Renaud Beauchard is a specialist in rule of law projects and African investment law. He has undertaken numerous African missions on behalf of the World Bank and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). His major projects include assistance to the MCC's Access to Justice project's efforts to reform Benin's courts, regulatory offices and procedural codes. Mr. Beauchard is a French national who is fluent in English.
In France, Mr. Beauchard formerly specialized in matters concerning admiralty, collisions, commercial law, employment law, insurance litigation, international trade, maritime pollution, and transportation. Mr. Beauchard regularly served as counsel in international commercial litigation and arbitration, including such major tort and environmental disputes as the "Erika" and "Mont Blanc" cases.
From August 2009 to April 2011, Mr. Beauchard served as a consultant to the World Bank's Office of Evaluation and Suspension (OES). In this capacity, Mr. Beauchard assisted the Evaluation and Suspension Officer in reviewing accusations leveled against allegedly fraudulent, corrupt, coercive or obstructionist companies and individuals. Mr. Beauchard also advised OES on comparative law issues and sanctions policy.
Mr. Beauchard is an active lecturer, and formerly taught civil procedure and employment law at the University of Poitiers. Mr. Beauchard holds bachelor and post-graduate law degrees from the University of Poitiers, his JD from Tulane University Law School, and his LLM from Cambridge University. Mr. Beauchard is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bars.