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Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel

The Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) and ABCK will host a panel discussion on ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) with some experts that are visiting from the US. This panel will be of interest to anyone dealing with contracts in Kuwait and the US.
Join us on Wednesday, December 6, 2017  from 4:30 pm – 7 pm  in the ABCK Office.  This event is for members only now.
The panelists are:
Barrington D. Parker is a United States Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. At the time of his appointment in 2001, Judge Parker was a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Judge Parker received his B.A. degree from Yale College in 1965 and his LL.B. degree from Yale Law School in 1969.
Judge Parker was law clerk to Judge Aubrey Robinson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia from 1969 to1970. He then went into private law practice in New York in 1970, serving first at Sullivan & Cromwell until 1977, then as a partner at Parker, Auspitz, Neesemann & Delehanty, P.C. from 1977 to 1987, then as a partner at Morrison & Foerster from 1987 until his appointment in 1994 as a United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York.
James MacPherson
International ADR Specialist
A bilingual (English/French) international ADR Specialist with over twenty-five years experience within public and private sectors, James works in over 20 countries, and served as Board Member of the International Mediation Institute (The Hague). Among his clients, he was retained as Special Counsel & Project Leader by the Board to establish the first ADR Center in Saudi Arabia. He was Co-Founder and inaugural CEO of BCDR-AAA, whose innovations included the Middle East Pre-Vis Arbitration Moot, Free Arbitration Zone and Statutory ADR Tribunals (claims exceeding USD$2 Billion). James‘ extensive experience across the MENA region includes having been Country Director, ABA Rule of Law Initiative, focusing on judicial and legal reform as well as training government officials, judges and lawyers in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE, and Morocco. He has been retained by the World Bank as well as the the US Department of Commerce, among others, to train and advise government ministers and parliamentarians, business leaders and lawyers from Afghanistan in negotiation, mediation and arbitration. James advises governments and companies in the EMEA and North America on ADR systems design, training and legislative policy. A successful mediator, James has overseen the settlement of thousands of matters ranging from community, commercial, construction, financial and IP/Tech, to indigenous disputes and organisational conflict. BA (Bishop’s, University of Toronto) LLB (University of Edinburgh) and LLM (Oxford) .
A bilingual (English/French) international ADR Specialist with over twenty-five years experience within public and private sectors, James works in over 20 countries, and served as Board Member of the International Mediation Institute (The Hague). Among his clients, he was retained as Special Counsel & Project Leader by the Board to establish the first ADR Center in Saudi Arabia. He was Co-Founder and inaugural CEO of BCDR-AAA, whose innovations included the Middle East Pre-Vis Arbitration Moot, Free Arbitration Zone and Statutory ADR Tribunals (claims exceeding USD$2 Billion). James‘ extensive experience across the MENA region includes having been Country Director, ABA Rule of Law Initiative, focusing on judicial and legal reform as well as training government officials, judges and lawyers in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE, and Morocco. He has been retained by the World Bank as well as the the US Department of Commerce, among others, to train and advise government ministers and parliamentarians, business leaders and lawyers from Afghanistan in negotiation, mediation and arbitration. James advises governments and companies in the EMEA and North America on ADR systems design, training and legislative policy. A successful mediator, James has overseen the settlement of thousands of matters ranging from community, commercial, construction, financial and IP/Tech, to indigenous disputes and organisational conflict. BA (Bishop’s, University of Toronto) LLB (University of Edinburgh) and LLM (Oxford) .
James D. Filpi is a Senior Counsel with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in the Office of the General Counsel of the United States Department of Commerce. CLDP provides consultative services to assist political, regulatory, judicial and commercial leaders to augment their policies, laws and organizational structures in order to improve the legal environment for doing business around the globe.
James primarily works with governments in Middle East and Latin America. James was in Kuwait in May and is back to discuss the latest geopolitcal atmosphere for the country and region for American companies and goods.