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

In conversation with Neil – The Hon. Yves Fortier, PC, CC, OQ, QC

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Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS and Chiann Bao hosted The Hon. Yves Fortier. The recording is available here. The Honourable L Yves Fortier, PC, CC, OQ, QC is a graduate of Université de Montréal, McGill University and Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar). He became a member of the Quebec Bar in 1961 and joined the firm of Ogilvy Renault in Montreal where he practiced as a trial lawyer before all courts in Canada, arbitral tribunals and as counsel for Canada, before the International Court of Justice. Mr. Fortier was Chairman of the firm (now Norton Rose Fulbright) until 2011 when he left to found his own boutique, Cabinet Yves Fortier, where he practices today as mediator and arbitrator. Yves is a past President of the Canadian Bar … Read More

In conversation with Neil – Robert Spano

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Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS and Chiann Bao hosted Robert Spano. The recording is available here. Robert Spano is the President of the European Court of Human Rights. He has authored numerous papers and publications on the topics of human rights law, constitutional law, the interpretation of statutes, the evolution of the Convention system, and criminal procedure. He is often described as an expert on the interplay between the internet and human rights. Having obtained a degree in Law from the University of Iceland in 1997, Robert Spano worked as a Deputy District Court Judge and Legal Adviser to the Parliamentary Ombudsman. In 2000, he graduated from the University of Oxford with distinction in European and Comparative law and two academic awards for his achievements. … Read More

In conversation with Neil – Rod Bundy

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Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS and Chiann Bao hosted Rod Bundy. The recording is available here. Rod Bundy is a senior partner at global law firm Eversheds, based out of their Singapore office. Mr. Bundy specializes in public international law, international investment arbitration, commercial arbitration and upstream oil and gas matters. Consistently ranked in the top band of public international law specialists by Chambers and Legal 500, Mr. Bundy has appeared in numerous cases before the International Court of Justice (including as counsel for Singapore in the Pedra Branca case and Cambodia in the Temple of Preah Vihear case), the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, ICSID tribunals and State-to-State and commercial arbitral panels. He lectured for twenty … Read More

In conversation with Neil – J. Christopher Thomas QC

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Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS and Chiann Bao hosted J. Christopher Thoams QC. The recording is available here. J. Christopher Thomas QC practices in the field of international trade and commercial law with an emphasis on trade and investment regulation and dispute settlement. After six years at the National University of Singapore’s Centre for International Law, he returned to Vancouver where he continues to practice as an international arbitrator. He has been counsel in many international disputes, in domestic administrative law procedures (anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases), and in contentious proceedings before the superior courts of Canada. From March 1993 until June 2008, he ran the law firm of Thomas & Partners. Since that time, he has been a sole practitioner, acting primarily as an arbitrator … Read More

In conversation with Neil – Dame Rosalyn Higgins GBE QC

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Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS and Chiann Bao hosted Dame Rosalyn Higgins. The recording is available here. Dame Rosalyn Higgins was a member of Essex Court Chambers from 1975 up until her election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 1995. She was the first female judge elected to the ICJ, and was elected President in 2006, a position she held until the expiry of her term of office in 2009. She has also served on the UN Human Rights Committee, as Honorary President of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), as President of the British Institute of International Comparative Law (BIICL) and as Vice President of the Institut de Droit International. She was previously a Professor of International Law at the University … Read More

In conversation with Neil – The Hon. Charles N. Brower

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Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS and Chiann Bao hosted The Hon. Charles N. Brower. The recording is available here. 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 … Read More

In conversation with Neil – Prof. Brigitte Stern

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Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS and Chiann Bao hosted Prof. Brigitte Stern. The recording is available here. Professor Brigitte Stern is an Emeritus Professor of International Law at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and former Professor at the Geneva Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (IHEID). She has also been invited as a visiting Professor in many universities or schools around the world. She is the author of numerous books and articles focusing on different areas of international law. She is a former member and Vice-President of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal (UNAT), and of the Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank. She has also served as President of the French Commission for the Elimination of Landmines. Brigitte Stern is one of … Read More

In conversation with Neil – Prof. Jan Paulsson

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Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS and Chiann Bao hosted Prof. Jan Paulsson. The recording is available here. Professor Jan Paulsson is a founding partner of Three Crowns LLP, and has practised exclusively as an advocate and arbitrator in international cases since 1975. A member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague and the Court of Arbitration of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, he has notably served as President of the London Court of International Arbitration, President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), and a Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. A graduate of Yale Law School and the University of Paris II (law), he is an avocat honoraire of the Paris Bar and a member of the District of … Read More