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Dean Page

Managing Lawyer
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Biography

Dean is the Managing Lawyer at AA International Law (“AAI”).

Dean started his career at the Sydney and Canberra offices of AUSTRADE, the Australian government’s trade and investment promotion agency. His time at AUSTRADE included assignments with Export Finance Australia (formerly EFIC.)

Dean spent seven years working in the Big 4, most recently as an international tax partner at Ernst & Young (E&Y) in Tokyo. At E&Y he served as the inbound account leader. In that role he oversaw the delivery of services to E&Y Japan’s foreign clients, including some of the largest Australian companies operating in Japan.

Prior to E&Y, Dean was a member of PwC’s tax and legal services group. At PwC, Dean headed the Pathfinder Group, a team that specialized in assisting clients to establish global operations. He was also responsible for the Japan team in PwC’s Global Visa Services Group.

Dean spent three years based in Dubai where he was the managing attorney of a UAE based law firm.

He also spent several years based in San Francisco where he worked with Silicon Valley clients that were expanding operations beyond the United States.

Since 2002, Dean has taught international tax as an Adjunct Professor at the Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Japan Campus.

Dean is qualified as a lawyer (Australia & USA (California)) and as a CPA (Australia & USA (California)).

Grant B. Stillman

Special Counsel
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Dr. Grant Stillman is Special Counsel to AA International Law. He provides consulting advice for AA International Law clients.

Grant brings over forty years of experience to AA International Law. He is prominent as a lawyer specializing in international law and organizations involved in development and financing.

Prior to joining AA International Law, Grant helped establish the Asian Development Bank’s Tokyo Institute (ADBI). He spent nearly 25 years as that organization’s Legal Adviser. Grant’s role at ADBI included advising on issues such as corporate governance, contracts, privileges and immunities, employment, and all litigation and arbitration involving ADBI.

While at ADBI, Grant was an adjunct professor of trade law and published numerous academic books on project finance and public-private partnerships.

Grant started his international career as a corporate finance lawyer at the New York office of Skadden Arps. He later worked at the World Bank Group, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and for the United Nations systems.

Grant’s career includes experience in the following areas:

  • Cross border M&A and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Infrastructure Project Financing (including land acquisition, energy, and construction sectors)
  • Negotiating the formation of incorporated and unincorporated joint ventures
  • Investments in and for private equity and other funds
  • Creating cutting-edge financial products and bond financing
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  • Impact investing and sustainability reporting
  • Corporate governance and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives
  • Public affairs and disputes with government agencies and transnational corporations

Grant graduated from Melbourne University and later completed a Master of International Laws (LL.M.) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He was a Monbusho (Japan Govt) Postgrad Research Fellow at Osaka University and Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo and also holds a Ph.D. Grant is admitted to practice as an Attorney and Counsellor at Law in the State of New York.

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