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Ulysses Smith


Ulysses is Director of the Business and the Rule of Law programme and a Senior Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. He is a New York based lawyer and currently runs Telos Governance Advisers, which advises businesses, governments and not-for-profits on issues of governance, Rule of Law, development and human rights compliance. 

He was previously a senior associate in the New York office of UK-based law firm Linklaters LLP, where he practised as an attorney for 10 years, building a legal practice in international governance and development. He has worked with multinationals, state-owned enterprises, governments, NGOs and international organisations in more than 20 countries on 6 continents. 

Ulysses has also advised the UN Global Compact, including in relation to anti-corruption and global governance, and its Action Platform for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. He co-created and managed an annual conference at Oxford University on Advancing Good Governance in International Development. In 2016 he was recognised by the UN Global Compact as one of ten Global SDG Pioneers for his work on peace, justice, governance and the Rule of Law.


Ulysses Smith

Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Business and Rule of Law programme

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