ANTHONY CONNERTY

ANTHONY CONNERTY

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ANTHONY CONNERTY

Barrister. Chartered Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator.

Member of THE IDR GROUP â - visit the Group’s website at www.idrgroup.org

Counsel and arbitrator in major international commercial arbitrations – ICC, LCIA, the AAA’s ICDR, LME, and ad hoc (including arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules).

Counsel and mediator in commercial mediations, both domestic and international.

Author of the Commonwealth Secretariat “ Manual of International Dispute Resolution”
Published by the Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX
ISBN 13: 978-8-0-85092-837-2
Foreword by Sandra Day O’ Connor, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Various reviews of the Manual have been published, including a review in the ICCA Yearbook of Commercial Arbitration. Click on PUBLICATIONS to see a reviewbyNicholas Padfield QC.

CONTACT Anthony Connerty at:
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SUMMARY

Litigation
In practice at the English Bar since 1975.  Has appeared in most English courts, including the High Court and Court of Appeal. Experience as advocate in lengthy and complex court cases.

Arbitration
Chartered Arbitrator.  Acts in domestic and international arbitration. Experience as Counsel and Arbitrator in multi-million U.S. dollar international commercial disputes under the Rules of various arbitral and other institutions including:
- International Chamber of Commerce (ICC);
- London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA);
- ICDR (the international section of the American Arbitration Association);
- London Metals Exchange (LME);
- Counsel and arbitrator in ad hoc arbitrations (including international arbitration under the UNCITRAL  Rules).

Mediation
CEDR - accredited Mediator [1997].
 
Experience as Counsel and Mediator in both domestic and international commercial mediations.

Has written and spoken extensively on mediation. Articles include  “The Role of ADR in the Resolution of International Disputes ” published in Arbitration International, the Journal of the London Court of International Arbitration;article “ADR and the Lawyer ” published in New Law Journal. Papers on dispute resolution generally have been published in various journals worldwide: see the section on Articles below.

Appointed by Her Majesty’s Court Service to create a Mediation Scheme for the Mayor’s and City of London Court. The Scheme is administered by the City Disputes Panel.The Mediation Providers are the LCIA, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, CEDR and IPOS. The scheme is operating with a success rate exceeding 80%.

Participant as judge and mediator in the ICC’ s 2nd and 3rd International Commercial Mediation Competitions held in Paris in 2007 and 2008. Universities from around the world participate in the Competitions.

Experience in international commercial arbitration, mediation and other forms of international dispute resolution
International arbitration and mediation cases have covered various types of commercial disputes including contracts for the sale and carriage of goods; letters of credit;  international metals contracts; oil contracts; oil drilling jack up rig contracts; joint venture agreements; franchising; trade marks; know-how licensing; armaments and weapons systems; hotels; fashion and clothing manufacturing contracts; jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal; governing law; and the enforcement of arbitral awards (in England and abroad).

Appointed in various cases by the ICC’ s International Centre for Expertise, Paris.

Appointed by the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva, as panellist in WIPO domain name disputes.

Publications and Conferences
Articles on international commercial dispute resolution have been published in various journals around the world.
Author of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Manual of International Dispute Resolution.

Speaker at conferences in the UK, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and China on international commercial dispute resolution.

Direct Instruction
Available for instruction by Direct Professional Access.
Available for instruction direct by non-UK lawyers.
Regularly instructed in international commercial matters by both U.K. and non-U.K. lawyers.


OIL & GAS

Arbitrator and Mediator in international disputes concerning petroleum and petroleum -related matters.

Member of the Energy Arbitrator’s List of the ICDR (the international section of the American Arbitration Association), and member of various Middle East arbitration panels: Abu Dhabi, Cairo, and Dubai.

Post-graduate Certificate of Credit in International Energy Law  (London University).

Long time member of the Institute of Petroleum  (now the Energy Institute).

Speaker at various conferences on Petroleum, in particular in relation to dispute resolution:

Speaker at World Petroleum Council conferences in Shanghai and Qatar;
Speaker at the 5th and 6th Doha Conferences on Natural Gas;
Chairman and Speaker at Abu Dhabi conference on contract risk management in Middle East Oil and Gas;
Chairman of the Organising Committee and speaker at the First International Oil and Gas Conference held at the Guildhall, City of London in 2004; and the Second International Oil and Gas Conference held in London in 2007 at Number One Birdcage Walk.

Articles on oil and gas and on the avoidance and resolution of petroleum - related disputes have been published in various books and journals around the world.


CHINA

Member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC): appointed to the Panel in 1997.

Acted for Chinese clients in international commercial disputes in Court hearings and in arbitration hearings in the UK and in China.

Speaker at conferences on international dispute resolution in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Guangzhou.

Articles relating to China - in particular concerning international dispute resolution - have been published in various journals around the world, including the CIETAC Yearbook (some translated into Mandarin).

Member for many years of the Bar Council / Law Society China Law Council.

Mentor over a number of years to some ten Chinese lawyers attending the All China Lawyers Association (ACLA) / China Law Council Training Scheme in England.


QUALIFICATIONS AND PANEL MEMBERSHIP

In practice at the English Bar since 1975

QUALIFICATIONS

M.A. International and Comparative Business Law (London University) [international banking, insurance, intellectual property and trade law];
Post-graduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration: Queen Mary and Westfield College, London University [1991: Course organisers Martin Hunter and Julian Lew];
Post-graduate Certificate of Credit in International Energy Law (London University);
Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators;
Accredited Mediator with the Centre for Dispute Resolution, London (CEDR) [1997]

PANEL MEMBERSHIP
                                                                          
Arbitration / Mediation Panel Membership includes:

Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre;
Bar Council List of Barrister Mediators;
Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration;
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ International Arbitration Panel;
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Mediation Panel;
China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Beijing (CIETAC);
Dubai International Arbitration Centre;
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC);
ICDR (the international section of the American Arbitration Association) Energy Arbitrator’s List;
ICDR Panel of Arbitrators: American Arbitration Association, New York;
International Arbitration Court (IUS) of St Petersburg and Almaty;
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC): [appointed in various cases by the ICC’ s International Centre for Expertise, Paris];
Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Lagos, Nigeria;
U.N.’s World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva (WIPO): Arbitration & Mediation Panel;
World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Domain Name Panel.


COMMITTEES, WORKING PARTIES and PROFESSIONAL BODIES

COMMITTEES AND WORKING PARTIES

Member of:

- The Advisory Committee of the Lagos Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. The Lagos Centre was established under the auspices of the Asian – African Legal Consultative Organisation, an Inter-Governmental Organisation which maintains Permanent Observer Missions to the United Nations at New York and Vienna. Attended the 45th Headquarter’s Session of AALCO in New Delhi in April 2006 as Member of the Lagos Centre’s Advisory Committee.

- Task Force on Reducing Time and Costs in Complex Arbitration: ICC, Paris. Now published as a Report from the ICC Commission on Arbitration: “Techniques for Controlling Time and Costs in Arbitration”, ICC Publication No. 843, ISBN 978-92-842-0029-0

- The Bar Council / Law Society’s China Law Council.

- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ London Branch Committee.

PROFESSIONAL BODIES ETC.

Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators;
LCIA - London Court of International Arbitration;
ICC Institute of International Business Law & Practice, Paris (Corresponding Member);
ICC, United Kingdom;
Society for Advanced Legal Studies, London;
Panel member: City Disputes Panel, London;
Energy Institute (formerly the Institute of Petroleum), London;
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
International Arbitration Club, London


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Litigation
In practice at the English Bar since 1975.  Has appeared in most English courts, including the High Court and Court of Appeal. Experience as advocate in lengthy and complex litigation.
General Commercial Litigation: including acting for foreign lawyers in commercial litigation in the High Court, particularly in relation to international trade law, conflict of laws and jurisdiction disputes.
Construction: including substantial trials in the Technology & Construction Court.
General Common Law: contract and tort, including professional negligence.

Arbitration
Chartered Arbitrator. Acts in domestic and international arbitration. Experience as Counsel and Arbitrator in multi-million U.S. dollar international commercial disputes under the Rules of various arbitral and other institutions including:
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC);
London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA);
ICDR (the international section of the American Arbitration Association);
London Metals Exchange (LME);
Appointed in various cases by the ICC’ s International Centre for Expertise;
Panellist in various World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Domain Name cases;
Counsel and arbitrator in ad hoc arbitrations (including international arbitration under the UNCITRAL  Rules).

Mediation
CEDR - accredited Mediator. Experience as Counsel and Mediator in domestic and international commercial mediations. Has written and spoken extensively on mediation. Articles include  “The Role of ADR in the Resolution of International Disputes ” published by Arbitration International, the Journal of the London Court of International Arbitration;article “ADR and the Lawyer ” published by New Law Journal. Papers on dispute resolution generally  published in various journals: see the section on Articles below.

Experience as Counsel, Arbitrator, Mediator and Expert
Experience as Counsel, Arbitrator and Mediator in litigation and in international arbitration and mediation  includes cases involving contracts for the sale and carriage of goods; letters of credit;  international metals contracts; oil contracts; oil drilling jack up rig contracts; joint venture agreements; franchising; trade marks; know-how licensing; armaments and weapons systems; hotels; fashion and clothing manufacturing contracts;   jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal; governing law; and the enforcement of arbitral awards (in England and abroad).

Appointed in various cases by the ICC’ s International Centre for Expertise, Paris.

Appointed by the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva, as panellist in WIPO domain name disputes.

Examples:

- Acting as Counsel on instructions of Chinese lawyers in Nanjing on behalf of a Chinese corporation sued in the Commercial Court in London by a Cypriot company. Case involved international sale of goods, letters of credit and conflict of laws;
- Acting as Counsel on behalf of a Middle Eastern Bank on instructions from a Paris law firm: obtained a multi-million U.S. dollar Mareva Injunction in the High Court in London;
- Counsel in ICC Arbitration involving dispute concerning sale and shipment of US coal;
- Counsel in dispute between UK and Spanish companies relating to a North Sea oil rig “Floating Storage Unit”;
- Counsel for Russian company in international sale of goods case involving point of law on CIF Contracts;
- Instructed by Chinese lawyers in dispute between Chinese and Hong Kong companies: contract provided for CIETAC Arbitration;
Counsel in international haute couture dispute: Commercial Court, London;
- Counsel in international dispute involving sports car distribution agreement: Commercial Court, London;
- Party-appointed arbitrator in international ad hoc arbitration: international metals contract - letters of credit and conflict of laws.  Application to the Commercial Court in London in relation to the interim award is reported as Naporano Iron & Metal Co. v. Sivas Steelworks Inc. [1997] 2 Lloyds Reports 359;
- Appointed sole arbitrator by ICC, Paris in metals case;
- Counsel in ICC arbitration: instructed by Chinese law firm in Beijing on behalf of a group of Chinese companies.  Dispute involved joint venture agreements; franchising; trade marks; know-how licensing; jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal and governing law. One hearing took place in Beijing (one of the few ICC arbitration hearings at the time to have taken place in mainland China). The arbitration switched to mediation part way through the hearing;
- Sole arbitrator in international ad hoc arbitration. Dispute concerning international commercial contract in the media field. Foreign law the governing law of share option contract;
- Instructed in relation to the enforcement in China of a New York Convention award made in England in a metals case;
- Instructed by Chinese law firm in Shanghai on behalf of Chinese companies in international commercial dispute involving hotels in China: arbitration under the Rules of the London Court of International Arbitration;
- Instructed on behalf of Luxembourg Film Company on Letter of Credit dispute with German bank. Commercial Court, London;
- Appointed Sole Arbitrator in ad hoc arbitration. Dispute between two major UK companies.
- Counsel in 5-party mediation: construction contract dispute;
- Instructed by Paris law firm on behalf of the Minister of Finance of a Middle Eastern country in relation to a proposed libel action in the English courts;
- Instructed by Italian law firm in media dispute between Italian and Eastern European parties;
- Instructed by Paris law firm on behalf of French Bank in international fraud case;
- Instructed to advise in LCIA arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules;
- Instructed by Shanghai Law Firm to advise in dispute involving a Development Project in Shanghai valued at US$ 1 billion;
- Party-appointed arbitrator in US$ 200 million Oil dispute: LCIA arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules;
- Instructed by Chinese and UK law firms in challenge in English Courts to multi-million US$ ICC arbitration award in FIDIC case (Commercial Court and Court of Appeal);
- Instructed by Saudi Arabian law firm in relation to insurance / re-insurance dispute;
- Instructed by British West Indies law firm in relation to enforcement of international commercial arbitration award: Turks and Caicos Islands Supreme Court;
- Counsel on appeal to English Court of Appeal on behalf of overseas parties: multi-     million US$ commercial claim;
- Instructed by UK law firm on application to the European Court of Human Rights: commercial case;
- Instructed by in-house lawyers at Nigerian bank on action in the English Courts;
- Appointed sole arbitrator by Appointing Authority in ad hoc arbitration subject to the English Arbitration Act: aviation-related dispute.
- Party-appointed arbitrator in US$ 200 million oil contracts dispute: LCIA arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules;
- Appointed to international arbitral tribunal in dispute between major international corporations: claim in hundreds of millions of US$. Place of arbitration United States;
- Co-Counsel in international metals arbitration under the Rules of the London Metals Exchange (LME);
-           - Mediator in international dispute involving oil drilling jack up rig. Place of mediation Singapore;
- Counsel in international metals mediation, London. IPOS Rules;
-  Appointed in various cases by the ICC’ s International Centre for Expertise, Paris;
- Appointed as panellist in various World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Domain Name Disputes (WIPO, Geneva) including:
Mamas  & Papas ( Holdings) Limited v. QTK Internet [WIPO Case No. D2004-0496]
PepsiCo, Inc v. Henry Chan [WIPO Case No. D2004-0033]
David di Danatello v. Domail Leasing [WIPO Case No. D2004-0244]
Kodak Limited v. Infovision Solutions Limited and Kodarain Limited [WIPO Case No. D2005-0118]
Cases can be viewed on the WIPO website - http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/search/index.html


PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
include the following:

- “The Role of ADR in the Resolution of International Disputes” (1996) 12 Arbitration International (The Journal of the London Court of International Arbitration);

- “Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Lawyer as Adviser and Advocate”: New Law Journal, 1997 volume 147, 21st November 1997 at page 1686-1688 and 5th December 1997 at page 1789-1790;

- “Trade with China: How and Where Disputes can be Resolved ”: Arbitration (1998) volume 64, No. 2 at page 129-136 (The Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators).

“Partnering ”: Construction and Engineering Law, February 1997;

- Paper on the Arbitration Rules of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Beijing (CIETAC).  Extracts from this Paper are published in CIETAC’s Yearbook of China International Commercial Arbitration, 1995-1997;

- Paper on International Arbitration and ADR presented at “British Law Week in China”, Beijing, October 1998;

- Paper on the ICC’s DOCDEX Rules (Rules of Documentary Credit Dispute Resolution Expertise, administered by the ICC’s International Centre for Expertise, Paris): submitted to the Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Birmingham, UK, June 1998. Subsequently published in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, November and December, 1998;

- Article “Documentary Credits: a Dispute Resolution System from the ICC”, Sweet & Maxwell, Journal of International Banking Law, 1999, Issue 3.

 - “Trade With China”: Butterworths Litigation: The Journal of Contentious Business, March 1999;

- “ICC Arbitration in China”: Sweet and Maxwell’s International Company and Commercial Law Review, May 1999;

“A Foreign Arbitration Held in China”: Arbitration (1999) volume 65, No. 3 (Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators);

- “Electronic Commerce: A United Kingdom View”: Sweet & Maxwell’s International Company and Commercial Law Review, December 1999;
[The Special Issue contains articles on electronic commerce in a dozen countries];

“ICC Arbitration in China”: Amicus Curiae (Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies), January 2000;

 “CMAC: The China Maritime Arbitration Commission”:
(i) Sweet & Maxwel’s International Arbitration Law Review, January 2000;
(ii) Journal of the China Maritime Arbitration Law Association, 2000, Volume 68 (Mandarin translation);

- Paper submitted to the Third Chinese Commercial Law Conference at Clare College, Cambridge: “The Internet Era: the Development of Electronic Commerce in China - and a Need for Global Dispute Resolution Processes”. September, 2000;
[later published by Amicus Curiae in Issue 33, January / February 2001]

- “Resolving Trade Disputes with China” Amicus Curiae,  September, 2000;

- Paper “Dispute Resolution in the Oil and Gas Industries” published by the Institute of Petroleum: Papers from the December 2000 Conference on the Role of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Oil and Gas Disputes
ISBN 0 85293 321;

- Article “Trading in North Africa: International Dispute Resolution” MEED (Middle East Economic Digest): The Middle East Business Weekly, 6 April 2001, Vol 45, No.14;

- Article “Dispute Resolution in the Oil and Gas Industries” published in the International Bar Association’s Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law Volume 20, No. 2, May 2002;

- “The Fraud Exception in English Law ”: Chapter 21 of the ICC Commercial Crime Services book “Trade Finance Fraud: Understanding the Threats and Reducing the Risk”.  ICC Publication No. 643 ISBN: 92 842 1312 6;

- “Electronic Commerce and Dispute Resolution: A United Kingdom View” published by the Centre de Conciliation et d’Arbitrage de Tunis in Tunisian Arbitration Review: 2002 No. 2.   Website: www.ccat.org.tn;

- “Strengthening Relations with the Arab World through Dispute Resolution”: Published by the Permanent Court of Arbitration / Peace Palace Papers.
Papers emanating from the Fourth PCA International Law Seminar at The Hague.  Kluwer  ISBN  90-411-1972-8;

- “Natural Gas in China ” Sweet & Maxwell’s International Energy Law and Taxation
Review, May 2003;

- “Natural Gas - China’s Fuel of the 21st Century? ” ISC Publication for the World Petroleum Congress - Ist Youth Forum in Beijing, October 2004;

 “Gas and the Problem of Disputes ”: First Magazine publication for the World Petroleum Congress, November 2004 [“The principal purpose of the World Petroleum Congress (WPC) is to promote the management of the world’s petroleum resources for the benefit of mankind ” - Dr Eivald Roren, President of the World Petroleum Congress];

 “China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Should They be Part of a World-Wide Dispute
Resolution System? ”: published in Transnational Dispute Management, Vol 3, Issue 4, July 2006 [based on a Paper delivered at the Cambridge University Asian Law & Business Association in February 2004];

“Mediation Scheme at the Mayor’s and City of London Court”: Arbitration, the Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, edition August 2006;

“Mediation Scheme” (an article on the Mayor’s and City of London Court’s Mediation Scheme): City Solicitor, the Newsletter of the City of London Solicitors’ Company. Autumn 2006, Issue 54;

“ Online Jurisdiction: ICANN, WIPO, and the Need for International Action”: Asian Dispute Review, July and October, 2006. Published by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre;

“Dealing with Disputes”: article in “ The Fundamentals of the Global Oil and Gas Industry 2007: World Petroleum Council Yearbook”.  Published by  Petroleum Economist;

“Gas and the Problem of Disputes” published in the Dubai International Arbitration Centre Journal (DIAC Journal Volume 2 – Special Edition II), 2008;

“Alternative Dispute Resolution in Small States” will be published in the Commonwealth Law Bulletin in early 2008.

Commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London to write a Manual of International Dispute Resolution:
Areas covered include investment treaty arbitration; maritime and border disputes; international trade disputes; electronic commerce disputes - sections on WIPO and the ICC’ s DOCDEX system.  Chapters on the International Court of Justice; the Permanent Court of Arbitration; the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington DC; the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (TLOS), Hamburg; and various international dispute resolution organisations: ICC, AAA, LCIA, CIETAC, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, etc

 

Foreword by Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Manual was published in October 2006 by the Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London  SW1Y 5HX
ISBN 13: 978-8-0-85092-837-2

Various reviews of the Manual have been published, including a review in the ICCA Yearbook of Commercial Arbitration. For a review by NicholasPadfield QCpublished in Arbitration, the Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Vol 73, Number 4, November 2007) Click on Publications.


LECTURES

Beijing:
Lecture at the British Law Week in Beijing on Dispute Resolution: 1998

Cambridge, England:
Trinity College, Cambridge: Conference on Chinese Commercial Law: chaired session on Dispute Resolution and submitted Paper on the China Maritime Commission (CMAC), September 1999

London:
ICC United Kingdom Annual Banking Conference: Lecture on Dispute Resolution Procedures in relation to Documentary Credits, November 1999

Bergamo, Italy:
Lecture on Arbitration as a means of resolving international commercial disputes given at a Conference organised by various Italian trading organisations including the Italian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce: May 2000

London:
Lecture on Electronic Commerce: Hawksmere Conference: May 2000.

London:
Lecture on Electronic Commerce at a Seminar for the Holborn Law Society: May 2000.

London:
Lecture on Trade with China: Seminar at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, June 2000.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands:
International Bar Association: Committee M, submitted paper on Time Clauses in International Sales Contracts. Took part in panel discussion with lawyers from Canada, Ecuador, Israel, India, Germany and America.  September 2000.

London:
Institute of Petroleum, London: Lecture on Resolving Disputes in the Oil and Gas Industries.  December 2000.

London:
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Lecture at Seminar on Trading with Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia: international commercial arbitration. February 2001.

Tunisia:
Lecture on Electronic Commerce and Dispute Resolution: Tunis Center for Conciliation and Arbitration.  April 2001.

Shanghai, China:
World Petroleum Congress: Shanghai, September 2001: Paper on Asia’s Natural Gas Industry in the 21st Century, September 2001.

London:
Speaker on the UK implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery and Corruption Convention at Conference on “International Sanctions: Implications for the Oil, Gas and Mining Industries.” October 2001.

Scotland:
Seminars on Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector: The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy: University of Dundee, Scotland (CEPMLP),
September, 2001 and September, 2002.

London:
Colloquium On International Commercial Arbitration and African States, organised by Kings College, London and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Paper presented:  “Arbitrating in Africa?  A non-African View of Africa as a Venue for International Arbitration”, June 2003.

Qatar :
World Petroleum Congress, 2nd Regional Meeting in Doha.  Paper on “Managing Risk and Uncertainty in the Modern Petroleum Industry.” December 2003.

London:
Paper “Overview of Some Dispute Resolution Systems Commonly Used in the Oil and Gas Industries”, presented at the First International Oil and Gas Conference: “Managing Risk – Dispute Avoidance and Resolution” London, April 2004.

Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Conference held at The Guildhall, City of London, 2004 -
The organisations involved in staging the Conference were the World Petroleum Congress, the Energy Institute (formerly the Institute of Petroleum), the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), the University of Dundee, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
The Conference was supported by the Corporation of London.
The Keynote Speaker was HRH The Duke of Kent.
The Conference Chairman was Dr Eivald Røren, President of the World Petroleum Congress.   
Speakers and Panel Chairmen included Mr Rory Brady SC, the Attorney General of
Ireland; Judge Rosalyn Higgins, the International Court of Justice; Sir Mark Potter, Lord Justice of Appeal; Tjaco van den Hout, Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague; William K. Slate II, President and CEO of the American Arbitration Association; Ulf Franke, Secretary-General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce; Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Honorary President, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Ucheora Onwuanaegbu, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington; and Professor Martin Hunter, LCIA.
Presentations were also given by speakers from the oil and gas industry and from major international law firms on topics including ethics and risk; inter-state dispute resolution; dispute resolution in different regions of the world; corporate social responsibility; dispute resolution techniques; and international arbitration institutions.
Those attending the conference came from 20 countries around the world: from Britain, Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Qatar
Speaker at the 5th Doha Conference on Natural Gas in February / March 2005: a conference under the patronage of the Emir of the State of Qatar. Paper on “Gas Projects Worldwide ”.
Speakers from the International Energy Agency, Qatargas, Qatar Petroleum, RasGas, Shell, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Total, Sonatrech, Bechtel, etc.
Over 1,300 participants from 34 countries attended the Conference

Lagos, Nigeria
Spoke on domestic and international arbitration and acted as sole arbitrator at
an International Mock Arbitration at the Lagos Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration - May 2005. Leading members of the Nigerian Bar participated in the Mock arbitration. Those attending the 3-day Mock Arbitration and lectures included politicians and judges.

Prague
Speaker / panellist at the International Bar Association’s Conference in Prague in September 2005, session on Mediation. Paper presented - “Mediation under the
UNCITRAL Model Conciliation Law: the enforcement of settlement agreements”.
[Article in the IBA’ s Mediation Newsletter published in the 2nd edition of the Newsletter:
“ Arb-Med / Med – Arb: and enforcement under the New York Convention]

Guangzhou, China
Speaker at a Seminar organised by the Bar Council / Law Society in conjunction with the Guangdong Lawyers’ Association. Paper  “ADR – Arbitration and the Resolution of International Disputes”. November 2005.

Windsor, England
                        Speaker at a Seminar of the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN) on “The Legal Response to New Information Flows” at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor. Members of EIPIN include Queen Mary College, University of London, the University of Alicante, CEIPI (Strasbourg), ETHZ (Zurich), and the Munich Intellectual Property Institute. Topic in the Section on Jurisdiction on the Internet -  “Public Responses: ICANN, WIPO and the need for International Action”.
                        17 – 19 February 2006.

                        London
Speaker at conference jointly organized by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and
St. John’ s University, New York, sponsored by Queen Mary, University of London:
“Transatlantic Perspectives of ADR”. July 2006.

London
Speaker at Seminar on the Mayor’s and City of London Court’s Mediation Scheme. Held at the London offices of Clyde & Co. April 2007.

Abu Dhabi, UAE
Speaker (and Conference Chairman) at conference on “Contract Risk Management in Middle East Oil and Gas”. Paper on “Managing Risks in the Oil and Gas Industry: Avoiding them and Resolving them”. July 2007.

London
Speaker and Chairman of the Organising Committee, the Second International Oil and Gas Conference, held at One Birdcage Walk, London. Organisations involved were the World Petroleum Congress and the Energy Institute. Supporting organisations  were the Corporation of London, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and CEPMLP, University of Dundee.
Speakers included the Lord Mayor of London; the President of the World Petroleum Congress; the Chairman and CEO of the American Arbitration Association; a Keynote Speech to the Conference from H.H. Prince Dr. Bandar Bin Salman Al-Saud, Adviser to the King of Saudi Arabia (delivered by H.E Dr. Saud Al- Ammari, Minister Plenipotentiary and Head of Legal Affairs, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, London); and speakers from international law firms and international petroleum companies.
September, 2007

Morschach, Switzerland
International Maritime Bureau’s  22nd Annual Practical Course on International Trading Problems: Pitfalls and Remedies in International Trade. Paper: “The Contract as a tool for loss minimisation”. October 2007.

Qatar
6th Doha Conference on Natural Gas. Paper “Monetizing Natural Gas: A Contribution to the Problem of Emissions and Climate Change”. November 2007.

France

Participant as Mediator in the ICC’ s 3rd International Commercial Mediation Competition (universities from around the world participate in the Competition).

Paris, February 2008

Italy

Union Internationale des Avocats and All China Lawyers Association (ACLA): Conference on the Legal Aspects of Doing Business with China.  Paper “The use of arbitration and mediation in disputes involving Chinese parties – and enforcement under the New York Convention”. Palazzo Affari ai Giureconsulti, Milan: April 2008