JACKSON SHAW KERN
Jackson Shaw Kern is an international lawyer who advises and represents private interests as well as sovereign clients in a diversity of matters. An advocate of acknowledged litigation instincts, Jackson thrives in all aspects of internationally contentious proceedings. This range extends from initial appraisal of merit to argumentation, witness confrontation, and post-award practice. He has delivered successful results in complex international disputes of the highest stakes.
Jackson also advises in non-contentious matters, particularly with a view to reducing the risk of disruptive disputes in international commerce, international investment, and international affairs.
Jackson has been a visitor to leading law firms in London, Lima, and Kuala Lumpur and is a past visiting fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. He is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker at institutions around the globe. Appearances have included the Peking University School of Transnational Law, the National University of Singapore, the Addis Ababa University, the Catholic University of Peru, the International Law Association, the African Arbitration Association, the Society of International Economic Law, and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the World Bank Group. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, he is a co-author of the title Arbitrating the Conduct of International Investors (Cambridge University Press, 2017) which has gained renown for its reform proposals in the realm of international investment law.
Jackson spent the largest part of his youth in the Middle East before earning a degree in economics and anthropology at McGill University. He then studied law, earning a Juris Doctor (JD) summa cum laude from Seattle University, during which time he also attended the Bucerius Law School of Hamburg and was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society.
Jackson is a member of the Bars of New York, Washington, DC, and Montana and of the American Society of International Law and the International Bar Association. He is a fluent speaker of French and avails lesser proficiency in other languages.