SAFEGUARDING PUBLIC INTEREST IN ARBITRATION
Queen Mary University of London
Stavros Brekoulakis is a Professor in International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London and associate member of 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London. He is regularly listed in the Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, in the Who’s Who Future Leaders: Arbitration 2017 as one of the ten most highly regarded future leaders, described as “very thorough and professional” and “held in the highest regard”, named as a GAR Thought Leader—Arbitration 2018, and nominated for GAR “Best Prepared and Most Responsive Arbitrator” in 2016. Brekoulakis has been appointed in more than 30 arbitrations, as chairman, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SCC, DIA, CAS and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
Amsterdam Center for International Law
Stephan W. Schill is Professor of International and Economic Law and Governance at the University of Amsterdam. He is admitted to the bar in Germany and New York, is a Member of the ICSID List of Arbitrators, and acts as arbitrator in investment treaty proceedings. He also has advised governments and international organizations on international investment law and investor-state dispute settlement, including as expert in contentious proceedings. He is General Editor of ICCA Publications, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Investment and Trade, and Member on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Arbitration. Stephan Schill has published widely on international investment law and investor-state dispute settlement, including the monograph The Multilateralization of International Investment Law (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and the edited volumes International Investment Law and Comparative Public Law (Oxford University Press, 2010) and Practising Virtue: Inside International Arbitration (Oxford University Press, 2015 – with David Caron, Abby Cohen Smutny and Epaminontas Triantafilou).
SECRETARY OF THE UNCITRAL TRADE LAW
Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret is the Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the Director of the International Trade Law Division in the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations, which functions as the substantive secretariat for
UNCITRAL. She is the ninth Secretary the Commission since it was established by the General Assembly in 1966.
Prior to her appointment on 24 November 2017, Ms. Joubin-Bret practiced law in Paris, specializing in International Investment Law and Investment Dispute Resolution. She focused on serving as counsel, arbitrator, mediator and conciliator in international investment disputes. She served as arbitrator in several ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC disputes. Prior to 2011 and for 15 years, Ms. Joubin-Bret was the Senior Legal Adviser for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She edited and authored seminal research and publications on international investment law, notably the Sequels to UNCTAD IIA Series and co-edited with Jean Kalicki a book on Reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement in 2015. Ms. Joubin-Bret holds a post-graduate degree (DEA) in Private International Law from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, a Masters Degree in International Economic Law from University Paris I and in Political Science from Institut d'Etudes Politiques. She was Legal Counsel in the legal department of the Schneider Group, General Counsel of the KIS Group and Director-
Export of Pomagalski S.A. She was appointed judge at the Commercial Court in Grenoble (France) and was elected Regional Counsellor of the Rhône-Alpes Region in 1998.
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Partgmbb
Ulrike Gantenberg is a partner of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek and one of the leading partners of the firm's dispute resolution practice (litigation and international arbitration), with a substantial background in corporate and M&A. As a qualified German lawyer with experience of working in France she works in German, English and French.Ulrike acts as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration and DAB proceedings under
different sets of rules (LCIA, ICC, DIS, SCC, VIAC etc.), particularly on post-M&A, corporate/licence, construction/turnkey, telecommunication, automotive and energy projects.
She frequently speaks and publishes on issues of international arbitration and international private law.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Prof. Dr. Richard Kreindler is a Partner of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He has acted as counsel, arbitrator, expert and mediator in numerous commercial and investment-treaty based arbitrations. His lectures in 2012 at the Hague Academy of International Law are published in Volume 361 of the Collected Courses. He chaired the global working group resulting in the IBA Rules on Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration. He is a Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has served in an editorial, board or other advisory capacity for, among others, Arbitration International,
German Arbitration Journal, German Institution of Arbitration, ICC Institute of World Business Law, International Arbitration Law Review, Swedish Arbitration Association and Vienna International Arbitration Centre.
University of Vienna
Professor Dr. Ursula Kriebaum is Professor for Public International Law at the University of Vienna, Department of European, International and Comparative Law.
Ursula Kriebaum received her legal education at the University of Vienna (Austria) and the University of Bourgogne (Dijon, France). She received the Diploma of the International Human Rights Institute - Strasbourg in 1995, her Dr. jur (JD) with distinction in 1999, and her Dr. jur. habil. in 2008 (both University Vienna). She is the author of Folterprävention in Europa (torture prevention in Europe - doctoral thesis, Verlag Österreich 2000) and Eigentumsschutz im Völkerrecht. Eine vergleichende Untersuchung zum Internationalen Investitionsrecht sowie zum Menschenrechtsschutz (property protection in international law, a comparative study of international investment law and human rights law - "habilitation" thesis - Duncker & Humblot, 2008).
She is the author of several publications in the fields of international investment law, human rights law. She has also published on Austrian holocaust restitution issues. Her primary research interests lies in the areas of international investment protection law and arbitration and in international and European human rights law.
Ina C. Popova is a Partner in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group who focuses on international arbitration and litigation and public international law. Ms. Popova is admitted to practice in Paris and New York and holds advanced degrees in English law.
Ms. Popova is recognized within the legal community as one of the top international lawyers of her generation. She sits as arbitrator and serves as counsel in a broad range of international matters, and has particular experience in the energy, mining, and technology, media, and telecommunications sectors. She also advises investment firms and asset managers in evaluating investments in international claims or arbitration awards. Fluent in several languages, Ms. Popova leads matters in French and Spanish and regularly handles disputes arising out of Africa and Latin America. She is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
Bonelli Erede with Lombardi
Andrea Carlevaris is partner and member of the International Arbitration Focus Team at BonelliErede.
Between September 2012 and May 2017, Andrea has been the Secretary General of the International Arbitration Court of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and the Director of the ICC Dispute Resolution Services.
He acts as an advocate or as an arbitrator in numerous proceedings (ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, Milan Chamber of Arbitration).
Andrea is currently a member of the Board of Directors of EFILA (the European Forum of International Law and Investment), IMI (International Mediation Institute) and AIA (the Italian Association for Arbitration).
COMPETITION AND ISOLVENCY
Domitille Baizeau is a dual French/New Zealand national and a partner at LALIVE, an international dispute resolution firm based in Geneva, Zurich and London, which she joined in 2004. She has been practising dispute resolution for nearly 25 years, exclusively in international arbitration (commercial and investment) since 2001. She acts as counsel and arbitrator in proceedings governed by civil law, common law and international law. Her areas of specialization include joint venture, M&A, shareholders, sales, and investment disputes in the energy (oil & gas, solar), telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors, as well as infrastructure projects.
Domitille is a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC and has just been elected on the Governing Board of ICCA. She was until 2019 Vice-President of the Arbitration Court of SCAI (Swiss Rules), member of the Board of ASA, and officer of the European Users’ Council of the LCIA. Domitille has been ranked for many years by leading directories as counsel and arbitrator. In 2018, she received the GAR ART award of the Best Prepared and Most Responsive Arbitrator. Domitille trained in New Zealand and in France and is currently admitted to practice law in England & Wales and in Geneva.
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. Professor Koller regularly acts as arbitrator in international arbitration cases and as expert on issues of international dispute resolution. He has published extensively on all aspects of international arbitration, e.g. a monograph on set-off and counterclaim in international commercial arbitration (2009), an extensive commentary on the arbitration agreement in Liebscher/Oberhammer/Rechberger (eds.), Schiedsverfahrensrecht I (2011) and the national report of Austria in Mistelis/Shore (eds.), World Arbitration Reporter, second ed. (2010 co-authored together with Stefan Riegler).
MANUEL PENANDES FONS
King’s College London
Dr Manuel Penades is an independent arbitrator and academic at King’s College London. Dual-qualified in common law (solicitor, England & Wales) and civil law (abogado, Spain). In addition to his arbitrator work, Dr Penades frequently acts as expert before arbitral tribunals (ICC, LCIA, VIAC) and national courts (High Court of England and Wales). He is a specialist on the effects that insolvency produces in arbitration (PhD, cum laude). In that capacity, Dr Penades has appeared as expert before UNCITRAL’s Working Group II (New York, Feb 2019) and co-chairs the IBA Working Group for the creation of a “Toolkit on the impact of insolvency in arbitration”. Prior to his academic and arbitrator career, he worked at Wilmer Hale London and for the EU Commission as external legal expert. He has a LLM from the LSE and is also qualified in Business science
ANNET VAN HOOFT
Van Hooft legal
Annet van Hooft is an independent arbitrator and counsel based in Paris. After having practiced for more than 20 years at major U.S. and U.K. law firms in Brussels, New York and Paris, and having been a Counsel at the ICC Court of Arbitration, Annet set up her own law firm focusing on international arbitration.
Annet is admitted to practice in both common and civil law jurisdictions and has a broad range of experience handling international arbitrations under various applicable laws and in a wide variety of sectors and fields, including construction & energy, IP related disputes (e.g., pharmaceuticals, life sciences, technology and communication) and corporate law related disputes (e.g., joint-ventures, mergers & acquisitions).