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ADR – Members and Consultants

What follows is a brief description of members of the Group who have experience in the fields of Mediation/Conciliation and Good Offices, and in International and Sophisticated Crime. For the full CVs please go to the Members and Consultants sections of the website.

MEDIATION/CONCILIATION

Markham Ball (USA)
Adjunct Professor of International Arbitration Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School; lecturer and consultant to national and international organizations on international arbitration and mediation law and practice; former Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C.
Approximately 40 years practice of law and Government service in Washington, D.C. Mark’s experience in arbitration includes frequent appointments as arbitrator and service as counsel in numerous commercial and investment disputes, including representation of an oil company in an international claim for the expropriation of two oil fields.
Experience in mediation includes representation of parties, including a non-U.S. Governmental agency in an international commercial dispute; and service as a mediator in both domestic and international mediation.

Andrew Berkeley (UK)
Lawyer who has held senior legal positions in industry, including General Counsel of the British National Oil Corporation, Legal Director of STC PLC and Legal Director of Laporte PLC.
Andrew has now practised for some 12 years as an international commercial arbitrator in significant international disputes, both ad hoc and under the rules of institutions such as the American Arbitration Association, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce.
He has a speciality in oil and gas related arbitrations and in disputes involving Russia and other CIS countries.
Harvard Law School Mediation Workshop Certificate.

Giovanni de Berti (Italy)
Giovanni De Berti is a lawyer in practice in Milan He has acted as attorney, party appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator and president of arbitration tribunals in proceedings under the Rules of various arbitral bodies.
He has acted as mediator and attorney in institutional and ad hoc mediation proceedings and is an accredited mediator with the CCPIT/CCOIC Mediation Center, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the Italy-China International Business Mediation Centre, the Milan Bar Mediation Institution, the Milan Chamber of National and International Arbitration.
He is a Fellow (Mediation) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Lawrence GS Boo (Singapore)
Singapore lawyer with extensive experience as judge, counsel, arbitrator and mediator in a wide range of commercial disputes, both domestic and international.

Has acted in various matters under the Rules of SIAC, CIETAC, ICC, and UNCITRAL. Speaks regularly at international arbitration events and has taught over 30 training workshops and courses on arbitration practice and mediation techniques.
Lawrence has mediated over 60 disputes with a success rate of 75%.

David Branson (USA)
Lawyer and former partner in various Washington D.C. law firms. He has participated in mediations over twenty years as Counsel and as Mediator. Particular experience in representing oil industry clients.
He was outside counsel for one of the world’s largest on-land drilling companies for 15 years, representing it in arbitration, litigation and mediation cases concerning drilling operations with Sonatrach, Pertamina, Marathon Oil, and others.
David is Director of the ADR Center of the International Law Center in Washington D.C., where he teaches mediation classes three times a year.

Anthony Connerty (UK)
Barrister. Actively involved in ADR – in particular mediation – for some 10 years. Experience as counsel and mediator in both domestic and international commercial mediations in England, China and Singapore. Has acted in over 50 mediations as mediator.
Background as barrister in practice in London, acting as counsel, mediator and arbitrator in multi-million U.S. dollar international commercial disputes: arbitrator/counsel under the Rules of ICC, LCIA, ICDR/AAA, Stockholm, LME; and in ad hoc arbitrations, including arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules.
Appointed in various cases by the ICC’s International Centre for Expertise, Paris and by the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva.
CEDR Accredited Mediator (London); IMI Certified Mediator (International Mediation Institute, The Hague).

Clem Danin (UK)
Wide experience in the field of non-precious metals.
Metal broker and consultant to various metals organisations. Acts as adviser in disputes in the non-ferrous metals industry, and has been appointed as an Expert in litigation and arbitration cases in various parts of the world. Held various post in the London Metal Exchange (LME).Accredited Mediator (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London).

Arthur Harverd (UK)
Arthur Harverd, a chartered accountant and a chartered arbitrator, is an accredited mediator, having trained as a mediator in London. He is a member of the co-mediation service of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales which comprises a panel of senior lawyers (including former senior judges) and accountants. For each mediation a lawyer and an accountant work in tandem as co-mediators, thereby bringing legal and financial expertise and experience to each dispute.
Arthur also has long experience of acting as an accountancy expert in litigation, both civil and criminal, and is a member of a UK Government Panel of Assessors determining certain outstanding claims arising under the Trading with the Enemy Act. He is a former Chairman of Council of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a past Chairman of the Board of The London Court of International Arbitration.
See also his profile in the International & Sophisticated Crime section.

John Tackaberry QC (UK)
John Tackaberry has undertaken a wide range of work in the fields of arbitration, advocacy, mediation, adjudication and DRB. He has a great deal of expertise in international disputes in the UK and throughout Europe, the USA, the West Indies, Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India and South America.
His work at the UNCC involved five years of intensive dispute resolution on a paper only basis utilising a locally based legal team. The total value of the claims exceeded $3 billion and involved 196 cases. He is a CEDR Accredited Mediator (London).

Charles Verrill
Charles Verrill has practiced law in Washington , D.C. since 1962. He has acted as a mediator in ad hoc mediation proceedings and has been counsel and party appointed arbitrator in proceedings under the rules of various arbitral bodies. He has also acted as both member and chair of panels appointed to review trade remedy decisions pursuant to NAFTA Chapter X1X and is on the U.S. roster of persons available for appointment to WTO panels.

GOOD OFFICES

Prince Bola Ajibola (Nigeria)
President and Judge of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal, Washington D.C and London.
Prince Ajibola has wide knowledge of international affairs, both in the diplomatic and legal fields. He was appointed as Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; has held posts in the United Nations; has sat as Judge and Arbitrator in the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration; and was a member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
He acted as Judge of the Constitution Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina; as Arbitrator/Commissioner on the Eritrea / Ethiopia Boundary Commission; was Chairman of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission; and was for 6 years a Member of the United Nations Compensation Commission in relation to claims by Kuwait against Iraq.

Rt Hon Sir Donald McKinnon (New Zealand)
A former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of New Zealand.
He brokered a lasting peace settlement for Bougainville after a decade – long civil conflict. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat from 2000 until 2008. As Secretary General he appointed emissaries to negotiate at the highest level in Fiji, Tonga, Kenya, The Gambia, Swaziland, The Maldives, Cameroon and Guyana. He sent election observers to more than 22 Commonwealth countries.
He personally intervened in the Fiji coup hostage crisis.
International statesman with strong personal and professional relations with over fifty
Presidents and Prime Ministers of Commonwealth nations. Has direct linkages with leaders and others throughout the international community: for example, Secretaries General of United Nations / World Bank / WTO.

Judge Thomas Mensah (UK/Ghana)
Judge Thomas Mensah was the first President of the United Nations International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, Germany (ITLOS).
He presided in the M/V “Saiga” Case (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines v Guinea), Prompt Release. The case related to an application for the prompt release of a vessel and its crew. The vessel was allegedly “attacked by representatives of the Guinean Government who shot at the ship and crew and injured four of them before taking control of the vessel. The vessel was brought into Conakry, Guinea at around 21:00 on 28 October 1997. Two seriously injured crew have since been allowed to leave. The vessel and remaining crew continue to be held hostage.”
Judge Mensah sat as President of the Arbitral Tribunal in The Hague in proceedings initiated under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in Ireland v. United Kingdom (The “MOX Plant Case”).
In 2010, Judge Mensah was appointed to the Tribunal in the arbitral proceedings concerning the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and the Republic of India. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) acts as Registry in this arbitration. Judge Mensah has also been appointed as a Judgead hoc in the delimitation case between Bangladesh and Myanmar before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg.

INTERNATIONAL & SOPHISTICATED CRIME

Andrew Berkeley (UK)
Andrew also has an interest in International and Sophisticated Crime,having advised the CBI (Confederation of British Industry), ICC (UK) and multinationals on negotiation of the OECD Convention on bribery of foreign government officials.
He also advised on the legislative proceedings leading to the new UK Bribery Act.
See Andrew Berkeley’s profile in the Mediation section.

Arthur Harverd (UK)
Arthur Harverd is a chartered accountant, chartered arbitrator and accredited mediator who has specialised as an expert accountant witness in fraud and other criminal trials for the last 25 years. He has been instructed by both the prosecution and defence in many of the leading fraud/criminal trials in the United Kingdom during this period, including the Brinks Mat gold bullion robbery case; Britannia Park, the longest running fraud trial ever held in England (17 months); complex investment frauds; money laundering; and Ponzi schemes.
Arthur was a member of a small team of chartered accountants formed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to provide independent assistance to Scotland Yard’s Fraud Squad and through this appointment he has also worked for several other major police departments. He headed the team for 10 years.
He has twice been appointed by the Secretary of State for the Department of Trade and Industry as a Government Inspector to investigate allegations of insider dealing.
Arthur has been profiled in the (UK) Law Society Gazette as an expert accountant recommended by instructing lawyers.
See Arthur Harverd’s profile in the Mediation section.

Brian Michael Jenkins (USA)
Brian Michael Jenkins is one of the world’s leading authorities on sophisticated crime. He is a Special Advisor to the International Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the board of directors of the ICC’s Commercial Crime Services.
In 1996 President Clinton appointed him to be a member of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security.
He works with government agencies, international organizations and multinational corporations. Over the years he has served as a consultant and carried out assignments for a number of government agencies.
He is Senior Advisor to the President of RAND. From 1989 to 1998 he was the Deputy Chairman of Kroll Associates. Before that, he was Chairman of RAND’s Political Science Department.
Mr. Jenkins has a B.A. in Fine Arts and a Masters Degree in History, both from UCLA. He studied at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico and in the Department of Humanities at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala where he was a Fulbright Fellow and recipient of a second fellowship from the Organization of American States. He is the author a number of books and numerous articles on conflict and crime.

Captain P. Mukundan (UK)
Captain Mukundan is the Director of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Commercial Crime Services, the ICC’ s Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau and Commercial Crime Bureau, and its International Maritime Bureau. The IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre in Kuala Lumpur provides the most comprehensive information on the vulnerability of vessels to piracy and armed robbery against ships around the world.
He joined the ICC in the early 1980s, and took over as Director of the International Maritime Bureau in 1996, and as Director of the Commercial Crime Services in 1999.
For the last 20 years he has specialised in the investigation, detection and prevention of on-shore and off-shore commercial and maritime crime cases – many of these being substantial and well-known cases: including piracy.
Captain Mukundan has a B.Sc. in Maritime Studies, an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and a Shipmaster’s Certificate of Competency Class 1.
He lectures frequently on Trading Frauds and Failures.