Dr Gérardine Goh Escolar is Professor (Adjunct) at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. Concurrently, she is Deputy Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), where she also heads two divisions: International Commercial, Digital and Financial Law; and Transnational Litigation.
Previously in practice, Dr Goh Escolar has acted as counsel, advocate, tribunal secretary and consultant in numerous international litigation and arbitration proceedings. Prior to that, she was Legal Advisor to the President of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, and principal legal officer in a Judge’s chambers at the International Court of Justice. Her work has involved matters ranging from emerging technology (blockchain and crypto, fintech, communications, aerospace and outer space), armed conflict, and environmental protection, to investment treaty protection, cross-border corporate transactions, and energy markets. Her earlier roles include those of legal officer in government service, in-house counsel at a satellite company (now part of a unicorn), and vice-president at a legaltech startup.
Dr Goh Escolar was Brandon Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, and read law at Leiden University, University College London, and the National University of Singapore. She is a member of the New York State Bar.