Stuart Kerr

Stuart Kerr has 33 years of experience handling legal, regulatory, trade, dispute resolution, legal reform, and technical assistance issues throughout the developing world. He has advised international organizations, corporations, and governments in scores of developing and emerging economies.

Stuart is a key member of Jones Day's Africa Practice. He joined the Firm in 2015 after serving as the legal and regulatory director of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) for 10 years. MCC, founded in 2004, is an independent U.S. government development agency that provides major project grants — averaging $350 million per country — to developing countries, primarily in Africa, that demonstrate better governance practices than their peer countries. While at MCC, Stuart developed and helped implement projects in judicial reform, trade, alternative dispute resolution, and anticorruption. He also was senior counsel for Europe and Eurasia at the Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program for three years and served for 15 years as executive director of the International Law Institute, a 60-year old international nongovernmental organization with branches in several countries that serve senior government officials in 175 countries through legal training, technical assistance, research, and publishing. [1]