GUIDANCE AND INSIGTHS

DELOS SUPPORTS IN-HOUSE, CORPORATE AND ARBITRATION PRACTIONERS WITH EFFECTIVE ACCESS TO KEY INSIGHTS FOR A LARGE RANGE OF JURISDICTIONS

ABOUT & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

About the Chairs _ About the General Editors _ About the Experienced Young Practitioners (EYPs) _ Acknowledgements

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ABOUT THE CHAIRS

The GAP initiative has been chaired by the late Professor David D Caron and by Professor Maxi Scherer, both members of the Delos Board of Advisors.  Their support since the inception of this project and guidance throughout has been key to its success.

Professor David D Caron served as a Member of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, until his passing in February 2018.  He was previously the Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law of King’s College London and, until his passing, was a member of the faculty.  Professor Caron was also a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Institut de Droit International and the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law.  He was further a member of Chambers at 20 Essex Street and a Bencher of Inner Temple.  He was formerly the C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, at Berkeley, and had served as the President of the American Society of International Law from 2010 to 2012.  Professor Caron received his Doctorate in Law from the University of Leiden.

Professor Maxi Scherer is Special Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, holds the Chair for International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Energy Law at Queen Mary, University of London, and is the General Editor of the Kluwer Journal of International Arbitration.  She is also Queen Mary’s Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies in Paris and of the LLM in Paris programme.  Professor Scherer was previously Global Professor of Law at NYU Law School, Visiting Professor at SciencesPo Law School Paris and Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown Centre of Transnational Legal Studies.  Professor Scherer received her Doctorate in Law from University Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Professors Caron and Scherer are the authors of numerous articles and books in the field of international arbitration and dispute resolution, including for Professor Caron: Practising Virtue: Inside International Arbitration (co-editor), OUP 2015, The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: A Commentary (co-author), OUP 2nd ed., 2013, and The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal: Its Contribution to the Process of International Claims Resolution (co-editor), Transnational Publishers, 2000; and, for Professor Scherer: International Arbitration in the Energy Sector (editor)Oxford, 2018; Transparency in International Investment Arbitration, A Guide to the UNCITRAL Standard on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration (co-editor), Cambridge University Press, 2015; Arbitrating under the 2014 LCIA Rules (co-author), Wolters Kluwer, 2015, and The New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (co-author), C. H. Beck München & Hart Publishing Oxford, 2012.

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ABOUT THE GENERAL EDITORS

The GAP General Editors are Thomas Granier and Hafez R Virjee, who have been managing this initiative since its inception.  They can be reached for any enquiry at safeseats@delosdr.org.

Thomas Granier is a co-founder of Delos and a member of the Delos Arbitration Consultative Committee.  Mr Granier acts as counsel and arbitrator in a wide array of disputes relating in particular to new technologies, IT, energy, M&A, joint-ventures, construction and distribution.  Mr Granier has acted in a number of commercial and investment arbitrations, both ad hoc and under the rules of leading institutions, including the HKIAC, the ICC, the LCIA, and ICSID.  Before joining McDermott Will & Emery, Mr Granier served as counsel for the Europe, Middle-East and Africa Team at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, after having acted as deputy counsel for the Germany, Switzerland, and Austria Team.  At the ICC, Mr Granier supervised more than 300 arbitrations and reviewed a number of arbitration awards.  Mr Granier holds degrees from the Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne (Master 2), the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich (LL.M.) and the Université Paris II – Panthéon-Assas (Maîtrise).  Mr Granier is listed among the Future Leaders of Arbitration by Who's Who Legal.

Hafez R Virjee is the President and a co-Founder of Delos. Mr Virjee acts as counsel, arbitrator and mediator, with experience of the major rules of arbitration.  He advises on international dispute resolution and legal risk management.  In his role as counsel, Mr Virjee specialises in international commercial arbitration and his clients span the range of private equity firms, tech start-ups, industrial concerns, listed companies, State entities and treaty organisations.  Mr Virjee has acted in disputes across a wide range of sectors and relationships, including shareholder agreements, joint-ventures, agency, M&A, telecommunications, tech, energy, pharmaceutical, construction and military.  Mr Virjee practises as a solicitor of England & Wales with Dechert out of Paris (with a secondment to Dubai in 2015).  He was previously at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London.  He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge (M.A.), the Université Paris II – Panthéon-Assas (Maîtrise) and the University of California – Berkeley (LL.M.). He is listed among the Future Leaders of Arbitration by Who's Who Legal.

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ABOUT THE EXPERIENCED YOUNG PRACTITIONERS

Delos has been privileged to benefit from the energy and talent of an international group of experienced young practitioners (“EYPs”) who, together, performed the editorial review of the GAP chapters.  Their role is more fully explained in the Methodology section below.

The EYPs are as follows.  Please note that the first column indicates their countries 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

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

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

Mónica 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

Mayer Brown

Dominican Republic

José Ricardo FERIS

Squire Patton Boggs

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

Ireland

Louise REILLY

Barrister

Israel

Issar BIRGER

Meitar

Italy

Giulio PALERMO

Archipel

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 & France

Sara KOLEILAT-ARANJO

Al Tamimi & Company

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

Poland

Filip BALCERZAK

SSW Pragmatic Solutions

Portugal

Filipa CANSADO CARVALHO

PLMJ

Peru & Chile

Luis Miguel VELARDE SAFFER

Dechert LLP

Romania

Lucian ILIE

Reed Smith

Russia

Alexey YADYKIN

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Singapore

Jonathan LIM

WilmerHale

Slovakia

Maria POLAKOVA

Squire Patton Boggs

Spain

Elena GUTIERREZ GARCIA DE CORTAZAR

Independent

Sweden

Helena BRÄNNVALL

Vinge

Switzerland

Nhu-Hoang TRAN THANG

Lalive

Switzerland

Olivier MOSIMANN

Kellerhals Carrard

Turkey

Aksel DORUK

SELARL Favarel & Associés

Ukraine

Yelena STASYK

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

USA

Michael DALY

The George Washington University

USA

Sonia FARBER

KLUK Farber Law

Uruguay

Nicolas COSTABILE

WilmerHale

Uzbekistan

Diora ZIYAEVA

Dentons

Venezuela

Bingen AMEZAGA

Dechert LLP

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A number of individuals have played a significant role in this initiative, most particularly the Delos GAP editorial team: Martin Guermonprez, Marine Koenig, Alejandra Lapunzina Veronelli, Amélie Lucchese, Alexandre Meyniel and Gary Smadja.

The project has also benefitted from the kind assistance of Daria Astakhova, Jago Chanter, David de Freitas, Eleonor Hughes, Nazly Khedr and Sofia de Murard, and from the support of the Delos Arbitration Consultative Committee, namely Victor Bonnin Reynes, Eléonore Caroit, Greg Falkof, Dr Florian Grisel, Iain McKenny and Jérémie Kohn.

Anna Senno / UNDENI advised on the design and artwork, and designed the main cover page.

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