As an International Expert in the Field of the Regulatory Framework for Business Development, Trade and Investment, Mr. Downes has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with legal issues related to economic and commercial development. Specialist in legislative drafting, institutional reform and implementation. More than 10 years of experience as Team Leader, including M&E activities. International experience in advising in regulatory framework: Egypt, Georgia, Jamaica, Greece, Moldova; Lesotho, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Barbados, Armenia; Malta, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina; Montenegro, Albania, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Libya, Malawi, Eritrea, Kuwait, Bahrain, Maldives, Bhutan, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Vietnam.
Experienced in implementing Economic Partnership Agreements with the EU.