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December 2018

New Members

We are delighted to welcome new Members to the IDR Group:

Georgina Adam is a journalist and author who has covered the global art market for over 30 years. She is a contributor to the Financial Times and art market editor-at-large for The Art Newspaper. Her latest book, Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century focuses on secretive, behind-the-scenes events. Issues around fakes and forgeries, authentication, over-production and money laundering also figure. Georgina is particularly interested in emerging cultural centres. She lectures at Sotheby’s and Christie’s institutes in London. Georgina joins the Group as a Consultant in the Art Law Section.

James Clanchy is a Solicitor and was admitted as avocat at the Paris Bar (1994 – 2008). He spent 20 years in private practice in London and Paris as a solicitor, specialising in shipping, commodities, oil and gas, cruise and travel, with Withers (including four years in Paris), HFW, Stephenson Harwood

He was Registrar and Deputy Director General of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) 2008 to 2012, heading up the secretariat and helping to develop the LCIA’s business.

Gareth Fletcher is a Lecturer in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. He is Co-Unit Leader of the Art Business, Foundations and Placement semester course, leader of the Art Crime summer study course and Co-Leader of the Art and its Markets summer study course. He also lectures on Strategy and Risk Management as part of the Business Management in the Art World Executive Education program; Strategic Planning as part of the Business Management of an Art Gallery program, and the Contemporary Art Market as part of the Frieze Art Fair: Contemporary Art Today program. Gareth joins the Group as a Consultant in the Art Law Section.

Judge Albert J. Hoffmann has been a Member of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea since 1 October 2005. He was re-elected in October 2014. He was Vice-President of the Tribunal 2011-2014 and has been President of the Seabed Disputes Chamber since October 2017.

Judge Hoffmann’s professional experience covers a wide range:

  • Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa (1983);
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs: State Law Adviser (1983–1989), Senior State Law Adviser (1990–1991), Chief State Law Adviser (1992–1999), Legal Adviser, Permanent Mission of South Africa to the UN (1999–2003), Chief Director, Legal Affairs (2004–2005);
  • Senior Lecturer, courses in Advanced and Applied International Law, LLM Programme, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2008–2011);
  • Lecturer, Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy, 16th, 18th-23rd sessions (2012–present).

Dr Corinne Nguyen is an Avocat au Barreau de Paris. She is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense.

Her specializations include domestic and international arbitration (in particular ICC arbitration) and international business law (commercial distribution, agency, consultancy, exclusive distribution, sales contracts).

She spent 10 years at a US firm based in Paris and was Deputy Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration for 10 years.

Dr. Pierce Riemer is the Director General of the World Petroleum Council. Created in London in 1933, the WPC includes 70 member countries from around the world representing over 96% of global oil and gas production and consumption.

Dr Riemer holds a PhD in Applied Chemistry. He is a Chartered Chemist, a graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Energy Institute. He is the author of over 300 technical papers, more than 60 magazine features and 15 books. He also holds 8 patents.

Hon. Justice Edward Torgbor: formerly Judge of the High Court of Kenya,

Advocate of the Supreme Court of Zambia and Attorney at Law, Ghana.

He is Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration African Users’ Council. Professor of Law Stellenbosch University (2005 – 2008).

Justice Torgbor has many years experience in the legal, judicial and academic fields, and in dispute resolution.

Formerly a barrister in England, he is currently a Specialist International and Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator based in Nairobi, Kenya.