Mohamed Rali Badissy is a scholar, advisor and international development advocate in the field of energy and climate finance. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law, where his research focuses on the use of contract standardization and sustainable finance to accelerate the development of energy infrastructure in emerging markets to increase access to affordable and abundant energy.
Prof. Badissy previously served as the Senior Attorney for Energy and Finance with the Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce, advising governments in emerging markets on commercial law reforms intended to catalyze private investment to increase energy access. Over the past decade, Mohamed has led energy sector reforms in dozens of markets in partnership with host governments, multilateral institutions, civil society organizations and industry leaders, and continues to serve as an advisor to both public institutions and private developers.
He is the principal editor for a series of open-source guidebooks for governments titled (Understanding Power Purchase Agreements, Understanding Power Project Financing, and Understanding Power Project Procurement) and a contributor to a handbook on the management of sovereign debt published by the African Development Bank (Understanding Sovereign Debt).
Mohamed began his career with the public international law group of Latham & Watkins LLP in New York and Dubai and as a law clerk to the Hon. William H. Walls of the United States District Court of New Jersey (Newark). While a law student at the University of Washington School of Law, he was awarded High Honors, Order of the Coif and Order of the Barrister and served on both the Moot Court Honor Board and the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal.
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