In conversation with Neil – Makhdoom Ali Khan

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Makhdoom Ali Khan will join Neil Kaplan and Chiann Bao in conversation on Friday 20 November 2020, at 8am London time / 9am Paris / 1pm Pakistan / 4pm Hong Kong / 7pm Melbourne. Duration: about one hour, including Q&A. Makhdoom Ali Khan is a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and a former Attorney General for Pakistan. During his tenure as Attorney General he advised the Government of Pakistan on all Bilateral Investment Treaty issues and Public International Law matters and was involved in BIT negotiations with other states. He was also involved in the drafting of the laws that incorporated in Pakistan law the New York Convention and the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment … Read More

In conversation with Neil – Prof. Albert Jan van den Berg

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Prof. Albert Jan van den Berg will join Neil Kaplan and Chiann Bao in conversation on Thursday 12 November 2020, at 9am London time / 10am Brussels / 5pm Hong Kong / 8pm Melbourne. Duration: about one hour, including Q&A. Professor Albert Jan van den Berg is a partner at Hanotiau & van den Berg (Brussels, Belgium). He is Honorary President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, having served as President from 2014–2016. He is a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, Tsinghua University School of Law, University of Miami School of Law, and National University of Singapore Faculty of Law; Emeritus Professor (Arbitration Chair) at Erasmus University, Rotterdam; and member of the faculty and the advisory board … Read More

In conversation with Neil – Juliet Blanch

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Juliet Blanch will join Neil Kaplan and Chiann Bao in conversation on Thursday 5 November 2020, at 9am London time / 5pm Hong Kong / 8pm Melbourne. Duration: about one hour, including Q&A. Juliet Blanch is a full time arbitrator having chaired the international dispute resolution practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges from 2010 to 2016 and before that the international dispute resolution practice at McDermott, Will & Emery and the international arbitration practice at Norton Rose.  Juliet has over 30 years’ experience in the arbitration of international commercial disputes with a particular focus on energy and infrastructure, mining, commodities, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, hospitality, maritime and shareholder disputes. Juliet has acted as lead Counsel and/or sat as arbitrator in arbitrations held … Read More

In conversation with Neil – Jean Kalicki

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Neil Kaplan and Chiann Bao hosted Jean Kalicki. The recording is available here. Jean Kalicki is an independent arbitrator in New York and Washington, DC, specializing in investor-State, international and complex commercial disputes. Until April 2016, she was a Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, serving as counsel in highstakes international disputes; she thereafter transitioned exclusively to arbitrator work. In January 2020, she joined Arbitration Chambers, an association of independent arbitrators with offices in Hong Kong, London and New York. Over more than 25 years, Ms. Kalicki has conducted arbitrations involving six continents, across a wide range of industries and disputed issues, addressing issues of public international law and the laws of dozens of different countries. She is listed on the roster of … Read More

In conversation with Neil – The Hon. Fali Sam Nariman

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Neil Kaplan, Chiann Bao and Hafez Virjee hosted The Hon. Fali Sam Nariman. The Hon. Fali Sam Nariman is an internationally recognised jurist on international arbitration and senior advocate to the Supreme Court of India. He was the Additional Solicitor General of India, Member of Rajya Sabha (from 1995 to 2005), the Upper House of the Parliament of India, and President of the Bar Association of India. He has played a key role in establishing and enforcing the law in India. Mr. Nariman has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of India, and the Gruber Prize for Justice. In 2018, he was honored with the 19th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2018. Fali … Read More

In conversation with Neil – John Beechey CBE

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Neil Kaplan and Chiann Bao hosted John Beechey CBE. John Beechey CBE is among the best-known arbitrators in the world. He has served as chairman, party-appointed arbitrator, or sole arbitrator on international arbitral tribunals in both ‘ad hoc’ (including UNCITRAL) and institutional arbitrations under the Rules of all major arbitral institutions including, inter alia, the EDF, ICC, ICDR/AAA, ICSID, LCIA, PCA, SIAC and Stockholm Chamber. John has served, or is currently serving, as an arbitrator on the panels for 20 investor-state disputes, seven of which are pending. John is a past President of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC (2009-2015). His term of office at the ICC is regarded as one which brought about significant reform to, and the reinvigoration of, the ICC … Read More

In conversation with Neil – Michael Schneider

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Neil Kaplan and Chiann Bao hosted Michael Schneider. The recording is available here. Michael E. Schneider is a founding partner of LALIVE and now senior counsel. He has practised in international arbitration for more than 40 years as counsel in ad hoc proceedings and under various rules, including those of the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, Swiss Rules, Stockholm Institute, the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), European Development Fund, UNCITRAL, and before other international bodies, including the WTO Appellate Body and the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC). He has also acted in many cases as arbitrator (chair, sole or co-arbitrator) under the rules of many institutions both in Switzerland and abroad, including arbitration proceedings seated in Dubai … Read More

In conversation with Neil – Prof. Klaus Sachs

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Neil Kaplan and Chiann Bao hosted Prof. Klaus Sachs. The recording is available here. Prof. Klaus Sachs is one of Germany’s most distinguished experts for national and international arbitration with more than 25 years of experience as counselor and arbitrator in more than 200 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations under DIS, ICC, LCIA, SCC, CRCICA, JCAA, SCAI and ICAC rules as well as Swiss, Vienna and UNCITRAL rules. He has particular expertise handling disputes arising out of joint ventures, M&A and other corporate activities. Klaus also regularly acts in proceedings related to licence and cooperation agreements as they often occur in the industrial plants construction and energy sectors. Acting as chairman and co-arbitrator in so far 15 investment disputes under ICSID … Read More

In conversation with Neil – Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS

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For the 20th episode of In conversation with Neil, the series host, leading arbitrator and Delos Board member Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS was interviewed by Chiann Bao. The recording is available here. Find out more about Neil Kaplan, Chiann Bao and the In conversation with Neil series here, and browse past ‘conversations’ here.

In conversation with Neil – Prof. William W. Park

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Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS and Chiann Bao hosted Prof. William W. Park. The recording is available here. Prof. William W. Park is a Professor of Law at Boston University and teaches in the areas of tax, finance and conflict of laws. After studies at Yale and Columbia, Prof. Park practiced in Paris and Geneva until returning home to direct the University’s Center for Banking Law Studies. William Park is General Editor of Arbitration International and former President of the London Court of International Arbitration. Visiting academic appointments include the universities of Auckland, Cambridge, Dijon, Geneva and Hong Kong. Park served on the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Swiss Bank Accounts and the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, as well as the Panel … Read More