INLA SPEAKERS – (Sunday 4th November 2018) – (Sorted by morning and afternoon sessions)

Morning Session


Chairman of Abu Dhabi Federal Court of First Instance
Ministry of Justice
Click here to download Dr. ALI AL NAQBI Saeeds biography in Arabic.




Deputy General Council

JOHNSON Peri Lynne

Legal Adviser, Director of the Office of Legal Affairs
International Atomic Energy Agency

Ms Johnson joined the Office of Legal Affairs of the IAEA in January 2011.  Previously, Ms Johnson served nearly 20 years with the United Nations in increasingly senior positions in UNHCR (Guinea, Conakry, West Africa), the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (New York) and the UNDP Legal Support Office (New York), where she served, in her last capacity, as Director of the Legal Office.

Before joining the United Nations, Ms Johnson served as Legal Associate at Arnold & Porter, a leading United States law firm, in Washington, D.C., where she handled litigation and international matters.

Ms Johnson is featured in Chapter 7 (International Law) of Lawyers at Work (Cosslett, Apress, 2012), and lectures and publishes on the work of the IAEA, including nuclear safety, security and safeguards.

Ms Johnson serves on the Board of the OECD/NEA International School of Nuclear Law in association with Montpellier University (France).

Ms Johnson earned her B.A. in French Literature (with a focus in Government and International Relations), with distinction in all subjects, from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA in 1988, and her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, in 1991.


Director General

FANR Board of Management appointed Mr. Christer Viktorsson as the new DG of FANR from June

1, 2015. Mr. Viktorsson is a nuclear physicist and has more than 35 years of experience in nuclear regulation and safety. He has worked nationally and internationally in the fields of nuclear safety, nuclear emergency preparedness, nuclear waste management, radiation protection, security and safeguards.

Furthermore, he has extensive experience in nuclear policies and in the preparation and application of national regulations, international standards and peer reviews. He has given numerous lectures and presentations at a variety of fora as well as taken part in many bilateral and international negotiations in the area of nuclear cooperation. Mr. Viktorsson also has a degree in economics and is experienced in management and administration of state bodies.

He graduated from Abo Academy University in Finland and spent his first 3 years after graduation in nuclear research at the University and radioisotope production for medical purposes.

In 1995, he became the Deputy Director General of the Swedish Nuclear Safety Authority where he spent 10 years regulating the nuclear industry.

He started his international carrier in 1987 when he was recruited to the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency in Paris for 6 years to set up an enhanced international cooperation in occupational radiation protection and emergency preparedness for nuclear accidents. From 2005 to the end of 2008 he worked at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna where he was in charge of policy matters in the Department for Nuclear Safety and Security.


Director, Legal Affairs Department
Dr Zoryana Vovchok is the Director of the Department of Legal Affairs at the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She joined FANR in 2015 after her seven-year career at the International Atomic Energy Agency where she had held positions in the Director General’s Office for Coordination, Director General’s Office for Policy, and in the Office of External Relations and Policy Coordination.
At FANR, Zoryana provides legal and strategic advice to FANR’s management and Board of Management to ensure FANR’s activities are consistent with applicable laws and regulations. Her responsibilities also include legal support to the Operations Division of FANR with regard to the development of FANR’s regulations and regulatory guides, review of licence applications and issuance of licences, as well as application of enforcement actions by FANR, conclusion of memoranda of understanding and cooperation arrangements with foreigu and UAE-based entities, etc. Dr Vovchok also provides legal support to the Administration Division of FANR on procurement, human resources matters and other management-related aspects.
Dr Zoryana Vovchok holds a PhD in International Studies (major in international law), a Diploma in International Nuclear Law, an MA in International Studies (specialising in international law) and an MA in International Law. She is a member of the International Nuclear Law Association and the author ofseveral publications.


Advisor to the Chairman, the Executive Affairs Authority,

David Scott is an expert in strategy formulation and implementation with an extensive track record of successful engagements involving multi-billion dollar projects and ventures for both government and private sector clients.  With a particularly deep resume within the energy industry, he is also a sought-after advisor on a wide spectrum of energy technologies and sources, including fossil fuels, renewables and nuclear energy.

Mr. Scott is the founder and president of the Investment Diplomacy Group (IDG), a bespoke US-based consultancy providing expert advice on transactions and ventures that combine a high degree of both commercial and political complexity.  Via IDG, Mr. Scott provides ongoing services to a number of corporate and government clients, including as a long-time advisor to the Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority of the government of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

In addition to the above, Mr. Scott sits on the Board of Directors for the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and is widely credited as a chief architect of the well-regarded and successful UAE peaceful nuclear energy program.  He additionally sits on the board of Seattle-based TerraPower, as well as advisory boards for San Diego-based General Atomics and London-based Lloyd’s Registry.

Mr. Scott is deeply passionate about education and human capital development and maintains relationships with a number of major academic institutions across the globe, where he frequently lectures on various geopolitical, business and strategy-related topics.

Previously, as Executive Director of Economic and Energy Affairs for the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi (2006-2012), Mr. Scott led an interdisciplinary team of analysts charged with conducting targeted research and providing strategic policy advice to the Chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Executive Council.  In his role as Executive Director of Energy and Economic Affairs, Mr. Scott helped organize and lead an interagency working group that analyzed future energy demand across the UAE and developed the current diversified technology strategy that is being implemented to meet that demand.

Prior to his role with the Executive Affairs Authority, Mr. Scott worked as a regional vice president for Occidental Petroleum Corporation (2002-2006), contributing to Occidental’s rapid expansion within the GCC and wider Middle East.  From 2001-2002, he served at the White House as the National Security Council’s Director for Arabian Peninsula and North African Affairs.

Mr. Scott is a former US Foreign Service Officer and a veteran of the United States Army.  He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the Defense Language Institute, as well as the US Army’s Cryptologic and Electronic Warfare School and Non-Commissioned Officers Academy. He was also a graduate fellow with the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad at the American University of Cairo.

He is fluent in both Arabic and Spanish.


Compliance Manager
Emirates Nuclear Energy Cooperation

Barry is a seasoned Compliance professional who has worked in the Legal & Compliance field for over 14years. He has worked in various disciplines starting in the field of Physics, where he obtained his M.Sc. Physics in 2004 from University College Cork, in Ireland.

He has since obtained his LLM in International Law from City University London Law School.

Barry’s initial focus on Compliance was in financial services in Ireland with AIB Group, and he continued to specialize in compliance when he moved to UAE in 2011. He has worked with many legal consultancy firms and financial institutions in the MENA region.

Since joining Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation in 2014, Barry has undertaken the task of developing and implementing a compliance program under the stewardship of the ENEC General Counsel and the Internal Audit department.

LAVOIE Jacques

INLA President
Emirates Nuclear Energy Cooperation

Over the last 30 years, Jacques Lavoie spent his career with the Canadian Federal Government in the provision of legal services, management of government programs, administration of justice, regulatory affairs and national security through his work with the Department of Public Safety Canada, the Department of Justice Canada, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Department of National Defence (DND).

He was the Head of the Canadian delegation at the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Nuclear Law Committee and he worked closely with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC). He is a guest lecturer at the International School Nuclear Law, Montpellier, France and he currently the President of the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA). He was Senior General Counsel for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) before his appointment as General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of the Emirate Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in the united Arab Emirates. ENEC is currently building four nuclear power reactors in the Western region of Abu Dhabi in collaboration with KEPCO from South Korea. Mr. Lavoie was involved in the recent Joint Venture between the two international corporations.

Afternoon Session

ALTY Graham

Pinsent Masons LLP

Graham specialises in the nuclear, power and infrastructure sectors and has several years of in-depth experience with new build and decommissioning projects. He works with government bodies, site licence companies, utilities, power generators, commercial developers and contractors. Graham advises on procurement strategies, incentive mechanisms, PPP, commercial agreements, alliancing/frameworks, management contracting/construction management and design, build and operate models, for both owner/sponsor funded and project financed projects, including landmark infrastructure, power plants, nuclear waste management, roads, sports stadia/facilities and major real estate developments. Graham heads the firm’s nuclear practice and is a regular speaker/contributor at the World Nuclear Association, International Nuclear Lawyers Association, Law Review of the Year and the firms Nuclear Acquaint Course.

BRUNO Gerard

Unit Head Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management
IAEA, Vienna International Center

Head of the Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management unit, IAEA

Gerard Bruno has been working in the field of disposal of radioactive waste for more than 20 years. After his PhD in Geology/Geochemistry he joined in 1996 the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, IRSN, the technical safety organization supporting the French Safety Authority, where he mainly worked, on the safety of management of radioactive waste.

In 2006 he was seconded as National expert in radioactive waste management in the European Commission.

In 2009 Gerard Bruno joined the IAEA as Head of the Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management Unit in the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security. The main activities of the unit are the development of safety standards on predisposal and disposal of radioactive waste as well as their application to assist Member States.

CARR Andrew

General Counsel and Company Secretary
Sellafield Ltd

Andrew Carr is General Counsel and Company Secretary of Sellafield Ltd. He is a practicing solicitor and specialist nuclear regulatory lawyer with significant experience of managing high profile legal issues at a national and international level. Andrew joined BNFL in 1999 and since that time has been advising on matters throughout the nuclear fuel cycle including on agreements relating to the management and storage of nuclear materials; international nuclear liability and transport regulation; activities undertaken in relation to a nuclear site licence; challenges in international courts including the European Courts of Justice (ECJ), and on a variety of criminal and civil matters in the UK. His work now focusses on safe secure operations and decommissioning activities at the Sellafield nuclear licensed site.


Doctor of Law – General Counsel Public, Nuclear, Environmental & Real Estate Law Department


Doctor of Law (1994), University of Tours
Master’s degree in Energy Management of the French University of Tours


After 6 years in Energy Industry as Legal advisor in charge of contracts and Head of the Litigation Department, she joined the Assembly of the French Chambers of Commerce and Industry as Head of the Legal Department of the Centre for training and information on Industrial Environment. This department was in charge of training the Environment inspectors in accordance with an agreement with the French Ministries of Industry and Environment

She has joined  Orano Group  (Ex AREVA Group) in 2002, as the Deputy General  Counsel and since 2010 she is General  Counsel  Public, Nuclear, Environmental & Real Estate Law Department of Orano Group


Member of the Board of Directors of the French Section of INLA

Part-time lecturer in the Master II  “Energy Law” at the Faculty of Law of Aix-en-Provence, Aix-Marseille University

Co-director of the development of two thesis

In charge of training sessions in Environmental, Nuclear and Criminal Law and in Crisis Communication Management in the framework of Orano University

Member of the Environmental Law Committee of the French Confederation of Business Enterprises (since 1998)

Author of around 100 articles on Environmental Law issues in technical and legal reviews


Associate Professor
Faculty of Law, Charles University
Czech Republic

Jakub Handrlica is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He is teaching Administrative Law, Energy and Nuclear Law. Also, he has published several articles on nuclear law in various legal periodicals (Nuclear Law Bulletin, Journal of World Energy Law and Business etc.). He was awarded INLA Prize in 2009.


Legal Officer
European Commission, DG for Energy, Unit 2 “Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Waste and Decommissioning
Luxemburg (GD)


 Legal Director
Pinsent Masons

Helen is a legal director at Pinsent Masons and is an environmental and nuclear law specialist.  She is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales with over 20 years’ experience.   She is recognised as a leading UK Environmental Lawyer by Chambers Legal Directory and Legal 500 and was a member of the Committee of Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) between 2012 and 2016, a group of independent experts appointed by the UK Government providing scrutiny and advice on higher activity radioactive waste.  Helen is a member of the UK Environmental Law Association, International Nuclear Law Association, World Nuclear Association and Women in Nuclear (WiN UK).



Technician Department of International Relations


European Commission

INLA SPEAKERS – (Monday 5th November 2018) – (Sorted by morning and afternoon sessions)

Morning Session


Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Ahab Abdel-Aziz is a partner and the Global Director of Nuclear Power Generation at Gowling WLG.  He has been a leader in the global nuclear sector for over 25 years.

Ahab has advised leading members of the Canadian and international nuclear energy sector and government agencies in policy and legislative development, nuclear project development and finance, licensing and compliance, and dispute resolution.

He has provided representation and advice to domestic and international nuclear industry members, including vendors and members of the supply chain, with respect to numerous regulatory compliance and licensing issues arising at nuclear facilities both in Canada and internationally. He has lead extensive reviews of the state of compliance of certain nuclear facilities with regulatory obligations and provided advice with respect to compliance, regulatory due diligence, and long term liability management issues. Ahab has advised client on implementation of international obligations and policies, and their impacts on nuclear power projects.

An accomplished litigator, Ahab has represented clients in technically complex civil and regulatory disputes, including a recent multi-billion dollar nuclear project arbitration.

He is recognized as one of Canada’s top energy lawyers by the Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal: Canada and Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Energy Lawyers.

Ahab is the president of the Canadian Nuclear Law Organization (Canada) and a member of the Board of the International Nuclear Law Association, as well as a member of INLA’s Working Group 1 (Regulatory Affairs). Ahab is recognized as an expert in the nuclear field by industry-leading organizations and has been a speaker at numerous key industry conferences.



Natalia Artamonova, Born in 1980, graduated from the Ural State Law Academy (Russia) in 2002 and earned the master degree at LSE (UK) in 2006. Spending several years as a domestic litigation lawyer, in 2006 switched to the export of coal operations and international deals. Joining Atomstroyexport JSC, a Rosatom subsidiary, in 2011, have been mainly engaged in contractual negotiations for a number of nuclear projects and the international arbitration for Belene NPP (Bulgaria). Speaks Russian and English.

COOK Helen

Global Nuclear Energy Advisory

FORK William

Senior Lawyer
 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Will Fork is a Senior Lawyer at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where he manages multi-disciplinary legal teams to develop large international nuclear power projects.  He advises clients regarding the regulation of international nuclear power plants, nuclear vendor procurement, and agreements for the construction, operation and fueling of nuclear power units.  He also advises electric utilities and companies on issues relating to international energy transactions, export control, nuclear liability and domestic nuclear regulation.  He is the editor of “International Nuclear Law: Treaties and Instruments,” and served as the General Counsel of the implementing company of a civil nuclear power program during its development phase.  Mr. Fork received his LL.M. in international comparative law and J.D. from Cornell University Law School and a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

HANEBACH Magdalena

 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP


Senior Associate
King and Spalding

Rory Connor is a senior associate in the London office of US law firm King & Spalding and a member of the firm’s global Energy practice. His practice focuses on project development and finance in the energy sector.  He advises government entities, utilities, project sponsors and financiers on the structuring, development, construction and financing of major international energy projects, as well as project acquisitions and disposals.  In the nuclear sector, he has been involved in some of the most notable international new build nuclear power projects, including Hinkley Point C in the United Kingdom and Akkuyu in Turkey.

HALL Peter

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Peter is based in London and is one Norton Rose Fulbright’s most senior energy lawyers. He has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector and is global head of the firm’s nuclear services group.

Peter has worked on nuclear related matters around the world, with a particular emphasis on new build, including current projects in the UK as well as the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

He is proud to have worked with Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation on certain aspects of its program to introduce nuclear power generation into the United Arab Emirates.

Peter is a regular speaker at nuclear conferences in Europe and Asia.

Peter’s work in the nuclear industry spans the nuclear lifecycle from new build to decommissioning and waste management and encompasses the construction, operation and fuel supply chain.

He is a member of the International Nuclear Lawyers Association, a Solicitor Advocate.


Managing Director, Special Projects
Gowling WLG Consulting (Canada) Inc.

Paul M. Murphy, Managing Director for Gowling WLG, has over twenty years of experience as a transactional attorney.

Paul’s practice focuses on multiple aspects of the nuclear industry – from legal and policy matters, including international regulatory and treaty frameworks and issues regarding nuclear liability, to strategies for creating and financing nuclear power programs and the identification and mitigation of associated risks – representing developers/owners, investors, lenders, and contractors on nuclear projects internationally.  He is recognized as an expert in the development and financing of nuclear power programs by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC), and the US government.

Paul regularly teaches financing, contracting, and project development for the IAEA, Argonne National Laboratory, and Texas A&M University for their international training programs.  Paul currently serves (as a five time appointee) to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce’s Civilian Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee, and he serves on ASME’s Clean Energy Technology Advisory Panel.  He is a three-time selection to the Who’s Who Legal / Energy and a member of the International Nuclear Law Association.

Paul is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs and a graduate of Harvard Law School.

BIJLANI Charlotte

Watson Farley + Williams (Middle East) LLP

Charlotte is head of Middle East dispute resolution at international law firm, Watson Farley & Williams LLP.

She is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer qualified in England and Wales with full rights of audience before both the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts and the higher courts of England and Wales. Charlotte also has extensive experience of international arbitration having acted in numerous arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC and ADCCAC in numerous jurisdictions including the UK, UAE, Bahrain, Russia, Cyprus, South Korea and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

She regularly acts for employers, contractors and funders in construction and engineering disputes across the Middle East, as well as major corporates, developers, investors, financial institutions and high net worth individuals in all types of contentious matters. Her practice extends to litigation, international arbitration, expert determination and mediation, as well as advisory work on litigation risk and avoidance.

Charlotte has been described by Legal 500 as a “superb litigator”, a “rising star”, an “outstanding operator” as “strategically-minded” and “cool-headed” a “tough, seasoned litigator” and says that she provides “an unrivalled combination of dedication and shrewdness”. Chambers UK/Global describes Charlotte as “impressive, very professional, very approachable and very proactive”, and as a “very, very pleasant lawyer who knows her stuff.”


Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Maxine is a nuclear law specialist and leading construction lawyer on nuclear projects. With 21 years of experience in the energy industry, she advises key participants on new-build, operation and management, decommissioning, fuel off take agreements, nuclear liability,  export/import control, safeguards and sanctions, on safety resilience and back-end funding as well as helping clients navigate through the international regulatory, contractual and commercial challenges of contracting in the nuclear sector.

Maxine also advises on all forms of standard construction and bespoke terms. She designs EPC structures and contracts for related services, supply and ancillary contracts and frameworks Having been a senior in-house lawyer, Maxine has a particular interest in advising on construction risk allocation between employers and contractors and on the contractualisation of mechanisms to encourage on time and on budget, predictable construction outcomes.

Maxine is Vice President of UK Women in Nuclear; she contributes to various INLA Working Groups as well as the Nuclear Industry Association’s Brexit Working Group and speaks and teaches for the NI, INLE, INLA, IAEA, NIA, Dalton Institute, UCL and Windsor Energy Group.


Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

Ian is a partner in the Energy & Natural Resources Practice Group of Squire Patton Boggs specialising in energy projects, with a particular specialism in nuclear energy, nuclear waste management and nuclear decommissioning.

Ian is a former in-house counsel to the British Nuclear Fuels Plc group and continues to be a long term adviser to the former members of that group such as Magnox and Westinghouse.

Ian also advises on traditional energy projects in the renewables sector.

Ian has been listed as a leading adviser in the energy sector by The Legal 500 UK.

JANUARY 2017 DATE  Partner, Squire Patton Boggs UK LLP, London

MARCH 2015-DECEMBER 2016  Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, London UK

OCTOBER 2006 FEBRUARY 2015 Partner, DLA Piper, Manchester UK

MARCH 2000 SEPTEMBER 2006 In-house Counsel, British Nuclear Fuels Plc, Warrington, UK

SEPTEMBER 1990 FEBRUARY 2000 Barrister, 8 King Street Chambers, Manchester UK


 Pillsbury Whintrop Shaw Pittman

Elina Teplinsky is a partner in Pillsbury’s Energy practice and key member of Pillsbury’s premier International Nuclear Projects practice. She advises companies worldwide on development, financing and operation of nuclear power facilities.  Her clients include nuclear power plant developers, owners, operators, equipment vendors, consultants and investors.  Ms. Teplinsky is currently leading Pillsbury’s team assisting a nuclear power plant owner / operator with respect to the development and financing of a nuclear power plant in Turkey and is advising on development of several nuclear facility projects on three different continents.

Ms. Teplinsky regularly advises foreign governments, Nuclear Energy Programme Implementing Organizations (NEPIOs) and government-owned utilities on various aspects of developing domestic nuclear power programs, including recommendations regarding compliance with obligations under international conventions, formation of nuclear legal and regulatory regimes and drafting of domestic nuclear legislation.

Ms. Teplinsky is a recognized expert on nuclear trade and export control issues. She has successfully secured dozens of export license approvals for her clients and drafted comments on behalf of several clients.  She regularly assists clients in structuring their export compliance programs, including drafting technology control plans (TCPs), counseling on “best practices” in handling multi-agency compliance requirements, and drafting and negotiating technology transfer agreements and export control provisions.

Mrs. Teplinsky currently advises a number of entities seeking to deploy small and advanced reactors with respect to transactional and regulatory matters.  She is on the Policy Committee of the Nuclear Innovation Alliance, a group seeking to pave the pathway for commercialization of advanced nuclear reactors.


 Senior Lawyer
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Vincent is a Counsel in the London office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP with nearly three decades of experience in the nuclear industry – first as an engineer and later as a lawyer. Vincent provides counsel and advice to many major suppliers to and operators of nuclear power plants. He is extensively published and is recognised as a subject matter expert who is often quoted in the press and in government briefings. He is a passionate advocate for on on-time and on-budget delivery of nuclear power projects, and has real-world expertise in managing the risks posed by a large nuclear power project. Vincent has extensive experience related to nuclear new-build EPC contracts, power purchase agreements, operation and maintenance agreements for nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel supply chain, nuclear liability issues, and export controls. Before joining Pillsbury, Vincent formerly served as the Senior Nuclear Counsel for the United Arab Emirates nuclear new build program, and before that was Associate General Counsel for a US nuclear utility.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Vincent was the NSSS systems engineering manager at a large nuclear facility in the United States. He has particular experience in crafting integrated solutions for new-build projects that leverage his legal, business, and engineering experience to empower on-time and on-budget delivery of nuclear power projects.

COSGROVE Alexander

 Managing Counsel
Peace Crowell LLP

Alex Cosgrove is Managing Counsel at the London office of Peace │ Crowell LLP, a boutique project development and finance law firm that represents developers, contractors, and government entities on transactions involving a variety of energy, infrastructure and real estate development projects internationally.

Alex has extensive project finance and development experience earned over more than a decade advising on transactions in this field.  In the nuclear sector Alex has broad-ranging experience advising sponsors to new-build nuclear projects including on the construction, financing, operational and broader governance structures.

MOYLAN Stephen

Senior Legal Counsel

Stephen is an experienced construction lawyer specializing in large infrastructure projects, EPC contracting, construction claims management and dispute resolution.  He has provided legal advice as a private practice lawyer and in-house counsel for a diverse range of energy, infrastructure and property developments in the Middle East and Asia/Pacific regions.  His project experience includes nuclear power plants, windfarms, downstream oil and gas facilities, district cooling plants, utility networks, marine reclamation, port infrastructure, and infrastructure for master planned property developments.    He has extensive experience in the negotiation, drafting, administration and risk management of a wide range of construction and procurement contracts employing different contracting methodologies, pricing structures and risk allocations.  He also has extensive experience in construction related dispute resolution and claims management, including expert determinations, mediation, arbitration, litigation and applications for injunctive relief.   Stephen has specialist experience in advising on EPC contract management and the provision of strategic advice throughout the project life cycle, and in the negotiation and documentation of project reset/ restructuring agreements to address project delays, schedule recovery and the settlement of contentious extension of time and monetary claims.  For the past six years Stephen has worked as in-house project counsel at Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, developer of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


Senior Research Fellow
National University of Singapore

Anthony Wetherall has sixteen years of nuclear law experience. Since July 2016, he is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore where he leads the Singapore government funded research project on nuclear law and policy. He worked for twelve years in the Nuclear and Treaty Law Section of the IAEA Office of Legal Affairs (2002-2008 and 2010-2016). He holds a Masters of Laws (LLM) with Distinction in Energy Law – specialism in nuclear law.

Afternoon Session


 Secretary General  and Scientific Adviser
 International Nuclear Law Association
  • Patrick Reyners is the former Head of Legal Affairs of the OECD Nuclear EnergyAgency (Paris).
  • He created in 2001 the International School of Nuclear Law, in Montpellier (France) and remains today a member of its Supervisory
  • He served as a legal consultant for the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (UAE), and for the International Atomic Energy Agency (Vienna), with respect to legislative assistance and the Nuclear Law Institute.
  • He has also served over the years as associate professor with the Universities of Poitiers-Angouleme and Montpellier (France), Dundee-CEPMLP (Scotland), Louvain (Belgium), Lomonosov (Geneva), Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi (UAE) and Hitotshubashi (Japan).
  • He is the Secretary General and Scientific Adviser of the International Nuclear Law Association.
  • He has written many articles and has edited many publications in the field of nuclear law.


  General Counsel

Helena Kazamaki, diplômée de l’Université de Stockholm et Université de Paris I, Sorbonne, débute sa carrière comme collaborateur en Cabinet d’Avocat à Stockholm/Paris puis rejoint la Commission Européenne à Bruxelles. Elle y occupe diverses fonctions: Directeur Juridique Adjoint chez Thomson/Technicolor et en 2004, elle rejoint ABB en France et prend  la responsabilité de la Direction Juridique & Intégrité. Au sein d’ABB elle y occupe plusieurs postes notamment Direction Juridique & Intégrité de la Région Méditerranée et Responsable au niveau du Groupe de l’Industrie Nucléaire. En 2015, elle devient Directeur Juridique & Intégrité Europe.  En plus de ses responsabilités, elle est Directeur Général de ABB France, ABB Italie et ABB Turquie.

Helena Kazamaki, graduate of the University of Stockholm and University of Paris I, Sorbonne, began her career as a associate in a law firm in Stockholm/Paris and then joined the European Commission in Brussels. She held various positions: Deputy General Counsel at Thomson/Technicolor and in 2004 she joined ABB in France and took the responsibility of the Legal and Integrity Function. Within ABB she occupies several positions; in charge of the Legal and integrity of the Mediterranean Region and Head of Nuclear Industry on Group level. In 2015, she became General Counsel Europe.  In addition to her current responsibilities, she is the General Manager/Board Director of ABB France, ABB Italy and ABB Turkey.




 Policy Analyst
 Natural Resources Canada

Mr. Jamie Fairchild is a Policy Analyst with Natural Resources Canada, and leads the Department’s management of the nuclear liability portfolio, including administration of the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act. Prior to joining the Federal Government, Jamie worked for Ontario’s Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, where he oversaw a team responsible for the mine decommissioning, rehabilitation, and Indigenous consultation in North America’s largest mining camp.  Jamie holds an Honours Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Ottawa, and a Masters Degree in Geology from the University of Toronto, and has successfully completed advanced certificate courses in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Indigenous Law, and Mine Resource Estimation.


Waseda University, Law School

Professor Masato DOGAUCHI, Born on 18 December 1955 in Japan. Japanese national. Graduated from University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law In 1978. From 1983 to 2004, Associate Professor and Full Professor of Law, University of Tokyo, teaching international civil procedure. Since 2004, Professor, Waseda University, Law School, teaching private international law, as well as an attorney-at-law of Nagashima, Ohno and Tsunematsu Law Office in Tokyo as a senior counsel. President of the Private International Law Association of Japan since 2014.


General Counsel Energy Belux


Managing Director
DKVG German Nuclear Insurance Pool

Achim Jansen-Tersteegen is Member of the Executive Board of EXTREMUS Versicherungs-AG as well as Managing Director of DKVG German Nuclear Insurance Pool, a position he held from 2016 having joined DKVG in 2006 as General Counsel/ Attorney at Law. Previously, he was In-house Counsel at Staff Department Corporate-Law of AMB Generali Holding AG. Before joining AMB, he was Deputy Head of Third Party Liability/ Claims Department of AachenMunchener Versicherungs AG. Since 2013 he is Member of Commission Antitrust Legislation, of GDV General Association of the German Insurance Industry. Former, from 2006 -2012, he was Member of the Committee on Legal Affairs. Achim is a graduate of the University of Bonn. He is a qualified lawyer and did his first State Examination in 1994 at the State Court Dusseldorf and his second State Examination in 1996 at the Examination Office of State Justice NRW. Since 2014, Achim is Member of the Board of INLA International Nuclear Law Association, German Branch. In 2017 he became Advisor of the Nuclear Law Committee of OECD/NEA.


Director for Investigation and Planning of R&D Projects
 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Taro HOKUGO is Director for Investigation and Planning of R&D Projects, Atomic Energy Division, in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan, also belonging to the Task Force for Drafting of the Amendment of Nuclear Tort Law as Chief Drafter.

He participated in the launching of the compensation scheme of TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Accident and the drafting of the Guidelines of the Dispute Reconciliation Committee for Nuclear Damage Compensation in 2011.

He is the co-author of “Japan’s Nuclear Compensation System”, in “Japan’s compensation system for nuclear damage – As related to the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accidents” published in 2012 by OECD, together with Prof. Toyohiro Nomura.

He used to be engaged in the governmental coordination of nuclear damage compensation for JCO’s Criticality Accident in Tokai Village in the former Science and Technology Agency in 1999, and the drafting of the bills to amend the Nuclear Damage Compensation Act in 1999 and in 2009.  He entered the government service in 1996 and, since then, has experienced the positions related to nuclear law, nuclear policy, science & technology policy, innovation promotion and diplomacy.

He earned bachelor degree of law and master degree of business law from HITOTSUBASHI University, and is serving as Visiting Professor at Nuclear Damage and Public Policy Center of Toin Law School, Toin-Yokohama University.

HORIN William


Bill Horin represents nuclear utility applicants and licensees, trade associations, and others before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). He counsels clients with respect to NRC enforcement matters (including all aspects of plant operation and radioactive materials transportation), requests for license amendments (related to, among other topics, construction permit period recapture and power level upgrades), and new plant and fuel repository licensing.

Bill represents utility and utility group clients with regard to significant administrative rulemakings and industry initiatives, including decommissioning (focusing on legal and financial implications of NRC and IRS regulations), license renewal, licensing and design basis, deregulation issues, equipment qualification, reporting obligations, and power reactor nuclear insurance (liability and property). Bill serves as counsel to domestic and international nuclear vendors concerning legal issues applicable to suppliers, including the application of new technologies to nuclear power reactor operations. He also has counseled foreign nuclear power utilities, regulatory and standards entities, financial institutions, and others regarding matters related to the nuclear and electric power industries. Bill is actively involved in nuclear industry generic efforts, including participation in several Nuclear Energy Institute task forces. He has represented nuclear clients before the NRC in administrative adjudications related to the licensing of nuclear power reactors and the spent fuel repository.


Assistant General Counsel for Civilian Nuclear Programs
US Department of Energy

Ben McRae is the Assistant General Counsel for Nuclear Programs at the Department of Energy with primary responsibility for providing legal advice and counsel on Departmental nuclear projects, including issues relating to storage and disposal of spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste, management of Departmental nuclear materials, recovery of research reactor fuel, radioactive sources and other radioactive materials, development of Departmental regulations on nuclear safety, radiological protection and occupational health and safety, NRC licensing of Departmental facilities, transportation of nuclear materials, and nuclear liability.

Mr. McRae represented the Department during the negotiation of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage, the Convention on Nuclear Safety and the Joint Convention on the Safe Management of Spent Fuel and the Safe Management of Radioactive Waste. He is a member of the IAEA’s International Nuclear Liability Experts (INLEX) group and vice-chair of the NEA’s Legal Committee.

Mr. McRae is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (BSFS), the School of Law at Boston University (JD) and the School of Law at New York University (LLM Taxation).


Head of the Office of Legal Counsel
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Ximena Vásquez-Maignan is the Head of the Office of Legal Counsel of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Previously, Mrs. Vásquez-Maignan was the Senior Legal Adviser for the Legal Affairs Section of the NEA from June 2011 until she was appointed Head in March 2015.

Mrs. Vásquez-Maignan works extensively on nuclear law, providing legal opinions and secretariat services to the NEA Nuclear Law Committee and the Contracting Parties to the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy and the Brussels Convention Supplementary to the Paris Convention.

Before joining the NEA, Mrs. Vásquez-Maignan worked for six years as an international legal adviser for a leading global water company and then settled down in China for eight years where she acted at first as a senior legal adviser for a French nuclear power company and then as a senior associate for an international law firm where she advised on nuclear issues. These different positions, where she advised investors, operators, service and equipment suppliers, have allowed her to acquire a wide perspective of the nuclear sector.

She is a Board member of the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA) and co-Chair of the working group on Nuclear Liability and Insurance. She also participates in educational programmes in nuclear law, international working groups on nuclear liability and international seminars and conferences.

Mrs. Vásquez-Maignan, a Chilean and French national, studied law at the Université de Paris II-Assas (Paris, France) and is a French qualified lawyer registered with the Paris Bar. She speaks English, French and Spanish.


Affiliated Lecturer, Director of Studies
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law
United Kingdom

Julius Weitzdörfer is Director of Studies in Law at Darwin College, and an affiliated lecturer currently teaching EU Environmental and Sustainable Development Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. He is now a full-time Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), where he works on the law and governance of extreme technological risks with a special focus on Japan.

Julius’ expertise lies in the governance of extreme risk through contract-, tort-, criminal-, disaster-, environmental-, and nuclear-law.

Adopting comparative, economic, socio-legal and policy-focussed approaches, he explores this topic in dynamic fields of law in Japan, including civil and criminal liability, consumer protection, credit- and disaster-risk insurance, and particularly the legal case of Fukushima.

His work is funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation.


Head Nuclear Energy Risks
Swiss Re

Professional experience:

Since 2012

  • Head Nuclear Energy Risks Swiss Re
  • Pool Manager Swiss Pool for the Insurance of Nuclear Risks
  • Chairman of the Nuclear Pool Forum (since 2015)
  • Member of the Nuclear Law Committee (NEA/OECD) (since 2017)

Previous professional roles include different positions as Country Manager and Underwriting within Swiss Re and earlier in management functions in the automotive industry.

Education: M. Sc. in Engineering; MBA IMD; International School of Nuclear Law

MANNE Kenneth C.

Senior Vice President Corporate Services, General Counsel and Secretary

Ken Manne joined NEIL in May 2006 as Vice President and General Counsel. On January 1, 2017 he was promoted to his current position of Senior Vice President Corporate Services, General Counsel and Secretary. In this role Ken is responsible for the Legal, Human Resources, Information Technology, Office Administration, Travel, Crisis Management, Corporate Communications and Corporate Secretarial functions at the Company. He also serves as NEIL’s Diversity Champion.

Prior to joining NEIL, Ken was the Senior Nuclear Regulatory Attorney for Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, the parent company of Arizona Public Service Company (“APS”) from 1994-2006. APS is the principal owner and the licensed operator of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (“Palo Verde”), the nation’s largest nuclear power generating facility. In his position at APS, Ken was responsible for the oversight of all legal issues associated with the Palo Verde plant. He also worked as a volunteer during refueling outages, including as a mechanic’s helper on the turbine deck. Prior to joining APS, Ken practiced nuclear regulatory law with the firm of Newman & Holtzinger, P.C. located in Washington, DC.

Ken served as an Associate Editor on the Law Review and received a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Washington College of Law, The American University in Washington, DC in 1988. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a certification to teach secondary education from Nazareth College of Rochester, cum laude, in Rochester, NY in 1985. In 2011, he completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Ken currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House in Wilmington, DE and serves as Chair of the Board’s Governance and Nominating Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula from 2006-2015. While at APS, Ken was active in a number of industry committees, including: the NEI Lawyer’s Committee, NEI Task Force on Protected Activities, Chairman of the Radiation Injury Claims Joint Defense Group, and Vice Chairman of the NEIL Legal Advisory Committee. In the past he has been a guest lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health course on “Planning for Nuclear Emergencies.” He also served as a member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee in Phoenix, AZ.

Ken resides in Kennett Square, PA with his wife, Tara, and two daughters.

INLA SPEAKERS – (Tuesday 6th November 2018) – (Sorted by morning and afternoon sessions)

Morning Session

BIAD Abdelwahab

University Professor
Université Rouen Normandie

Abdelwahab Biad est Docteur d’Etat en Droit. Il est Professeur à l’Université de Rouen Normandie où il enseigne le droit international. Il a été chercheur invité à l’Académie de droit international de La Haye (session de recherche sur « Les risques résultant de l’utilisation pacifique de l’énergie nucléaire ») et à l’UNIDIR (Institut des Nations-Unies pour la recherche sur le désarmement, Genève).

Il est spécialisé sur les questions de droit international, y compris de droit nucléaire. Il est l’auteur de nombreuses publications sur les questions nucléaires dans des revues académiques. Sa dernières publication : « Le Traité d’interdiction des armes nucléaires : un instrument ambitieux à l’avenir incertain », Annuaire français de relations internationales 2018 (Publication de l’Université de Paris Panthéon Assas) & « Le régime de non-prolifération nucléaire : une structure fragmentée et des acquis fragiles » in : Droit nucléaire : Non-prolifération et sécurité nucléaire (ss dir. J-M Pontier, E. Roux et L. Jaeger), Presses universitaires de Marseille, 2017.

Il a été chercheur invité à l’Académie de droit international de La Haye (session de recherche sur « Les risques résultant de l’utilisation pacifique de l’énergie nucléaire » et à l’UNIDIR (Institut des Nations-Unies pour la recherche sur le désarmement, Genève).

Il a été Professeur invite aux universités de Turku (Finlande), de Brasilia et de X’ian (China).

DRILLAT Christelle

Legal Officer

Ms. Christelle Drillat is a Legal Officer in the Nuclear and Treaty Law Section of the Office of Legal Affairs of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.

She is providing legal support to the Secretariat and to Member States regarding the implementation of the IAEA nuclear safety, nuclear security and nuclear liability conventions. In this context since 2012 she has been closely involved and provided legal advice during the various meetings of the Convention on Nuclear Safety and the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management. She is also providing support to the IAEA Division on Nuclear Security on activities relating to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and its Amendment and is involved in the activities of the International Group of Experts on Nuclear Liability (INLEX).

She is participating in the IAEA’s legislative assistance programme providing legal advice and support to Member States regarding their respective national nuclear legislation including the review of comprehensive national nuclear legislations.

Before joining the IAEA, Ms. Drillat has been working in the legal affairs section of the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD/NEA) in Paris.

RAUHUT Kathryn

Vienna Non Resident Fellow
The Stimson Center

Kathryn Rauhut is an attorney specializing in international security based in Vienna, Austria. She works primarily on nuclear security governance, accountability and liability issues with a focus on cybersecurity. Prior to her work with the Stimson Center’s Managing Across Boundaries initiative, she was a Strategic Advisor to the Internet Security Alliance and to the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS). In her role at WINS, Rauhut led international roundtables and authored policy papers on improving global governance of nuclear and cybersecurity through building the business value of security. Previously, she was the Deputy General Counsel of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. She is a member of the California Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the International Nuclear Lawyer’s Association.


Senior Research Fellow
National University of Singapore

Anthony Wetherall has sixteen years of nuclear law experience. Since July 2016, he is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore where he leads the Singapore government funded research project on nuclear law and policy. He worked for twelve years in the Nuclear and Treaty Law Section of the IAEA Office of Legal Affairs (2002-2008 and 2010-2016). He holds a Masters of Laws (LLM) with Distinction in Energy Law – specialism in nuclear law.


Head of Security & Resilience
International Nuclear Services Ltd

Ben Whittard is the Head of Security & Resilience at International Nuclear Services Ltd (INS) and Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd (PNTL), the world’s leading maritime transporter of specialist nuclear materials. A former Senior Inspector at the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), Ben has over 10 years’ experience in the nuclear sector and has worked extensively in Europe, Asia and North America. Ben is the Chair of the World Nuclear Transport Institute’s (WNTI) Transport Security Working Group and speaks regularly at international events and conferences on transport security matters, including at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Ben holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Bristol in International Security and is regular guest lecturer at a range of universities and institution’s including the University of Bristol, Kings College London and the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS).


 Self-employed Consultant

Mr. Stoiber is a consultant on international and nuclear law with over 30 years’ experience in the nuclear field. An American citizen he resides at 2953 Arizona Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016. Phone: 202-966-7793. He was born in California, USA on July 5, 1942.

He has held a number of nuclear-related positions in the United States government, including:

  • Department of State
    — Director of Nuclear Export/Import Control
    — Director of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy
    — Director of Nuclear Technology and Safeguards
    — Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the IAEA, Vienna
  • Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
    — Assistant General Counsel
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    — Director of International Programs
    — Deputy General Counsel for Legislation and International Affairs

Mr. Stoiber was one of the primary drafters of the U.S. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978 and has been actively involved in development of several multilateral conventions, including: Convention on Nuclear Safety; Convention on Early Notification in the Case of a Nuclear Accident; Convention on Emergency Assistance.

He chaired the working group that drafted the IAEA’s Handbook on Nuclear Law and has served on many of the Agency’s nuclear security assessment and legislative assistance missions.

Mr. Stoiber holds the following academic degrees:
B.A. and Juris Doctor (University of Colorado); LL.M. (University of London); Diploma, Cum Laude (Hague Academy of International Law)

Afternoon Session


International Radiation Protection Association

Roger Coates is an Honorary Fellow and former President of the Society for Radiological Protection. He was educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Reading and holds a degree in Natural Sciences and a PhD in physics. He worked in the UK nuclear industry for BNFL from 1975 for over 30 years, holding roles at Sellafield and at corporate level. He completed his BNFL career as Director of Environment, Health and Safety.

On retiring from BNFL he worked with IAEA for the period 2006-2008. Until recently he was a Non- Executive Director of the LLW Repository Ltd and has worked as a consultant to other UK nuclear organisations and the IAEA.

He has had extensive involvement with the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), and was Congress President for the IRPA13 International Congress in Glasgow in 2012. From 2012 to 2016 he served as the IRPA Vice President, and in May 2016 became the IRPA President for the period up to 2020.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2016 he was awarded an OBE for services to nuclear safety and radiological protection.


Division Head MB6
Federal Office for Radiation Protection

Renate Czarwinski began her career in Health Physics in 1971 with the study of Experimental Physics and Radiation Protection Physics at Technical University of Dresden finalized in 1975. She graduated a postgraduate study in Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection from 1982 to 1984.

 In 1996 Ms Czarwinski was appointed as Head of Radiation Protection at Workplaces Section in the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection.

From 2007 to 2012 Ms Czarwinski acted as Head of Radiation Safety and Monitoring Section of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. Under her leadership the revision of the International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and Safety of Radiation Sources was finalized as General Safety Requirements Part 3 (interim).

In July 2012 Ms Czarwinski received the HPS Landauer Lecturer Award which is to honour individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of radiation research and protection.

Since 2004 she is Member of the Executive Council of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) and acted as President of IRPA from 2012 to 2016.

Since June 2012 Ms Czarwinski is Head of Division on “Safety and Security of Radiation Sources; Radiation Incidents; Type Approvals” in the Federal Office for Radiation Protection in Berlin/Germany.

She has published numerous scientific papers and participated as invited lecturer in various training courses, meetings and conferences. Since 2007 she is International Editorial Advisor to the Journal of Radiological Protection/UK.

DOMINGUEZ Cristina Alejandra

 Head of Legal
Nuclear Regulatory Authority

Cristina Domínguez has been a Legal Adviser in the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of Argentina since 1995, and the Head of the Legal Department of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority since 2001. In this capacity, she advises on all legal aspects related to nuclear safety, security, safeguards and liability. She has served as a legal expert in a number of international forums concerned with nuclear regulatory legal matters and also participated in several meetings, workshops and technical cooperation projects organized by the IAEA.

Mrs. Domínguez graduated as a lawyer at the Faculty of Law from the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires and served as a professor of Public International Law at the University of Buenos Aires. She has Master´s Degree in Economics & Law from the School of Economics and Business Administration of Buenos Aires and completed her training in several courses organized by the IAEA, the World Nuclear University and the International School of Nuclear Law at the University of Montpellier. She is member of the International Nuclear Law Association and nowadays President of the Nuclear Law Association of Buenos Aires. She also published numerous articles in different areas of nuclear law and made several presentations in national and international nuclear conferences.


Legal Advisor
Wirtschaftsverband Kernbrennstoff-Kreislauf und Kerntechnik e.v.


Legal Advisor
Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Sidonie Royer-Maucotel Graduated with bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B.) in UK and French Masters in comparative and European Law, she has been admitted to the Paris bar and worked as a lawyer.

Following various missions at the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission (Directorate of Nuclear Energy, safety and ITER) in Luxembourg and at the nuclear sector of the French general office for European questions under the authority of the Prime Minister (SGAE), she has been working since April 2008 at the legal department of the French alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), specifically on International and European questions related to the nuclear field.


Sanders Engineering

Mr. Mark Callis Sanders is the co-owner of the nuclear engineering consulting firm Sanders Engineering. In 2016, Mr. Sanders was awarded a post-graduate diploma (Diplôme D’Université De Troisième Cycle) in International Nuclear Law from the University of Montpellier, France. During his studies, he has also completed advanced law courses through the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College in London (England), where he received first-class honors.

Since 2014, Mr. Sanders has been active in the International Nuclear Law Association as a member of the International Trade and New Build, Radiological Protection, and Nuclear Waste Management working groups. Furthermore, Mr. Sanders along with his spouse, Dr. Charlotta Sanders, P.E., are authoring a comprehensive textbook, due to be published in 2019, on international nuclear waste management from a technical and legal perspective for the academic publisher Elsevier, as well as serving as co-editors for a book on nuclear power and other green technologies for Springer publishing (also due to be published in 2019). Recently (2018), Mr. Sanders was awarded with the Distinguished Service Medal by the Energy & Fuels division of the American Chemical Society for his contributions to reducing carbon emission through environmentally clean energy sources.


Head of Legal
International Nuclear Services Ltd

Khalil is Head of Legal at International Nuclear Services Ltd (INS) and Chair of the INLA Transport Law Working Group. Acting on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), INS deals with UK and overseas utility customers for the transport, storage and de-storage of nuclear materials, irradiated fuel reprocessing, Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel supply and related management services. Khalil advises on these and the  following areas: associated procurement, management, leasing, insurance and maintenance of equipment and specialist INF2 and INF3 class ships, nuclear liabilities in respect of international transports of nuclear materials and licensing of intellectual property (IP) in nuclear technology.

Khalil is a regular conference speaker on nuclear transports. He has supported the UK government on implementation of transport liabilities for the amended Paris/Brussels Conventions and amendments to the Nuclear Installations Act 1965.

More recently, Khalil has been advising INS/NDA in respect of transports related to the United States (US) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) led Global Threat Reduction Initiative (now known as M3 – Materials Management Minimisation). This facilitates removal to the US of high risk nuclear materials from around the world, as identified by the US government’s highly enriched uranium and plutonium minimization strategies.


Senior Solicitor, Regulation
Sellafield Ltd

Tracy Murray is a Senior Solicitor specialising in regulatory law specifically within Sellafield Ltd for 10 years and before that within private practice for 8 years. Tracy supports the business in a wide range of areas including environmental protection, health & safety, waste management, regulatory licensing, nuclear safety, transport, nuclear liability and risk management.



Jean-Denis TREILLARD has been working in the Nuclear industry for the last 23 years. With a law and Risk Management background, he has been working in a French nuclear insurance brokerage company for 5 years, before entering in the Risk and Insurance Department of a French Nuclear Industry company named COGEMA that became AREVA, where he stayed for 15 years. He then joined a non nuclear commercial german insurance company HDI for 2 years, where he was in charge of the Underwriting for Liabilities in France. He then joined ELINI, a European Mutual that provides coverages for Nuclear Third Party Liabilities to Nuclear Operators in different countries, where he is presently acting as Assistant General Manager.

He also participated to an experts group at the European Commission, related to Nuclear Third Party Liability.


 Hogan Lovells US LLP

Amy C. Roma, Partner, Washington, D.C. Clients turn to Amy Roma for her guidance on nuclear regulatory law and matters affecting the nuclear industry in the U.S. and abroad.  Her clients draw from established nuclear industry participants, the advanced reactor community, and private equity.

Amy counsels clients on navigating the legal and commercial landscapes for nuclear technologies. Spearheading many “first-of-its-kind” cutting-edge projects, Amy was recognized by the National Law Journal in April 2015 in the first edition of “Energy & Environmental Trailblazers,” a special supplement paying tribute to the top 50 “great minds impacting the crucial intersection of energy production and the environment.”

Amy began her legal career at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. A strong believer in community involvement, she is an active volunteer for a number of causes involving the homeless and populations with cognitive and physical disabilities.

NUGENT Jennifer

 Head of Technical
International Nuclear Services Ltd

Jen Nugent, Head of Technical, International Nuclear Services Limited (INS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). INS have  an extensive and proven expertise in irradiated fuel management and transporting nuclear materials.  Jennifer has over 20years experience in working in the Nuclear industry 17 of these being in Transport of Nuclear materials currently heading up a team of engineers and regulatory specialists delivering package design and licensing solutions to the nuclear industry.  Recent significant accomplishments to deliver novel solutions for the nuclear industry, development of the UKs first Multiple Water Barrier transport safety case.

INLA SPEAKERS – (Wednesday 7th November 2018) – (Sorted by morning and afternoon sessions)

Morning Session

DRILLAT Christelle

 Legal Officer

Ms. Christelle Drillat is a Legal Officer in the Nuclear and Treaty Law Section of the Office of Legal Affairs of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.

She is providing legal support to the Secretariat and to Member States regarding the implementation of the IAEA nuclear safety, nuclear security and nuclear liability conventions. In this context since 2012 she has been closely involved and provided legal advice during the various meetings of the Convention on Nuclear Safety and the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management. She is also providing support to the IAEA Division on Nuclear Security on activities relating to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and its Amendment and is involved in the activities of the International Group of Experts on Nuclear Liability (INLEX).

She is participating in the IAEA’s legislative assistance programme providing legal advice and support to Member States regarding their respective national nuclear legislation including the review of comprehensive national nuclear legislations.

Before joining the IAEA, Ms. Drillat has been working in the legal affairs section of the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD/NEA) in Paris.


Martinez & Maciel Nuclear Law Firm

Dr. Maciel Sánchez is a mexican nuclear lawyer with almost 20 years of experience. Her professional experience has been in the public and private sector.

She has represented her country in some International Conferences organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

She advised in nuclear legal matters in the Ministry of Energy in Mexico.

Right now she is the Director of the only nuclear legal firm in the spanish speaking world “Martínez & Maciel Nuclear Law Firm”, where she offers her services in nuclear issues in different languages around the world.

She was contracted by the Departament of Energy (DoE) of the USA to draft nuclear legal framework.

She was contracted as the nuclear lawyer of the Director of the Mexican Nuclear Power Plant defending this Nuclear Power Plant in judgment.

She has been INLA´s member for more than 10 years and nowadays is part of the INLA´s Board of Management.

OLAJOS Karoly Tamas

Legal Officer
ITER Organisation

Karoly is a qualified lawyer specialising in nuclear energy, construction and project management matters that has provided regulatory and transactional counsel to private and international organizations for 10+ years. He has 7+ years of hands-on experience at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), which is the world’s most ambitious energy project, with a desire to challenge existing thinking, come up with innovative approaches, work out new ways of doing things, seek for and facilitate stakeholders’ cooperation to deliver a complex megaproject on time and within budget. Currently he is senior legal counsel of the first integrated Project Team of the ITER International Fusion Energy Organization and the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy (Fusion for Energy) at the ITER Project site in Cadarache, France, and is responsible for the legal management of the contracts for ITER construction. Before joining Fusion for Energy, a Euratom joint undertaking, Karoly had been working, amongst others, for Clifford Chance LLP and White & Case LLP.




State Corporation for Atomic Energy Rosatom

In 2005 Mr. Shkarbanov achieved a degree in law of Samara State University and the same year graduated from the faculty of Foreign Military Information of Moscow Military University.

During 2006-2007 he worked as in-house counsel for Russian audit & consulting group FinExpertiza, in 2007-2011 served as a senior head of direction at TENEX – one of the major global suppliers of nuclear fuel cycle services and products. From 2011 till now holds a position of International Law Adviser to the Director for Legal and Corporate Issues of ROSATOM where his main duty is to provide comprehensive legal support to ROSATOM international business and international cooperation units in the field of international public and private law. During his career in ROSATOM Mr. Shkarbanov drafted and negotiated more than 50 international agreements in the field of cooperation in peaceful atomic energy uses, including new NPP build, scientific and R&D cooperation and other areas.

His professional interests are international public and private law with major focus on nuclear law, nuclear project development and civil law.

Since 2012 he is a member of International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX) and provides expertise on the matters of nuclear liability. Since 2011 serves as a representative of Russian Federation at Nuclear Energy Agency OECD Nuclear Law Committee and provides expertise in nuclear law matters discussed at its sessions. Mr. Shkarbanov is a member of International Nuclear Law Association since 2012.

Author of different publications in on nuclear law topics.


Head, Nuclear and Treaty Law Section


39 Essex Chambers

Stephen Tromans is a barrister qualified in England and Wales, practising at 39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane, London.

He specialises in environmental and energy law.

He graduated in law from Cambridge University in 1978 and in 1981 qualified as a solicitor.

From 1981-87 he was a University Lecturer at Cambridge and a Fellow of Selwyn College.

He practised as a solicitor from 1988-99, mainly as a partner at Simmons & Simmons in London.

In 1999 he was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Inner Temple).

In 2009 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel.

From 2011-2015 he was Joint Head of his Chambers.

He is a member of the UK Advisory Committee on Radioactive Waste Management.

He is a member of the Board of INLA UK.

He is the author of various textbooks, including Nuclear Law (2nd edition, 2010).


Director, Nuclear
Burges Salmon LLP

Ian advises sponsors, developers, technology vendors, operators, insurers, Government departments, funders and contractors on all aspects of international and UK nuclear law, nuclear new build and other nuclear projects.

Ian is the former Deputy General Counsel of the Hinkley Point C nuclear project and a member of the Nuclear Industry Association, the Nuclear Institute, the International Nuclear Law Association and the World Nuclear Association. Ian is part of the Nuclear Industry Association Brexit Working Group and has briefed members of Parliament in advance of a Parliamentary debate on Brexit and Euratom as well as speaking at the Department of International Trade’s International Civil Nuclear Showcase.


 Central Investment Unit of the Polish Transmission Grids

Tomasz J. Winnicki is a Polish qualified lawyer (attorney-at-law) working as a development expert at Central Investment Unit of the Polish Transmission Grids (Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.). From 2015 to 2018 Tomasz was working at PGE EJ 1 sp. z o.o., an SPV established for implementation of the first Polish NPP. From 2001 to 2015 Tomasz was working at international law firms active in Poland (CMS Cameron McKenna, Clifford Chance) providing legal advice related to development on the energy market (coal-, gas-, lignite-fired power plants, wind farms, transmission and distribution grids). Apart from Master of Laws title granted by University of Wroclaw/Poland, Tomasz studied at the Department of Law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich/Germany and completed postgraduate studies related to energy market at Technical University of Silesia/Poland as well as International School of Nuclear Law at University of Montpeller/France.  Further, Tomasz participated at training within IAEA Expert Mission on Nuclear Fuel Supply Strategy and took part at JICC Poland PGE EJ1 Nuclear Engineer Training Program and training “O&M Strategy for a Nuclear Power Plant in practice: E.ON Kernkraft Experiences and Recommendations for BWR and PWR Operations and Maintenance”.

Afternoon Session

BURNS Stephen

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The Honorable Stephen G. Burns was sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on November 5, 2014, to a term ending June 30, 2019. He served as the 16th Chairman of the NRC from Jan. 1, 2015, through Jan. 23, 2017. As a Commissioner, he continues to be engaged in the work of the agency, and its safety and security mission.

Commissioner Burns has had a distinguished career as an attorney both within the NRC and internationally. Before returning to the NRC, he was the Head of Legal Affairs of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. In that position, which he held since April 2012, Commissioner Burns provided legal advice and support to NEA management, carried out the legal education and publications program of the NEA, and provided advice and secretariat services to the Nuclear Law Committee and to the Contracting Parties to the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy.

Commissioner Burns joined the NRC as an attorney in 1978. Prior to assuming his post at the NEA, he served as General Counsel of the NRC from May 2009 until April 2012 after having served as the NRC’s Deputy General Counsel from 1998. He also served as Executive Assistant to former NRC Chairman Kenneth M. Carr.

Commissioner Burns received a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in 1975 from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. He received his law degree with honors in 1978 from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he was an editor on the George Washington Law Review.

Commissioner Burns received the NRC’s Distinguished Service Award in 2001 and the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award in 1998 and 2008.


Senior Legal Adviser

Fiona Geoffroy has worked as Senior Legal Adviser in the Energies Law Department of EDF SA since 2007. She initially worked on the UK EPR programme for a number of years, following which she has provided legal advice in the following fields:

  • Nuclear third party liability : participation in European, international and national fora; Monitoring of international instruments and their evolution; Contractual provisions relating to third party liability; Conformity of obligations with regard to insurance of nuclear third party liability
  • Support to the International Department of EDF concerning legislative and regulatory aspects of international nuclear projects
  • Monitoring of draft European instruments (Directives, Regulations) impacting on nuclear activities
  • Public access to information and public participation in decision-making
  • Export control requirements in relation to dual-use goods.

Prior to joining EDF, Fiona Geoffroy worked for ten years at the Legal Division of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency where she worked inter alia on the following topics:

  • NEA Legal Affairs Education and Publications Programme : drafting, editing and translation of the Nuclear Law Bulletin and other legal publications of the NEA; organisation of the International School of Nuclear Law at the University of Montpellier
  • Drafting of documents and Summary records for the meetings of the OECD Nuclear Law Committee and the Contracting Parties to the Paris Convention
  • Legal advice on the statutory instruments of the OECD/NEA, accession procedures to the NEA, intergovernmental agreements for which the NEA is Depository or Party
  • Legal secretariat tasks for the international safety projects established by the NEA

Fiona holds an LLB Bachelor of Laws from Trinity College Dublin, and a Diplôme supérieur de l’Université (DSU) in Community law and a Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (DESS) in International Administration from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

HORI Masaaki

Japan Energy Law Institute

Masaaki Hori obtained his Bachelor of Law in 2011. He is an employee of Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. in Japan since 2011 and is dispatched as a researcher of Japan Energy Law Institute since 2017. The institute has a purpose of making a systematic and comprehensive study of energy laws, and he is in charge of the research of the legal system concerning the nuclear safety regulation.


Burges Salmon LLP

With over 25 years’ experience in the nuclear sector, Ian is recognised in Chambers & Partners as a “genuine expert” and “guru of nuclear.” He is ranked independently in tier 1 of chambers directory as one of 3 stand out leading energy lawyers in the UK and the only one known solely for his work in the nuclear sector. Ian is unique in that he is the only lawyer to also be ranked in tier 1 for his regulatory work.

Currently retained by the NDA and EDF, Ian has also been involved in almost all of the major developments in UK nuclear in the last 15 years with particular recognition for his nuclear regulatory work in the context of complex nuclear transactions such as those at Springfields, Capenhurst and Dounreay.

He has led teams that have drafted nuclear laws for NEPIOs in Asia and Saudi Arabia.

He is chair of the NIA Legal and Financial Affairs working group and an acknowledged expert on nuclear liability in the UK and overseas.

He is chair of INLA UK and a member of the global board of INLA and organised the technical programme for INLA 2012.

NICK Kimberly Sexton

Deputy Head – Office of Legal Counsel
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Kimberly Sexton Nick is the Deputy Head of the Office of Legal Counsel of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. In this position, Ms. Nick is the lead counsel for nuclear safety and regulatory affairs. She also directs the legal education and publication programmes.

Prior to arriving at the NEA in April 2014, Ms. Nick served as Legal Counsel to Commissioner William C. Ostendorff at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). As the chief legal advisor to the Commissioner, she was responsible for providing legal and policy advice on a wide range of significant issues, such as the licensing and adjudication of the high-level waste repository at Yucca Mountain, the agency’s regulatory responses to the earthquake and tsunami at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan, new reactor licensing and the NRC’s Waste Confidence rulemaking.

Before joining the Commissioner’s office, Ms. Nick was an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of the NRC and litigated critical enforcement actions against individuals and licensees as well as the licensing of the US Department of Energy’s Mixed-Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility.

Ms. Nick received her JD degree, cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, where she was an editor on the American Journal of Law and Medicine. She received her Bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Mike Weightman Associates Ltd

Mike WEIGHTMAN, Independent Nuclear Consultant, MWA LtdVisiting Professor, Engineering Department, Cambridge University; Non-executive Director, National Nuclear Laboratory; Non-executive Director, Hinkley Point C Generating Company Ltd; Independent Advisor to the Japanese NDF and NRA; independent consultant to UK NDA, Finish Government; OECD’s NEA, IAEA, international companies

Retired in 2013 from Post of HM Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations, Chief Executive ONR, UK

Member of the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group IAEA, Leader of the IAEA International Expert Fact Finding Mission to Japan (May/June 2011)

BSc, MSc, DPhil; Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining; Honorary Fellow of the Safety and Reliability Society; Chartered Engineer, Chartered Physicist


Director of Department for Environmental Impact Assessment
General Directorate for Environmental Protection