MR. MILES: Thank you, Kaj, for that presentation. I think it’s a great way to kick us off. So we are ready to start with our first panel, which is our oil and gas panel. So I would ask them to gather to the table.
And, as they do that, I will introduce the moderator, Justin Jacinto, who is right behind me. Justin is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Curtis Mallet Prevost, Colt & Mosle. His practice is concentrated on commercial and investment treaty arbitration, and he has a particular focus on representing states, national oil companies, sovereign wealth funds, and other state owned entities. He also teaches a course on investment arbitration at Georgetown University Law Center.
So, Justin, the floor is yours to introduce your panel.
MR. JACINTO: Thank you, Craig. Thank you to all of the organizers. I don’t think the topic of our session needs a lot of introduction. I think we all know how important damages issues are in these cases, in oil and gas cases. I think we’ve seen how decisions on damages issues result in outcomes that are orders of magnitude apart, even in similar circumstances. I think we probably know the key issues that are most hotly debated in these cases as well, and we’re going to be talking about that with our panel. We’re fortunate to have really immense expertise. I think I would do maybe a general introduction of the panel, first, to say that all of them have dealt with these issues in complex arbitrations, in some cases litigations.