Kiyoshi Adachi

Legal Officer and Team Leader
Intellectual Property
Division on Investment and Enterprise
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Kiyoshi Adachi is a lawyer with the Division on Investment and Enterprise at the Geneva-based United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Mr. Adachi leads a team at UNCTAD looking into the integrated treatment of intellectual property and economic development issues, and has published and lectured widely on this interface. Before his current position, he managed technical assistance projects in investment promotion that involved, inter alia, the elaboration of draft foreign investment legislation for a number of developing countries and delivering a training programme in policy advocacy for investment promotion agencies. Prior to joining UNCTAD in 2002, he worked with the United Nations in both New York and Vienna, and as a lawyer with an international law firm in Tokyo. Mr. Adachi holds a Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles (1991) and is admitted to the bars of Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, USA. He also has a Master of Public Administration from the American University in Washington, D.C. (1995) and a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Asian Studies from Dartmouth College (1988).