15 October 2013

Brooks W. Daly Appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau

At a seminar hosted by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on 11 October 2013 to commemorate the centenary of the Peace Palace, Mr. Brooks W. Daly was appointed an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau. The award was presented to Mr. Daly by H.E. Judge Willem Haak, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.

The Order of Orange-Nassau is a royal distinction bestowed upon individuals who have made a contribution of special merit to society.

Mr. Daly, Deputy Secretary-General and Principal Legal Counsel of the PCA, first joined the PCA in 2002. Since then, the PCA has experienced a dramatic increase in activity. As of the date of this Press Release it serves as registry in eight state-state cases, forty-eight investor-state arbitrations and over twenty contractual claims involving a state, state-entity or inter-governmental organization.

In his remarks, Judge Haak stated that:

“Brooks Daly is a man of vision and drive, who has shown unwavering commitment to ensuring consistent standards of excellence in the work of the PCA. As a result, States, disputing parties and world-renowned jurists have increasingly put their faith in the institution, acceding to its founding Conventions, and entrusting their disputes to its care. […]

[H]e has overseen [the] administration of some of the most significant arbitrations in modern history. He has worked to expand the PCA’s State membership and network of host country agreements to facilitate arbitrations the world over. He has ensured that the PCA is consistently staffed with highly qualified, multi-jurisdictional and multi-lingual individuals. […]

Through Brooks’ tireless efforts, the PCA has resumed a position of not just relevance, but prominence, in the field of international dispute settlement. […]

The PCA’s growth in activity also strengthens The Hague’s reputation as the international legal capital, as it is profitable to the city also in an economic sense. Brooks Daly’s efforts to see the PCA take its rightful place between the international institutions established in The Hague can therefore be qualified as a contribution of special and exceptional value to society.”

Prior to joining the PCA, Mr. Daly was Counsel at the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration in Paris, and practiced law in Los Angeles and London.
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