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CPR Welcomes Two New Members and New Secretary To Its European Advisory Board

New York – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that advances dispute prevention and resolution practices and provides high quality solutions, announced that Jeremy Hannah of GE Power and Kathleen Fadden of Amgen (Europe) GmbH will join its European Advisory Board as new members. Vanessa Alarcon Duvanel also has been appointed as Secretary. 

Mr. Hannah, Senior Counsel, Litigation for the GE Power Business, is based in Baden, Switzerland, where he is responsible for handling GE Power’s litigation and arbitration matters globally.  Prior to joining GE in 2015, he served as Legal Director for Alstom, an international infrastructure company. Earlier, he practiced as a Barrister in chambers in London between 2001 and 2006 and in the Turks and Caicos Islands between 2006 and 2008. He was called to the English Bar in 2000 and holds degrees in law from Newcastle University and Queen Mary’s University, London. 

Ms. Fadden, Associate General Counsel at Amgen (Europe) GmbH has a scientific background (Ph.D in microbial biochemistry) and has worked in or for the pharmaceutical industry for 30 years. A barrister and solicitor, qualified to practice in England and Wales, Ms. Fadden joined Amgen Inc.'s International Legal Group in 2005 based in Zug, Switzerland. Earlier, Ms. Fadden worked as a solicitor in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Regulatory practices for both CMS Cameron McKenna and Arnold & Porter (now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer) in London, advising pharmaceutical and medical device clients predominantly in the pharmaceutical regulatory field.   

Ms. Alarcon Duvanel, an international arbitration senior associate based in White & Case’s Geneva office, represents parties in commercial arbitrations governed by various substantive laws under all major international arbitration rules as well as in ad hoc arbitral proceedings. 

“Both GE and Amgen are strong and long time members of CPR and we are thrilled that Jeremy and Kathleen are joining CPR's European Advisory Board,” said Noah Hanft, President and CEO of CPR. “Given their extensive backgrounds, they will bring tremendous depth to the Board. We are also pleased to welcome Vanessa as secretary of the European Advisory Board. Vanessa was very active as a Y-ADR Steering Committee Member, having organized Y-ADR seminars in Geneva. She will be of great assistance to the activities of the European Advisory Board.” 

The European Advisory Board (EAB) is an invitation-only board composed of CPR member representatives based throughout Europe.  The EAB provides strategic direction to CPR’s activities in the region and works on initiatives of interest to CPR members.  The EAB develops resources, shares knowledge and best practices, networks with respect to matters of general interest, obtains and provides education and training, participates in other joint initiatives and activities and seeks strategic alliances with other institutions and organizations.   

About CPR: CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that has helped global businesses prevent and resolve commercial disputes effectively and efficiently for more than 40 years. Our membership consists of top corporations and law firms, academic and government institutions, and leading mediators and arbitrators around the world. CPR is unique as: (1) a thought leader, driving a global dispute resolution culture; (2) a developer of cutting edge tools and resources, powered by the collective innovation of its membership; and (3) an ADR provider offering innovative, practical arbitration rules, mediation and other dispute resolution procedures, and neutrals worldwide. For more information, please visit

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