Stillman, Grant


Grant B. Stillman has been ADBI's Legal Adviser and Senior Administrative Officer for most of the Institute's existence except for a midcareer sabbatical at the Geneva Institute of International and Development Studies. He has worked as a Wall Street lawyer and for the UN and OECD and is currently Adjunct Professor of International Law and Trade Law at Temple University in Japan. Dr. Stillman is admitted to the bars of New York and Australia, and his books include NGO Law and Governance, which has been in ADBI's top 10 downloads since its publication. He has supplied special counsel on the establishment of the African Development Bank's Representative Office in Japan and the CAREC Institute. He earned an LL.M. in international law from the Georgetown University Law Center and holds a Ph.D. degree from Monash University. Throughout his career at the Institute he concurrently served various stints as head of publishing and of knowledge management, outreach and communications, including the creation and launch of Recently he has led the ADBI's unit producing an ambitious series of animated economic shorts, which are featured on this site.

Fields of Specialization
Public international law
NGO law and governance
Nonprofit law
Civil society governance
International organizations
Think tank administration and management
International trade law
Ph.D. in International Relations
LL.M. in International & Comparative Law
B.A/LL.B. (Hons)
Attorney at Law, New York bar
Barrister & Solicitor, Australia
Asian Development Bank Institute
Position / Title

The Legal Adviser, ADB Institute

General research area(s)
Think tank governance and management
Infrastructure financing and bonds
International trade law and WTO
Legal and financial history
Current research programs / themes
Development | Governance
Private Sector
Labor Migration
Last updated April 15, 2019