Colombian Attorney. Earned her Law Degree in 2013 from the University of the Andes (Bogota, Colombie). In 2014, she obtained an LLM in International Business Law from the University Panthéon-Assas, Paris II (Paris, France). She is currently enrolled in the Master 2 program in International Commercial Law at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (Paris X) (Paris France).
She speaks Spanish, English and French, and has worked in Colombia, France and The United States. She has overall two years of proffesional experience in different areas of law: international private law, international dispute resolution, intellectual property, business law, and criminal law.
She is particularly interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution, notably, international arbitration.
Mrs Iva Paic
I graduated Faculty of Law of the Belgrade University in 2011. My stared my career as a law practitioner in the renown Serbian law firm Karanovic & Nikolic, where I worked in the litigation team for 2 years. In 2013 I did a summer internship in a Swiss law firm WylderWyss in the arbitration team.
After I finished my internship, I started working in a public utility company SRPC Milan Gale Mukatirovic j.p., where I lead their legal department.
After 7 months of working in SRPC Milan Gale Muskatirovic, I moved to a new public utility company Business facilities of the municipality of Stari grad, where I now currently work as a Head of the Legal Department.
During my studies, I participated in Vis Moot, year 2011 and as a member of the team of the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade.
Mr Eduardo Palmer
Eduardo Palmer, Partner, Eduardo Palmer P.A., Miami, Florida Mr. Palmer practices commercial litigation, including international litigation and arbitration, and white collar criminal defense. He is a former partner and Chair of the International Litigation and Arbitration Group at Steel Hector & Davis LLP. He also served as Deputy Chief of the Economic Crimes Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida and as the International Affairs Coordinator for that office. He led the effort on behalf of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar to enact the Florida International Commercial Arbitration Act in 2010 and the Glitch Fix Bill, which amended several international law statutes in Florida, in 2013. He served on the Board of the Miami International Arbitration Society and ICCA Miami 2014, Inc. and teaches international commercial arbitration as an adjunct professor at Florida International University School of Law. Mr. Palmer was also appointed to the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Business Cases. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Law with Honors in 1985 and subsequently clerked for United States District Court Judge, Kenneth L. Ryskamp, in the Southern District of Florida.
Mr Pratyush Panjwani
Pratyush Panjwani is currently an Associate with Prof. Albert Jan van den Berg at Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels. He focuses his practice on international commercial and investment arbitration, both ad hoc and under a wide variety of institutional rules, spanning various industry sectors. He also regularly acts as assistant to the tribunal in international arbitrations.
As a member of the Bar in New Delhi, India, Mr. Panjwani advised on complex civil and commercial litigations at a dispute resolution law firm in New Delhi, before moving to Hanotiau & van den Berg.
In 2016, Mr. Panjwani obtained his LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva. He completed his Bachelors of Arts and of Laws at the National Law University Delhi in 2014. He has participated in both, the Willem C. Vis Moot in Vienna (in 2012), and the Willem C. Vis (East) Moot in Hong Kong (in 2014) as an oralist, winning an honorable mention in the latter. This year, he is coaching the two teams from National Law University Delhi participating in the moots in Vienna and Hong Kong.
For more information, see: http://www.hvdb.com/pratyush-panjwani/
Mr Andrey Panov
Andrey Panov is a senior associate practising international arbitration out of the Moscow office of Norton Rose Fulbright. His practice spans corporate, construction, energy, technology and general commercial disputes and focuses on commercial and investment arbitration as well as arbitration-related litigation. Andrey has acted as an advocate in numerous complex cross-border cases before Russian courts of all levels and arbitral tribunals acting under the ICC, SCC, LCIA, SIAC and ICAC Rules, governed by English, Swiss, French, German, Dutch, Russian and Cypriot law. He also sits as an arbitrator.
Andrey is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a councillor at the LCIA European Users’ Council and the LCIA YIAG regional representative for Russia. He regularly speaks and publishes on various aspects of international arbitration. He is a country reporter for Russia at the ITA Board of Reporter and several subcommittees of the IBA Arbitration Committee.
Andrey graduated with honours from the Law Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University and holds an Magister Juris degree with distinction from the University of Oxford. A native Russian speaker, he is fluent in English and German and has basic knowledge of French and Italian.
Dr Raluca Papadima
I am a member of the New York, Paris and Bucharest bars and a practicing attorney. In addition, I teach contract and corporate law at the University of Bucharest and the College Juridique Franco-Roumain d’Etudes Europeennes. I participated as a student in the 2003-2004 moot and have returned to the moot every year afterwards as an arbitrator. For the past few years, I’ve also been co-coaching the team representing the University of Bucharest in the moot.
Mr BEKA PAPASHVILI
WORK EXPERIENCE [01.12.2015 - now] Legal Department National Agency of State Property
EDUCATION [05.11.2016 - now] PhD, Private and International Law New Vision University, Tbilisi (Georgia)
[28.09.2014 – 10.10.2016] LLM, New Vision University, Tbilisi (Georgia) Comparative Private and International Law
[15/09/2010–10/07/2014] LLB, Law Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi (Georgia)
Ms Eugenia Papathanasopoulou
Eugenia Papathanasopoulou is an Attorney-at-Law at the Supreme Court (Athens Bar Association Reg. 10247), LL.M. (University of ESSEX, England) and Director, Legal Affairs & Secretary to the BoD at ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT S.A. (AIA), with great experience in negotiations with Ministries, Local Authorities and wider Public sector, as well as arbitral proceedings (before the London Court of International Arbitration - LCIA) as being the representative of AIA in accordance with LCIA’s rules. She worked as General Counsel, Legal Advisor and Company Secretary in companies such as PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A., ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE ATHENS 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES S.A. (ATHOC), STOCK EXCHANGE S.A., PRESS INSTITUTE S.A., GREEK ORGANISATION OF FOOTBALL PROGNOSTICS (OPAP S.A.), QUEST Holdings S.A. She was a Member of the BoD at the Greek National Opera and is presently a Member of the BoD at Athens Airport Fuel Pipeline Company S.A. Her legal services are provided pro bono to the Transparency International Greece as well. She is a rapporteur for mediation issues at the Diploma in Negotiations (D.I.N.) program of Athens University of Economics & Business. She is a CEDR UK Accredited Mediator and certified by the Greek Ministry of Justice, as well as a Mediator accredited by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade / China Chamber of International Commerce (CCPIT/CCOIC Mediation Center). She is a Member of the BoD of the Hellenic Mediation Society (ELPIDIA), Member of various Greek and International Associations (Greek Association of Mediators, ACC Europe, UIA, CEDR Exchange Network, Greek Association of European Law).
Mr Piotr Paprota
Piotr is a young dispute resolution professional based in Warsaw, Poland. He holds M.A. in Law and B.A. in Philosophy from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He also studied at University of Vienna (erasmus +) and at University of Heidelberg in Germany (LL.M.). Throughout the last years he has been involved in numerous projects concerning arbitration and mediation. He is a recipient of the IAI Scholarship granted by the International Arbitration Institute in Paris (IAI). In his private life he follows his passion for surfing and travelling.
Dr Matthew Parish
Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group
International arbitration and litigation International trade and shipping International investment law Emerging markets Public international law Cross-border asset tracing Matthew Parish is an international lawyer specialising in cross-border arbitration, litigation and enforcement, international trade, foreign investment, resource extraction and export, emerging markets and public international law. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and accepts appointments to sit as an arbitrator across Europe.
Ms Julianne Parker
Vis moot participant 2010 (University of Florida, Honorable Mention Best Individual Oralist, Honorable Mention Best Memorandum), 2011 (University of Florida, Honorable Mention Best Individual Oralist, Honorable Mention Best Memorandum, Advance to Round of 32) and 2012 (University of Miami) J.D. University of Florida, 2011; Admitted to the Florida Bar, 2011 LL.M. in International Arbitration, University of Miami, 2012 2012 - Present, Foreign Service Officer, United States Department of State 2013-2015, Vice Consul, United State Consulate, Monterrey, Mexico 2016 - Present, Human Rights Officer, United States Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic
Ms Ioana Lucia Pasolea
I graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest and from the College Juridique Franco-Roumain d"Etudes Europeennes, Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University. I have a Master Degree in European and International Business Law from the College Juridique Franco-Roumain d"Etudes Europeennes, Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University and a Master Degree in International Arbitration from the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest (not yet completed). I am currently pursuing an LLM on European Competition Law and Regulation at the University of Amsterdam. I am a member of the Bucharest Bar and the Romanian Bar Association. I practiced as an attorney starting with January 2013 at Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii, attorneys at law, in Bucharest, Romania.
Ms Maria Lucia Passador
Maria Lucia is a Research Fellow in Business Law at Bocconi University in Milan, where she also practices in the fields of corporate and financial markets law. She is currently Visiting Scholar at the Harris Manchester College (Hilary term 2019) and was Visiting Researcher at Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (Fall 2018); at Columbia Law School (Spring 2018), at Harvard Law School (Spring 2016 and 2017) and at Berkeley Law-Boalt Hall. She graduated magna cum laude at Bocconi in July 2014 and she represented Bocconi University competing in the XXI Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, focusing on jurisdiction issues, as well as in the 2013 First National Mediation Competition, as a finalist. She was a summer visiting Student at London School of Economics, where she attended a crash course on International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration and on Financial Law, and also at Harvard University, focusing on Intellectual Property Law and Justice. As a JD student, she was Editor-in-Chief of Bocconi's student-edited legal journal.
Mr Harshad Pathak
Harshad is an India qualified lawyer admitted to the bar in New Delhi, and presently a Stagiaire at Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels. He did his LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva, as a J.N. Tata Scholar. A graduate of the National Law University - Delhi, India, Harshad was previously an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Practice at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, New Delhi, India, with international arbitration as one of his core practice areas. He represented the National Law University - Delhi at the 19th Willem C. Vis Moot at Vienna and the 11th Willem C. Vis (East) Moot at Hong Kong as a participant, and at the 23rd Willem C. Vis Moot at Vienna and the 13th Willem C. Vis (East) Moot at Hong Kong as a Coach.
Mr Artur Paulon Rodrigues
Lawyer in Brazil (LLB at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in 2014) with its practice focused in Corporate Law, Litigation and Arbitration (Brazilian Bar Association n. 96.854). Honorable mention for best team orals in the Willem C. Vis Moot (2014/2015). Certificate in the Duke University / University of Geneva Summer Institute in Transnational Law (2016). Extension in International Commercial Arbitration at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (2015). Economics degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2011 - on going). Extension in Brazilian Corporate Law at UNISINOS (2015). Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (2016).
Prof Vladimir Pavic
Vladimir Pavic is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, where he teaches Private International Law, Arbitration, Competition Law and International Business Law. He was a recurrent Visiting Professor at University of Graz and Central European University. He currently serves as Vice-President of the Belgrade Arbitration Center and is a member of the State Council of the Republic of Serbia for Private International Law. He acted as arbitrator counsel and expert witness in a number of ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations organized under various institutional rules, and is listed since 2013 in Global Arbitration Review The International Who’s Who Legal for Arbitration, as well as on the lists of arbitrators of institutional arbitrations attached to chambers of commerce in Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Macedonia, and on the list of GIAC. He has advised and acted in a number of cross-border litigations in both civil and common law jurisdictions.
He holds his LL.B from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law (1994), and his LL.M. (1996) and S.J.D. (1998) from the Central European University, Budapest. He was a FCO Chevening/Soros Visiting Student at the Lincoln College, Oxford University (1996-7) and a researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag (1996).
Ms Veronika Pavlovskaya
Veronika Pavlovskaya was born on 14 April 1994 in Minsk. In 2016 she graduated from the Law Faculty of the Belarusian State University (Diploma summa cum laude), obtained LLM at the BSU in 2017. Currently she is a PhD student at the National Centre of Legislation and Legal Research. Veronika is a Founder and Chief Coordinator of Young ADR - Belarus (project for young arbitration practitioners below 40). In 2017 attended the advanced course in Investment Arbitration (Arbitration Academy, Paris). Now Veronika is the ambassador of the Academy. Veronika became the BSU Team member for the 22nd and 23rd Vis Moots. In 2016 she was awarded the Honorable mention for Martin Domke Award for Individual Oralists. Veronika is an awardee of the Special Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for Support of Talented Youth and Student of the Year 2015 (Science) at the Law Faculty (BSU). During the studies she assisted in organization of the International Student Contest in International Commercial Arbitration ICC Lex Mercatoria (2012-2015), in 2016 Veronika Pavlovskaya became the arbitrator of its English section. In 2016 Veronika has been chosen a Young European Ambassador in Belarus. Currently Veronika works for Arzinger & Partners International Law Firm (Minsk, Belarus).
Mr Michael Peer
Michael, who has been based in Prague, Czech Republic for over a decade, regularly acts as an expert witness in cases involving accounting issues or quantification of damages, including business valuations. He also acts as an arbitrator. He gained his CPA, CA designation before leaving his home country of Canada, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and earned his LLM focusing on construction related arbitration. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has experience in dealing with disputes between private companies, cases involving sovereign states, in particular disputes under bilateral investment treaties, and private arbitrations to settle family feuds.
Mr Marcos Pena
JD, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (1989), LLM, King's College, University of London (1994). Member of the International Arbitration Court of the ICC. Member of the board of directors of the Center of Dispute Resolution of the Chamber of Commerce of Santo Domingo. Member of the Commission of Arbitration of the ICC. Partner of the la firm JIMENEZ CRUZ PENA in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Lecturer of Dispute Resolution in Investment at the Master of International Relations of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Author of articles in arbitration, telecommunications and foreign investment.
Miss Sara Pendjer
Education: 2016 - LL.M, Central European University, International Business Law, Master Thesis: Investment status of sovereign bonds: recent developments in the case law of ICSID 2013 - LL.M, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, Master of Laws in European Integrations, Master Thesis: Direct Effect and Supremacy of the EU Law 2010 - LL.B, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, major focus: business law
Professional experience: June 2013 - pending, Stankovic & partners law office, Belgrade, Serbia, attorney at law May 2011 - June 2013, Stankovic & partners law office, Belgrade, Serbia, legal trainee January 2011 - April 2011, Moravcevic, Vojnovic & partners i n cooperation with Schoenherr, student intern, Belgrade, Serbia
Arbitration experience: Counsel in ICSID arbitration against Serbia Counsel in local commercial arbitration between two Serbian entities
Publications: Mergers & Acquisitions in Serbia, Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research LTD, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Private M&A 2018, Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research LTD, 2018
Dr Ana Pepeljugoska
Born on 04.01.1990 in Skopje Macedonia. Finished her master studies (LLM) in the field of intellectual property law at the Faculty of law Justinianus Primus Skopje in 2013, program with double degree with the University of Strasbourg. Obtained Ph.D. degree at the Faculty of law Justinianus Primus Skopje on 19/12/2017. Works in the Law office Pepeljugoski, Skopje as attorney at law. Has participated in the VIS MOOT in 2012 and won the Honorable Mention in the scope of the best oralist award. Since 2013 is involved in the VIS MOOT as coach of the team of University Ss. Cyril and Methodius Faculty of law Justinianus Primus Skopje and an arbitrator.Has taken part in various seminars and conferences, among which The Hague Academy of Private International Law, Vierte IRZ Sommerschule, Goethe Sprachkurse etc. Published several articles as author/co-author and is author of a book "Protection of intellectual property rights on the social media".
Mr Cesar Pereira
Degree in Law from UFPR, Brazil. LL.M. in Tax Law and JSD in Administrative Law from PUC-SP, Brazil. Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (2013-2014). Author or editor of several books, papers and articles on Public Law, Commercial Law and Arbitration. One of the translation editors for the Brazilian edition of Schlechtriem & Schwenzer Commentary on the CISG. Former professor of Administrative Law in Curitiba, Brazil. Course leader at SiLS – Swiss International Law School. Frequent guest speaker on arbitration, government procurement and international comercial law. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). President of CAMFIEP, an arbitration center based in Curitiba, Brazil. Vice-President of Brazil Infrastructure Institute, in Brasilia. Senior partner, head of the Sao Paulo branch and co-head of the arbitration practice of Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini. Listed in the roster of neutrals of several domestic and international arbitral institutions. Co-arbitrator or chairman in arbitral proceedings at CAM-CCBC, CAMARB and ARBITAC, Brazil. Counsel in domestic and international arbitrations, including under ICDR/UNCITRAL and ICC rules. Legal practice focused on government contracts, public procurement, PPPs, infrastructure projects, regulated industries, commercial law, arbitration and related litigation. Fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish, with working knowledge of French and Italian.
Mr Žiga Perović
I am a lawyer and currently a part-time MBA student with two years of professional experience. I have worked as an associate in international law firm in Ljubljana in the field of banking & finance. After that I spent a few months working as a trainee in the European Parliament. Recently, I joined leading regional law firm, Karanović & Nikolić. In the past years I have participated at numerous moot competitions and pre-moots. I took part at Vis Moot as a member of University of Ljubljana team in 2014. Following that, I was one of the coaches for the team in 2015 and 2016.
Miss Maria Irene Perruccio
Maria Irene is a deputy counsel in the Italian-Swiss team of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She has been previously working as an Associate in White & Case’s international arbitration group in Paris. Her practice concentrated exclusively in the field of international arbitration, with a focus on construction and energy-related matters (especially gas pricing disputes). Maria Irene was educated at the Bocconi University of Milan (Italy), Strasbourg University and University of Paris XII (France), and Universidad Internacional de la Rioja in Madrid (Spain). She is qualified in Milan.
Mr RA Flavio Peter
Flavio Peter is a Senior Associate at Wenger&Vieli Ltd, specializing in international and domestic Arbitration in Switzerland. He regularly acts as arbitrator, counsel and co-counsel and serves as administrative secretary to the arbitral tribunal in international (commercial) arbitration disputes under different sets of rules (ICC Arbitration and ADR Rules, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL Rules, VIAC Rules, DIS Rules and ad hoc). Flavio Peter graduated from the University of Lucerne in 2008. Before expanding his practical experience as a Junior Lawyer with Wenger & Vieli Ltd. in 2010 and 2011, he worked as an intern at one of the leading business law firms in Zurich as well as at the District Court in Sursee. He was admitted to the Zurich bar in 2012. Flavio Peter acquired his LL.M. from the renowned UC Berkeley in 2014. Since his own participation in the Vis Moot in 2006 Flavio Peter has gained extensive coaching and arbitrator experience in the competition and holds a teaching assignment from the University of Zurich.
Ms Natasha Peter
I qualified as a Barrister, England & Wales in 2001 and practiced at the English Bar for 5 years, specialising in commercial, public law, planning and employment litigation. In 2006 I moved to France to join the arbitration department of the French law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel. I qualified as a avocat à la cour (2010) and am now counsel at Gide, specialising in commercial and investment arbitration. I also teach French litigation and arbitration for the English language LLM at Cergy Pontoise University.
Dr Niek Peters
Dr Niek Peters focuses his practice on (international) arbitration, with an emphasis on corporate and commercial matters. In addition, Niek acts in matters related to arbitration before the state courts, including annulment and exequatur proceedings. His thorough knowledge of conflicts of laws is an asset in international litigation. Niek obtained his PhD degree with a dissertation on conflicts of laws, rules of procedure and arbitration and he frequently publishes in the field of arbitration, conflicts of laws and corporate law.
Mr Philipp A. Peters
Mr William Peterson
Ms Jurgita Petkutė
Counsel and arbitrator at ARP, Vienna.
Areas of specialization: international arbitration, including the sectors of energy, construction (in particular projects based on the FIDIC Conditions of Contracts), telecommunications, M&A, international sales and purchase contracts, privatization contracts, proceedings to enforce arbitral awards and proceedings to set aside arbitral awards.
Ms Nadine Pfiffner
Nadine Pfiffner is a trainee lawyer in the litigation, arbitration and internal investigations department of Bär & Karrer in Zurich. Before joining Bär & Karrer, she was a PhD fellow with the University of Zurich and a Visiting Research Associate with the University of Hong Kong. Nadine holds a Bachelor (BLaw) and a Master of Law (MLaw) from University of Zurich, and a Master of Laws in Business and Financial Law (LL.M.) from King’s College London. She writes her PhD thesis on “Limitation and Exclusion of Liability in International Sales Contracts governed by Swiss Law as applied by Arbitral Tribunals”. At University of Zurich she taught Swiss contract law and was responsible for the Zurich Willem C. Vis Moot team. She has published in the field of private law and holds lectures in oral advocacy.
Lord Nicholas Phillips
International Arbitrator - Former President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Mrs Estelle Piccard
Estelle Piccard is working at Tavernier Tschanz in Geneva in the Arbitration & Corportate practice group since 2016. She has previously studied at the University of Fribourg, the University of Geneva and the East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai (ECUPL). She holds a Bachelor and Master Degree in Law and speaks French, German and English. She previously worked as a legal trainee at Bär & Karrer in Geneva in the Litigation & Arbitration practice group in 2015 and at MCE Avocats in Lausanne in 2013.
Mr ANTEO PICELLO
Legal Manager, qualified lawyer (Avvocato; LL.M. International Business Law) with 7PQE, currently serving as Head of Legal and Compliance Affairs in Italy for a multinational corporation, world leader in its industry, with HQ in Germany. Former Associate of a leading international law firm with HQ in the USA, with a number of experiences in corporate, commercial, energy regulation, debt restructuring, m&a, compliance, corporate governance, complex litigations and commercial arbitration, EU law and generally international business law both in the negotiations and contentious stage. Passionate and proactive supporter of promoting ADR (and Abitration in particular) as best practice to be chosen by international business players in order to promote legal certainty in the wider global business community.
Dr Vanessa Pickenpack
Vanessa Pickenpack is a Partner at Oppenhoff & Partner in Cologne. She is specializing in litigation and arbitration. She advises and represents national and international enterprises on issues of civil, mercantile and commercial law, inter alia purchase law, commercial tenancy law, commercial agency law and distribution rights.
Mr Jacopo Piemonte
Jacopo Piemonte is a practising lawyer in Milan. He joined the Law Firm De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani in 2008. Jacopo is based in the Milan office, where he practices International and Domestic Arbitration and Court Litigation. He has been coaching the Bocconi’s team for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot since 2009.
Mr Maximilian Pika
Maximilian Pika is an Associate with McDermott Will & Emery's Arbitration Department in Frankfurt. He is a graduate of Bucerius Law School, was awarded the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law and completed his doctoral dissertation as a fellow of the Max Planck Research School for Dispute Resolution. Having participated in and coached many teams for the Vis Moot, Maximilian founded a moot capacity building project in Ethiopia.
Mr Yunus Pınar
I graduated from the Bilkent University Faculty of Law in 2015, where I was a participant at the 21st and 22nd Vis Moot. I am an attorney registered with the Istanbul Bar Association and the Union of Turkish Bar Associations. I am currently legal counsel for the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey. My previous work experience consists of energy law and projects involving negotiations with regulatory bodies. I have previously advised clients in international commercial arbitration and in enforcement proceedings of foreign arbitral awards before Turkish courts. I am currently pursuing an LLM in Private Law at Galatasaray University.
Mr Lucio Pinto
Ms María Belen Pironi
Ms. María Belén Pironi graduated with honors from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in 2014, where she participated in the Program NYU – Law Abroad. She has completed course studies in International Taxation from the Austral University and is finishing her LLM in Tax Law from the University Torcuato Di Tella. She works as a corporate lawyer at a boutique law firm in Buenos Aires. Belén was a team member of the UBA in the 22nd Edition of the Vis Moot that won an honorable mention in the “Frederic Eisemann Award” for advancing to the elimination rounds. She coached the UBA in the 23rd Edition that won the Oral Rounds of the Vis Moot and is currently coaching UBA team in the 24th Edition. Finally, she teaches international private law and international commercial arbitration at UBA.
Dr Nikolaus Pitkowitz
Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz is founding partner and head of dispute resolution at Graf & Pitkowitz, Vienna. He holds law degrees from University of Vienna (JD and PhD) and University of Sankt Gallen, Switzerland (MBL) and is also qualified and certified as a Mediator. Dr. Pitkowitz is considered one of the preeminent Austrian dispute resolution practitioners. He acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 100 international arbitrations, including several high profile disputes most notably as counsel in the largest ever pending Austrian arbitration (a multibillion telecom dispute). Dr. Pitkowitz is Vice-President of VIAC (Vienna International Arbitral Centre). He is arbitrator and panel member of all leading international arbitration institutions, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and Vice-chair of the International Arbitration Committee of the Section of International law of the American Bar Association (ABA). Nikolaus Pitkowitz frequently speaks at seminars and is author of over 50 publications on international dispute resolution. Dr. Pitkowitz is a co-editor of the Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration and co-organiser of the Vienna Arbitration Days.
Mr Peter Plachy
Peter Plachy is a junior lawyer at Allen & Overy Bratislava practicing international dispute resolution and a law graduate of the Pan-European University in Slovakia. Peter is practicing arbitration and corporate law alongside maintaining an arbitration related blog named Slovak Arbitration Blog. Previously, Peter interned at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Hong Kong. During his studies, Peter has attended several mooting competitions including the JESSUP, ADR Mooting Competition, Frankfurt Investment Moot Court or the FDI Moot and worked on a dispute resolution desk in a Czech law firm dealing predominantly with arbitration.
Mr Jiri Platovsky
I am a 2013 Masaryk University (Brno, CZ) graduate and 2011/12 Vis Moot participant. I have been interested in International Private Law & International Arbitration since then.
Ms Katharina Plavec
Katharina Plavec is currently finishing her PhD thesis on the issue of the interpretation of arbitration agreements. For the past four years, she worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Department of Civil Procedure Law, University of Vienna, for Professor Paul Oberhammer. Her research also includes Austrian as well as European civil procedure law. Katharina has been involved in the Moot since 2013/14, including acting as a coach for the Vienna Vis Moot Court team for four consecutive years. Katharina is a native German speaker and fluent in English and French.
Mr James Plotkin
James Plotkin is a bilingual, bijural Canadian lawyer with Caza Saikaley LLP, based in Ottawa, Ontario. He holds an LL.L., J.D. and LL.M. from the University of Ottawa and enjoys the distinct honour of having been a speaker on the winning team at the 22nd Vis Moot. James has been coaching the Ottawa Team ever since. With an academic background grounded primarily in intellectual property and technology law, James has acquired experience in several areas, including: international arbitration, intellectual property, commercial litigation, labour/employment , bankruptcy and insolvency, anti-dumping/countervailing duties, defamation, access to information/privacy and franchise law. In 2016, James served as judicial law clerk to the Honourabe Justice Richard Boivin of the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal. His practice is currently focused on all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration (international and domestic), administrative and intellectual property law.
Dr Michael Pocsay
Dr. Michael Pocsay is a member of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Clyde & Co in Düsseldorf. His practice focuses on international commercial arbitration and cross-border litigation. From 2010 until 2012, he completed his legal traineeship in Wuppertal, Düsseldorf, Cape Town and Johannesburg. He studied law at Saarland University from 2003 until 2008 and holds a LL.M. degree from the University of Johannesburg as well as a Doctor of Laws degree from Saarland University.
Ms Malgorzata Pohl
Małgorzata Pohl is a lawyer and mediator in Poland, working in the Department of Civil and Private International Law (University of Silesia). Teacher of the Polish Civil Law (University of Silesia, Poland) and International Sales Law (Northeastern University w Shenyang, China). In the 19th edition of the Willem C. Vis Moot Competition awarded III Martin Domke Award for Best Individual Oralist, and recognised as the‘1st Best Speaker’ in the ‘European Court of Justice Moot Competition’ within the Programme in European Private Law for Postgraduates (PEPP). Coach of the Team of the University of Silesia. Participant in various international projects and conferences. Ph.D. candidate in law at the University of Silesia and Osnabrück University, Germany (Cotutelle).
Ms Pirkka-Marja Põldvere
Pirkka-Marja Põldvere is an attorney-at-law and a partner at LEADELL Pilv Law Office, Estonia. Her practice areas include general commercial counseling and dispute resolution. She has been acting as a counsel to a party in arbitration, as well as an arbitrator. Pirkka holds a Master of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration Law (LL.M.) from Stockholm University (2004). She has been lecturing on arbitration and international civil procedure at the University of Tartu (2006 -2010). She has also contributed to several Estonian and international publications. E.g., she has compiled (with I. Nurmela) the ADR special edition of Juridica (I/2014), the law magazine of the University of Tartu, containing also her articles “Eight Years of Model Law: Does Arbitration in Estonia Comply with the Model?” and “Effective Alternative Dispute Resolution” (latter with I. Nurmela). International publications have noted: “Pirkka-Marja Põldvere has a growing presence, winning praise from market commentators” and “Clients praise Pirkka-Marja Põldvere for her sharp negotiation skills”. See more: http://leadell.ee/en/attorneys/pirkka-marja-poldvere/
Prof Dr Constantine Polyzogopoulos
Emeritus Ρrofessor, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Αthens. Attorney (retired)-Athens Bar (Supreme Court). Arbitrator in national and international arbitration cases (incl. ICC). Born in Αthens (1950)
Studies: 2007 Workshop for Mediators WIPO 2006 Arbitration Workshop WIPO. 1988 Salzburg Seminar (Session 269). American law and legal Institutions 1979-1980 Max-Planck-Institut, Munich: Intellectual Property 1973-1975 University of Tübingen/Germany: Law/Civil Procedure, PhD 1968-1973 University of Athens: Law, LLB (1st prize). 1962-1968 German School of Athens.
Academic career: Emeritus Professor (civil procedure incl. Mediation-Arbitration), Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Other (i.a.): 2014-2015 President Hellenic Patent Office 2013-2014 Member of the Board, NERIT (Public Broadcasting Co.) 2011-2013 President, Rotary Club Kifissia-Ekali District 2470 2004-2006 Director, Hellenic Copyright Organization/ Ministry of Culture.
Μemberships: Greek Αssociation of Ρroceduralists, Intern. Association for Procedural Law, Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht, Αlumnus Salzburg Seminar, University of Tübingen etc.
Ρublications include: Ρarteianhörung und Ρarteivernehmung in ihrem gegenseitigen Verhältnis, thesis 1976; Enforcement on copyright, 1987; Juridical studies vol. I, 1996; vol. II, Athens 2011; The principle of non satisfaction of the right (art. 692 para.4 CCP), Athens 2013; Languages: Fluent in German, English, French, conversant in Italian.
Dr Andrea Pomana
I am a German attorney specialized in the area of antitrust and energy law. I have been practicing law for nearly 12 years in large international law firms, and have been working in number of countries, e.g. Denmark, Belgium and Australia. I have been a Moot Court participant in 2000/2001 and have been an arbitrator in Vienna for a number of years after that as well as in Hong Kong. I am fully enthusiastic about promoting the spirit of the Moot Court which is absolutely unique, and I would be delighted to have the opportunity to return to Vienna to help students get better in their pleadings.
Ms Sarah Ponti
I'm a doctorate candidate in EU-law with experience and interest in international arbitration, international law, and moot courts. For the past 5 years I have been involved in several international moot courts as a participant, coach, and arbitrator. I know mooting from all its different angles, and I love the idea of giving back my experiences to the current generations of students as an arbitrator in the Vienna rounds. As an arbitrator, I like to ask many questions, to be challenging, but always fair.
- arbitrator in the Ljubljana VIS Pre-Moot in 2017 - arbitrator in the Belgrade VIS Pre-Moot in 2014 - head coach of the Mannheim European Law Moot Court Team from 2013 to 2015 - LL.M. (Melbourne) with focus on international economic law and investment arbitration 2015 to 2016 - research assistant at University of Mannheim from 2013 to 2015 - graduated from University of Heidelberg in 2013 - internship at Gleiss Lutz, department for international arbitration, Dr. Wilske - participated in the European Law Moot Court 2010/2011, best oral pleading
Ms Julia Popelysheva
Julia is a counsel in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice of the Moscow office of Clifford Chance. She joined Clifford Chance in 2003.
Julia specialises in all aspects of arbitration and litigation (both domestic and international) with a focus on the banking, construction, transport and oil and gas sectors. Julia has advised Russian and foreign clients in international arbitrations under LCIA, ICC, SCC, ICAC and UNCITRAL rules.
Julia is a member of the Executive Committee of the Russian and CIS Arbitration Network.
She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
Ms Genevieve Porier
Counsel in Skadden's London arbitration and litigation team. Dual qualified in New Zealand and England and Wales. Has acted as counsel in disputes under the auspices of the LCIA; UNCTRAL; VIAC and in ad hoc arbitrations.
Mr Bernard Potsch Moura
Partner at Batista Martins Advogados. PhD candidate and LLm at University of the State of Rio de Janeiro's Law School. Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee and former Director of the Brazilian Arbitration Students Association. Author of articles and books on Arbitration, CISG and International Law. Coach for the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro's team.
Mr Rutger Potter
Rutger Potter, participant of the Vis Moot with Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2010, was admitted to the Amsterdam Bar in 2011 and since 2011 Attorney at Law at De Breij Evers Boon, and specialises in Corporate-, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal, proceedings concerning shareholders’ agreements, M&A transactions, and directors’ and officers’ liability, NAI and ICC Arbitrations) as well as in advising directors, shareholders and other stakeholders in situations of a deadlock, financial distress of a company.
Mrs Mozhdeh Pourmand
I am a qualified lawyer and member of Iran Association Bar since 2005. I have been practising as lawyer in International firm in Dubai and Iran and I have also worked as in house legal director in multi-national companies in Iran. Currently I am the managing partner of Andisheh consultancy firm focused with International corporates, clients and investment consultancy. I hold LLB from Shahid Beheshti University and LLM in international trade law. I am fluent in English and very good understanding knowledge of French and Arabic.
Ms Maria Isabel Pradilla Picas
Maria Isabel Pradilla Picas focuses her practice on the arbitration and litigation of complex commercial and investment disputes, with a particular focus on Latin America. She has represented clients in investment treaty and commercial arbitration proceedings under UNCITRAL, ICSID, and the ICC rules. Prior to joining Jones Day, Maria was co-chair of International Arbitration Month at Georgetown University Law Center, which brings together international arbitration practitioners and students for a month-long series of seminars and lectures. Maria Isabel has a JD from Georgetown University and a Master in International Business from Florida International University. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Ms Albina Prestreshi
Albina Prestreshi holds an LLM degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Católica Global School of Law, Lisbon. She is enrolled in an additional semester- Master in Transnational Law, researching and writing in the field of Financial Services and Regulations with a focus on Banking Compliance. She has coached Universidade Católica Portugesa team for the 24th Vis Moot. Albina completed her Bachelor studies in Law Faculty, University of Prishtina. During her Bachelor studies she participated in the 9th International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Competition in Paris and in the 21st Vis Moot, representing University of Prishtina.
She is now working as a Senior Legal Officer within the Ministry of Finance of Kosovo, focusing on international financial agreement negotiations and cooperation with international institutions. Before that she has been engaged for nearly three years as a Public Notary Legal Assistant and as an intern at the Directorate of Cadaster and Property, Legal Department, Municipality of Prishtina.
Mr Blake Primrose
Blake is an associate in the international arbitration team at DLA Piper London. Blake has experience in a variety of commercial arbitrations, including disputes in the oil & gas sector arising from joint venture agreements or construction contracts. Blake has worked with a range of governing laws, including English, Australian, Singapore, HK, Kazakhstan, PNG and other laws. Blake's arbitration experience includes ICC, LCIA and SIAC arbitration, as well as enforcement proceedings in England and other jurisdictions.
Ms Kristina Promet
I have practiced law since 2013, having worked for two different law firms since then. I am a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2015. Currently I work as an associate in law firm Sorainen in Estonia where I specialise in banking and finance law. However, I also have a diverse experience in several other fields of law, such as M&A, contract law and commercial law. I participated in the Willem C. Vis Moot in 2013/2014.
Mr Martin Provazník
Mr Felix Prozorov-Bastians
Present Position Partner with GvW Graf von Westphalen
Training / Professional Experience 1986-1991 legal studies (Lomonosov-University Moscow, graduation as Russian lawyer); 1992-1997 legal studies (Universities of Bayreuth, Frankfurt/Main); 1997 first German state exam; 1998-2000 legal internship in Frankfurt/Main and Chicago; 2000 second German state exam; 2000 bar admission in Frankfurt/Main; 2000 lawyer with Rossbach&Fischer, Frankfurt/Main; 2005-2006 Partner with Rossbach&Fischer; since 2006 Partner with GvW Graf von Westphalen
Areas of specialisation International arbitration, commercial litigation, legal proceedings concerning declaration of enforceability of arbitral awards, commercial and corporate law, conflict of laws, international contracts
Arbitral experience Experience as counsel and arbitrator (DIS, ICC, ad hoc). Experience as chairing arbitrator (DIS). Type of arbitration proceedings involved in: post-M&A disputes, plant construction, international supply of goods, real estate
Mr Dragan Psodorov
Dragan Psodorov, born in 1978, graduated from Belgrade University School of Law in 2001 and was admitted to the Belgrade Bar Association in 2006. Mr. Psodorov obtained his LLM Degree in International Business Law at the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), and specialization in the European Union Law at the Novi Sad University School of Law in 2002. At The Hague Academy of International Law he completed a course in Private International Law in 2002. Mr. Psodorov is pro bono regularly active as the arbitrator at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and Foreign Direct Investment International Moot Competition. He is a member of Serbian Arbitration Association, Young Arbitration Stockholm (YAS) of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Young & International of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association. He is also listed as the arbitrator on the list of the arbitrators of the Permanent Court of Arbitration of the Serbian Chamber of Trade and Commerce and Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration.
He is currently senior partner at Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners law firm, Belgrade, Serbia and specializes in private international law, commercial law, arbitration, competition law, intellectual property and pharmaceutical law.
Ms Adriana Noemi Pucci
Adriana Noemi Pucci is a senior partner at Adriana Noemi Pucci – Sociedade de Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil since 2012 and represents domestic and international clients in commercial arbitrations relating to, inter alia, construction of wind farms, construction of hydro-electric power stations, energy, constructions under the regime of maximum price guaranteed, real estate, franchising, corporate disputes, shareholders agreements, futures contracts, port services, unfair competition, agency agreements, international sale of goods and services agreements. She has acted as counsel, chairman, party-appointed arbitrator or sole arbitrator under the auspices of the ICC and other Brazilian institutions, as well as arbitrator in ad hoc arbitration proceedings. She also provides consultancy on the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and domestic arbitral awards. She is a listed arbitrator in several different arbitration institutions: SHIAC (Shanghai International Arbitration Center), ICDR (International Center for Dispute Resolution), CAM- CCBC (Arbitration Center of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce), CAM-BOVESPA (Market Arbitration Chamber), CAM-FIESP (Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of Federation of Industries of São Paulo), CAMARB (Brazilian Enterprises Arbitration Chamber), CAM-IE (Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of the Engineering Institute), CAE (Mediation and Arbitration Center of the European Chambers), among others.
Mr Anastas Punev
Anastas is a practicing lawyer in Sofia, Bulgaria, specialized in civil and commercial law, as well as litigation and arbitration. A PhD candidate in civil procedure at the Sofia University. Author of publications in the Bulgarian legal journals.
A team member (2012-2013) and a coach (2013-now) of the Sofia University Vis Moot team.
Mr Hendrik Puschmann
I am a partner of Farrer & Co in London, where I am co-head of arbitration, a fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge and visiting lecturer in international law and commerce at Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria). I am admitted to practice law in England and Wales, Germany, Ireland and Northern Ireland and certified as a legal translator for English and German.
My arbitration practice is broad-based, spanning across a wide variety of financial, corporate, commercial, construction and shipping disputes. I represent clients in both commercial and investor-state arbitrations and (very occasionally) sit as an arbitrator. I also assist clients with litigations in the English and (sometimes) German courts. In addition to my case work, I publish and speak frequently on dispute resolution topics.
I am an independent legal professional operating in Hungary and in the CEE region more than 16 years in the areas of national and international business law, especially in the IT, Media and Telecom sectors. I regularly participate in different domestic and international dispute resolution procedures. As an attorney I was involved in more than 70 litigation and arbitration cases. As a permanent legal representative of various international firms in Hungary I provided daily corporate legal services and I was involved in several cross-border international M&A transactions.
I am member of the Budapest Bar Association.
Since 2015 in each year I have participated as an arbitrator in the Vis Moot competitions in Vienna and Hong Kong or in pre-moots in Belgrade and Budapest.
Mr Jonas Pust
Jonas Pust studied law at the University of Münster, Germany. He wrote a doctoral thesis about Multi-Tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses in English. Before and during his legal clearkship he worked inter alia at the litigation departments of White & Case, Berlin, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hamburg. By now he works in an Arbitration and Litigation Department at the German law firm Heuking, Kühn Lüer Wojtek, being based in Hamburg. He is inter alia member of DIS, DIS40, ICCYAF and Co-Speaker of Young CEAC.
Mr Karl Peter Puszkajler
Appeal Court Judge in Munich till 2011 International Arbitrator since 1996 Projects: legal consultancies (Rwanda, Kurdistan, Ethiopia) since 1995 Teaching experience (courses in Russia, Syria, Tunesia etc) since 2000
Mr Stan Putter
Stan Putter is a partner in the International Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group. Most of his work involves acting as counsel or arbitrator in international arbitrations and as counsel in arbitration related litigation.
His practice focuses on arbitration and international litigation. Stan is involved in dispute resolution in various sectors, including energy, telecom, construction, M&A, transportation and distribution.
Stan has extensive experience with handling international arbitrations as counsel (which includes ICC, LCIA, SCC and NAI arbitrations). In addition to his counsel work, Stan also sits as international arbitrator.
Stan also has significant experience with international litigation before the Netherlands courts. His experience includes acting in cases relating to international arbitrations, such as enforcement and setting aside proceedings as well as obtaining interim relief in support of arbitrations. Other international disputes he deals with mainly involve interim measures, attachments and enforcement.
Ms Donikë Qerimi
Donikë Qerimi is an academic assistant at the University of Prishtina (Kosovo) and a PhD Student at Ghent University. She has been coaching the University of Prishtina Vis Moot team for the last 8 years. She is an awardee of the Basileus IV scholarship for her research at the Ghent University and a receiver of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, Germany) scholarship for international researchers for her research at that Institute. She has previously worked as the legal advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice of Kosovo, focusing on international legal cooperation, international treaty negotiations and cooperation with international institutions. Before that she has worked for the civil society sector in Kosovo, in assisting the establishment of Kosovo’s Constitutional Court and other local Non-Governmental Organizations. She has an LLM degree from University of Pittsburgh, USA, in the field international and comparative law. Donikë’s research focuses on international jurisdiction in commercial matters, within which she compares the jurisdictional criteria of the countries of Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia) and the Brussels Ibis.
Mr Frederik Rabenschlag
Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Copenhagen (February 2016) Legal Officer at National Tax Appeals Agency, Danish Ministry of Taxation (December 2015-October 2016) Political Affairs Officer at the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Denmark in Vienna (November 2016-)
Ms Milena Radosavljević
Legal assistant at Allen & Overy LLP - Arbitration team - in Frankfurt. Completed LL.M. at the Bucerius Law School, with the Specialization in International Commercial Arbitration, under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll. Previously interned at Arbitration Department of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Hamburg, as well as at both first and appellate stance of Belgrade Commercial Court. Participated in 21st Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot as a Belgrade Faculty of Law team member, and took 5th place in Oral Rounds and Honorable Mention for Memorandum for Claimant. Arbitrated at Belgrade Open pre-moot 2015, 22nd and 23rd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
Ms Anna Katharina Radschek
In 2010/2011 I participated in the Willem C Vis Moot as a member of the Vienna Team . After I finished law school I started working in a small law firm that specialises in criminal and civil law. From 2014 to 2017 I worked for one of the leading commercial law firms in Vienna as an associate in the Practice area "Dispute Resolution", with my main focus on commercial litigation. Since June 2017 I am working for Graf & Pitkowitz Attorneys at Law in the practice areas of litigation and arbitration focussing on corporate and commercial disputes.
Ms Asri Rahimi
Asri Rahimi (Achi) graduated from the Faculty of Law of Universitas Indonesia in 2015, with specialization in private international law. She participated in both the 20th and the 21st Vis, in which she was awarded the Martin Domke Award as one of the best oralists in the competition. During those two years, her teams were also crowned champion for various pre-moots. She continued to be the main coach for the 22nd Vis, where the team broke the previous record set by Universitas Indonesia by ranking 8th from 298 teams worldwide.
Ms Lucia Raimanova
Lucia is a solicitor-advocate of England & Wales specialising in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Before relocating to Bratislava in June 2016 to head the firm’s arbitration practice within the CEE, Lucia practised with the firm for ten years in London, Hong Kong and Moscow. Lucia’s recent experience includes successfully defending the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in two UNCITRAL arbitrations brought by Mr Ali Allawi and the Progas group of companies. She is currently acting, amongst others, for UniCredit Bank Austria A.G. and Zagrebačka banka d.d. in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Croatia. Lucia has been recently selected by Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader in Arbitration 2017.
Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo
Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo is the Director of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). He is also the President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) 2016. Sundra’s roll of honour includes being Founding President of the Society of Construction Law, Malaysia and the Past President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Grouping (APRAG), which is a federation of nearly 40 arbitral institutions in the Asia Pacific region. Sundra is a Chartered Arbitrator with extensive arbitration experience that includes over 225 appointments locally and internationally. Sundra is also an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (non-practising), a Professional Architect and a Registered Town Planner. He is a visiting professor at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Technology Malaysia and a visiting professor and external examiner at the Faculty of Law, National University of Malaysia. He serves on the panel of numerous international arbitral institutions and organisations. He has authored and co-authored a number of authoritative books on construction law and arbitration. In July 2015, Sundra was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Laws from the Leeds Beckett University in England.
professor Christina Ramberg
Professor of private law (and arbitrator since 1998. I am regularly appointed as arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations. I have written extensively within the areas of commercial contract law and electronic commerce. For ten years I was a member of the Steering Committee of the Study Group for a European Civil Code. From 2006-2011 worked in one of Sweden's largest law firms and I have been a judge in the Appeal Court of West Sweden. I am presently professor at the Stockholm University. I have been a visiting professor at Tulane (New Orleans), Utrecht, Oxford and Columbia (New York). See my website www.christinaramberg.se for further details and publications.
Ms Rashda Rana
Rashda is a commercial & construction/infrastructure lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in the legal profession. She has worked as counsel and been appointed as arbitrator in a large number of international jurisdictions including London, New York, Paris, Milan, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and China and under a variety of institutional and ad hoc rules. She has advised on and conducted major commercial, banking, maritime, insurance, tax, regulatory and construction & infrastructure litigation, arbitration and mediation involving wide ranging issues. She has also held the role of General Counsel for a major global property development and construction company. Rahsda is an experienced CEDR accredited mediator. Rashda has regularly been recognised for her work in global ranking guides. Rashda also undertakes non-contentious work in drafting, reviewing and settling major project documentation. She has also been Adjunct Professor of Law at Sydney University and has published a number of texts on dispute resolution. Rashda is the current President of ArbitralWomen and the Immediate Past President of the Australian Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Mr GIOVANI RAVAGNANI
Graduated in Law from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie. Master in progress in Civil Procedural Law from the University of São Paulo. Member of the Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (IBDP) and the Center for Advanced Process Studies (CEAPRO). Professor of the LFG Rede de Ensino. Associate Attorney at Souza Cescon Advogados.
Mr Philip Ray
A retired senior corporate counsel at Siemens AG Legal, who worked 20+ years in Germany with civil- and common-law colleagues and outside counsel, Philip Ray now offers international dispute resolution services: arbitrator, mediator, expert determination and dispute board http://philray-idr.com/. His primary focus is commercial disputes involving at least 1 German-language-based party.
From 2009-2012, Philip was coordinator of Siemens AG Legal's Vis Moot coaching team for University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). In 2013-14, he was remote coach for University of Georgia (USA) 21st Vis Moot team, who advanced to Elimination Round of 16 and had Honorable Mention Oralist . For 2014-15, he was remote coach for Iran's 1st Vis Moot pioneers in 22nd Vis Moot, Allameh Tabatabai University (ATU) as described in ArbitralWomen's May 2015 Vis Special Newsletter, page 33, "Long and Winding Road" http://www.arbitralwomen.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?EntryId=193&Command=Core_Download&language=en-GB&PortalId=0&TabId=2129. For 2015-16, Philip again remotely coached ATU's 23rd Vis Moot team, who advanced to Elimination Round of 64 and had an Honorable Mention Oralist. For 25th Vis Moot, Philip posted on LinkedIn his updated "Resources Shortlist" -- a help for teams with few resources and a "Tip My Heart" to two "Vis Moot hearts", Eric and Brigitta Bergsten for this extraordinary Vis education https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6361552655470465024/
Dr Angie Raymond
Anjanette (Angie) Raymond is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Law and Ethics, at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Maurer Law School (Indiana). She is currently a Visiting Fellow in International Commercial Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London as well as a Professor in the International Business Law Program at the University of Navarra, Spain and lectures on international arbitration at the World Intellectual Property Organization. Angie has written widely in international commercial law, international commercial arbitration in such publications as the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, and the American Review of International Arbitration. Angie is currently an invited member of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Online Dispute Resolution Working Group, Non-Governmental Organization (Institute of International Commercial Law (IICL))) and was the former research assistant to the US delegate to UNCITRAL and the Reporter for the revision of the sales and leases articles of the Uniform Commercial Code. Angie is also an active Mooter, co-coaching a team to the finalist award at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot http://kelley.iu.edu/facultyglobal/directory/FacultyProfile.cfm?ID=33037
Prof Pierre-Alain RECORDON
Born 1944 Geneva. Licence en droit Lyon (France) 1965. Visiting Scholar Yale University 1971-1973. Doctorat Geneva 1974. Attorney at law Geneva since 1973. Professor of Contracts, Torts, Company and commercial laws, Geneva University 1982-2009. Em. Professor since 2009. Founding Partner BRS Avocats Geneva. Experience as counsel and arbitrator in construction and commercial matters.
Mr Terrance Reed
Terrance (“Terry”) Reed is a member of the Virginia law firm of Lankford & Reed PLLC. In May, 2015, Mr. Reed obtained a jury acquittal of the pricing director of a maritime company in Puerto Rico federal court in what the Justice Department claimed was “one of the largest domestic price fixing conspiracies ever investigated by the United States.” In August, 2015, Mr. Reed co-authored the American Bar Association’s Supreme Court brief supporting the right to use legal assets for criminal defense counsel. In November, 2015, Mr. Reed obtained the voluntary dismissal of a bribery conspiracy indictment allegedly involving $59 million in Iraq reconstruction contracts. Mr. Reed has long represented the claims of the American diplomats taken hostage by Iran for which Congress enacted compensation in December, 2015. Mr. Reed has represented countries, companies, and individuals in numerous commercial disputes. An American Law Institute member since 2003, Mr. Reed served as a law clerk to Judges John Sirica of the District of Columbia, and Warren Ferguson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California. Mr. Reed graduated from McGill University and Georgetown Law School.
Mr Ryan Reetz
Ryan Reetz, the managing partner of Bryan Cave's Miami (USA) office, represents clients as trial counsel in international and domestic commercial and regulatory disputes. In addition to acting as counsel, he serves as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes. Mr. Reetz teaches transnational civil litigation and arbitration as an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, and taught the same subject at the University of Miami School of Law from 2003 to 2010. He has been involved with the Vis Moot for a number of years, including serving as coach to the team from the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain).
Prof Dr Markus Rehberg
Law Professor, University of Rostock
Previously: Assistant Professor, University of Munich (LMU); Executive Director at the Centre for Negotiation and Mediation at the University of Munich (LMU); Diploma in Economics (Diplom-Volkswirt), University of Hagen; PhD, Law, Humboldt-University Berlin; Expatriate Short Term Expert, EU-Phare Program (Bratislava); Research Assistant, Humboldt-University Berlin; 2. State Examination, Law (Berlin); LL.M. (Cambridge University); 1. State Examination, Law (University of Heidelberg)
Professor John Reifenberg
Professor Reifenberg is a law professor at Michigan State University, College of Law. He teaches courses in Public International Law, International Business Transactions, European Law and International Sale of Goods.
Ms Louise Reilly
Louise Reilly is a barrister (member of the Bar of Ireland and the Bar of England and Wales) who specialises in sports law and international arbitration. She represents a wide variety of clients in anti-doping, disciplinary and commercial matters before domestic and international courts and tribunals. She also acts in an advisory capacity and was a consultant to the International Cycling Union’s ‘Cycling Independent Reform Commission’.
Ms Reilly also sits as arbitrator, including under the Rules of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She regularly sits as Chair of the Football Association of Ireland’s Disciplinary Committee.
Ms Reilly is a Visiting Professor of International Arbitration at Western Law School in London, Ontario, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at UCD Sutherland School of Law in Dublin. Prior to returning to private practice, she was Managing Counsel and Head of Mediation at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. She previously worked as Deputy Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
Ms Reilly is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, The Honorable Society of King’s Inns, and Stanford Law School.
Ms Katia Rener
Mr Madis Reppo
Currently working as a lawyer with COBALT law firm in Tallinn, Estonia. Specializing in M&A transaction, however also practicing in some competition law matters. Graduated from the University of Tartu law faculty and received an LL.M in the European Business law from Lund University, Sweden in 2015. Participated at the Willem C. Vis in Vienna in 2014 and also took part of premoots in New York, Stockholm etc.
Mr Daniel Ribeiro do Valle
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Arbitration and Litigation - University College London - UCL; Master in Energy - Universidade de São Paulo (USP); Civil Procedure Specialist - Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP); Bachelor in Law - Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP); Member of the Brazilian Instituto of Energy Law; Member of the Energy Commission of the Brazilian Bar, São Paulo Section.
Mr Marcelo Richter
Marcelo Richter has worked at Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados since 2013. His notable work and experience is focused in domestic and international commercial arbitration, acting as secretary of arbitral tribunals and as lawyer in several arbitration proceedings in several subjects such as: commercial contracts, corporate and shareholders’ disputes, M&As; and related to different sector such as: oil & gas, infrastructure, civil construction, mining and natural resources, financial institutions. He also did a work placement in a leading law firm in London (United Kingdom) in International Arbitration Practice. Marcelo participated as speaker (2014 and 2015) and as arbitrator (2016) in Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, in Vienna (Austria). He is Bachelor of Laws at Jesuit University of Rio Grande do Sul (2015), with some credits coursed at University of Coimbra (Portugal). LLM Candidate in Corporate Law at Insper.
Dr Stefan Riegler
Prof Federico Riganti,
Dr Heinz Rindler
Heinz Rindler (Mag.iur., Dr.iur., Salzburg 1993/1997; LL.M., Georgetown 1995) has been working as an attorney and inhouse lawyer since 1997, specializing in international banking and finance law, project finance, energy and securities clearing & settlement as well as company and energy law . Beside his legal training as an Austrian lawyer and his admission as an attorney in the state of New York, he is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London in the field of international arbitration. He speaks German and English.
Mr Santtu Rinne
Ms Bojana Ristić
Bojana Ristić was born in Novi Sad, Serbia in 1991. She graduated from University of Novi Sad Faculty of Law in July 2014 with average grade 9.77 (9.77/10). She completed master studies at the same university in October 2016 with a thesis “Applicable law for the consortium agreement”. During summer semesters of the academic year 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 she worked as a teaching fellow at University of Novi Sad Faculty of Law. In September 2016 she was elected as teaching assistant at University of Novi Sad Faculty of Law, at the Department for International Law. She teaches Private International Law and Introduction to the European Union Law course. For her achievements in undergraduate studies she received Award for the best student of generation 2010/2011 on Faculty of Law, University of Novi Sad in 2014 and other awards and scholarships. She was participant at Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2015 and 2016, and in 2016 the team was awarded with Honorable Mention in the competition for the Frederic Eisenmann Award Best Team Orals. She has attended The Hague Academy of International Law (Private International Law course) in 2016, Academy of European Law, European University Institute in Florence (European Union Law) in 2015 and summer course on International Protection of Human Rights at Humboldt University in Berlin in 2013. She speaks English and French, and has basic knowledge of German.
Ms Kimberly Rivera
Mr Peter Riznik
Associate, Konrad & Partners, Vienna
Ms Devon Robertson
Mr Carlos Rodriguez Estanga
Senior Associate - Hogan Lovells
Ms Jemima Roe
Jemima is a junior lawyer from Australia, having completed a BA/LLB (Honours) at Monash University in Melbourne. She is currently practising in London and has recently returned from a secondment in Singapore. She has a keen interest in international dispute resolution and has previously interned at the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce.
Dr Michael Rohls
Michael Rohls is a partner in the dispute resolution practice group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Munich. Michael has advised clients in more than 1600 court cases and more than 120 arbitration matters. JUVE Handbook: frequently recommend for dispute resolution: "[Michael Rohls ...] made his mark by advising in high-end litigation cases [...]." Best Lawyers in Germany (together with Handelsblatt): frequently recommended for litigation The Legal 500 Deutschland : "In the insurance sector, [a] client [...] stands out that [...] Michael Rohls defends against mass claims in relation to unitised life insurances." kanzleimonitor.de (survey of German in-house counsels): frequently recommended
Mr Giacomo Rojas Elgueta
Giacomo Rojas Elgueta focuses on civil and commercial litigation and arbitration representing both Italian and international clients and acting both as counsel and as arbitrator. He provides affidavits and legal counsel on civil and corporate Italian law and serves as an expert witness in Italian law in international disputes. Rojas Elgueta is an Associate Professor of Private Law at Roma Tre University, where he teaches Private Law and Economic Analysis of Law. He also coordinates the "Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Theory and Practice". In 2008 he received an LLM with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where in 2014 he also earned an SJD degree (Doctor of Juridical Science). Rojas Elgueta is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and the International Bar Association (IBA) where he joined the Arbitration Committee. In 2015 he has joined the Advisory Board of ArbIt (Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR). He is also a member of the Italian Association of Comparative Law (AIDC) and of the Italian Society of Law and Economics (SIDE). Admitted to the Italian Bar, Rome, 2004. Admitted to the New York State Bar, 2010. Rojas Elgueta is a native Italian speaker and is fluent in English and Spanish.
MS Nazareth Romero
Partner Studio Legale Ovoli Frugoni Romero Abogados, Head of ADR. MCIArb since 2016. She focuses her practice on international arbitration and litigation as well as International commercial law. She acted as Arbitrator and Counsel in different domestic and international arbitrations involving commercial, construction, distribution, energy, franchising, leasing, banking, telecommunications, sports, environmental liability disputes, intellectual property rights on Spain Arbitration rules, ICC, UNCITRAL, TAS, PCA rules, other than ad hoc appointments. Civil Expert External has been appointed by the European Commission: DG Justice and Home Affairs. She is ADR International Arbitration and Mediation Professor at CEF – UDIMA Madrid Campus (Spain) and Sergio Arboleda from Colombian Private University – Madrid Campus (Spain). Also She is International Law and Law & Economics Professor at Marconi University Rome (Italy). Member Madrid Bar Association and Arbitration Court Madrid Bar. Arbitrator at Spanish Arbitration Court Chamber of Commerce. VIAC. KLRCA.Milan Chamber of Commerce. Madrid Chamber of Commerce. LCIA. Barcelona Arbitration Court. World Intellectual Property - WIPO, Office Harmonization Internal Market - OHIM. European Arbitration Association –AEADE. Expert ADR at Morocco – Spanish Legal Forum Association. Real – State Madrid Arbitration Court. Member at Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA) and Board Member at Italian Chapter. European Lawyer at CCBE. Fluent on Spanish, English, Italian and speaks German, French and Portuguese.
Ms Carrie Rosato
Carrie Rosato participated in the moot in 2014 and 2015 for Florida State University. She is currently clerking for a Florida appellate judge.
Ms Charlotte Rosenkranz
Graduated from University of Freiburg (Germany) in July 2015 (First State Examination, 9,56 Points to of 18, "Fully Satisfactory") Graduated form Queen Mary, University of London in November 2016 (LL.M. Laws, Merit) Passed the German bar exam in January 2019 Working with Pestalozzi Lawyers AG in Zürich since April 2019
Ms Charlotte Rossat
Professional experience Associate at Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva Junior Associate at Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva Junior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer, Zürich Student Assistant at the University of Neuchâtel and Coach of the team participating in the 21st Willem C. Vis Moot Student Intern at Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva Education and Training Bar Exam, Geneva Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions, University of Geneva Guest Researcher - Witschaftsuniversität Wien (WU) - Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law Master of Law - University of Neuchâtel, University of St. Gallen (Member of the Team of the University of St. Gallen participating in the Willem C. Vis Moot 2013) Bachelor of Law - University of Neuchâtel Publications in Tax Law
Ms Roxana-Maria Rosu
I am 24 years old. I attended the Faculty of Law of the Univeristy of Bucharest since 2011 and I graduated in June 2015. Since 2011, I also attended the College juridique franco-roumain d'etudes europeennes (a scientific partnership of excellence between the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest and a consortium of French universities coordinated by Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), which I graduated in 2014. During college, as part of my extracurricular activities, I was a member of the European Law Students Association (ELSA), I attended several seminars and workshops related to International Commercial Arbitration, Competition and International Sale of Goods. Since September 2015 I am a member of the Bucharest Bar and I am currently working at DLA Piper Global Law Firm as a Junior associate. My experience as a lawyer includes areas such as Litigation & Arbitration, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment, Finance and Pharma. In 2016 I graduated a LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest.
Mrs Andrea Roth,
Andrea Roth is a Senior Associate at Bär & Karrer Ltd., a renowned Swiss law firm with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. Her practice focuses on international and domestic arbitration as well as domestic and cross-border litigation. She advises and represents Swiss and foreign individuals and entities before Swiss courts of all levels and acts as counsel in international arbitration proceedings. Andrea Roth holds a Master of Law (MLaw) degree of the University of Basel, Switzerland, and a LL.M. degree of the National University of Singapore. She participated in the 14th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna and the 4th Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong.
M Thibaud Roujou de Boubée
Masters degree in French law and Common Law from University of Paris 10 LL.M. in International Business Regulation Litigation and Arbitration from New York University School of Law International Arbitration Intern at Bredin Prat International Arbitration Inter at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Mr Aritra Roy
I am currently an Associate at Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. ("AMSS"), a premier full service law firm in India. I advise on general corporate and regulatory matters with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and private equity.
Previously, I have been a participant in the Vis Moot in 2010 (Vis East) and 2011 (Vienna), representing my University, National Law University, Jodhpur (Rajasthan), India. In Vienna, my team advanced till the round of 32 and I was also awarded an honourable mention citation as a speaker. I have also coached the teams representing my University in Vienna in 2012 and 2013.
I have also attended the summer course (July 2 – July 20, 2012) on International Arbitration and Investment Treaty Arbitration conducted by the International Academy for Arbitration Law an initiative of the Comité français de l’arbitrage, Paris. In my University, I launched the Indian Journal of Arbitration Law in 2012 and was on the editorial board till 2013, when I graduated.
In AMSS, I have advised on drafting arbitration agreements and clauses in commercial contracts like share purchase agreements. I have also advised clients on selecting arbitral institutions to resolve disputes.
Avv Dr Mauro Rubino-Sammartano
Chartered Arbitrator; President of the European Court of Arbitration; Président d'Honneur, Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA); - Chairman Emeritus, International Committee of the Milan Bar; - Président d’Honneur, Association Internationale des Juristes de langue Italienne ; - Honorary President of the European Society for Construction Law ; - Founder of the Italian Society for Construction Law ; Council Member, International Bar Association (IBA); Chairman Emeritus, IBA's International Construction Projects; - Secretary-General Emeritus of the Federation of European Bars; Lecturer and then Visiting Professor at the University of Padua and Visiting Professor on International Arbitration at the University of Milan; - Advocate in Milan and at the Paris Bar; - Associate Tenant of Littleton Chambers London; - Author of books on arbitration (3 editions of International Arbitration : Law and Practice [last one Juris 2014] and 6 editions on Italian domestic law) and on construction (2 editions, Construction Law and Contracts for Services, Cedam 2010)
Mr Juan Ignacio Ruiz
Juan Ignacio Ruiz is a corporate, commercial lawyer, with a practice in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution cases. He regularly advises clients on the Argentine tranche of cross-border transactions, including M&A, restructurings and joint ventures. He has achieved a vast expertise in all regulatory issues and filings involved in these transactions. He is also in charge of several antitrust clearance procedures.
His experience also comprises major financing transactions, including several pre-financing of export transactions granted by major fund operators of trade finance and pre financing of exports in Argentina, aircraft finance and infrastructure projects. He also advises some of the key players of the Argentine Oil & Gas market on specific regulatory issues within the industry and assist them, within an interdisciplinary approach, in complex corporate transactions along with their day-to-day corporate matters
Additionally, he teaches international commercial arbitration and international sale of goods at the University of Buenos Aires, where he is one of the coaches of the team for the Willem C. Vis Moot, being the first Latin American university in winning the moot in its 2015/2016 edition.
LLB University of Buenos Aires - Faculty of Law 2015 LLM in Business Law - University of San Andrés (ongoing)
Willem C. Vic Moot:
22nd Edition 2014/2015 - Frédéric Eisemann Award - Honourable Mention. University of Buenos Aires (team member) 23rd Edition 2015/2016 - Frédéric Eisenmann Award Best Team Orals. University of Buenos Aires (coach)
Professor Helmut Rüßmann
Born 1943 Professor emeritus, Saarland University Professor honoris causa, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest Adjunct professor, Murdoch University, Perth Former judge, Court of Appeals in Bremen and Saarbrücken Arbitrator in domestic and international commercial arbitration
Ms Ella Rutter
B.A. in Jurisprudence (Oxon.); LLM UGhent; Arbitration Intern, Everest Attorneys.
Ms Sarah Saber
Having studied law in Germany and Switzerland, I have obtained a LL.B. from the University of Potsdam, the Certificate in Transnational Law from the University of Geneva and the 1. State Examination. In regards to my experiences in arbitration, I have completed two internships with Norton Rose Fulbright in London and Frankfurt am Main, working for Joe Tirado's and Patricia Nacimiento's arbitration team. Furthermore I participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot of 2015 as an arbitrator during the Berlin Premoot and in Vienna.
Miss Folake Sadiq
Mrs Daria Sakhno
Currently working with WilmerHale (London). Top-10 Young Arbitration Practitioners in Russia in 2016. Listed as LCIA and CIArb arbitrator. LL.M in Dispute Resolution (Moscow), LL.M in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution (London), FCIArb
Mr Arseny Salamatov
I have been involved in this competion for 12 years already. I have been a member of a team, a coach and during last years I come to the Moot as an arbitrator. At the moment I work as a sole practitioner. I specialise in fields of corporate, civil and international private law, litigation and arbitration.
Mr Illia Salei
Graduated from Belarusian State University Law School within top 3 % of the class and obtained his LL.M. degree from Duke University School of Law (NC, USA). After graduation from Duke, have gained certain practical experience with Marks & Sokolov international litigation boutique in Philadelphia, P.A. and International Arbitration Group of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in London. Currently, holds the position of senior associate at Borovtsov & Salei, one of the leading law firms in Belarus. Participated in Vis Moot in 2011 and 2012.
Ms Francesca Salerno
Francesca is Senior Associate of the Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency department of Legance Avvoati Associati, Rome office. Francesca's practice focuses, especially, on complex cross-border litigation cases as well as on commercial arbitration cases (ICC, Unidroit, Milan Chamber of Arbitration), with a specific focus on corporate, and energy and construction matters.
Mr Fisnik Salihu
Fisnik Salihu LL.M is a lawyer specialized in Commercial and Corporate Law, International Trade Law, Banking and Financial Law, Investment Law and a licensed arbitrator with American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo and European Handball Federation Court of Arbitration in Vienna, Austria.
Prior to moving into the private practice as a lawyer, Fisnik has developed great career on practicing law, especially in banking sector. Fisnik worked as Legal Advisor at TEB Bank, providing Legal Advices on all legal issues, commercial transactions, including complex regulatory and compliance issues. Moreover, for seven years he served as Legal Specialist and Legal Associate at Raiffeisen Bank in Kosovo.
Fisnik finished his basic legal studies at University of Prishtina in Kosovo. Later, he finished his Master of Laws (LLM) in International Economic and Business Law at University of Groningen in Netherlands.
Ms Tara Sallar
LLB(Hons), Barrister, FCIArb, CIA, Mediator, LLM Int Bus Law(Lon), Comparative & International Commercial Arbitration & International Construction Contracts and Arbitration(Lon).
Bars and Courts: Ireland (Kings Inn 2003), England & Wales (Middle Temple 2007)- Tara has practiced and appeared before the highest courts in a broad range of commercial, arbitration, banking and finance, energy, construction and human rights related disputes, and tribunals of both jurisdictions.
Skills & Expertise: international arbitration; transnational law, multilateral & bilateral treaties; international commercial Law; banking and finance- euribor and libor, financial products, swaps, derivatives, securities; international law & human rights; energy; ADR; international insolvency. Prior to obtaining her barrister at law degree from Kings Inn(Dublin), she worked in business banking at Bank of Ireland and at AIB Bank. She held post of head of legal department at KBC Asset Manager(KBC Bank)overseeing the transfer to KBCAM contracts from Ulster Bank, she was also involved in many complex business negotiations and investment contracts.
Tara lectured for many years in the areas of business, commercial, contract, and arbitration. She trains on contractual risks & disputes. She is a visiting lecturer at the LLM program SOAS University of London, in international investment arbitration, with emphasis on human rights and state immunity.
Ms Katrina Salmgrieze
Katrina Salmgrieze has received the Bachelor`s degree in law from the University of Latvia in 2013 and the Master`s degree in law from the same university in 2015. During the last year of studies Katrina joined in the team of the University of Latvia and participated in the 22nd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Finishing the university Katrina has defended the master thesis on subject “The Role of Courts Applying Interim Measures in International Commercial Arbitration Proceeding”. Since 2014 Katrina has worked at law office “ECOVIS CONVENTS”. She has started as a legal adviser and now she works as an assistant of attorney at law. Since December 2015, she is a member of Latvian Bar Association. Her main working areas are commercial law, international and domestic arbitration, administrative law and competition law. Apart from the work Katrina continues to improve her professional knowledge in various legal courses and summer schools, as well as she advises students participating in domestic and international moot courts.
Dr Jaakko Salminen
Dr Eugen Salpius
Dr. Salpius acted as Chairman, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and counsel in a broad range of international and domestic commercial arbitration cases under the rules of ICC, LCIA, ICSID, VIAC and ad hoc arbitrations (- including those under the UNCITRAL Rules) Dr. Salpius is a Former President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2005); Member of the Professional Conduct Committee; and Past Chairman of the European Branch.
In addition to publishing in English, Russian and German Dr. Salpius has been invited to speak at various conferences, has lectured at the University of Salzburg, the McGeorge School of Law, the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary and has been involved in the Vis Arbitration Moot where assisted to coach the Stetson Law School, St. Petersburg, Florida (overall winner 2008)and Teams from the University of Salzburg.
Dr. Salpius studied at University of Graz, Austria (1964); Rollins College, USA (1966); University of Vienna, Austria (1970, Dr. juris); Moscow State University-MGU, Russian Federation (1971); Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands (1972); Salzburg Seminar (Fellow, American Law and Legal Institutions). After experience as In house counsel, IBM Regional Office Europe Central and East Dr. Salpius practises law in Salzburg, Austria where he is admitted to the Bar.
He is a member of the Austrian Bar Association; a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London; and a member of the Österreichische Vereinigung für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit; Deutscher Anwaltsverein; DIS IBA; Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA); Comite Français de l’Arbitrage.
Dr. Salpius is fluent in German, English, French, Russian, Polish and Italian and has conducted Arbitrations in all those languages.
DR. EUGEN SALPIUS, FCIArb. Senior Partner
EDUCATION: University of Graz, Austria (1964); Rollins College, USA (1966); University of Vienna, Austria (1970, Dr. juris); Moscow State University-MGU, Russian Federation (1971); Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands (1972); Salzburg Seminar (Fellow, American Law and Legal Institutions)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 1971-1976 In house counsel, IBM Regional Office Europe Central and East 1976-1981 Attorney, Law Office of Dr. Janetschek, Salzburg since 1981 practising Attorney and Arbitrator
PRACTICE AREAS: Automotive Trades and Dealership Law; Banking/Finance; Construction and Building Law; Franchising; International Business Transactions and Negotiations; Information Technology; International Commercial Arbitration and Litigation; International Trade Law, including Foreign Investment, Government Regulations and Export and Import Regulations; Joint Ventures; Mergers and Acquisitions; Supply Contracts; Transfer of Technology; Turn-key Projects. Industry experience: aviation, automotive industry, cement, chemical and petrochemical industry, coal, food, media/broadcasting, mining, oil and gas, shipbuilding, telecommunication, textiles.
ADMISSION: Austria (1981)
KEY EXPERIENCES: 1970-1976 In house counsel for IBM regional Office Europe Central and East • Dealing with COMECON State Import-Export, Export licenses (US and NATO) for strategic commodities (data processing and telecommunication equipment); 1976-today • General commercial proactive in particular Counsel for Ford Motor Company charged with all matters of Ford and Ford related Compa-nies (Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda) in Austria • Contracts for sale of turnkey plants to Iraq, Thailand, Hong Kong, Brazil and other countries. • Representation of Lithuanian State Property Fund in various matters including arbitration resulting from privatisation agreements in the oil and natural resources sector • Advisor to the Prime Minister of Lithuania on privatisation in the oil and energy sectors (Nuclear Power plants – alternative energy sources)
1990-today Counsel and Arbitrator in various commercial and investment related disputes: Experience in investment related matters involving Governments: • Federal Republic of Germany financed housing projects for the returning red army soldiers in Russia • Dispute between Polish Government owned shipyard and Iranian na-tional fishing corporation • Norwegian investor and partly privatised cement factory in Lithuania, • Latvian Bank and Government owned state oil company • US investor and Ukrainian Government • Investment Bank and Republic of Kyrgysztan on privatisation of parts of Kirgis Telecom • Construction dispute regarding the airport Domodedovo (Moscow) and construction dispute between Indian contractor and Turkish sub-contractor • Arbitrator in cases of unsuccessful privatisation projects in the Telecommunications area (Kyrgyzstan), Airports (Russia), Infrastructure Development (Ukraine) 1981-today
ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE: Chairman, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and counsel in a broad range of international and domestic commercial arbitration cases administered under the rules of ICC, LCIA, ICSID, AAA, International Arbitral Center or the Aus-trian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna and ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL Rules, International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Cham-ber of Commerce & Industry of the Russian Federation, Court of Arbitration of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, Arbitration Court of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and a variety of other less frequently used rules. TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS: McGeorge School of Law (University of the Pacific); University of Salzburg, Austria; Central European University, Budapest, Hungary Stetson Law School, St. Petersburg, Florida
PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS: Past President, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2005), Member of the Professional Conduct Committee; Past Chairman, European Branch;
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP: Austrian Bar Association; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London; Österreichische Vereinigung für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit; Deutscher Anwaltsverein; IBA; Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA); Comite Français de l’Arbitrage. Listed as arbitrator in the list of most major arbitral institutions such as:
• International Arbitral Center of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (Internationales Schiedsgericht der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich), 2001-2003 List of arbitrators • LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration) • ICC (International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Ar-bitration) • DIS (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit), Directory of Members • International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, List of Arbitrators • The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board Arbitrators • Court of Abritration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: Alien Acquisition of Real Property in Western Europe (Kluwer); Austria in Enforcement of Money Judgments Abroad, ed. Lawrence W. Newman (Juris Publishing); The Liability of Contractors (Longman); Basic Crucial Issues in Major Construction Contracts (IBA); Settlement of disputes in the UNCITRAL Legal Guide (Bouwrecht); Recent developments in arbitration in central and eastern Europe. Arbitration and dispute resolution law journal (London) 2:175-174, July 1996; Obstruction of the Arbitral Process by Non Cooperation of Defendant Arbitration 2000, Interactive Arbitration Conference, www.arbitration2000.com; International commercial arbitration in eastern and central Europe in “Inter-national Commercial Arbitration: Practical perspectives” ed. Andrew Berke-ley and Jacqueline Mimms (King’s College London, 2001.); Several Publications and Conference papers and arbitral awards. Einige Gedanken zur Gestaltung von Schiedsklauseln in Merger & Acquisition Verträgen; DIS-Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit Article „The Decision to Settle“ in „Arbitration – The Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators“, Volume 69, No. 3, August 2003, page 155-158 Article “Participation of Russian Parties in International Commercial Arbitra-tion: Practical Hints, International Commercial Arbitration, MKA, Moscow No. 3/2005 etc.
Ms Amanda Sampaio
I am a lawyer from Brazil with six years of experience in commercial litigation and arbitration, involving international and domestic disputes. I received my Law Degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul in 2010, in Porto Alegre, my Economics Degree from Fundação Getulio Vargas in 2014, in Sao Paulo, and am currently pursuing my LL.M degree at Columbia Law School in New York. As an LL.M student, I am working as an editor in the American Review of International Arbitration and have also received a scholarship from the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce to attend the University. Before coming to New York, I was working as a senior associate in the arbitration team of Demarest Advogados in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from which I am on leave to pursue the LL.M. I am currently writing about Arbitration and Corruption in Brazil and have also written about the perspectives and possibilities of investor-State arbitration in Brazil. After the LL.M, I will work as an International Associate at the International Arbitration Group of Kirkland & Ellis in New York for one year.
Mr Harout Jack Samra
Harout Jack Samra focuses his practice on international dispute resolution and arbitration matters. He has represented clients from both the public and private sectors, including foreign governments and clients from the insurance, banking, finance, manufacturing, aviation and hospitality industries.
He has experience in international arbitrations administered under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitration rules.
Harout actively publishes and serves as a speaker on subjects relating to international arbitration and dispute resolution. He is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law (magna cum laude) and remains active in the University's international arbitration graduate program.
Ms SARA MARIA SANCHEZ
Sara María Moreno Sanchez is a specialist in international commercial and investment arbitration, with a particular focus on cases involving Europe and Latin America. She has has experience in cases involving multiple jurisdictions and procedural rules and has appeared before ICC, ICSID and ad hoc-UNCITRAL arbitral tribunals. She is a member of the Member of the Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA) . She is currently working for the Allen & Overy LLP arbitration team. She previously worked for Dechert LLP and Lalive.
Education: Master in International Law - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Master in International Commercial Law - Nanterre University Paris X LL.M in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) - Geneva University
Mr Davejot Sandhu
Recently Graduated from his B.Com+LLB course in India,( presently residing in Toronto Canada) specialising in Humanitarian International Law and International Trade Laws. A former mooter and gained interest in Arbitration since university days. Has been actively been involved in conferences and events concerning international mediation and arbitration.
Mr Florin Iulian Sandu
Associate Razvan Dinca & Associates, Law Firm, Bucharest (Romania)
Education L.L.B.: Bucharest University L.L.M. - International Arbitration, Bucharest University; L.L.M. - Cross-Cultural Business Practice, International Contracts and Arbitration, Fribourg University;
Post Graduate studies: - Cologne Academies, Master Classes of Arbitration, Koln; - WIPO-Geneva University summer school on Intellectual property.
Profr Pablo A Santos Jiménez
Professor of Private International Law at Universidad Panamericana (Mexico City) and Mooting coach of ITAM. Obtained LLB in Law from Universidad Panamericana (Mexico City), LLM in International Commercial Law from Univeristy of Nottingham and PhD in a joint programme from Universidad Anáhuac and Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Has attended several Universities such as Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg and Alexander von Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.
Mr Jurij Santschi
Jurij Santschi is an associate with Lustenberger Attorneys at Law in Zurich. After his graduation in law at the University of Fribourg and various professional experiences, Jurij Santschi was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 2016. Since then he has been working as an attorney-at-law representing clients in national and international arbitration proceedings and acts as secretary of international arbitration panels. He advises and litigates, in particular in matters of contract and corporate law as well as in debt enforcement and bankruptcy law. Jurij Santschi participated in the 15th Willem C. Vis Moot Court and is coach of the Team of the University of St. Gallen.
Mr Akshay Sapre
Law Graduate from the National Law Institute University, Bhopal (India). Called to the Bar in 2009 and practicing since then as independent counsel dealing in arbitration, corporate, civil, writ and tax matters. On the academic side has worked on a various fields of laws and is also the Revising Author for Commentaries by Sanjiva Row's Advocate Act, 8th Edition, 2012, (LexisNexis Butterworths). Pollock & Mulla, The Sale of Goods Act, 9th Edition, 2014 (LexisNexis Butterworths). The Information Technology Act, 2000 , 3rd Edition, 2015 (LexisNexis). Ratanlal & Dhirajlal's, Law of Torts, 27th Edition, 2016 (LexisNexis), Pollock & Mulla, The Sale of Goods Act, 10th Edition, 2017 (LexisNexis Butterworths), Ratanlal & Dhirajlal's, Law of Torts, 28th Edition, 2018 (LexisNexis).
Mr Jesús Saracho Aguirre
As an associate at Uría Menéndez (Madrid office), I focus my practice on international arbitration in Europe and Latin America and civil litigation in Spain. I regularly advise on civil and commercial law areas, primarily contract law and construction, and represent clients in national and international arbitration proceedings, mostly in complex construction and commercial matters before the main international arbitration courts, such as the ICC Court of Arbitration.
Expertise Giorgio Sassine’s legal practice focuses on international arbitration and large-scale, complex construction disputes. Having worked in Paris, Beirut, and New York City prior to joining Stein Ray LLP, Mr. Sassine has a breadth of international experience. His international arbitration experience includes proceedings administered under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Giorgio received his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2013, with an emphasis in International Law. Upon graduating from San Diego, Mr. Sassine pursued an LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration Law from Stockholm University. During law school, Mr. Sassine participated in a summer course through Cornell Law School at the Sorbonne at the Université Paris I Panthéon, where he was first introduced to international arbitration.
Giorgio participated in the Vis Moot twice as a student with the University of San Diego School of Law and is now co-coaching Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's team.
Ms Poorvi Satija
Associate, White & Case LLP, Paris; LL.M. (2016) Harvard Law School. Former associate (dispute resolution and arbitration) at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (Formerly, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.), New Delhi, India. Octa-finalist at the 18th Vis Moot, 2011 and cited for the Martin Domke Award for 'Best Individual Oralist' in the general rounds. Coaching teams for the competition since 2013.
Prof Geneviève Saumier
Geneviève Saumier has been a professor at the Faculty of Law at McGill University since 1996. She holds degrees in management, civil and common law from McGill University and obtained her PhD at the University of Cambridge. Prof. Saumier teaches and conducts research in the fields of international dispute resolution, mediation, private international law, civil procedure, consumer law and civil liability. She has been a coach and arbitrator at the Vis Moot in Vienna since 2011.
Ms Andja Savic
Ms Anđa Savić is a legal associate in MPC Properties which is one of Serbia’s largest real estate development companies. Prior to her current engagement, Ms Savić spent 5 years in the Dispute Resolution Department in BDK Attorneys at Law, Belgrade where she was involved as a counsel on several commercial and investment arbitration proceedings. She participated in the 19th Moot (2011-2012) as a member of the team of the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade and she keeps returning to the Vienna every year as an arbitrator.
Dr Judith Sawang
Judith Sawang acts as counsel and arbitrator. Before joining Wendelstein LLP in 2017, Judith Sawang worked for more than a decade in the litigation and arbitration practice of Hengeler Mueller. Ph.D. thesis on the protection of business secrets and the right to be heard under German (and Swiss) arbitral law at the University of Marburg (2009), awarded with sponsorship prize by the German Institution of Arbitration DIS (2012). Member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), HK45, YAS, Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). Scholarship by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. Law Studies at the University of Mannheim, Karl-Ruprechts-University of Heidelberg and University of Melbourne (1997 to 2002). Research Assistant with Prof. Hommelhoff at Karl-Ruprechts-University of Heidelberg, Institute for German and European Corporate and Economic Law (1997 to 1998). Certificate on Anglo-American Law and Terminology (2001). First State Exam in Germany (2002). Postgraduate LL.M. degree at the University of Auckland (2003-2004). Legal traineeship at the District Court in Frankfurt am Main, Foreign Ministry (Diplomatic Services) in Ottawa and the International Labor Office of the United Nations in Geneva (2004-2006). Second State Exam in Germany (2006).
Mr Krishnendu Sayta
Mrs Anna Sazhko Guillard
Anna Sazhko Guillard is an associate in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration Group in Paris. She holds Ukrainian and French law degrees from the National University “Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine” (Specialist, 2007, summa cum laude) and the University Panthéon-Sorbone Law School (Master 2, 2012).
Mrs Friederike Schaefer
Mr Jan K. Schaefer
Rechtsanwalt, Partner, King & Spalding LLP, International Arbitration Practice Group, resident in the Frankfurt office. Legal studies in Passau, London (Cert. Comp. Law, SOAS), Freiburg (First State Exam.), Utrecht (Erasmus) and Singapore (LL.M., NUS). He did his practical training in Dortmund and Paris and was research fellow at the Asser Institute in The Hague. Mr. Schaefer acts as counsel in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, including ICSID, and was appointed as sole and party-appointed arbitrator as well as chairman in more than 45 ICC, including as ICC Emergency Arbitrator, DIS, including under the DIS Supplementary Rules for Corporate Law Disputes, DIAC, NAI, SCC and SIAC matters. He has published widely on arbitration topics and regularly speaks at conferences.
Mr Lawrence Schaner
Lawrence Schaner is a partner in Jenner & Block's Chicago office. He is co-chair of the firm’s international arbitration practice and a member of its litigation department. His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes in courts and before arbitral tribunals. He represents parties in all aspects of international arbitration and in matters relating to arbitration. He regularly serves as an arbitrator, including recent appointments in ICC, ICDR, AAA, KCAB, CPR and UNCITRAL Rules cases. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law where he teaches international arbitration. Mr Schaner is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and chair of the ICC arbitration committee for the Midwestern United States. He is the editor of Dispute Resolution International and co-editor of the IBA Arbitration Guide. Mr Schaner earned his JD from Stanford Law School and his BA (history), magna cum laude, from Duke University. He clerked for the Hon Cecil F Poole, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the bars of the States of California, Illinois and New York, and many US federal courts including the Supreme Court.
Mrs Tanja Schasfoort
Litigation and arbitration lawyer at NautaDutilh in Amsterdam.
Mr Georg Scherpf
Georg Scherpf is a member of the international arbitration practice group at Luther and acts as counsel and arbitrator in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. He focuses on international investment law, international contract and energy law disputes. He has acted as lead as-sociate in several complex investment treaty cases (ICSID and ad hoc), in commercial arbitrations (ad hoc) seated in Germany, England, Switzerland and Singapore as well as under different institutional rules (DIS, ICC, SIAC and Swiss Rules). Georg sits as arbitrator (sole arbitrator, chair and co-arbitrator) and regularly publishes on arbitration and litigation related topics. Georg studied politics, philosophy and law at Humboldt University and also holds an LL.B., with honours, from King’s College London. He practices as a German Attorney (Rechtsanwalt) and as a Solicitor (England and Wales). He is active in various below-40 arbitration groups. Between 2013-2016 he was Regional Representative of the German Initiative of Young Arbitrators (DIS40) and since 2016 he is Regional Representative for the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG).
Frau Carmen Schick
Carmen Schick studied law in Passau and is doing her practical training (Referendariat) at the regional court in Bonn. During her legal studies, she participated in the 20th Moot and was a student coach for the 21st Moot at the University of Passau. Furthermore, she visited the International Law Program of the Monash University in Malaysia and, after finishing her first state exam, she was a Legal Intern at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration for three month. During the preparations for her state exam she started working at law firm in Munich and Cologne, focusing on arbitration, commercial and corporate law.
Mr Niels Schiersing
Niels Schiersing is dual qualified and admitted to practice both as an advokat in Denmark and as a solicitor of England & Wales, giving him in-depth knowledge of civil law and common law principles alike.
He serves as arbitrator in domestic and international commercial arbitrations, construction and infrastructure arbitrations, energy arbitrations, commercial chancery arbitrations as well as investment arbitrations. Mr Schiersing has served as arbitrator under the rules of many arbitral institutes and in various domestic and international ad hoc arbitrations, including under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
Having a background as a transaction (M&A), corporate & commercial lawyer, including substantial experience in drafting a variety of international commercial contracts, Mr Schiersing is often involved as arbitrator in disputes related to international commercial contracts in the areas of not least energy and offshore, construction and infrastructure, distribution and agency, reinsurance and insurance as well as other long term contracts, maritime contracts and international sales contracts.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London (FCIArb) and a Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb).
Mr Michael A. Schifferli
Michael hails from Berne, Switzerland where he is preparing to take the bar exam. He holds a master's degree in law (MLaw) from the University of Berne and is currently working as a Junior Associate for a medium sized commercial law firm in Berne. Before that, he worked as a legal trainee at the local Governor's office in Thun (Regierungsstatthalteramt) and as a research assistant at the institute for civil law at the University of Berne. Michael participated in the 22nd Vis Moot and has been coaching the University of Berne's Vis Moot team for the 23rd, 24th and 25th Moot.
Dr Sven Schilf
Dr. Schilf is a lawyer and partner of Weitnauer Rechtsanwälte in Berlin. He acts as counsel and arbitrator in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Since 2016, he is also lecturer in domestic and international arbitration at the University of Potsdam.
Dr. Schilf was admitted to the Berlin bar in 2004. In 2000 and 2001 he acted as secretary to the UNIDROIT Working Group for the preparation of the second edition of the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts organized by the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT); he is a member of the Commission on Arbitration and ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Legal Committee of the Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA).
Dr. Schilf is fluent in German, English, French and Portuguese.
MLaw Marzia Schilleci
Since July 2016 I work as a law clerk at the district court of Meilen (Zurich, Switzerland).
I studied law at the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne (MLaw 2014; Joint Degree in German and French). Through my Master Thesis ("Article 6 ECHR and Arbitration: Principles of Coexistence") I deepened my knowledge in the field of arbitration.
During my studies I did internships in law firms in Zurich, Lausanne and Lugano (CH). Following the completion of my studies, I gained experience as a legal trainee in the arbitration team at one of the leading Commercial law firms in Switzerland called Lenz & Staehelin (Zurich). After that, I joined the district court of Meilen as a trainee in October 2015. In July 2016 I was promoted to law clerk.
I am looking forward to undertaking the bar exam in Zurich in October 2017.
Dr Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts
Dr. Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts primarily acts as arbitrator and counsel in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. He has been involved in proceedings under the rules of the ICC, the DIS, the SCC and the LCIA. Nils also represents domestic and international clients in proceedings before German courts and assists them with the enforcement of foreign awards and judgments. His focus lies in the areas international trade, sales law, construction law, corporate law and post M&A. Nils holds a Doctor of Laws in international sales law (CISG). Before joining Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, he worked several years with CMS Munich in the team of Dr. Klaus Sachs. Nils is a permanent lecturer on arbitration and CISG at the Universities of Berlin, Freiburg and the European Business School. He regularly speaks at international conferences and is the author of a number of publications. Nils speaks German, English, French and Spanish.
Mr Moritz Schmitt
Moritz Schmitt is an associate in the dispute resolution department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Frankfurt. Moritz specialises in litigation as well as commercial and investment arbitration. He advises German and international clients in complex cross-border disputes with a particular focus on joint ventures, post-M&A as well as IP-related arbitrations. Having studied at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and the University of Uppsala (Sweden), he earned his master of laws degree at New York University School of Law as a Fulbright Scholar. Moritz completed his traineeship and bar exam (Referendariat) at the Hanseatic Upper Regional Court in Hamburg (Germany) with seats at Freshfield's Hamburg and Hong Kong office. Moritz co-coached the University of Freiburg's winning teams in the 14th Willem C. Vis Moot (Vienna) 2006/2007 and in the 7th Willem C. Vis Moot East (Hong Kong) 2009/2010.
Dr Tino Schneider
2007 First State Examination in Law, Munich, Germany 2009 Second State Examination in Law Munich, Germany 2012 LL.M., Columbia University, New York, USA 2012-2015 Associate at Hengeler Mueller, Frankfurt, Germany 2014 Ph.D., Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany Jan 2015-Dec 2015, Assistant Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, Netherlands Since Jan 2016, Associate at LALIVE, Zurich, Switzerland
Ms Sabrine Schnyder
Sabrine Schnyder is an associate at Sidley Austin LLP Geneva, focusing on international commercial arbitration, in particular cross-border contractual disputes before major arbitral institutions, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). She holds law degrees from Swiss universities and is qualified in Switzerland.
Sabrine has advised clients from various countries and industries on complex international disputes. In addition, she advises clients on questions of Swiss private law and private international law, including issues of jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, judicial assistance for foreign proceedings, and Swiss contract law, as well as Swiss sanctions and export controls.
Prior to joining Sidley, Sabrine worked in other major law firms where she gained experience in international arbitration. She is fluent in English, German and French.
After participating in the Vis Moot for the Team of the University of Lucerne in 2007/2008 and coaching the Team of the University of Geneva in 2008/2009, Sabrine is regularly returning to Vienna as an arbitrator .
Miss Natalie Schober
First State Exam, Germany, 2010 LL.M., London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011 Second State Exam, Germany, 2013 Attorney at Allen & Overy LLP, Frankfurt (Litigation and Arbitration) since 2014
Mr Laurids Schommers
Research Assistant at the University of Muenster.
Mr Peter Schradieck
Peter Schradieck is head of Plesners Dispute Resolution team. His practice is exclusively centred on preparing and negotiating major litigation and arbitration proceedings in the areas of M&A, contract law, consultants' professional liability, construction law and marketing law.
Peter has a broad range of experience from more than 100 litigation and arbitration proceedings and has participated in the negotiation of some of the largest litigation and arbitration cases in Denmark.
Peter conducts litigation before the ordinary courts of law, including injunction proceedings before the enforcement courts, as well as arbitration proceedings before the Danish Institute of Arbitration, the Danish Arbitration Board for Building and Construction and a wide spectrum of international institutions of arbitration, such as the ICC, UNCITRAL and the SCC. In addition, Peter is a certified arbitrator and is regularly appointed an arbitrator.
Professor Dr Ulrich G Schroeter
Ulrich Schroeter is a full professor at the University of Basel (Switzerland). Ulrich was educated at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Germany) and the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). He received a Doctor iuris from the Free University Berlin. Ulrich has published books, book chapters and articles on international trade law, arbitration, commercial law and financial markets regulation, and has received awards for both his research and his teaching. A significant part of his research deals with the 1980 Vienna Sales Convention (CISG); he has written inter alia the sections on Articles 14–24 CISG (contract formation), Article 25 CISG (fundamental breach of contract) and Article 29 CISG (contract modification) in Schlechtriem & Schwenzer: Commentary on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (4th ed. 2016) as well as the leading German textbook on the CISG (Schlechtriem/Schroeter, Internationales UN-Kaufrecht, 6th ed. 2016). Ulrich’s works have been cited by courts in Australia, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States of America as well as by Advocates General at the European Court of Justice. He is a member of the CISG Advisory Council (CISG-AC).
Ms Yoanna Schuch
Yoanna Schuch is an associate in the Arbitration Practice Group of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, London.
Mr Denis Schuetz
Denis studied law at the Heinrich-Heine University in Duesseldorf. He graduated from law school in 2012. Denis participated in the Willem C. Vis Moot Court in 2009/2010 and coached in 2015/2016 the Team from Düsseldorf. He is currently working with a medium sized law firm as a lawyer in Düsseldorf.
Dr Ekkehard H. Schulze
LL.M. (Cape Town) Ph.D. (Berlin) Former International Judge (UN) Former Presiding Judge at the Potsdam Commercial Court Independent Arbitrator since 1999
Dr Joseph Schwartz
Joseph is a German Attorney and Partner of the firm WAGNER Arbitration. Before joining the firm, he worked for various domestic and international law firms, i.a. as an Attorney focusing on dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration as well as corporate law. He acts both as party counsel and as arbitrator.
His professional experience and expertise in dispute resolution and arbitration include the involvement in one of the biggest arbitration proceedings in Germany, while working for a magic circle law firm, as well as numerous further proceedings administered by the ICC, DIS, GMAA and other institutions, inter alia as arbitrator, lead counsel and secretary to the arbitral tribunal.
In addition to his involvement in arbitral and court disputes, his experience includes the negotiation and consultation in several extrajudicial (contractual- and shareholder-) disputes, the drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts and corporate advice. Because of his interest in technology and his experience with corporate matters, he has recently advised various start-up and engineering companies. He holds a doctorate degree from Berlin Humboldt University and coordinates - together with Silke Elrifai - the German Institution of Arbitration's below 40 chapter (DIS40) in Berlin.
Mr Philipp Schwarz
Dr Erich Schwarzenbacher
Justice Erich Schwarzenbacher has been a Judge of the Austrian Supreme Court since 2007. He was educated near Vienna, graduated at the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna and studied also in Italy. Before being appointed at the Supreme Court he was judicial assistant at different Austrian Civil and Criminal Courts, Secretary of the Vienna Stock and Commodity Exchange and Judge of the Vienna District Commercial Court, the Vienna Commercial Court and the Vienna Court of Appeal. In addition to his office as a judge Justice Schwarzenbacher teaches law at the University of Vienna and acts as Secretary of the Arbitration Courts of the Vienna Stock Exchange and the Vienna Agricultural Products Exchange, and as a legal interpreter for Italian. He is a member of the Board of the Vienna International Arbitral Center.
Prof Dr Ingeborg Schwenzer
Ingeborg Schwenzer is Dean of Swiss International Law School and Professor emerita of Private Law at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia, and has been an adjunct professor at City University, Hong Kong, and at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. She has published numerous books and more than 200 articles in the fields of law of obligations (contracts, tort law and unjust enrichment, sales law both domestic and international), commercial arbitration as well as family law. In particular, she is the editor and main contributor of the world's leading Commentary on the Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (4th edition, Oxford, OUP: 2016) and its German, Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish counterparts. Ingeborg Schwenzer is the chair of the CISG Advisory Council. She is also active in all areas of legal practice. In particular, she regularly acts as arbitrator, counsel and legal expert in international disputes.
Ms Simona Scipioni
Simona Scipioni graduated in Law in 2015. She participated to the XXI edition of the Willem C. Vis Moot representing the Roma Tre University where the team won an Honorable Mention for best memorandum for Respondent and she is coaching the University of Roma Tre Vis Moot team ever since. Simona is currently a Trainee Lawyer for the Italian Bar and she is working as a research fellow at the Italian Association for Arbitration. Eventually she gained a scholarship in Assonime where she is involved in the Working Group whose aim is to improve the use of arbitration to resolve corporate disputes.
Mr Sebastian Seidel
Sebastian received his LL.B. degree and finished his legal studies with State Exam at the University of Mannheim. He is also an educated bank clerk. Sebastian worked with Luther Law Firm in Frankfurt am Main. He is presently practicing as a law clerk at the Regional Court of Mannheim. He participated in the 21st Willem C. Vis Moot for the University of Mannheim. Sebastian has been coach of the Vis Moot Team Mannheim since the 23rd Moot.
Ms Michelle Seiler
- Law Clerk at the District Court of Meilen (1st instance in civil and criminal matters) (2016 - - Junior Law Clerk at the District Court of Meilen (1st instance in civil and criminal matters) (2015) - Trainee at Bär & Karrer (2014 - 2015) - University of Cambridge: Master of Law (LL.M) (2014) - University of Basel: Master of Law (2014) - Research assistant for Prof. Dr. Mark Pieth (2013) - Student Trainee at Bär & Karrer (2013) - Student Trainee at Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd Attorneys at Law (2012) - University of Basel: Bachelor of Law (2012) - Student assistant for Prof. Dr. Mark Pieth (2011 - 2013) - Student assistant for Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LL.M. (2010 - 2013) - Tutor, subject: Swiss Code of Obligations, University of Basel (2010 - 2013) - Student Coach Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2010/2011) - Participant Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2009/2010)
Mrs Yıldız SEKBAN TÜRKMEN
Yıldız Sekban graduated from Koç University Law School, Istanbul, Turkey, in June 2014. Since then she has been working as a research assistant at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University at the department of Civil Law, and pursuing her LL.M. degree in Private Law at Koç University. Her research interests are civil law, contracts, international commercial litigation and arbitration and private international law.
Mr Eriks Selga
A lawyer at PwC Legal Latvia with experience in business negotiation and deal arbitration in various fields, stemming from intellectual property to real estate.
Mr Ēriks Kristiāns Selga
Ms Salma Selim
Mr Igor Semenov, FCIArb
Igor Semenov is a Counsel of International Arbitration and Litigation Practice and Head of Assets Tracing and Recovery at Eterna Law. Igor was also admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). He has around 10 years of professional experience in international arbitration and cross-border litigation. Igor usually handles complex multi-jurisdictional disputes involving banks and other financial institutions as well as represent interests of major international and domestic players in energy and agriculture in arbitration and litigation proceedings. Igor holds LLM degree in International and Comparative Dispute Resolution with distinction from Queen Mary University of London, Master’s degree in Law with distinction from Kyiv National University and Master’s degree in Economics from Kiev National Economic University. He also participated in the courses of Hague Academy of International Law, Arbitration Academy in Paris, Cologne Arbitration Academy and ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy. Mr. Semenov is also a member of Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) and ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF).
Mr Mustafa Senel
Mr. Senel has been graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University Law Faculty in 2012 and had his masters degree from Freie Universität Berlin in European and International Business, Competition and Regulatory Law Program in 2015 after working as for Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Attorneys at Law, one of the most reputable law firms in Istanbul, Turkey for two years. He is admitted to Istanbul Bar Association since 2014 and currently having his further education on Technology Law in Tel Aviv University. As Mr. Senel has been a member and an oralist of Istanbul Bilgi University's Willem C. Vis Moot Court Team in 19th Vis Moot Competition, he has been the coach of his own university's Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in 2013. In the following year he has been the coach of Galatasaray University's Vis Moot Court Team in 21st Vis Moot Competition. He has also participated in various pre-moots and Vienna oral rounds as an arbitrator and served as a memorial judge in both Vis Moot and Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration Moot. In addition, he has cooperated with Ankara University in translation of Schlechtriem & Schwenzer's Commentary on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) 3rd Edition and contributed to the translation of CISG Advisory Council Opinions.
Mr Sampsa Seppälä
Avid Vis Moot enthusiast. Currently working for a Finnish middle-sized law firm. Participated in the moot as a contestant in 2012-2013 and been participating in the Moot ever since, both as an arbitrator and as a coach.
Ms Kleoniki Maria (Claire) Sergaki
Kleoniki Maria (Claire) Sergaki was born in Athens, Greece in 1992. She has obtained an LL.B. from the University of Athens and a BA in Economics from Deree College - The American College of Greece.
She is currently an LL.M. candidate in the MIDS (Master in International Dispute Settlement) program in Geneva. Prior to that, she has worked as a trainee lawyer at M.I. Sergakis Law Office, mainly focusing on matters of construction law and dispute settlement. Even more, she has acted as a teaching assistant in the seminar of International Investment Arbitration in the University of Athens.
During her academic studies, Claire has participated twice in the FDI Moot Court Competition, once as a member and once as the coach of the team of the University of Athens in 2014 and 2015 respectively. The first time, the team managed to secure the third place. The following year, they reached the first place in the oral rounds, collecting eight out of the nine awards in total.
Furthermore, she has served as an arbitrator in pre moot competitions, such as the Warsaw FDI Pre Moot and she has attended summer classes in Stanford University, as part of the Stanford International Honors Program.
Centro Universitario Villanueva Cristina Serrano
Ms Andrea Sesin
Andrea Sesin is a certified lawyer from Costa Rica currently reading her LLM at the University of Cambridge. In 2014, Ms. Sesin participated in the Willem C. Vis Moot held in Vienna and her team was selected for the Paris International Chamber of Commerce Pre-Moot. She has previously worked with UNHCR in Geneva; Pacheco Coto, a leading law firm in Costa Rica and as a consultant for a project with the International Bar Association and the Costa Rican Bar Association on corporate responsibility. Ms. Sesin is currently a coordinator for the Cambridge University Arbitration Day and an editor for the Cambridge University International Law Journal.
Prof Dr Dr Peter Sester
Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Sester heads the Lemann Chair of International Business Law and Law & Economics, and Director of the Institute of Public Finance, Fiscal Law and Law & Economics at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). He was previously Director of the Institute for Law and Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. He was a consultant for 13 years in the Finance Practice Group at Freshfields in Frankfurt. He is an expert in international and European financial market law, as well as legal and organizational issues related to family offices. One of his primary focuses is the impact of European financial market law on third countries, in particular on Switzerland. He is also increasingly involved in the field of commercial arbitration (in particular, in disputes with a link to Brazil). He is a qualified jurist and economist, a proven specialist on Brazil, with numerous publications, lectures and consulting mandates to his name.
Mrs maryam seyedhatami
I come from Iran. I am professor at Ardabil university.
Ms Angelina Sgier
Attorney at Law (Zurich Bar Exam, March 2017)
Bachelor of Law (Magna Cum Laude) and Master of Law (Summa Cum Laude) at University of Zurich (2007-2012) Legal internship in law firms specializing in commercial law (Lenz & Staehelin for 13 months; Baur Hürlimann for 2 months) Tutorial assistant at University of Zurich (1 semester, commercial law, Chair of Prof. Dr. von der Crone) Law Clerk at District Court of Zurich since April 2014
Arbitrator at the Vis Moot 2013 and 2014 (General Rounds of Arguments) Winner of Pieter Sanders Award (1st Place ex equo with Harvard Law School; 19th Vis Moot Team Zurich) Winner of Martin Domke Award (3rd Place; 19th Vis Moot Team Zurich) Honorable Mention Team Orals (19th Vis Moot Team Zurich) Publication in Prof. Dr. Christoph Brunner's commentary on the CISG (2nd edition); Art. 65 (single) and Art. 79 (co-author with Prof. Brunner) Second Place Team Orals and Third Place Best Individual Oralist Chicago Pre-Moot 2012 (Loyola University) First Place Team Orals and First Place Best Individual Oralist Moot Court at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Claire Huguenin (University of Zurich)
Mr Hosam Osama Shaaban
I am assistant professor of private international law at kingdom university in bahrain, and i had my phd from Alexandria university in egypt 2008, and my thesis was in the area of online arbitration and mediation, then i published some researsh related to global conflict of laws etc, i worked at many academic position specially in the field of education quality assurance and development of teaching and assessment methods and i have two published research in that field, i teached international commercial arbitration several times, so i am interesting in arbitration and mediation and I hope participate with you at this event
Ms Lidiya Shalay
Work: International Atomic Energy Agency Education:November 2016 – Graduate Master Studies, Law Faculty, Vienna University September 2014-December 2015 Vienna University, visiting PhD student 2012-2015 Lviv Polytechnic National University. Institute of Jurispundence and Psyhology, PhD student 2006-2011 Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Law faculty. Master’s degree (with Honors) Extra Curricular: Since 09/2016 – Business Negotiation Club at the AFA 2014-2016 – VIS Moot Student Coach 05/2014 – DAAD Scholar, University of Goettingen 08/2013 – European Forum Alpbach, Summer School on European Integration, Alpbach, Austria 08/2012 1st ELSA Law School on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Vienna, Austria 09/2011 Participant in the 9th Cologne Academy on International Commercial Arbitration, Cologne, Germany 05/2014 – Kyiv Arbitration School 10/2012 Visiting Lecturer at the International Seminar on Mediation for ELSA Ukraine 04/2011 National Qualifier for the National Adversarial Proceedings Competition by USAID in Kyiv, Ukraine Work Experience:September 2013-November 2015 Lviv City Council Secretary’s Assistant in International and Legal Affairs (on public grounds) 05-08/2012 Arzinger law firm, Intern, Lviv, Ukraine 02 - 03/2011, 2008 Lviv City Council, Intern, Legal Department Professional Memberships: Since 09/2016 – Young International Arbitration Group Member (with LCIA) Since 09/2016 – AFA (Academic Forum of Foreign Affairs) Member Since 09/2016 – ICC Young Arbitrators Forum Member
Ms Hanna Shalbanava
Ms Alexandra Shamardina
Peoples' Friendship University of Russia law school 2016 graduate (Master Degree), former participant of Vis Moot 2013-2016. Previously worked for a French logistics company "FM Logistic", currently working for a law firm "Alrud" (Moscow).
Mrs Gulchikhra Shamsiddinova
Dr Patricia Shaughnessy
Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy directs the Master of International Commercial Arbitration Law (ICAL) Program (LLM) at Stockholm University and teaches and researches in related fields. Patricia is the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), having served on the Board since 2006. She also chairs the Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Section of the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law. She has acted as an arbitrator and an expert in international commercial disputes and as a consultant, she has led numerous projects and carried-out assignments related to commercial law and dispute resolution in a number of countries.
Ms Frederique Shekel
Mr Iain Sheridan
Iain Sheridan practises as an English law barrister, and is also licensed to practice as an EU lawyer by the Vienna Bar. He is the founder of Big Ben Chambers, London, and is an associate tenant in the Chambers of Craig Sephton QC, Deans Court, Manchester. His practice is focused on international arbitration, international taxation and intellectual property. Client instructions are predominantly from the banking and financial services and technology sectors. Sheridan is a former general counsel of a global investment bank. He has 10 years’ in-house experience in London covering both buy-side and sell-side risks, and acting as legal counsel on three trading floors. Over this 10-year period, he has acted for, against or alongside ABN AMRO, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity Investments, Fox-Pitt, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JC Flowers & Co, JP Morgan Chase, Santander Group and Société Générale.
Ms Patrícia Shiguemi Kobayashi
Ms Tejas Shiroor
Tejas Shiroor is a dual qualified French and Indian lawyer. She is an Associate at Lazareff Le Bars, Paris. She specializes in international commercial arbitration and investor-state disputes. In addition to advising clients, she also assists arbitral tribunals. Prior to joining Lazareff Le Bars, she acquired a Masters in Economic Law from Sciences Po, Paris. As a student at Sciences Po, she participated in the 21st Vis Moot Competition in 2014, where her team advanced to the round of top 32 teams and ranked 9 out of 300 teams in the preliminary rounds.
Ms Alexandra Shmarko
Associate of Dispute Resolution practice in Moscow office of Baker & McKenzie; practicing commercial and investment arbitration for 5 years. Represented the clients in more than 15 arbitration proceedings under ICC, UNCITRAL, SCC and LCIA arbitration rules.
Ms Kateryna Shokalo
Ms Kateryna Shokalo works as an Associate at Asters Law Firm in Kyiv. Her practice is focusing on international investment and commercial arbitration. Kateryna has been involved in the arbitral proceedings under LCIA, VIAC, ICAC at UCCI, FOSFA and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. She also has experience with international litigations in England, Cyprus and Switzerland.
Mr Akshay Shreedhar
Akshay Shreedhar is currently a trainee lawyer at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler in Geneva. Prior to joining LKK, Akshay was a trainee at Hanotiau & van den Berg, in Brussels - specifically assisting Prof. Bernard Hanotiau in high profile international arbitration cases. Akshay completed an LL.M. from Geneva through the MIDS Programme (Master in International Dispute Settlement) offered jointly by the Graduate Institute and the Geneva University. Prior to that, Akshay worked for about a year as an associate in India, under a Senior Advocate mostly dealing with domestic arbitrations. Akshay is a qualified advocate in India, and attained his law degree from National Law University, Delhi.
Mr Nino Sievi
Nino Sievi focuses on litigation and arbitration. Moreover, he advises clients in general contract, commercial and real estate matters.
Nino Sievi graduated summa cum laude from the University of Fribourg in 2012. Furthermore, he holds a degree from the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London. Upon completion of his traineeship at CMS von Erlach Poncet, Nino Sievi was admitted to the Zurich bar in 2014 and rejoined CMS von Erlach Poncet in the same year.
Publications: "The Availability of Damages in the European Union for Breach of the Arbitration Agreement", Dispute Resolution Journal 2011(1), pp. 57 – 63 "Waiver of the Right to Request Revision of Arbitral Awards in Switzerland", Young Arbitration Review 2011(3), pp. 25 – 26 "Enforceability of International Choice of Court Agreements: Impact of the Hague Convention on the US and EU Legal System", The Hague Yearbook of International Law 2011, pp. 95 – 117 "Waiving the Action for Annulment – Pro-Arbitration Taken a Bridge too far?", Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration 2012(2), pp. 113 – 122 "Arbitrability of Tenancy Disputes in Switzerland", Quid? Fribourg Law Review 2014(1), pp. 26 – 28
Mr Kyle Sill
Kyle Sill is a Senior Law Clerk to Judge Susan L. Kelsey at Florida's First District Court of Appeal in the United States, and is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida. He is the coach of the Florida State University College of Law Vis team, and he teaches International Sales & Arbitration at the College of Law. Kyle spent two years in Clermont-Ferrand, France, teaching International Sales and United States Constitutional Law, among other courses. He has also taught courses on appellate law and practice as well as legal research and writing. Kyle has published articles and presented on the CISG, non-compete agreements, legal research, drafting, advocacy, and a variety of other substantive topics. He is a 2010 summa cum laude graduate from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.
Ms Katarina Simalova
I am a multi-lingual lawyer with a background in both Common Law and Civil Law. To gain a profound knowledge of arbitration, I have also obtained a Master’s degree in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London. Subsequently, I undertook and successfully completed the Arbitration Award Writing Exam by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London and pursuing a fellowship thereat. I work for Jenner & Block in their London’s office as a part of their International Arbitration and Litigation team working on both commercial and investment arbitrations. I also teach International Commercial Arbitration, and International Investment Arbitration subjects at the Law School of Comenius University in Slovakia, and am also active in publishing on international arbitration topics. I have previously attended the Vis Moot competition also as a mootee representing Queen Mary University of London, pleading for both claimant and defendant.
Ms Eugenia Simó García
I am currently a lawyer at the International Arbitration Department in Uría Menéndez in Madrid. I have been working in both commercial and investment arbitration cases for two years now although my first experience with arbitration was when I participated in the Vis Moot in 2014 and in 2015 while studying the degree in Law at University Carlos III of Madrid and the LLM in International Commecial Law at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies. I was also a coach for Universidad Pontificia de Comillas last year. Before I started at Uría I interned at Cuatrecasas and Baker & McKenzie.
Ms Lidija Simunovic
I work as a teaching assistant at the Department for Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Osijek (Croatia). Currently, I am a PhD student at doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb (Croatia) in comercial and company law. During my graduate studies I got a summer law internship at Law firm Wolf Theiss in Zagreb. After graduation I was employed as a law trainee at the Kušan Law Firm.
My professional interest is focused on commercial law, company law, arbitration and insolvency law. Professional orientation towards the arbitration derives partly from the working position (teaching assistant) at the Faculty of Law in Osijek and partly from the doctoral studies in Company and Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law University of Zagreb.
Mr Harp Singh
Harprabdeep was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2015. Since then he has developed a predominantly civil practice with a focus on general civil, commercial, company and arbitration. He has appeared in all levels of Court in a wide range of commercial litigation. In one of his most recent cases, he is acting for one of the largest bitcoin exchange platforms globally (worth over US$100 billion) in the High Court over allegations of hacking.
Harprabdeep is also routinely instructed in arbitrations (domestic and international) as counsel and tribunal secretary. His arbitration practice regularly covers issues concerning laws across several jurisdictions. Recently, he acted for a major Chinese printing and packaging manufacturer in an international arbitration lead by a London QC in relation to claims made against a leading German financial institution in excess of US$20 million following the non-disbursement of certain senior and convertible loans. He is also one of several counsels assisting a South Asian Government in an ICSID claim against allegations of expropriation of private property.
He is currently serving as a member in the Arbitration Committee of the Hong Kong Bar Association. Additionally, he is a legal advisor to the US Department of Commerce's Common Law Development Program (CLDP) to teach and advise foreign governments and universities on international commercial law.
Mr Jayavardhan Singh
I am a qualified advocate in India and recently completed an LLM in Litigation and Dispute Resolution from University College London. My expertise lies, inter alia, in international commercial and investment arbitration. I have previously worked on a number of arbitration matters, both domestic and international. A significant portion of my knowledge of arbitration comes, however, from my degree experience at UCL. Importantly, I am keen to volunteer as an arbitrator at the moot after having acted as a participant at the Vis (East) moot in 2012.
Mr Srishtjit Singh
Mr Sahib Singh Chadha
Sahib is a lawyer in Delhi and his area of expertise includes regulatory economics and regulatory impact analysis/cost benefit analysis. He studied at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University University, Delhi and later pursued Erasmus Mundus Masters Programme in Law and Economics (Erasmus University (Rotterdam), University of Hamburg and University of Vienna). He has worked with leading law firms in India to provide legal and economic analysis in the field of dispute resolution, competition law and policy etc. He has also worked alongside senior advocates and lawyers on contemporary facets of commercial and securities laws, arbitration laws, company laws, and has appeared before the Indian Supreme Court, Delhi High Court and various regulators like the Competition Commission of India, Competition Appellate Tribunal and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. His areas of interest include international dispute resolution, law and economics of contracts, commercial laws, competition economics, company law and property law. He has been an active participant of the vis moot in Vienna. He participated as an orator in 2010, followed by arbitrator in 2014 and is now the coach of the Amity law School, Delhi Team for the 2017 version of the moot.
Mr Sougat Sinha
Sougat Sinha is an Advocate registered with the Bar Council of Delhi. He specializes in negotiation and dispute resolution of commercial contracts primarily construction, sale of goods and services, management contracts, development agreements, bidding documents, public contracts, shareholders agreement, share purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, etc. He is a fellow member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and is registered as an Insolvency Resolution Professional with the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India. He is also a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is on the panel of Construction Industry Arbitration Council, New Delhi. He runs M/s Artha Advocates & Legal Advisors, a boutique firm situated at New Delhi. He appears before the Delhi High Court, the National Company Law Tribunal, New Delhi, Debt Recovery Tribunal - Delhi and other courts/tribunals in Delhi NCR. He also advises clients on Company Law, Foreign Exchange Management Act, Mergers & Acquisitions, Takeovers and other transaction advisory services.
Ms Ada Melania Sîrbu
I am a junior associate in a Swiss law firm since mai 2014. I hold a bachelor and master of law delivered by the University of Geneva during which I have also studied as visiting scholar at the University of Sheffield. I also hold a Certificate of advanced studies in legal professions. My working languages are French, Italian, Romanian and English. I have participated in the Moot in 2013-2014 on behalf of University of Geneva. I participated as an arbitrator for the written phase for the two past Vis Moot. Vienna Moot Court constituted a valuable step for my career as lawyer.
Mr Tuckdanai Sitthithangkun
Tuckdanai (Sebastian) is a current PhD in law Candidate at University Toulouse 1. His robust interest in international commercial law and international arbitration was formed since his bachelor period at Thammasat University where he additionally attained a certificate of commercial and business law. He broadened his academic horizon by conducting his dissertation within the area of international (investment) arbitration in Toulouse where he obtained Master of International Economic Law (magna cum laude). In terms of practical experience, he once served, during his apprenticeship, in Dispute Resolution Department in an international law firm in Thailand where he practically involved in international arbitration. In fact, Tuckdanai has been a long-running professional debater and mooter. He participated, on behalf of his university and Thailand, in multiple debating (English, Thai, and French) and moot court competitions. He represented his university at the 19th VIS-MOOT in 2012. He also represented Thammasat in ASIA CUP and STETSON (South Korea, and Florida) which extensively concern public international law. He has also coached he Thammasat moot court teams to the VIS-MOOT and other moot court competitions. In Toulouse, he also trains the Toulouse representatives to the VIS-MOOT and the international humanitarian and human rights moot court.
Ms Karen Siwek
Mr John Siwiec
John Siwiec is an Associate with the Litigation and International Arbitration group at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has experience in complex contractual disputes including those arising from large construction projects, shareholders’ agreements, and the sale of goods and services as well as in the recognition and enforcement of international arbitration awards and foreign judgments. John has taught a course at the University of Ottawa’s Law Faculty in international arbitration and co-coaches the University’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration moot team.
Mr Alfred Siwy
Mr Christian Skadborg
Master of law, Aarhus University, Denmark - 2014. Assistant Attorney, Holst, Advokater, Practice areas: Litigation/arbitration and Capital Markeds - September 2014 - september 2017. Attorney-at-law, Holst, Advokater, Practice areas: Litigation/arbitration and intellectual property law- September 2017 - present. Teacher in contractual and tort law, Aarhus University 2012-2014 Teacher in business law, Business Academy Aarhus - September 2014 - september 2015 External lector in contract and tort law, Aarhus University - September 2017 - present http://www.holst-law.com/pr%C3%A6sentationsside.aspx?ObjectID=571&Action=Detail
Mr Jimmy Skjold Hansen
Jimmy Skjold Hansen is Attorney-at-Law (admitted to the High Court and Maritime and Commercial Court), LL.M., and Partner in the Dispute Resolution Department of the Danish law firm Plesner (Copenhagen), which is the largest department in Denmark. Jimmy is acting as counsel in international arbitrations (ICC, SCC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and DIA etc.) and cross-border litigation within various fields of commercial law. Jimmy has previously completed the MIDS LL.M. programme and also worked in Geneva, Switzerland.
Jimmy focuses on litigation and arbitration proceedings, in particular international commercial arbitration proceedings under the auspices of arbitration institutes such as the ICC (Paris), the SCC (Stockholm) and the LCIA (London). Jimmy is also experienced in handling international investment arbitrations (disputes between investors and host states) under the ICSID- and UNCITRAL rules and proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) etc.
Jimmy has studied and worked abroad. He holds a Master of International Dispute Settlement from Geneva in Switzerland, and while working in a Swiss law firm Jimmy has assisted international arbitrators handling significant commercial arbitration proceedings and investment arbitrations in relation to renewable energy as well as the oil-, gas- and mining industries etc.
In addition, Jimmy provides advice on strategic planning of Danish investments abroad (e.g. in South America, Africa and Asia) and foreign investments in Denmark, Greenland and on the Faroe Islands for the purpose of protection against state interference.
Mr Martin Slampa
Martin currently works in a law firm in Prague dealing with litigation and arbitration. Previously, he was a law clerk to Justice Passer at the Czech Supreme Administration Court. Martin coached a Vis Moot team from Masaryk University in the 23rd moot and participated himself in the 20th.
Ms Anna Smirnova
Ms Marion Smith
The main emphasis of Marion Smith QC’s practice is in commercial and construction litigation. Her practice ranges from advisory and drafting work, to advocacy and representation in all forms of dispute resolution procedures including trial and appellate court proceedings, adjudications and international arbitrations. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a regular speaker on contract law issues in the UK and abroad. Marion is currently acting as counsel to a public inquiry in Trinidad and Tobago .
Ms Patricia Snell
Patricia Snell completed a B.A. (Hons) in Law at the University of Cambridge in 2012 and an LL.M at the University of Toronto in 2013. In 2015, after working at commercial litigation firms in Toronto and Los Angeles, she was admitted to the Ontario Bar and the New York State Bar. She is presently working as a Legal Intern in international arbitration at the Dubai office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.
Mr Derek Soller
Mr Soller is a senior associate with Baker & McKenzie in New York and specializes in international arbitration. He has represented clients in commercial arbitrations administered by the ICC, the ICDR, the LCIA, the AAA and the PCA. He has also represented claimants and respondents in investment treaty arbitrations under the ICSID, ICISD Additional Facility and UNCITRAL Rules.
Mr Soller received his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, a M.A. at Middlebury College, and a J.D. at New York University School of Law, where he was Managing Editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics.
Mr Thiago Luís Sombra
Partner at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr and Quiroga, former clerk at Brazilian Superior Court of Justice, former State Attorney before BrazilIan Supreme Court, Arbitrator, Law Professor and PhD at University of Brasília-UnB, LL.M at University of Camerino-Italy, LCIA arbitrator, ICC arbitrator, CBAr arbitrator
Mrs Antonia Sommerfeld
Antonia Sommerfeld studied law at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and at the University Aix-Marseille, France. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at the University of Hamburg. Her thesis is in the field of international economic and commercial law with relations to international arbitration and international private law. Besides the academic work for her thesis, she works as a research associate at the Max Planck Institute for comparative and international private law in Hamburg. At the Vis Moot competition, she participated as a team member in the 19th Vis Moot, gaining (inter alia) an Honorable Mention for best individual oralist for the University of Hamburg. In the 22nd Vis Moot competition, she coached the team of the University of Hamburg, gaining Honorable Mentions for both memoranda and three oralists.
Ms Amanda Sorenson
Attorney at mid-size firm in Washington, D.C., with a focus on SEC investigations, Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities litigation, and Qui Tam/ False Claims Act litigation. LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration Law from Stockholm University, class of 2013.
Ms Ramona Sorgenfrei
Dr Lisa Spagnolo
Lisa holds an LLB (1st class), B.Com and PhD (Law). She was awarded the Early Career Researcher Award, Excellence in Innovation and External Collaboration Award, Mollie Holman Medal in 2013 for her PhD thesis, Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship, and the Supreme Court Prize and Supreme Court Exhibition Prize. Before academia, she practiced at Minter Ellison in insolvency and banking law. Since joining the Monash Law Faculty, she is Moot Convenor, lectures in Property Law and Contracts, coaches the Monash Vis Moot Team, and supervises a number of post-graduate students. Her major work, CISG Exclusion and Legal Efficiency was published by Kluwer (June 2014). She has also contributed articles to Journal of Private International Law, Vindobona Journal of International and Commercial Law, and the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal, chapters published by Cambridge University Press, and Beck/Hart/Nomos. Her works have been cited at the highest judicial level, by the Federal Attorney General’s Department Discussion Paper on contract law reform in Australia, and by an EU Parliamentary Briefing Note. She was Rapporteur for the CISG Advisory Council Opinion No 16, and an expert advisor to the International Commercial Contracts Committee of the International Section, New York State Bar Association, and was commissioned to write a major report for the Korea Legislation Research Institute. Lisa is Fellow of the Institute of International Commercial Law, Pace University New York, and a director and Fellow of UNCCA.
Mr Duncan Speller
Mr. Speller is a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP with more than twelve years experience of international arbitration. Mr Speller is an English barrister. He has represented clients in numerous institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, sited in both common and civil law jurisdictions, including England, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria and Germany. Mr. Speller also has substantial experience of international commercial litigation in both the English Court of Appeal and in the Commercial and Chancery Divisions of the High Court. He has particular experience of litigation concerning aviation, oil and gas, insurance and reinsurance, telecommunications, banking and competition law issues. Mr. Speller was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Lincoln’s Inn in November 2001. Mr. Speller has taught commercial law, the conflict of laws and EU law at the University of Cambridge.
Professor Glenys Spence
Professor Spence holds a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and an LL.M. in Admiralty and Maritime Law from Tulane University Law School. Professor Spence joined the Faculty at Arizona Summit Law School (formerly Phoenix School of Law) in 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Law. Professor Spence has taught legal writing, (including legal research, appellate advocacy, and transactional drafting), She also teaches international law (public and private), commercial law (UCC Articles 2,3, and 9), an integrated course in contract and property law, immigration law, environmental law, and global health law.
Professor Spence participated as a student in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. In addition, she coached the Meiji Gakuin University Team in 2003, and served as an arbitrator in the Vis Moot East and the Pre-Moot Competition in Curitiba, Brazil.
A Native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Professor Spence is deeply interested in the law and development of countries in the Southern hemisphere. Professor Spence's scholarship focuses on International Development, International commercial law, Commonwealth Caribbean law in the post-Colonial era, and Asylum and Refugee law in the United States, and internationally.
Professor Spence’s work is published in the St. Johns University School of Law, Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development, The Scholar, St. Mary’s Law Review, and the American Bar Association Year in Review.
Ms Margaret Spicer
Margaret is an international trade attorney practicing at White & Case in Washington, DC. She competed in the Moot in 2014.
Dr Frank Spohnheimer
Frank gradutated from Saarland University in 2007 and is a Senior Lecturer at the FernUniversität in Hagen. He teaches Private and Commercical Law, Civil Procedure and Business Transactions. In his research he focuses on Properties, Brokerage contracts, Enforcement Proceedings, Arbitration and the CISG.
Mr Petr Sprinz
Petr Sprinz is an attorney-at-law at Havel, Holásek & Partners specialized in insolvency law, dispute resolution, restructuring, contract and energy law. Prior to joining Havel, Holásek & Partners in 2014, Petr worked at Weil, Gotshal & Manges for more than three years. In the past he also worked at a major Czech law firm and at the Economic section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in India. Petr graduated from CEU (International Business Law) and Palacký University. He also studied at Cornell University in the USA as a visiting scholar and attended courses in the UK, Italy and France.
Mr Pieter Spuijbroek
I'm a corporate law attorney trained in a civil law jurisdiction: I've obtained my LLM in corporate and commercial law at the University of Amsterdam in 2014. Since my admittance to the bar in 2014, I have been practicing in a boutique corporate law firm in Amsterdam. I participated in the 20th moot and have been involved in the Vis Moot in various capacities ever since, including as coach of the University of Amsterdam and as arbitrator. This year, I am coaching the team of Mandalay (Myanmar) as part of the Capacity Building Program.
Ms Mina Sreckovic
Mina is an independent attorney at law qualified in Serbia, practicing in cooperation with Karanović & Nikolić as a team member of the Banking and Finance Practice Group. She has worked within the team advising clients on a full range of insurance and banking and finance issues, with a specific focus on PPPs, public debt financing, foreign exchange regulations and cross border transactions, project finance, non-performing loans, equity and debt securities transactions, as well as regulatory compliance and licensing of institutions operating in the banking and financial sector in Serbia.
Dr Marco Stacher
Marco Stacher is counsel in the Litigation and Arbitration of Walder Wyss, Zurich. He represents clients in international arbitrations as well as before state courts, and sits as arbitrator in both institutional and ad hoc matters. Marco Stacher is registered on the ICC National Committee’s (Switzerland) list of arbitrators and is listed on Who’s Who Legal – Future Leaders 2019 in both the arbitration and the litigation sections. He also is a lecturer for contracts and conflict of laws at St. Gallen University, and regularly publishes and speaks on topics related to arbitration. Marco Stacher was educated at St. Gallen University (lic. iur. 1999, Dr. iur. 2007) and obtained an LL.M. degree from Cornell Law School (LL.M. 2005, Fulbright Fellow). He was admitted to the bar in 2001 and worked as an associate in other business law firms in Zurich and London. Marco Stacher speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice before all Swiss courts.
Mr Konrad Staeger
Konrad Staeger is a trainee lawyer at the Zurich office of Schellenberg Wittmer.
He graduated from the University of Fribourg, where he obtained a Bachelor of Law in 2014 and a Master of Law in 2016. He completed an exchange semester at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) in London. During his studies, he interned in other major law firms in Zurich and worked for a leading Swiss international arbitrator. Furthermore, he has worked as an intern in the arbitration team of WilmerHale in London.
He took part in the Moot as a team member for the University of Fribourg (21st Moot) and as a coach for the CTLS (22nd Moot) and Fribourg (23rd Moot) teams.
Mr Marius-Catalin Stanciu
Formerly, I was a participant in the Willem C. Vis Moot, an experience that introduced me to international commercial arbitration and made me want to practice in this field and try to promote it, as best as I can, in my country. I have graduated from the Faculty of Law - University of Bucharest this year and joined DLA Piper Romania, as a junior lawyer. I am interested in arbitration, in general, and in the challenges and flexibility it offers. Moreover, I have been involved in an arbitration case, involving a financing project.
Mr Michal Stanek
Michal Stanek is former Vis and FDI Moot participant. Past five years he has been coaching Prague FDI Moot team which during the years received many awards both for memoranda and pleadings and was second in global oral rounds in the 2017 competition. He works as a junior lawyer in Allen & Overy, Prague focusing both on commercial and investment international arbitration.
Ms Ana Stanič
Ms Marjana Staninova
Marjana Staninova is born on 01.01.1993 in Skopje, Macedonia. She obtained her LL.M degree in the field of contract law in September 2017 at the Unviersity Ss.Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. Marjana participated in the 22nd Vis Moot and the team reached ROUND 32. During her studies, she participated in numerous educational programmes, conferences, workshops etc. Currently, she is a paralegal at a law office based in Skopje and works as a Coordinator of the Legal Clinic at the Faculty of Law "Iustinianus Primus“ - Skopje. She is also active in doing voluntary work for the community and is currently a Zone Chairperson at the District 132 Macedonia - part of the global organization Lions International.
Ms Hanna Stanisheuskaya
Graduated from Belorussian State University in 2009 (International private law). Since graduation has been working in law firms and as an in-house lawyer. At the moment - a Senior Lawyer at EPAM Systems (leading IT Company in Belarus). Primary fields of interest are: dispute resolution and International Commercial Arbitration, IP and IT Law. Certified mediator.
Mr Shaun Star
Mr. Shaun Star is an Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean (International Collaborations) at Jindal Global Law School. He is also the inaugural Executive Director of the Centre for India-Australia Studies at O. P. Jindal Global University.
Shaun is an Australian qualified lawyer and has worked at various top-tier law firms in Australia and India, including most recently at Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co. Shaun was recently named as one of 30 people to watch in the business of law in Asia.
Shaun has published a book entitled “Australia and India: A Comparative Overview of the Law and Legal Practice”, a volume which has received contributions from judges, leading barristers, academics and legal practitioners. The book has been launched by Former Australian High Court Judge, The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG, and the Attorneys General of Australia and India.
Shaun is co-founder and Chair of the Australia India Youth Dialogue, a forum which hosts young lawyers, politicians, entrepreneurs and diplomats and encourages collaboration between young leaders of both of nations.
Shaun has previously participated in the Vis moot as a student and as a coach of the National Law School of India University.
Ms Evgenia Stavropoulou
Mr Florian Stefan
Florian's main areas of practice are investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration. He works as a Senior Associate with the Vienna-based law firm Vavrovsky Heine Marth. Florian regularly publishes and gives talks on international dispute resolution. He holds degrees from the University of Vienna (Mag iur, 2012) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M. with merit, 2014). During his studies at the University of Vienna he participated at the 19th Willem Vis Moot (Honorable Mentions as Best Individual Oralist and Best Memorandum for Claimant).
Mr Matei Stefanescu
My name is Matei Stefanescu and I graduated from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law this year and I was admitted in September in the Bucharest Bar. From October, I am Junior Associate in the DLA PIPER Dinu SCA, the office of DLA from Bucharest. I have participated at Willem Vis in 2013 and 2014, first time in the team Bucharest Independent and second time in the team of the Univerisity of Bucharest. In my opinion, Willem Vis experience represented for me the bet opportnity to develop my practice skills and to learn to think as a lawyer, not only as a student who only can learn and understand doctrine and jurisprudence. The true mission of a lawyer is to know how to use the information and to bring arguments that can convince even the opponent that his client is right. I think that exactly about this is Willem Vis and I intend to use everything I learned in order to help other students to develop their skills through this incredible competition. This is the main reason that determined me to submit this application as arbitrator.
Ms Carolina Stefanetti
Dr Ben Steinbrück
Lawyer at SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, specialised in international litigation & arbitration and commercial & corporate law; bar exam 2009, research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for comparative and international private law from 2004 to 2009; MJur studies at the University of Oxford 2003/2004; legal studies at the University of Cologne from 1998 to 2003. Lecturer for arbitration law and CISG at the University of Trier.
Mrs Barbara-Helene Steindl
Barbara Helene STEINDL practised as an arbitration counsel and arbitrator with two international Viennese-based law firms and was head of arbitration with Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna, between 2010 and 2015. She continues her practise as a solo practitioner, representing companies in international arbitration and complex litigation mostly concerning construction, cross-border commercial matters, energy, investment protection and sports. She regularly acts as arbitrator and is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration. She previously served as deputy Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, as Central- and Eastern European representative of YIAG/LCIA, as well as research assistant at the Columbia European Legal Studies Centre in New York and was appointed ad hoc clerk of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. Barbara completed her education at Columbia University law school (LL.M 2008) and Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Masters’ degree 1999). She is a member of the New York Bar. Her working languages are German, English and French. Contact: email@example.com
Mr Peter Stentoft
Bachelor of law, Aarhus University, Denmark - 2011. Erasmus exchange program, KU Leuven, Belgium - 2012. Vis Moot-participant for Aarhus University, Denmark - 2013. Master of law, Aarhus University, Denmark - 2014. Assistant Attorney, Gorrissen Federspiel, Corporate/ M&A and Real Estate and Environment - February 2014 - January 2017. Attorney, Gorrissen Federspiel, Real Estate and Environment - February 2017 - present.
Mr Renato Stephan Grion
Renato Stephan Grion is a partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados, based in São Paulo. He concentrates his practice on commercial disputes before international and domestic arbitral tribunals, as well as on mediations. He handles arbitration and mediation cases before virtually every major institution, including the ICC and other leading arbitration and mediation centres in Brazil and abroad. Subjects of these arbitrations and mediations have included international sales and distribution contracts, construction, mining, M&A and electricity-related disputes. He also represents Brazilian and international clients in litigation in Brazil involving disputes over the enforcement of arbitral awards and arbitration agreements, as well as other transnational disputes. He sits regularly as an arbitrator in commercial arbitrations. He lectures regularly in Brazil and abroad about international commercial arbitration and mediation. He is the author of many articles on the subject. He is a former Assistant Counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris (2005-07); Attorney-trainee in the International Arbitration Group of Salans, Paris (2004); Foreign associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, New York (2002-03). He is fl uent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. He holds the following degrees: LL.B. from the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo; Postgraduate program in business law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo; Certifi cate in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management; LL.M. from Northwestern University School of Law; and D.E.S.S. Juriste d’affaires international, with honours, from Université de Paris V.
Mr Michael Stephens
A very experienced barrister, arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator, Michael was President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2014.
Ms Geanina Stingaciu
I am a graduate from the University of Bucharest and currently a lawyer at Tuca Zbarcea and Associates. During my time as a student, I participated in the twenty-first moot in Vienna and eleventh moot in Hong Kong. These experiences helped my academic formation and later on opened a career path as I am currently a lawyer specialized in arbitration.
Dr Franz Stirnimann
Dr. Franz Stirnimann is a partner at major Swiss law firm FRORIEP, who focuses his practice on international arbitration and litigation as well as Swiss commercial law. Dr. Stirnimann has acted as counsel and arbitrator (chair, party-appointed, sole) in numerous international arbitrations around the world, relating to joint ventures, post-M&A, shareholders, manufacture, licensing, sales and investment disputes in the manufacturing, trading, energy, mining, aviation, telecommunications, construction, infrastructure and finance sector. He also regularly acts as counsel in related proceedings before Swiss courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court. Dr. Stirnimann is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and is listed in the panel of arbitrators and serves in leadership roles of a number of arbitral institutions (ICC, Swiss Rules, LCIA, WIPO, KLRCA, CAIC, CIMA, CEAR-CBHE, CEA, etc.). He speaks and publishes regularly on arbitration-related topics and has been a lecturer teaching arbitration at a number of Swiss and Latin American universities. Dr. Stirnimann is of Swiss and Latin American origin. He is fluent in English, German, Spanish, and French, and also works in Italian and Portuguese. He is admitted to practise in Geneva, England and Wales, and New York, and holds a Doctorate from the University of Zurich, a Masters Degree from Georgetown University and a Law Degree from the Universities of Fribourg and Durham.
Ms Theodora Stoica
I graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest in June 2015 and was admitted to the Bucharest Bar in September 2015. I am currently a lawyer at Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Bucharest office, my area of expertise being Competition law, especially anti-trust issues, state aid and cartels. I was previously a member of the DLA Piper Dinu SCA team, my collaboration with this firm being mainly focused on Corporate M&A, Pharma and Litigation &Arbitration. As a student, I also underwent an internship with another Bucharest law office, NNDKP, during which my preponderent interest was Intellectual Property. During my four-year period as an undergraduate, I participated in numerous moot court competitions and I attended a Summer School program organised by UN Youth Romania which was mainly focused on "New Perspectives in Diplomacy". My interest for arbitration emerged three years ago and was determined by my participation as a student in the 22nd edition of Willem C. Vis Moot. That experience made me realise both how vast an area international commercial arbitration really is and how many discussions and nuances it generates. As a consequence, I applied for the LLM International Arbitration program with the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest which I graduated in June 2016. Finally, I was also an arbitrator in the 24th edition of Willem C. Vis Moot.
Mr Victor Stoica
Victor Stoica is an arbitration practitioner based in Bucharest, Romania. A member of the Bucharest Bar, Victor has advised and represented clients in international arbitrations under the ICC, DIAC and LCIA Rules. Victor is specialized in construction arbitration disputes. However, Victor's experience covers a wider range of disputes, including disputes related to banking and administrative law.
During his arbitration career Victor worked for Tier 1 Law Firms, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer(Dubai) and King & Spalding(Paris) until 2014. Starting with 2014 Victor is an independent arbitration practitioner working mainly on ICC arbitration.
Victor graduated from the Master in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), an LL.M. organized by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva in 2012. He is currently a Ph.D student in International Law at the University of Geneva and a teaching assistant with the University of Bucharest, Law Faculty, teaching Public International Law since 2013.
Ms Ioana-Laura Stoicescu
Laura Stoicescu is a Law graduate of Bucharest University, with a BA in EU Law from Universite Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne. She holds an LLM from Paris I in international business law, as well as an MA in international relations and diplomacy from the College of Europe. Prior to her bar admission, she pursued a career in international organizations, with a strong focus on international law.
Laura Stoicescu is a 2007 Willem Vis mootie and an arbitrator with the competition since 2009.
In June 2016, she joined the Brussels Office of the German leading law firm Hengeler Mueller, specializing in EU competition law.
Member of the Bucharest Bar since 2013.
Ms Tatjana Stojkova
Mr Chris Stomo
LLM (UNSW): Practicing Barrister and Arbitrator in commercial matters Sydney Australia.
Ms Tanja Stooss
Mr Thomas Stouten
Thomas specialises in both (cross-border) court litigation as well as arbitration under the auspices of - inter alia - the ICC, DIAC, UNUM, UNCITRAL, ICSID and NAI. He has extensive experience in complex disputes, often with multi-jurisdictional aspects, covering a broad range of issues arising from both commercial and corporate transactions. Because of his international law practice, Thomas also worked in both the New York and London offices of Houthoff from where he coordinated multi-jurisdictional disputes.
He coaches the team of Leiden University that participates in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition and he acts as an arbitrator during this competition. Thomas also has acted as secretary in arbitrations in the past. He gives lectures regarding arbitration and frequently speaks at conferences. Thomas publishes in the Dutch Journal on Arbitration, the Dutch Journal on Property Law, Arbitration World (5th and 6th edition) and recently in the Dispute Resolution Journal of the ABA and also the Handbook on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration.
Thomas is recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA Directory for his expertise in arbitration and recognised as a one of the two Future Leaders in the Netherlands in Who's Who Legal Litigation 2018.
Mr Tobias A. Strecker
Tobias is a Lecturer and Managing Director of the Research Institute for Legal Practice at Humboldt University Berlin. He also advises clients on matters of contract law, company law and national and international disputes. He studied in Tübingen and Berlin. After stages in the arbitration department of Gleiss Lutz in Stuttgart and at the International Centre for Dispute Resolution in New York, he completed his legal traineeship at the Kammergericht Berlin. From 2015 to 2017 he was a Lecturer at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. As a student he participated in the Willem C. Vis Moot and later coached several teams for the Vis Moot and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, winning numerous prizes. He regularly teaches at the annual Frankfurt Drafting School and is a co-editor of the Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration.
Marius Stucki is a research assistant at the University of Bern and coach of the University's Vis-Moot team since 2014.
Marius graduated as Bachelor of International Relations from the University of Geneva in 2009, as Bachelor of Law from the University of Bern in 2012 and as Master of Law from the University of Bern in 2013. He was admitted to the bar in 2016.
During his studies in Geneva, Marius participated at (HAMMUN, TEIMUN, GIMUN), chaired (JunesMUN) and co-organised (EURASIAMUN) several Model United Nations Conferences throughout Europe. As a law student at the University of Bern, he participated at the 20th Vis-Moot in 2012/13. Before being a law student, he also lived in Latin America for two years, working in different social areas not related to law.
Marius wrote his master thesis on standard terms under the CISG and under Swiss law and is a co-author in the new commentary on the CISG of Prof. Christoph Brunner, University of Bern, which was published in December 2014.
Ms Franziska Studer
Dr Tanja Suchowerskyj
Dr R Sunitha Sundar
I am a practicing Advocate for the past 27 years, specializing in Civil and Commercial laws, Maritime law and Arbitration, Customs and Consumer law in India. I am a Corporate Lawyer and Claims Handling Legal Consultant for more than 85-90 companies, national and international, specializing in Maritime Law. As a maritime lawyer, I am representing several Protective & Indemnity Clubs directly and through their correspondents in India. I have obtained a Doctorate in International Commercial Arbitration – Problems and Perspectives, in 1997. I have been teaching Maritime Law and other related laws since then and a visiting faculty in University of Madras, Indian Maritime University, National Law College, Bangalore, Osmania University, LIBA, School of Social Work, NIMS-IMEI and other institutions. I have presented several papers on national and international seminars on maritime related issues. I am also a commercial arbitrator. I have been a Judge in several national and international moot competitions. I have been a expert witness before International Maritime Arbitration Tribunal in Copenhagen, Denmark on customs, practice and law relating to Indian Shipping. I am a partner in a law firm situate in Chennai, India, which takes care of ligation and arbitration work for the past 3 decades.
Assoc Prof Dr Ceyda Süral Efeçınar
Ass. Prof. Dr. Ceyda Süral has finished her LLB in Dokuz Eylül University and LLM in Stockholm University. She obtained her PhD degree from Dokuz Eylül University on private law. She has worked as a research assistant at Dokul Eylül University Faculty of Law. Since 2009, she is working as an assistant professor in the department of private international law at Kadir Has University Faculty of Law. She has published two books; UNIDROIT Principles as Applicable Law to International Commercial Contracts; and The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments within the European Union. She has a number of articles in the fields of international litigation, international arbitration, law of foreigners and international commercial law. She has participated the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition first as a student team member in 1999 and since three years she is coaching the Kadir Has University team. Dr. Süral is lecturing on private international law, international trade law and international commercial arbitration law at Kadir Has University. She is also a lecturer at Salzburg University European Private Law Summer School and she has given lectures on international litigation at Coimbra University.
Ms Caroline Swartz-Zern
Caroline Swartz-Zern is an overseas lawyer in the Commercial Litigation group of Allens (in an alliance with Linklaters) in Melbourne, Australia, where she practices international arbitration and general dispute resolution. Prior to joining Allens, she worked in the Major Projects and Construction group at another firm, and the Dispute Resolution team of King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong. She is dual educated in the United States and France, and previously worked in Paris. She has published on issues related to investor-state and commercial arbitration, and lectured in Paris and Hong Kong. She is a member of the New York State Bar.
Mrs Anett Szelezsan
Mrs. Anett Szelezsan is currently Legal Advisor specialized in International Business Law at the Hungarian National Trading House. Prior to this she was a legal advisor of the Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency. Her previous professional experience includes Consular Administrator at the Embassy of Hungary in Bruxelles. Dr. Szelezsan also worked as part of the implemetation of the Schengen Visa system in Hungary as a Schengen Visa Expert. She made a research at the Central European University on the systems of investment incentives in Hungary and China. Her publication on the topic: "Allowance systems in Investment Laws in China and Hungary" published in 2008.
Ms Eleonora Szulc
I am a lawyer admitted to practise law in Spain. I am trained in international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution. My experience as an arbitration counsel encompasses disputes in sectors such as M&A, corporate, joint-ventures, transport, gas and oil, under Austrian, German, Swiss, British, French and Chinese law. Prior to these roles, I administered and managed arbitration and various ADR forms at the Vienna International Arbitral Centre and Beijing Arbitration Commission.
I hold a degree in Spanish Law from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain and a degree in Polish Law from the University of Poland, Lodz. I also completed a year of studies at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia and at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. I am fluent in English, French, German, Spanish and Polish and currently I am pursuing the study of Mandarin. I regard cross-jurisdictional, multilingual research and legal writing as my strength.
Mr Maximilian Szymanski
Maximilian Szymanski is an associate in Herbert Smith Freehills' international arbitration practice in London. He was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in September 2014 after completing his training at the firm, which included two six month secondments to the firm's Singapore office and Man Group plc.
Maximilian specialises in dispute resolution with a focus on international arbitration in the energy, mining, banking and infrastructure sectors. He has been involved in advising and representing clients from a range of sectors and jurisdictions in international arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC and ICSID Rules, and in domestic Nigerian arbitration proceedings, as well as in court actions in England, Hong Kong and Turkey.
Maximilian holds a degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, he worked at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company in Austria and briefly spent time with law firms in Austria, Poland and Spain.
He has taught at Queen Mary University and speaks English and German fluently.
Professor Koji Takahashi
Koji Takahashi is a professor of Doshisha University Law School in Kyoto, Japan. He is teaching international trade law, conflict of laws and international civil procedure. Prior to taking the present post, he held full-time positions at the University of Southampton and the University of Birmingham (UK), lecturing English law in the same fields. In the past five years, he also served as an adjunct professor of the Michigan State University, teaching international business litigation and arbitration in its summer program. He has published a number of articles in English and Japanese on wide ranging issues.
Miss Vivi Tan
Vivi Tan is a lecturer at the College of Law and Justice, Victoria University. She has been in this role for over seven years and focuses her research and teaching predominantly in the areas of domestic and international contracts and sales law as well as consumer protection and international arbitration. She has co-authored textbooks in contract and commercial law and has presented on various topics including mooting, teaching and learning in higher education as well as contract law. She also holds the Directorship of Mooting Programs and the Blended Learning Coordinator roles at the College. In 2017, she intends to commence her PhD at Melbourne University in the area of consumer protection. Further, Vivi has been the coach for the College's various Vis moot teams since 2011.
Mr Hossein Tanhaei
Hossein Tanhaei is a legal expert in Intellectual property law, Arbitration and Investment law. He is an LLM student in Intellectual Property Law at Allameh Tabataba'i University of Tehran. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence. Hossein has recently participated in 2016 Vis Moot as an oralist in Iran's 2nd team and succeeded to reach the "Elimination Rounds". He also has advanced (CAE) Certification in English Language. At present, Hossein Tanhaei acts as Legal specialist and researcher in the area of Arbitration, Pharmaceutical, IP and Investment Law. Besides, he had experience as a legal specialist in pharmaceutical and medical industries. Hossein is also act as legal trainer for multinational companies in the areas of business ethics, competition law, anti-corruption and also data protection. He has publications in fields of International Trade Law and Arbitration published by TDM and Kluwer Arbitration Blog. He also has experience in translating several articles related to different areas of law and philosophy of law and arbitration rules such as providing the Farsi version of Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Arbitration & Mediation Rules 2016. At present, he acts as a paralegal at CMS Law Firm based in Tehran.
Mr Kerim Tbaishat
Mr Irakli Tchilaia
Irakli completed LLB at Tbilisi State University and LLM in international law - at Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). Irakli further represented GIPA at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 2016. This year, Irakli serves as a coach of GIPA team at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 2017. Irakli has won and participated in a number of local moot courts. The moot courts were organized by international organizations such as European Law Student Association, Youth Atlantic Treaty Association. The moots involved a number of issues starting from commercial disputes ending with constitutional ones. Irakli is a member of Georgian BAR Association in Civil, Administrative and Criminal Law. As for work experience, Irakli works at EY (Ernst&Young) Georgia as a senior in tax and law department since March 2014. Previously, Irakli worked at Transparency International Georgia as a court monitor.
Ms Maria Teder
A former 'mootie' who had the pleasure of taking home the Pieter Sanders Award in 2011 while studying International Commercial Arbitration Law at the University of Stockholm. Presently I am a Senior Associate at Ellex Raidla law firm in Tallinn , Estonia focusing mainly on international arbitration and cross-border dispute resolution. I have previously worked in the field of international arbitration as part of the dispute resolution team of GE Oil & Gas in Florence.
Mr Robert-Jan Temmink
Robert is a Queen's Counsel practising from Quadrant Chambers in London since 1996. He specialises in international commercial law and arbitration. Also registered to practice at the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts and in Northern Ireland. Foreign Legal Consultant of the State Bar of New York. Particular fields of expertise include aviation, dry shipping, energy, financial services and technology. Most of his cases involve an element of domestic or cross-border insolvency and many cases involve allegations of fraud. He has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2007 and is a supporting Member of the LMAA. Robert is a registered arbitrator at the HKIAC, KLRAC, DIAC and frequently sits as either chair or member of tribunals under ICC and LCIA rules. He has been involved in judging practice rounds of the Vis moot before and is an advocacy trainer for Middle Temple and the International Advocacy Association - training lawyers around the world in the art of advocacy, with particular reference to common law advocacy skills in international arbitration. He is a Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple - one of the Inns of Court in London.
Mr Oleg TEMNIKOV
Oleg is a practising lawyer/attorney-at-law at Wolf Theiss law firm office in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated in 2009 from Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and was admitted to Sofia Bar in 2012.
Oleg is regularly involved in both domestic and international arbitrations, as well as court litigations. His experience includes providing advice and representing clients in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes in various sectors, such as energy, construction, transport, finance, insurance and others. Apart from litigation works, Oleg is also regularly provides legal advice in the field of regulatory matters, energy law, telecommunications etc.
Oleg is the author of several articles in the field of commercial and investment arbitration in Bulgarian and International journals, including ICSID Review, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, The In-House Lawyer, Lexology etc.
He is highly involved with the VIS Moot for the seventh consecutive year. Oleg has served as arbitrator in Vienna and on multiple pre-moots. Also, since 2011 he is one of the coaches of the Sofia University VIS Moot Team and one of the organizers of Sofia Pre Moot.
Ms Snezhana Tereshkova
Master of Private Law Candidate, Private Law Reseach Centre under the President of the Russian Federation named after S. S. Alexeev (2018) LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration Law, Stockholm university (2016) Bachelor of Law, Saint-Petersburg state university (2015) Participant in 22nd Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna, Austria, October 2014 - April 2015
Mr Armand TERRIEN
Armand Terrien is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Paris office. He joined the firm in 2013. His practice focuses on commercial and investment arbitration. Prior to joining the firm, Armand was a mergers & acquisitions and securities associate with another international firm in Paris. Armand regularly lectures in international and arbitration law at Sciences Po Paris and HEAD.
Mr Marko Tešanović
Marko Tešanović was born on 9 December 1991 in Belgrade, the Republic of Serbia. He graduated from the XIII Belgrade High School with honors and enrolled at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law in 2010. He graduated from the Faculty of Law on 23 June 2014 with average mark 9.80/10. During his studies, Marko was a member of University of Belgrade Faculty of Law team which participates at XXII Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Currently, he is undertaking the Master in European Integration LL.M held in English at the same faculty. Since June 2015, Marko is an associate at the law firm Wolf Theiss (Belgrade office), where he is particularly focused on dispute resolution, corporate and real estate related matters, advising and representing a variety of market-leading clients from a diverse range of industries on a number of cases dealing with corporate and commercial issues. Marko is fluent in English, and has a basic knowledge of Russian language.
Mr Manu Thadikkaran
Manu Thadikkaran is currently working as an Associate with the International Arbitration team of White & Case LLP, Paris. His areas of focus include energy and construction disputes, as well as investor-state arbitration. Prior to this, he had worked with the International Arbitration team of LALIVE, Geneva. He completed his LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS 14`) from Geneva as a Hans Wilsdorf Scholar. Prior to that, he secured his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from National Law University, Jodhpur (NLU 13`) with a specialization in International Trade and Investment Law.
As part of the MIDS LL.M., Manu had completed his thesis on the 'Enforcement of Annulled Arbitral Awards', under the guidance and supervision of Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler. During this time, he also worked as a research assistant to Prof. Joost Pauwelyn (IHEID) and Dr. Michael Waibel (University of Cambridge). Manu has also authored articles on debated issues in international commercial arbitration and international trade law, which are currently published in the Journal of International Arbitration and the Global Trade and Customs Journal.
Mr Stefan Thaler
Stefan Thaler graduated from the law school of Munich in July 2016. During his time at the law school, he participated at the Willem C. Vis Moot in 2013/14. At the moment he works for an international corporate law firm in Munic, the Regional Court Landshut and prepares himself for the Bavarian Bar Exam.
Miss Sarocha Thongperm
I was a scholar and received the Master's Degree in International Dispute Settlement from Geneva, Switzerland.
I have been a lead trial attorney in civil and commercial disputes, including large number shareholder and corporate disputes, administrative disputes, labor disputes, and business disputes for 9 years. I have worked on investigative work in corporate criminal matters, including Thai investigations of U.S. antitrust and FCPA matters as well as arbitration & mediation: local and domestic arbitration of commercial disputes in Bangkok, Thailand.
I also had the opportunity to work on sport Arbitration before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the sport federations and assisted Thai sport associations and federation for sport related disputes and sport commercial contracts.
Ms Valériane THOOL
Valeriane Thool is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of international litigation and environmental law. She is also a Lecturer in International Public Law in Université du Quebec à Montréal (Canada). She has taught as a TA, International litigation in a master's degree level and International and european institutions in a Bachelor's of Law degree. She was coach for the Vis moot in Hong Kong and in Vienna in 2015, and also coach for the Charles Rousseau moot. She was judge for the Jessup moot in 2015 and 2016. She also is an Arbitrator for the Vis moot since 2016. She is a member of Global Justice/ Injustice research group from Sciences Po and La Sorbonne university, and member of the Reseau Francophone de droit international. She holds a Bachelor's of Law and a 2 years master's degree in International and comparative law. She specializes in Private international Law, Business international law and public international law. She was a trainee in Hascöet & Associés Law firm in Paris and in Jimenez, Graffam y Lausell in Puerto Rico. She earned a Certificat d'assiduité of the Hague Academy of International Law.
Dr Paul A. Tichauer
Founding Chair of the Canada Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2017, Dr. Paul Tichauer is a member of the Standing Committee of the ICC International Center for ADR in Paris and an active independent arbitrator. Recent appointments include sitting as Sole Arbitrator for the ICC and as Public Arbitrator for FINRA – the Financial Regulatory Authority in the USA. In addition, in 2018 Dr. Tichauer was appointed as the official Observer for the CIArb at UNCITRAL Working Group ll on the Settlement of Commercial Disputes and at UNCITRAL Working Group lll on Investor-State Dispute Settlement reform. He has also served as a tutor at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator’s Advanced Route to Fellowship courses in Vancouver, Toronto and New York.
A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Tichauer received a BEng (Metallurgy) from McGill University, an MA (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) from Oxford University and a PhD (Metallurgy) from MIT. In addition to serving as an arbitrator, Dr. Tichauer has been a successful CEO and COO for over 25 years and currently mentors senior executives internationally across a wide range of businesses and organizations. A Canadian citizen, Dr. Tichauer resides in Toronto. More details are available on www.ceoarbitration.com and www.tichauer.com.
Mr Luciano Timm
PhD Univeristy of California at Berkeley, USA; Doctorate at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; LLM at University of Warwick, UK; Master of Law at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Luciano Timm has worked as a corporate lawyer since 1994. His legal practice is specially focused on the commercial and business impacts of each of clients' operations. Has also a notable work experience in the arbitration sphere, acting as arbitrator in several cases with matters related to corporate, real estate and construction, internacional law, M&A, Oil and Gas, among others. Luciano Timm acted as arbitrator on 22nd Willem C. Vis Moot, 2015 and on 23rd Willem C. Vis Moot, 2016.
Ms Maija Tipaine
Ms Maija Tipaine holds LL.M. in international commercial arbitration law awarded by Stockholm University. She is attorney-at-law in Latvia and her practice covers arbitration, litigation and life sciences.
Mrs Selma Tirić
Selma Tiric is a Senior Associate at KNOETZL. She participated in the 15th Willem C. Vis Moot as part of the University of Vienna team, reaching the semi-finals. After she graduated from the University of Vienna, she was an associate working in the field of arbitration at Wolf Theiss from 2010 until 2013. After two years being the Head of Secretariat of the European Law Institute (ELI), she returned to the arbitration practice of Wolf Theiss in 2015, before joining KNOETZL in January 2016. She has great experience with arbitrations under various arbitration rules and languages, including ICC, UNICTRAL, ICSID and Vienna Rules. Selma has also acted as secretary to arbitral tribunals in various matters. She is a member of the YAAP (Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners), the Young ICCA and a Fellow of the ELI.
Ms Triin Tiru
University of Tartu, Estonia 2010-2014 (Bachelor of Laws) Université de Lille, France 2012/2013 (Erasmus) University of Salzburg 2013 (Summer school) University of Tartu, Estonia 2014-2016 (Master of Laws)
Participated at Willem C. Vis in 2013/2014
For 2 years I have been working at Law Firm Ellex (referred to as Raidla Ellex in Estonia) which is one of the biggest law firms in the Baltics. I became an attorney in September 2016. I am specialised in M&A, contracts, real estate and construction. I also teach contract law at University of Tartu and assist some professors in their work.
I have been coaching the teams representing University of Tartu at Willem C. Vis moot court competition since autumn 2014.
Ms Sophie Tkemaladze
Sophie Tkemaladze is an independent practitioner (mediator, arbitrator, dispute systems designer) and a consultant advising international organizations (UNDP, ADB, USAID, GIZ) as well as Georgian public agencies and professional associations on various aspects of dispute resolution system and policy. Sophie was the lead drafter of amendments to the Law of Georgia on Arbitration which entered into force in 2015 and has helped Georgian Association of Arbitrators draft and adopt Code of Ethics for Arbitrators. She brought first team from Georgia to Vis Moot in 2007 and since then has coached 8 generations of Georgian teams for the competition. She is currently Assistant Professor of Mediation, Commercial Arbitration & International Sales Law at New Vision University where she is also a founder and co-director of the Center for Effective Communication and Leadership (CECL). Sophie holds Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, (MA, US) LL.M. in International Business Law from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) and a Diploma in Law from Tbilisi State University. She is an accredited mediator in the state of Massachussets, US, an ILO certified mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
Ms Patricia Tobias
Ms. Tobias is a Junior Associate in Poblador Bautista & Reyes Law Offices (Ranked Tier 1 in Dispute Resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific). She has practiced in the fields of litigation and arbitration. She was a former Law Clerk or Court Attorney of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. She was a Chevening Scholar and took her LL.M. in Queen Mary University of London. She previously coached the Queen Mary Vis Moot team. She has participated as arbitrator in both Vis Vienna and Vis East.
Miss Jelena Todic
LL.M. Candidate at University of Cambridge focusing on the settlement of international disputes.
Mr Oskar Toivonen
Mr Zlatan Topić
Mr Seyed Meghdad Torabi
I am an Iranian lawyer specializing in international commercial law. My involvement in the Vis Moot has been as a participant, a coach, and an arbitrator.
Mr Kristian Torp
Previous moot-participant and quaterfinalist (as pleader) for Aarhus University. The team received honourable mentions on pleading as well as the respondent memo.
I have kept contact with the moot as an ad hoc coach for the Aarhus University Team (namely on the written part), arbitrator at pre-moots and, as of this 2016, co-founder of an alumni for former Aarhus University participants and initiater and organisor of the the Aarhus University pre-moot
Professionally, I work concurrently as an assistant attorney at a medium-sized Danish law firm (Holst, Law) where i specialize in dispute resolution, namely within the fields of public law and tort law, and as a ph.d.-student at Aarhus University where is lecture civil procedure and international commercial arbitration .
Mr Kari Tossavainen
Partner, LL.M. Kari Tossavainen is specialised in Finnish and international trade contracts, public procurement and as well as in domestic and EU litigation relating to these fields. He regularly represents Finnish and international companies as well as public sector units in these fields.
Dr Gregory Travaini
Gregory joined Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in July 2012, after formerly acting as Deputy Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, working as a Research Assistant to Professor J. Martin Hunter in London, and training at a magic circle law firm.
He regularly advises clients in both ad hoc and institutional international arbitrations (ICC, AFA, SCC, and ICSID and UNCITRAL) both in commercial matters (construction, distribution, joint-venture, energy and sales contracts), acting for both private investors and State entities.
Gregory is a graduate of Paris II University (Pantheon Assas), Paris III University (Sorbonne Nouvelle), and University of London (King's College and the School of Oriental and African Studies). He holds an LLM in International and Comparative Dispute Resolution, a Masters in Comparative Law, as well as a Masters in Business and Institutional Communication. He also holds a Ph. D in Law from Paris II University (Pantheon Assas), where his thesis addressed "The Influence of European Powers on Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in West Africa: The African Legal Culture".
Gregory is admitted to the Paris Bar.
Mr Evaristo Treviño Berlanga
Evaristo Treviño Berlanga graduated from law school from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (2005). He holds a Certificate in Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (2004) and a Master of Laws in Chinese and Comparative Law from City University of Hong Kong (2007).
In Mexico he practiced litigation and arbitration for over four years. In Hong Kong he worked for two years in a law firm in the China Practice area. In 2009 he founded La Nao Group, a firm based in Hong Kong integrated by Chinese, Mexican, Argentine, Spanish and Colombian lawyers servicing Latin-American companies dealing in China and Chinese companies dealing with Latin America. He is constantly involved in international disputes and potential disputes between Chinese and Latin American firms.
He is an associate member at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has participated in 2015 UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Conferences and 2016 UNCITRAL Trade Law Forum in Incheon, Korea as well as several arbitration events in Hong Kong.
In 2008 he founded The Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the first Latin American chamber of commerce in Hong Kong.
Mr Gerald Trieb
Mr Pierre Trippel
Pierre Trippel was born 18 June 1990 at Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Pierre is currently working in the international arbitration practice of Gleiss Lutz at Stuttgart as research assistant and coaching the Vis Moot team of Heidelberg University. He studied law at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany and University of Cambridge (Trinity College), with internships at Berlin, London and New York City. Pierre intensively engaged in the Vis Moot Court: He served as a speaker for the 2012 Bucerius Team at Vienna, where he was awarded an individual honourable mention. In the following he coached the Bucerius team at the Hong Kong and Vienna competitions in 2013 and 2015. Until he recently finished the First Legal State Examination in Hamburg, Pierre held a fellowship of the German National Academic Foundation.
Ms Constanza Trofaier
Participated in the 17th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot as a member of the Vienna University Team. Graduated from Vienna University in Law, as well as History of Art. Completed an LL.M. at Columbia Law School in New York, focusing on Art Law and Dispute Resolution. Various internships, including with the ICC and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, as well as law firms in London and Vienna. Currently working as an Associate at Konrad & Partners in Vienna, specialising in International Arbitration. Mother tongue: German and English; and knowledge of French and Russian.
Mr Valentin Trofin
Mr Valentin TROFIN PhDc LLM LLB FCIArb
Managing Partner, Trofin şi Asociaţii, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Valentin Trofin holds a Bachelor Law Degree (1998) and a Master Degree in International Commercial Arbitration (2014), both from Law School of University of Bucharest. He also holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2014). Valentin Trofin is a PhD candidate at Doctoral Law School of Titu Maiorescu University. Valentin Trofin was admitted to the Bucharest Bar Association (1999), The National Association of Authorized Romanian Valuers (2003) and to Romanian National Union of the Insolvency Practitioners (2010). Also, he is member of International Bar Association, Society of Construction Law (UK), Romanian Society of Construction Law and founding member and Treasurer of Bucharest Arbitration Network. Valentin Trofin is the founder of the Trofin şi Asociaţii (2001) and he is experienced in corporate transactions and project financing with a focus on construction, real estate development and both commercial & investment arbitration. His continuing legal education includes various participation at training, seminars and conferences related both, with FIDIC contracts, including the YPMTP 2012 and with international commercial arbitration.
Ms Dimitra A. Tsakiri
Dimitra A. Tsakiri is an associate at KNOETZL. Her main areas of practice are international commercial arbitration, investment protection under bilateral and multilateral treaties, and investment contracts. Before joining KNOETZL, she worked as a member of the dispute resolution group of leading law firms in Geneva and Athens, gaining further experience in the fields of construction, energy, IP and privacy law. Her experience includes representing clients, assisting counsels as well as arbitrators in high profile investor-state and commercial disputes under various major arbitral rules including the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, VIAC, and UNCITRAL. Dimitra holds a Law Degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and an LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) jointly from the Geneva University Law School and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. She also undertook legal studies at the University of Vienna. Dimitra has been involved in many moot court competitions both as a participant and as an arbitrator. She speaks Greek, English and German.
Ms Ioulia Tsoukanova
Former student of the Arbitration and International Business Law Master Program ( University of Versailles Saint Quentin, France). Ioulia is currently completing French Bar School program ( HEDAC). Ioulia has been also a student coach for the Unifersity of Paris Saclay Vis Moot Team for 3 years.
Dr George G. Tumanishvili
Masaryk University (Czech Republic) Chairman of Georgian Lawyers Without Borders Director of GTJ's Group Professor, PhD. former Dean at Ilia state university School of Law (2010-2014).
Ms EKİN TUNA
Ekin Tuna studied law at the University of Ankara, Turkey, and she obtained LLM degree from University of Ankara. She has worked as a legal trainee with the corporation and finance group of Freshfields Brückhaus Deringer LLP in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She has worked in Granada, Spain as a lawyer. In 2013, she participated LLM lectures and Summer Law School Programme (European and International Economic Law) in Augsburg University. Present PhD student in law (Kadir Has University). Since 2014, she is working as a research assistant at Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Law in the department of private international law. She has published a book; An Action To Set Aside The Arbitral Award, According to Turkish International Arbitration Act. She has a number of articles in the fields of international commercial arbitration, international litigation. She is quailified lawyer admitted to the Izmir Bar Association and speaks English (fluent), German (fluent), Spanish( fluent).She provides legal support in international disputes, transactional matters especially sports law and has acquired a particular experience football players contracts. She has coached Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Law in 23rd Vis Moot. She is also Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).
Ms Sherlin Tung
Sherlin Tung is a Senior Associate with CMS Hasche Sigle in Hong Kong where she is a member of the international disputes practice group. She is a licensed attorney in the States of California and New York.
Before joining CMS, Sherlin was the Litigation & Arbitration Counsel for Semperit AG Holding, an international conglomerate specialized in rubber industrial and medical products. During her time at Semperit, Sherlin represented the Semperit Group in multiple international disputes, provided legal support in multi-million dollar overseas investment projects, and was a legal advisor to the company’s Executive Board. Sherlin was also a Board Member of Sempermed U.S.A. Inc., the U.S. affiliate of Sempermed of the Semperit Group.
Prior to Semperit, Sherlin was a Deputy Counsel with the Secretariat of the ICC Court of Arbitration (Hong Kong & New York) where she was a founding member of the New York Case Management Office and supervised over 300 commercial and investment arbitrations.
Sherlin has also acted as Tribunal Secretary in over 35 international arbitration matters.
Sherlin is on the Committee for the Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre, an ambassador for HK45, a Director of the Vis East Foundation, and Vice President of the Moot Alumni Association.
Ms Natascha Tunkel
Mr Santtu Turunen
Santtu Turunen is a research fellow at the University of Helsinki. He teaches procedural law, conflict management and arbitration and coaches the Vis Moot team of University of Helsinki. Santtu has published several articles and edited several publications in the field of arbitration, among others a collection of Finnish arbitral awards. He is a co-author of the book Due Process in International Commercial Arbitration (OUP, 2nd ed. 2010). In addition to teaching, Santtu also acts as an arbitrator.
Mr Matus Tutko
Mr Richard Twomey
Richard is a Partner at DWF LLP (having recently joined from Pinsent Masons LLP), based in London and qualified in England & Wales. Richard has acted as counsel for parties in International Arbitrations for well over a decade and has been involved in cases around the globe. Recently, Richard acted for the UK Secretary for State in The Secretary of State for the Home Department –v- Raytheon Systems Limited , one of the largest IT projects in dispute at the time and now the leading English judgment on challenges to arbitral awards for 'serious irregularity' and the relevant relief. The decision was shortlisted by GAR in 2016 as one of the most important decisions in arbitration.
Outside of the technology sector, Richard represents clients from a broad range of backgrounds, including energy, infrastructure and life sciences, in addition to frequently advising on dispute avoidance strategies.