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DELOS SUPPORTS ARBITRATION PRACTITIONERS AND IN-HOUSE COUNSEL WITH PRACTICAL, SKILLS-BASED TRAINING

ROAP AMERICAS – 2022 EDITION

Welcome to Delos's advanced oral advocacy training programme in international arbitration. This consists of two courses: one on oral submissions, the other on cross-examination. Find out more here, meet our leading faculty for the Americas, Asia, EMEA and LATAM editions, and meet our talented participants for the Americas, Asia, EMEA and LATAM editions, both practising attorneys and testifying experts. If you would like to attend a mock hearing and follow the oral submissions live, you can find out more here.


Please meet our talented and diverse group of participants in ROAP EMEA 2022, 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): Sunita Advani, Gladys Sarah Bagasin, Alex Canale, Terence Crohn, Heather Crosby, Jimisha Dalal, Anthony Ferrari, Sarah Firestone, Marianna Fleury, Rosario Galardi, Sabina Hidalgo, Timothy Hughes, Luis Jardón, Marryum Kahloon, Pushkar Keshavmurthy, May Khoury, Minwoo Kim, Susan Kimani, Paulo Maza, Edoardo Mazzoli, Jacob Omorodion, Fiona Poon, Raoul Julien Renard, Bhushan Satish, Suzanne Thompson, James Toal, Ezequiel Vetulli and Charlotte Westbrook.

ADVANI Sunita: She is an arbitral assistant to Mr Michael Lee, an English arbitrator member of Twenty Essex in Singapore.  In this role, Sunita serves as tribunal secretary in Mr Lee's large and complex international commercial arbitrations across various industries (such as energy, construction, joint ventures, pharmaceuticals, etc.) and administered by the leading arbitral institutions globally.  She previously practiced international arbitration as a Junior Associate at a leading international law firm in Singapore, and sits on the THAC Panel of Arbitrators and the ACICA Tribunal Secretary Panel.  Sunita is a qualified lawyer in New York, England & Wales and Singapore, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  She holds an LL.B. from the University of Nottingham, and an LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.  Sunita is the Founder and Chair of the Singapore chapter of Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (i.e. SG VYAP) and a Co-Founder of ArbChat, a virtual interview series featuring global thought leaders in international arbitration.

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BAGASIN Gladys: She is a licensed attorney in Washington DC, New York, and the Philippines, and is registered as a foreign attorney with the Brussels Bar. She assists Prof. Bernard Hanotiau in the management of international commercial and investment arbitration cases where he acts as the sole arbitrator, presiding arbitrator, or member of the arbitral tribunal. Ms. Bagasin has experience in ad hoc as well as institutional arbitrations under various institutional rules, covering a wide range of disputes relating to gas pricing, energy, project management, construction, licensing, distributorship, sales and others. Prior to joining Hanotiau & van den Berg, Ms. Bagasin practiced law in the Philippines, acting as a litigation attorney in civil, criminal, and administrative cases, and also worked at Georgetown University. Ms. Bagasin obtained her LL.M. in International Legal Studies (graduated with Distinction) with a certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (Dean’s List) in the same university, and her J.D. from the University of the Philippines.

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CANALE Alex: She is an arbitral assistant to Mr Michael Lee, an English arbitrator member of Twenty Essex in Singapore.  In this role, Sunita serves as tribunal secretary in Mr Lee's large and complex international commercial arbitrations across various industries (such as energy, construction, joint ventures, pharmaceuticals, etc.) and administered by the leading arbitral institutions globally.  She previously practiced international arbitration as a Junior Associate at a leading international law firm in Singapore, and sits on the THAC Panel of Arbitrators and the ACICA Tribunal Secretary Panel.  Sunita is a qualified lawyer in New York, England & Wales and Singapore, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  She holds an LL.B. from the University of Nottingham, and an LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.  Sunita is the Founder and Chair of the Singapore chapter of Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (i.e. SG VYAP) and a Co-Founder of ArbChat, a virtual interview series featuring global thought leaders in international arbitration.

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CROHN Terence: He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator and is a Certified Financial Forensics professional. He is an Associate Partner in the Strategy and Transactions practice of EY and has approximately fifteen years of experience within professional services organizations providing litigation support, audit, assurance, tax, and business valuation services. Terence works exclusively on valuation, loss quantification, corporate finance and business modelling matters. He prepares or critiques valuations and financial analyses, financial models and expert reports to support various purposes/matters, such as: litigation and disputes, business and strategic planning, transactions, taxation, regulatory processes, and financial reporting.

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DALAL Jimisha: She is a counsel with Singularity Legal, an Asia and Africa focussed international dispute resolution boutique firm. She specialises in advising energy & resources companies, private equities and institutional investors in frauds and investigations, and their shareholder and joint venture disputes, operational disputes and sovereign disputes. She also represents cryptocurrency investors. Her range of experience includes advising clients in international arbitrations under various rules like ICC, JAMS, and SIAC; international mediations administered by SMC; in cross-border disputes before courts in India, Indonesia, Singapore, United States of America, and United Arab Emirates; and in investment treaty and commercial disputes. She keeps a keen interest in the law of radical technologies and businesses.

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FIRESTONE Sarah: She is an associate in the Litigation group at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto where her practice includes domestic and international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration, trade disputes, anti-corruption compliance, internal and regulatory investigations, enforcement issues and commercial and civil litigation matters. She previously worked as a legal trainee in the International Arbitration Practice group of a major global firm in Paris. Active in the arbitration community, Sarah serves on the Executive Board of Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP) as the Chair - Policy and Advocacy Committee. Sarah received her J.D. from the University of Toronto, obtained her M.Sc. from the University of Oxford in Global Governance and Diplomacy, B.A. (Hons.) from McGill University, and received a scholarship to complete the Certificate in Public International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law.

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GALARDI Rosario: She is an associate in Freshfields’ international arbitration group, based in Washington D.C. She specializes in international law and arbitration, and she focuses her practice on disputes in Latin America. Rosario advises and represents clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors and has acted in arbitrations under the rules of the ICSID and the ICC. In addition, she is an active member of the firm’s pro bono practice and collaborates with the Equal Representation in Arbitration pledge. She obtained her law degree at University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and her LLM at Tulane University, US. She speaks Spanish, English and French. She is licensed to practice law in Argentina and registered as a Special Legal Consultant in Washington D.C. Follow on LinkedIn.

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HUGHES Timothy: he is an independent advocate, advisor, and arbitrator working globally from Calgary, Alberta. Qualified to practice in New York, California, Alberta, and Ontario, Tim provides counsel services to clients and law firms in all aspects of arbitration. Before moving to Canada in 2020, he practiced commercial, investor-state, and inter-state arbitration as a senior associate in the New York and Hong Kong offices of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, and started his career as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring LLP. Tim's sector experience includes matters concerning public international law, oil & gas, renewable energy, infrastructure, shareholder and joint venture disputes, and luxury hotel management. He received a JD in 2010 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he was a research assistant to the late Professor David D. Caron. Before starting his independent practice in 2022, Timothy was the full-time caregiver to his two young children. Follow on LinkedIn.

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JARDON Luis: he is a Counsel at the Mexico City office of Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez, where he specializes in dispute settlement, regulation, and international investment protection law. He has acted as counsel to corporate clients and States in investor-State arbitrations under ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules. He has also represented companies in the Oil & Gas, Energy, Infrastructure, Financial, Telecommunications, Aviation, Real Estate, Hospitality and Retail sectors in commercial arbitration under several rules.  Prior to joining Creel in 2016, Luis headed the international litigation section of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign affairs in which, among other tasks, he intervened in the implementation of Avena judgment of the International Court of Justice and acted as agent of Mexico before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

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KAHLOON Marryum: She is an associate in the International Arbitration Practice Group of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in the New York office.  She specializes in international arbitration and public international law disputes. She has advised on cases before both the International Court Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as arbitration rules including the ICSID, ICSID AF, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, SCC, and ICC Rules. She graduated with an LLM from Columbia Law School. She is admitted to practice in New York, USA and in Queensland, Australia.

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KESHAVMURTHY Pushkar: He is an LLM Candidate (Merit Scholar) at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. in the International Legal Studies course with a Certificate of Specialization in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. He is the Chair of Professional Development at Georgetown International Arbitration Society. He served as a Case Manager at the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA) and prior to joining the MCIA, he practiced commercial litigation and arbitration in India. He’s an accredited Commercial Mediator and a Fellow at the Global Policy Diplomacy and Sustainability organization (GPODS).

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KHOURY May: She is an associate at Chaffetz Lindsey LLP.  She advises corporate clients and foreign sovereigns in a wide range of litigation and arbitration matters. Her practice focuses on complex international disputes, and covers a broad range of industries, including banking, oil and gas, telecommunications, mining and natural resources, construction, licensing and distribution, and power generation. May has appeared before commercial and investment treaty tribunals in cases conducted in French and English, under all major institutional rules.  Prior to joining the firm, May worked at leading international law firms in Paris, Dubai, and New York. She graduated from Harvard University and Boston College Law School, where she was an editor of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review.

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KHOURY May: She is an associate at Chaffetz Lindsey LLP.  She advises corporate clients and foreign sovereigns in a wide range of litigation and arbitration matters. Her practice focuses on complex international disputes, and covers a broad range of industries, including banking, oil and gas, telecommunications, mining and natural resources, construction, licensing and distribution, and power generation. May has appeared before commercial and investment treaty tribunals in cases conducted in French and English, under all major institutional rules.  Prior to joining the firm, May worked at leading international law firms in Paris, Dubai, and New York. She graduated from Harvard University and Boston College Law School, where she was an editor of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review.

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KIMANI Susan: She works with the Litigation Group of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in Toronto, Canada. Her practice focuses on corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration. Prior to joining Osler, Susan worked at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), where she assisted arbitral tribunals in inter-State, investor-State, and international commercial arbitration matters. She also assisted the Secretary-General of the PCA in his role as appointing and designating authority in arbitration cases. She previously interned with the International Council for Commercial Arbitration in The Hague and practiced in a law firm in Nairobi. Susan graduated with an LL.M. degree as a Landon H. Gammon Fellow at Harvard Law School. She has an LL.M. degree, with distinction, from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and an LL.B. degree from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She is qualified to practice law in Kenya and is in the process of qualifying in Ontario, Canada.

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MAZA Paulo: He is a member of the International Arbitration group at White & Case, based in Mexico City. He focuses his practice on the areas of international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and commercial litigation. He has relevant experience in arbitrations related to energy, construction and investment disputes between parties of diverse nationalities, both as counsel and as Secretary of arbitral tribunals. In addition, his practice involves judicial procedures in aid of arbitration, advice in mediation and negotiation of disputes prior to arbitration and elaboration of legal reports about possible disputes. He is also involved in several pro-bono projects with respect to public international law issues, recently participating as counsel to the victims in a case before the Interamerican Court of Human Rights. Paulo is also Head Lecturer of International Arbitration at the Universidad Panamericana, and invited professor at several universities.

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MAZZOLI Edoardo: He is an attorney-at-law licensed to practice in Italy. During the last five years, he has worked for American and International Law firms, based in Europe and in the United States, mainly focusing on cross-border litigation and arbitration. He holds a degree in Law from Università degli Studi “Roma Tre”, an L.L.M. in International Business Law, from Università di Roma “La Sapienza” and a PGCert in International Arbitration from Queen Mary University of London. He is a candidate in an L.L.M. program in American Law and Trial Advocacy at Temple University - Beasley Law School, Pennsylvania (United States). Edoardo has an emphasis on International Arbitration, Trial Advocacy, and Investment Treaty Arbitration.

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POON Fiona: She is a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP based in New York. Her practice focuses on international arbitration and public international law. Fiona has represented clients in international commercial and investment arbitrations administered by major arbitral institutions, including the ICC, ICSID, and LCIA, and she has particular experience with disputes in the construction and mining sectors. Before joining Debevoise in 2015, Fiona was a Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, the Netherlands, where she assisted tribunals in inter-State and investor-State arbitrations. She also practiced in the dispute resolution group of a leading international law firm in Sydney, Australia, from 2007 to 2012. Fiona received an LL.M. from the New York University School of Law in 2013, specializing in International Legal Studies, and a B.Com/LL.B. from the University of New South Wales in 2006.

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RENARD Raoul Julien: he is an Australian-qualified lawyer with experience in contentious matters, public policy, and diplomacy. Raoul worked as Counselor at the UN Mission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), representing global business in the UN General Assembly and related multilateral fora. Raoul also led ICC efforts globally to establish enabling legal frameworks for paperless trade. Raoul is currently undertaking a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Columbia Law School, where he focuses on international commercial and investor-state arbitration. He is the Submissions Editor of the American Review of International Arbitration, LL.M. Representative of the Columbia International Arbitrator Association, a Contributor to Oxford University Press’ Investment Claims service, and Associate Editor for Technology of the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. Raoul has passed the bar (admission pending), and is seeking to build a career in international arbitration in the United States. Follow on LinkedIn.

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THOMPSON Suzanne: She is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal in San Francisco.  She specializes in providing financial and accounting expert analyses and testimony in Federal and State Courts and private arbitrations.  Her primary areas of concentration include damage analyses arising from business disputes as well as general business and litigation consulting.  With more than 20 years of accounting and litigation experience, Ms. Thompson has assisted counsel and corporate clients with matters arising from breach of contract, merger & acquisition disputes, intellectual property infringement and misappropriation, internal investigations, and other commercial disputes.  Ms. Thompson is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of California, Certified in Financial Forensics, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

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WESTBROOK Charlotte: she is an Associate in DLA Piper’s New York office and focuses her practice on international investment and commercial arbitration. Charlotte has represented international companies and foreign governments in connection with cases under the leading institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules, including those of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Her experience includes disputes in the construction, energy, and technology sectors. Charlotte is qualified in Australia and New York, and holds an undergraduate degree in law from the University of Western Australia and a Masters of Law from New York University. 

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SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS

We are grateful for the support of the following organisations in designing and delivering this innovative programme: