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Leveraging Alternative Dispute Resolution

Global Project Experience

Monday, September 12 at 3pm in Auditorium J1-050

 

The World Bank Group’s Debt Resolution and Business Exit team has translated more than five years of knowledge on assessing, designing, and implementing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) systems into two new publications: Alternative Dispute Resolution Guidelines (2011) and Alternative Dispute Resolution Center Manual (2011). During this event, a panel of experts will discuss the role of these publications in guiding policy-makers and practitioners who are considering ADR reforms.

Please enter at 701 18th Street, NW or through the InfoShop, located on the southwest corner of 18th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

To RSVP, click here or email infoshopevents@worldbank.org.

OPENING
Cecile Fruman
Manager, Private Participation in Infrastructure & Social Sectors, Investment Climate Advisory Services, World Bank Group

MODERATOR
Lada Busevac
Senior Operations Officer, Investment Climate Advisory Services, World Bank Group

PRESENTERS
Oliver Lorenz
ADR Specialist, Investment Climate Advisory Services, World Bank Group

Akvile Gropper
ADR Specialist, Investment Climate Advisory Services, World Bank Group

DISCUSSANTS
Anne Marie Whitesell
Counsel, Dechert LLP
Director, ADR Center, International Law Institute (ILI)

Donna Stienstra
Senior Researcher, U.S. Federal Judicial Center

For panelist biographies, see below.


OPENING
Cecile Fruman
Manager, Private Participation in Infrastructure & Social Sectors, Investment Climate Advisory Services, World Bank Group
Ms. Fruman manages the Private Participation in Infrastructure and Social Sectors Service Line of the World Bank Group Investment Climate Global Practice. In this capacity, she oversees advisory programs that promote a better investment climate in specific sectors, namely health, education, and infrastructure (with a focus on energy). Cecile also oversees incubation of investment climate activities in new areas such as Green growth and competition. Cecile joined the Investment Climate Department in July 2008. Prior to this assignment, she worked in the World Bank for ten years, serving as Lead Country Officer for North Africa, special assistant to the Vice President of the East Asia Pacific region, and program officer for the "African Virtual University", a distance learning program. Cecile started her career in micro-finance and SME development, spending 4 years in Mali managing a rural  microfinance institution and a few years working on a global research program (Sustainable Banking with the Poor) at the Bank.

MODERATOR
Lada Busevac
Senior Operations Officer, Investment Climate Advisory Services, World Bank Group
Ms. Busevac joined IFC in 2002 and is currently a Senior Operations Officer at IFC Advisory Services in charge of Investment Climate’s global work supporting better Alternative Dispute Resolution and Debt Resolution systems. Previously in IFC, she has worked on a number of private sector development projects in Southeast Europe, including managing regional programs out of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Before joining IFC, Ms. Busevac worked for USAID in Bosnia and Herzegovina on business development projects throughout the country.

PRESENTERS
Oliver Lorenz
ADR Specialist, Investment Climate Advisory Services, World Bank Group
Mr. Lorenz has worked on justice sector reform initiatives in the World Bank’s Legal Department before leading the Enforcing Contracts indicator of the Doing Business Report and later joining the drafting team of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Guidelines at the World Bank Group’s Investment Climate Department. Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Lorenz worked as a corporate lawyer in Paris and Berlin, dealing with corporate, antitrust and intellectual property matters.

Akvile Gropper
ADR Specialist, Investment Climate Advisory Services, World Bank Group
Ms. Gropper joined the World Bank Group’s Investment Climate Department in 2009 as a consultant on business regulatory environment and alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Gropper’s interests include commercial and investment dispute resolution, international project finance and international development. She is a European and US trained lawyer, admitted to law practice in the State of New York.

DISCUSSANTS
Anne Marie Whitesell
Counsel, Dechert LLP
Director, ADR Center, International Law Institute (ILI)
Ms. Whitesell is a counsel at Dechert LLP and a Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center at the International Law Institute (ILI). Before joining Dechert, Ms. Whitesell was the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Ms. Whitesell supervised approximately 1,100 international arbitration cases each year involving parties from more than 120 countries.  She also worked closely with the 126 members of the International Court of Arbitration, who hail from 88 different countries.

Donna Stienstra
Senior Researcher, U.S. Federal Judicial Center
Ms. Stienstra is a sociologist and senior researcher at the Federal Judicial Center, the United States federal courts’ agency for research and education. Her research has focused on civil case management and dispute resolution in the U.S. trial and appellate courts. She has published extensively on court-related subjects, including studies of appellate procedure, discovery practice, and alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Stienstra established the Center’s Program for Consultations in Dispute Resolution, which provides on-site consultation to assist the U.S. federal courts in examining their procedures for providing settlement assistance. She also regularly consults with court systems in other countries.




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