Confirmed Speakers

Partial list of Confirmed Speakers (as of May 25th, 2014)

Mr. Charles Buderi (Partner, Infrastructure Group, Curtis-Mallet, Istanbul)
Mr. Reza Mohtashami (Partner, Arbitration Group, Freshfields, Dubai)
Dr. Dante Quaglione (Director, Telecom & Infrastructure, BRG, London)
Mr. Adrian Cole (Partner, Arbitration, King & Spalding, Dubai)
Mr. Mark Hope (Principal, HopeVere, Malta)
Dr. Jeanette Jin (Director, BRG/ Perim Associates, USA)
Mr. Dev Erriah (Principal, Erriah Chambers, Mauritius)
Mr. Hussain Al-Mahmoudi (Sharjah Chamber of Commerce)
Dr. Horacio Grigera Naón (Former Secretary General, International Court of Arbitration)
Mr. Jonathan Star (Principal, Scenario Insight – Course Leader, USA)
Dr. Peter Vinella (U.C. Berkeley – Course Leader, USA)

Mr. Charles Buderi
Partner, Infrastructure Group, Curtis, Mallet, Istanbul
Mr. Charles Buderi is a partner in the infrastructure and oil & gas practice groups with a particular depth of experience in public international law…

Mr. Reza Mohtashami
Partner, Arbitration Group, Freshfields, Dubai
Mr. Reza Mohtashami is an experienced arbitration partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer who has represented clients as counsel and advocate in more than 60 arbitrations conducted under a variety of arbitration rules in many…

Dr. Dante Quaglione
Director, Telecom & Infrastructure, BRG, London
Dr. Dante Quaglione is currently a Director at Berkeley Research Group. He is an economic consultant and strategist with 20 years of experience, primarily as a senior expert with leading economic and strategy global consulting…

Mr. Adrian Cole
Partner, Arbitration, King & Spalding, Dubai
Mr. Adrian Cole leads King & Spalding’s Middle East Dispute Resolution Practice. He is a construction law specialist advising on disputes relating to energy and infrastructure development…

Mr. Mark Hope
Principal, HopeVere, Malta
Mr. Mark Hope has spent 28 years in a number of senior positions at resource-focused multinationals with operations in Africa and the Middle East, in Libya, Nigeria, Gabon, Angola, Mozambique, Kenya, Iran, and Sao Tome e Principe…

Mr. Dev Erriah
Principal, Erriah Chambers, Mauritius
Mr. Dev Erriah is head of Erriah Chambers in Mauritius, which specializes in International Tax Law, International Trusts Law, International Business Law and all aspect of offshore business activities…

Dr. Horacio Grigera Naón
Former Secretary General, International Court of Arbitration
Dr. Horacio Grigera Naón is currently Distinguished Practitioner in Residence and Director of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration at the Washington College of Law, and an independent international…

Dr. Peter Vinella
U.C. Berkeley – Course Leader, USA
Dr. Peter Vinella has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry as a consultant and an executive with major financial institutions…

Dr. Jeanette Jin
Director, BRG/ Perim Associates, USA
Dr. Jeanette Jin focuses on engagements in the areas of capital markets, risk management, governance and regulation, valuation, and securities litigation. Dr. Jin was an executive vice president, chief operating officer…

Mr. Jonathan Star
Principal, Scenario Insight – Course Leader, USA
Mr. Jonathan Star specializes in scenario planning, a technique that uses stories about the future to change the minds and actions of teams so that they are better prepared for tomorrow…

Workshop Directors:
*Scenario Insight

*Perim Associates
Experts on Africa & The Middle East
Perim Associates provides Middle East and Africa-focused expert testimony and policy solutions to international law firms and their government clients. Regionally, we are particularly strong in Libya, Egypt and Algeria, the Arab Gulf States, Iran, and Francophone and Lusophone Africa. Recent assignments include testimony and investigations related to cases involving involving fraud and corruption, Islamic finance, asset recovery and sanctions policy. Most of our work involves intensive research in local languages (Arabic, Farsi, Somali, French, e.g.), and the deployment of contact networks built up over the course of long residences and region-based careers. In addition to the above, we design and implement conferences and seminars that train politicians and senior development practitioners to tackle new policy problems. We are a sponsor of the U.C. Berkeley Environmental Leadership Program (ELP).


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