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P.R.I.M.E. Finance and the ABA Judicial Division visit Dutch Supreme Court

Members of the ABA Judicial Division and P.R.I.M.E. Finance representatives, together with Justice Edgar du Perron, in the main hearing room. Dutch Supreme Court. The Hague.

P.R.I.M.E. Finance and the American Bar Association (ABA) Judicial Division visited the Dutch Supreme Court on 26 April 2017 for a morning session lead by Justice Edgar du Perron.

Over 60 members of the ABA Judicial Division visited the Supreme Court in an event co-organized by P.R.I.M.E. Finance. The visit included a presentation by Justice Edgar du Perron about the main characteristics and workings of the Dutch Supreme Court and some of the most relevant features of the Dutch constitutional system. The audience was comprised of lawyers and state and federal judges from the United States and Canada. The presentation was very well received and was followed by an enthusiastic Q&A session. Prof. Jeffrey Golden, Chairman of the Management Board of P.R.I.M.E. Finance, Dr. Willem Calkoen, Board Member of P.R.I.M.E. Finance, and Kristy Tillman, the newly-appointed Executive Director of P.R.I.M.E. Finance, also attended the event.

After the visit to the Dutch Supreme Court, the ABA members visited the Peace Palace and attended a session on the Role of Expert Forums and Expert Witnesses in Resolving Complex Financial Disputes. This session was moderated by The Hon. Elizabeth Stong, Judge at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York and Board Member of P.R.I.M.E. Finance. The session also included presentations by Sir David Baragwanath KNZM, Chairman of the Advisory Board of P.R.I.M.E. Finance, Prof. Jeffrey Golden and Prof. Gerard Meijer, Secretary-General of P.R.I.M.E. Finance.

The visit to the Supreme Court and the sessions at the Peace Palace were part of a one-week program that the ABA organized for its Judicial Division. The program also involved visits to other institutions such as the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, the International Criminal Court and visits to landmark attractions including the “Keukenhof,” the famous Dutch tulip garden, and the Mauritshuis Art Museum in The Hague.