Ronald Montague ("Monty") Silley received his Bachelor from the University of British Columbia and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University. He also completed the European Master in Law and Economics programme, cum laude, and holds an LL.M. from the University of Hamburg, a Master from the University Bologna, and an LL.M. from Erasmus University Rotterdam. His professional experience includes positions at the Fourth District Court of Appeal in Florida and at the Attorney General of the State of New York. In private practice, he focused on corporate and commercial law. Working on Wall Street, he dealt with many high-profile contract, securities and white-collar criminal litigation cases. He also served as Associate General Counsel for a leading fashion company and has advised numerous start-ups. In academia, he has taught law at universities such as Bucerius Law School, the University of Hamburg, the Hamburg School of Business Administration, Humboldt University of Berlin, and others. He was also Director of Bucerius Law School's foreign teaching programme. Having edited numerous law journals, he is currently an Editor of Stanford Law School's China Guiding Cases Project. Elected as a Fellow of the European Law Institute and the Royal Society of the Arts, he is considered an expert in both anti-corruption as well as alternative dispute resolution. He is admitted to practice by the New York State Bar, has a Certificate of Qualification from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, and is a certified mediator.