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Hotel Marriott Zurich
Neumühlequai 42, 8006 Zürich
Zurich, Switzerland Show on map Event Details Event Details Registrations: Both the Innovation Conference and The Gala Dinner are Sold out, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be on the waiting list. Hotel bookings: The Swiss Arbitration doesn't have special rates for bedrooms at the Marriott. Please use this link to book your room. Summary: The Swiss Arbitration Association and the Swiss Arbitration Centre, will join forces under the umbrella of the "Swiss Arbitration" platform, to offer two days of hybrid conferences on 2-3 February, 2023 at the Marriott Hotel Zurich or online. A Gala Dinner will be held in between the two events on the evening of 2 February, 2022. Thursday 2 February 2023: Swiss Arbitration Association – ASA below 40 Seminar, organized by Daniel Durante, Catrice Gayer and Flavio Peter. Thursday 2 February 2023: Swiss Arbitration Centre – The Innovation Conference.
"Arbitration 3.0: Dispute resolution in the Metaverse" organized by Anne-Carole Cremades and Tobias Zuberbühler.
Friday 3 February 2023: Swiss Arbitration Association – The ASA Conference.
"ESG and disputes: flash in the pan or game changer?" organized by Annette Magnusson, James Menz and Urs Weber.
Agenda Agenda Day 1
February 2, 2023
February 3, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
First Arbitrator Appointments – How to get there and how to get it right First Arbitrator Appointments – How to get there and how to get it right ASA below 40 - Swiss Arbitration Centre - Rising Arbitrators Initiative Conference
Moderator: Shanaize Yahiaoui
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Metaverse Lunch Metaverse Lunch Innovation Conference
Metaverse corner (ArtMeta)
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
Welcome address Welcome address Innovation Conference
1:35 PM - 1:45 PM
Introduction Introduction Innovation Conference
1:45 PM - 3:05 PM
Introduction to the Metaverse and related issues Introduction to the Metaverse and related issues Innovation Conference
What is the Metaverse?
Ownership and identity in the Metaverse Types of disputes likely to arise in the Metaverse
3:05 PM - 3:35 PM
Metaverse Coffee Break Metaverse Coffee Break Innovation Conference
Metaverse corner (ArtMeta)
3:35 PM - 4:50 PM
How will Metaverse disputes be resolved? How will Metaverse disputes be resolved? Innovation Conference
Identification of parties
Applicable law Dispute resolution methods Enforcement of decisions
4:50 PM - 5:05 PM
Final remarks Final remarks Innovation Conference
5:05 PM - 6:00 PM
Metaverse corner (ArtMeta) Metaverse corner (ArtMeta) Innovation Conference
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cocktail Cocktail ASA Conference
In front of Century Room - HUB2
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Gala Dinner Gala Dinner ASA Conference
Located in the Century room on the 2nd floor of the Marriott Hotel.
Dress code: Business Attire/ Formal
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Registration and Morning Coffee Registration and Morning Coffee ASA Conference
9:30 AM - 9:35 AM
Welcome address Welcome address ASA Conference
9:35 AM - 9:45 AM
Introduction by the co-chairs: Why this Topic? Introduction by the co-chairs: Why this Topic? ASA Conference
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
The ESG disputes landscape today: challenges and responses. The ESG disputes landscape today: challenges and responses. ASA Conference
Moderator: Annette Magnusson
• Changing regulations motived by ESG priorities: what to expect and how to prepare for • Corporate measures to mitigate and adapt to ESG-associated risks • Will ESG drive future disputes?
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Coffee break Coffee break ASA Conference
11:30 AM - 12:50 PM
Commercial dispute resolution: ESG ante portas? Commercial dispute resolution: ESG ante portas? ASA Conference
Moderator: James Menz
• Overview of the ESG disputes landscape • ESG arbitrations: scenarios and trends the litigation risks • Challenges for Swiss companies and corporate boards
12:50 PM - 2:05 PM
Lunch break Lunch break ASA Conference
2:05 PM - 3:20 PM
ESG in investment arbitration: status and trends. ESG in investment arbitration: status and trends. ASA Conference
Moderator: Claudia Annacker
• The expanding role of ESG in investment arbitration - as a shield and a sword • The relevance of the (modernized) Energy Charter Treaty in disputes involving climate change, energy transition, and fossil-fuel phase out regulations • Environmental and human rights counterclaims to address ESG concerns • Investment treaty reform to take into account ESG concerns
3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
Coffee break Coffee break ASA Conference
3:50 PM - 5:05 PM
The environmental footprint of arbitration practitioners – towards greener arbitrations? The environmental footprint of arbitration practitioners – towards greener arbitrations? ASA Conference
Moderator: Urs Weber-Stecher
• The What: How does the climate emergency we are currently facing affect the conduct or arbitrations? • The Why: Arbitration, as one of the favoured mechanisms to resolve climate-induced disputes, must try to minimize its impact on climate change. • The Who: Personal responsibility of anyone involved in arbitration, be it as counsel, arbitrator or representative of an arbitral institution. • The How: National laws, ethical rules, arbitration rule...
Moderator: Urs Weber-Stecher
• The What: How does the climate emergency we are currently facing affect the conduct or arbitrations? • The Why: Arbitration, as one of the favoured mechanisms to resolve climate-induced disputes, must try to minimize its impact on climate change. • The Who: Personal responsibility of anyone involved in arbitration, be it as counsel, arbitrator or representative of an arbitral institution. • The How: National laws, ethical rules, arbitration rules … and small concrete steps from each of us. view more
5:05 PM - 5:35 PM
Concluding remarks Concluding remarks ASA Conference
5:35 PM - 6:05 PM
Cocktail Speakers Speakers Irma Ambauen Senior Associate at Kaufmann Rüedi Attorneys at Law Irma Ambauen Senior Associate at Kaufmann Rüedi Attorneys at Law
Irma Ambauen is a Senior Associate at Kaufmann Rüedi Attorneys at Law, Lucerne and Co-founder and co-chair of the ASA Local Group Central Switzerland. She advises clients in the field of national and international dispute resolution in German and English. She has acted as counsel, tribunal secretary and arbitrator in a wide range of disputes involving IT/ICT, construction, licenses, and M&A transactions under different sets of rules (such as Swiss Rules, ICC Rules, VIAC and WIPO Rules) and in ad hoc proceedings.
Irma is also a member of Lucerne’s bar exam committee focusing on civil procedural law as well as debt collection and bankruptcy law. Irma has written a thesis on the comparison of domestic and international Swiss lex arbitri (Zurich, 2016). She is also author of numerous publications including the Hand Commentary on Chapter 12 of the Swiss Private International Law Act (4th ed. to be published in spring 2023). Claudia Annacker Partner at Dechert LLP Claudia Annacker Partner at Dechert LLP
Claudia Annacker is a partner at Dechert LLP in Paris. She focuses her practice on international arbitration and public international law matters, in particular investor-State arbitrations. She has acted as counsel in more than 35 investment arbitrations and also sits as arbitrator. She holds a venia legendi et docendi (habilitation) in public international law from the University of Vienna and was appointed to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators in 2020.
Becky Annison Director of Chancery Lane Project Becky Annison Director of Chancery Lane Project
Becky Annison trained in a city law firm before working in house at a large international corporation for many years. She is currently Director of Engagement for the Chancery Lane Project and a co-host on Thomson Reuters' legal podcast - The Hearing.
Juliette Asso-Richard Counsel at LALIVE Juliette Asso-Richard Counsel at LALIVE
Juliette Asso (formerly Richard) joined LALIVE in 2013. She specialises in international arbitration, including both commercial and investment treaty arbitration, with a focus on complex disputes involving major construction projects in the energy, transportation and telecom sectors. She has particular experience advising clients on quantum-related aspects of disputes. She is also specialised in Web 3.0 disputes, including metaverse and NFT related legal issues.
She has acted as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings under various procedural rules (including ICC, Swiss Rules, LCIA, SCC, WIPO and ICSID), governed by various procedural and substantive laws (including French, Swiss, Swedish, Ethiopian, Algerian, Qatari, Iraqi and international law). She also regularly acts as tribunal secretary. She is co-chair of the CFA-40 group and member of several professional associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), ASA below 40, Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA), IBA, Arbitral Women and the Women Business Society. Before joining LALIVE, Juliette Asso trained in Paris with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (2012) and Sullivan & Cromwell (2011). She also worked as an intern with DS Avocats (2009) and HSBC (2008) in Paris. Juliette Asso holds a Master in Business Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2011) and a Bachelor in Law from the University of Cergy-Pontoise (2010). She also holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School (Grande Ecole Programme) in Paris. Jonatan Baier Partner at MME Legal AG Jonatan Baier Partner at MME Legal AG
Jonatan Baier's practice focuses on international and domestic arbitration. He regularly represents clients in complex disputes before arbitral tribunals and acts as an arbitrator.
Jonatan Baier also has particular expertise and extensive experience in the areas of health, live entertainment and ticketing law, in which he acts in an advisory and litigation capacity. His clients include both established players in the market and up-and-coming start-ups. David Bundi Partner at EY Switzerland David Bundi Partner at EY Switzerland
David Bundi is a Partner at EY Switzerland in the areas of Legal, Regulatory & Compliance. He is also the Metaverse Strategy & Regulatory Leader at EY Switzerland and an expert for Financial Crime Compliance, Digital Assets, Digitalization and the intersection of Law and Technology. David is advising clients in financial services and non-financial services industries since many years, particularly in Switzerland, the EU and the Middle East. In addition, he is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Swiss nonprofit organization MetaverseTalks, which is a leading space where Metaverse and NFT thought leaders and interested people connect, foster and promote ideas globally. Before joining EY, he was the Head of Compliance & RegTech and a Member of the Leadership Team at PwC Legal Switzerland, the Chief Compliance Officer at an innovative Swiss Bank, and a Risk & Compliance Specialist in Zurich and New York at UBS. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Compliance Officer at Swiss Private Banks, as an Advisory Board Member at RegTech Start-ups and in Legal at a Cantonal Court and in a Law Firm in Switzerland. In his spare time, he is a well-known speaker at leading conferences around the globe, an author of various books and other publications as well as a guest lecturer in Legal & Compliance and Metaverse, Digital Assets and RegTech topics at universities in Switzerland and the US, and at a Business School in Latin America.
Anne-Carole Cremades Counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer Anne-Carole Cremades Counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer
Anne-Carole Cremades is Counsel. She specializes in international commercial arbitration and has acted as counsel before international arbitral tribunals in a broad range of disputes involving share purchase agreements, oil & gas contracts, joint venture agreements, sales and distribution contracts, international construction contracts and investment disputes between states and foreign investors. In addition, she has served as arbitrator as well as secretary to arbitral tribunals in several ICC and ad hoc arbitrations. She has also represented parties before the Swiss Supreme Court in proceedings related to challenges of arbitral awards.
Hamed El-Kady Programme Coordinator at UNCTAD Hamed El-Kady Programme Coordinator at UNCTAD
Hamed El-Kady is leading UNCTAD's work on international investment agreements (IIAs) and investor-State disputes (ISDS). He is part of the core team drafting the World Investment Report, and provides policy advice to Governments on issues related to investment policies for sustainable development. He played a crucial role in the development and adoption of Guiding Principles on Investment Policymaking for a number of regional organizations. He is also a core member of UNCTAD’s task force for the World Investment Forum (WIF).
Felix Dasser Swiss Arbitration Association President and Partner at Homburger
Felix Dasser is President of ASA and partner at Homburger, Zurich. He has more than 30 years of experience in international arbitration as counsel and arbitrator. As adjunct professor of law, he is also extensively lecturing and publishing on international dispute resolution.
Daniel Durante Partner at Patocchi & Marzolini
Daniel is a Partner with Patocchi & Marzolini in Geneva, Switzerland, where he practices as counsel and arbitrator. He can argue a case and conduct proceedings in English, French and Italian, and has a good command of German.
Daniel specialises in the resolution of disputes involving civil engineering projects (including off-shore drilling, pipe laying and port infrastructure), construction of machinery for plants and advanced technical equipment. Daniel has represented clients in a wide range of industries such as oil & gas, hydroelectric power, defence, optoelectronics, aviation, flavour & fragrance, pulp & paper, pharma, luxury and finance. He also represented international federations, high-ranking officials and athletes in sports disputes before internal adjudication bodies and before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in both appeal and ordinary proceedings. Xavier Favre-Bulle Partner at Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva, Switzerland, President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre Xavier Favre-Bulle Partner at Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva, Switzerland, President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre
Dr Xavier Favre-Bulle is President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre and a partner at Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva, where he heads the Arbitration group. He is vice-chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee and has been involved in some 250 arbitrations, in more than 25 years of experience. He is the author of some 75 books and articles and has lectured at several universities (Switzerland, France).
Alma Forgo Head of Arbitration at Airbus SAS Alma Forgo Head of Arbitration at Airbus SAS
Alma Forgó has been focusing on international arbitration and alternative modes of dispute resolution for over a decade. A German national of Hungarian and German descent, she has been admitted to the German bar since 2010. Currently Head of Arbitration at Airbus, she manages, since January 2017, a great number of arbitrations and related litigation arising in the commercial aircraft, helicopters and defense and space industry in a multitude of jurisdictions. Before joining Airbus’ legal & compliance department, Alma held the role of Deputy Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration where she oversaw more than 500 international arbitrations involving parties mostly from Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Baltic countries. Alma previously trained in the international arbitration departments of WilmerHale in London and of Freshfields in Frankfurt and Paris. She holds law degrees from Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris and Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich and is an accredited commercial mediator (ADR Group (UK)). Alma serves on the advisory board of Dispute Resolution Data, LLC and is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Alma served as a member of the ICC France Arbitrator Selection Committee from 2019 to 2022. She frequently participates in trainings and conferences on international arbitration.
Thomas Granier Counsel at Asafo & Co. Thomas Granier Counsel at Asafo & Co.
Thomas Granier is Counsel at Asafo & Co in Paris, France. He has a decade of experience in representing companies and State-entities in international arbitrations under all of the major arbitration rules. He also regularly advises parties in setting aside and enforcement proceedings before French and African courts. He has developed a specific expertise in regulated industry sectors, including in particular renewable energies, oil & gas, power, nuclear, infrastructure, mining and life sciences. He has extensive experience in compliance and ESG matters, in respect of which he regularly advises private companies.
Thomas regularly acts as arbitrator under the arbitration rules of the ICC, the DIS, Delos Dispute Resolution and in ad hoc arbitrations. He is also a Vice-President of the Arbitration Committee of the BVI International Arbitration Center, a member of the Arbitration Court of the Casablanca International Mediation and Arbitration Center, and a member of the Arbitration Consultative Committee of Delos Dispute Resolution. Prior to joining Asafo & Co., Thomas worked at McDermott Will & Emery. He has served as counsel in the case management team at the secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration dealing mainly with cases from Africa, the Middle East and France and as deputy counsel for the case management team dealing mainly with cases from Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He is fluent in English, French and German and has conducted proceedings in all three languages. Lucy Greenwood International Arbitrator at Greenwood Arbitration
Lucy Greenwood is an independent international arbitrator specializing in commercial and investment disputes. She has practised international arbitration since 1998 (in London, Paris and Houston) and has acted as arbitrator in over 75 arbitrations since becoming a full time arbitrator in 2017. She is highly regarded for her prompt, efficient resolution of disputes and active case management of arbitrations and is particularly in demand as a chair for major energy disputes. Lucy is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Texas attorney and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. She is a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Past Chair, International Committee, Dispute Resolution Section, American Bar Association, Past Chair, North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. She is the founder of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations, an initiative to reduce the environmental impact of international arbitrations. More information is available at
Roger Haas CEO of ArtMeta Roger Haas CEO of ArtMeta
Roger Haas is ArtMeta’s Co-Founder and CEO. In 2005, he founded Haas & Fischer Gallery in Zurich. The gallery represented compelling contemporary artists, including Jonathan Delachaux, Chitra Ganesh and Josh Callaghan. Haas & Fischer Gallery participated in the world’s leading art fairs, such as The Armory Show New York, FIAC Paris, Artissima Milano and MACO Mexico. After 6 years, Roger decided to start developing new formats for showing art. He produced web-based documentary films and generated limited edition artwork series which complimented film projects and created more immersive experiences, this led to the idea to create an art metaverse.
Lukas Innerebner Legal Counsel at Swiss Arbitration Center Lukas Innerebner Legal Counsel at Swiss Arbitration Center
Lukas Innerebner is a Legal Counsel at the Swiss Arbitration Centre. He has administered more than 100 international and domestic arbitrations and mediations in English, German and Italian.
Prior to joining the Centre, Lukas gathered experience at Legance in Rome and at Baker McKenzie in Zurich as well as at a Swiss district court. He is a member of the Zurich bar and holds an LL.M. in international dispute settlement (MIDS) and a master's degree from the University of Trento (Italy). He specializes in commercial arbitration/litigation and commercial law and has acted as counsel and tribunal secretary in numerous arbitration proceedings (including Swiss Rules, ICC, LCIA and CAM) governed by various procedural and substantive laws. In 2021, Lukas was selected by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration for its mentorship program. He is also co-coordinator of the Swiss Chapter of AIA-ArbIt-40 (Italian Under 40 Arbitration Group). Moritz Keller Partner at Clifford Chance Partnerschaft mbB Moritz Keller Partner at Clifford Chance Partnerschaft mbB
Moritz Keller is an arbitration partner in the Frankfurt office of Clifford Chance. He acts for clients in both commercial and investment arbitration matters, most notably in the energy, infrastructure and banking sectors, and also acts as an arbitrator. Moritz and his team regularly advise clients on the impact of climate change on their business and act for industry leaders in high-profile climate change disputes. He is a member of the adjunct faculty of the Universities of Passau and Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and is a frequent speaker on a variety of issues of international arbitration.
Nina Lauber-Thommesen Counsel at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler Nina Lauber-Thommesen Counsel at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler
Nina Lauber-Thommesen is Counsel at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler in Geneva.
Nina has Nordic legal background and qualification (Norwegian bar), but has spent more than a decade practicing in Switzerland (since 2010). Prior to joining Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler in 2015, she spent four years in the arbitration group of Python & Peter in Geneva (now Peter & Kim). Nina acts as arbitrator, counsel to parties and tribunal secretary in international commercial arbitrations, including ad hoc proceedings and expedited and ordinary proceedings conducted under the ICC Rules, the Swiss Rules, the SCC Rules, the UNCITRAL Rules, the VIAC Rules, the SIAC Rules, the LCIA Rules and the DIA Rules. Areas of particular experience and expertise include construction, energy, international sales, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, banking and finance, services and sports related disputes. Nina’s publications include Introduction to the Swiss Rules and Commentary to Articles 31-33 in collaboration with Prof. Sébastien Besson, in: Swiss Rules of International Arbitration Commentary, 2nd ed., collective book edited by Zuberbühler/Müller/Habegger, Schulthess 2013, p. 1-14 and 345-373 (Introduction to the Swiss Rules 2021 and Commentary to Articles 33-35 in 3rd ed., forthcoming 2023). Nina speaks English, French and Scandinavian languages (Norwegian mother tongue). Crenguta Leaua Arbitrator at Crenguta Leaua
Crenguta Leaua is an experienced counsel and arbitrator, professor habilitatus on Comparative International Arbitration and ADR. She is former vice-president of the ICC Paris and currently a member of the board of directors of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center. Particularly familiar with the topic of new technologies and sustainability, she has over 20 years of experience in environmental law , assisting private and public entities, and participating in research teams on the topic, such as the EU interdisciplinary project „Eco-Design – a path to a sustainable future.
Alison Macdonald Barrister at Essex Court Chambers
Alison Macdonald KC is a barrister at Essex Court Chambers, London, specialising in arbitration, public international law and human rights law. She has two decades of experience in international investment arbitration, along with inter-State disputes and other international law matters. She currently represents a group of Portuguese children and young people bringing a landmark case on climate change before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.
Annette Magnusson Co-Founder of Climate Change Counsel Annette Magnusson Co-Founder of Climate Change Counsel
Annette Magnusson is Co-Founder of Climate Change Counsel, a think-and-do-tank with a mission to mobilize the law and lawyers for climate action.
She holds more than 20 years’ experience of international law, including from global law firms, and prior to co-founding Climate Change Counsel, Annette was Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). In her practice Annette focuses on leadership and policy advocacy and works with clients and stakeholders to support capacity-building and transition. William McKechnie General Counsel at Alecta William McKechnie General Counsel at Alecta
William McKechnie is General Counsel at Alecta, Sweden’s largest pensions company and a member of the board of directors of the SCC Arbitration Institute. William is a qualified Irish barrister and Swedish advokat and previously worked with litigation and arbitration at Mannheimer Swartling law firm in Stockholm.
James Menz Partner at rothorn legal AG
James Menz is a founding partner of rothorn legal. His practice focuses on complex disputes in the construction, engineering, energy, transportation, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology sectors. He also advises on FIDIC-contracts and counsels clients at the pre-arbitration claims and DAB-stages. James has acted as counsel in dozens of proceedings under a variety of applicable institutional rules and substantive laws. He also regularly sits as arbitrator.
Florian Mohs Partner at Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd Florian Mohs Partner at Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd
Florian Mohs is a partner of Pestalozzi’s Litigation & Arbitration Group in Zurich. He represents clients as counsel in international commercial arbitrations, in court proceedings in Switzerland as well as in negotiations and mediations; he also acts as arbitrator and Swiss law expert. Florian handles a wide range of commercial and corporate disputes, having broad experience in advising trading companies in commodities disputes, industrial companies in engineering and construction disputes, and pharmaceutical companies in licensing matters. Admitted to the Swiss Bar; trained in both, civil (Switzerland and Germany) and common law jurisdictions (New Zealand); expert on the CISG.
Amanda Neil General Counsel at Head Group Amanda Neil General Counsel at Head Group
Amanda Neil is General Counsel of Head Group. Prior to joining Head, she was Special Counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she specialised in international commercial and investment arbitration, with a particular focus on ESG issues. She is qualified as a lawyer in both Australia and England and Wales and speaks English and German.
Ekaterina Oger Grivnova Lawyer at Allen & Overy Ekaterina Oger Grivnova Lawyer at Allen & Overy
Ekaterina is an arbitration lawyer with Allen & Overy Paris office. She has experience advising on commercial and investment arbitration cases from a broad spectrum of sectors conducted under various arbitration rules. Ekaterina also pursues her PhD degree and teaches International Arbitration at Paris Bar School.
Ekaterina is a crypto- and Metaverse enthusiast. Among other commitments, Ekaterina is an administrator of MetaverseLegal, decentralised legal community dedicated to legal implications of the Metaverse. Pratyush Panjwani Senior Associate at Hanotiau & van den Berg Pratyush Panjwani Senior Associate at Hanotiau & van den Berg
Pratyush Panjwani joined the firm as an associate in 2017. He focuses his practice on international commercial and investment arbitration, both ad hoc and under a wide variety of institutional rules, spanning various industry sectors. He also regularly acts as assistant to the tribunal in international arbitrations.
As a member of the Bar in New Delhi, India, Mr. Panjwani advised on complex civil and commercial litigations at a dispute resolution law firm in New Delhi, before moving to Hanotiau & van den Berg. In 2016, Mr. Panjwani obtained his LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva. He completed his Bachelors of Arts and of Laws at the National Law University Delhi in 2014. Mr. Panjwani has published widely in the field of international commercial arbitration in international journals of repute. He is a native speaker of English and Hindi. He is registered to practice in Brussels (B-list). Alison Pearsall Senior Group Counsel Alison Pearsall Senior Group Counsel
Alison Pearsall is a senior in-house counsel with extensive experience advising on high value/risk arbitration and litigation cases in the waste, water and energy sectors, based in Paris. She is proud to be a member of the ASA Users’ Council. Prior to her in-house career, she served as the Common Law Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She has previously exercised in private practice in New York and Paris specializing in international arbitration and complex commercial litigation. Alison holds several degrees from Columbia University and is qualified both as a U.S. attorney and as a mediator.
Michele Potestà Partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler Michele Potestà Partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler
Michele Potestà specializes in international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as public international law. Michele acts as both counsel and arbitrator (president, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator). He has particular experience in disputes involving states and state entities, and currently acts as expert advisor to the Swiss Government in the inter-State negotiations on the reform of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in UNCITRAL’s Working Group III.
Julie Raneda Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer Julie Raneda Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Julie Raneda, FCIArb is Partner in our International Arbitration Group in Singapore. She is specialized in international commercial and investment arbitration and has acted as counsel before international arbitral tribunals in a broad range of disputes and under many different laws.
Isabelle Romy Partner at Kellerhals Carrard Zürich KIG Isabelle Romy Partner at Kellerhals Carrard Zürich KIG
Isabelle Romy’s practice focuses on international litigation, arbitration and private international law in commercial matters. She is also a renowned environmental lawyer and leads the Sustainability and ESG Desk of Kellerhals Carrard. Her experience as a board member of global companies has provided her deep insights into the governance issues around mastering the opportunities and challenges of ESG topics for businesses.
Peter Rosher Partner at Reed Smith LLP Peter Rosher Partner at Reed Smith LLP
Global Chair of Reed Smith's international arbitration practice Peter Rosher is one of the most highly-regarded international arbitration lawyers in the Paris market. He is a dual-qualified (English solicitor/French avocat) lawyer and advocate with nearly 30 years’ experience in international arbitration, advising clients on contentious issues as well as providing extensive advisory services in relation to “live” major projects.
Described by clients as a “very client-oriented lawyer who gets the job done” and “an excellent tactician with a sharp legal mind,” he is also quoted as being “responsive, trusted and incisive.” Peter has particular experience in international commercial and investment arbitration and dispute resolution, with specific knowledge in international engineering, construction, energy and infrastructure, as well as considerable experience of telecommunications, satellite manufacturing industries and general commercial disputes. Samantha Rowe Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton Samantha Rowe Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton
Samantha Rowe is a partner in Debevoise & Plimpton’s London and Paris offices, and a member of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group and ESG leadership team. Her practice focuses on international arbitration and public international law. In addition to handling international disputes throughout the world, she regularly advises clients on issues relating to business and human rights, climate change and other ESG matters.
Joana Setzer Assistant Professor at LSE London School of Economics Joana Setzer Assistant Professor at LSE London School of Economics
Joana Setzer is an Assistant Professor at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, at the London School of Economics. Joana’s research explores role of courts in climate governance. Previously to holding this academic position, Joana worked as an environmental lawyer in Brazil.
Patrick Thieffry Lawyer (Paris & New York) at Independent arbitrator & consultant Patrick Thieffry Lawyer (Paris & New York) at Independent arbitrator & consultant
Patrick Thieffry is an independent arbitrator and consultant, mainly in construction and infrastructure, environmental and energy-related matters. A member of the Paris and New York Bars, he practiced international business law for four decades, and has a wide experience of international transactions and transnational disputes. He has been acting as Counsel, Sole Arbitrator and President of Arbitral Tribunals since the 1980’s in the EU and the US.
He served as Co-chair of the ICC Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change-related Disputes and as Head of the ICC Working Group on the Global Pact for the Environment. Patrick Thieffry has been teaching environmental law since 1996 at the Sorbonne School of Law where he served as Associate Professor between 2008 and 2019 and in several other universities, including Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas where he also lectures on arbitration of environment and climate disputes. He authored a Handbook of European Environmental and Climate Law (Bruylant, 2nd ed. 2021, 489 pages), a Traité de droit européen de l’environnement et du climat (Bruylant, 4th ed. 2020, 1723 pages), a Manuel de droit européen de l’environnement et du climat (Bruylant, 3d ed., 2021, 498 pages) as well as other law books and many articles on international arbitration, business law, environmental and climate law. Patrick Thieffry holds degrees in International Economics and in International Private and Business Law, he practiced in the United States for five years and he presented a PhD thesis on the Instruments of Environmental Law. Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang Counsel at Peter & Kim
Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang is a Counsel at Peter & Kim. She is a French trained and qualified lawyer and a Swiss national with Vietnamese roots, with experience across both magic circle firms and arbitration boutiques in Paris, Geneva and London. Nhu-Hoang has acted as arbitrator, counsel, or assistant to the arbitral tribunal in over thirty arbitrations related to a variety of industries. She has developed particular expertise in energy related disputes involving both short- and long-term supply agreements. In 2023, Nhu-Hoang was selected as one of the under 45 Arbitration Thought Leaders, Global Elite by Who is Who.
Jacomijn Van Haersolte-van Hof Director General of LCIA Jacomijn Van Haersolte-van Hof Director General of LCIA
Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof has been the Director General of the LCIA since 1 July 2014. She regularly sits as arbitrator and has handled cases under the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL Rules, as well as those of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) and UNUM. She is on the ICSID roster of arbitrators and was and is a member of several ICSID Annulment Committees, including as President. She is a professor of civil law, in particular arbitration law, at Leiden University and a member of GAR’s editorial board.
Previously, she practised as counsel and arbitrator in The Hague at her GAR 100 boutique HaersolteHof which she set up in 2008 after three years as counsel in the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Amsterdam. Before that she was at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and Loeff Claeys Verbeke. Urs Weber-Stecher Independent Arbitrator at Weber-Stecher Arbitration | Mediation Urs Weber-Stecher Independent Arbitrator at Weber-Stecher Arbitration | Mediation
Urs Weber-Stecher is an independent Swiss arbitrator and mediator with over 25 years of experience in dispute resolution. He has acted as party representative and arbitrator in numerous international and national arbitrations in various industries and as mediator in several commercial disputes. He is a member of the Board of the ASA, the President of the Commission of Arbitration and ADR of ICC Switzerland, and the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Swiss Arbitration Academy.
Shanaize Yahiaoui Legal Counsel at Swiss Arbitration Centre Shanaize Yahiaoui Legal Counsel at Swiss Arbitration Centre
Shanaize is a French-Qualified Lawyer specialized in international arbitration. She is the Legal Counsel in charge of the English and French arbitration and mediation cases at the Swiss Arbitration Centre. She also acts as Secretariat Representative to the Arbitration Court. She previously worked in South Africa, the UK and France. Being a Fencing Competitor and Referee, Shanaize is also particularly interested in sports arbitration.
Tobias Zuberbühler Partner at Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte and Member of the Arbitration Court Tobias Zuberbühler Partner at Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte and Member of the Arbitration Court
Tobias Zuberbühler is a partner in the arbitration & litigation team of Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte with 20 years of experience in dispute resolution. He has acted as arbitrator and counsel in more than 70 international and domestic arbitration proceedings under both ad hoc and institutional rules (ICC, Swiss Rules, DIS, VIAC, CEPANI). His industry experience is mainly in the areas of construction, finance, IT, commodity trading, pharmaceuticals, international sales, joint ventures, agency/distribution and intellectual property. Tobias is a WIPO Domain Name Panelist and has rendered over 250 UDRP decisions.
Tobias is the initiator and co-editor of the Commentary on the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration (2nd ed. 2013) and co-author of a commentary on the IBA Rules of Evidence. He is a regular speaker at international conferences in the field of arbitration. Tobias is Past President of the Arbitration Commission of AIJA and co-founder of the Marketing Committee of ASA (Swiss Arbitration Association). Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte is a leading Swiss dispute resolution boutique with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific market. Welcome to Glue Up. We are upgrading our password strength service in order to align with ISO27001 standards. Please take a moment to upgrade your password.
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