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.



  • Risoluzione arbitrati e vertenze internazionali

Charles Adams Partner


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 is acknowledged to be among the most prominent international arbitration experts in the world. According to Global Arbitration Review, Charles “is highly regarded (one leading international arbitrator described him to GAR as the most persuasive advocate to have appeared before him)”.

Charles’s experience spans four decades at the highest levels of international dispute-resolution; he has acted in more than 300 arbitral proceedings under various governing laws and under the rules of almost all arbitral institutions in fora all over the world, most frequently as lead counsel, but also on occasion as chairman or co-arbitrator on tribunals in high-stakes cases.

His experience includes disputes in engineering and construction, energy and infrastructure, mining, transportation, telecommunications, life sciences and biotech, intellectual property and franchising and distribution, among many other fields of commercial or industrial endeavor. He has conducted commercial and investor-state arbitrations under the auspices of ICSID, the ICC, ICDR/AAA, LCIA, DIAC, SCC, SAC and SIAC. Charles also advises on export control regulations and economic sanctions administered by the U.S. and the European Union, including matters relating to customs regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering rules and anti-boycott requirements.

For more than 10 years Charles was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), and he has served on the Board of Advisors of the NGO End Human Trafficking Now and as a guest lecturer at the UN’s International Development Law Organization. Charles frequently appears on Francophone television channels (TF1, LCI, TV5 Monde, Télévision Suisse Romande), as a commentator on political, economic and cultural matters.



  • Energy & Infrastructure Sector
  • Risoluzione arbitrati e vertenze internazionali
  • Energia
  • Infrastrutture
  • Africa
  • Risoluzione contenziosi e vertenze complesse

Charles Kaplan Partner


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.