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11 December 2020


14 h 00 min - 18 h 30 min



ROAP 2020 Finals – 11 December 2020

The ROAP Finals will bring to a close the inaugural editions of our advanced remote oral advocacy and cross-examination courses, by featuring the most persuasive and skilled participants on each course.

Join them on Friday 11 December from 1pm to 5.30pm London time / 2pm – 6.30pm CET for a dazzling display of remote oral advocacy, before a panel of world-class arbitrators: The Honorable Charles N. Brower (President), Wendy Miles QC and Professor Stephan W. Schill; their short bios follow below.

The finals will also be an opportunity to remember the late Professor David D. Caron, after whom the ROAP 2020 cohort has been named. Find out more about him below.

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About the dedicatee of ROAP 2020, the late Prof. David D. Caron

Prof. David D. Caron served as a Member of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, until his passing in February 2018; he also served as a Judge ad hoc on the International Court of Justice. He was previously the Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law of King’s College London and, until his passing, was a member of the faculty. 

Prof. Caron was a Founding Advisor of Delos, and a member of the court of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Institut de Droit International and the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law.  He was further a member of Chambers at 20 Essex Street and a Bencher of Inner Temple.  He was formerly the C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, at Berkeley, and had served as the President of the American Society of International Law from 2010 to 2012.  Prof. Caron received his Doctorate in Law from the University of Leiden.

About The Hon. Charles N. Brower

Judge Brower’s 55-year career in the law has combined extensive practice at the bar with distinguished public service, both national and international. For nearly 40 years he has focused on public international law and international dispute resolution. As counsel or arbitrator he has handled cases on all six continents, principally under the rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, AAA, United Nations Compensation Commission, ICSID, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Insurance and Reinsurance Arbitration Society and LMAA.

Charles started his career with White & Case LLP in New York, before serving for four years in the United States Department of State in Washington, DC, concluding as its Acting Legal Adviser. He then rejoined White & Case LLP, co-founding its Washington, DC office, where his practice came to be comprised almost exclusively of substantial international arbitrations.

He has served continuously since 1983 as a judge of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands. That service was interrupted for some months in 1987 by White House service as Deputy Special Counsellor to President Reagan. Charles resumed partnership in White & Case LLP from 1988 until joining 20 Essex Street in 2001. Since 2014 he has also served as a Judge ad hoc at the International Court of Justice.

About Wendy Miles QC

Wendy is a specialist in international arbitration and dispute resolution with a focus on private and public international law.

With over 25 years of experience, Wendy has advised on international law matters and conducted arbitrations under all the major institutions and ad hoc. She has advised a wide range of multinationals, including corporates, sovereign States and State entities and multilateral State organisations.

Wendy has assisted clients across numerous sectors, including energy, natural resources, banking, insurance, financial services, gaming, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, licensing, telecommunications and construction. She has sat as arbitrator since 2005, as sole, co-arbitrator and chair under most major arbitral institutions.

In the field of climate change and finance, Wendy acts as global coordinating counsel to various major corporates in relation to climate change transition, disclosure, reporting, compliance and investment. She regularly advises investors and States in respect of climate related physical, transition and litigation risk. She works closely with a number of States in relation to climate transition regulatory structures to mobilise finance and formulate climate investment policy. She also works closely with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and has represented it at the Conferences of the Parties on climate since 2015.

About Prof. Stephan W. Schill

Stephan W. Schill is Professor of International and Economic Law and Governance at the University of Amsterdam, specializing in international investment law and investor-State dispute settlement. He is admitted to the bar in Germany and New York, is a Member of the ICSID List of Arbitrators, and acts regularly as arbitrator in investor-State arbitrations. He also serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of World Investment and Trade and General Editor of ICCA Publications and the Yearbook of Commercial Arbitration.

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