Ms. Riley has over 30 years of international legal experience from working with international law firms in New York and Tokyo, Japan, specializing in commercial transactions and ADR processes, both in private practice and as general counsel of a U.S.- based subsidiary of a Japanese multinational. Ms. Riley serves as a CPR Distinguished Neutral, and is on ICDR’s international panel, AAA’s commercial arbitration and mediation panels, and the mediator panel of a U.S. federal appellate court. Complementing her ADR practice, Ms. Riley teaches mediation and negotiation at Columbia University’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution.
James Clanchy FCIArb, is an arbitrator, associate member of Six Pump Court Chambers in London, and Honorary Secretary of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA). He is a solicitor (non-practising) of England & Wales (admitted 1990) and a former avocat at the Paris bar (1994 – 2008). For four years (2008-2012) he was Registrar and Deputy Director General of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). His background as a lawyer is in shipping, energy and commodities. He works part time for LexisNexis UK on its LexisPSL Arbitration practical guidance service. The opinions expressed in this interview are entirely his own.
Calvin is a Chartered Arbitrator with more than 35 years’ experience. He has sat as arbitrator under ICC, ICDR, LCIA, Madrid Court of Arbitration, Zurich Chamber of Commerce, Hungarian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and UNCITRAL Rules in a variety of seats located in the Caribbean, Latin America, USA, Africa and Europe. Calvin is a highly regarded Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. His expertise and knowledge lie in Investor State and Commercial disputes arising from administrative and public law, retail and consumer, energy and natural resources, mergers & acquisitions, cross border transactions including distribution, agency, franchise and transfer agreements, and acquisition of assets and/or shares.
Artem Doudko FCIArb, a solicitor-advocate, is a Partner and Head of Russia & CIS Disputes in the London Disputes and Risk Practice at Osborne Clarke LLP. Artem focuses on international arbitration and litigation involving Russian and/or CIS issues as well as advising Russian-speaking clients. Artem has a strong reputation and profile in his field and has been recognised as a Global Leader in the Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2020 directory. Artem is identified as a Next Generation Partner and described as a "sharp-minded litigator" and as a "very experienced in Russia and CIS-related arbitrations" in Legal500 UK 2020.
Levi Zulu graduated from the University of Zambia with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering in 1980 and worked on the Zambian Copper Mines until 1984 when he moved to Brian Colquhoun, Hugh O’Donnell & Partners, a Consulting Engineering Firm. He moved in 1986 to John Burrow & Partners, another consulting firm. In 1989, he moved to Botswana to work with TTCS, a local Consulting Firm that was in partnership with a South African Company WVL. In 1994, he returned to Zambia and re-joined John Burrow & Partners which had changed its name to Burrow Binnie.
Dr Karen Akinci FCIArb is a non-lawyer arbitration practitioner, originally from South Wales and based in Istanbul where she is a managing director of Akinci. In Istanbul, Karen also sits on the board of the British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey. As a Fellow of CIArb in the European Branch and a Senior Tutor in the Pathways course, Karen also sits on the Education and Membership Committee and as Chair of the Practise and Standards Committee. Karen is married with three adult children.