Serena Grant

Director of Trustlaw

Executive summary: Serena looks after TrustLaw Connect's network of law firms and general counsels, managing projects submitted by our non-profit and social entrepreneurs.

Languages spoken: English English Japanese Japanese

Serena joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2012 and looks after TrustLaw Connect's network of law firms and in-house legal teams, managing projects submitted by our non-profit and social entrepreneurs. She also works closely with our partners to design strategic research programmes on policy issues that have included environmental issues, corruption, women's rights, social innovation and health. In addition to this, Serena plays an active role in Foundation's annual Trust Women Conference, managing relevant research programs and our lawyers' participation in it.

Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked as a lawyer in the London and Sydney offices of Baker & McKenzie, an international law firm, where she specialised in mergers & acquisitions and corporate law. Before this, she worked in the intellectual property group of Hogan Lovells in Tokyo. Serena has worked on a number of pro bono matters throughout her career and has a strong interest in international development. Serena is an Australian qualified solicitor and has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (with majors in English Literature and Japanese) from the University of Western Australia, with part of her law degree completed on exchange at the University of British Columbia in Canada.

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