High-level Award Committee

H.E Dr. Ali Bin Fetais Al Marri

Chairman Board of Trustees

- Digital of the legal department at the Emiri Diwan (the rank of Undersecretary of the Ministry) since 1998
- legal expert at the Emiri Diwan 1997-1998
- Assistant Secretary General of the Council of Ministers in its weekly meeting participant from 1977-1998

Chairman Board of Trustees

- Director of the Legal Department at the Emiri Diwan (the rank of Undersecretary of the Ministry) since 1998

- legal expert at the Emiri Diwan 1997-1998

- Assistant Secretary General of the Council of Ministers in its weekly meeting participant from 1997-1998

- Professor of international law in 1997 in Qatar University

- Legal researcher at the Emiri Diwan, Prince 1996-1997 Office

- Member of the committee preparing the Assistant Permanent Constitution of the State of Qatar in 1999

- Elected member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations since 2002

- Chairman of the International Committee of the contracts study entrusted with the study of contracts and agreements and review where Qatar is a member, to supervise and follow up on all issues of Arbitration related to Qatar

- Member of the National Committee on the demarcation of the border between the State of Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

- Lawyer before the International Court of Justice in the case of boundary and territorial dispute between Qatar and Bahrain.

- Chairman of the Committee to draft law establishing the Supreme Judicial Council and the independence of the judiciary from the executive.

- President of the Conference “La Franco” - diagonal Regional Justice, October 2004.

- President of the Sixth Global Forum on Fighting Corruption, 2009.

- Chairman of the French National Administration School (Lycée Voltaire).

- Member of the decision to grant doctoral degrees at the Sorbonne in several PhD dissertations since 2008.

- Dr. Marri holds a doctorate degree in international law from the Sorbonne1997, along with Master of Public Law from the French University of Rennes, Honoree Medal of Academic Palm (Napoleon) Chevalier of the French Republic and the Order of Honoree Medal officer of the French Republic.

- He is also the Attorney General of the state of Qatar, and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center.

H.E. Dr. Mohamad Moncef Al Marzouki

Member of the Board of Trustees

- Former president of the Tunisian Republic
- Former president of the Tunisian Human Rights League.

Member of the Board of Trustees

- Former president of the Tunisian Republic

- Former president of the Tunisian Human Rights League.

- Named by Times magazine in 2013 among the 100 most influential people in the world.

- President Marzouki ranked second in Foreign Policy’s 100 Global Thinkers

- Holds a Doctorate degree in medicine and writes in law, politics and thought.

H.E. Mr. Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh

Member of the Board of Trustees

Member of the Board of Trustees

- Former Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 2011-2012

- The International Court of Justice judge 2000-2011 - Chief of the Royal Hashemite Court 1996- 1998

Member of the Board of Trustees

- Former Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 2011-2012

- The International Court of Justice judge 2000-2011

- Chief of the Royal Hashemite Court 1996- 1998

- Legal adviser to the Royal Hashemite Court, rank of minister 1995-1996

- Adviser to Crown Prince Hassan bin Talal, 1990 - Office 1995

- Joined the diplomatic corps in the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1975 and moved between the different capitals of the world

- Member of the International Law Commission 1980 -2000

- Won several Arab and foreign decorations, a graduate Kapmrig University, specialization of law.

H.E Mr. Michael B. Mukasey

Member of Board of Trustees

Michael B. Mukasey, of counsel to the firm, recently served as Attorney General of the United States, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. As Attorney General from November 2007 to January 2009, he oversaw the U.S. Department of Justice and advised on critical issues of domestic and international law. Judge Mukasey joined Debevoise as a partner in the litigation practice in New York in February 2009, focusing his practice primarily on internal investigations, independent board reviews and corporate governance.

Michael B. Mukasey, of counsel to the firm, recently served as Attorney General of the United States, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. As Attorney General from November 2007 to January 2009, he oversaw the U.S. Department of Justice and advised on critical issues of domestic and international law. Judge Mukasey joined Debevoise as a partner in the litigation practice in New York in February 2009, focusing his practice primarily on internal investigations, independent board reviews and corporate governance.

From 1988 to 2006, Judge Mukasey served as a district judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, becoming Chief Judge in 2000.

From 1972 to 1976, Judge Mukasey served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and as Chief of the Official Corruption Unit from 1975 to 1976. His practice consisted of criminal litigation on behalf of the government, including investigation and prosecution of narcotics, bank robbery, interstate theft, securities fraud, fraud on the government and bribery. From 1976 to 1987 and from 2006 to 2007 he was in private practice.

Judge Mukasey has received numerous honors, including the Federal Bar Council’s Learned Hand Medal for Excellence in Federal Jurisprudence. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Public Access to Information and Proceedings of the New York Bar Association from 1984 to 1987. He served on the Federal Courts Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 1979 to 1982 and its Communications Law Committee from 1983 to 1986. Judge Mukasey was also a part-time lecturer at Columbia School of Law from January 1993 to May 2007, teaching trial advocacy.

He received his LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1967 and his B.A. from Columbia College in 1963.

Education:
Yale Law School, 1967, LL.B.
Columbia University, 1963, B.A.

H.E Lord Peter Goldsmith QC

Member of the Board of Trustees

Lord Goldsmith QC, PC is London Co-Managing Partner and Chair of European and Asian Litigation at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. He served as the UK’s Attorney General from 2001-2007, prior to which he was in private practice as one of the leading barristers in London.

Lord Goldsmith acts for a variety of clients, alongside his role as chair of the firm’s European and Asian litigation in the UK and other countries.


Lord Goldsmith QC, PC is London Co-Managing Partner and Chair of European and Asian Litigation at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. He served as the UK’s Attorney General from 2001-2007, prior to which he was in private practice as one of the leading barristers in London.

Lord Goldsmith acts for a variety of clients, alongside his role as chair of the firm’s European and Asian litigation in the UK and other countries. He conducts arbitrations under all the major institutions, and he has appeared at all levels of courts in the UK and in many cases in the house of Lords, the privy council and the court of appeal as well as international and European courts and in the courts of a number of other jurisdictions including the highest court in the Caribbean.

Consistently acknowledged for his prominence, The American Lawyer states that “(he has) the advocacy skills of one of the finest barristers of his generation.” He is recommended as a leading lawyer in Chambers UK for International, Public International Law, and Corporate Crime and Investigations, with the guide quoting clients saying he “has experience and gravitas; having him council can have a significant difference”.