Toronto, Canada—Womble Bond Dickinson Lawyer John Branson was a speaker at the 61st Annual Congress of the Union of Internationale Avocats (UIA) in late October. Mr. Branson spoke on issues related to corporate restructuring of foreign investments and the jurisdictional implications. Mr. Branson was one of four invited speakers from around the world that included, Caroline Richard, Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Washington, D.C., Gariel Bottini, Partner at Uria & Menendez, Madrid, Spain, and Marc Henry, Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Paris, France.
John Branson represents clients in cross-border disputes across a range of industries. He acts in complex, high value matters with a focus on commercial and investment arbitrations. Mr. Branson has experience with commercial claims, such as breach of contract and business torts and has represented foreign sovereigns in international investment disputes. Mr. Branson’s experience includes advising clients and appearing as counsel in arbitrations under most of the leading institutions (ICSID, PCA, SIAC, SCIA, LCIA, ICDR) as well as ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL Rules.