DELOS IS AN INDEPENDANT ARBITRATION INSTITUTION THAT PROVIDES AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION
DELOS's LONG VIEW SERIES
Delos turned 5 in January 2019. To celebrate this milestone, Delos has initiated a series of events, listed below, to take a long view of the evolution of international arbitration and the place of Delos within this wider narrative.
- 4 April 2019 - Hong Kong, in conjunction with the Vis East Moot 2019
- Plans for later this year and in early 2020: Casablanca, Dubai, Geneva, Houston, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Moscow, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore, Warsaw and Washington D.C.
Each event features senior, experienced practitioners in a fireside chat to exchange about their perspectives on the field, their personal journeys, their hopes for the future of arbitration and potential words of caution.
The learnings of this series of events are being brought together in a publication by leading young practitioners, who together form the Steering Committee for these events.
The members of this Steering Committee are: Saadia BHATTY, Ana GERDAU DE BORJA, Jonathan LIM, Montserrat MANZANO and Evgeniya RUBININA. They are supported by a team composed of Sabina ADASCALITEI (LinkedIn), David HU (LinkedIn) and João Manoel PEREIRA DE ASSIS (LinkedIn). They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS SHORT BIOGRAPHIES
Saadia BHATTY is an attorney admitted to the New York bar and an Avocat au Barreau de Paris. She is counsel in the International Dispute Resolution (IDR) team of Gide’s London office and advises and represents States and private entities on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious international dispute resolution law matters, in particular in international commercial and investment arbitrations and other public international law matters (including advice on treaty and legislation drafting).
Saadia has acted as counsel in investment and commercial arbitration proceedings conducted under the rules of various institutions (including those of the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA), HKIAC, VIAC and CAS) as well as ad hoc arbitrations (UNCITRAL), dealing with the laws of both civil and common-law jurisdictions. Saadia has specific experience in the energy, oil & gas and construction sectors, especially in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Prior to joining Gide in London, she worked for global law firms' international arbitration and public international law practices in Paris, London and New York.
Saadia sits on the Board and is part of the Executive Committee of a number of professional organizations, including the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA), Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA), the Pakistan Center for Law and Society (PCLS), ArbitralWomen, and the Harvard Women in Defense, Diplomacy and Development (Harvard W3D London Chapter).
A graduate from Harvard Law School, the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, and the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Saadia regularly writes articles, lectures in top universities, trains private practitioners and government officials, and speaks at conferences in international arbitration across the globe. Follow on LinkedIn.
Dr. Ana GERDAU DE BORJA MERCEREAU specialises in international disputes. She has acted as counsel and secretary to arbitral tribunals in arbitrations under the ICSID, the ICC, the LCIA-MIAC, and the ICDR/AAA rules, and under the most important Brazilian institutions’ rules (CAM-CCBC, CCMA CIESP/FIESP, CAMARB, Câmara FGV, CAM-BM&FBOVESPA and CMA from São Paulo’s Instituto de Engenharia). Her cases have included large infrastructure projects (in construction, renewable energy, oil & gas and transportation), M&A deals, and projects for mining research and exploration.
She is an associate at Derains and Gharavi, Paris, and was previously an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Paris, at Wald, São Paulo and with Dr. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves’s firm, also in São Paulo.
She is a member of the ICC Commission on International Arbitration and ADR. She was a member of the ICC Task Force on the Revision of ADR, Expert and Dispute Board Rules (2013-2014). Between 2009 and 2010, Ana also helped create dispute board rules of a major Brazilian dispute resolution institution.
Ana holds a degree in law with distinction from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), and a Ph.D. and an LL.M. (International Law) from the University of Cambridge. Her PhD thesis at Cambridge was entitled “Regional Economic Community Rules and Investment Treaty Arbitration: The EU Experience and its Relevance for the Andean Community,” under the supervision of ICJ Judge James Crawford.
She features on global and regional panels of arbitrators, and taught the master course on private international law at Université Paris-XIII in 2017.
She is the author of over 40 publications in Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish, and regularly speaks at international conferences on arbitration topics. She speaks Portuguese (native), English, French, and Spanish. Follow on LinkedIn.
Jonathan LIM is a Senior Associate with WilmerHale in London. He has represented governments and private corporations in commercial and investment arbitrations under all major arbitration rules sited across Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. He has also advised governments in Africa and Asia on a range of public international law issues and the drafting of arbitration legislation. In addition to his practice as counsel, Jonathan has a developing practice as an arbitrator, with appointments as sole and party-appointed arbitrator in proceedings seated in Europe and Asia. Jonathan also co-teaches a course on international arbitration at the National University of Singapore each January. He is listed in Who's Who Legal 2018 as a Future Leader in International Arbitration, and has been described by clients and peers as "a very smart all-round lawyer with a strong work ethic" and “a sure bet as a future global leader.” Follow on LinkedIn.
Montserrat MANZANO has a Master of Law degree from the University of Cambridge and specialises in international dispute resolution. Her practice in Von Wobeser y Sierra, where she is partner, focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration. Montserrat has participated in more than 60 international arbitration proceedings, either as arbitrator, secretary or counsel, under the ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL and ICSID rules, among others. She has broad experience applying both regional and public international law, in a variety of disputes, most of which involve public works contracts, energy, and oil and gas. As a Mexican-qualified lawyer, she has successfully represented clients in administrative and constitutional proceedings before Mexican courts, including proceedings in support of arbitration and provisional measures. She acts as Vice-Chair to the Americas Initiative of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and has been named Future Leader of Arbitration under 45 by Who’s Who Legal and recognized in GAR 100. Montserrat speaks and writes regularly on arbitration-related issues and participates in diversity initiatives within her firm and beyond with ArbitralWomen, AbogadasMX and the Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice. Follow on LinkedIn.
Evgeniya RUBININA is a Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in London. Follow on LinkedIn.