Alexander G. Fessas is the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. As Secretary General, he is responsible for the operational management and coordination of the ICC Court’s Secretariat and other dispute resolution services in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Sao Paolo and Singapore.
Americo B. Zampetti is senior officer at the United Nations in New York as well as a Senior Fellow to the Center for International Law, New York Law School. He is the author of several publications on trade and investment policies. While at UNCTAD he worked in the World Investment Report research team.
Carolyn Lamm is a partner at White & Case LLP and co-chair of International Arbitration of the Americas. She has been lead counsel in international arbitrations in ICSID, ICC and other fora as well as related litigation in U.S. Courts for foreign states, foreign state-owned companies, and foreign corporate entities. She is an arbitrator on the ICSID List, first nominated by the United States and by Uzbekistan.
Claudia Salomon is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and Global Co-Chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice. She is recognized as a leading international arbitration lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Latinvex, and Best Lawyers. Claudia is known for her strategic approach representing companies and states in highly complex international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration.
Edward Kehoe is the Managing Partner of King & Spalding’s New York office, co-head of the International Arbitration practice and a member of the firm’s ten-person management committee. With more than 25 years of experience in business arbitration and litigation, Edward represents clients in the energy, mining, construction, professional services, finance and banking, pharmaceutical, and insurance sectors.
Freddy Sourgens is the Director of the Oil and Gas Law Center and Professor of Law at Washburn University School of Law. He serves as Editor in Chief of InvestmentClaims.com published by Oxford University Press and is the outgoing chair (2016-2019) of the American Society of International Law Private International Law Interest Group.
Ian A. Laird is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, DC office and Chair of the firm’s International Arbitration and Litigation Group. He is an arbitrator and adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center, and co-author (with Kabir Duggal and Frederic Sourgens) of Evidence in International Investment Law (OUP, 2018).
Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof has been the Director General of the LCIA since 2014. Previously, she practised as a counsel and arbitrator in The Hague, at her GAR 100 boutique HaersolteHof.
John Fellas is a partner in the New York office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, and co-chair of the Arbitration Practice. He has been recognized for his practice in international arbitration by numerous publications. Chambers has noted that he is “a wonderful lawyer with very thorough legal knowledge,” and that he is “one of the best–his reputation is phenomenal and deserved.”
Justin D’Agostino is Executive Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, responsible for the firm’s Global Disputes practice, the Asia region and the U.S. He has appeared before tribunals all over the world and regularly sits as an arbitrator. Justin is a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University and was a member of the sub-committee of the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission which reviewed the law on Third Party Funding in Arbitration.
Luke Sobota is a founding partner of Three Crowns and is based in the firm’s Washington, DC office. His practice is dedicated to commercial, investor-state, and inter-state arbitration, and he has extensive experience in the energy, financial, and technology sectors. He is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and is co-director of its International Arbitration Workshop.
Maria Chedid regularly serves as lead counsel in commercial and investment arbitrations at Arnold & Porter. She also sits as an arbitrator, and advises on litigation of international disputes in US courts, including actions seeking judicial enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards.
Mark Wu is the Henry L. Stimson Professor at Harvard Law School. His research focuses on international trade law, including issues concerning emerging economies, digital trade, intellectual property, trade remedies, environment, and investment. At Harvard, Wu is a Faculty Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
Miriam Harwood is co-head of the Squire Patton Bogg’s Investment Arbitration practice and a partner in its world-ranked International Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Her work in international arbitration includes commercial disputes and investment treaty claims on behalf of foreign states, governmental agencies and private entities in a broad array of cases.
Noiana Marigo is a partner in Freshfields’ international arbitration group, the head of the firm’s U.S. arbitration group, and co-head of its Latin America practice. Noiana is civil and common law trained, and she has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 45 high-stakes, cutting-edge commercial and investment treaty arbitrations conducted under the auspices of ICSID, ICC, PCA, ICDR, as well as under the UNCITRAL Rules, in both English and Spanish.
Paolo Di Rosa is a partner and head of the global International Arbitration group at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. His practice centers on the representation of sovereign states and private sector companies worldwide in international arbitration, litigation, and public international law matters, including in particular investor-State disputes under investment treaties.
Patricia Saiz is a professor of international arbitration at ESADE Law School, where she teaches commercial and investment arbitration. She is also the Director of the International Relations Department and she leads the internationalization efforts of the law school.
Samaa A. Haridi is a partner in the International Arbitration Group of Hogan Lovells. Samaa has significant experience representing corporations and financial institutions from various parts of the world, and represents parties in international commercial and investment arbitration proceedings under the arbitration rules of all the major arbitral institutions. Samaa also frequently sits as an arbitrator in international disputes.
Sophie Lamb QC, Global Co-Chair of International Arbitration at Latham & Watkins, is widely acknowledged as one of the leading international arbitration practitioners of her generation and is ranked among the global elite in that field. She has acted as an adviser and/or advocate in more than 100 international arbitrations across a range of industry sectors including automotive, banking and financial services, energy and natural resources, insurance, pharmaceuticals, private equity, and telecommunications.
Teddy Baldwin is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Steptoe & Johnson. Teddy acts as lead counsel to investors and states in investor-state proceedings, as well as in enforcement actions in U.S. courts. Teddy also represents companies in commercial arbitration before the ICC, ICDR, HKIAC, SIAC, and other institutions. Teddy regularly advocates for increased access to justice in investor-state arbitration.
Timothy G. Nelson is a New York partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, practicing international litigation and arbitration. He has appeared before arbitral tribunals of ICSID, the ICDR, the AAA, the LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, JAMS and the ICC as well as arbitrations governed by the UNCITRAL rules, and has litigated numerous high-profile international cases before U.S. federal and state courts, including disputes arising under the New York Convention, the Hague Service Convention and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
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Amanda Lee is an international arbitrator and consultant at Costigan King in London. Her areas of expertise include international arbitration, commercial litigation, and Privy Council appellate practice. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has sat as arbitrator in 25+ domestic and international arbitrations (institutional and ad hoc). Amanda is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law, UK. She is the founder of Careers in Arbitration. Amanda is listed in the Legal 500’s UK Arbitration Powerlist and the Lawdragon Global Litigation 500.
Camilla Gambarini is a Senior Associate at Withers LLP in London and specialises in international arbitration and public international law. She has represented individuals, companies, States and State-owned entities in international arbitrations under the CAM, CIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA and UNCITRAL arbitration rules. She is named a Future Leader by Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration in 2021 and by Legal 500 UK.
Dana MacGrath is an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel at Omni Bridgeway, responsible for leading the company’s investments in international arbitration matters and contributing to its commercial litigation funding efforts. She joined Bentham in 2019 from Sidley Austin LLP, where she was a partner focusing on international arbitration and commercial litigation.
Guglielmo Verdirame QC has been in practice at the English Bar since 2006. His practice covers public international law and international arbitration with particular reference to investment treaty arbitration. Guglielmo, who is a member of 20 Essex Street chambers, is regularly instructed as counsel in cases before English courts, international courts (including the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law for the Law of the Sea) and arbitral tribunals (ICSID, ICSID-Additional Facility, PCA, UNCITRAL, ICC, SCC, LCIA, Court of Arbitration for Sport). He was appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 2019.
Guled Yusuf is a senior associate at Allen & Overy. He has experience in private practice and intergovernmental organisations, including representing an African State at the UN General Assembly and serving as a legal adviser to the Food and Agriculture Organization. His areas of practice include public international law, investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration.
Hugh Carlson is the Managing Director of Three Crowns. In that capacity, he is responsible for the Firm’s global operations. Hugh also acts as counsel in international arbitration. Hugh is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School, and he co-directs the International Arbitration Workshop at Harvard Law School.
Ina C. Popova is a Partner in Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s International Dispute Resolution Group with a focus on international arbitration and litigation and public international law. She sits as arbitrator and serves as counsel representing individuals, corporations and States in a broad range of matters, with particular experience in the energy, mining, and technology, media, and telecommunications sectors.
Mallory Silberman is a partner at Arnold & Porter. Mallory has served as counsel in almost 40 investment treaty arbitrations, under the ICSID, Additional Facility, and/or UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. In addition to her work as counsel, Mallory is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center where, since 2012, she has taught a course on substantive issues and oral advocacy in international arbitration.
Mansi Karol is the Director of ADR Services, Commercial Division at American Arbitration Association in New York. She oversees administration of the large, commercial complex caseload, user outreach, and panel of commercial neutrals in New York. In addition, she is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, New York Branch and Bar Council of Himachal Pradesh, India.
Marek Krasula is Counsel of the North American case management team of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (SICANA, Inc.) in New York. He has served as a lecturer in international arbitration on the Université de Montréal law faculty and Deputy Counsel in the ICC Secretariat’s Paris office where he administered disputes mainly from Central and Eastern Europe (including Russia and CIS countries).
Professor Marike Paulsson specializes in international law and dispute settlement with States through international arbitration and commercial diplomacy. Professor Paulsson is the author of ‘The 1958 New York Convention in Action’ and teaches and writes frequently on the topic of enforcement against States around the world. She currently serves as the director of the UM Law International Arbitration Institute.
Meriam Al-Rashid is the Global Co-Chair of International Arbitration and Co-Head of Latin America Arbitration Practice Group at Eversheds Sutherland. Meriam represents and advises clients on complex international disputes with a focus on public international law including issues related to human rights, international investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration, and foreign investor risk management. She has served as counsel in disputes and transactions involving parties from across the globe, including the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Her experience includes participation in arbitrations before ICSID, the ICJ, the PCA, the ICDR, the LCIA, UNCITRAL and the ICC. Meriam also acts as arbitrator on commercial and investor-state disputes primarily involving parties from the Middle East and North Africa.
Michele Potestà is an attorney at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler in Geneva, Switzerland. Over the past 10 years, Michele has participated in over 25 international investment and commercial arbitrations as counsel, arbitrator and secretary of the tribunal, under all major arbitral rules, including the ICC, ICSID, and UNCITRAL Rules, and in different jurisdictions. Michele’s areas of expertise include energy and natural resources, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, international sales, banking and finance, services, real estate and construction, among others.
Natalí Sequeira is a Senior Legal Counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington D.C. Natalí leads one of the four ICSID Case Management Teams, supervising international arbitration proceedings involving the Latin American region and Spain in a wide range of sectors. She has more than 15 years of experience of handling international investment disputes under the provisions of numerous bilateral and multilateral treaties, contracts and investment laws.
Petr Polášek is a partner with the international arbitration group of White & Case LLP based in Washington, DC. He specializes in investment treaty arbitration, international commercial arbitration, and public international law. Petr has represented clients in complex international disputes across a broad range of business sectors, including mining, electricity distribution, renewable energy sources, telecommunications, oil & gas, chemicals, banking, waste management, airport construction, real estate, duty-free services and government bonds.
Rahim Moloo is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and leads the Firm’s international arbitration practice in North America. Rahim is on the adjunct faculty at Columbia Law School and serves on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law.
Rekha Rangachari is the Executive Director of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC). Founded in 2013, NYIAC is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes and enhances the conduct of international arbitration in New York, offers educational programming, and operates world-class hearing facilities for rent in Midtown Manhattan.
Professor Susan Franck is an expert in international economic law and the empirical analysis of international arbitration. Currently on the faculty at American University, she previously taught at Washington & Lee University, Fordham Law School, the University of Minnesota, the University of Nebraska, and Vanderbilt University.
Yasmine Lahlou is a partner at Chaffetz Lindsey and has over 15 years of experience of international arbitration and litigation. Yasmine is experienced in civil and common law systems, and has represented clients in arbitration proceedings conducted under the ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ad hoc rules. She has acted as a sole, co-arbitrator and president in ICC, SCC and ad hoc arbitrations.
Gustavo Favero Vaughn is an international lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s New York office. Gustavo has master’s degrees from Columbia Law School and the University of Sao Paulo School of Law. His practice and studies focus on litigation and arbitration. In 2022, he received ARIA’s Award for Exceptional Performance and Contribution.