consciousness

Scott DeWald

Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Ranajoy Basu

Chair, GAIL UK

Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP

Ranajoy Basu Heads McDermott, Will & Emery’s impact finance practice having extensive experience in debt capital markets and impact finance transactions. Ranajoy is recognised as one of the world’s leading lawyers in cross-border climate change and impact finance structures, including social and development impact bonds, renewable energy and “green” structured finance transactions as well as being a legal expert in adaptive and sustainable finance. He advised on the very first impact bond and has since, advised on some of the most innovative financial inclusion structures around the world targeting both environmental and social sustainability. Ranajoy’s key clients include supranationals, multilateral development banks, NGOs, not-for profit entities, impact funds, industry bodies, regional authorities, banks and corporates on structuring social impact finance solutions. He is a regular speaker on climate change, social sustainability and innovative finance.

Chris Garner

Associate General Counsel, SunFunder

David Dowling

Associate, Ropes & Gray LLP

David Hunter

Consultant, Bates Wells

Frances Holliday

General Counsel, LeapFrog Investments

Hazel Peck

Senior Legal Advisor, Big Society Capital

Legal Counsel and Company Secretary,

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation

Mark Kenderdine-Davies

Chief Legal Officer, CDC Group

Melissa Manzo

General Counsel, AgDevCo

Naomi Sander

Legal Counsel, Bboxx

Richard Gerrard

Senior Legal Counsel, AgDevCo

Sarah Ellington

Legal Director, DLA Piper

Simon Witney

Senior Consultant, Travers Smith

Sukhvir Basran

Senior Legal Director and Co-Head of Impact Financing, Hogan Lovells

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