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Volterra Fietta and King’s College London host the third London International Boundary Conference

Volterra Fietta Client Alert
28 June 2017

On 5 – 6 June 2017, the third London International Boundary Conference, co-sponsored by King’s College London and Volterra Fietta, took place at King’s College London’s Strand Campus. The Conference was a great success, in every sense.  This year’s Conference was centred on the theme of “Practical Aspects of International Boundaries and Sovereignty Disputes”. The largest number of attendees ever, from governments, energy companies, other private sectors and academia heard from eight panels and participated in two workshops.

The distinguished speakers came from across the political, legal and social sciences fields:

  • Anne-Laure Amilhat-Szary (Université Grenoble Alpes)
  • Claudia Aradau (King’s College London)
  • I Made Andi Arsana (Gadjah Mada University)
  • Agnieszka Ason (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Danae Azaria (University College London)
  • Marco Benatar (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law)
  • David Betz (King’s College London)
  • Rodman Bundy (Eversheds Sutherland)
  • Aida Tamer Chammas (international law consultant)
  • Charles Claypoole (Latham & Watkins)
  • Graham Coop  (Volterra Fietta)
  • Klaus Dodds (Royal Holloway University of London)
  • Pierre-Emanuel Dupont (Public International Law Advisory Group)
  • Charles Gurdon (Menas Associates)
  • Bérénice Guyot-Réchard (King’s College London)
  • Michel Foucher (École Militaire, Paris)
  • Enrique Hernández Sierra (University of the Republic of Uruguay)
  • Vincent Hiribarren (King’s College London)
  • Marcelo Kohen (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva)
  • Xuechan Ma (Leiden University)
  • Iain MacLeod (Legal Adviser, UK Foreign and Commonwealth office)
  • Tisungane Makato (Chambers of the Attorney-General of the Republic of Malawi)
  • Giorgio Mandelli (Volterra Fietta)
  • Tim Martin (International oil and gas expert)
  • Nick Megoran  (University of Newcastle)
  • Maurice Mendelson (Blackstone Chambers)
  • Stephen Minas (King’s College London)
  • Wendy Miles (Debevoise & Plimpton)
  • David Newman (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
  • Mike Pickup (Hesco Bastion Ltd)
  • Alasdair Pinkerton (Royal Holloway University of London)
  • Khawar Qureshi (Serle Court)
  • Dominic Roughton (Boies Schiller Flexner)
  • Richard Schofield (King’s College London)
  • James Scott (University of Eastern Finland)
  • Suzanne Spears (Volterra Fietta/ University of Notre Dame)
  • Matthew Tillotson (University of Leicester)
  • Robert Volterra (University College London/ Volterra Fietta)
  • Philippa Webb (20 Essex Street)
  • Ralph Wilde (University College London)
  • Yusuf Sholeye (University of Waterloo)

The panels covered the following topics:

  • Brexit, Falklands/Malvinas, Gibraltar and the future
  • Oil concessions and territorial definition
  • Fences, borders and mobility
  • Whatever happened to our borderless world/The state of borders in 2017
  • Hydrocarbons and boundaries
  • Indigenous peoples and boundaries
  • Transboundary pipelines
  • Borderlands and borderscapes

The organisers of the London International Boundary Conference thank all of the speakers, attendees and volunteers for making LIBC 2017 the most successful and interesting yet.