Cord Brügmann is a lawyer admitted to the Berlin Bar, and an international consultant. He holds degrees in law and history. Cord Brügmann has more than 15 years of leadership experience in international advocacy work. His professional experience includes work for NGOs in the USA, Israel and Germany. He was Director of the Legal Education Department of the German Bar Association, and from 2008-2018 the German Bar Association’s Chief Executive Officer.
Cord Brügmann advises private clients, lawyers’ organizations and government institutions nationally and internationally, mainly in legal matters concerning regulation, rule of law, access to justice, and technology. In Ethiopia, since fall 2018, he has been an expert adviser on behalf of the International Bar Association, the global voice of the lawyer profession. Cord Brügmann has published about historic, legal and access to justice issues. From time to time, he teaches law to BA students.