David Satola joined the Bank in 1997, where is Senior Counsel in the Legal Department of the World Bank and has global responsibility for legal aspects of reforms in information and communications technologies, including telecommunications, the Internet and e-Commerce. He represents the Bank at the e-Commerce Working Group at UNCITRAL. He has co-authored World Bank Technical Paper, Telecommunications Legislation in Transitional and Developing Economies” and “Telecommunications Reform in Emerging Markets”, in International Telecommunications Law and Practice, 2d Ed..
Prior to Joining the Bank, Mr. Satola was involved in communications investments in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, both as in-house legal counsel and in private law practice. He began his career at the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva, Switzerland, a human rights non-governmental organization, where he was supported by a Ford Foundation grant.
In addition to being a member of the IBA, he is co-chair of the Computing Infrastructure, Storage and Connectivity sub-committee of the ABA Business Law Section’s Cyberlaw Committee.
ICT PPPs differ from those in other infrastructure sectors. Though PPPs are still an effective way of using scarce public funds to catalyze and “crowd-in” private sector participation and financing, each project needs to be looked at individually, while paying...