Africa Researcher, Financial Secrecy
Pala Opota is a Financial Secrecy researcher at the Tax Justice Network, covering sub-Saharan Africa. Pala holds a Ph.D in Law from the University of Aix-en-Provence. She practised law in the private, academic and judicial sectors successively in the United Kingdom, France and Luxembourg. She worked in the private sector in the UK before returning to France to teach Law. After France, she moved to Luxembourg to work at the European Court of Justice, mainly as a Lawyer Analyst. Before joining TJN, she worked independently on different projects and as a Lawyer Linguist. Since moving to Luxembourg she has been working voluntarily for a local NGO which finances development projects in Africa, Asia and South America.