PIERRE-EMMANUEL DUPONT - Paris

Pierre-Emmanuel is a lawyer and a consultant in dispute resolution, foreign direct investment law, and public international law. He advises governments and private entities in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America on matters including: maritime boundary delimitation and other issues in the law of the sea; international environmental law and transboundary harm; dispute settlement procedures before international courts and tribunals; the law of treaties; the responsibility and immunity of States and international organisations; EU, UN, and US economic sanctions; international humanitarian and human rights law; and disarmament and non-proliferation.

Pierre-Emmanuel has appeared before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in arbitrations concerning the treatment of foreign investments. He serves as Senior Lecturer at the Free Faculty of Law, Economics and Management of Paris (FACO), where he teaches commercial and investment treaty arbitration. He is a Member of the International Law Association’s (ILA) French Branch and the Board of Experts of the Hague Centre for Law and Arbitration.

Pierre-Emmanuel holds a postgraduate degree in Dispute Resolution from the University of Paris XII, a Master’s degree in Private Law from the University of Nantes, and a Diploma of Notary from the University of Aix-Marseille. His lectures and publications have covered topics related to public international law, international dispute settlement, environmental law, and international economic laws.

BRIAN McGARRY - New York

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Brian is an academic practitioner who focuses on emerging threats to peace and security as well as regional norms regarding boundaries and natural resources. He has clerked for tribunals in commercial and investor-State arbitrations, as well as inter-State disputes regarding sovereign territorial claims and the law of the sea. He has also counselled private firms and non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations on matters including: climate law; water law; maritime and labor laws; business and human rights; international trade; European Union laws; the law of treaties; legal immunities; and dispute settlement procedures. He is admitted to the bar in New York.

Brian is committed to improving the accessibility of international law through capacity-building programmes. He has provided legal training to officials from developing States through the T.M.C. Asser Institute (The Hague) and the Energy Charter Secretariat Knowledge Centre (Brussels), and has guest lectured at Sciences Po Paris, Utrecht University, and other international law faculties. His recent contributions to peer-reviewed books and journals have addressed humanitarian law and comparative constitutional law.

Brian has served as Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge and Teaching Assistant at the University of Geneva, where he is completing a Ph.D. on the power of governments to preserve sovereign interests in litigation between other States. He holds an LL.M. from the Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies, a J.D. from Tulane University, a B.A. from Rutgers University, and the Diploma of the UN International Law Seminar.