REMOTE ORAL ADVOCACY PROGRAMME (ROAP)
Please meet our talented and diverse group of participants in ROAP 2020, both practising attorneys and testifying experts (their short bios, where available, are linked and set out below, and some of them are also pictured below in no particular order): Zafar Abbas, Laura Alakija, Haytham Ali, Baba Lawal Aliyu, Kirill Anurov, Clàudia Baró Huelmo, Aanchal Basur, Tilbe Birengel, Isaiah Bozimo, Daniela Cala, Paloma Carrasco, Elizabeth Chan, Heather Clark, Alison Cohen, Nikki Coles, Raluca Danciu, Thomas W. Davis, Aruna de Silva, Riccardo Favaro, Rachel Fenton, Alexandre Fichaux, Céline Fortoul, Camilla Gambarini, Mateusz Gerlach, Olena Golovtchouk, Joana Granadeiro, Enrique Herrero, Srishti Jain, Vishwam Jindal, Svetlana Khe, Iris Koberg, Martin Kozak, David Lewis, Pascale Leymin, Gordon McAllister, Sebastian Mejia, Margaux Mery, Trisha Mitra, Vanessa Moracchini, Matthew Morantz, Vladimir Nefediev, Phuong-Trinh Nguyen Potter, Nominchimeg Odsuren, Patrick O’Reilly SC, Victor Orellana, Olga Owczarek, Nicolas Pralica, Aparna Pujar, Irma Raza, Luciana Ricart, Jemima Roe, Karan Rukhana, Francesca Salerno, Philippe Salès, Ricardo Saraiva, Bhushan Satish, Revantha Sinnetamby, Alejandro Solares, Christine Soon, Oliver Spackman, Beatrice Van Tornout, Bart Wasiak, Shadha Zawawi, Ali Dussah Zubairu.
ABBAS Zafar: he is a founder of a new law firm, Averroes Solicitors, London, focusing on international human rights and international commercial and investment arbitration. He has done LLM Commercial Law specialising in international arbitration from University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde. Recently he has done an executive course in international investment law and arbitration from University of Cambridge. Follow on Linkedin.
ANUROV Kirill: he is a Director in Alvarez & Marsal's Disputes and Investigations practice in London, specialising in expert accounting services for international arbitration and domestic litigation. He brings over 12 years of experience across financial advisory, valuation and forensic accounting, spanning several sectors, including Automotive, Consumer, Energy, Infrastructure, Mining, TMT. He has prepared and contributed to over 100 valuation reports and expert submissions in the context of commercial and investment arbitration matters under the rules of LCIA, ICC and ICSID arbitration forums, as well as for various matters heard before the UK High Court and the Land Tribunal. Kirill is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Chartered Accountant (ACCA), and holds Associate membership with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He speaks native Russian. Follow on Linkedin.
BARÓ HUELMO Clàudia: she is an associate in the arbitration team at Withersworldwide. She specialises in public international law and international arbitration. She has acted as counsel for States and corporate entities in international arbitration proceedings, mainly under ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules, and has extensive experience in the energy and financial services sectors. She advises European, Middle Eastern and American States in public international law matters such as statehood, State succession, territorial and maritime boundaries, new approaches to trade treaties with the United Kingdom post-Brexit, business and human rights, international institutional law, WTO law, and sanctions. She holds an LLM with distinction in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to that, she graduated top of her class from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She later joined the faculty and taught Public International Law, International Criminal Law, International Institutional Law and International Human Rights Law. Follow on Linkedin.
BASUR Aanchal: she is a partner with AB Law, New Delhi and specialises in commercial dispute resolution. Aanchal is an advocate qualified to practice in India where she has advised and appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court, High Courts and the National Company Law Tribunals. She has also advised in various arbitrations seated both domestically and outside India. Aanchal is an alumna of the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (BALLB) and was awarded the Angela Merkel DAAD Scholarship to pursue her post-graduation from the University of Saarland, Germany in International Dispute Resolution (LLM). Prior to working at AB Law, she has worked at with Mr. Nakul Dewan (a barrister’s chamber in Singapore and India) and interned with WilmerHale, London and Herbert Smith Freehills, Frankfurt. Aanchal presently serves on the Steering Committee of the Young Arbitral Women Practitioners and loves to travel every chance she gets. Follow on Linkedin.
BIRENGEL Tilbe: she is an attorney at law admitted to the Istanbul Bar Association. Upon her graduation from Bilkent University in 2014, she specialized in arbitration and litigation. She acted as party counsel in international commercial arbitrations. She got experienced in proceedings of setting aside, recognition, and enforcement of the arbitral awards in addition to cross-border litigation in multiple jurisdictions. Since 2019, Tilbe has been living in the Netherlands where she studied an Advanced Masters’ in European and International Business Law (LL.M.) at Leiden University as a Jean Monnet Scholarship awardee. Her thesis titled “Shareholders' Protection Under International Investment Arbitration” is focused on shareholders’ reflective loss claims in investment treaty arbitration. Tilbe has a deep passion for music, holds a minor degree in opera studies, and has been singing in semi-professional acapella choirs. Follow on Linkedin.
CALA Daniela: admitted for practice in Colombia and New York, she is currently pursuing a S.J.D. at Cornell Law School. She has experience in investment treaty and international commercial arbitrations, and has worked at Baker McKenzie in Bogotá D.C., Herbert Smith Freehills in London and, for the last year, an intern at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Daniela has a degree in Law and a degree in Economics from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) and an LLM from Cornell Law School. She speaks Spanish and English. Follow on Linkedin.
CARRASCO Paloma: admitted to the Madrid Bar, she is an associate in the international arbitration department at B. Cremades y Asociados in Madrid. Her practice focusses on investment treaty and international commercial arbitrations both as counsel and secretary to arbitral tribunals under various arbitral institutions and rules, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Paloma has a degree in Law and a diploma in Economic Law from the University of Navarra, and an LLM in International Business Law from King’s College London. She speaks Spanish, English and French. Follow on Linkedin.
CHAN Elizabeth: Lizzie Chan is an Associate at Three Crowns, specialising in international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration. She is triple-qualified in England and Wales (as a Solicitor-Advocate), New York and Hong Kong. Before joining Three Crowns, Lizzie worked in the international arbitration group of a large law firm in its New York and Hong Kong offices. She also interned at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. Lizzie is an ArbitralWomen Board Director and teaches the LLM programmes at LSE and Queen Mary University of London. She obtained her LLM from Yale Law School as a Fulbright Scholar. She served as an editor of the Yale Journal of International Law and was part of the Yale team in the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Lizzie received a BA (French and Political Studies) and LLB(Hons) from the University of Auckland. Follow on Linkedin.
CLARK Heather: she is a Legal Adviser for Judge Herbert Kronke at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal (IUSCT) in The Hague. Prior to joining the IUSCT, Heather was an associate at White & Case LLP in London, Paris, and New York where she worked in the international arbitration group and primarily on construction and engineering disputes. She was also previously an Assistant Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration and a patent agent at Ridout & Maybee LLP in Ottawa. Heather obtained her JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and is qualified in Ontario, New York, and England and Wales (Solicitor). She also holds degrees in engineering physics from Queen’s University and physics from The University of Auckland. She is a Canadian and New Zealand citizen. Follow on Linkedin.
COLES Nikki: she is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes and Investigations practice in London. She is an experienced forensic accountant, with over 20 years of accounting experience, of which 18 is in dispute resolution matters and financial investigations. Nikki has extensive experience in expert witness engagements, covering valuations, loss of profits, breach of contract, and sale and purchase disputes, in the context of domestic litigation and international arbitration under the major fora (ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, CEPANI, HKIAC, SIAC). She has also been involved in many accounting and regulatory investigations. Follow on Linkedin.
DAVIS Thomas ("Tom") W.: he is an associate at the Vienna office of Konrad Partners. He is a US national and qualified New York attorney, serving as counsel and tribunal secretary under a variety of arbitration rules in several jurisdictions. Tom's practice has a focus on disputes arising from the energy, defense and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Konrad Partners, he worked at leading arbitration practices in Europe and the Middle East. Tom also serves as an associate editor at ITA in Review, the journal publication for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. He is also a member of Young ICCA, Young ICSID and the LCIA's YIAG. He speaks English, French and Portuguese. Follow on Linkedin.
DE SILVA Aruna: he is a Junior Counsel at F.J. & G. de Saram, Sri Lanka’s oldest corporate law firm. As part of the firm’s dispute resolution practice, Aruna advises on a broad range of corporate and commercial disputes and acts as counsel before the entire spectrum of civil and commercial courts in Sri Lanka. He also advises and acts in domestic and international arbitration proceedings conducted under both institutional and ad-hoc rules. Aruna previously completed stints in Hong Kong and London with the arbitration and commercial litigation practices of a a leading international firm. He holds undergraduate degrees from the University of London and the University of Colombo and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree with Distinction from University College London (UCL). Aruna is qualified to practice in Sri Lanka and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Follow on Linkedin.
FAVARO Riccardo: he works as Associate at the Rome office of the Italian law firm Legance Avvocati Associati. Admitted to the Italian Bar (Milan) in 2018, he mainly focuses on national and international commercial arbitration proceedings; in addition, he also deals with mergers & acquisitions, extraordinary corporate transactions and commercial contracts matters. Riccardo is also proudly active in the field of the Third sector and pro bono legal assistance, dealing with these matters on a daily basis and holding the position of Secretary General of the biggest Italian association of pro bono lawyers, Pro Bono Italia. He speaks Italian, English and German. Follow on Linkedin.
FENTON Rachel: Dr Rachel Fenton is a Senior Manager in Disputes & Investigations with Alvarez & Marsal in Switzerland. She is a forensic accountant experienced in accounting and regulatory investigations and dispute resolution matters. Rachel has experience in expert witness matters in the context of litigation and international arbitration including loss of profits, valuations and sale and purchase disputes. She has worked in the UK, Luxembourg and is now based in Geneva, Switzerland. Rachel has a doctorate from the University of Cambridge in archaeology. Following this period of research she trained as an accountant and is now a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales where she sits on their ethics committee. Follow on Linkedin.
FORTOUL Céline: she is a director in the Disputes and Investigations practice of PwC in Paris. After 7 years spent in PwC's audit practice, Céline joined the Disputes and Investigations team in 2008, where she specialized in litigation support. Over the last 12 years, Céline has been involved in numerous expert witness assignments, conducted both in English and French languages. Most of these assignments concerned commercial arbitration cases (construction disputes, post-acquisition disputes, breaches of contracts, etc.) and were related to business conducted in Africa or in the MENA region. Céline also has extensive experience of domestic disputes and independent expertises (in some instances, involving States). Follow on Linkedin.
GAMBARINI Camilla: she is a Senior Associate at Withers in London. She is qualified to practise in Italy and England and Wales, and specialises in international investment treaty and commercial arbitration under the CAM, CIAC, ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitration rules. Her public international law experience includes advising on the protection of investments under international investment treaties, boundary disputes, natural resources and human rights. She served as a Co-Chair of Young ICCA (2018-2020) and is on the on the board of the American Review of International Arbitration at Columbia Law School, on the Lexis PSL Arbitration Consulting Editorial Board and is an Editor of Jus Mundi. She is a recommended Lawyer in 2020 Legal 500 UK (International Arbitration) and is recognised in Who’s Who Legal (Arbitration 2021: Future Leaders). She holds a Master's Degree from Columbia Law School, a Master in International Law from the Graduate Institute and a Laurea Magistrale from Università Cattolica of Milan. Follow on Linkedin.
GERLACH Mateusz: he is an advocate trainee. Practicing at CMS for almost 4 years, Mateusz gathered significant litigation experience. He represents clients in complex commercial, employment and corporate disputes. It includes representation both in first instance and appeal courts. He also conducted internal investigations with witness interviews involving trade secrets’ leaks, anti-corruption, and fraud. He advises clients from a wide range of sectors: defense, banking, insurance, manufacturing, chemicals and transportation. He represented Jagiellonian University in Kraków with significant achievements at international arbitration competitions (Foreign Direct Investment Moot in London; Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna). He also represented Warsaw Bar Association at the Lewiatan Arbitration Competition winning the 1st prize and best speaker award. Mateusz likes jazz and attempts to play it (which is obligatory with his brother being a jazz trombonist). He is also interested in the 19th/early 20th-century literature. Follow on Linkedin.
GRANADEIRO Joana: she is an Associate at Morais Leitão, specializing in litigation and arbitration. She is dual-qualified in New York and Portugal. Prior to joining Morais Leitão, Joana clerked at Three Crowns LLP for a year, at the firm’s Paris offices. She also interned at King & Spalding, at the firm’s New York offices. Joana obtained her Law Degree (Licenciatura) and a Post-Graduate degree on Energy Law from the Catholic University of Portugal. She then obtained her LL.M. from New York University. Joana is fluent in English and French, in addition to Portuguese, her native language. Joana is the founder of the NYU Portuguese Alumni Association and a coach to the Catholic University of Portugal’s team in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Follow on Linkedin.
HERRERO Enrique: he is a Director in the Disputes and Investigations Department at Alvarez & Marsal in Madrid. With 9 years of experience in forensic departments, his primary areas of concentration are (i) preparation of economic and financial expert witness reports for both Trial and Arbitration Courts (damages and loss of profit calculation, purchase price disputes, review of economic and financial models in negotiations, etc.) and (ii) fraud investigation (internal corporate investigations, FCPA, Cash Tracing, FATCA, etc.). Through his career, Enrique has led and participated in national and international projects assisting many major clients across different industries, including, among others: Construction, Energy, Pharma, Telecommunications, etc. Enrique earned degrees in both Law and Business Administration (Pablo de Olavide University, and holds a Masters in Audit and Management Development (Comillas University). He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and member of the Spanish Bar. Enrique is fluent in Spanish and English. Follow on Linkedin.
JAIN Srishti: she is an international disputes lawyer based in London. She is qualified in England & Wales, New York and India. Her practice focuses on complex, cross-border commercial disputes including both litigation and international arbitration. She has represented clients across industries and regions before the Indian courts, US employment tribunals as well as arbitral tribunals in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. She also has experience in representing investors and states in investment treaty arbitrations. Srishti obtained an LLM from Cornell Law school in the US. Prior to moving to London, she worked at a boutique litigation firm in New York and a leading commercial law firm in India for several years. Since her move to London, she has worked at Debevoise & Plimpton, Three Crowns and LALIVE. Srishti is an active member of the arbitration community and regularly engages in panel discussions. She is also an ArbitralWomen mentor. Follow on Linkedin.
JINDAL Vishwam: he is an associate at DLA Piper in the Dubai office. He specialises in commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration and has dealt with disputes across a range of sectors including energy and natural resources, financial services, industrials, infrastructure and construction, life sciences, real estate and technology. Vishwam is licenced to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales, advocate in India and is a registered practitioner with the DIFC courts and the Dubai Legal Affairs Department. He also acts for clients in corporate investigations and white-collar criminal litigation. Previously, he worked at Linklaters in London and at Pjindal Law Offices in India. He has conducted oral advocacy in numerous cases before the Supreme Court of India. Vishwam is fluent in English, Hindi, Russian (elementary) and Punjabi. Follow on Linkedin.
KHE Svetlana: she is a Senior Manager in Disputes & Investigations with Alvarez & Marsal in Dubai, UAE. Svetlana is a forensic accountant with 8 years of experience in forensic services, audit and corporate finance. She specializes in dispute advisory services and investigations. Prior to joining A&M, Svetlana spent 7 years with PwC in London and Dubai, carrying out financial investigations and quantifying damages in large international disputes. Svetlana is a Chartered Accountant and a native Russian speaker. Follow on Linkedin.
KOBERG Iris: she is an associate at Konrad Partners in Vienna, where she specializes in commercial and investment arbitration. She has experience in representing clients in arbitration proceedings under the ICC and VIAC Rules and serves as secretary of the arbitral tribunal in proceedings under the VIAC and UNCITRAL Rules as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. In addition, Iris has specialised in public international law. Her areas of expertise in this field include investment law, state responsibility, state immunity and inter-state dispute settlement. Iris is a graduate of the LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution (MIDS) and holds a Masters in International Law from the Graduate Institute. She is qualified to practice law in Austria. Follow on Linkedin.
LEYMIN Pascale: she is a forensic accountant at PwC in London, specialising in disputes resolution and international arbitration. Since joining PwC, Pascale has also been involved in audit, investigation, and AML compliance work. Her disputes experience includes transaction related and commercial matters across a range of industries. She focuses in recent years in the quantification of damages and loss for the purposes of international arbitration, with particular experience in the energy and oil industry. Follow on Linkedin.
MITRA Trisha: she is an Associate with the International Arbitration group at Shearman & Sterling LLP, Paris. She is dual-qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales (pending admission) and Advocate in India. She has experience working as counsel and tribunal secretary in investment and commercial arbitrations under major institutional rules such as ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC LCIA and SIAC. She has represented clients across diverse industry sectors such as renewable energy, oil and gas, construction, mining, telecommunications, information management and pharmaceutical. Trisha has previously worked with Professor Pierre Tercier, the international arbitration group of a leading law firm in London and top disputes practices in India. She is the Co-Managing Editor of the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review, teaches at the Advance Program in International Investment Law of the Paris Bar School and is the India representative in the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration. Trisha obtained her LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) as a Hans Wilsdorf Scholar and received her B.A, LL.B. from Symbiosis Law School with an Advocate SK Jain Scholarship for Topper of B.A., LL.B. Follow on Linkedin.
MORACCHINI Vanessa: she is an associate in the London office of Three Crowns LLP. Her practice encompasses both international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, with a focus on cases involving Europe and Latin America. She has represented parties and served as tribunal secretary in disputes in the renewable energy, electrical power, petroleum, construction, and banking industries. She has acted in arbitrations heard under a range of rules and administered by different institutions, including the ICC, SCC, PCA, and ICSID. Prior to joining Three Crowns, Vanessa trained in the dispute resolution practices of two international law firms based in Paris. She has also interned at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs Treaty Section in New York City and at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San José. Vanessa qualified in Paris, and speaks English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Follow on Linkedin.
NEFEDIEV Vladimir: he is a Partner in the PwC forensics practice in Central and Eastern Europe, based in Moscow. He primarily focuses on disputes analysis and investigations. He has been working at PwC since 2004 and during his career has spent four years on international secondment in the Middle East. Vladimir has a breadth of experience covering breach of contract, breach of warranties, loss of profit claims, construction claims, disputes arising after acquisitions and disposals of business and expert determination work, many aspects of accounting and financial matters in the course of disputes. He has acted as an expert witness for states and corporate entities in local and international arbitration proceedings. Vladimir has led various expert witness engagements under ICSID, DIFC –LCIA and UNCITRAL rules. Vladimir is a fellow member of ACCA and graduated from the Russian Economic Academy named after G.V.Plekhanov. Follow on Linkedin.
ODSUREN Nominchimeg: she is the managing partner Nomin & Advocates LLP, a Mongolian business law firm. Her practice area includes dispute resolution, and general corporate and commercial law with a specific focus on energy and infrastructure projects. Nominchimeg has served as counsel to parties in both commercial and investment arbitration under ICC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, SCAI, SCC and MIAC rules. Nominchimeg also sits as arbitrator in arbitrations under the MIAC and Ulaanbaatar Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Rules. Concurrently, Nominchimeg is an adjunct lecturer of law at the National University of Mongolia’s School of Law. Having received her LLB from the University of Tokyo and LLM from Columbia Law School in the city of New York, Nominchimeg is dually qualified to practice law in Mongolia and in the state of New York. Follow on Linkedin.
PUJAR Aparna: I am a qualified Lawyer in India and an Incoming LL.M Candidate at Columbia Law School, New York. I will be starting my course in January 2021 and graduating in October 2021. I graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India in 2017 and since then have been working as an Associate Advocate with Manilal Kher Ambalal & Co., Advocates Solicitors & Notary in Mumbai, India in its Dispute Resolution Team. My assignments at the firm particularly related to domestic and international arbitrations which necessitated me to familiarize myself with various laws, research on complex issues, draft pleadings and assist Counsels before the Hon'ble Bombay High Court and Arbitral Tribunals. Whilst attending arbitration proceedings, I was assigned pre-trial and trial preparatory work. I am fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada and have basic knowledge of French. Follow on Linkedin.
RAZA Irma: she is a Senior Manager in the Forensics practice at PwC in London, specialising in commercial disputes and international arbitration. She is a chartered accountant (ACA) and has over 10 years of accounting experience including audit, investigations and dispute resolution. In the last 7 years, she has specialised in expert witness engagements covering breach of contract, breach of warranties, loss of profit claims and expert determination. She has worked on international arbitration engagements under the rules of ICSID, ICC, DIFC, SCC and also on a matter heard before the UK High Court. Follow on Linkedin.
ROE Jemima: she is an Associate in the arbitration team at Clifford Chance in London. She is particularly experienced in disputes concerning the technology, aerospace and defence sectors, but has also acted on matters across a number of other industries, including construction and infrastructure. Her experience covers numerous arbitral institutions, jurisdictions and seats of arbitration, as well as challenge proceedings in the courts of England and Wales. Jemima also advises on administrative law and human rights matters, both domestically and under the European Convention on Human Rights. Jemima is admitted to practice in Victoria, Australia and England & Wales and has previously worked in Paris, Singapore and Melbourne. Follow on Linkedin.
RUKHANA Karan: I am a dispute resolution lawyer based in Mumbai, India, specializing in arbitration, domestic and international. Apart from appearing as counsel in India-seated, ad-hoc arbitrations, I have represented commercial clients in SIAC and SCC arbitrations seated in Singapore and Stockholm, respectively. Prior to joining the chambers of Darius Khambata, SC, I interned at Three Crowns LLP at their Washington, DC office, after completing my LL.M. from Georgetown Law. I also interned with the International Arbitration team at Dechert LLP during the Spring Semester of my LL.M. I am a licensed advocate in India and awaiting admission to the New York State Bar. Follow on Linkedin.
SINNETAMBY Revantha: he is an experienced in-house counsel who has worked for several international businesses during his 20+ year career. He is a fellow of CIArb and a CEDR Accredited Mediator. He is also a construction adjudicator in Malaysia and Australia. Follow on Linkedin.
SOLARES Alejandro: he obtained an LLM in International Arbitration from Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala and has more than 10 years of experience in arbitration and litigation in Guatemala and Central America. Alejandro heads the Dispute Resolution practice at QIL+4 Abogados, Guatemala, he focuses his practice in international and domestic arbitration and complex multi-party disputes. Alejandro has handled litigation cases related to a variety of industry sectors such as construction, financial, oil, mining, energy, software, corporate and shareholders disputes, as well as complex debt collection and has represented clients in arbitrations held under ICC, CAM-CCBC, CRECIG and CENAC Rules. Alejandro has also acted as arbitrator (sole arbitrator, co arbitrator and President of Tribunal) in technology, financial and construction arbitrations. Follow on Linkedin.
SPACKMAN Oliver: he is an associate in the London office of Three Crowns. Oliver has advised clients in a range of industries, including oil and gas, telecommunications and manufacturing, in connection with disputes in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe, under various institutional rules, including UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICC and LCIA. Oliver is an English-qualified solicitor, and a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil) in England and Wales. He has taught public international law courses at Sciences Po in Paris and King’s College, University of London, and holds first class honours degrees in Philosophy from the University of Sydney and Law from Queen Mary, University of London, and a Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice from BPP Law School. Follow on Linkedin.
VAN TORNOUT Beatrice: she is an experienced arbitration practitioner working in the International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick in Brussels, Belgium. She acts as counsel and tribunal secretary in international arbitrations (including the set-aside and enforcement of international arbitral awards) and also has extensive experience in court litigation. Beatrice advises mainly on issues of construction, procurement, distribution and general commercial disputes. In 2014 Beatrice obtained her postgraduate in International Business Law from La Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia), while simultaneously interning at the Department of Politics and Press of the External Action Service of the European Union in Bogota.
She completed her Masters of Laws in international and European Law in 2013 (magna cum laude) at the KU Leuven (Belgium) and her Bachelor of Laws at the same University. Follow on Linkedin.
WASIAK Bart: he is an associate at the London office of Arnold & Porter. He is dual-qualified in New York and England & Wales. His practice focuses on investment-treaty arbitration, and he has represented clients in more than 15 such arbitrations, arising from disputes covering a broad range of industry sectors. Follow on Linkedin.
ZAWAWI Shadha: she is an arbitration practitioner with over six years of experience in handling arbitration matters while working with well-known local firms in the Emirate of Dubai. She holds an LLB from University of London (International Program) and is currently completing her GP LLM from University of Toronto. Shadha has handled over 60 matters in arbitration relating to real estate, construction and commercial under the rules of leading international and domestic arbitration centers including ICC, DIAC and the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC). She has also acted as case-secretary to Tribunal in arbitration matters filed before DIAC and has also acted as arbitrator in commercial arbitration before DIAC. Shadha is a licensed advocate at Sindh Bar Council (Pakistan). She holds membership of DIAC 40, CIICA Young Arbitrators Group (YAG), ADR Institute of Ontario (ADRIO) and ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC). Follow on Linkedin.
ZUBAIRU Ali Dussah: he is the Principal Partner of Ali Zubairu & Associates, a Dispute Resolution and Privacy Law Practitioners' Law Firm in Abuja, Nigeria. Mr Zubairu's core areas of practice are Litigation, Arbitration, Commercial and Privacy Law for which he has 15 years cognate experience. Follow on Linkedin.
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