8th Annual GAR Live London

Global Arbitration Review

Sponsored Event | May.10.2018

One Bishops Square, London

Orrick is sponsoring the 8th Annual GAR Live London, being held Thursday, May 10, 2018. Topics to be discussed include the future of international arbitration in London post-Brexit, practical steps to take if one suspects corruption or fraud during a case, and the status of international arbitration in BigLaw. Orrick partners Charles Adams and Charles Kaplan are among the speakers at this year’s event.

CLE Credits Available: N



  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Charles Adams Partner International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution


Charles C. Adams, Jr., is the former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Finland (2015-2017) and Global Co-Head of Orrick's International Arbitration Practice Group based in Geneva.

Charles' experience spans four decades at the highest levels of international dispute resolution, in more than 300 international arbitration proceedings as counsel and chairman or party-arbitrator in arbitral fora all over the world.

Charles also has 10 years’ membership on the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).



  • Energy & Infrastructure Sector
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Africa
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Charles Kaplan Partner International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Energy


Charles Kaplan is a highly specialized arbitration lawyer based in Orrick’s Paris office. He has conducted arbitrations on EPC Contracts, oil production sharing agreements, gas pricing disputes, tax stabilization agreements, international joint ventures, as well as aircraft development programs, in France and elsewhere.

Highly regarded in the international arbitration market, Charles is consistently recognized as a key practitioner particularly in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. According to Chambers & Partners, clients describe him as an “extremely bright” lawyer on cross-border matters and praise his “commercial insight and dedication.” Ranked among Chambers France’s top International Arbitration lawyers, Charles is said to be “a very good lawyer whose experience in international arbitration is superb.”

In particular, Charles advises French and international energy majors, and industrials. He has extensive experience of arbitration under ICC, ICSID, French Arbitration Association, LCIA and Milan Chamber rules. He regularly sits as arbitrator.

He originally qualified as an English barrister and then as a French avocat. In addition to investment disputes, he has handled civil as well as common law disputes in a number of jurisdictions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Before he joined Orrick, he was co-head of an international law firm's Global Arbitration practice and led the Paris Arbitration group.