Azzedine Kettani

Azzedine Kettani obtained his Law Degree from Faculty of Rabat, Juris Doctor, Phd Faculty of Paris and Faculty of Nice, France. He was admitted to the Casablanca Bar on July 16, 1968 and admitted before the Highest Court of Justice of the Kingdom of Morocco (Cassation Court). He founded Kettani Law Firm in 1971.Professor Kettani is listed in Martindale Hubble/Lexis Nexis – Practical Law, Legal 500, Chambers Global, Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book and the Lloyd’s Maritime Directory. He specializes in Arbitration/Mediation and Business Law.

Arbitration Memberships & Experience:

  • Is a member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators appointed in September 2011 through 2017
  • Member of the panel of arbitrators of Dubaï International Arbitration Center
  • Member of the European Court of Arbitration and chairman of Morocco section of the Court
  • Member of ICC Court of Arbitration, and CIMAC Morocco
  • Member of Users Council of Singapore International Arbitration Center
  • Member of LCIA
  • Has been teaching international arbitration and supervising academic studies in the same matter
  • Has been appointed by the Moroccan Government as a member of the special committee for the reform of arbitration rules under the Moroccan Code on Civil Proceeding
  • Has been practicing national and international arbitration for more than 40 years as sole arbitrator, member of a tribunal or as representative of a party under ICC, ICSID  (currently handling several cases in the said capacities), DIAC rules.

The Arbitration and Mediation Practice:

Mediation and arbitration are now the most effective means of disputes resolution, by the speed of their procedures, their costs, or by the confidentiality that is increasingly sought by the parties.

The Moroccan legislature has, by various texts encouraged the use of this alternative means of disputes resolution that has also the benefit of releasing the courts’ workload.

KLF, through its founder, was among the first professionals to be interested in it, and initiates numerous cases before various authorities, in which it provides its clients with a legal representation by specialized lawyers in this area.

Beside the role of KLF as a lawyer or counsel for the parties, Professor Azzedine Kettani is also widely recognized as arbitrator both nationally and internationally.

He is a member of the Moroccan Court of Arbitration of the ICC Morocco and was recently ranked as the president of the Mediation Centre of this chamber in 2013.

Internationally, his recognized expertise allowed him to be appointed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Paris) as an arbitrator for many years.

Professor Azzedine Kettani has also been appointed by the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) as an arbitrator or chairman of arbitral tribunals for many years.

In September 2011, he was named for six years by the President of the World Bank, acting as the ICSID’ s Chairman of the Board of Director, as a member of the panel of 10 international arbitrators.

He is a member of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre panel of arbitrators and as such, he was named as sole arbitrator or chairman of the arbitral tribunal on many occasions.

He is a member of the “Users Council” of Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC)

He is the author and co-author of several articles and publications in several matters of Business Law and arbitration

He has been teaching the same matters at Hassan II University of Casablanca since 1968 and is a visiting professor invited by several foreign universities

In this capacity he is a member of the scientific council of the Foundation Continental Law Formation (Paris)

All these activities reflect favourably on KLF, which reputation in the field of domestic or international arbitration is well established.

Kettani Law Firm:

Created in 1971, it was the first legal entity to register in 2011 as a private lawyers’ partnership (“société civile professionnelle”) in Casablanca under the name of KETTANI LAW FIRM SCP (“KLF”).

KLF is divided into 4 departments:

  • Arbitration
  • Consulting
  • Litigation
  • Dedicated units

KLF is the largest Moroccan independent law firm composed of 120 associates and employees in its Casablanca head office.

Marek Procházka

Marek Procházka is the founding partner of PRK Partners and practises in the areas of dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation), banking law, mergers and acquisitions.

He was educated in Switzerland and the United States before practicing in the Czech Republic. After graduating from the University of Bern, he worked in the Department of Banking Law in the university’s law faculty. Afterwards, he obtained a master’s degree from Georgetown University Law Center, in Washington D.C.

Marek is an experienced lawyer with a long practise and an approach to solve complex cases based on an integral approach from various fields of law and other disciplines. Recent cases involve international litigation and arbitration in various jurisdictions, regulatory advice to banks, and a number of successful mergers and acquisitions.

Marek is the President of the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Czech Republic, Board member of Deutsche Schule Prag, and involved in charitable activities.

He is fluent in English, German, Czech, and French. He is an attorney at law (advokát) at The Czech Bar Association, and he is also admitted in Switzerland, where he still practices on behalf of some Czech clients.

Marek has been recommended as a leading practitioner in banking, finance and capital markets, litigation and arbitration and corporate governance by the following publications: Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, International Financial Law Review and its Expert Guides, European Legal Experts, PLC Which Lawyer, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.

Marek Procházka was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in the Czech Republic© 2015 in the practice areas of: Arbitration and Mediation, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.

Mediation Practice:

At PRK Partners, we try to manage disputes for our clients in the easiest and most cost effective way. Our attorneys are therefore committed to pursuing alternative avenues of dispute resolution. At the same time, we strive, whether through negotiation or indirectly through a mediator, to maintain a win-win strategy. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and have repeatedly been successful in finding mutually acceptable solutions for both parties to the dispute.

Especially mediation under supervision of attorneys of PRK Partners is often a positive experience for clients, as they receive the viewpoint of a third party on the dispute

PRK Partners:

PRK Partners is a leading law firm and holder of significant international and national awards (Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence, Czech Law Firm of the Year for several consecutive years, and others). The firm, formerly named Procházka Randl Kubr, has been active on the market for more than twenty years now, and has become a full service law firm with offices in Prague, Bratislava and Ostrava. Our specialized teams of legal practitioners and tax advisors provide services to the largest global corporations, as well as to local companies. Thanks to its membership in Lex Mundi (the world’s leading network of independent law firms) and its close cooperation with a number of outstanding international law firms, PRK Partners also serves and accompanies clients on their business journeys in other jurisdictions around the world.

Dr. Robert Keiter

Keiter Mediation LLC is an Oklahoma mediation firm, providing professional mediation services, conflict coaching and certified mediation training with offices in Oklahoma City and Edmond. Keiter Mediation specializes in assisting self-representing parties in conflicts involving family, divorce, custody, and post divorce issues along with mediating special education and workplace related issues. Robert Keiter is the founder and director of Keiter Mediation, LLC.

Dr. Robert Keiter is a certified family and divorce mediator in Oklahoma. He has been a member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), and the Oklahoma Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators (OAMA). Dr. Keiter is contracted by the State of Oklahoma as a mediator for special education disputes and as such is one of four mediators listed on the roster of neutrals by the Special Education Resolution Center (SERC). He is also listed as a practitioner mediator with Mediate.com.

Prior to founding Keiter Mediation LLC, Robert Keiter served as a mediator and Associate Director of National Training with the Mediation Institute in Oklahoma City from 2011-2014. His introduction to mediation began in 1992 at which time he completed Nova University’s Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediation Training. From 1992-2010, Dr. Keiter incorporated conflict resolution theory and skills in various pastoral leadership roles while living in Florida and South Carolina.

As a mediator, Robert Keiter understands the financial, emotional and relational costs to individuals, families and organizations when parties choose to litigate instead of mediate their disputes. As such, he is committed to offering professional mediation as a better way for parties to resolve conflict and make decisions that affect their future.

He holds a Doctor of Ministry from Oral Roberts University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelors in Music Performance from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Xavier Dieux

Xavier Dieux is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and in the Litigation Department. His practice areas includes public offerings (including TOB), capital market operations and regulation, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and financial regulation, as well as litigation in all areas of financial, corporate, commercial and contract law. As to his litigation practice, Xavier is also frequently appointed as arbitrator with respect to international or domestic proceedings. He practices in French and in English.

Chambers has been ranking Xavier as a leading individual for the last 16 years.

Recognition, Honors & Awards

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP:

Located in key business centers throughout the world, Willkie is comprised of the best local market talent in shared strategic areas of practice.  Our firm’s areas of concentration and services are aligned to ensure high quality and consistently responsive counsel across our international network of offices.  Our continuous focus on the synergies within our firm is supported by a firm culture that values collaboration and cooperation.

Willkie’s international experience – including the representation of U.S. and international corporations and investment banking clients in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures, and private equity transactions – is both deep and broad.  Our ability to negotiate and close deals, coupled with in-depth knowledge of a region’s particular rules and regulations, financial and political regimes, and customs and culture ensures that clients seeking to conduct cross border business get the maximum benefit from our experience.

 

Ms. Nandini Gore

Ms. Nandini Gore is the senior-most Partner at Karanjawala & Company – one of India’s leading dispute resolution firms. Practicing law for almost three decades now, Ms. Gore is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India making her part of a select group of advocates allowed to file matters in the Supreme Court of India. Highly regarded even within that select group of advocates, Ms. Gore is the elected Secretary of the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association since February, 2016 – the first full-time law firm partner to be so elected.

Over the years, Ms. Gore has developed a strong expertise in all forms of dispute resolution – litigation and alternative forms. However, mediation remains a personal passion for Ms. Gore. She firmly believes that it is the way forward in most disputes – even if a successful resolution of the dispute is not achieved, the parties are able to cut through various surrounding and attendant issues and are able to arrive at a smaller, focused, core dispute.

A celebrated lawyer, Ms. Gore has been ranked by Legal 500 and most recently by Chambers & Partners ‘Dispute Resolution: New Delhi’ as a “Band 2” Lawyer – a position she has held since 2012. Ms. Gore has also received the Lawyer Monthly Award for Women in Law “Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2016”. She also deserves rightful credit for driving Karanjawala & Company, which is consistently rated as a “Band 1” Dispute Resolution Firm in India by Chambers & Partners. Karanjawala & Company is also ranked as a “Tier 1” Dispute Resolution Firm by Legal 500.

While Ms. Gore has enjoyed immense success in litigation before almost all forums – Supreme Court of India, High Courts across India, National Green Tribunal, the erstwhile Company Law Board, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Mines Tribunal, domestic and international arbitral tribunals – with clients such as Tata Motors, Adani Group, Tata Steel, Hongkong and Shanghai Commercial Bank Corporation, Hindustan Times, GVK EMRI, Noida Toll Bridge Co. Ltd., Merck; Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd; her interest towards mediation has pushed her towards certification from the Supreme Court of India and she is a certified mediator on the panel of the Supreme Court Mediation Committee. In addition, she has also acted as a mediator in various matters at Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre.

Not one to be content, Ms. Gore has been consistently honing her skills, and has also attended advanced courses and conferences on mediation at the International Academy of Mediators at Toronto, the Fall Conference organized by the Chicago Bar Association, the International Academy of Mediators in Chicago and Baltimore, the International Academy of Mediators’ Fall Conference 2016 at Vancouver, and the Global Pound Conference 2016 on Mediation and Alternate Dispute Resolution in Singapore. Also, a proficient instructor, Ms. Gore has conducted several training sessions on mediation, including most notably at the Asia Pacific International Mediation Summit, 2015 held in New Delhi.

Ms. Gore’s mediation specialisms include high conflict, high intensity disputes that are typical of marital disputes, employment disputes, probate and testamentary disputes, real estate disputes, and most commercial disputes, especially between family members. Having an incredible success record, Ms. Gore has resolved hundreds of disputes both privately and as a court-appointed mediator and her pragmatism and professionalism have both been valued by various parties.

 

Delcy Lagones de Anglim

Delcy Lagones de Anglim, mediator and lawyer, has more than 17 years experience mediating corporate, trade, property and family matters at both national and international levels.

Delcy is a lawyer and barrister qualified in the Civil Law system, and is a member of the ACT Law Society.

Delcy is one of Australia’s leading mediators.

Delcy’s wealth of experience in international trade law, commercial law and family law comes from her work in South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. She has also completed post-graduate studies in arbitration, small business and development law in Europe.

Delcy is the foundation chairperson of the Mediation Working Group of the International Chamber of Commerce Australia (ICCA) and Managing Director of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Centre (ADRC) based in Canberra, member of the UNCITRAL Coordination Committee.

She is a mediator with the Australian Commercial Disputes Centre (ACBC), an Advanced Mediator with LEADR (the Association of Dispute Resolvers) and a member of CIArb (the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London). She is one of the few IMI-accredited Australian mediators. The IMI (International Mediation Institute) in the Hague promotes high professional standards in mediation.

Delcy has lectured in alternative dispute resolution at the Australian National University and the University of Canberra.

She has been a Judge and a Mediator at the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris since 2010.

Delcy was Legal Adviser to the Department of Justice for the development of compulsory conciliation legislation in Peru, after which she devised and conducted the training program for the first conciliation trainers and practitioners and wrote the text that is still used for conciliation training. She was also Foundation President of the Mediation Commission and Member of the Conciliation Commission of the Lima Bar Association and Foundation President of the National Association of Conciliation Centres of Peru.

Although Delcy has a legal background, she is a firm believer in alternative dispute resolution. She describes her mission as “to help clients anticipate problems, resolve differences or manage disputes quickly and economically”. Her objective when conducting alternative dispute resolution is to obtain practical, fair and workable solutions. Client feedback is very positive.

In order to achieve practical, fair and workable solutions, Delcy works with commercial clients to anticipate difficulties, address them in their contracts, write alternative dispute resolution clauses that work, negotiate issues and utilise alternative dispute resolution methods to avoid the more expensive and slow options of arbitration and court.

When dealing with family matters Delcy, who is an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, focuses on the needs of any children and, only after dealing with those, property matters.

Conflict management is an evolving area of practice in which innovation and creativity are vital. Delcy was one of the first private practitioners in Canberra to train in child-inclusive mediation. After some years, she has developed a more holistic model to ensure that parents engaged in family disputes are supported and guided to implement their agreement and to improve their relationship as parents. As a member of the Steering Committee of the Family Law Pathways Network ACT, Delcy plans and organizes seminars and conferences within the sector.

Delcy has experience mediating workplace disputes: at universities; for government departments; for small and medium enterprises; and within her own staff of 350 when she worked with the United Nations in Cambodia. She also offers conflict coaching to help employees to manage workplace conflict.

Delcy’s calm and welcoming manner helps clients to speak freely with her. She likes speaking in plain language and only uses her technical/legal language when needed.

Delcy strongly rejects the notion that lawyers should be excluded from mediation.

She believes that lawyers can make an enormous contribution to the process of mediation and conciliation. Lawyers who come to our mediation practice know that their role is not to make decisions for their clients, but rather to support, guide and give legal advice to their clients. The mediator manages the process; the parties have control of the content and outcome of their agreement; and the lawyers provide support. Similarly, Delcy encourages the presence of other professionals, such as psychologists, accountants and financial planners, where their guidance can help the parties to resolve their conflict.

Delcy is one of the few private practitioners in Australia who offers a co-mediation model. Although slightly more expensive, this model is considered the “Rolls Royce” model for Mediation.

In co-mediation, two mediators, usually a male and a female, “model” cooperative behaviour while assisting the parties with their current dispute. This process helps the parties to develop strategies that will allow them to negotiate more effectively in future.

Delcy attends a minimum of 50 hours professional development each year. She also has an interest in psychology and attends seminars and conferences in this field.