Robert Smith


Lecturing in SignaporeLecturing at U.N. International Labor OrganizationLecturing at INSEAD in FontainebleauLecturing in NairobiAt a London Law FirmLecturing in DublinAt the Polish National Council of Legal Advisers in Warsaw

speeches and presentations

Speeches and Presentations by Robert M. Smith on ADR Topics

International Groups

Seminar on mediation to Law graduate students, University of Oxford.

Presentation in Nairobi, Kenya to executives of a multinational bank

Lectures on mediation to the United Nation’s International Labor Organization, Turin, Italy

Polish National Council of Legal Advisers and European Company Lawyers Association (in Warsaw)

International Bankers Association of California

International Bar Association (Amsterdam and California)

Law Society of Ireland (Dublin)

Oxford Mediation Group (Oxford, England)

International Bar Association Annual Conference

Presentation on Dispute Resolution in Financing Transactions International Society of Barristers

Presentation in Singapore to a multinational bank

Law Firms

Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons (Oxford, England)

BP Collins (Buckinghamshire, England)

Campbell Hooper (London)

Cooley Godward LLP

Coudert Brothers

Davis, Wright & Tremaine

Dickinson Dees (Newcastle, England)

Eversheds (London)

Freshfields (London)

Fortune, Drevlow, Schmidt & Nakana

Herbert Smith (London)

Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin

Hugh James Solicitors (Cardiff, Wales)

LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacCrae

Rainsurance Practice and the Law – Conference (London)

Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold

Steinhart & Falconer

General Counsel and Legal Directors

Chief Legal Officers (London)

Bars and Bar Associations

Alameda County Bar Association

American Bar Association/American College of Civil Trial Mediators/

International Academy of Mediators National Institute

(Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Training)

American Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference (Washington, D.C.)

(Chair of Plenary Session: Adapting Domestic Mediation Skills to International Settings)

Bar Association of San Francisco

Barristers Club (San Francisco)

California State Bar

Marin County Bar Association

Monterey County Bar Association

Napa County Bar Association

Santa Clara County Bar Association

Solano County Bar Association

Banking Groups

San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association

San Jose Bank Attorneys

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution

Presentation on Advocacy in Mediation, London

Insurance Groups

California State Automobile Association

Farmers Insurance Company


Remarks on Mediation to Alumni Association of HEC School of Management (Ecole HEC), Paris.

Participant in Dispute Resolution course at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Law School

Seminar on Mediation–Past, Present and Future–School of Law, Pepperdine University, London.


Panelist on “ADR in Insurance-Related Litigation” -The Recorder/American Lawyer Media.


Society for Computers and Law, London.

IT Dispute Resolution Forum, London.

Resolution of IT Outsourcing Disputes, London.

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