I have always been attracted to work at the intersect of issues and disciplines at international level with multicutural teams. I thrive in connecting the dots, having a systemic vision and supporting the seed and ideation stages of projects by asking the right questions, identifying the gaps and providing my insights and ideas. 

Early on, I wanted to have as many experiences as possible in various countries and environments to have a 360° experiment of the stakes and challenges of the stakeholders in international affairs and international development. 


I have evolved from litigation and international justice to conflict resolution and prevention, strategy and innovation management.  

All of this is connected by my passion to solve global political and social complex-problems : understanding, envisionning and providing insights, it's fascinating to me when it is for clients with a strong ESG approach, a strong business ethics and looking to contribute to the Common Good and the SDGs. 


Virginie MARTINS de NOBREGA is an Attorney at Law at the Paris Bar since 2012 and Accredited Mediator to the Court of Appeals.


In the pre-litigation phase, she conducts due diligence and scoping research for compliance and international investigations, designs strategies, analyses conflicts, supports clients in negotiations or mediation, provides legal consultations, and mediate conflicts.


In the litigation phase, she acts as lead and solo defence attorney mostly before French Courts (general practice) and mediates conflicts, whether as a judicial mediator appointed by the Courts or as a conventional mediator.  


She also provides consultations for international organizations, social entrepreneurs and companies and not-for-profits on Artificial Intelligence and frontier technologies for the Sustainable Development Goals and on the challenges for the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus #Data4Peace, more specifically as follow:

  • Design thinking ​and strategy #AI4Good

  • Global policies and international cooperation

  • Governance #ESG

  • Human Rights and International Law

  • International and EU regulatory affairs

  • Social and ethical challenges - Risks and opportunities #EthicalAndResponsibleAI


She pioneered research on Artificial Intelligence and frontier technologies for the SDGs at the intersect of global governance, public policies, human rights, human-centered approach, design thinking and the role of the international community the digital public era leading to intervene at the first European AI Conference for the Public Sector organized by Hewlett Packard Enterprises in 2018. Since then, she spoke at +20 international conferences (Dubai, Sweden, India, Egypt, Belgium, France…) including for Women in AI, the NYU Center on International Collaboration, MKAI, the Word AI Show.


She writes columns and opinions for e-media platforms (France, India, Switzerland and USA), on her blog and for Think Tanks on Ethical and responsible AI. All her articles are also available on her LinkedIn page. 


In her early career, she worked for the United Nations (NYC HQ), the European Commission, CAC 40 companies (international banking, management consulting, oil & gas, IT), and law firms including the US law firm Reed Smith LLP.


​​​Virginie MARTINS de NOBREGA is a seasoned international professional working on cross-cutting issues being able to provide a legal, strategic, systemic and business management perspective grounded in good governance and innovation.


​She works mainly in English and French.

Educational background

EMPA - EMMIO, SDA Bocconi School of  Management (2018) 

Junior Researcher, Ph.D Candidate 

Master 1 and 2 in International and EU Law 

Classes préparatoires HEC - Mathematics and Humanities 

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