Ms Noor Kadhim
Partner in International Arbitration and Art and Cultural Heritage Law
Partner in International Arbitration and Art and Cultural Heritage Law
I currently study at the Universtity of Mannheim. In 2017 I finished my LLB and participated in the Vis Moot for the University of Mannheim. In July 2020 I will finish my first state exam.
I am the Secretary General of The Finland Arbitration Institute (FAI). Prior to my current role I worked as an Attorney-at-Law specializing in corporate and commercial arbitration and litigation. I participated in the 19th Vis Moot as a member of the University of Helsinki team in 2011–2012 and have returned as an arbitrator to Vienna every year since. I have previously coached the University of Helsinki teams in the 22nd Moot (round of 16 in Vienna) and the 29th Moot (round of 32 in Vienna and round of 16 in HK) and coached the Queen Mary University of London 23rd Vis Moot team (round of 32 in Vienna) while completing LL.M. studies in London in 2015–2016.
Mikhail Kalinin is an associate in King & Spalding’s London office and a member of the firm's International Arbitration practice group. He focuses on investment treaty and international commercial arbitration, as well as complex cross-border disputes and enforcement proceedings.
Mikhail holds an LLM degree awarded with First Class honours by the University of Cambridge, where he acted as a Board Member of the Cambridge Arbitration Society and an editor of the Cambridge International Law Journal.
He graduated with honours from the law faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University. As a student, he participated in the Vis Moot in 2014-2016 and then coached Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2016-2020, including when the team advanced to the semi-finals in Vienna.
Maroš works as an associate with Squire Patton Bogg Prague and is a member of finacial services practice group. He joined the firm in 2018, during the last year of his studies. Before joining the team, he worked as a legal intern for another international law firm. During his studies, he mainly focused on international dispute resolution, financial law (banking and capital markets)and general corporate law. Maroš also represented Charles University in the 24th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. He has been arbitrating ever since.
LLM: Harvard Class of 2020
LLB: Istanbul University Law Faculty Class of 2017
• 171st place in ÖSS and thus, 1st place in the faculty
• GPA: 3.80/4
High School: Robert College Class of 2013
• Baker & McKenzie Istanbul Law Firm for 2 years
o Arbitration Department
• SEDA EREN LAW FIRM
o Summer Internship- 6 months
o On Arbitration
• AKOL ÖZOK NAMLI LAW FRIM
o Summer Internship- 1 month
o On Mergers&Acquisitions and Bank&Finance
French: Intermediate (Delf B2 Diploma)
Competitions/ Seminars/ Courses and Others:
• International Willem C. Vis Moot Court Competition (2015 Vienna, Austria)
Martin Domke Best Individual Oralist Award
First team from Turkey to get to the eliminations (first 64)
• International Client Consultation Competition (27-30 April 2016 - Windsor, ON, Canada)
1st place in the national round, representation of Turkey in the international round
Mark Kantor is a retired partner of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (now Milbank LLC), an international arbitrator in investment and commercial disputes, Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Transnational Dispute Management. He was a member of the World Bank Group Sanctions Board (term ended Fall 2021). He is a former member of the American Arbitration Association Board of Directors and the Council of the American Arbitration Association, and former Chair of the DC Bar International Investment Committee and the DC Bar International Dispute Resolution Committee. He has authored numerous works, including Reports of Overseas Private Investment Corporation Determinations (eds. Mark Kantor, Michael D. Nolan and Karl P. Sauvant), Valuation for Arbitration: Compensation Standards, Valuation Methods and Expert Evidence (OGEMID Best Book 2008) and “A Code of Conduct for Party-Appointed Experts in International Arbitration – Can One be Found?” 26 Arbitration International 323 (2010) (OGEMID Best International Dispute Resolution Article 2010).
Dr. Kapeliuk is a partner in the Commercial and International Litigation Department, specializing in international and domestic arbitration, and is considered the leading Israeli expert in these fields.
She has acted as arbitrator and counsel representing domestic and international clients.
She has been teaching international commercial arbitration for the past 15 years in Israel's leading law faculties and has published scholarly articles on the field, among other in Cornell Law Review, Texas Law Review and the Review of Litigation.
In addition Dr. Kapeliuk advises arbitrators, companies and senior business executives with regard to their involvement in international business disputes.
Vinayak is a dispute resolution lawyer who is currently working with Pinsent Masons, Munich. He has 3 years of experience in field of dispute resolution and international arbitration and has worked with dispute resolution teams of law firms in India and Germany. He also holds an (LL.M.) in International Dispute Resolution from Humboldt University, Berlin.
Gordon Kardos is an associate in the Gleiss Lutz Dispute Resolution Practice Group based in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, specialising in litigation and arbitration. He particpated in the 20th Vis Moot and coached in the 22nd Vis Moot, both times representing the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and has been Vice President of the Bayreuth Moot Court Association. In 2021, he worked as a trainne lawyer at the German Arbitration Institute (DIS).
I am a senior associate in DORDA's Dispute Resolution Team in Vienna. My main areas of practice are international commercial and insurance litigation, international arbitration and cross-border enforcement. I studied Law at the University of Vienna (Mag. iur.) and have recently completed a postgraduate program in "Comparative and International Dispute Resolution" at Queen Mary University of London (LL.M.). Additionally, I undertook legal studies in international law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Felix is a Law Clerk at the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt (Germany). He has work experience at leading law firms, especially in the area of corporate litigation and arbitration. Felix particpated in the 23rd Vis Moot for Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, inter alia winning the Werner Melis Award for Best Memorandum for Respondent with the Team. He also coached Duke University School of Law in the 27nd Vis Moot while completing his LL.M. at the Law School.
Salih Kartal, MCIArb is a Turkish qualified attorney-at-law working in Çakmak Attorney Partnership in Istanbul. He primarily focuses on M&A projects, corporate law matters and commercial disputes. He is experienced in international commercial arbitration and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). He graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 2018 and is currently pursuing a Private International Law LLM in Istanbul University.
He participated in 24th and 25th Vis Moots as a team member and received Honourable Mention for the Martin Domke Award for Best Individual Oralists. Currently, he is the Vis Moot team of the Istanbul University.
Joshua Karton is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law, and an independent arbitrator. He holds a BA from Yale, a JD from Columbia, and a PhD from Cambridge. Before commencing his academic career, he practiced in litigation and arbitration at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York.
Professor Karton teaches and writes about international and comparative commercial law and dispute resolution, especially international arbitration. In general, his research explores what happens when members of diverse communities—legal, cultural, linguistic—meet in the international legal arena. He has received global recognition for this research, most recently as an elected member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.
Professor Karton presents frequently at academic and professional conferences around the world. He co-founded and remains the Managing Editor of the Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration, is the General Editor of Kluwer Arbitration Practical Insights, a leading online research guide for international arbitration practitioners, and is a Book Review Editor of the American Journal of Comparative Law.
Evanthia Kasiora is an Associate in the International Arbitration Practice of White & Case in Paris. She works in commercial and investment arbitration, with an emphasis on the energy and construction sectors. Evanthia is qualified in Greece and holds an LLM in International Business Law from the London School of Economics. She participated at the 25th Vis Moot with the team from the London School of Economics and has been active in the Vis Moot since then. Evanthia is the Co-Chair of the Mentor-Mentee Team of the Moot Alumni Association.
Vasileios studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law. He participated at the 23rd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Apart from arbitration, his is interested in International Investment Law, Finance Law, Private International Law, International Commercial Law, and International Business Transactions.
Anna is a former uOttawa VIS and FDI moot student. She is a commercial litigation and arbitration lawyer in Ottawa and helps coach the UOttawa Vis team.
Emmanuel Kaufman is Counsel at Wolf Theiss. He is a member of the Disputes and Construction teams and specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration as well as construction disputes. He has gained considerable experience working under the major arbitration rules, including the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and Vienna Rules. Emmanuel focusses on disputes in the CEE/SEE region and on disputes involving, in particular, Spanish and South American parties. Before re-joining Wolf Theiss, where he started his career as Associate and Senior Associate, Emmanuel spent several years as partner in a disputes boutique. He also gained experience at a well-known law firm in Argentina and as legal counsel at the National Senate Chamber of Argentina. Emmanuel was ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia (2019-2021), and is currently board member and former President of the Austrian-German Section of the Spanish Club of Arbitration.
Dr. Kaya Kızılırmak, received her J.D. from Istanbul University in 2014, specializing in personal security law and she graduated from the same University with an LLM degree in private law, specializing in CISG. She has been coaching Istanbul University team on merits. She is currently working as Assoc. Prof. in Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, Department of Civil Law.
Associate at Sorainen, the leading and largest regional law firm in the Baltics. Part of the firm's Dispute resolution and risk management team in Riga, Latvia.
Specializes in cross-border trade matters, international and domestic arbitration, international investment disputes and litigation.
Fulbright Alumni. Acquired an LLM in International Commercial Arbitration at Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute resolution in California, and bachelor's and master's degrees in law at the University of Latvia, in Riga, Latvia.
Lecturer at the University of Latvia teaching a course on private international law and conflict norms. Former Vis moot participant and present coach of the University of Latvia Vis moot team.
Professor Christopher Kee is an internationally renowned Australian lawyer and academic whose expertise ranges from international commercial law (broadly defined) through to legal education and university management. At present Christopher is the Chair of Academic Senate and Dean (Education) for the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University, Australia. Christopher is also a Director of the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
Christopher has published widely, particularly in the field of arbitration, and has been invited to lecture in numerous countries around the world.
I'm an International Dispute Settlement lawyer. During my law school I participated in various National and International Moot Court Competition. Also, I have acted as an Arbitrator and Judges in various moot
Rebecca E. Khan is a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) candidate at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Her doctoral research focuses on transparency in investor-State dispute settlement, an area of study to which she brings several years of practical experience. Previously an attorney with the Philippine government, Rebecca has extensive international litigation experience, including arbitrations before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
In addition, Rebecca was tapped by the Philippine Supreme Court as a member of its drafting committee for the Rules of Court on Alternative Dispute Resolution. She was also part of the Philippine delegation to the UNCITRAL Working Group that prepared the 2014 Rules on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration. Rebecca has taught Public International Law at a law school in the Philippines, teaches part of the Investment Disputes course at Central European University, and lectures on the topic of investment treaty arbitration for practitioners.
As a Fulbright scholar, she obtained her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International and Comparative Law, with highest honors, from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
I am a Georgian Lawyer, currently heading the legal department of the United Airports of Georgia, the company that owns all Georgian Airports, as well as being a partner at Lead Consulting, a successful law firm. Additionally, I used to be the coach of the Tbilisi Free University team at the 25th and 26th Vis Moot competitions, as well as continuously being an arbitrator since.
I have extensive experience with moots, both participating and adjudicating them. Therefore, I strongly believe, that I will be able to perform the duties of an arbitrator well.
Litigation and arbitration lawyer experienced in complex cases that require strong analytical skills.
I work on construction disputes, class actions, financial products litigation, fraud cases, contentious employment cases and business contracts (including M&A/JV) disputes. I have particular experience in difficult debt litigation and enforcement, including asset tracing & asset recovery. I also advise on enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments. Many cases I was involved in had complicated international law (particularly EU law) and multi-jurisdiction issues.
I represent businesses in courts, arbitrations and deliver pre-litigation strategic advice, including dispute avoidance advisory.
I am a Counsel at NGL Legal, a top Polish full-service law firm.
VIS Moot alumni (2010, University of Copenhagen team speaker, Round of 64).
graduated Univ. of Graz 1997; admitted at the of Vienna 2005; VIS Moot participant (arbitrator) since 2011, also VIS East since 2012, lawyer. Career: Freshfields 1999, Schönherr 2000, Hoffmann-Ostenhof 2002, Foundation of own lawfirm 2006. Member of Commission on Arbitration of the ICC; Member AAA, ABA, DIS, ICC, listed with WIPO, member of Scottish Arbitration Center. Arbitration experience: ICC, VIAC, UN-CITRAL, LCIA, HKIAC
Professor and Coach, Brooklyn Law School
As a senior associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Group of Milbank LLP, Paul specialises in complex and high value commercial litigation, international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation. Paul has advised on issues relating to energy, data protection, banking, finance, telecommunications, shareholder agreements, construction, competition, regulatory investigations, international sanctions and bribery. His experience includes full trials, appeals, injunctions, interim applications and enforcement proceedings.
24th Vis Moot participant, graduate of Galatasaray University Faculty of Law. Currently, legal intern at Göksu Aydın Attorneys at Law.
Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2017 (Bachelor's Degree).
In 2018, participated in Willem C. Vis Moot (Top 64 teams, Honourable mention - Martin Domke Award for Best Individual Oralist) and FDI Moot (Winners of the Global Rounds, Best Advocate in the Final Round) as a member of Lomonosov MSU team.
Currently doing Master 2 degree in Paris II Pantheon-Assas University.
Presently, I am a practicing civil attorney, duly admitted to the Georgian Bar Association. I work at Georgian business law firm BLB as an Associate. Mainly, I am focused on business transactions, investment projects, and civil litigation. I participated in 23rd Vis Moot in 2016 as a member of the team of the Free University of Tbilisi. Since 2017, I arbitrate at Tbilisi Vis Pre-Moot every year.
Rikke works as a legal advisor in Plesner's dispute resolution team and primarily focuses on international commercial arbitration, e.g., under the auspices of the Danish Institute of Arbitration in Copenhagen (DIA), the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC) and the London Court of Arbitration (LCIA) as well as ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Rules. Rikke is educated in France and in the UK and has worked for a number of years as a Deputy Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC in Paris in a case management team primarily dealing with Common Law jurisdictions.
Dual-qualified as an American lawyer and an English barrister. Taught the international commercial arbitration course at the Harvard Law School and the University of Minnesota Law School. Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators; Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Arbitrator member, Maitland Chambers, London (as to matters seated outside the US); Principal, North Coast Arbitration Chambers, Minneapolis (as to matters seated within the US). Partner, Dorsey & Whitney law firm, Minneapolis and London, from 1977 to 2014. Chair, in various years, of Dorsey's litigation/arbitration practice, international practice, international arbitration practice, and London office. Sole arbitrator, chair of arbitral tribunal, wing arbitrator, or lead counsel in hundreds of lawsuits and arbitrations in multiple countries involving many industries, particularly health care, life sciences, media and entertainment, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, aviation, and natural resources. These lawsuits and arbitrations have involved allegations of breach of contract, fraud, patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, discrimination, monopolization, malpractice, libel, and many other legal claims. I now serve only as an arbitrator, mediator, and law professor. More detailed CV is available on my website, www.paulklaas.com
Studied at Humboldt Berlin, King's College London. PhD at HU Berlin and Bonn University. Legal training in Munich, Sapporo and Tokyo, Japan. Judge at Local Court of Munich (Civil Law). Current Position: Agent for the Federal Government of Germany at the European Court of Justice.
Coach for the Hebrew University team and a former mootie in the 2018 Vienna moot. Been involved in the Moot for the past 5 years.
Interned at the Tel -Aviv District Court, Economic Division, for the Hon. Judge Chaled Kabub.
Am now working as a lawyer at FBA & Co. law firm.
Lilia holds a law and PhD jur. degrees from MGIMO cum laude, is a Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London), is certified for international arbitration from the ICC Arbitration Academy and qualified for international mediation advocacy at Regent University (London); certified for Intercultural Mediation and Emotional Intelligence from BRDGES Academy (USA); certified by the International Islamic Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (IICRA) as arbitrator and expert in Islamic law and arbitration (2021).
Lilia has specific industry expertise in insurance and reinsurance, construction, energy, transport, IT technology and communications, since 1991. Lilia advices international clients from various industries on the legal aspects of their operations, including investment structuring, market entry strategy, corporate law and corporate governance, contract law, financial/tax, compliance, transfer pricing and other law issues. Lilia’s areas of legal practice also include international law, complex damages, data protection, acquisitions and anti-monopoly clearance, investment documentation and joint ventures arrangements, bankruptcy law and general commercial issues. She focuses her practice on dispute resolution, acting both as a party representative or arbitrator in dispute resolution conducted under DIS, ICC, LCIA, VIAC, CIETAC, FICM, IICRA, UNCITRAL Rules and pure ad-hoc proceedings, as well as mediator in corporate, civil law, labour and family multi-cultural and multi-jurisdiction cases.
Lilia is the author of more than 100 articles and the co-author of several monographs, studies and manuals on different aspects of her competences.
Sebastian Kneisel is Partner at Borris Hennecke Kneisel in Cologne, Germany.
Sebastian studied law at the University of Frankfurt/Main as a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation. After passing the first State Exam in 2004, he wrote his doctor thesis on “Arbitration in International Administrative Unions” at the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History. He passed his second State Exam in 2009.
Sebastian started his professional career in 2009 at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He initially worked at the firm’s Cologne office, transferring to its Frankfurt office in 2012. In 2014, he co-founded the independent dispute resolution boutique Borris Hennecke Kneisel.
Sebastian’s practice encompasses the entire bandwidth of international commercial disputes. A particular focus of his practice is on energy disputes, post M&A and corporate matters, as well as disputes arising from cross-border sales transactions. He has been involved as counsel and arbitrator in numerous arbitrations under the arbitration rules of, inter alia, the ICC, DIS, UNCITRAL and NAI. Sebastian also acts as mediator.
MMag. Erik Koch, born 1973, studied law at the University of Vienna (incl. an “ERASMUS”- stay in Copenhagen, Denmark) from 1991 to 1996. Afterwards he worked for the Austrian courts, lawyers and a “Notar”. 2005 he finished business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. From 2005 to 2015 he worked for NÖGUS (Healthsystem of Lower Austria) and since 2015 for the Notruf NÖ GmbH (coordination of the emergency rescue services in Lower Austria).
During the 1990-ies Erik Koch acted some years as vice-president for the United Nations Youth and Student Association of Austria - Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs and since 1999 as participant and arbitrator for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
Since 2006, Chair of Private Law and Insurance Law, University of Hamburg, Faculty of Law, Director of the Institute of Insurance Science and the LL.M. programme on Insurance Law.
Areas of specialization:
Insurance law, product liability, D&O-liability, IT law, banking law (liability), securing commercial transactions, standard terms contracts, German and international business law.
Membership in professional associations:
International Association of Insurance Law (AIDA): member of the Presidential Council AIDA World, board member AIDA Europe, Chairman Financial Lines Working Party; Hamburg Association of Insurance Science (chairman); German Association of Insurance Science; German Maritime Law Association; German Institution of Arbitration; German Maritime Arbitration Institution; Hamburg Arbitation Circle.
Etka Kocoglu is a lawyer registered in the Istanbul Bar. After graduating from Istanbul Sehir University School of Law with a full scholarship, Kocoglu received his LL.M. degree at Queen Mary University of London in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution.
2011 Licence en droit; 2013 First State Exam; 2016 Second State Exam; 2020 Dr iur (Saarland University); 2020 to present: Post-Doc at the Max Planck Instiute for comparative and international private law in Hamburg
Dr. Angela Kölbl is Head of Global Litigation with Mercedes-Benz Group AG in Stuttgart. She has extensive experience with worldwide contentious proceedings in the field of plant engineering and other major projects in litigation, international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. She lectures negotiation management and mediation at the Universities of Marburg and Heidelberg.
Ms Iva Koleva is an international arbitration practitioner currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria, and closely collaborating with London- and New York-based arbitration specialists.
Ms Koleva’s expertise encompasses commercial and investor-State arbitrations relating to, inter alia, oil and gas, construction, telecoms, mining, aviation, automotives and satellites, in both administered and ad hoc proceedings, under various sets of rules, including ICC, ICDR, SCC, LCIA, SCAI, VIAC, ADCCAC, UNCITRAL, ICSID. Ms Koleva also specializes in sports law and arbitration and has, for the past few years, served as tribunal secretary in numerous arbitrations before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Lausanne, and as counsel before the CAS, BAT, FIFA DRC, etc.
Prior to relocating to Sofia, Ms Koleva worked in leading US and Magic Circle international arbitration practices in Paris.
Ms Koleva is admitted to practice law in New York. She holds degrees from New York University (LL.M., NYU School of Law) and from Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Masters Degree in International Economic Law; Bachelors Degree in Law; Bachelors Degree in Political Science).
Ms Koleva lectures on International Commercial Arbitration at Sofia University. She is a FDI Moot alumna, representing NYU as an oralist at the finals in 2014.
Christian Koller is a full professor at the University of Innsbruck, where he lectures on the enforcement of cross-border judgements and arbitral awards, international insolvency law as well as on resolving complex disputes. He specializes in international litigation and international commercial arbitration.
Irina is a junior attorney at ALRUD law firm (Moscow). She specialises in corporate law and private interlational law. Other areas of interest and research are international arbitration and international commercial and sales law. She graduated from the Ural State Law University in 2016 with a Bachelor degree and has Master degree in private international law (Kutafin Moscow State Law University, 2018). Irina is a former participant of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2017 and 2018 in Vienna. She also participated in Moscow Pre-Moots in 2017 and 2018. Before Irina joined Vis Moot team she participated in other moot courts such as Human Rights Moot Court. Irina began to arbitrate the Moot in 2019.
Oleg Kolotilov, partner
Tel.: +7 (495) 258 39 41
Oleg has 14 years’ experience advising and representing Russian and international clients in complex cross-border and international arbitral and litigation proceedings, as well as in multi-jurisdictional disputes. He has acted for clients in major arbitral institutions, such as the LCIA, SCC, VIAC and ICAC, in both Russian and English-language proceedings. Prior to co-founding KK&P Oleg has worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’ dispute resolution practice for over 11 years.
Oleg’s experience in arbitration covers share SPAs, JV agreements, construction agreements, project and design development agreements, banking transactions, etc. He has been involved in dealing with both Russian and foreign law experts, as well as with technical experts and appraisers.
Oleg also advises and represents clients in relation to the enforcement of arbitral awards, and has acted both for claimants and defendants.
Oleg has also prepared expert opinions on Russian law for foreign arbitration and litigation proceedings. He has extensive arbitration-related experience representing clients in Belgium, Austria, France, Ireland, Libya, Syria, Turkey and Algeria.
Oleg is also a regular speaker at conferences organised by Pravo.ru and Moscow State University. Oleg also regularly speaks at arbitration debates organised by the RSPP. Oleg also acts as an arbitrator in moots held by leading Russian law schools. He recently acted as an arbitrator at the Russian Arbitration Association’s Second “Arbitration Online” Contest.
Oleg is often approached to comment on law-related current affairs and legal developments in Russia by leading Russian business newspapers such as Kommersant, Vedomosti, Pravo, etc.
Oleg is a member of the Moscow Region Bar.
Deputy Secretary General of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the CCBC (CAM-CCBC) in Brazil. She has obtained her law degree from the University of São Paulo (USP) and is certified in civil law by the University of Paris II: Pantheón-Assas. She has experience as counsel and case manager in domestic and international arbitration proceedings.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
Organizer of CAM-CCBC Pre-Moots in São Paulo and Hamburg.
Former editor of CISG-Brasil.net.
Participated in the:
18th Vis Moot as speaker;
19th Vis Moot as coach and arbitrator;
21st, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th editions as arbitrator;
and once in the 14th Vis East Moot in Hong Kong also as arbitrator.
Dr. Konuralp received his undergraduate degree from Ankara University in 2011, his LL.M. degree in law and economics from Bilkent University in 2013. He got his Ph.D. degree in private law from Bilkent University in 2018. He conducted his doctoral research in Justus Liebig Universitaet, Gießen, Germany from February 2015 to February 2016 for the doctoral dissertation on "Civil Liability of Arbitrators". After completion of Ph.D degree he was entitled a post-doc scholarship which was provided by Bilkeny University in which he used to work as research assistant during his LL.M. and Ph.D studies. He conducted his post-doc research in Universität Regensburg, Germany from August 2018 to July 2019 and in Institut suisse de droit comparé, Lausanne-Switzerland from October 2019 to March 2020 (which would be end in July 2020 but shortened due to Covid-19 crisis). He wrote the problem of the ELSA Ankara's Moot in 2017 and 2018, he also participates in Vis Moot and FDI Moot as an arbitrator since 2018. Dr. Konuralp's researches mainly focus on Civil Procedure, Enforcement and Insolvency Law and currently he is Assistant Professor at Kirklareli University Faculty of Law.
Alexander Korobeinikov is a Councel at the Almaty office of Baker & McKenzie. He specializes in dispute resolution, energy & natural resources and antitrust & competition issues. Mr. Korobeinikov is an author of a number of articles on Belarusian, Kazakhstani, Kyrgyz, Uzbekistan, Russian and English law issues, including international arbitration, dispute resolution, anti-monopoly and bankruptcy proceedings.
Mr. Korobeinikov is included in lists of a number of European and Central Asia international arbitration institutions. He is also a member of the Supporting Competition in the CIS Non-commercial Partnership. Mr. Korobeinikov is a member of SCC Young Arbitrators Stockholm and ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (Paris), and also he is a member of ICC European Arbitration Group (Paris).
Dr. Veronika Korom is an Assistant Professor in Law at ESSEC Business School in Paris and a lecturer in law at the Paris Dauphine University and the Pázmány Péter University of Budapest. She is dual-qualified as solicitor of England and Wales and as avocat admitted to the Paris bar, and is also a member of the Budapest bar. She has been working in international arbitration for the past 9 years, and is currently a senior attorney at Bredin Prat in Paris.
Hazal Kose trained as a lawyer and received LL.B. degree from Bilkent University Turkey and LL.M. degree from Brunel University London. She wrote her dissertation on a specialised topic in international arbitration law. She is passionate in the legal area of international commercial law and arbitration law and pursuing her career in this line. She is also passionate in the social psychology area and had presentations at British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference, Windsor, UK and at 11th International Conference on Social Representations, Evora, Portugal.
Partner with "Goretsky and partners" law firm focusing exclisively on dispute resolution, including litigation, international commercial and investment arbitration
Dr Andrey Kotelnikov is a Lecturer in the Law School at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen (UK). He teaches Dispute Resolution, Arbitration Law, Advanced Mediation Practice, Advanced Business Law, the Law of Obligations and Evidence, and a few other modules. He is an arbitrator and a coach of RGU’s mooting team in Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna).
Before joining the Law School, Andrey for seven years was leading the commercial legal team at one of the Russia’s major natural monopolies in the energy sector. During the same period, he also taught domestic and comparative litigation and international commercial arbitration in the Urals State Law Academy.
He is a graduate of Central European University (Budapest), holds an LL.M in International Business Law from the University of Manchester (UK), and a PhD from the USLA.
Csaba is Counsel (consultant) and solicitor-advocate with over 13 years of experience in international commercial and investment arbitrations. Csaba is the author of the monograph 'Attribution of International Investment Law' (Kluwer 2018). He has acted as counsel in arbitrations under the ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility, ICC, LCIA and SCC Arbitration Rules in a wide variety of sectors, including energy, construction/engineering, telecommunications, real estate and banking. He was seconded as counsel to the casework team of the LCIA. Csaba holds an LL.M degree in International Business Law from the Central European University in Budapest. Csaba is the Coordinator of the CMS Investment Arbitration Taskforce and CMS Latin America Desk. He is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian and Hungarian and has intermediate proficiency in German.
Roman Kramarik is a partner in JSK, a Prague-based law firm, which is part of the CEE network of independent law firms PONTES. Before starting JSK in 2004, Roman has worked for Allen & Overy and White & Case and also practised as a traine in the ICC. Roman has a multi-disciplinary practice ranging from PPP and project finance, through dispute resolution to healthcare, energy and telecommunications. Roman is also an arbitrator.
Werner R. Kranenburg, the principal of Kranenburg, is an attorney and arbitrator. The focus of his law practice is on the representation of private individual stockholders and institutional investors in corporate governance matters, stockholder and securities class action litigation, and arbitration before specialised tribunals. He is admitted to the bars of the State of New York and various US federal courts.
Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Mr Kranenburg worked in the financial sector for over ten years. He obtained a bachelor's degree in management, economics and law, an honours bachelor's degree in law with a concentration in business law and a master's degree in finance and financial law.
Dr. Claudia Krapfl is an associated partner in the Gleiss Lutz Dispute Resolution Practice Group based in Stuttgart, Germany. She focuses on arbitration and cross-border litigation. She acts as counsel and arbitrator in national and international arbitrations (in particular DIS and ICC) with an emphasis on post-M&A disputes, joint ventures, plant construction, energy law and general commercial law. She regularly publishes and speaks on topics of international arbitration. She has been acting as arbitrator in the Vis Moot for over 15 years.
Position: Head of Dispute Resolution at DORDA
Professional formation: Vienna University, admitted to Vienna Bar 1990
Working experience: arbitrations in German, Englisch, Italian; civil and criminal and adminstrative litigations before Austrian courts;
Specialised in: resolution of complex disputes, corporate disputes, asset recovery, tax evasion, transnational trust and succession cases
Sports: ski mountaineering, rowing
Marc Krestin (1982) is a Partner at the Amsterdam office of the international law firm Pogust Goodhead and co-head of the firm's International Arbitration group. He joined Pogust Goodhead in January 2022 after having worked over 13 years for other international law firms in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Paris. Marc specialises in international arbitration and group litigation.
His international arbitration experience includes acting as counsel in arbitrations under the ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL and NAI rules, with a focus on energy and post-M&A disputes. He regularly advises private investors and state entities on investment protection and international investment arbitration. He is also frequently involved in arbitration-associated court litigation, such as the enforcement and setting aside of arbitral awards.
Marc is a member of ICC YAF, LCIA YIAG, Young ICCA, NAI and the Arbitration Commission of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA). Marc also co-chairs the Investment Arbitration Committee of the Dutch Arbitration Association (DAA). He regularly speaks and publishes on topics of international arbitration.
Marc holds Masters degrees in International Law and Economics from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and an LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London.
I'm a 2nd year assistant attorney at a Danish law firm who specializes in international legal disputes between Danish and especially Baltic parties. My main areas of work is within the disciplines of litigation and/or dispute resolution.
I have a legal masters degree from The University of Aalborg, Denmark, where I wrote a thesis on the Danish public procurement regulations and how they 'collide' with European competition regulation. I'm also a former Vis Moot participant in the 24th annual competition where I acted as a pleader throughout the finals in Vienna.
Moreover, I'm employed by The University of Aalborg, Denmark, to act as a coach for this years' team. For this reason I have a substantional amount of knowledge onto this particular problem both theoretically and practically.
Ukrainian qualified Attorney-at-law, Ph.D., specializing in the area of International Trade, International Arbitration, Sanctions (Iran, Crimea-related), Maritime law.
PhD (2016), LL.M. (2014), LL.B. (2012) at Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, LL.M. in Investment Treaty Arbitration at Uppsala University (2019), lawyer at Bombardier Transportation Sweden AB
Member of the Board of the International Law Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association.
I have already acted as a participant and a judge at National Rounds in Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2015-2017), grading memorials at International Rounds in Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (since 2015), Arbitrator at Vis pre-moot in Kyiv (2018), Vis Moot in Vienna (2019), Arbitrator at Global Rounds of the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot (2018, oral rounds and grading memorials).
Leena Kujansuu works as Head of Legal at Hitachi Energy Finland Oy. Leena has previously worked as an attorney in dispute resolution practices of leading Finnish law firms. Leena was educated at the University of Helsinki (LL.M 2009) and in addition she obtained her second LLM (with distinction) from King's College London in 2013.
Hrvoje’s work consists mainly of dispute resolution, especially arbitration, litigation and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Hrvoje spent part of his career in law firms in Vienna and Paris, where he dealt with commercial and investment arbitration disputes in the field of energy, construction and real-estate.
Hrvoje studied in Berlin and Zagreb where he received his Mag. Jur. and holds Master’s degree in European Studies. Hrvoje is a PhD candidate in International Public & Private Law.
I am an Indian-qualified lawyer, presently undertaking the LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) offered by the Graduate Institute of Geneva and the University of Geneva . Prior to the MIDS, I have had exposure to both public and private international dispute resolution having studied international dispute settlement as well as international commercial arbitration at Oxford where. I completed the Bachelor of Civil Law with Distinction. I also hold a Diploma in Commercial Arbitration offered by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
In addition to academic experiences, I have had the chance to work as tribunal secretary in a German arbitration under the DIS rules. I have also had research and work experiences in arbitration in several jurisdictions including for example Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, England and Switzerland, including a chance to work under arbitrators such as Doug Jones, Remy Gerbay, and also at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. I have published over five papers in peer-reviewed international journals in public international law, international commercial and investment arbitration and have been a part of the Vis (East) Moot as a speaker, coach, memorial judge and as an arbitrator.
Please find my LinkedIn Profile at: www.linkedin.com/in/arthadkurlekar
Niels Kurth is a Ph.D. candidate and research assistant at the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. He specializes in the fields of international private law and international civil procedure. Niels took part in the Vis Moot in Vienna in 2015 and has been associated with the competition ever since. Like in the years 2016 and 2018, he is coaching the VIs Moot Team of the Leibniz Universität Hannover.
Matthias Kuscher is a partner in De Brauw's disputes group who specialises in international disputes, including international commercial and investment arbitration and cross-border litigation.
Since joining De Brauw in 2012, Matthias has acted as counsel in and advised on large-scale international disputes in the fields of energy, infrastructure, investment protection, construction and intellectual property under the rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, DIS, Swiss Chambers, VIAC, NAI and ICSID as well as before the Dutch and English courts. He also sits as an international arbitrator.
Prior to joining De Brauw, Matthias was Legal Counsel to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague and established the PCA’s first overseas presence as the inaugural PCA Representative and Legal Officer in the Republic of Mauritius. Before that, Matthias was the Counsel in charge of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth case management team at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, where he supervised hundreds of arbitrations and scrutinised dozens of arbitral awards.
Matthias was educated at Cambridge (B.A., M.A. in Law – Double First), Oxford (B.C.L. – Distinction) and Heidelberg (LL.M. – Sehr Gut). He speaks English, German, French and Dutch.
Aigerim Kussaiynkyzy is a second year PhD student at Narxoz University. Her doctoral research investigates the relationship between participants’ childhood science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related experiences, their STEM identity (i.e., seeing oneself as a STEM person), and their college/University career intentions. She takes a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses the fields of media, art history, gender, visual culture, critical race and postcolonial theories. She holds a LLM degree in International Business Law from the University de Montreal, Canada and holds a Bachelor of Law in Customs affairs. Aigerim worked as a senior lecturer at Narxoz and UIB Universities.
I am an attorney-at-law with extensive commercial (including cross-border) dispute resolution experience. I studied law at the University of Tartu in Estonia and have a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in law. During my studies, I participated in three international moot court competitions (Willem C. Vis, Jessup and Telders) and won both individual and team awards. In addition, I won the Estonian Moot Court Competition. My career began in 2010 when I was invited to do an internship at Ellex Raidla Law Firm, the highest-ranked law firm in the Baltic states. After the internship, I was offered a permanent position in the company’s dispute resolution practice group (in Tallinn), where I have practiced law since 2011. For most of my career I have represented clients in private law matters (mainly commercial, corporate and bankruptcy law cases) both in litigation and international arbitration cases. As a result, I have a notable track record in complex cross-border litigation and arbitration with several landmark cases. I have recently shifted focus to international investment disputes and am determined to specialize in this field in the future.
Innhwa is an associate at Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich (Vienna, Austria). She works primarily as counsel and tribunal secretary in international commercial and investment arbitrations. Innhwa has experience under ad hoc arbitrations (under the UNCITRAL Rules), as well as arbitrations administered under the ICC, VIAC, KCAB and ICSID rules. She is qualified in Republic of Korea and holds LLB and JD degrees at Ewha Womans University (Seoul, Korea).
Rae Kyritsi is the Programs Director at the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago. Rae is a certified mediator of civil, criminal, elder, and family disputes and a certified trainer. She also works as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation. Rae participated in the Vis Moot in 2012 and has coached students from Loyola since 2013. Rae earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law (’12) and her Bachelor of Arts from University of Wisconsin-Madison (’05).
Pavel Lacko has been a coach of the Comenius Vis Moot team since 2010. He participated at the Vis as a student in 2009. He studied law at the Comenius University in Bratislava and the University of Copenhagen. He is also a graduate of the Cambridge University where he finished his LL.M. degree in 2011 (specialization in commercial law). He has been working as a trainee since 2009 and was admitted to the Slovak Bar Association as an attorney in 2013. In his practice he specializes in general commercial and corporate law, IP and IT law, arbitration and private international law. Since 2011 he is also a lecturer at the Comenius University where he teaches the courses concerning international commercial arbitration and private international law.
Dr Tanneke LAFFARGUE-HAAK
Dr Tanneke Laffargue-Haak currently works at the EPO, the patent office for Europe where she has judged patents for more than two decades in the field of life sciences, in particular pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She conducted more than 150 oppositions in English, German and French. Tanneke was also involved in training and coaching patent examiners at the EPO and national offices, as well as European patent attorneys.
Confronted with the limits of post grant inter partes administrative procedures, Tanneke got interested in ADR for resolving patent disputes. She earned a post graduate diploma with Merits in international commercial arbitration from Queen Mary in 2012 and intends to work as an independent arbitrator and technical expert for cross-border life science patent disputes in the near future.
A native of the Netherlands, Tanneke’s education covers pharmacy, business administration and law and has been acquired across Europe (Utrecht, Grenoble, Toulouse, London, Geneva). Prior to serving at the EPO in Munich, she worked in pharmaceutical industry in charge of marketing authorisations for veterinary medicines.
Veronika Lakhno holds an LLM degree from Harvard Law School and an MJur degree from the University of Oxford. Veronikagraduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with honours in 2016 (LLB) and obtained her Master Degree in 2018; she started her Ph.D. in 2018 at the same university. From 2018 until 2020 s she has been working as an Associate in International Arbitration practice group in the largest Russian-headquatered law-firm EPAM. She mostly specialised in international investment and international commercial arbitrations. Starting from February 2020 Veronika acts as a Regional representavive of LCIA YIAG in Russia &CIS.
Veronika has significant moot court experience. She participated in 23rd and 24th Vis Moot as well as FDI Moot 2016. She received honourable mentions as an individual speaker in both FDI Moot and Vis Moot, where she advanced to the Round of 16.
Veronika coached Lomonosov Moscow State University Vis Team for three years. The Team advanced to the Round of 32 in 25th Vis and became a semi-finalist in 26th Vis. Veronika also coached Lomonosov's FDI Team that won the Global Rounds in 2018. Veronika was a member of the FDI Case Committee and drafted the Problem for FDI Moot 2019.
FCIArb (Secretary, NY Branch); CPR Panels; AAA panels; Member LCIA, WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Panels, Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center. About 10 awards in each of NY & London
Law studies in Konstanz/Germany (mag jur 2006), London/UK (LLB 2011), Geneva/Switzerland (Dr iur 2012) and Fribourg/Switzerland (Privatdozent); University of London Award for Academic Achievement (2009, 2010).
Admitted to the bar in Germany (Rechtsanwalt, 2008), England & Wales (barrister, Lincoln's Inn, 2014), and Switzerland (2018).
About 15 years of arbitration experience with a focus on energy and IP related disputes: Jones Day 2008–12 (Frankfurt/Germany, Paris/France); LALIVE 2012–17 (Geneva); Rajah & Tann 2017 (Singapore); GABRIEL Arbitration 2017–23 (Zurich); Walder Wyss 2023— (Geneva); recommended, inter alia, as Future Leader Arbitration by GAR/Who's Who Legal since 2017.
Lecturer at the University of Zurich (since 2014), the University of Münster/Germany (since 2018), and the University of Geneva (since 2022); regular speaking engagements and publications in the areas of arbitration and conflict of laws.
Former regional co-coordinator of DIS40 in Switzerland.
Suzanne is a Professional Support Lawyer at Houthoff and she is admitted to the bar in the Netherlands. She specialises in international arbitration, private international law and commercial contracts. She is a member of NAI Jong Oranje and the Dutch Arbitration Association. Suzanne is also a guest lecturer in International Commercial Law and Roman Law at Leiden University.
Antonia Landmann participated in the 19th Vis Moot Court for the University of Bonn and won an Honourable Mention for Best Individual Oralist in the General Rounds. In the years thereafter Antonia coached the Vis Moot Team for the University of Bonn. In 2017, Antonia completed her legal traineeship with stages in Bonn, Düsseldorf, Bogotá and New York. She currently works as Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Team of Noerr LLP, Frankfurt am Main.
Phillip LANDOLT practises international arbitration law with the Geneva-based law firm LANDOLT & KOCH. He is also a Senior Lecture at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva.
Sven is a counsel at Busse Disputes with extensive experience in both commercial and investment arbitration cases. His focus lies on domestic and cross-border corporate disputes (especially post-M&A matters and disputes between joint-venture-partners). He has particular expertise in the area of international investment law. In addition, he has broad experience providing legal advice in the infrastructure and construction sector. He participated in the Vis Moot in 2008 for the University of Mainz and has also acted as a coach for various moot court teams of the University of Mainz. He earned a ph.d for a thesis on denial of benefits clauses in international investment agreements and regularly presents lectures on arbitration topics at different universities in Europe.
Svenja Langenhagen studied law at the University of Hamburg, Germany. During this time she participated in the 22nd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court as a team member. Afterwards, in course of her studies, she specialized i.a. in private international law and in international procedural law. In order to gain practice experience Svenja Langenhagen worked in a law firm specialized on insolvency law, thereby passed her first state exam and coached the Vis Moot Team of the University of Hamburg for the 26th Willem C. Vis Moot Court. Since June 2019 Svenja Langenhagen is working as research and teaching assistant for Prof. Dr. Peter Mankowski at the University of Hamburg in the field of private international law and international procedural law. Simultaneously, she started with her PhD-thesis in Intenrational Sales Law under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter Mankowski and Prof. Dr. Mareike Schmidt (LLM, Tsinghua). Since October 2019 Svenja Langenhagen is a member of the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law and holds a scholarship for her PhD.
A Senior Counsel, Chartered Arbitrator and former Judicial Commissioner of the Singapore Supreme Court, Christopher Lau is ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of the Most In Demand Arbitrators in the Asia-Pacific Region. He has been appointed as arbitrator in over 130 mostly international arbitrations involving the laws of various common and civil law jurisdictions covering the entire spectrum of commercial disputes as well as investment. Christopher is a member of, among others, the LCIA Court, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, KCAB’s International Arbitration Committee, Council of the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration and NYIAC’s Global Advisory Board.
Benoit is an arbitrator and counsel specialized in emerging markets and Africa since 25 years with cases in more than 75 countries including 42 in Africa. Founding partner of Lazareff Le Bars Benoit is also an academic teaching in France and the USA. A French registered lawyer Benoit practices all over the planet in ad hoc and institutional arbitration, including investment arbitration at ICSID and PCA.
Founding partner of Leal Isla & Horváth, S.C. (ranked by Chambers and Partners since 2015), since 2007; previous experience with Baker & McKenzie in Monterrey, Mexico (1999; 2001-2007), and with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in Paris and New York (2000-2001). Professor of international contracts and employment law at LLM of University of Monterrey (since 2004), and of section of conflicts of jurisdictions on dual program on behalf of University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas); professor of international arbitration at Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), on LLM in international law (different periods since 1999 ), and in dual LLM program with Washington University in Saint Louis (since 2016); professor at University of Nuevo León at the LLM in ADR and at the doctoral program (in different periods since 2002). Experience as arbitrator and counsel in both international and domestic arbitrations. Currently vice-president of the Arbitration Committee of ICC-Mexico in Nuevo Leon. Co-author of books on international arbitration and author of articles and notes on the subject, including the Revue de l´Arbitrage. Former president of the Nuevo León Chapter of the Mexican Bar Association "Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados" (2010-2012). Languages: Spanish, English, French, and intermediate level of Italian and German.
Barrister specialising in international arbitration as arbitrator. I have sat on the tribunal in over 80 cases both under institutional rules (ICC LCIA SIAC HKIAC AAA CRICA) and ad hoc
Niamh Leinwather is a principal associate and works at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Vienna. She is a member of the dispute resolution practice group and specialises in international arbitration.
Niamh has experience in disputes involving construction, energy, joint ventures and post-M&A matters. She has acted as counsel and arbitrator in cases under the ICC, VIAC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc rules.
Niamh was born in Galway, Ireland and completed her legal education at the universities of Dublin (University College Dublin) and Vienna (University of Vienna). Niamh holds law degrees from both universities as well as a Master of European Studies (M.E.S.) from the University of Vienna. She was admitted to the Austrian Bar in 2013.
During her studies Niamh worked as a legal assistant at a number of international law firm in Vienna. After a clerkship with various courts in Vienna, Niamh worked as an associate in another prominent law firm’s real estate group.
Niamh joined Freshfields in 2010. She speaks German and English.
Rebecca currently works as a lawyer at independent Australian firm, Gilbert + Tobin. She practices within the Disputes & Investigations team, specialising in regulatory compliance, financial services litigation and general commercial dispute resolution. She has previously practiced within Gilbert + Tobin’s Competition & Regulation team, and completed a secondment as a Regulatory Investigations Lawyer at Westpac Banking Corporation. Rebecca acted on the Australian Commonwealth Government’s recent Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, helping to represent one of Australia’s major retail banks.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Hons) from the University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) and a Bachelor of International and Global Studies from the University of Sydney. Rebecca participated as an oralist in the 23rd Vis Moot where she shared receipt of the Martin Domke Award. Rebecca has also served as a co-coach and advisor to the UNDA Vis Moot team since 2017 and is an Adjunct Associate Lecturer at UNDA's School of Law, Sydney.
Antonello, graduated in Law at University of Bari (Italy) in 1987, since 1993 qualified as Avvocato in Italy and since 2017 qualified as Solicitor in England, is a deep expert on Italian Civil Law, specialized in Arbitration, Mediation and Litigation, Commercial, Company and Trade, Procurement, Construction, Engineering, Oil&Gas, Energy.
From 1987 to 2000 he trained and worked at his family's Italian Law Firm 'Studio Legale Avv. Giuseppe Leogrande', in 2001 co-founded ‘Buonfrate, Leogrande & Partners’, and in 2014 has set up 'AL&Partners' a Law Firm based in Italy and UK. In 2013 he moved in London becoming tenant at Temple Court Chambers and joining Gunnercooke LLP as partner. He uses to advise not even Italian businessmen on international contracts and cross-border litigation. He is lecturer of International Business Law at the European School of Economics - London Campus.
2017 fellowship, in June, of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
2017 qualified, in April, as Solicitor of the Senior Courts in England and Wales
2015 admitted, in October, as partner of Gunnerccoke LLP
2013 admitted, in March, as member of Temple Court Chambers, Inner Temple, London
2013 admitted, in February, to Law Society of England and Wales - Solicitor Regulation Authority as Registered European Lawyer n°596165
2010 admitted, in November, to Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of London as Member n°28315
2008 admitted, in March, to the Roll of Presidents at the Arbitration Court of Public Contracts of Rome (Italy)
2005 admitted, in February, to the Roll of Lawyers before the Court of Cassation and other Higher Courts of Rome (Italy)
1993 admitted, in January, to the Italian Bar
1987 admitted, in December, to the Register of Italian Practicing Lawyers
Secretary-General of The Chamber of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration CIESP/FIESP (CMA CIESP/FIESP). PhD candidate at the University of São Paulo. Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University. LLM Federal University of Pernambuco/Queen Mary, University of London (Postgraduate Associate). LLB Federal University of Pernambuco. Lawyer.
Brazilian Lawyer with Specialization by IDP Brazil in Constitutional Law and Master in Data Protection by Università Degli Studi di Roma Tre in Rome, Italy.
Speaker at the CAMARB Competition- 2017. AMUN, SINUS mootie.
Arbitration Certificated by Italy.
Founder of GPA- group of practical Arbitration of Uniceub with Fernando Carrusca, Paulo Palhares, Felipe Camargo e Pedro Naegelle.
2 times Arbitrator on VISMOOT competitions ( including on line on the pandemic).
Arbitrator in one Italian Arbitration Simulations in Rome in 2019
Kurt Lindquist regularly participates as an advocate in international disputes and as an advocate and arbitrator in domestic arbitrations. Growing his practice along with the booming global economy, Kurt has been asked to and has represented some of the largest commercial entities (both private and public) in the world in commercial arbitrations seated in Frankfurt, Geneva, Paris, New York, London, Singapore, Washington DC, Pittsburgh and Zurich. Kurt has represented foreign sovereigns in international investment disputes and he has represented clients before numerous arbitral regimes including the ICC, SCAI, SIAC, ICSID, PCA, AAA and ICDR. In addition to his active practice, Kurt is an Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest University School of Law where he teaches International and Domestic Arbitration. Kurt regularly presents and/or prepares papers for international conferences and programs for CILS, AtLAS, and Lex Mundi. Kurt has been recognized in Super Lawyers, Acritas All Stars and the Lexology Client Choice Awards. Kurt performed his undergraduate work at Duke University where he received his A.B. cum laude in Economics and he received his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law where he was a member of the Moot Court Board.
Benjamin Lissner is a Partner at CMS in Cologne, Germany. He specializes in domestic and international dispute resolution, in particular, as counsel and arbitrator in arbitration and ADR proceedings. His main focus lies on proceedings related to commercial and corporate law, including post-M&A-disputes, as well as technical disputes including plant construction. Benjamin Lissner further has specific expertise in eSports-related arbitration proceedings. He completed his legal education in Bonn, Prague and New York and holds a doctorate degree from the University of Bonn. Benjamin Lissner has repeatedly acted as arbitrator in the Vis Moot in Vienna.
Eduardo Lobatón works as an associate at Hogan Lovells in its Mexico City office in the commercial arbitration, commercial litigation and antitrust practices. Eduardo is passionate about arbitration and litigation, and has participated in complex arbitration proceedings -domestic and international- and litigation cases, and has also been involved in procedures for the annulment and recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards.
He has advised companies in different industry sectors, including insurance, construction, energy, technology, automotive, among others.
He graduated top of his class and with honorable mention in excellency from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
In the past, Eduardo participated in the 22nd and 23rd editions of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, obtaining an honourable mention for best team orals. He also served as coach for different universities since the 24th edition of the competition. Additionally, he has also served as head coach for his alma mater's team for a domestic arbitration competition, obtaining the first place.
Eduardo is still involved in academia. He is currently a professor of civil law, and the head coach of his university in the Willem C. Vis Moot. He also frequently writes legal articles.
Anna-Gesine Lock has been a lawyer at Oppenhoff & Partner in Cologne since 2017. She specialises in litigation and arbitration. Anna-Gesine Lock advises and represents national and international enterprises in civil, mercantile and commercial law disputes. This encompasses both extrajudicial dispute resolution as well as the enforcement and defence of claims before state courts and arbitral tribunals.
She studied law at Cologne University. Prior to her legal training Anna-Gesine Lock worked in the Department for Civil Law, International Commercial Law, IPR, Comparative Law and Banking Law at Cologne University, assisting in particular with the Cologne Willem C. Vis Moot Court Team. In 2016 she was awarded her doctorate “Dr. iur” under Prof. Dr. Klaus Peter Berger on the topic “Agreements between parties on the qualifications of arbitrators”.
Anna-Gesine Lock is a member of the German Institution of Arbitration, the DIS40 German Initiative of Young Arbitrators as well as the Cologne Bar Association.
Carlos Faustino Locria is an independent practicing lawyer in the area of International Law and Company Law –Commercial, Tax, Administrative, Private and Labour Law. He is regularly representing heads of companies, senior level executives, and private persons in ADR proceedings, before lower tribunals as well as before Argentine Supreme Court. He has experience in international human rights litigation as well as in company formation and registering services, national and international agreements including general commercial contracts as well as specific contracts in the area of International Sales of Goods, Construction, Film, Gastronomy industries.
Moreover, he has also taught International Public Law and International Human Rights at Buenos Aires University, Universidad de San Andres and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.
In 2016/2017 he pursued an LL.M in International Commercial Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany - an area of law he has been actively involved alongside his litigation practice. His studies include a work experience placement with the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS).
Faustino has dual Argentine and Italian citizenship. He is admitted to the Buenos Aires Bar (Capital City Bar, 2003). He is fluent in Spanish, Italian, English, and intermediate in French. He is currently learning German.
Dr. Ulrich Lohmann is partner at Peters, Schönberger & Partner (https://www.psp.eu/de/psp-team/ulrich-lohmann) in Munich. He has more than thirty years of experience with the containment and resolution of cross-border corporate and commercial disputes in arbitration, mediation and court proceedings, both as party representative and as arbitrator. He focusses on international corporate commercial arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution financing. Dr Lohmann also is general counsel to an advanced-manufacturing technology fund.
Stefan Lohn is Counsel in the Lititgation & Dispute Resolution practice group of Clifford Chance in Düsseldorf, Germany. He specializes in international and domestic commercial arbitration and litigation. His practice focuses on post-M&A disputes, commercial, warranty and product liability disputes with a focus on automotive, capital goods and electronics, as well as real estate-related disputes, including plant and civil construction. Stefan has acted as counsel in and advised on arbitration proceedings before various institutions, including the ICC, the SIAC, the German Arbitration Institution (DIS), as well as ad-hoc arbitration proceedings under UNCITRAL rules and sports arbitration proceedings under the International Sporting Code of the FIA.
I am Counsel at Hausmaninger Kletter - Attorneys-at-Law.
My principal focus is on litigation and arbitration of commercial and corporate disputes as well as on white collar crime proceedings. Throughout my career, I have gained valuable expertise in advising in and managing of large volume, complex cases interconnecting matters of commercial disputes and white collar crime. I have represented financial institutions, corporations and corporate bodies both in high-profile criminal proceedings advising on issues of criminal law and human rights as well as counseling at courts and arbitral tribunals. In particular, I have been involved in significant corporate, post-M&A, construction and professional liability disputes.
I was born in Slovakia having Hungarian roots. I am fluent in German and English and have excellent comprehension of Hungarian and Slovak.
Admitted to German bar. FCIArb since 1992. Since more than 40 years active in dispute resolution, focussing on energy related business entities. Partner in international and global law firms until 2015. Presently Consultant with Pinsent Masons Germany LLP, office Düsseldorf. For details please see www.pinsentmasons.de or https://loos-law.de
LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution at the Queen Mary University of London. Peruvian qualified lawyer at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Specialist in arbitration and energy law at the American University Washington College of Law, Universidad del Pacífico and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Founder and member of the Executive Committee at Arbitraje Alumni and Lima Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (LVYAP).
Bellow my Moot experience:
• As arbitrator: 2020’s edition of the ‘Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot’ (Vis Moot - Vienna); 2020’s edition of the ‘International Arbitration Competition organized by Universidad Carlos III and CNUDMI’ (Moot Madrid); 2019’s edition of the ‘Moot organized by AU Washington College of Law;’ as well as 2020’s (online), 2019’s (Paraguay), 2018’s (Colombia), 2017’s (Argentina), 2016’s (Uruguay), 2015’s (Chile), and 2014’s (Peru) editions of the ‘International Arbitration Competitions organized by UBA and UR’ (Latin-American Moot).
• As coach (UPC): 2016’s edition of the Moot Madrid - First place winner; as well as 2016’s (Uruguay), 2015’s (Chile) - First place winner - editions of the Latin-American Moot.
• As participant (UPC): Speaker in the 2013’s (Colombia) edition of the Latin-American Moot.
Raquel López is an associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Group at Herbert Smith Freehills Spain.
She specialises in commercial litigation concerning disputes derived from all sort of agreements (e.g. leasing, distribution, licensing, supply) financial disputes, and, advice related to debt restructuring and insolvency proceedings.
Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills Spain, Raquel worked for two years as an associate in the Litigation & Arbitration practice of a leading Spanish law firm. Previously, she worked for one year as an intern in various international law firms. As a student, Raquel participated in moot legal experiences such as the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong, and, the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot in Buenos Aires.
I participated twice in the Vis Moot, once as an oralist for Reykjavik University in 2018 (round 64), and the second time as Student-Coach for University of Montpellier in 2019. In 2020, I was coach for University of Nice as well as arbitrator for the online hearings.
I currently work as Head of Legal and Compliance in a French FinTech and provide strategic and arbitral advices through my personal consulting firm.
Malak Lotfi is a Case Manager and Legal Researcher at the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA). She graduated with honors from IDAI (Institut de Droit des Affaires Internationales – Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne & Cairo University) in 2017 with an LLB from Cairo University and an LLB from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as a Master I in International Business Law from Paris I. In 2018, she obtained a Master II with honors in English and North American Business Law from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
A longtime member of the moot community, Ms. Lotfi joined her faculty’s resident moot club in her second year, where she excelled in the internal moot. She would later on participate in a regional moot representing IDAI, allowing her to represent Cairo University the following year at the 24th Vis moot. She continues her support of local moots and teams, namely as an arbitrator and coach.
Greg is a German qualified lawyer and Counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. He heads the ICA 3 case management team responsible for the administration of approximately 200 arbitrations, primarily in connection with Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Scandinavia and the Nordics.
Prior to joining the ICC, Greg worked as an attorney with major international law firms in Paris, Frankfurt and Washington DC. He has represented clients in complex international commercial, investor-state, and state-state arbitrations across a broad range of industries, with a particular focus on Western and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Greg has also significant experience in advising governments on issues of public international law, including sovereign and diplomatic immunities and human rights.
Greg holds a PhD (Dr. iur, summa cum laude) in public international law from the University of Frankfurt am Main. He frequently publishes on arbitration-related issues and lectures international arbitration and public international law at several universities, including the Europa-Institute of Saarland University, the International Training Centre of the ILO, and the Ecole de Formation du Barreau de Paris (EFB).
Ayse Lowe is a Director of Bench Walk Advisors based in London.
Prior to joining Bench Walk Advisors, Ayse worked as a Manager within Arthur J Gallagher’s Dispute Resolution team. In her role she worked with international law firms and litigation funders around the world to achieve funding and insurance solutions for clients. Ayse also worked for one of the world’s largest litigation and arbitration funders for seven years in an underwriting capacity. Before entering the funding market Ayse worked for various law firms both in Turkey and in the United Kingdom.
After finishing her scholarship funded Turkish law degree at Baskent University, she studied English Law at Nottingham Law School and graduated with distinction. Ayse is a Chartered Insurer.
John W. Lowe serves as an international arbitrator and mediator. Since beginning this work, he has served as tribunal chairman, member of arbitral tribunals and sole arbitrator in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations on more than 50 arbitrations. Mr. Lowe has trained as a mediator with both the AAA in the US, CEDR and CMAP in Europe and has handled numerous mediations in Europe. He began his career as a US diplomat (economist) working in Mexico, Washington and Italy where he also worked in private practice. He has worked internationally as General Counsel for telecommunication, industrial and software companies and has served as Chief Compliance Officer for a major freight forwarder. To his arbitration and mediation work, Mr. Lowe brings a wealth of experience having worked on major transactions and disputes around the world.
He has a law degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C. and is a member of the bar in the District of Columbia and Ohio in the US. Mr. Lowe speaks French, Italian and Spanish in addition to his native English. He is a member of the arbitration panels of many institutions in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Jake is a dual-qualified lawyer (Australia & Sweden) working in dispute resolution at Magnusson’s Stockholm office. Jake works in both commercial and investment arbitration and has experience of the DIS, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, KCAB and the SCC rules as well as of domestic litigation and ADR in Australia and Sweden.
Jake coordinates and lectures a course on International Investment Law and has provided guest lectures on investment arbitration for inter alia the School of Law at the University of Puerto Rico. He has also been invited to speak on panels a range of topics related to international arbitration and has contributed articles to a number of publications, including the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.
Jake began his career at top-tier firm Ashurst in Perth, working in M&A, employment law and infrastructure, with a particular focus on the energy and resources industries. Prior to joining Magnusson, Jake worked in Seoul, Korea as Foreign Legal Specialist at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board’s international division, KCAB INTERNATIONAL. Jake also has experience of arbitration practice in Germany, which he obtained alongside completing the International Dispute Resolution LL.M. program at Humboldt-University of Berlin.
Carol Ludington, CPA,CFF,CLP,ACIArb email@example.com
Carol Ludington has over thirty years of experience in the areas of commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She has extensive experience in financial and business analysis, including consideration of damages, related to complex commercial and intellectual property disputes as a testifying expert, as a consulting expert and as an arbitrator. She frequently consults regarding alternative dispute resolution and early analysis of damages to facilitate a strategic approach to damages and to facilitate effective dispute resolution.
Over the past thirty years, she has been retained in hundreds of matters, has frequently assisted preparation for trial and arbitration, has testified in numerous bench and jury trials, has testified in domestic and international arbitration hearings and has participated in hot-tubbing. She has served as a sole arbitrator and as a member of arbitral panels for a variety of commercial disputes.
She is a Certified Public Accountant, is Certified in Financial Forensics, is a Certified Licensing Professional, is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, serves on the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and has been an arbitrator for the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot and the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot. She has served on professional committees related to forensics and ethics, and has lectured and written extensively regarding disputes, damages, intellectual property and alternative dispute resolution, including use of experts to facilitate effective dispute resolution.
Dispute resolution / international arbitration lawyer based in Dubai, with a focus on cross-border disputes pertaining to the Middle East and Africa. English and Austrian qualified lawyer. Acts as counsel and arbitrator. In addition to disputes work, I support clients on most aspects of business in the Middle East, including contract, corporate, transactional, construction and regulatory matters. Previously lived and practised law in Vienna, London and Cairo.
Moot alumni and avid participant of the Vis Moot. Former editor in chief of the Vindobona Journal.
Senior Associate at Kulkov, Kolotilov and partners (Russian dispute resolution law firm ).
Russian based Arbitration and Litigation lawyer, Member of Moscow BAR (Advocate).
I am a Brazilian lawyer, working at De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani. Having graduated in Brazil, I obtained my LLM at ULB, Belgium. My work specializes in International Arbitration and International Business Law.
Angus Macinnis is a lawyer in private practice (holding the position of Director of Dispute Resolution) at a boutique commercial firm in Sydney, where he has a broad dispute resolution practice. He is also the Co-chair of the International Trade and Business Committee of the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.
After having coached teams from other Sydney universities in the 13th to 16th Moots, and in the 23rd and 24th Moots, he returned to the fray in the 26th Moot as the coach of the team from the Thomas More Law School at the Australian Catholic University, a role in which he has continued since that time, and is reprising again this year.
Donny is an experienced and multi-disciplined construction professional: a Chartered Construction Manager, a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a Chartered Arbitrator (qualified in both domestic and international commercial arbitration). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors and is a Member of the Academy of Experts. He sits as a construction industry arbitrator and adjudicator, is CIOB Accredited in Adjudication and acts as independent expert. He is Chairman of the CIArb Scottish Branch and is listed on the CIArb Approved Faculty List for tutoring and examining on the CIArb Diploma (all modules for International Arbitration, domestic Arbitration and modules 1 to 3 for Construction Adjudication).
Donny has conducted over 100 construction adjudications and many arbitrations. He is a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Federation.
Donny’s independent expert work covers valuation, delay analysis, calculating disruption/lost labour productivity, and standards of workmanship.
Ishaan Madaan is an International Arbitration Associate with DLA Piper New York. He has a special focus on the intersection of insolvency and arbitration, and founded Arbinsol as a platform to advance thought leadership in the sphere. He is also the co-editor of "Crossroads of Insolvency and Arbitration", a Wolters Kluwer book. Prior to moving to the US in 2019, Ishaan practiced in India for over 7 years as a disputes lawyer. He has also been arbitrating/judging at various national and International Moots for the last 8 years.
Pranav joined SIAC in August 2015 and will be based in the SIAC Mumbai office.
Pranav was called to the Indian Bar in the year 2010. Prior to joining SIAC, he was working with the International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution team of a UK Magic Circle firm.
During his time at the UK Magic Circle firm, he worked on a number of SIAC, ICC, LCIA and ICSID arbitrations and also advised clients on mediation matters. He was also appointed secretary to the tribunal for SIAC arbitrations. In addition to arbitration matters, he has been part of a team to undertake global investigations of regulatory breaches and also has experience of working on insolvency and restructuring matters.
I am since 2007 with the law firm PHH Lawyers. My focus lies on post M&A and corporate disputes, liability claims as well as well as distribution, unfair competition and IP/IT law. I speak occasionally on conferences and publish in my field.
Mako Maisuradze focuses her practice on general commercial law, including commercial arbitration and oil and gas and is a Senior Lawyer/ Assistant Manager at EY LLC, based in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Ms. Maisuradze has up to 8 years of work experience in law. She has previously worked as a lawyer at a global consulting and financial advisory firm Deloitte & Touche LLC where she handled various corporate issues including the incorporation of subsidiaries of foreign companies, drafting of commercial contracts and representing clients at national courts. Her working experience also includes being a lawyer at the international law firm Dechert LLC and one of the biggest exhibitions centers in Caucasus - JSC Expo Georgia.
Ms. Maisuradze has been an invited Lecturer and coach of Vis Moot team at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.
Her major representations include:
• Advised a foreign investor in relation with commencing activities and operating a business in the HORECA sector in Georgia;
• Advised a major oil and gas company in relation with concluding a production sharing agreement and conducting operations in Georgia;
• Conducted petroleum and natural gas market assessment (including analysis of existing technical safety norms, monitoring measures, identification of challenges and provision of recommendations for increasing sector transparency);
• Represented a Georgian cooperation in Georgian courts regarding a US$2.5 million tax dispute;
• Advised the Ministry of Justice of Georgia in relation to development of commercial and tax chambers within Georgian judicial system;
• Advised Gürtel Telekomünikasyon Yatirim ve Dis Ticaret A.S. regarding sale of 100% shares in Geocell LLC, Telia Sonera entity in Georgia
• Advised JSC Georgian Railway in relation with review of the Legal Framework of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project;
She is admitted at Georgian Bar Association.
BENJAMIN I. MALEK has over a decade of arbitration experience, having worked at magic circle law firms and leading institutions.
He has been involved in matters involving private entities and states in commercial, investor-state, and state-to-state arbitration proceedings under ICC, ICDR, AAA, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, CPR, IACAC, THAC, ICSID, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, and ad hoc arbitrations.
Benjamin has worked in several jurisdictions, including the USA, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and he is well-versed in civil and common law proceedings.
Prior to T.H.E. Chambers, Benjamin worked in the Arbitration team at Big Law and boutique law firms (including White & Case), where he had responsibility for various commercial arbitration cases involving US and international clients. He was also an integral part of the case management teams at the leading institutions, AAA-ICDR and CPR, where he had first-hand experience administering and coordinating arbitration procedures domestically and internationally.
Handling matters in English, Spanish, French, German, and Romanian.
Versed in proceedings in-person, via videoconference, and in the Metaverse.
Samhith is currently an LL.M. candidate at the Geneva Masters in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) programme.
Samhith is an Indian qualified lawyer with a keen interest in international commercial and investment arbitration. Prior to joining the MIDS, he worked at one of India's premier commercial law firms, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, for three years as an Associate. He acquired a diverse range of experience by working not only as a dispute resolution attorney, but also in the general corporate (mergers and acquisitions) and financial regulation practices of the firm. As a member of the dispute resolution practice, Samhith focused on commercial and regulatory litigation in the High Court of Bombay and commercial arbitrations in various sectors, including technical arbitrations in the oil/energy and electrification sectors.
Samhith has a dual degree - a Bachelor of Arts and Law (B.A. LL.B.) - from Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University (India) and graduated with honours. During his time in law school, Samhith demonstrated an interest in international arbitration and public international law. He has a number of publications on commercial arbitration to his credit and received a research scholarship from the Centre of International Law Research and Policy (Belgium). He has also successfully participated in a number of moot court competitions, including the National Law School of India (NLSIU) International Arbitration Moot, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Washington D.C.) and the Frankfurt International Arbitration Moot.
Samhith enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking and scuba diving, in his free time.
Education: LL.B. (University of Athens), LL.M. (London School of Economics), Ph.D. (University of Athens), RS (University of Oxford), VS (Columbia University and Cornell University).
Current role: Assistant Professor/Lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences and legal advisor at Artlaw.
Past work experience:
United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (New York), Council of the EU – Legal Service (Brussels), International Criminal Court (the Hague), Unidroit Institute (Rome), British Institute for International and Comparative Law (London), Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP (London), Shearman & Sterling LLP (Paris), Allen & Overy LLP (Paris), Lazaratos & Partners LLP (Athens), United Nations Development Program (Athens, Bratislava).
LL.M. Candidate International Dispute Resolution (IDR) 2019/2020 at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin with specialisation in International Commercial Arbitration, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Private International Law, Specific Areas of Arbitration and ADR
Mr. Mandel is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has been appointed as Chair and co-arbitrator on International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) arbitration panels. Mr. Mandel is also a member of the arbitrator roster of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and he is also on the BAS panel of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In addition, his law practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, arbitrations, securities litigation, antitrust and white collar criminal defense matters. Before entering private practice, Mr. Mandel served as an Assistant United States Attorney, handling the prosecution of numerous complex criminal matters. He has been a member of the Bar since 1986.
I have 8 years of professional experience with legal matters. For the last 4 years I was a lawyer at DLA Piper and now I have joined Deutsche Telekom as the Data Privacy Officer of Telekom Romania.
Partner at Mange & Gabbay in São Paulo, Brazil and Professor at Universidade do Estado de São Paulo (UNESP). Holds a Doctors’ and a masters’ degree in international law from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) and an LL.M in International Legal Studies from the New York University (NYU). She was visiting researcher at Harvard Law School (HLS) and a guest lecturer at Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
Ms. Mange was part of the NYU East Vis Moot team in 2006-2007 and later she coached the USP’s team and attended prior moots and pre-moots as arbitrator.
Sergio Nelson Mannheimer is a partner at Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados, one of Brazil's most renowned dispute resolution law firms, since 1992. He specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration and is ranked as a leading individual in these areas by publications such as Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Mr. Mannheimer is also a former solicitor for the State of Rio de Janeiro (1985-2018). He is co-author of 'New Studies on Arbitration' (FGV, 2014) and 'General Theory of Arbitration" (Forense, 2019) and various articles on arbitration, as well as the editor of the Rio de Janeiro State’s Solicitors’ Law Journal on 'Arbitration Law' (Volume XVII, 2006) and on 'Arbitration in the Public Sector' (Volume XXVI, 2016). He recently chaired the taskforce created to organize the juridical background to regulate arbitration involving the Rio de Janeiro State entities. Mr. Mannheimer also sits as an arbitrator and holds an LL.B from the Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil, and an LL.M from Heidelberg University, Germany.
Yuri is a senior associate in the international arbitration and public international law practices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he advises and represents States, corporations and non-governmental organisations in inter-State, investor-State, and international commercial arbitration disputes. He is also part of the firm’s Brazil practice. Prior to joining Freshfields, he trained in Geneva with the World Trade Organisation (Legal Affairs Division), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the arbitration group of a leading Swiss law firm.
Dmitry Marenkov is a German qualified lawyer, focusing on international dispute resolution and international business law, with a special focus on Eastern European countries. He studied law at University of Cologne (Germany), London (UCL) and the University of Dundee (LLM). Dmitry is a Senior Manager with the agency Germany Trade & Invest in Bonn.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he has participated in over 30 international arbitrations (ICC, VIAC, DIS, ICAC at CCI RF, ad hoc), including appointments as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and presiding arbitrator. He is also an Accredited Mediator (London School of Mediation) and a member of the CIArb Approved Faculty List.
Dmitry has published a number of articles or chapters in legal periodicals and loose-leaf handbooks in German, English and Russian. He has also appeared as speaker in seminars and conferences. He is a member of various arbitration organisations, such as ICCA, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow), German Arbitration Institute (DIS), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Austrian Arbitration Association, Asian Institute of ADR etc. He has served as an arbitrator at the Willem C. Vis Moot Court in Vienna since 2012 and at the Vis East Moot in Hong Kong since 2016.
Lawyer in Bucharest Bar Association since February 2004
Ms Marin is a Solicitor - Advocate with Rights of Audience before the Higher Courts of England and Wales . Prior to joining SLCG in Milan she practiced in London specializing in ADR and commercial cross border transactions. She is now part of the International Arbitration Department at SLCG and advises clients in international commercial arbitrations focusing on energy and construction disputes.
Cristian is a legal counsel at the French carmaker Renault, specializing in Corporate, Corporate Governance and Securities Law. He holds a Law degree from the University of Bucharest and University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Business Law degree from the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. He participated in the 2013 Vis Moot as a student on behalf of the University of Bucharest and returned as an arbitrator the next year.
2008-2011 - PhD in International and Comparative Law. Law School of the University of São Paulo. Thesis: Analysis of the Effects of the Statute of Limitations in Domestic and International Arbitration from a Brazilian Law perspective; 2003-2004 - LL.M (DESS) in Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution MethodsUniversity of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), France Paper: “La pratique des anti-suit injunctions à l’encontre de l’arbitrage et son émergence en droit brésilien” (The practice of anti-suit injunctions against arbitration and its emergency in Brazilian law), with the guidance of Professor Charles Jarrosson; 2002-2003 - Post graduation (DSU) in Civil Law University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), France.; 1995-2000 -Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Professor at Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets ( IBMEC-SP); Independent Arbitrator. Practice Areas: Civil and Commercial transactions; Oil and Gas, Energy, Banking, agribusiness. Domestic and and Internatiojnal Arbitration. Professional activities includes acting as arbitrator in domestic and international arbitration procedures in Brazil, Administrative Secretary of Arbitration Tribunals ans counsel in arbitration procedures; author of numerous articles and books, inter alia: Arbitragem e Prescrição (Arbitration and the statute of limitations). São Paulo: Atlas, 2014;The CAM-CCBC Arbitration Rules 2012: A Commentary. Coordinated by Frederico José Straube, Claudio Finkelstein and Napoleão Casado Filho. Hague: Eleven International Publishing, 2016.
Jan Marklund is currently doing his legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court Hamburg. During his off-hours, he works as a research assistant at Noerr and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Düsseldorf. Jan finished his law degree with honors in 2019. During his studies, Jan participated in the 23rd Vis Moot for the University of Düsseldorf, where his team reached the round of 64 and finished as runner-up for the Pieter Sanders Award for Best Memorandum for Claimant. Ever since his participation, Jan has stayed true to the moot. In 2019/2020, Jan coached the team of the University of Düsseldorf for the 27th Vis Moot. Additionally, Jan was co-chair of the Düsseldorf Moot Association e.V., where he was responsible for the organization of the Düsseldorf Pre-Moot.
Marok is a practicing Attorney in the Supreme Court of India, specialising in Constitutional, Criminal and Penal laws. He has been, and continues to be involved in significant litigation, arbitration and mediation procedures nationwide. His area of expertise cover Criminal Law, IPR and Human Rights litigation.
He is an executive member at the Supreme Court Bar Association, India and also the legal advisor to the government at provincial level. His research has been primarily aimed at filling the lacunas and complications of the International legislation and litigation.
I am a dual-qualified dispute resolution lawyer focusing on international arbitration and High Court litigation.
Whilst I was born in Belarus, I spent my gap year in the US and having successfully finished degree in international law at the Belarusian State University, I came to the UK to pursue my aims and ambitions.
I am a qualified solicitor in England & Wales and I hold a master degree from the City Law School in International Law with a particular emphasis on international arbitration and investment.
As far as my experience is concerned, having represented clients in large-scale cases with an international dimension, I have dealt with complex matters in England including disputes stemming from Russia and the CIS. To that extent, my professional expertise lies in English and international law and within that scope I have dealt with issues and challenges concerning jurisdiction, forum non conveniens, conflict of laws, enforcement of judgements and worldwide freezing orders.
My interest in the Vis Arbitral Moot stems from my long-standing passion for international dispute resolution and particularly international commercial arbitration.
Naimeh Masumy is the Legal Counsel at ACIC with experience in international commercial arbitration, public international law and enforcement. She is experienced in numerous jurisdictions and arbitral institutions and she has acted as an advisor for a number of international companies and state in arbitration proceedings conducted in various jurisdictions. She regulatory acts as counsel in international arbitration proceedings administered under various international arbitral institutions and rules including International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration.
Jud Mathews is an Associate Professor of Law at Penn State Law and an Affiliate Professor in Penn State's School of International Affairs. His scholarship brings a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to questions of public law. He has written extensively about techniques of constitutional rights adjudication, in the United States and in other jurisdictions, and in particular about proportionality review. His scholarship in administrative law has explored, among other topics, the political economy of judicial deference doctrines and the tensions between administrative law and democratic theory. His dissertation, which won the American Political Science Association’s Corwin Award for the best dissertation in the field of public law, is the basis of a forthcoming book to be published by Oxford University Press. Titled Extending Rights’ Reach: Constitutions, Private Law, and Judicial Power, the book explores how constitutional rights reshape legal relations among private parties in different jurisdictions.
Prior to joining Penn State Law, Professor Mathews was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. After law school, he worked as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
I am an associate with KNOETZL. I was trained with the International Arbitration team of Shearman and Sterling, Paris. Previously, I was a Foreign Visiting Consultant in the International Arbitration team of WilmerHale, London and have a LL.M. from University College London in Dispute Resolution and Litigation.
I am a US qualified lawyer (TX) with 3 years experience as counsel in international commercial arbitration cases with Al Tamimi and Co, Dubai, and with Blume, Faulkner, and Skeen, PLLC, Dallas, TX, USA. I am currently the Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, England, UK. I am the CIArb's Editor of the Journal of International Arbitration, Meditation, and Dispute Resolution and I work with UNCITRAL Working Groups II and III on behalf of the CIArb. I hold a JD from Southern Methodist University and an LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London. I am a member of the CIArb, ITA, LCIA-YIAG, ICCA, and ABA (I sit on the committee drafting commercial arbitration rules for the ABA). I am a former Vis Moot participant (SMU, 2014), Vis Moot Advisor (SMU 2015), Vis Moot Coach (UTA 2016, 2017 and QMUL, 2018), and this year I am a Vis Moot Advisor for QMUL.
Bianca McDonnell is an Associate at White & Case LLP in the International Arbitration Practice in Madrid. Admitted in Australia and New York, Bianca focuses her practice on investment arbitration proceedings under the ICSID rules, complex commercial arbitrations and construction proceedings. Prior to joining White & Case Bianca worked for Juan Fernandez-Armesto where she acted as assistant and secretary to the tribunal, specialising in investment arbitrations. She works in both Spanish and English.
Bianca has acted as a voluntary Expert Advisor for the U.S. Government's Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program, where she has trained teams from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan for the Vis Moot.
Emily is a lawyer and arbitrator with the Ottawa (Canada) office of Dentons Canada LLP. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, where she acts on various arbitration matters (international and domestic), construction disputes, shareholder litigations, leasing matters, real estate development matters and professional negligence claims. In her arbitration practice, Emily has represented clients in domestic and international disputes involving product liability claims, mining industry agreements and construction disputes. She has experience under several institutional rulesets, including the ICC, ICDR, CIArb, JAMS, and ADRIC. An award-winning speaker, Emily won top honours at the Foreign Direct Investment Moot in Buenos Aires Argentina in November 2016. She then went on to compete in and win the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2017 with the University of Ottawa. In 2018, she competed with the University of Ottawa’s Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition team, winning the national championship.
Emily was appointed to the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation’s (“DRC”) roster of arbitrators in January 2022, after having completed the DRC’s Arbitrator Training Course. As an arbitrator for the DRC, Emily decides international commercial disputes arising between DRC members in relation to transactions for fresh produce in North America.
Hessam* is a member of the Iranian Bar Association and he has been practising law in the fields of commercial arbitration, civil litigation, and energy law for almost 10 years.
He has recently completed the LLM (Common Law) program at Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia to fulfill the requirements for become a lawyer in Canada. He is now doing his articling at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Vancouver.
Before moving to Canada, Hessam has completed an Advanced LLM in International Civil and Commercial Law at Leiden University for which his dissertation concerned the assessment of damages in international arbitrations. He did his first LLM in Economic Law at Shahid Beheshti University in Iran. He has also defended with excellence his PhD Dissertation entitled “An Economic Analysis of Assessment of Damages in Treaty-Based International Investment Arbitration” and obtained his PhD degree from the same university in March 2021.
Hessam's connection with arbitration has never been limited to academia; in recent years, he has been involved in large international commercial arbitrations under the Arbitration Center of Iran Chamber Rules and also ICC Rules. Through this engagement, he has developed solid dispute resolution qualifications in prominent international cases.
* a.k.a. Hassan FARAJ MEHRABI
Mr. Akshay Mehta is an Attorney-at-law with his specialization in Intellectual Property. He promptly looks after complete IP Prosecution, and related Arbitrations in 50+ countries across globe. He is an active litigant in the courts of India and has represented successfully Domestic as well international clients in various District Courts and the High Courts for various civil, corporate and IP matters. He has been awarded as Best Mooter and the Best Researcher in India and his academic competence has awarded several publications to his credit.
He is also an active member of following organisations and has added honorary mention to his credit by volunteering and judging various national and international Moot Courts like the Willem C. Vis, Jessups International (India Rounds), Chairing International Conferences and Arbitrating International Commercial Arbitrations:
- All India Bar Association [AIBA];
- Delhi Bar Association [DBA];
- Delhi High Court Bar Association [DHCBA]
- Delhi Tis Hazari Bar Association;
- Asian Patent Attorneys Association [APAA];
- Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle [AIPPI];
- International Trademark Association [INTA];
- Global IP Conference [GIPC]; and
- Indian National Bar Association [INBA]
Bachelors of Law from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio);
Masters in International Dispute Resolution from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Raghav Mendiratta is a qualified lawyer in India. He is currently pursuing an LL.M. at the London School of Economics (LSE) and is also a member of the Department of Law's Teaching Committee. He is alumni of the Vis Moot and was an oralist at the 14th Vis East Moot, 2017. At the moot, his team was awarded the Fali S. Nariman award for Best Respondent Memorandum (Honourable Mention) and they also emerged as the Winners of the 1st ICC - KLRCA Vis Pre-Moot Competition, Malaysia. His mooting achievements include being a Top 10 Oralist at the World Rounds of the Oxford-Price Media Moot Competition, 2018 and winning the South Asia Rounds of the Competition. He has a diverse experience in domestic and International Arbitration and interned at the Asian International Arbitration Centre, Malaysia, a Tier 1 Dispute Resolution firm in India and clerked with two sitting judges of the Indian Supreme Court.
Zlatan Meškić received his bachelor and PhD from the University of Vienna, Faculty of Law. His mother tongue is Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, speaks and writes German and English fluently, basic skills in French.
He is practicing international commercial arbitration (construction, M&A under ICC Rules; Rules of the Arbitration Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina). He is on the list of arbitrators of the Foreign Trade Chamber Bosnia and Herzegovina and Chamber of Commerce, Republic Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 2019 Full Professor at the College of Law, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh. Since 2008 professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Zenica. Judicial practice in court Bezirksgericht Floridsdorf and Research assistant at the LBI für Europarecht (Vienna), prof. dr. Gerte Reichelt (2007-2008).
Member of the editorial board of several law journals including "Zeitschrift für europarechtliche Studien (ZeuS) and editor-in-chief of the Balkan Yearbook of European and International Law (Springer). Scholarship holder from the MPI for foreign and private international law (Hamburg, 2011 and 2017). Visiting professor at the University of Saarbrücken, University of Pittsburgh. Author of six books and over 60 articles. Publication on Conflicts of Law, International Commercial Arbitration and EU Law. Head coach of the Vis moot team University of Zenica 2014-2019, now Prince Sultan University in Riyadh.
Karoline Meyer-Ravenstein participated in the Vis Moot in 2016/17 for the team of the University of Göttingen. The year after she coached the new team of her university. She recently passed her first state law examination and is now working as a research assistant at KPMG Law in Hanover where she is mainly working in the field of litigation.
Stavros Michalopoulos is a Doctoral Candidate in International Law at the Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds an undergraduate degree in law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and two LLMs from the University of Cambridge and Georgetown University. He is a third-year associate at the arbitration department of Cleary Gottlieb in Paris. His written work includes articles on the issue of dual nationals in investment arbitration and third-party funding.
Lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (New York and London) specialising in cross-border litigation, arbitration and investigations. Graduate of the NYU LLM in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration. Previously an associate at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (London and Paris) specialising in litigation and arbitration. Previously Judicial Assistant to Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls in the UK Court of Appeal.
Since Oct. 2020: LLM candidate at University of Pennsyvania Carey Law School (Philadelphia, United States), holder of the Kübler Scholarship
Apr. 2014 to Nov. 2019: Studies of law at Goethe University Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany)
May 2015 to Apr. 2016: Participation in the 23th Willem C. Vis Moot Court
Sep. 2020 to Jan. 2021: Research assistant at Wendelstein LLP (Frankfurt, Germany)
July 2019 to Aug. 2020: Policy analyst at the German Federal Parliament, Thomas Heilmann MdB (Berlin, Germany)
Oct. 2018 to Aug. 2019: Tutor at Goethe University Frankfurt for Civil Law and Legal and Constitional History (Frankfurt, Germany)
Oct. 2017 to Oct. 2018: Student assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Manfred Wandt, Goethe University Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany)
July 2017 to Aug. 2018: Research assistant at WilmerHale (Frankfurt, Germany)
May 2016 to June 2017: Research assistant at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek (Frankfurt, Germany)
- Coach for Goethe University Frankfurt's teams for the 24th, 25th and 27th Willem C. Vis Moot Court
- Former President of the Frankfurt Moot Alumni Association e.V., president and treasurer of the Frankfurt Moot Alumni Assocation e.V.
Parandzem is currently working as Senior Specialist in International Arbitration and in other international disputes at the Prime Minister Office of the Republic of Armenia. She contributes to the representation of state interests in both commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Previously, she worked as Legal Adviser at Grant Thornton Armenia where she provided legal consulting to local and foreign businesses.
Parandzem holds an LL.M. with distinction in Investment Treaty Arbitration from Uppsala University, Sweden. She has also completed the double Master’s degree program in International Business Law of the French University of Armenia and Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France.
Parandzem has acted as Arbitrator at the 27th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
I served as a Colorado trial judge for twelve years. I have maintained an arbitration and mediation practice for eighteen years, first with JAMS and now with my own firm, Jim Miller Dispute Resolution. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of arbitrators and I am available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States and internationally.
Lomonosov MSU graduate (2015, with hons.).
LLM (S.S.Alexeev Private Law Research Center, Russian School of Private Law - 2017).
Former participant of Vis Moot team (24th Moot, team of Russian School of Private Law) and number of Russian Moots (e.g. Rosenberg Moot'2017).
Coach of RANEPA team (25th Moot).
Co-author of several Concepts of development of Russian legislation, prepared by S.S.Alexeev Private Law Research Center.
Senior lawyer in "Kraynev, Korchuganova and partners".
I am a Managing Associate at BonelliErede, International Arbitration group. My practice focuses on complex commercial, construction and investment disputes referred to arbitration in ad hoc and administered proceedings before arbitral institutions such as ICC, DIAC, SCC, LCIA, ICSID, CAM. My practice also focuses on Private International Law issues.
I am a research assistant at the Catholic University of Milan in Private International Law and Law of International Arbitration.
I graduated in Law with honors at the Catholic University of Milan in 2007 and I was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2010. I was listed in the 2017 and 2018 Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders - Non-partners.
I was coach of the Catholic University of Milan at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (21st to 25th editions).
Isabel Alves de Melo Miranda holds a J.D. (2006), a LL.M. (2009) and a Dr. iur. (2014) from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), where she pursued postdoctoral studies (2014-2019) and lectured International Commercial Arbitration and Private International Law (2007-2019). Since 2010, Dr Miranda has been a Coach for the UERJ VisMoot team and, in 2013, she founded the Rio Pre-Moot. Dr Miranda is a lawyer qualified in Brazil and a member of the Arbitration Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro Section. Dr Miranda was an associate at Batista Martins Advogados, a law firm specialized in arbitration (2006-2010). Dr Miranda has participated in the internship program of the International Court of Arbitration at the ICC in Paris, France (2008); in the FIAA Workshop on questioning of fact witnesses in international arbitration in São Paulo, Brazil (2011); and in the LSE Summer School on International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration in London, UK (2011). Dr Miranda has received a scholarship to the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law in Hamburg, Germany (2013) and to The Hague Academy of International Law Summer Course, Private International Law session (2017).
Legal Counsel at IT company, leading dispute resolution projects.
Former coach of St. Petersburg University team for the FDI Moot, including 2019 Champion. Former coach and participant of St. Petersburg University team for the Vis Moot.
I am an attorney qualified in the State of New York and the Republic of Azerbaijan, with experience in arbitration.
I have tailored my career to specialize in arbitration as a practitioner and an academician. I have advised and represented major local and foreign clients in multi-million arbitration cases as a local counsel. Along with my practical work experience I have also been teaching international arbitration at Baku State University and Judicial Academy in Azerbaijan, and I have published numerous articles on international arbitration. My articles have been published in local and international law journals, including in Kluwer Journal of International Arbitration.
Currently I am Managing Partner at Adrem Attorneys, a law firm offering its services in alternative dispute resolution, international arbitration and banking and finance law. I have also recently founded a dispute resolution centre called ARBME Dispute Resolution.
I work at an Associate Counsel at the Chambers of Mr. Gourab Banerji (Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Overseas Associate, Essex Court Chambers). I work on complex commercial matters before the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court and on international commercial arbitrations and domestic arbitrations. Previously, I was an associate with Khaitan & Co in New Delhi. I graduated from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in 2018 with gold medals in alternative dispute resolution and family law.
Prof Loukas A. Mistelis, School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London; Partner., Clyde & Co LLP
Loukas Mistelis is an acknowledged authority in international dispute resolution. He has been listed as one of the ‘leading lights in international arbitration’, 45 under 45 and is also listed on the Who’s Who Commercial Arbitration since 2007. He is the Clive Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Law and Arbitration at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and the Director of the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London. He was educated in Greece, France, Germany and Japan and is fluent in English, German and Greek, has good knowledge of French and basic knowledge of Polish, Russian and Spanish. His publications include more than 60 referred articles and thirteen books. He has practiced law in Germany, Greece and the UK, having also acted as a consultant in Cambodia, Japan, Moldova, Nigeria, Poland, Ukraine, and Vietnam. He has substantial arbitration experience, under ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC and Moscow Rules and is also designated to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators.
ANGELA MITA – BACIU, PhD - academic and professional practitioner - Professor in Private International, International Commercial and Competition Law.
Studied law at the “Al.I.Cuza” University of IASI. After law school she was admitted for PhD degree. Research on the field of International Commercial Law, International Private Law. Visiting fellow at UNIDROIT Rome, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, T.M.C. ASSER INSTITUTE, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Doctoral thesis was on the law applicable on international contracts.
She’s a practicing lawyer, member of the Bar Association of Iasi, Romania, also arbitrator - Court of International Commercial Arbitration of Iasi, Romania.
She participated as legal academics and practitioners, arbitrating in the competition - Willem C Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Competition in Hong Kong, ample opportunities to discuss with her ideas and visions relating to teaching, research, and legal practice.
CV demonstrates an outstanding academic, with a level of expertise in international law. Fluent in four languages and sustaining an up-to-date knowledge in international law in general, and international commercial law and private international law in particular, her combined teaching, research and professional activities ensure a high-level, current expertise in a challenging and ever-changing field.
Born in Switzerland with Serbian roots. Went to primary school and high-school in Switzerland and studied at the University of St. Gallen (Law and Economics). Research Assistant and PhD Student at the University of St. Gallen. Participant in the 24th Vis Moot. Coach of the 25th and 26 Vis Moot Team of the University of St. Gallen.
Ashlesha is a graduate from National Law University, Jodhpur, India and is currently working with the law firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. She has participated in the Vis East moot in 2016, where her team was among the top 32 teams and in the Vis moot in 2019.
Charbel Moarbes is the managing partner of Moarbes LLP, a law firm with offices in Beirut and Washington, D.C.
Member of the New York, Paris and Beirut Bars, Mr. Moarbes holds a J.D., a DEA from the Saint Joseph University, an LL.M. from the George Washington University Law School, as well as a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
PhD from Queen Mary, University of London
Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York City and at Cambridge University
Teaching LLM in international trade law at King's College London from 2011 until 2014
Currently, Assistant Professor at Faculty of Law, Allameh Tabatabi University (ATU), Tehran
ATU Coach in Vis Moot
An ambitious certified lawyer with two Master’s degrees in Law and International Law with a specialization in Trade and Investment Law from Zurich and Maastricht Universities in addition to a Master’s degree in International Commercial Law and a Bachelor of Laws from Allameh Tabatabaie University, one of the top universities in Iran.
Have more than four years of experience as an attorney at law and legal counsel working alongside seasoned legal professionals and have experience in commercial litigation, business negotiation, drafting a variety of commercial contracts, negotiated settlements and arbitration.
Ranked first in final Iranian Central Bar Association examination of 2014 from a total of 4,648 applicants. Achieved the highest GPA attained of the previous fourteen final Bar exams.
Lawyer and LLM graduated
I have worked in Arbitration Center of Iran Chamber (ACIC) since 2008 to 2016 in two capacities; legal advisor and supervisor of education and research department.
I have been engaged in many arbitration case domestic and international. I am expert in ADR solutions commonly used in complex commercial disputes, namely arbitration, adjudication and mediation.
I have organised and managed many arbitration and dispute resolution seminars and workshops in Iran.
I am a member of young arbitrator of ACIC.
In July 2016, I have been appointed as Co-Registrar in IUSCT which is one the oldest investment arbitration Tribunal in The Hague.
Florian Mohs is a partner of Pestalozzi's Litigation & Arbitration group in Zurich.
His practice focuses on international commercial dispute resolution by arbitration and litigation. Florian handles a wide range of commercial disputes. He has broad experience advising in the area of international trade, particularly relating to commodities trading in minerals, metals and energy sources, and business insight gained from his secondment to a major international commodities trader.
Florian is an expert on the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). He is a contributor to the leading commentary in the field and speaks and publishes regularly on the CISG, as well as on litigation and arbitration topics.
Florian is trained in both civil and common law jurisdictions and holds law degrees from Switzerland (Dr. iur., summa cum laude, University of Basel, 2005), New Zealand (LL.M., with distinction, Victoria University of Wellington, 2006), and Germany (First State Exam, Baden-Württemberg, 2002, concluding his legal studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg). Florian was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2008.
I'm an international arbitration lawyer based in Paris. Currently I'm working in the arbitration department of Winston & Strawn LLP. Originally from Ukraine, I’ve obtained a Master’s degree in Arbitration and International Business from Paris-Saclay University. My past professional experience includes working in several international law firms, as well in the legal department of a multinational company. I’ve participated in Vis Moot since it’s 23rd edition, as a participant, an assistant coach and as an arbitrator.
Participated in the 21st Vis Moot and is now Coach of Team Göttingen.
Associate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) concentrating on international dispute resolution matters including international arbitrations and complex cross-border litigations. Former coach and participant at Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot and Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2014.
Lawyer in Brazil working with arbitration proceedings regarding infrastructure matters. Master's Degree in Contract Law. Team member of Federal University of Minas Gerais on the 19th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (in that opportunity the team advanced to the 32-round), Coach of Federal University of Minas Gerais on the editions 21st and 22nd of the Willem C. Vis Moot .
Graduated in Law from the Federal University of Amazonas. State public server. Constitutionalist lawyer, works at the law firm Zaidan Advogados, has participated in competitions in Brazil, and international competitions such as Foreign Direct Investment of Miami - Florida, I am also coordinator of the Study Group on Mediation and Arbitration in Brazil.
I am an associate in the international arbitration group at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle in New York. My practice involves the representation of States and sovereign entities in international arbitration and litigation proceedings.
I am a former participant of the Frankfurt (2013), Vis (2014), and Jessup (2015) moots; as well as a past coach (2016) and arbitrator (2017-2019). I am dual-trained and hold degrees from Columbia Law School, Sciences Po and Panthéon-Assas.
Law studies in Tübingen, master's degree in International and European Law from Aix-Marseille III University (France). Vis Moot participant 2012, arbitrator 2014 and 2016, Vis Moot Coach 2017-2019. Doctoral thesis on "Public Antitrust Policy in International Arbitration". Currently court trainee at the District Court of Leipzig, Germany.
Terry Moritz Esq. is an active commercial arbitrator and serves on numerous panels of domestic and international arbitral institutions. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a sustaining member of the American Law Institute and designated as a Senior Counsellor by the Illinois State Bar Association. As an arbitrator Mr. Moritz draws on his extensive experience in matters involving both governmental and commercial interest. He has represented major financial, energy, transportation, and construction companies in complex litigation. He has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the States of Minnesota and Illinois. He successfully represented Illinois before the United States Supreme Court. He has represented members of the Illinois Supreme Court in disputes raising Constitutional Separation of Powers issues, served as Special Litigation Counsel to the Illinois Regional Transportation Authority and the Chicago Transit Authority and has arbitrated over 100 matters in the electrical energy and renewable energy fields as well as general commercial matters.
Mr. Moritz resides in Chicago with his wife of 55 years and is active in numerous charitable organizations and ADR organizations. He is an avid bike rider and reader and a knowledgeable collector of contemporary art.
Professor Morrissey has been a law professor at Stetson University College of Law since 2004. He has taught and published in the areas of international private law, contracts more generally, corporate and securities law, and constitutional law. In 2008, Wolters/Kluwer published his first book, International Sales & Arbitration, which combines a focus on international contract law with the mechanism of dispute resolution most often used in those transactions, arbitration. That book is now in its second edition (2017) and is a terrific preparatory tool for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
Before joining the legal academy, Professor Morrissey practiced business law at Mayer, Brown (Chicago, London, and Tashkent); and at Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago). He later was Counsel and Vice President at Unifund, an investment fund based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he oversaw investment into the Russian economy.
Professor Morrissey earned his J.D. at Columbia University, and his A.B. at Princeton University.
Professor Moses is Professor of Law and Director of International Programs, Loyola University Chicago. A scholar in the field of international commercial arbitration, the third edition of her treatise on international commercial arbitration was published in March 2017 by Cambridge University Press. She has participated as an arbitrator or an advocate in arbitrations under the auspices of the ICC Court of Arbitration and the AAA International Centre for Dispute Resolution, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. Additional areas of interest and research include international business transactions and international trade finance. Professor Moses heads Loyola Chicago’s Vis Moot program, which sends students to compete in both Vienna and Hong Kong. Professor Moses' articles can be found at https:www.ssrn.com/author=397500
Olivier Mosimann is a partner at Kellerhals Carrard, one of the largest and leading law firms in Switzerland. He co-chairs the firm’s Arbitration Practice Group and specializes in international commercial arbitration and commercial litigation. He has acted as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings conducted under institutional rules (including ICC and Swiss Rules) as well as in ad hoc proceedings, involving various sectors (including pharmaceutical, chemical, high-tech, energy, construction, consumer goods, financial-service, defense and sport sectors) and concerning diverse legal fields (including sales, joint ventures, construction, distribution, corporate, M&A, IP/IT, public procurement, competition and financing). Olivier has acted as counsel for parties from around the world in arbitrations involving companies, individuals, states and state-owned entities, and he is used to handling complex cases. He also sits as arbitrator (presiding, sole and co-arbitrator) and acts as legal expert.
Olivier is co-chair of Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)'s Local Group Basel. From 2017-2020 he was co-chair of ASA below 40 and regional coordinator of DIS40 Zurich, a regional below-40 group of the German Arbitration Institution.
Denis Mouralis is full professor of law at Aix Marseille University (France). He holds a LL.B and a PhD in law from Paul Cézanne University (France) and a LL.M from McGill University (Canada). He specializes in arbitration law, international disputes resolution, international economic and business law, and international contracts. He publishes and teaches regularly in these fields, in France and abroad. Denis is also an attorney at the Paris Bar, and counsel of the Centre for Mediation and Arbitration of Paris (CMAP) and regularly takes part in international arbitral proceedings, as counsel, arbitrator or presiding arbitrator. He is a member of several professional and academic organisations, such as the Centre of Economic Law (Aix Marseille University), the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the Dutch Arbitration Association, the French Arbitration Committee, and the French Society of Air and Space Law. His mother tongue is French and he speaks English fluently.
Natalia is an LL.M. Candidate at the Geneva Master’s in international Dispute Settlement (MIDS). She holds an LL.B. and an LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of Athens (Distinction), as well as a Minor in Finance from the American College of Greece.
Prior to attending the MIDS, she worked as trainee lawyer in the legal department of a firm based in Athens, dealing with issues of Corporate and Tax Law. She has also completed an internship in a law firm specialising in Corporate Law and Capital Markets.
During her studies, she participated in the International Commercial Willem C. Vis Moot Court Competition both as a team member and as a coach of the University of Athens team, and sat as arbitrator during the academic year 2018 – 2019 in Premoots and Final Rounds. She is co-founder of the EODID Athens Vis Premoot and attended the ELSA Athens Summer School on International Investment Law. Additionally, she is a member of Young ICCA and, in this context, has attended seminars and workshops.
She is currently a member of the Trade Lab International Economic Law Clinic Team.
Leli Mumladze – Member of the IliaUni Moot Court Club Advisory Board and Coach of Ilia State University Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team.
Ms Mumladze is the graduate of Tbilisi State University Law School and also has obtained the Master’s degree in Private (Business)Law at Ilia State University.
Currently, Leli is working as a Legal Counsellor in the framework of the project of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
She participated in Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2018.
Samarth is a Partner of Invicta Chambers, a specialised boutique Dispute Resolution Law Chambers based in India. He holds a B.Sc LLB (Hons) degree from Gujarat National Law University, LLM from NALSAR University of Law in Corporate and Commercial Laws and an LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from QMUL. He is a qualified Assistant Professor of Law in India. He has acted on behalf of numerous private and governmental institutions in both ad-hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings. He regularly appears before various Judicial Fora in India, advising and representing clients on various complex commercial disputes.
Born in Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo. 30years old. Lives in Prishtina,Kosovo.
Bachelor of Law at University of Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo.
MA of European Union Studies at University of Salzburg, Austria.
PhD Candidate at University of Salzburg, Austria.
Erasmus mobility at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.
Associate at 'Januz Murati & Associates' Law Firm and Lecturer of EU Law at UBT University in Kosovo,
Long experience on working with international organizations (such as EU and UN).
Participant in 22nd Willem C. Vis Moot with University of Salzburg.
Author of one book and eleven scientific papers and researches.
Loves traveling, meeting new people and mountain-biking.
Peter is an Irish national with permanent residence in Qatar. Peter is a dual qualified Chartered Surveyor. Peter is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
His primary involvement is within the construction industry and international construction contracts. He has been commissioned as expert witness and counsel assistant. His current role is a dispute resolver for a Qatari government sponsored property development. Over the past two years he has overseen the settlement of numerous high value contract disputes. Most of the disputes have centered on contract entitlement to prolongation and disruption costs. Commissions includes the preparation and submission of expert statements.
Peter has extensive experience in commercial arbitration. He regularly contributes to the arbitral process as expert witness and advisor in the preparation and submittal of expert quantum reports and claimant submissions.
Alain Muster is an associate and member of Pestalozzi's Litigation and Arbitration group in Zurich. His fields of expertise include international and national commercial litigation and arbitration and contract law.
Alain Muster attended the University of Chicago Law School and received an LL.M. degree in 2015 (Fulbright scholar). He graduated from the University of Bern (Master of Law '08, Bachelor of Law '07) with a specialization in business law. During his studies in Bern, he was a legal intern with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. He completed his junior associate term with Pestalozzi and was admitted to the Swiss bar in 2011. Before rejoining Pestalozzi as an associate in 2012, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute for Civil Law of the University of Bern. In 2012/13, he was seconded to a global medical device company. His native languages are German and Spanish; moreover, he is fluent in English and French.
Admitted to the Paris Bar, Betty Nadjarian is associate in the French-German law firm Paetzold in Paris. She advises domestic and international clients in a wide range of disputes, involving proceedings before the French Courts and arbitral institutions.
Holding a Master of international business law from the Paris X Nanterre University (along with one year academic exchange at Kobe University, Japan) and a degree from the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University ,
She completed her cursus by a certificate from the Arbitration Academy for International law.
Previously, she trained at the international arbitration department of Hugues Hubbard & Reed LLP, Paris, as well as of Squire Sanders (Squire Patton Boggs) LLP, Paris and Jeff Long Poon & Wong Advocates & Solicitors in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
She participated in the Willem C. Vis Moot in 2010, 2011, and 2012 as a team member and coach in Vienna or Hong Kong.
Lilit Nagapetyan works in a dispute resolution boutique in London, CANDEY, and is also a PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow at the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London. Her doctoral research is in the field of corruption and other types of illegality in international arbitration. She is a qualified lawyer and a certified forensic accountant and specialises in commercial disputes, including cross-border litigation and international arbitrations. She has also worked on a number of fraud and financial crime investigations which have involved a variety of international locations. Lilit is an ex-Vis moot participant and a Martin Domke Honourable Mention speaker and has also served as an arbitrator in various pre-moots.
Brandon Nagy is an attorney who practices Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution at Stinson LLP in the Washington DC office. Alumni of the 19th Moot, Brandon has helped coach Arizona State University's Vis teams since then and regularly arbitrates in the Vienna Moot.
Brandon has extensive experience managing protracted litigation in various industries including banking and financial services, telecommunications, transportation, hospitality, renewable energy, real estate, and the non-profit sector.
Brandon's scholarship on the CISG, Unreliable Excuses: How do Differing Persuasive Interpretations of CISG Article 79 Affect its Goal of Harmony, 26 N.Y. Int'l L. Rev., Summer 2013, at 61, won the New York Bar Association Int'l Section's 2012 Albert S. Pergam Int'l Law Writing Competition and was a finalist in Pace Law School's Institute of Int'l Commercial Law's 2012 Clive M. Schmittoff Essay Competition.
Prior to joining Stinson, Brandon served as a law clerk for the Honorable James Teilborg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and as a full-time intern for the Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, in Washington, DC. Brandon is a summa cum laude graduate of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Edith Nagy is an attorney in Washington, D.C. working as Of Counsel for Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), a law firm specialized in international chemicals regulation. She assists companies that make and use chemicals commercialize their products, maintain compliance, and achieve competitive advantage as they market their products throughout the world. She counsels multinational companies on issues pertaining to chemical hazards, registration, data compensation, enforcement actions/dispute resolution, risk communication, and evolving regulatory and policy matters regarding conventional, and nanoscale chemicals, in the United States, Europe, and markets that recently passed new or amended chemicals regulation frameworks (Canada, Australia, Turkey, South Korea, or Latin America).
As an attorney, Ms. Nagy has both a civil law, and a common law background. She studied law and passed the bar in both Europe (Universitatea de Vest, Timisoara, Romania), and the United States (Arizona State University (ASU)). At ASU she participated in the Willem C. Vis Moot in Vienna, in 2012. She has been involved in coaching ASU’s Vis team and participated as an arbitrator in Vienna (and online).
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Attorney working in corporate and contract law, with past working experience in international and domestic arbitration. Ex mootie and speaker 2013 at the Vis Moot, Arbitrator in CAM CCBC Pre Moots in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The Chair to ZakVocates, a boutique firm based in Tehran.
President at Ray Arbitration, the first Iranian Inst. of health tourism arbitration.
I have been a member to the first Iranian Vis Moot team and now, I do arbitration and coaching teams to Vis Moot in Vienna.
Associate Arbitration DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH, since 2017
Salma Nasreldine is currently an International Arbitration and Disputes Associate at Shahid Law firm, one of the most renowned law firms established in Cairo, Egypt. She was previously occupying the position of Associate within the Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Department at Baker McKenzie Cairo Office since 2018. Salma has obtained her LLB with honors from the Faculty of Law of both Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) in 2016 and Cairo University (Egypt) in 2017. She has received a Maitrise degree in International Business Law from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2017, as well as, a Masters degree in Arbitration and International Trade Law from the University of Versailles in 2018. Salma has always shown a huge interest and support to arbitration moot competitions, either by participating (representing Cairo University in the 14th Vis East Moot; representing University of Versailles in Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot) or by coaching (coached the Cairo University team participating in the 26th Vis Moot). She also seated as an arbitrator in the national rounds of Vis Moot competitions organized by the Egyptian Universities.
German Attorney-at-Law in Hamburg / Germany; www.snb-law.de; Partner of SCHULZ NOACK BÄRWINKEL1981-2016, now of counsel; arbitrator, presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator and party counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings, mainly with a Chinese or other Asian aspect. Main areas of practice: corporate, commercial, international trade, M&A Transactions; experience as arbitrator or counsel i.a. at CIETAC, HKIAC, SHIAC, DIS and CEAC.
Elena Neidhart is a senior associate in Lenz & Staehelin's Litigation and Arbitration group in Geneva, Switzerland. She focuses on international commercial arbitration (as counsel or arbitrator) and litigation before Swiss courts. She specialises in complex international commercial contracts, including agency and distribution, joint ventures, energy, post- M&A disputes, construction and international trade.
From September 2014, Elena has also been working at the Department of Private International Law of the University of Geneva and has been in charge of of the Geneva Vis Moot Court team.
Amanda Neil is a principal associate at the Vienna office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She is a member of international arbitration group and specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration, with a specific focus on financial, corporate, commercial, telecommunications, energy and major projects matters. Amanda advises international clients in arbitration proceedings under the rules of the major arbitration institutions, as well as in ad hoc proceedings, and acts as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals. Amanda has experience working in London, Sydney and Vienna. She is qualified as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia and England and Wales. Amanda speaks English and German.
Dr Florian Neumayr is a Managing Partner at bpv Huegel Attorneys-at-Law in Vienna. He has years of experience in advising on all aspects of Austrian and EU competition law (cartels, abuse of dominant position, merger control and public procurement). His further area of expertise is dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration, mediation) and, in particular, private enforcement of competition law and private damage claims.
Tatyana Neveeva graduated from Moscow State Law Academy, Moscow High School of Social and Economic Sciences (Master's degree program) and the University of Durham, UK (LL.M.). She is a Counsel at the Moscow office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. She has extensive experience in dispute resolution in domestic courts as well as in international arbitration under ICC, SCC and LCIA Rules with a particular focus on construction and corporate disputes. She is recommended by Legal 500 and Best Lawyers for both litigation and arbitration. She has co-authored a number of books on legal subjects, the publishers of which include Thomson West and CMP Publishing International Law and Policy.
Arbitrator and Mediator; Partner in London based international arbitration boutique, Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP; Chairman of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
Paul Ngotho is a Chartered Arbitrator, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) and an Economist. He also holds an LL.M in International Dispute Resolution from the University of London.
He has over 35 years of experience in Africa and abroad. He is on the panels/databases of arbitrators of various international arbitral institutions including the AAA/ICDR, LCIA and CIETAC as well as the arbitration centres in Stockholm, Kigali, Cairo, Uganda and Tanzania. He has arbitrated real estate, construction, joint-venture, shareholder agreement, employment, insurance and general commercial disputes.
Some of his writings and conference presentations on arbitration are available at www.ngotho.co.ke while others are in his book titled Contemporary Issues in Arbitration. His current research interests include arbitrator integrity, reforms and quantification of damages in investment and international commercial arbitration.
- LL.M Finance, Institute for Law and Finance, Frankfurt, 2010.
- Viet Nam Permanent Mission in Vienna since 2012
Nour Nicolas is an associate in the International Arbitration department of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle in New York. Ms. Nicolas holds a degree in private law from Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, University of Pantheon-Assas (Paris II) and Harvard Law School. Her practice focuses on investment arbitration, commercial arbitration as well as public international law. She has been involved in investor-State and commercial disputes under the auspices of different international arbitration institutions. Ms. Nicolas has taken part in the 24th edition of the Vis Moot, representing with her team the Paris II University. She has also been acting as coach and arbitrator in the last two years.
I am Chartered Quantity Surveyor, a Chartered Arbitrator, registered Adjudicator and recognised Quantum Expert with over 40 years’ experience in construction within building, civil, petrochemical, structural, rail, utilities, mechanical, and M&E environments.
I Chartered with the RICS in 1984 and became a Fellow of the RICS in 1996, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2006 and a Charterer Arbitrator in 2009.
I am a practising Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Quantum Expert.
I work extensively throughout Europe (UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany & Gibraltar) and the Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Libya)
I am a Greek qualified lawyer admitted to the Athens Bar Association and an LL.M Candidate in Geneva Master in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS). I have participated in the 2019 edition of the International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris.
I hold an LL.M. from Georgetown Law in International Business and Economic Law majoring in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. During my studies at Georgetown Law I dealt with several international arbitration issues both in Commercial and Investment Arbitration from the pre-arbitration phase to settlement. I drafted case briefs and memoranda where I identified the jurisdictional objections, focused on the merits of the arguments and the legal reasoning in light of public international law and international arbitration principles. As an active member of the Committee of Georgetown International Arbitration Society, I organized the 4th International Arbitration Month.
I am also a graduate of the Athens Law School. During my LL.B. I participated in Moot Court Competitions on International Trade Law for two years. As a member of the Greek team we won the first prize in Europe and as a coach, the first prize worldwide. In light of this success, I received scholarships from the World Trade Institute and the International Economic Law and Policy at the University of Barcelona.
With regard to my working experience in Europe, I worked in one of the leading law firms in Greece with a particular focus on dispute resolution mostly related to domestic arbitration and financial litigation. Previously, I finished the bluebook traineeship in the European Commission in the Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union Directorate General. While in U.S.A, I worked as an intern at the US Congress as well as at the Legal Department of the IMF.
1. My Arbitration encounter:
a. Lord Denning Master of Rolls drew my attention to Arbitration in early 2008 through his opinion in Bremer Vulkan v South Indian Shipping  AC 909 where he said:
b. “When I was young, a sandwich-man wearing a top-hat used to parade outside these courts with his boards back and front, proclaiming ‘Arbitrate, don’t litigate.’ It was very good advice so long as arbitrations were conducted speedily: as many still are in the City of London. But it is not so good when arbitrations drag on for ever.”
3. My interest in Arbitration:
a. My interest in Arbitration burns like a raging fire. This includes Customary Arbitration, National Aritration, Regional Arbitration and International Arbitration. I have been involved in three live Arbitrations and four Moot Arbitrations. This total of seven experiences entail National, Regional and Internation Arbitrations. It also tasked me as an Arbitration Advocate and Registrar Support for live Arbitrations and Organizer, Coach and Arbitrator for Moot Arbitration Competitions.
b. For Customary Arbitration, I am currently drafting the Bill for Law to establish an Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR Centre for Imo State of Nigeria. Customary Arbitration in Imo State Nigeria appears to be an uncharted waters. In our hypothesis, my team found out that there are a lot of Arbitrations going on at the customary local level of adjudication. We also found out that Arbitrators here delivery hundreds of decision each year and very few of these decisions are challenged. Once my team access needed resources, we are able to do a deeper research here and develop a fit for purpose ADR for improved and better practice at that level.
c. I have learnt a lot in these small Arbitration experiences. I particularly learn a great deal when I review Memorials and will like to continue to volunteer.
3. In the webpage of the law firm where I work three things are said of me.
a. Armed with experience in dispute prevention and resolution, Chukwunonso advocates for our clients in commercial dispute resolution and general litigation matters. He is inclined to creative problem solving that expands the repertoire of techniques by which lawyers and judges attempt to resolve business and social problems.
b. He is at his best when turning strategy sessions from clients’ instructions into inspiring concepts, solving problems and pushing boundaries to create unique clients’ experiences with business advantage.
c. Team members and clients find in Chukwunonso an Associate who combines legal knowledge with a unique gift for communicating his understanding of clients’ goals and transforming them into results.
I am a lawyer specialized in international arbitration, with experience both as counsel and as arbitral secretary. My experience includes arbitration proceedings conducted under the ICC Rules, LCIA Rules, HKIAC Rules, UNCITRAL Rules, and ICSID Rules, as well as proceedings conducted under the auspices of all major Brazilian arbitral institutions. I am admitted to practice in Brazil, and I speak Portuguese, English and German.
Olha is an Associate in Vasil Kisil law firm (Kyiv, Ukraine), specializing in commercial dispute resolution, acting for clients before international commercial arbitration, cross border litigation and national courts. Participated in Vis Moot as part of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Team, after acted as a team coach and arbitrator during international rounds in Vienna.
Member of the organizer team of the Ukrainian Vis Pre-Moot.
Ex-president of Kyiv Mohyla Moot Court Society (2017 to 2018) and a member of the Society's Supervisory Board.
An academic and practitioner interested in international arbitration
- Mgr. (master of law and legal science, Faculty of Law, Brno)
- LL. M. (Comparative, European and International Laws, EUI, Florence)
- Ph.D. (private international law/summa cum laude/, Faculty of Law, Brno)
- Juris Doctor in Public International Law (Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno)
- 42 publications (including 3 books)
- full-time teaching at Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno (2009-nowadays)
- active participation in more than 50 academic conferences and workshops
- coaching of the Vis Moot Team of Faculty of law, Masaryk University (2014)
- arbitrating in Willem C. Vis Moot (2014-nowadays)
Studies abroad (non-degree):
- Summer Session in Public International Law, the Hague Academy of International Law (2021, online)
- Visiting Scholar, the EUI, Florence, Italy (2020)
- Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Roma Tre (2018)
- Independent Researcher, the UNIDROIT (2009)
- Summer Session in Private International Law, the Hague Academy of International Law (2008)
- Attorney-at-law, the Czech Bar Association (2013-nowadays)
- Counsel in various cross-border cases, including high-profile international commercial and investment arbitrations
- Legal expert in international arbitration and foreign courts
- Of counsel
Membership in arbitral institutions:
- Arbitration Court attached to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic
- The Vienna International Arbitral Centre (Practitioner)
- The Court of Arbitration for Art (NAI)
- A candidate suitable for Appointment as Arbitrator (The European Commission).
- Czech (mother tongue)
- (British and American) English, French, Italian (full proficiency);
- German, Polish, Slovak (reading).
Dr. Krzysztof Nowak, LL.M. (Heidelberg) is legal counsel at Borealis AG, a chemical company which is the world's eighth largest producer of polyethylene and polypropylene, headquartered in Vienna.
In his daily practice Krzysztof focuses on M&A transactions, financings, circular economy solutions as well as corporate and commercial law.
Krzysztof graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, the University of Vienna (Dr. iur.), the Heidelberg University (LL.M.) and University of Economics in Cracow (finance and accounting).
During his studies, Krzysztof participated in XX Willem C. Vis Moot Court and served as arbitrator in Vis Moots since then.
Magdalena Nowak specialises in Austrian and European competition law, abuse of a dominant position and merger control. In her practice, she also concentrates on dispute resolution, in representing clients before international arbitral tribunals, courts and authorities. Before joining bpv Hügel in 2018, she worked as an associate in a renowned international law firm in Vienna where she specialised in UN Sales Law and arbitration. During her legal education, Magdalena Nowak was awarded with the Werner Melis Award for the Best Memorandum for Respondent (3rd place) in the XX Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
- Gradution from Law School in 2001
- bar exam in 2003
- Master in International Commercial Arbitration Law - University of Stockholm in 2005.
- Work experience: construction law, commercial and corporate law, mergers, real estate law and international trade law, European law and international commercial arbitration
Acadamic activities: lectures i.a. at University of Rostock, Catholic University Brazilia, UAS Wismar.
Member of German bar, YAS Stockholm, DIS & DIS 40
Expert (Fachanwalt) commercial & corporate law and tax law
Dr Keith Nunes is an international lawyer who went into exile from apartheid. His experience includes courses on contracts, UCC Articles 2 & 9, conflict of laws, international/business/investment/human rights law/arbitration and service in law firms in New York City, Vienna, and Cape Town. He is a founder of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna and the Allard K, Lowenstein Human Rights Law Project at Yale Law School. He holds law degrees from Yale, Leyden, and Cape Town as well as the research diplomas of The Hague Academy of International Law. A former law don in the University of Reading, with law teaching in the United States (New York, New Jersey, Missouri, Florida, Louisiana), France (Orléans), Austria (Vienna), Cape Town (Bellville) and the Netherlands (Maastricht). He has participated in the OSCE conferences on Holocaust Era Assets (Prague), antisemitism, racism and xenophobia (Berlin, Cordoba, and Brussels) and its Paris Specialists’ Internet Conference. He edited the COUNTRY HANDBOOKS of the INTERNATIONAL CONTRACT MANUAL, of a Moot founder Al Kritzer, and he was a really close friend of Prof. Willem Vis with whom he planned the Moot's logo of the 16/17th Century Dutch merchant ship.
My Name is Rasha odeh ,I'm holding a degree of L.L.M, a legal practitioner and enthusiastic instructor for different topics of commercial law; in specific the international trade law, law of contracts, and legal writing and researching skills, with an experience of 14 years in my field, I have a good experience in dealing with variety of laws, my teaching experience in a bilingual program, gave me the efficiency to read and compare the laws from different schools and backgrounds , and it will be my pleasure to be available for ranking of memoranda.
Position : Partner with Meyerlustenberger Lachenal AG
Bar Admissions : Zurich, New York
Arbitration Experience : Extensive experience as chairman of arbitration panels, sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator and counsel ; experience in BIT arbitration, also intra-EU, ECT and ad hoc; wrote or co-wrote awards on jurisdiction, distribution and licencing contracts involving patent and life science, telecom and trademark issues, shareholdings, quantum of damages, complex financial instruments.
Panels : ICC Swiss Chapter, Zurich Chamber of Commerce, Panel of Arbitrators for Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield matters (5 members appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Swiss Authorities)
I have acted as VIS Pre-Moot Arbitrator for several years by invitation of the LCIA
Professional Experience : Foreign Associate with Pepper Hamilton, Philadelphia, PA, USA ; Associate and Partner with EY, Zurich, Ordinary Judge at the Supreme Court of the Canton of Zurich ; court appointed expert by the courts of the Principality of Liechtenstein, special experience in copyright, patents, trademarks, information and communication law, data protection
Professional Associations: ASA, LCIA, Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations. INGRES; AIPPI ; ABA (International Law and Intellectual Property Sections), Swiss American Chamber of Commerce (legal chapter), Camera di Commercio Italiana per la Svizzera
Nadia Smahi is a Swiss-qualified attorney, who participated in the 20th Willem C. Vis Moot as a team member for Stockholm University. She studied Law at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, as well as Stockholm University, Sweden (LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration Law). She also worked as an intern for the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris and as a trainee in the Dispute Resolution department of Allen & Overy LLP in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She then worked as an Arbitration Assistant to Professor Pierre Tercier in Fribourg, Switzerland and as a Trainee Lawyer in International Arbitration for Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva, Switzerland. She now works as an Senior Associate in Internatinal Arbitration for Bär & Karrer in Geneva, Switzerland.
I am a senior associate in the dispute resolution team at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal and I advise and represent clients in domestic and international arbitration proceedings.
Prior to joining MLL, I worked in the arbitration departments of top-tier law firms and gained solid experience in commercial and investment arbitration.
I also have experience in international contracts and M&A. Before moving to Switzerland, I specialized as a corporate lawyer in Germany and Brazil.
Regarding my education, I hold a Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen and an LL.M. from the University of Frankfurt. During my undergraduate studies in Brazil, I spent three semesters as an exchange student at the University of Freiburg (Germany).
In June 2020, I published the book Multi-Party and Multi-Contract Arbitration in Brazil.
I was admitted to the Brazilian bar in 2011 and to the Portuguese bar in 2019. I hold both Brazilian and German citizenships.
Brazilian/Luxembourger lawyer admitted to practice in Brazil. Experienced in Civil and Labour Law litigation, as well as Trade Law, with an internship taken at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in Vienna. Currently LL.M. Candidate at the Geneva Masters in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) candidate in International Private Law at the Federal University of Santa Catarina.
International Technology Lawyer
Former President MAA, Editor/in/Chief Vindobona Journal
Bianca Maria Oprea is a former intern within the International Centre for ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Bianca is currently an LL.M. candidate at Coventry University. She got her LL.B. at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, where she specialized in International Commercial Law.
Her involvement in the Vis Moot Court started in 2018 when she participated as a team member for The Hague University of Applied Sciences and continued in 2019 when she coached the same team.
Internationally-oriented Romanian lawyer. Partner with a boutique law firm in Bucharest (Markó & Udrea Attorneys-at-law). Graduated the University of Bucharest, masters degree from King's College London and University of Paris 2 Panthéon – Assas). Amateur historian and quizzer.
Nergiz Oprescu has graduated from Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Law, with a first-class honour. After her graduation, she has started to work one of the most prestigious and oldest law firms of Turkey, Hergüner, Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership, and her focus areas are corporate and commercial law, as well as arbitration law. She is a participant of The Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2017.
Jan Ortgies is the Legal Adviser to H.E. Judge Bruno Simma at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague and an arbitrator and Tribunal Assistant/Secretary in several (Investment) arbitrations (ICSID, ICC et al). Prior to that, he was a sixth year associate in the International Arbitration Group of Clifford Chance in Paris, France, which he had joined from Allen & Overy in Amsterdam. He was awarded the Amsterdam Order of Lawyer's prize for the best young litigator in 2013 and was named the Best Young Professional Law of the Netherlands in 2015. He holds LLMs from Stanford Law School and the University of Amsterdam.
Participant in the 22nd Vis Moot for the University of Osnabrück
Currently employed at Cleary Gottlieb in Cologne
Zoe O'Sullivan KC is an experienced barrister and arbitrator practising from Serle Court Chambers, Lincoln's Inn, London UK. She was called to the English Bar in 1993 and appointed King's Counsel in 2015. She specialises in international dispute resolution and is frequently appointed as presiding, sole and co-arbitrator in arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules and in ad hoc arbitrations. She is recommended as Leading Counsel in International Commercial Arbitration by the Legal 500. She is also the coach of the Middle Temple Vis Moot team