Leadership Council

NICOLA BONUCCI is a partner in the white-collar practice group of Paul Hastings, based in the Paris office. Previously, Mr. Bonucci worked for more than thirty years in international organizations and served as Director of Legal Affairs of OECD between 2005 and 2019. In that context Mr. Bonucci: i) advised the OECD Secretary-General, OECD Members and senior management on a whole range of legal matters related to public international law and the internal governance of the organization, including highly sensitive matters such as the rules governing the selection of future Secretary-General; ii) represented the OECD in bilateral and multilateral negotiations including on privileges and immunities matters and matters of general international; iii) led the OECD secretariat in the context of accession discussions of 10 new members to the OECD (including countries like Chile, Israel or Colombia). Mr. Bonucci has also been one of the leading international voices in the fight against bribery and corruption, having led the OECD's efforts in this area for over two decades including as head the OECD delegation in the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group. Mr. Bonucci was also closely involved in the OECD work on international taxation and responsible business conduct.