Carl Grainger

Legal Counsellor
Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland

Carl Grainger is a Legal Counsellor at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland. He advises on a wide range of matters involving public international law, EU law and Irish law. He regularly represents Ireland at EU and UN level, in particular in law of the sea forums. He is a member of the EU team in the ongoing BBNJ negotiations, focusing on the area of capacity building and the transfer of marine technology. Previously he held positions with UNHCR, the Irish High Court and the School of Law, University College Dublin.

He holds an LLB in Law from the University of Durham, an LLM in Public International Law from University College London and a Barrister-at-Law Degree from King’s Inns. He was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2010.