François Holmey is a lawyer with wide experience in international law, intellectual property, media law and commercial law. He trained and practised at the international law firm Jones Day for six years, where he worked on significant cases before the English courts and international arbitration tribunals. He has also carried out extensive pro bono legal work on human rights, environmental law and social issues. He has volunteered for Lawyers Without Borders on human rights projects, provided pro bono legal advice at the Waterloo Legal Advice Service on employment, housing and family matters, carried out advocacy work for the Free Representation Unit, and worked as a pro bono legal adviser at Liberty’s human rights clinic. He has also previously worked as an intern at UNESCO.
François is currently studying a Master’s degree in International Law, Development and Globalisation at SOAS University in London. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and first class Master’s degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Oxford University and studied law at BPP Law School in London with distinction.