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Howard Mann is a leading international lawyer and consultant specializing in international investment and sustainable development law. His track record is marked by innovation and a commitment to achieving forward-looking results for his clients.

Howard Mann is available as counsel, a researcher, a trainer and a consultant to governments, major corporations, law firms and international organizations needing expert guidance on:
  • international investment treaties;
  • international investment contracts;
  • investment treaty arbitration;
  • developing strong cases and sound negotiating strategies; and
  • litigation, high-level international negotiations and other legal processes. Since launching his private practice in 1993, Dr. Mann has developed a reputation for excellence and creativity while helping his clients to successfully navigate the complexities of international environmental, trade and investment law. As Senior International Law Advisor to the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), he has pioneered new thinking on the relationship between international investment treaties and sustainable development; and set a major precedent by representing IISD in the first international investment arbitration to allow interventions by civil society organizations (the NAFTA case of Methanex Corp. v. United States).

    Over his career, Howard Mann has advised more than 70 governments on international investment law issues. His work is anchored by a commitment to achieving strong results that make a difference in the long-term. He has published extensively and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world.

    Based in Ottawa, Canada, he is a ski, art and music enthusiast. He has devoted his energies to political participation, coaching amateur sports and advising local community organizations. He is, most importantly, the proud father of his two sons.

    Contact Howard Mann for more information about his practice.