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Confirmed speakers announced for the 7th P.R.I.M.E. Finance Annual Conference

Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands

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Confirmed Speakers at the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Annual Conference 2018

The 7th Annual Conference is approaching fast and we are happy to announce that we have over 50 confirmed speakers to date. Do not miss the chance to meet and discuss with these outstanding professionals this  coming January in The Hague!

Our list of confirmed speakers includes UK Supreme Court Justice, a former Financial List Judge for England and Wales, the Immediate Past President of the IBA,a  former Minister of Defence, Justice, Finance and Treasury of Luxembourg, and many more! See the complete list below.

The Annual Conference of P.R.I.M.E. Finance continues to be the premier event in the field of dispute resolution and international financial markets. It will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of January 2018 at the Peace Palace in The Hague.

The Conference will feature the most distinguished practitioners, academics, judges and legislators who influence day-to-day functioning of the international financial markets and several of the most senior experts in international arbitration and dispute resolution. We are happy to give you a glimpse of the confirmed speakers to date.

The Right Hon. Lord Briggs of Westbourne, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

Professor Sir William Blair, former High Court and Financial List Judge for England and Wales, Queen’s Bench Division; Professor of Financial Law and Ethics, Queen Mary University of London.

The Hon. Judge Elisabeth Stong, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

H.E. the Hon. Sir David Baragwanath KNZM, Chairman, P.R.I.M.E. Finance Advisory Board; Appellate Judge and former President, The Special Tribunal for Lebanon; Overseas Bencher, The Inner Temple.

Professor Akihiro Wani, Senior Counselor, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Professor, Sophia University Law School; Japan Counsel, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).

Antoine Maffei, Founding Partner, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei A.A.R.P.I.

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Carl Baudenbacher, President, EFTA Court; Director, Competence Center for European and International Law at the University of St. Gallen HSG.

Carolyn Jackson, Partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; former Executive Director and Board Member, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).

Carolyn Lamm, Partner, White & Case LLP.

David W. Rivkin, Co-Chair, International Dispute Resolution Group, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Immediate Past President, International Bar Association.

Duncan Goldie-Morrison, P.R.I.M.E. Finance Management Board; Managing Partner, Bradden Capital Management LLC.

Edward Murray, Consultant, Allen & Overy LLP; Deputy High Court Judge for England and Wales, Chancery Division; Chairman, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA) Financial Law Reform Committee (FLRC).

Professor Eddy Wymeersch, Chairman, the Public Interest Oversight Board; Independent Director, Association for Financial Markets Europe; Independent Director, Euroclear SA

Eli Whitney Debevoise II, Senior Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP; Member, ICSID Panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators; former United States Executive Director, World Bank Group.

Professor Dr. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Partner, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler (Geneva); Professor, Geneva University Law School; Honorary President, Swiss Arbitration Association.

Professor Dr. Georges Affaki, Professor of International Banking Law and Dispute Resolution, University of Paris II; Independent Arbitrator and Avocat à la Cour, Paris; Chairman, ICC Banking Commission Legal Committee.

Professor Dr. Gerard Meijer, Secretary-General, P.R.I.M.E. Finance; Partner, NautaDutilh N.V.

Habib Motani, Partner, Global Head Derivatives Group, Clifford Chance LLP.

Hubert de Vauplane, Partner, Kramer Levin, Paris; former Group General Counsel, Legal and Compliance, Crédit Agricole (France).

Hugo Hans Siblesz, Secretary-General, Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Jacek Kubas, Principal, Local Capital Markets, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The Hon. Judge James M. Peck, Global Co-Chair, Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group, Morrison & Foerster LLP; former United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Jay Tambe, Partner, Jones Day.

Professor Jeffrey Golden, Chairman, Management Board, P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation; Governor and Honorary Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); 3 Hare Court Chambers.

Dr. Joanna Perkins, Chief Executive, Financial Markets Law Committee; Barrister, South Square Chambers.

John Williams, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.

Joseph Bauman, Affiliate, Rutter Associates LLC; former Chief Administrative Officer, Athilon Group Holdings Corp.; former Chief Financial Officer, Primus Guaranty Ltd.; former Chairman, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).

Leslie Rahl, Founder and CEO of Capital Market Risk Advisors.

Lisa Curran, Senior Counsel, Allen & Overy LLP.

Professor Dr. Loukas Mistelis,  Director, School of International Arbitration & Clive M. Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London.

Luc Frieden, Partner, Elvinger Hoss Prussen (Luxembourg); former Minister of Defence, Minister of Justice, Minister of Treasury and Minister of Finance, Luxembourg; former Chairman, Board of Governors, IMF and the World Bank Group.

Mark Hapgood KC, Member, Brick Court Chambers.

Dr. Markus Burianski, Partner & Head, White & Case’s German arbitration practice.

G. Massimiliano Danusso, Partner, BonelliErede

Michael Nelson, Assistant General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Mohamad Akram Laldin, Executive Director of the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic finance (ISRA); Member of the Central Bank of Malaysia Shari’ah Advisory Council.

The Hon. Judge Nicholas Segal, Judge, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, Financial Services Division; Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Pedro Cardigos, Partner, CARDIGOS; Portugal Counsel, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).

Dr. Peter Niculescu, Partner, Capital Market Risk Advisors (CMRA); former Head, Fannie Mae’s Capital Markets Division; former Head, Goldman Sachs Fixed Income Research.

Dr. Peter Werner, Senior Counsel, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).

Philip Wood CBE, KC (hon), Head, Global Law Intelligence Unit and Special Global Counsel, Allen & Overy LLP; Visiting Professor, International Financial Law, University of Oxford; Yorke Distinguished Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge; Visiting Professor, Queen Mary College, University of London; Visiting Professor, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).

Professor Dr. Pim Rank, Professor of Financial Law, Leiden University (The Netherlands); Of Counsel, NautaDutilh N.V.

Professor Dr. René Smits, Professor of the Law of EMU, University of Amsterdam; Consultant on EMU law and banking regulation.

Rick Grove, Chief Executive Officer, Rutter Associates LLC; former Fixed Income and Commodity Derivatives Executive, Bank of America and Paribas; former Chief Executive Officer, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).

Richard Tredgett, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP.

Robert Pickel, P.R.I.M.E. Finance Board member; Affiliate, Rutter Associates LLC; former Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel, International swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).

Saskia Bruines, Deputy Mayor of The Hague.

Dr. Sharon Brown-Hruska, Director, Securities and Finance Practice, NERA Economic Consulting; Visiting Professor of Finance, Tulane University; former Commissioner and acting Chairman, United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Simon Firth, Partner, Linklaters LLP; Author, Derivatives: Law and Practice.

Professor Steven L. Schwarcz, Stanley A. Star Professor of Law & Business, Duke University; Founding Director, Duke’s Interdisciplinary Global Capital Markets Center; Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Dr. Thomas Werlen, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP; former Group General Counsel and Executive Committee member, Novartis.

Vladimir Khrenov, Partner, Head of Derivatives and Capital Markets, Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners; Counsel to Chairman, Russian National Association of Securities Market Participants (NAUFOR).

More information on the programme will be available shortly on our website. You can find here the programme of our last Conference.

Now is your time to secure a seat by registering on our website! Early bird rates apply until 1 January 2018.


Partnership Opportunities

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See here the list of sponsors of the 2017 Annual Conference


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