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List of Consultants

Rt. Hon Lord Anderson of Swansea DL (U.K.)

Donald Anderson was one of the longest-serving Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom. From 1997 to 2005 he chaired the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons. He was subsequently created Baron Anderson of Swansea. In the House of Lords he currently sits on the nearest equivalent to the Commons’ Foreign Affairs Committee.

Dr Philip Andrews-Speed (UK)

Dr Andrews-Speed is an independent energy policy analyst. Until 2010 he was Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Dundee and Director of the Centre of Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy. He spent fourteen years as a geologist in the international mining and petroleum industries before gaining an LLM in Energy Law and Policy.
He has a particular interest in China.

Anne Laure Bandle (Switzerland)

Anne Laure Bandle has co-directed the Art Law Foundation in Geneva since January 2014. She holds a PhD in law from the University of Geneva. She is a guest lecturer in art and cultural heritage law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a member of the IDR Group’s Art Law Section.

Geoffrey Beresford Hartwell (U.K.)

Geoffrey Hartwell is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Arbitrator, a FIDIC accredited Adjudicator and NMA certified Mediator. He is a Consulting Engineer with over forty years' experience, for most of which time he has also practised as an arbitrator and ADR practitioner.

Alessandro Chechi (Switzerland)

Dr. Alessandro Chechi is a post-doctoral researcher at the Art-Law Centre of the University of Geneva and lecturer in public international law at the Université Catholique of Lille. His fields of research include international cultural heritage law, international dispute settlement and international organizations.

Clem Danin (U.K.)

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. He has been appointed as arbitrator in more than 70 domestic and international arbitrations, and is a member of the London Metal Exchange Panel of Arbitrators. He is an accredited mediator.

George Dobry CBE QC (U.K.)

Former barrister and English Judge. Many years experience in arbitration. His recent cases include commercial arbitrations in a wide range of subjects, involving parties from Poland, Italy, Finland and India. Member of the Warsaw Arbitration Court, and has sat in several arbitrations (conducted in Polish) in the Warsaw Court.

Serhat Eskiyörük (Turkey)

Asst. Professor, Çağ University Law Faculty. Legal Counsel, Eşelioğlu Law Office. Arbitrator, Counsel and Legal Expert in LCIA, LMAA, ICC and ICA (International Cotton Association) arbitrations. Arbitrator, TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey). Head of the EU and International Relations Commission of Adana Bar Association.

Michael Forbes Smith (U.K.)

Former Director General, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, director of IDRS Ltd and director of the City Disputes Panel. Michael has also had a distinguished British diplomatic and military career which has included: opening a new Embassy in Tajikistan post – 9/11; Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan; a Foreign Office Spokesman; and the first Political Adviser to the Governor of the Falkland Islands following the 1982 conflict.

Peter Foreman (U.K.)

English Solicitor (non-practising); member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Supporting Member, London Maritime Arbitrators' Association. CEDR-accredited mediator.

Dr. Randall Gossen (Canada)

Former President of the World Petroleum Council. The sixty member countries of the WPC represent over 90 per cent of the States producing and consuming oil and gas. The WPC is a non-advocacy and non-political organisation with a mission to showcase technological advancement in the upstream and downstream and to catalyze and facilitate dialogue on the key issues affecting the industry.

Brian Michael Jenkins (U.S.A.)

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. He has served as a consultant and carried out assignments for a number of government agencies.

Rt Hon Sir Donald McKinnon (N.Z.)

International statesman. Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand (1990-1996) and Foreign Minister (1990-1999). As Foreign Minister he secured a seat for New Zealand on the United Nations Security Council.

Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat from 2000 until 2008. Detailed knowledge of the workings of major government and non - government institutions, including key players all over the world.

Captain P Mukundan (U.K.)

Captain Mukundan is the Director of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Commercial Crime Services, the ICC’ s International Maritime Bureau, and its Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau and Commercial Crime Bureau. Specialises in the investigation and prevention of onshore and offshore commercial and maritime crime.

Professor Derek Roebuck (U.K.)

Solicitor. Has taught and practised law in England, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong. Editor of Arbitration, the Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London and Guest Professor at the People’s University of China. Has written over forty books including the 7 volume Peking University Press bilingual texts on Hong Kong contract, criminal law and procedure.

David Wookey (U.K.)

International commercial arbitrator and trade consultant. A qualified arbitrator working on behalf of the International Cotton Association (ICA) to resolve trading disputes between contractual parties in the cotton trade. Experience in the buying and selling of raw commodities from around the globe. Origination from west Africa and central Asia; sales to Europe, Turkey, the near and far East.

International commercial negotiation at agricultural source, with international merchants and with industrial consumers.