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Sovereign States – a Rorschach Test?

09 Feb 2021

Location: 2.00pm - 3.30pm Virtual Event (Zoom)
Members: FREE - Book by 09 Feb

Sovereign States – a Rorschach Test?

Highlights

This event will present a range of views and experiences in dealing with asset recovery against sovereign states, not merely focused on enforcement, but other disciplines which can contribute to the successful recovery of monies.

  • The legal lexicon of enforcement against States: What is a State/State owned enterprise?
    • State immunity
    • Commercial purpose/intended use of assets
    • Veil piercing
  • Legal challenges in enforcing judgements and arbitration awards: can you get around them?
    • Recent reforms and their impact on enforcement [Achmea/termination of intra EU BITs, etc]
    • A (new) role for the UK post Brexit in the enforcement of judgements and awards
    • Other reforms
  • Funding claims and enforcement against States: Are funders up for it?
     
  • What assets can investigators dig up?
    • What makes up their arsenal and what strategies they deploy when working against States?
  • Can the Press influence a State? How targeted PR can influence and help shape decisions
     
  • When the legal route doesn’t work - strategies on mediation with States

Your expert FIRE Starter speakers include

Joana Rego
Partner
Raedas

Joana Rego
Joana Rego Partner
Raedas
Philip Hall
Senior Partner
Portland

Philip leads Portland’s specialist disputes and litigation practice, and manages the global campaigns and philanthropy teams.

He is a communications strategist and qualified lawyer. Ranked by Chambers and Partners as a leading litigation consultant, Philip has advised on complex legal actions, conflicts and crises across multiple countries, sectors and jurisdictions, including the European Court of Human Rights.

Philip also has particular expertise in digital communications. He has developed and deployed sophisticated data-driven campaigns for both government institutions and multi-national companies.

Prior to joining Portland, Philip worked for Finsbury, the international financial communications firm, where he was Head of Digital and advised on crises in the travel, construction and automotive sectors. He is qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand, and has a Master’s degree (LL.M Hons) in international public law.


Philip Hall
Philip Hall Senior Partner
Portland
Carrie Tendler
Lawyer
Kobre Kim (USA)

Carrie Tendler’s practice centers on international judgment and arbitral award enforcement as well as cross-border asset forfeiture and recovery.

She handles matters involving sovereign and commercial entities, and often develops the strategy for and leads enforcement efforts around the world.

In addition to her enforcement work, Ms. Tendler advises clients in high-stakes commercial litigation and cross-border debtor-creditor disputes.

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Ms. Tendler practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, representing institutional clients in civil and regulatory actions. Earlier in her career, she clerked for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.


Carrie Tendler
Carrie Tendler Lawyer
Kobre Kim (USA)
Jon Felce
Partner
PCB Litigation

Jon Felce
Jon Felce Partner
PCB Litigation
Ruth Teitelbaum
Head of Underwriting
Tenor Capital

Ruth was a senior associate at Freshfields until December 2015. Ruth served as a law clerk at the International Court of Justice, an assistant counsel at ICSID and as the Managing Editor of International Legal Materials at the American Society of International Law (ASIL). She is currently a deputy general editor of Arbitration International.


Ruth Teitelbaum
Ruth Teitelbaum Head of Underwriting
Tenor Capital
Matthew McGrath
Managing Director
Emissary Holdings

Matthew L. McGrath is the Managing Director of Emissary, having founded the firm in late 2018 with the view that top-tier investors should be as analytically-driven in managing their disputes as they are with their investments.

Matt serves as chief executive of the firm, setting overall direction, leading client engagements, and building the team and network. His clients include major business families from the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East, as well as investors in private equity, energy, infrastructure and international arbitration claims.


Matthew McGrath
Matthew McGrath Managing Director
Emissary Holdings
Jenna Burton
Senior Case Manager
Raedas

Jenna has over eight years’ experience in corporate intelligence and litigation support with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

She specializes in evidence gathering and witness identification for international arbitration and complex cross-border disputes, with particular experience in the energy and telecommunications sectors.

Jenna recently led engagements in the context of a US$800 million ICSID investor-state claim and investigation of terrorism financing and sanctions busting by a Gulf financial institution. Other notable experience includes sovereign asset tracing, investigation of government corruption and bribery, gathering documentary evidence submitted in an NCA criminal complaint, and preparing evidence for a successful petition of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. She has worked closely with legal counsel to develop combined investigative and disclosure strategies such as through Section §1782, criminal complaints, as well as public relations campaigns.


Jenna Burton
Jenna Burton Senior Case Manager
Raedas

Agenda

1.55pm
Audience Logon
2.00pm
Chair's Opening Remarks
Speakers:
Joana Rego - Partner - Raedas
2.05pm
QuickFIRE Presentations
2.35pm
Practical Case Study Discussion
Speakers:
Carrie Tendler - Lawyer - Kobre Kim (USA)
Jon Felce - Partner - PCB Litigation
Jenna Burton - Senior Case Manager - Raedas
Ruth Teitelbaum - Head of Underwriting - Tenor Capital
Philip Hall - Senior Partner - Portland
Matthew McGrath - Managing Director - Emissary Holdings
3.05pm
Panel Q&A
3.20pm
Chair's Summation & Close of Event
Speakers:
Joana Rego - Partner - Raedas

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