Johannes Bernabe is Senior Associate & Adviser with ICTSD, as well as Senior Partner at Ocampo Manalo (Manila), where he specialises in project finance, mergers and acquisitions, investments and energy. He formerly worked as Senior Associate with ICTSD and as Programme Coordinator for Trade in Services and Legal Aspects of International Trade at ICTSD. Previously, he was lead negotiator for services trade trade-related intellectual property rights and the Dispute Settlement Understanding, at the Philippine Mission to the WTO. He has provided policy options on numerous trade-related technical assistance projects organised for the benefit of developing countries,including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, member countries of the Islamic Development Bank and the group of least-developed countries in the WTO. He has also taken a financial stake in a few small- and medium-sized renewable energy companies in the Philippines which aim to provide electricity to under-served, far-flung communities.