Wendy Miles QC | Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton, London; Vice Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee; Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee Working Group on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights; Vice-President, ICC Court of Arbitration

Wendy Miles QC is a partner in Debevoise & Plimpton’s London office and a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group. Her practice focuses on international arbitration and public international law. She is recognised as one of the market’s foremost lawyers in the fields of arbitration and public international law. With over twenty years of experience, Ms. Miles has conducted arbitrations under all the major institutions, as well as conducting ad hoc arbitrations and undertaking significant public international law cases. She has advised a wide range of multi-nationals, sovereign states and state entities. Ms. Miles has published numerous articles and is a frequent speaker on international arbitration issues. She is a Vice President of the ICC Court of Arbitration, and remains a representative on various professional bodies, including the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, where she co-chaired the Task Force on Costs Allocation in Arbitration. She is also Vice Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee and co-chair of the gender diversity initiative Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge.


Andrea Bacher | Senior Policy Manager in charge of environment, energy, green economy; General Secretary - Business and Climate Summit

Andrea Bacher possesses over a decade’s experience in international public and private sector policy as well as in project implementation.

At ICC, Ms Bacher is responsible for international policy matters related to climate change, sustainable development, green economy, energy, and manages ICC’s Commission on Environment and Energy and Task Force on Green Economy. Ms Bacher is the General Secretary of the Business and Climate Summit, the business and industry focal point to the UNFCCC, a trust fund committee member for the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) Strategic Climate Fund and Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, and a steering committee member of the UNEP International Resource Panel (IRP). Previously, she also ran the ICC Group of Economic Policy.

Before joining ICC, Ms Bacher worked for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) focusing on sustainable consumption and production and for the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) as Climate Change Advisor in the Indonesian Environment Ministry. In addition to her experience in governmental and international institutions, Ms Bacher began her career in the private sector with the Daimler AG and the Wund Group.


Sir David Baragwanath | Appellate Judge and Former President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Sir David Baragwanath is a graduate of the Universities of Auckland and Oxford, Queen’s Counsel, and a former judge of the Courts of Appeal of New Zealand and Samoa, President of the New Zealand Law Commission, and New Zealand Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague. He has specialist interests in Public Law and has had visiting appointments at universities in the UK, Europe, the USA, Asia and New Zealand. He is currently an Appellate Judge of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon of which he is former President, and he is an Overseas Bencher of the Inner Temple.


Laurence Boisson de Chazournes | Professor of International Law, University of Geneva

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes has been professor in international law and international organization at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva since 1999. She has been invited as guest lecturer in numerous universities all over the world. She is an adviser to various international organizations (UN, ILO, WHO), governments and law firms. In the area of dispute settlement Laurence Boisson de Chazournes advises and litigates on a wide range of international law issues. She has served as chairperson of WTO arbitration panels on pre-shipment inspections, has pleaded before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and has been an arbitrator in investment arbitration (ICSID). She is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in which she has also been appointed arbitrator.



Nicola Bonucci | Director, Directorate for Legal Affairs

Nicola Bonucci is the Director for Legal Affairs and the coordinator for accession. He joined the OECD in 1993 as a Legal Counselor, served as Deputy Director from 2000 until becoming Director in 2005. He focuses on general public international law issues, participating in the negociation of international agreements, interpreting the basic texts of the Organisation, and providing legal opinions to the senior management (The Secretary-General and his Deputies), the Council (the governing body of the OECD), and its subsidiary bodies.

He plays an active role in the drafting and the negotiation of the OECD legal instruments. He also deals with personnel matters, including litigation in front of the Administrative Tribunal of the OECD, budgetary issues and contracts. Since 1997 Mr. Bonucci has been closely involved in the monitoring and follow-up of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and is a regular speaker in international conferences on this subject.

Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Bonucci served as a Legal Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome where he provided developing countries, especially those in Africa, with legal assistance on natural resources law.


Kate Cook | Barrister, Matrix Chambers

Kate is a barrister at Matrix Chambers in the UK. She has a particular and wide-ranging expertise in environmental law, both domestic and international. She is also currently the Chair of the Legal Response Initiative (LRI) which supports least developed countries and civil society organisations at the UNFCCC negotiations.

Kate has appeared before the International Court of Justice in a number of cases including Argentina v Uruguay (Pulp Mills) and Australia v Japan (Antarctic Whaling).

Before joining Matrix in 2000, Kate worked for six years as a lawyer in the UK Department of the Environment (International & EC Division) and represented the UK at many international negotiating fora including CITES, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Cartagena Protocol and the Basel Convention.

She lectures and publishes widely on environmental law and is the sole author of Wildlife Law: Conservation and Biodiversity (Cameron May, 2004).


John Danilovich | Secretary General of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

John Danilovich became Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in June 2014. Mr Danilovich is a global business leader with extensive experience in trade-related issues. He has also served as an international diplomat.

Mr Danilovich held a range of senior roles in the international maritime industry in a career spanning several decades — including executive board positions in a number of companies. He served as the US Ambassador to Brazil and to Costa Rica, and from 2005-2009 was the Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation — an innovative and successful foreign aid programme.

In addition to his role at ICC, his current positions include: Board Member of the International Advisory Council for the Harvard School of Public Health; Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, DC); Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York); Member of the North American Advisory Council of Chatham House (United Kingdom); and Member of the Board of Directors at d’Amico International Shipping.


Earl J Rivera-Dolera | Independent Arbitrator/ Tribunal Secretary, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore

Earl J Rivera-Dolera has acted as tribunal secretary to international commercial arbitrators from numerous jurisdictions in arbitral proceedings seated in Nigeria, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Delaware USA, in a vast range of disputes arising from contracts in different industries, under the auspices of the ICC, SIAC, LCIA, KLRCA, SCMA, AMTAC, HKIAC, VIAC, ICDR and various ad hoc arbitrations with total claims of around US$ 6 billion. As tribunal secretary, she is responsible for, inter alia, the efficient management of the arbitral proceedings and has managed 30 — 50 cases per year since 2012.

She has also acted as arbitrator, one of the youngest to be so appointed, in various cases under the administration of the SIAC in arbitral proceedings seated in India, Indonesia and Singapore. She is listed in the SIAC Panel of Arbitrators (Reserve List).

Originally from the Philippines, she is based in Singapore and has joined the full-time arbitrators’ firm of The Arbitration Chambers at Maxwell Chambers. She is a Fellow in the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators



Gerd Droesse | Senior Advisor, Green Climate Fund

Gerd Droesse is qualified as a lawyer in Germany. Having worked for 12 years for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (in his last function as legal advisor to the Director of Personnel), Mr. Droesse joined in 1995 the Asian Development Bank where he held the functions of Head, Special Practice Group: Administrative and Institutional in the Office of the General Counsel of ADB, Legal Adviser to the ADB Institute, and Director (Lead Specialist) in the Office of The Secretary. From 2012 to August 2014, Mr. Droesse was the Legal Counsel of the Interim Secretariat of the Green Climate Fund and Acting General Counsel of the Green Climate Fund. Mr. Droesse currently is an independent expert based in Vienna, advising the Green Climate Fund and other international organizations.


Michael B. Gerrard | Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice; Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia law School

Michael B. Gerrard is Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, where he teaches courses on environmental and energy law and directs the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. He is also Chair of the Faculty of Columbia’s Earth Institute. Before joining the Columbia faculty in January 2009, he was partner in charge of the 110-lawyer New York office of Arnold & Porter; his now Senior Counsel to the firm. He practiced environmental law in New York City full time from 1979 to 2008. He formerly chaired the American Bar Association’s 10,000-member Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. He has served as a member of the executive committees of the boards of the Environmental Law Institute and the American College of Environmental Lawyers. Gerrard is author or editor of eleven books, two of which were named Best Law Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers. His most recent book is Global Climate Change and U.S. Law (with Jody Freeman) (2d ed. 2014).


Anna Joubin-Bret | Avocat à la Cour, Paris (France); former Senior Legal Advisor of UNCTAD

Based on her considerable experience in international investment law, Anna has developed a practice of International arbitration, mediation and conciliation in disputes involving sovereign States and State entities parties in investor- State dispute settlement where she acts as counsel, arbitrator and mediator

A former Senior Legal Adviser of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Anna has authored seminar research and publications on international investment law and teaches in universities and diplomatic training institutes all over the world. She holds a post-graduate degree (DEA) in private international law from University Paris I — Panthéon Sorbonne. She graduated in international business law from University Paris I and in Political Science from Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Lyon II).


Antonio G. M. La Viña | Professor, Ateneo de Manilla University School of Governement

Dr. Antonio G. M. La Viña a full professor at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Government. Currently, he is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s Specialized Panel of Arbitrators, established pursuant to the optional rules for arbitration of disputes relating to natural resources and/or the environment. He is also the Chair of the Partnership Council of the Partnership for the Environmental Management of the Seas of East Asia.

Until May 31 2016, he was Dean of the Ateneo School of Government, taking this position in 2006 when he returned to the Philippines after an eight-year stint in a Washington DC environmental think tank, the World Resources Institute (WRI). From 1996-1998, he was the Undersecretary for Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines. He also served a term as a member of the Asian Development Bank Compliance Review Panel from 2007-2012.

In the field of climate change, Tony is internationally recognized as a leading authority and practitioner. He was the chief negotiator of the Philippines and developing countries in the Kyoto Protocol negotiations in 1996-97. From 2009, during the Copenhagen climate talks, to the 2015 Paris climate change conference, Tony was a senior and lead negotiator for the Philippines and played leadership roles in the negotiations on forest issues and on integrating human rights and ecosystems integrity into the climate legal regime.


Dr. Crenguta Leaua | Partner, Leaua & Asociatii

Dr. Crenguta Leaua is an associate professor at the Bucharest University Faculty of Law, teaching International Comparative Arbitration and Construction Arbitration in the International Arbitration LLM Program and an associate professor of Business Law at the Bucharest University of Economics. She is an experienced arbitrator, in over 100 cases, member of the panel of arbitrators of over 10 arbitral institutions worldwide. She is a vice-president of ICC Paris and a past vice-president of the Romanian Court of International Commercial Arbitration. She is a partner in Leaua & Asociatii law [Page124:] firm in Bucharest, regularly acting as counsel in under the rules of the ICSID, ICC, WIPO, VIAC, various arbitral institutions in Eastern Europe and under UNCITRAL rules. She is co-editor of “ Arbitration in Romania” (Kluwer International, 2015).


Judith Levine | Senior Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration

Judith Levine is Senior Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, an intergovernmental organization established by treaty in 1899 which provides services for the resolution of disputes involving various combinations of states, state entities, intergovernmental organizations and private parties. The PCA’s current caseload encompasses over 100 diverse disputes involving territorial, maritime, treaty and environmental disputes between states as well as commercial and investment cases under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. Judith has served as the Registrar in the South China Sea arbitration between Philippines and China, the Atlanto-Scandian herring arbitration and the Abyei arbitration. She has also provided assistance to tribunals in some of the world’s largest investor-state and commercial cases. Judith assists the Secretary-General with appointments of arbitrators and on policy projects, including the PCA’s participation at COP21 and other UNFCCC-related negotiations. From 2011 to 2012, Judith served as the PCA Representative and Legal Officer in Mauritius. Judith frequently writes and presents on issues of public international law and dispute resolution and in 2016 is teaching a course on arbitration of climate change related disputes at King’s College London. She has recently been appointed to the list of arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


Roger Martella | Sidley Austin, Washington DC; Vice Chair, IBA Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights

Roger Martella is an international environmental attorney with Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C., focusing on assisting multinational corporations with environmental compliance, sustainable development, and litigation across the globe. Prior to joining Sidley Austin, Mr. Martella was the General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Principal Counsel for Complex Litigation for the Justice Department’s Natural Resources Section. Mr. Martella is the co-editor of the ABA’s book International Environmental Law: The Practitioner’s Guide to the Laws of the Planet, co-chair of the International Bar Association’s Climate Change Justice and Human Rights Task Force, vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Sustainable Development Task Force, vice Chair of the ABA’s World Justice Forum committee, the author of the federal judge’s guide to International Environmental Law, and the author of the chapter on international environmental ethics in the ABA’s upcoming environmental ethics book. Mr. Martella also is the founder of the U.S. EPA’s China Environmental Law Initiative. In 2015, Who’s Who Legal listed Mr. Martella as the top environmental lawyer globally. Mr. Martella graduated from Vanderbilt Law School, where he was Editor in Chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and Cornell University.


Thomas F. McInerney | Director of Treaty Effectiveness Initiative; Adjunct Professor, Loyola University Shool of Law in Rome

Thomas F. McInerney is an international corporate lawyer and strategist with particular expertise on multilateral treaties and regulatory matters in the areas of agriculture, food, and natural resources. He advises numerous international organizations, including the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Environmental Program (UNEP), Bioversity International, and the World Health Organization (WHO), on innovative solutions to enhance the performance of global regulatory treaties. In his recent book, Strategic Treaty Management: Practice and Implications (Cambridge University Press 2015), he developed an original framework for understanding, managing, and solving global problems through international law and institutions.

McInerney’s legal experience includes work on anti-corruption, environmental law and policy, finance, human rights, international organizations, international investment, labor, land and natural resources, organizational compliance, public international law, and securities. From 2002 to 2009 he served as General Counsel and Secretary to the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).


David Rivkin | Immediate Past President IBA; Partner Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

David W. Rivkin is President of the International Bar Association (IBA) and Co-Chair of Debevoise & Plimpton’s International Dispute Resolution Group. Mr. Rivkin is consistently ranked as one of the top international dispute resolution practitioners in the world. He has handled international arbitrations throughout the world and before virtually every major arbitration institution, and he also represents companies in transnational litigation in the US, including the enforcement of arbitral awards and arbitration agreements. He is the first American to serve as IBA President in 25 years. As IBA President, he has made a priority implementing the recommendations of the IBA’s 2014 flagship report “Achieving Justice and Human Rights in an Era of Climate Disruption.” He has also authored articles and frequently spoken about the important role of [Page125:] lawyers generally, and dispute resolution specifically, in efforts to prevent climate change. Mr. Rivkin has served in leadership roles in international arbitration institutions around the world; currently, he is Vice Chair of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and a Board member of institutions in Australia and Mumbai.


Jeremy K. Sharpe | Partner, Shearman & Sterling

Jeremy K. Sharpe is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration and Public International Law practices, based in London. He previously was Chief of Investment Arbitration in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, where he represented the United States in investor-State and State-to-State disputes arising under U.S. international investment agreements, including NAFTA and CAFTA, and advised on the negotiation of such agreements. He also is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches courses on international dispute resolution. He has served as the Legal Adviser to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and as an Attorney-Adviser in the State Department’s Office of African and Near Eastern Affairs and Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes. He previously practiced international arbitration in Washington, D.C. and served as Legal Assistant to Judge Charles N. Brower at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague. He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and LL.M. from Harvard Law School.


Edna Sussman | Independant Mediator and Arbitrator

Edna Sussman, esussman@sussmanADR.com, a full-time independent arbitrator, is the President of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and serves on leading energy and commercial arbitration panels around the world. She is the former Chair of the Renewable Energy Committee and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association’s Environment Energy and Resources Section, former Chair of the Energy Committee of the New York City Bar Association and former Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Energy Bar Association. She served on Mayor Bloomberg’s New York City Panel on Climate Change to develop adaptation responses to climate change for New York City’s infrastructure and has spoken and published widely on climate change and sustainability issues.


Martijn Wilder AM | Partner, Baker and McKenzie

Martijn is head of Baker and McKenzie’s Global Environmental Markets and Climate Change practice specialising in climate change, international carbon and broader environmental markets, climate and conservation finance and conservation projects. He is also Chair of the Baker & McKenzie Law for Development Initiative. His other roles include Professor of Climate Change Law at the Australian National University. Martijn is Chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and a Director of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, WWF (Australia) and the Climate Council. He holds advisory roles as Chair of the NSW Climate Change Council, a Governing Board Member of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and as a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists. He is also the Deputy Chair of the Private Sector Roundtable of the Asia Pacific Rainforest Recovery Plan and on the Reef Trust Innovative Financial Mechanisms Panel. Martijn recently Chaired the Independent Review Committee of the Victorian Climate Change Act. He was formerly Chairman of Low Carbon Australia and for many years chaired TRAFFIC (Oceania). He has written widely especially on climate change law, environmental law and Antarctica. In 2012, Martijn was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition for “service to environmental law, particularly in the area of climate change through contributions to the development of law, global regulation, public policy and the promotion of public debate, and to the community”. Mr Wilder holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney, LLB Honours from the Australian National University, LLM from the University of Cambridge and has studied at the Hague Academy Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations. He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.