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Duarte Duarte
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January 14, 2015

Welcome to the Arbitrator Intelligence Member Spotlight series.  This week’s Spotlight casts on: Paul COMRIE-THOMSON!

Paul holds a B.A. from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, and is soon to graduate with an LL.B (Hons).  He works as a legal and policy adviser at the New Zealand Law Commission, where he is currently involved in reviewing New Zealand’s law of extradition and mutual assistance in criminal matters.  Additionally, Paul is research assistant to Professor Campbell McLachlan QC, Student Editor-in-Chief of the Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, and tutors legal research, writing and mooting at the Law School.  Paul has a keen interest in both private international law and international arbitration, and intends to conduct postgraduate research in these areas.

Paul has maintainted close correspondence with Arbitrator Intelligence since shortly after the Pilot began.  He has not only helped identify New Zealand cases, but also specially petitioned a New Zealand court to obtain an Award – and then submitted the lessons learned from this Experience to AI.  A true scholar with a promising legal career ahead, it is our honor to recognize Paul as the thoughtful and diligent Member of the AI community he is.  Thank you, Paul!