Office of Legal Affairs

The Office of Legal Affairs is the central legal service of the Authority and provides legal advice to the Secretary-General, Secretariat and the Authority’s organs and subsidiary bodies. It represents the Secretary-General in legal conferences and in judicial proceedings and oversees the Authority's library and official documentation.

One of the primary responsibilities of OLA is to work with the Contractors to ensure that contractual obligations are met and that necessary reports are submitted in a timely manner to the Legal and Technical Commission.

Staff at the OLA

Name Position Nationality
Lodge, Michael Legal Counsel & Deputy to the Secretary-General  United Kingdom
Navoti, Sainivalati Senior Legal Officer Fiji
Le Gurun, Gwénaëlle Legal Officer France
Cai, Yongsheng Legal Officer China
Bond, Michelle Librarian Jamaica
Harvey, Ena Administrative Assistant Jamaica
Mason, Annekah Administrative Assistant Jamaica