GAP – 73 EYPs


In July this year, Delos announced the launch of an international study to develop a Guide to Arbitration Places, known as the ‘GAP’. The Guide is designed to assist in-house counsel, corporate lawyers and arbitration practitioners with efficiently accessing key insights into a large range of jurisdictions, including for the purposes of negotiating the choice of arbitral seats and conducting arbitral proceedings in those jurisdictions. The Guide will be published online in 2018 and made freely accessible. The initiative is chaired by Professors David D Caron and Maxi Scherer.

Last week, Delos announced the list of sixty-eight reputed, leading law firms contributing chapters to the Guide.

In addition to the law firms, Delos is honoured to count on the support of a talented international group of experienced young practitioners (‘EYPs’) for the editorial review of the Guide. The list of seventy-three EYPs is presented in the table overleaf and reflects the diversity of the international arbitration community.

Please note that the first column indicates (one of) the EYPs’ country(-ies) of nationality, the second column states their first name and LAST NAME and is linked to their LinkedIn profiles, where available, and the third column indicates the name of their firm or other professional organisation (save for independent practitioners) and is linked to their firm bio or equivalent should you wish to contact them via their professional e-mail address.

Albania Jola GJUZI Kalo & Associates
Argentina Christian ALBANESI Linklaters
Australia Diana BOWMAN VINCI Energies
Austria Markus SCHIFFERL Zeiler Partners
Belgium Maxime BERLINGIN Fieldfisher
Bolivia Marcelo FERNANDEZ Independent
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nevena JEVREMOVIC Association ARBITRI
Brazil Maria Claudia PROCOPIAK Dechert LLP
Bulgaria Ilya KOMAREVSKI Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski
Burkina Faso Amanda DAKOURE African Development Bank (ADB)
Canada Myriam SEERS Torys LLP
China for the mainland Arthur MA DaHui
China for Hong Kong Stella HU Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Colombia Juan Felipe MERIZALDE Dechert LLP
Costa Rica Monica FERNANDEZ FONSECA Independent
Croatia Patricia ZIVKOVIC NSoft Company
Cyprus Alexia SOLOMOU International Court of Justice (ICJ)
Czech Republic Vladimir POLACH Squire Patton Boggs
Denmark Jawad AHMAD Judge Charles N. Brower
Dominican Republic José Ricardo FERIS Squire Patton Boggs
Ecuador Hugo GARCIA LARRIVA Carmigniani Pérez
Egypt Rami CHAHINE King & Spalding
El Salvador Mónica GARAY Dechert LLP
Ethiopia Tsegaye LAURENDEAU Shearman & Sterling LLP
Finland Hanna ROOS Latham & Watkins LLP
France Maxime DESPLATS DLA Piper
Germany Gustav FLECKE-GIAMMARCO Seven Summits Arbitration
Ghana Esine OKUDZETO Sam Okudzeto & Associates
Greece Marily PARALIKA White & Case LLP
Guatemala Mariele COULET-DIAZ White & Case LLP
Hungary David KOHEGYI DLA Piper
India Rajat RANA Dechert LLP
Ireland Louise REILLY Barrister
Israel Issar BIRGER Meitar
Italy Giulio PALERMO Lalive
Japan Shinichiro MORI Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba
Jordan Aseel BARGHUTHI Eversheds Sutherland
Kenya Nikhil DESAI JMiles & Co
Kosovo Anjezë GOJANI Legal Advisor/Consultant
Kuwait Dalal AL HOUTI Al Tamimi & Company
Latvia Galina ZUKOVA Bélot Malan & Associés
Lebanon Sara KOLEILAT-ARANJO Al Tamimi & Company
Libya Farah BEITELMAL Independent
Lithuania Paulius DOCKA PRIMUS, Attorneys at law
Mauritius Wendy BOUCROT Eversheds Sutherland
Mexico Victor RUIZ Ruiz – Silva Abogados, S.C.
Moldova Nicolina BORDIAN Lutgen + Associés
Mongolia Nominchimeg ODSUREN Avinex Partners LLP
Netherlands Alexandra VAN DER MEULEN Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Nigeria Tolu OBAMUROH White & Case LLP
Norway Una WÆRP Haavind
Pakistan Samar ABBAS 39 Essex Chambers
Paraguay Francisca PERONI Fiorio Cardozo & Alvarado
Peru Luis Miguel VELARDE SAFFER Dechert LLP
Poland Filip BALCERZAK SSW Law Firm
Romania Lucian ILIE Lazareff Le Bars
Russia Alexey YADYKIN Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Serbia Milena DJORDJEVIC University of Belgrade
Singapore Jonathan LIM WilmerHale
Slovakia Maria POLAKOVA Squire Patton Boggs
Sweden Helena BRÄNNVALL Vinge
Switzerland Olivier MOSIMANN Kellerhals Carrard
Turkey Aksel DORUK SELARL Favarel & Associés
Ukraine Olena STASYK Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
UK Eleanor HUGHES Skadden LLP
USA Michael DALY The George Washington University
USA Sonia FARBER Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Uruguay Nicolas COSTABILE WilmerHale
Uzbekistan Diora ZIYAEVA Dentons
Venezuela Bingen AMEZAGA Dechert LLP
Vietnam Nhu-Hoang TRAN THANG Lalive

The working group for the Guide is supported by an editorial team composed of Martin GUERMONPREZ, Marine KOENIG, Alejandra LAPUNZINA VERONELLI, Amélie LUCCHESE, Alexandre MEYNIEL and Gary SMADJA.

Lastly, the General Editors of the Guide are Thomas Granier and Hafez R Virjee. They can be reached at for further information on this initiative.

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