Speaker - Robert Amsterdam

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In his 25 years of practice, Robert R. Amsterdam has handled numerous international business disputes and human rights cases in a variety of emerging markets, including Russia, Hungary, Nigeria, Venezuela and Guatemala. As an advocate for the rule of law, Robert has both defended and prosecuted cases for and against governments, and has represented such corporations as YUKOS-Group MENATEP, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Four Seasons Hotel Group. Canadian Lawyer describes him as "one of the few lawyers in the world [good at] taking on the state when the state starts acting like a criminal." London's The Lawyer magazine named him one of the Hot 100 Attorneys in the UK for 2005. Robert is a member of the Canadian and International Bar Associations. He earned his BA from Carleton University in Ottawa, and studied law at Queen's University in Ontario (LLB).

1 Program

Russian Energy Policy and the New Russian State

11.20.06 | 01:27:42 min | 1 comment