CPR European Advisory Board Welcomes Two New Members

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, has announced that Martim Della Valle of Anheuser-Busch InBev (Belgium) and Lars Kristian Wulff Myklebust of Advokatfirmaet Hammervoll Pind AS (Norway) will join its European Advisory Board as new members.

Mr. Della Valle is head counsel for dispute resolution globally for Anheuser-Busch and Global Vice President, Compliance, Antitrust and Litigation for Anheuser-Busch InBev (Belgium), the world’s largest brewer. Mr. Della Valle has held different positions inside ABI-InBev’s legal department in Latin America, Europe and in Africa. Prior to joining AB-InBev, he practiced law at several major law firms. He has a PhD in International Law and has published two books in international arbitration: International Arbitration Ex Aequo et Bono (New York, Juris, 2016) and Arbitragem e Equidade (São Paulo, Atlas, 2012). He is a frequent speaker on the subjects of international arbitration, compliance and antitrust. Mr. Della Valle also occasionally serves as an arbitrator. A Brazilian and Italian citizen, he speaks English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and French.

Mr. Kristian, a partner with the law firm Advokatfirmaet Hammervoll Pind AS in Norway, is head of Hammervoll Pind’s shipping/offshore department, where his primary focus is the offshore and oil service industry offering assistance in contractual negotiations and disputes. Before joining Hammervoll Pind, he worked with the Norwegian oil company Statoil on procurement and management of frame agreements for maintenance and modifications both on- and offshore. He also served as Statoil’s Company Representative in some larger frame agreements with international suppliers to the oil industry. His work consisted of contract management with his main focus on commercial and legal issues related to remuneration, variations, breach of contract, delay and project improvement, among others. He was previously an attorney with the Norwegian law firm Thommessen, primarily focusing on dispute resolution within construction contracts offshore and onshore. He has had a number of mediations and litigated a number of cases for the Norwegian courts and also for arbitration courts.

“Anheuser-Busch is a long time global member and supporter of CPR while Advokatfirmaet Hammervoll Pind AS is a new CPR member reinforcing CPR’s presence in Scandinavia. We are delighted that Martim and Lars are joining CPR’s European Advisory Board,” said Noah Hanft, President and CEO of CPR. “Their extensive and varied backgrounds will bring further depth to the EAB, which continues to make exciting and innovative strides for CPR in Europe, and beyond.”

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. For more information about the EAB and CPR’s initiatives in Europe, visit https://www.cpradr.org/strategy/international-initiatives/europe.

 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 www.cpradr.org.