Jan-Michael Ahrens Principal Counsel at Siemens Mobility GmbH
Ahrens is a German lawyer who is also qualified to practice in England & Wales and Switzerland. He holds a PhD from Freiburg University and an LLM from Geneva and Lausanne Universities. Before joining Siemens in 2009, Ahrens practiced with a leading Swiss law firm in Geneva in the field of international arbitration and worked as a legal counsel for a European pharmaceutical company.
Diana Akikol Partner at ABR Avocats
Diana Akikol is a founding partner of ABR Avocats. She has been practising exclusively in the field of international arbitration for over a decade.
She represents parties to arbitration proceedings in Switzerland and abroad. She has also developed extensive experience as an arbitrator, having served as sole arbitrator, emergency arbitrator, co-arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in over 30 arbitration proceedings, including high value cases and disputes involving state entities. Both as counsel and arbitrator, she has been involved in ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and administered arbitrations (under the Swiss, ICC, LCIA and DIS Rules) governed by various arbitration acts and substantive laws. Claudia Annacker Member of the SIAC and Partner at Cleary Gottlieb
Claudia Annacker’s practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration and public international law matters, including investor-state disputes, disputes involving international organizations, state succession issues and state immunity, as well as disputes before the European Court of Human Rights.
Felix Dasser ASA President and Partner at Homburger
Felix Dasser is ASA's president and a senior member and former head of the Litigation | Arbitration practice team of Homburger. He advises and represents companies in international commercial and investment disputes in litigation and arbitration proceedings, as well as on white-collar crime and regulatory compliance. He also sits as an arbitrator and acts as an expert witness on Swiss law.
Alexander Fessas Secretary General at ICC International Court of Arbitration
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. He joined the Secretariat in late 2011 and held consecutive positions in three case management teams, of which two as counsel. Prior to his appointment as Secretary General, he was the Secretariat’s Managing Counsel over a three-year term. He read law at the University of Athens, Greece having specialized in international commercial transactions and conflict of laws. Prior to joining the ICC Court, he practised as counsel out of Athens where he established a sole practice in 2008. He was previously an associate at an Athens-based law firm. During the same period, he was also the editor-in-chief of the Revue hellénique de droit international. He is admitted to the Athens Bar and speaks English, French and Greek.
Laurent Gouiffès Partner at Hogan Lovells
With a key focus on energy-related, technological, and investment disputes, Laurent regularly acts on behalf of clients in the oil and gas, mining, electricity, nuclear, aerospace, and telecommunications industries as well as on behalf of states. He has over 20 years' experience acting in high-profile, complex international arbitrations and mediations and has a vast experience of arbitration under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, and UNCITRAL. He has also acted in a number of disputes brought under the Energy Charter Treaty. Laurent also acts as arbitrator in cases before the ICC, LCIA, and Chamber of Arbitration of Milan. He is dual-qualified in France and England.
Ulrich Hagel Head of Claim Governance, Litigation & Procurement Support at Bombardier Transportation
Dr.Ulrich Hagel ist Global Head of Litigation & General Counsel Office (Legal Operations) bei Bombardier Transportation sowie Rechtsanwalt und Wirtschaftsmediator bei der Konsenskanzlei Berlin. Dr. Hagel ist Beiratsmitglied der Deutschen Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit („DIS“), Fachbeirat der Online-Magazine „Dispute Resolution“ und „Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel“. Dr. Hagel ist als Repräsentant von Bombardier Transportation Gründungs- und Vorstandsmitglied des Round Table Mediation & Konfliktmanagement der Deutschen Wirtschaft. Er ist Autor und Mitherausgeber zahlreicher Publikationen u.a. der im C.H. Beck Verlag erscheinenden Zeitschrift SchiedsVZ – Zeitschrift für Schiedsverfahren, des Münchener Handbuchs des Gesellschaftsrechts Band 7: Gesellschaftsrechtliche Streitigkeiten (Corporate Litigation) und Co-Autor des in Nomos Verlag erschienenen Handbuchs „Mediation und Konfliktmanagement“. Ferner ist Herr Dr. Hagel wissenschaftlicher Leiter des MBA-Studiengangs “International Commercial and Contract Management” an der DIU Dresden und fachlicher Leiter des Zertifikatskurses Schiedsverfahren an der EBS.
Jamie Harrison Deputy Director General of London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
Jamie Harrison FCIArb is Deputy Director General of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), a role that he took up in June 2019.
Jamie joined the LCIA after nearly 8 years in Singapore, where he set up and managed the Singapore office of Addleshaw Goddard LLP, and travelled between there and Hong Kong, leading the firm’s Asian arbitration practice. Jamie qualified as a solicitor with Freshfields in 1992 and worked in the arbitration team in London and Hong Kong until 1999 when he joined the London office of US firm Morgan Lewis LLP, where he was made a Partner in 2002. Jamie joined the London office of Winston & Strawn LLP in 2005 where he founded and led the dispute resolution practice, working closely with established arbitration practices in Paris and Geneva. Jamie is qualified to practice as a solicitor in England & Wales and Hong Kong, and has been a registered foreign lawyer with full registration before the International Commercial Court, in Singapore. As a practising international arbitration lawyer, Jamie acted as Counsel on general commercial disputes, principally arising in developing markets in Asia and West Africa under the rules of LCIA, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, JAMS, UNCITRAL and ICSID. Paula Hodges Head of Global Arbitration Practice at Herbert Smith Freehills
Paula is the head of the global arbitration practice and has over 30 years' experience advising clients in international disputes, particularly in the energy, telecommunications and technology sectors.
Based in London, Paula specialises in international arbitration and has helped clients in many jurisdictions, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, France, Russia and the CIS, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA in ad hoc arbitration and proceedings under the auspices of all the major arbitral institutions. Paula also sits as an arbitrator. Charles Kaplan Partner at Orrick
Charles Kaplan is a highly specialized arbitration lawyer based in Orrick’s Paris office. He has conducted arbitrations on EPC Contracts, oil production sharing agreements, gas pricing disputes, tax stabilization agreements, international joint ventures, as well as aircraft development programs, in France and elsewhere.
Gottlieb Keller General Counsel at Roche Holding AG
Gottlieb A. Keller is a Swiss businessperson who has been the head of 6 different companies and currently is Chairman of Verein der Ostschweizer Freunde der Eringerrasse, Chairman of Friends of Phelophepa Foundation, Committee Member at Vereinigung Schweizerischer Unternehmen In Deutschland and Secretary & General Counsel at Roche Holding AG, Director at Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Head-Human Resources for Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. (both are subsidiaries of Roche Holding AG). Gottlieb A. Keller is also Chairman for scienceindustries, Council Member at the University of Basel and Compliance Officer for Roche Group and on the board of 9 other companies.
In the past he was President for Crocodil AG, President of SwissHoldings, Director at Basilea Pharmaceutica AG, Chairman-Executive Board at Roche Deutschland Holding GmbH and Head-Human Resources of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. Dr. Keller received an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree from the University of Basel. Nishtha Kharb Shukla Director, Singapore Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel
Mrs. Nishtha Kharb Shukla is a distinguished healthcare & technology-focused lawyer with over 14 years of experience in handling a wide range of legal and regulatory issues, particularly in the Asia region. She has worked for British multinational RB as their Legal Director, ASEAN, Japan & Korea advising them on legal affairs and contributing towards innovative solutions to people’s everyday challenges in the arena of health and well-being.
Pierrick Le Goff Partner at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés
Partner focusing on international arbitration, infrastructure projects, compliance and other related areas of international business law. Former Group General Counsel of Alstom with a track record of working in the energy and transport industry. Affiliate professor at Sciences Po Law School in Paris with teaching and speaker activities in the field of international commercial law, international litigation and arbitration, international construction law, corporate social responsibility as well as ethics & compliance.
Álvaro López de Argumedo Piñeiro Partner at Uría Menéndez
Focuses his practice on domestic and international arbitration, international civil litigation and mediation. He has considerable experience in the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, as well as in interim measures in judicial and arbitration proceedings.
He has taken part in over 60 international and domestic arbitration proceedings before the main arbitral institutions (ICC, LCIA and CAM among others), particularly in matters relating to construction, energy distribution and M&A, as well as in judicial proceedings regarding those sectors. He is a member of the Governing Board of the Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA), Officer of the IBA’s Arbitration Committee (and President of its Soft Law Commission) and member of the UIA’s International Arbitration Committee. James Menz Senior Litigation Expert at Bombardier Transportation Gabrielle Nater-Bass President of SCAI and Partner at Homburger
Gabrielle Nater-Bass is a partner at Homburger, Zurich. She is an experienced party counsel and arbitrator in international commercial arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and institutional. She also advises clients in investment treaty arbitrations and represents clients in complex cross-border litigations.
Wolfgang Peter Partner at Peter & Kim
Dr. Wolfgang Peter is recognized by clients and his peers as one of the most in-demand counsels and arbitrators in Europe and globally. Dr. Peter is particularly active in cases involving complex issues of valuations, including post-M&A disputes, joint ventures and projects stemming from the heavy industry. He has particular expertise in cases involving gas & oil contracts, including upstream and downstream projects, as well as price reviews under long-term gas supply agreements. In recent years, he has been involved in numerous arbitrations stemming from transactions in the Asia-Pacific region.
Laurence Shore Partner at BonelliErede
International arbitration, as counsel and arbitrator (inc. under the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, ICSID, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, AAA-Commercial and UNCITRAL rules).
Pierre Tercier Independent Arbitrator
Professeur émérite de l’Université de Fribourg et Président honoraire de la Cour internationale d'arbitrage de la CCI (Paris), Pierre Tercier travaille maintenant principalement en qualité d’arbitre indépendant.
Nathalie Voser Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Nathalie Voser is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Dispute Resolution Group. She has acted as arbitrator and counsel in a vast number of cases. Her expertise includes Investor State disputes, construction / infrastructure projects, civil engineering and energy related projects, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries.