Jonathan Ross, born in Warri, Nigeria in 1954. B.C.L. from Magdalen College, University of Oxford. Former partner of Bell Gully, Auckland, New Zealand. Senior Co-Chair of the International Bar Association Securities Law Committee.
HUGO Fellow (1 November 2011 – 30 January 2012)
WHAT CLASSES OF CASE SHOULD BE ACCEPTED BY PRIME FINANCE CENTER?
I came to NIAS in mid-November 2011 and stayed until 27 January 2012. I took over the P.R.I.M.E. Finance project started by Sir David Baragwanath. His paper entitled “How should we resolve disputes in complex international finance transactions?” was presented at the opening of P.R.I.M.E. Finance in the Peace Palace on 16 January 2012. That paper is expected to be published.
My research focussed on cases that would benefit from the establishment of a specialised dispute resolution facility (i.e., P.R.I.M.E. Finance). My research considered the need for a competent, independent and trustworthy adjudication process that creates international standards of jurisprudence (as well as providing a mediation facility and source of expert advice) in relation to complex financial transactions. In particular, my research analysed recent legal cases in English courts. I expect to finalise shortly one or more papers for publication. Although my research progressed more slowly than expected, I have made good progress.