OUR ARBITRATORS

Albert Thomas da Rosa

Raymond Siu & Lawyers
Hong Kong
Mr. Albert Thomas da Rosa, Junior, Bronze Bauhinia Star Medal (BBS), FCIArb, FHKIArb, FHKIoD, FHKSI, LL.B. (Hons) LL.M. (HKU) has been a qualified a solicitor in Hong Kong since 1980. He is a consultant with Raymond Siu & Lawyers since August 2021. Between 1983 and July 2021 he was a partner of Cheung Tong & Rosa Solicitors. He also qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, a registered practitioner of the High Court of Australia for practice as barrister in any Federal Court of Australia, and an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. Since 2014, he is a member of International Association of Tax Judges. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Standards and Development of The Law Society of Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Disciplinary Panel Pool of the Insurance Authority. Between 1998 and 2014, he served on the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and ultimately as the Tribunal Convenor thereof. Between 2006 and 2020, he served on the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance) to adjudicate on tax appeals and ultimately as the Chairman thereof.

Alex Chan

Paul Hastings
Hong Kong
My Vis Moot team and I competed in Hong Kong and Vienna, right before the coronavirus hit. Since then, a great friend and I coached two teams and am coaching another one. I now work as a trainee solicitor in Hong Kong and will be qualified as a solicitor in a few months' time.  What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition? "Having enjoyed the Hong Kong and Vienna Experience very much, I wish to serve the Vis Community and meet a lot more new friends in that course."

Avneesh Garg

Delhi High Court
India
An esteemed legal practitioner and a distinguished member of Bar Council of Delhi with 18 + years of enriched experience, is presently a practicing Advocate before Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, Delhi District Courts, National Consumer Commission and various Tribunals. Having acquired prolific exposure in civil, criminal and service matters, he also got designated as an empaneled Arbitrator with prestigious Delhi International Arbitration Centre besides being appointed as Mediator by internationally acclaimed Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre. Being adorned with notable achievements in his professional stint, he is also a member of Singapore Arbitration Centre. He holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Tax)(TYFT) to his academic credit. In the stretch of his career, he attained qualified expertise with prominent institutions including AIIMS, HAL, BPCL, SIDBI, Numaligarh Refinery Ltd, RBI, Freight Corridor Corporation of India, Delhi State Cancer Institute, Police Radio Training School etc

Avni Sharma

Chambers of Gaurav Pachnanda, Senior Advocate
India
Avni is an advocate practicing in various courts and tribunals in India. Her practice is focused on civil and commercial litigation, and domestic as well as international commercial arbitration, seated in India and abroad. She graduated with a first class from Amity Law School Delhi. She reads as a junior counsel in the Chambers of Gaurav Pachnanda, Senior Advocate, where she is developing a broad commercial practice. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition? "The Vis Moot is synonymous with the highest level of debate, analysis and advocacy around complex commercial matters, in a moot court setting. My practice involves a wide range of international commercial arbitration disputes and I’m excited to be acting as an arbitrator and being a part of the Vis Moot community.”

Aziz Tayabali

Aziz Tayabali & Associates
Singapore
Graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from University of Singapore. A Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (“SIArb”) & Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“CIArb”). Admitted to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor on 28 January 1976. Commenced my own practice, ‘M/s. Aziz Tayabali & Associates’ on 1 May 1978. Presently empaneled with various Arbitral bodies like SIArb Panel of Arbitrators since 1 April 2006, the Law Society of Singapore Arbitration Scheme (“LSAS”) since 1 August 2007, ICC List of Arbitrators in Singapore (currently known as ICC Singapore Arbitration Group), Asian International Arbitration Centre (“AIAC”) since May 2010, SIArb Panel of Sports Arbitrators since 2008, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) and Kigali International Arbitration Centre (“KIAC”) since 2021. Have completed the ICC Institute Masterclass for Arbitration held in Singapore from 15 to 17 January 2014, as well as obtained Certification on Amicable Dispute Resolution (Neutral) from ICC ADR Dispute Resolution Board, Expertise Services, conducted in Singapore in April 2008. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot? "I am motivated to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot because I believe that as much as I can impart certain pointers in arbitration practice to the participants concerned, I am also learning from the young, brilliant and enthusiastic minds of those I have the opportunity to judge”.

Barry Leon

Arbitration Place, 33 Bedford Row Chambers, Caribbean Arbitrators
The British VIrgin Islands
Barry Leon is an independent arbitrator and mediator with Arbitration Place, 33 Bedford Row Chambers, and Caribbean Arbitrators.

Bernardo Cartoni

Ovoli Frugoni Romero Law Firm
Italy
Bernardo Cartoni, FCIArb is a triple qualified lawyer (admitted to the Bar of Italy and Poland and enrolled as a Solicitor in England and Wales); currently Of Counsel at Ovoli Frugoni Romero, a boutique law firm based in Rome and Madrid. Bernardo is listed in the SHIAC Panel of Arbitrators, in the HKIAC List of Arbitrators and he is also a member of several arbitral institutions spanned all over the world (LCIA, SAC, AIA, AtlAS, ASA, Delos, MCN, Lewiatan, etc.). Bernardo has also written some papers on arbitration-related issues (some among the latest ones are about: a) Third Party Funding in Hong Kong and Singapore; b) Witness Preparation; c) Belt and Road Initiative and Dispute Resolution; d) Fast Track Arbitration and COVID-19; e) Arbitrator’s bias between Halliburton and Sun Yang). He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Swiss Chinese Law Review. He focuses in international disputes (arbitration and litigation both) regarding commercial trade, M&A, IP rights, construction, sports and maritime law. He assists in contracts negotiations, too. Bernardo regularly serves as a volunteer arbitrator in the Vis Moot, Vis East Moot and in the FDI Moot.

Ceren Cakir

ECC Law
Turkey
I am the founding partner of ECC Law. I am experienced in international and domestic arbitration involving commercial, financial, and shipbuilding contracts, as well as charter parties and insurance disputes. For over a decade, I have been representing local and international clients in local courts of every degree and in arbitration proceedings under the ICC, SCC, DIA, and GAFTA, as well as in ad hoc proceedings under the arbitration rules/laws of the LMAA, English Arbitration Act, IAL, and CPC. My experience extends to pre-arbitration and post-arbitration litigation, including enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and set aside proceedings. I advise clients in banking and finance projects; corporate matters; debt recovery; ship finance; ship sale and purchase; and registry of companies and vessels to local and foreign registries. I have served as the ICC YAF Representative for Turkey for the term 2019 -2021. My working languages are Turkish, English, and French. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition? "As an ex-mootie, who experienced the Vis Moot, I give the most importance the young practitioners and students to gain and develop their skills in practice alongside the theoretical knowledge. I value acting as arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition to provide perpetuity of the moot and to keep assisting the students to have a practical experience before becoming a lawyer and entering the real world".

Channraksmeychhoukroth Dany

Legal Town Law Firm
Cambodia
Channraksmeychhoukroth DANY (or “Chhoukroth”) is an Attorney-at-Law and a member of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Her legal practices centered on contract law, international commercial arbitration, family law and criminal litigation. She is acting as counsel in both domestic and international arbitration. Chhoukroth’s principle research fields center on the law of the sea, international environmental law, international commercial arbitration, and human rights law particularly right to a healthy environment and business and human rights. With her experiences and passions, she has been elected as member of the Executive Council of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) where one of the core objectives is to foster and encourage Asian perspectives on international law.

Chithra Powathikunnil George

Chithra P. George Chambers
India
Ms.Chithra Powathikunnil George is a litigation and an arbitration lawyer. She has inter-alia handled disputes in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property, constitutional, administrative, contract, service and land acquisition laws. She pursued her first LL.M. in international Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at the National University of Singapore (NUS) with the coveted NUS Centre for International Law full scholarship and stipend. She gained exposure by interning at Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, Michael Hwang Chambers and Centre for International Law. Having been nominated by NUS and admitted by MIDS, Ms.George did the NUS-MIDS Double Degree Programme. She excelled in completing her second LL.M. from MIDS, Geneva, with First Class Honours. During the Pre-University days, Ms.George has had a rich exposure in representing her country in Japan by entering into negotiations with Japanese officials as part of furthering Indo-Japan bilateral relations. While pursuing her undergraduate studies in law, she bagged multiple awards for academic excellence and graduated as a University rank holder. Her law school life speaks volumes of her passion for dispute settlement wherein she won many national and international moot court competitions. She has also been Presiding Arbitrator at the Willem C. Vis Vienna and Vis East Moot Court Competitions .

Christian Carbajal

Wöss & Partners SC
Brazil
Peruvian Lawyer specialized in International Law, International Investment Law and National and International Arbitration. Graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, with a Master's degree in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick – England, with residence in Brazil. Partner of the Departments of Arbitration & ADRs of the Law firm Wöss & Partners S.C., based in Mexico and Washington DC and of the Law firm Braz Campos Advogados, with headquarters in São Paulo and Curitiba, Brazil. Director of Arbitration of the Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration of Santa Catarina, south of Brazil (CAMESC). Former Secretary General of the International Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL), Peru. Arbitrator in commercial, civil and public procurement issues in infrastructure projects, in Peru and Brazil. Legal advisor to foreign investors in international investment arbitrations before ICSID (Washington), ICC and GAFTA (London). Listed in the registry of several Arbitration Centers. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot The Vis East Moot is one of the most prestigious moots in international arbitration. To participate as arbitrator is an honour and a great opportunity to have a valuable international teaching and learning experience, exchanging ideas and different legal backgrounds with students and professionals from all around the world.

Chunlei Zhao

Tsinghua University
China
I am a researcher at the Institute for International Dispute Settlement, Tsinghua University. I got my PhD degree from Maastricht University in 2020. At the same time, I am a practicing lawyer in PRC.

Dario Simone Palmiotti

THAC Thailand Arbitration Center
Singapore
Dario is a Ph.D. Student in Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (Arb&DR) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He holds an LL.M. from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (IADR). He further specialised in arbitration by attending several arbitration courses such as the widely recognised Arbitration Academy in Paris (2019) and the Hague Academy of International Law (2021). He is admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and several institutes of arbitrators in the Asia-Pacific region. He is listed in the Panel of Arbitrators of the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) and the Centre for International Alternative Dispute Resolution (CiADR). He has significant experience at arbitral institutions such as the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). He participated in the 22nd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, where his team ranked among the best 64 teams at the oral phase. Since 2017, he has actively advised and coached different universities. He also participates regularly as an arbitrator in competitions held each year in Vienna and Hong Kong.

David Huebner

Huebner Arbitration / JAMS
USA
Full-time international arbitrator with particular expertise in tech, life sciences, entertainment/media, and cross-border investment disputes; have handled more than 250 cases as arbitrator or advocate in 3 dozen jurisdictions around the world; Chartered Arbitrator; Fellow of College of Commercial Arbitrators; previously based for extended periods in Shanghai, Tokyo, London, NY, and New Zealand; qualified in CA, NY, DC, and England & Wales; see www.HuebnerArbitration.com for full info. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition? “There is nothing more important to the health and dynamism of our profession than cultivating an enthusiastic, skilled, diverse pool of future arbitration advocates and neutrals. The Vis Moot is the most powerful engine that I know for accomplishing that critical goal.”

David Li

Shanghai landing Law Offices
China
Senior partner, arbitrator, guest professor of East China University of Science and Technology

David Luk

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch
Hong Kong
Solicitor, Mediator, Arbitrator (FCIArb, FHKIArb) What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition?” is: "I love arbitration and want to share my knowledge and experience with the young and future practitioners"

Derya Durla Gurzumar

Istanbul Bar Association
Turkey
Mrs. Derya Durlu Gürzumar is an attorney-at-law registered to the Istanbul Bar Association, and is the current chair of the International Bar Association’s Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee. She holds LLB and LLM degrees from Bilkent University Faculty of Law, in Ankara, Turkey, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Neuchâtel, in Switzerland. Being an ardent Vis-mootie since 2007, Mrs. Durlu Gürzumar has been one of the few law students to receive two successive Honorable Mentions in the Martin Domke Best Oralist Award in the 16th and 17th Willem C. Vis Moot competitions. She has been coaching teams and arbitrating in many international and domestic arbitration competitions since 2010. Very recently, in 2021, Mrs. Durlu Gürzumar’s Vis moot team from Bilkent University became the highest-ranking Turkish university by reaching the semi-finals in the Vis East and the octo-finals in the Vis Moot. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition?” "The Vis East provides the quintessential platform to join a community fueled by a passion for sharing, growth, and creativity."

Edward Chin

Prince's Chambers
Hong Kong
Edward is currently a member at Prince’s Chambers, a specialized set of commercial and corporate barristers which deals with high-net-worth corporate and commercial cases. Edward has a broad-based practice that primarily focusing on general civil cases. He has experience in a range of areas, such as, commercial, probate, arbitration, company, and land law. Prior to coming to the bar, Edward has extensive project management and event planning experience, where he supervised the execution of over 100 small to large conferences, corporate events and other events in Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, and UK.

Ethelwald Mendes

Adv. E. O. Mendes
India
Mr. Ethelwald Olimpio Mendes is a practicing advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa from January 1987 and practicing at High Courts and subordinate courts in civil, criminal original and appellate side including Writ jurisdiction, Tribunals including Industrial & CAT: Arbitration & Admiralty & Maritime Jurisdiction, DRT & DRAT, Customs & Excise and also in advisory, transactional, non-litigation as well as litigation matters; been independent as well as assistant counsel with Senior Counsel in International Arbitrations before ICC Paris, CIETAC Beijing, SIAC Singapore, ICA New Delhi, HKIAC Hong Kong, etc.. Has been invited to sit on the High Court Tribunals for ‘Lok Adalats’ a court annexed dispute resolution process by way of informal conciliation method. Accredited Mediator from IIAM, Cochin and member on several mediation panels around the world. Has been a judge/assessor at several student moots in arbitration, mediation, negotiation domestically and international. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition? "Learning is a continuous process and it's not just the students that gain knowledge but also the professionals and the Vis (east) takes place in one of my most liked cities i.e. Hong Kong".

Felice Fu-An Lu

Point Bar Review
Taiwan
Felice Lu is the chairperson of CIArb EAB YMG Taiwan Chapter. She obtained master of laws from Columbia University in 2021. Prior to coming to the U.S., she worked as an attorney in Taiwan.

Gizem Alper

Pace
USA
Pace CISG Database global editor, arbitration consultant, attorney

Grace Ip

Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
Hong Kong
Ms Grace IP Ping Ting (何葉娉婷) admitted as a solicitor of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 1999. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree (1995, LLB) and a Master of Laws degree in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (2016, LLM) from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She was also graduated from the Master of Laws programme in International Economic Law (2009) and another LLM programme in International Energy and Environmental Law (2021) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Ms IP is a CEDR Accredited Mediator, a Fellow to both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb), MMA (Moot Alumni Association) Member and a signatory in support of the Campaign for Greener Arbitration and the World Mediators Alliance on Climate Change. She has also received investor-State mediator training organized by CEDR, ECT, ICSID and IMI. Ms IP participated in the judging sessions of the Willem C Vis East International Arbitration Moot (Vis East Moot) since 2015 and its first Virtual Vis East (VVE) in 2020 and thereafter. She also judged in the Young International Mediation Competition (YIMC), ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, and the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot jointly hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and HKU. Her research interests involved aerospace law, climate change law, the interplay between investment arbitration, sector-specific dispute resolution processes with international and comparative energy law, etc.

Hana Doumal

BVI International Arbitration Centre
British Virgin islands
Hana Doumal leads the Secretariat of the BVI International Arbitration Centre. Hana has served in the arbitration sector at leading international firms and arbitral institutions in Hong Kong, Washington, D.C. and Paris. She has experience in commercial arbitration and investor-State arbitration, working in English, French and Spanish. Before joining the BVI IAC, Hana was a Registered Foreign Lawyer in the international arbitration practice of Pinsent Masons in their Hong Kong office. She previously worked as a Registered Foreign Lawyer with the arbitration team of King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong, and before that, as Counsel at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). Her experience includes an externship at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D.C., and she also worked as an associate in the International Litigation and Arbitration practice of Foley Hoag, based in their Paris office.

Harish Balakrishnan

The Moot Court Bench
Sri Lanka
Harish Balakrishnan, a Legal Research Officer at the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, is a former participant and coach at the Vis Moot, and has received his LLB from the University of London. He is currently preparing for the Bar Exam, and is a Senior Partner at the Moot Court Bench, an organization dedicated to delivering education of global standards to Sri Lankan law students. During his last coaching stint, he coached the Sri Lankan team to victory at the John H. Jackson Moot on international trade law. In his spare time, he reads about contemporary history

Hasit Seth

HLaw Chambers
India
Arbitrator, Counsel in arbitrations and courts. Licensed attorney in New York and India. 20+ years of experience in dispute resolution and business.

Hermann Knott

Kunz Law
Germany
Hermann Knott is an experienced transactional and dispute resolution lawyer based in Cologne, Germany. He is a member of both the German and the New York Bar and a partner with KUNZ Lawyers, where he leads the international practice. After attending law schools in Germany, Switzerland (French part) and the US Hermann started his professional career with a New York law firm where he was involved in US investments in the post iron-curtain world. After some time with a German internationally oriented firm practicing corporate litigation he was a founding member of Andersen Legal, the law firm associated with the global Arthur Andersen organization. Apart from his transactional practice Hermann has developed a focus on alternative dispute resolution, i.e. mediation and arbitration. He has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), London, as Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb) and as Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb). He also has considerable experience in law firm management issues, having been the co-Chair of that Committee of the IBA and the ABA International Section.

Hok Yan Wong

Pegasus Chambers
Hong Kong
Hok Yan is a practicing barrister in Hong Kong. He was called to the Bar in 2018 and is currently developing a broad practice in both civil and criminal matters and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' work. Hok Yan has appeared as an advocate (either in his own right or as a led junior) in all levels of courts and tribunals. On the civil side, Hok Yan has experience in areas such as contract, company, commercial, insolvency, bankruptcy, land, trust, construction, family, probate, employment, money lending, defamation, personal injuries and injunction applications. Hok Yan also has experience in arbitration and mediation, and render legal advices to private clients in various matters, inter alia, intended judicial reviews and compliance matters in IPO applications. On the criminal side, Hok Yan undertakes a wide range of general and white-collar criminal cases, involving commercial frauds, blackmailing, money laundering, theft, drugs, traffic offences and immigration offences etc. Hok Yan is capable of proving written submissions and conducting hearings in English and Chinese. He speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Hyewon Lee

Peter & Kim
South Korea
Currently practicising as a foreign attorney with Peter & Kim, a moot alumni (2016 Vis East Moot - Pan Asian Finalist) What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition? "To partake in the life changing experience that Vis East Moot was for me and to pay forward the shared memories and experience I had been blessed with during my mooting days.”

Iain Aitchison

Ankura
England
Iain Aitchison MArch LLM DipICArb FDBF FCIArb is a Managing Director at Ankura, based in London. He a registered Architect in Germany and in UK. Iain is an internationally recognized delay expert, with more than 30 years of experience in the international construction industry, and expertise in complex buildings, power and process plants, and major infrastructure projects. He is regularly appointed as an independent expert on complex and high-value disputes and has given expert evidence in ICC Arbitration on delay and FIDIC contract administration issues. Iain is an accredited dispute board member, mediator, and international arbitrator, and has experience of virtual hearings in international commercial arbitration and of resolving disputes in virtual mediation. He is a practising arbitrator. Since 2012, he has been involved in various international Vis pre-moots including LCIA, CIArb, AIAC, PCA, Fordham University, Edinburgh University, Munich, Moscow, and sat in the elimination round R64 as emergency wing in Vienna 2020, chaired in R16 in Vis East Moot 2021, and chaired in R32 in Vis Moot 2021.

Iris Ng

Attorney-General's Chambers
Singapore
State Counsel at the Attorney-General's Chambers, Singapore.

Isabel Miranda

University of the State of Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
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).

Ish Jain

Independent Arbitrator
India
Mr Ish Jain is an International Arbitrator. His areas of practices include Air and Space, Technology, Energy, Cross-Border Commercial Transactions, Art, Trademark (& Domain Name disputes), Banking & Finance, Infrastructure and Maritime disputes. He has been in the field of Arbitration for 16 years and has post-PQE experience of 11 years in law. Mr. Jain is empanelled with more than 25+ Arbitrations' institutions in UK, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Russia, Mauritius and Maladies. He is also admitted as a Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK as well as 8 other Arbitration institutes in UK, Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, India and Indonesia. He has appeared in more than 100 Arbitration proceedings and acted as an Arbitrator in more than 25 Arbitration proceedings till date. He has received the ‘Legal Falcon 2022’ at LexTalk World Conference, Dubai, February 2022 as well as the ‘Indian Achiever Award (Domestic and International Arbitration)’ – Award by Indian Achievers' Forum & CSR Times, India."

Jagmeet Makkar

SkillsPlus Limited
Hong Kong
A unique combination of academic prowess and experience in commercial, shipbuilding, ship management, dispute resolution and senior management roles defines Jagmeet's career. Jagmeet is the Academic Chair [IME(I) Chair] at the Indian Maritime University, Board Director of the Global Maritime & Education Training (GlobalMET), Ambassador, Asia at the Baltic Expert Witness Association and Advisor to Board of GIMAC under Gujarat Maritime University. Jagmeet is an independent maritime arbitrator and an expert witness with focus on dry shipping. His area of expertise includes charterparties, ship sale & purchase, shipbuilding contracts and ship finance in commercial shipping as well as the ship management, ship repair contract disputes. He is a member of the Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group, supporting member of London of Maritime Arbitrators, panel arbitrator of Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration, China Maritime Arbitration Commission and on the list of arbitrators of the HKIAC. Jagmeet is the Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Hong Kong Branch

James Hsiao

White & Case
Hong Kong
James Hsiao is a partner in the White Collar practice, based in Hong Kong. He has over 10 years of experience in international anti-corruption investigations, regulatory and compliance matters, complex cross-border and commercial litigation, international arbitration, anti-money laundering, and risk management across Asia and globally.

John Campbell

Faculty of Advocates (Themis Advocates), Trinity Chambers, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
England
John Campbell is a Scottish Queen’s Counsel, qualified to practice throughout the UK. He became an Advocate in 1981, was called as a Barrister to Lincolns Inn in 1990, and took silk in 1998. He is a Member of the Faculty of Advocates and of Trinity Chambers, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He graduated LL.B from Edinburgh University in 1972, and worked as a solicitor in Scotland until 1978. He was appointed as an Assistant Director of Legal Aid in Hong Kong in 1978, where he worked in a range of public service legal jobs until appointed a Magistrate for the remainder of his 3 year tour, in 1980. Since 1981, he has worked in Scotland at the Bar in Personal Injury and Industrial Disease work, Family Law, Commercial work generally, and in Criminal defence and commercial work. He has agricultural law, and landlord and tenant experience, and has worked widely in promoting ADR, Arbitration and Mediation around the world. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and an active practicing Arbitrator. He was President of the CIArb in 2009 and travelled widely.

John Pinney

Graydon
USA
International Dispute Lawler/Arbitrator/Mediator/Counsel/Adjunct Law School Professor What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition? "I became interested in the Vis Moot at the time I began teaching International Commercial Arbitration at the University of Cincinnati in 2016. I traveled that year to Hong Kong to scout out the Vis East competition that year and brought a team from Cincinnati the following year. After having done the work of working through the Problem for the Cincinnati team, it is great fun serving as an arbitrator hearing the students pleading their case, joining fellow arbitrators from all over the world and helping make the Vis Moot a success every year".

Joshua Karton

Queen's University Faculty of Law
Canada
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. 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, and is particularly involved in professional training for arbitrators. 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. A proficient speaker of French and Chinese, Professor Karton has held visiting positions at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Wuhan University, and the National Taiwan University, as well as the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador.

Juan Pablo Gomez

Juan Felipe Merizalde Abogados
Colombia
Juan Pablo Gómez-Moreno is an associate at Juan Felipe Merizalde Abogados in Bogota, Colombia. He holds a Bachelor of Law, a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Law, and a Master of Private Law from Universidad de los Andes. His professional practice focuses on dispute settlement and alternative dispute resolution. He has experience in cutting-edge domestic arbitrations and high-stakes international arbitration proceedings concerning construction and post-M&A disputes.

Karen Mills

KarimSyah Law Firm
Indonesia
Karen Mills, a Founding Member of the KarimSyah Law Firm in Jakarta, is universally recognised as one of Asia’s leading arbitrators. She sits as arbitrator throughout the region and the US, and coaches several teams, and often serves as judge/arbitrator, for the VIS and other moot competitions, also serving on the Board of the Vis East Moot Organisation. Ms. Mills has been a Fellow of CIArb since 1996 and a Chartered Arbitrator from approximately 2000. She established and, for its first ten years Chaired, the Indonesian Chapter of CIArb, now serving as Advisor, and is also a member of the Main Committee of the CIArb's East Asia Branch. She has often tutored all level of CIArb, and other, courses both in Indonesia and elsewhere in the region. Ms. Mills was one of the original members of ArbitralWomen, and served on the Board and Executive Board for the first 26 years of the organisation's existence, having just stepped down last year to join the Advisory Council. She set up and for a number of years Chaired both the Mentorship and the Moot Funding committees.

Kher Sheng Lee

The Alternative Investment Management Association Limited
Singapore
Kher Sheng is Managing Director, Co-Head of APAC and Deputy Global Head of Government Affairs with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). AIMA is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with more than 2,100 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than US$2.5 trillion in hedge fund and private credit assets. Mr. Lee received his LL.B (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore law school, and is admitted to practise law in Singapore (Advocate & Solicitor), Hong Kong (Solicitor) and England & Wales (Solicitor-Advocate with full rights of audience in all criminal and civil proceedings in the higher courts). He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb). He is an accredited mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, and UK CEDR (for both commercial and workplace mediation). Kher Sheng has lived and worked in Singapore, London and Hong Kong. He is a CFA and CAIA charter holder.

Kitty Zheng

Shearman & Sterling
Hong Kong
Kitty Zheng is an associate in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration Group. She frequently acts as counsel in commercial disputes and investment treaty arbitrations, including proceedings conducted under the auspices of the HKIAC, SIAC, ICC and ICSID. Her experience includes disputes related to energy, construction, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and investment funds. She also represents parties in arbitration-related court proceedings as well as dispute review board procedures. Kitty receives her J.D. degree from New York University and is qualified in New York.

Lilit Nagapetyan

Queen Mary University of London
England
Lilit is a qualified lawyer and a chartered accountant, currently practicing at one of the leading litigation boutiques in London, and she has been involved in a wide range of litigation and arbitration disputes. She is also a Teaching Fellow at the School of International Arbitration (Queen Mary University of London) where she pursues her PhD.

Linda Lee

Airport Authority
Hong Kong
I was the Assistant Legal Counsel of the Airport Authority, focusing on IP/IT, real property, personal data and procurement laws.

Lucas Lau

QED Chambers
Hong Kong
Lucas was called to the Bar in early 2019 after completing pupillage with Mr. Peter Duncan SC, Mr. Alan Ng, Mr. Osmond Lam and Mr. Walker Sham. He obtained his Master of Laws in Corporate Law at University College London and Bachelor of Laws at University of Warwick, and graduated from Wellington College, UK and La Salle College. Lucas’ criminal practice involves commercial crime, regulatory matters and general crime. Soon after pupillage in his first case, Lucas was instructed by an international law firm to appear as a sole advocate for a global construction corporation. He raised technical arguments and successfully made the Prosecutor offer no evidence. Lucas’ civil practice focuses on commercial disputes, personal injuries, medical negligence and defamation. He has advised and handled interlocutory applications on big-money cases. Lucas is also an arbitrator and mediator accredited by MCIArb and HKMAAL respectively. Lucas was instructed as a sole advocate to represent notable clients, including The Hon. Alice Mak. BBS, JP, The Hon. Kwok Wai-keung, JP, The Hon. Leung Yiu-chung and Mr. Cheung Kim-hung (former CEO of Apple Daily and Next Digital). Lucas is also passionate about community service. He is a committee member of Hong Kong Government Tokwawan Area Committee and was a committee member of Hong Kong Government Kowloon City District Youth Programme Committee. Lucas also sits on the judging panel in the Vis East Moot Competition.

Maciej Durbas

Kubas Kos Galkowski
Poland
Maciej Durbas, PhD, LL.M., MCIArb, of counsel and co-leader of the arbitration practice at Kubas Kos Gałkowski, attorney at law. Expert in the field of dispute resolution. He has advised clients from many sectors, including automotive, banking, construction, government, insurance, rail, real estate, retail, telecommunication. He has extensive experience in arbitration as an arbitrator, counsel, or tribunal’s secretary. For several years he has been ranked as the Future Leader in Who's Who Legal Arbitration Ranking and recommended for Commercial Arbitration as Rising Star by Expert Guides. Coach of the Jagiellonian University of Kraków Vis Moot and Vis East Team.

Matthew Suen

Moot Alumni Association
China
Matthew received dual legal education in both Hong Kong SAR and Mainland of the PRC. Matthew has developed, through practice, experiences in international (cross-border) commercial and investment arbitration and matters involving PRC (Mainland) Law. He has previously worked with an industry-leading team of international arbitration counsel at a Red Circle law firm in Beijing. He has also marshalled at the Supreme People’s Court and an Intermediate People’s Court in Shanghai, and acted as assistant to international arbitrators. Matthew is seeking to qualify as a barrister in Hong Kong SAR by July 2022.

Michael Lampert

LampertADR
USA
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

Michal Cap

Rowen Legal
Hong Kong
Michal Čáp is an attorney-at-law (2012) at ROWAN LEGAL. Michal specializes in dispute resolution, especially in international arbitration (commercial and investment). Michal also represents clients before the Czech courts and before the relevant authorities. Michal also focuses on sports law. He successfully completed his LLM (Arbitration & Dispute Resolution) at the University of Hong Kong (2014) and previously acquired his first master’s degree (Mgr.) at the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic (2009). Michal is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), and he served as the Vice-Chair of the CIArb European Branch (2018 – 2020). He is also a member of the Commission on International Arbitration of the ICC Czech Republic. Michal Čáp has been listed from 2017 to 2022 in the Arbitration Future Leaders ranking, jointly organized by Who’s Who Legal and GAR (Global Arbitration Review). What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot? "Vis has always been a great place where talented students and professionals meet. Face to face interaction has been the best but I am certain that even (unfortunately third one already) online VEM will be a great experience for everyone. In addition to pleasant time and interaction with students, I take volunteering to be an arbitrator also as a payback to younger generation for all feedback and support I received from experienced peers in the past. In following years, it will be your turn"

Min Su

Beijing Dentons Law Offices, LLP (Kunming)
China
Min Su is an experienced lawyer with a solid understanding of international commercial and corporate practice in cross-jurisdiction transactions. She has a wealth of experience advising both developers and funders on large-scale infrastructure and power projects across Southeast and South Asia during her time at Dentons. Her knowledge and skills in transboundary investment and trade were well trained and applied during her earlier career advising multinational companies’ expansion into the Chinese market. In-between practices at renowned local and international firms, she gained valuable insights into the commercial property and infrastructure construction sectors as an in-house legal manager. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot? "Vis East Moot provides a great chance for me to improve my skills in international arbitration. It will be very interesting to see the students’ various ways of advocacy and the logic behind it. Moreover, such an event is a valuable time to socialize with other arbitrators in the circle".

Naranbulag Khukhuu

Anderson and Anderson LLP
Mongolia
Naranbulag (Nara) Khukhuu is a Partner in Anderson & Anderson LLP boutique international law firm (UB office), she is also an International Chamber of Commerce (Paris) Young Arbitrator Forum Regional Representative for North Asia and an Arbitrator on the panels of Asian International Arbitration Centre and Mongolian International Arbitration Centre. Apart from practicing international arbitration acting as both arbitrator and counsel, Nara advises on a range of corporate and commercial transactions with focus on foreign investment, mine, energy, infrastructure and banking and finance sectors. Nara is a Young Lawyer Grantee of International Bar Association (Sydney, Australia) and Young Lawyer Scholar of Inter-Pacific Bar Association (Tokyo, Japan). Nara earned an LLM degree from University of Illinois at Chicago, USA as a Fulbright scholar and an LLM degree from Queen Mary University of London, UK as a Chevening scholar. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition? "’I'm honored and thrilled to act as an arbitrator for the 19th Vis East Moot and for the opportunity to unite with fellow arbitrators from around the world and meet the talented mooters and aspiring arbitration practitioners around the world. The Vis East Moot is a great platform to foster interest of international arbitration among students and promote use of arbitration for business disputes among legal and business communities"

Nour Sherif

Of counsel
Egypt
Nour sherif is An Egyptian Qualified Lawyer & Mediator. He focuses on International Arbitration & International Dispute Resolution and specializes in commercial and international trade law and Maritime Law and Investment Agreements.

Paul Kinninmont

Candey
England
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.

Philip Ray

PhilRay-IDR
Germany
Philip Ray, US-educated attorney, retired as senior corporate counsel at Siemens AG Legal in 2012, after 20+ years in Germany, working with civil- and common-law colleagues and outside counsel. As founder of PhilRay-IDR, Philip now offers international dispute resolution services of arbitrator, mediator, expert determination and dispute board and primarily focuses on disputes involving at least 1 German-language-based party. From 2009-2012, Philip coordinated Siemens AG Legal's Vis Moot coaching team for University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). In 2013-14, he coached University of Georgia (USA) 21 Vis Moot team, who advanced to Elimination Round of 16 and had an Honorable Mention Oralist. From 2014-16, he coached Iran's Vis Moot pioneers at Allameh Tabatabai University (ATU) in 22 and 23 Vis Moots, with ATU's 23 Vis Moot team advancing to Elimination Round of 64 and having an Honorable Mention Oralist. For 29 Vis Moot/19 Vis East, Philip posted on LinkedIn Version 1.4 (9 Feb 2022) of 29th Vis Moot/19th Vis East Resources-Shortlist https://lnkd.in/gdx4XihY What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition? "Acting as an arbitrator enables me to learn from and contribute to the extraordinary Vis education for future generations of practitioners and arbitrators".

Preetika Mishra

AM Legal Attorneys
India
Preetika Mishra is an Advocate at AM Legal Attorneys in the International and Domestic Commercial Law Division, with over 8 years of work experience. She completed her BA.LLB (Hons.) from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law in 2013 and pursued LLM in International Commercial Laws from University College London in 2015. Preetika has been appointed as the member of the Working Group of Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC) under 45. She has been conferred with "5th Edition of Dr Sarojini Naidu, The Nightingale of India, International Award for Working Women" for her immense contribution in the field of International Dispute Resolution by Asian Academy of Arts in association with International Women's Film Forum. She is also nominated for Global Women Achievers 2021 by Global Triumph Foundation. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition?” "It is always very enthralling to see the younger generations of TO-BE lawyers through this medium of moot courts, it's also a reflection of how I was once. I believe that through my role as arbitrator I can share the loopholes that I could have corrected and give them a fair reflection of their performance, which shall help the students prepare better not just for the moot courts but also for the future. If at all my experience of professional life can aid in making the younger generation a better lawyer, nothing like it!"

Pryderi Diebschlag

Clyde & Co
Hong Kong
Pryderi is a counsel in Clyde & Co's dispute resolution practice group with particular expertise in international arbitration, including energy and commodities disputes, joint ventures and commercial fraud. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition? "I benefited a great deal from mooting at the start of my career. Acting as an arbitrator in the Vis East Moot is a chance for me to give back by encouraging and supporting talented young people.”

Raashika Kapoor

Independant
India
Raashika Kapoor is an advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi, India. She completed her BALLB from Amity Law School, Delhi (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University) and is currently pursuing her Masters in International Dispute Resolution (IDR LLM) from Humboldt University, Berlin. She has been an active and meritorious participant in moot court competitions. Her mooting credentials include: • Winner and Best Speaker (Female) - GD Goenka International Virtual Moot Court Competition (2020) • Runner Up and Best Speaker (Female) - GD Goenka International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2019) • 16th Finalists - The Sixteenth Willem C. Vis East Moot, Hong Kong (2019) • 16th Finalists - 3rd AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot for Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, KualaLumpur (2019) • Winner - 4th VIPS International Law Moot Court Competition (2017)

Robert Warzel

Rusing Lopez & Lizardi
USA
Rob Warzel is a Canadian-born lawyer in Phoenix, USA with Rusing, Lopez, & Lizardi. Rob is licensed to practice in Arizona, Colorado, and Washington state. He participated in the 24th Vis Moot, and was a Quarter-Finalist at the 15th Vis East Moot, where he received an Honourable Mention for Best Oralist. He is an assistant coach for the Arizona State University Vis team, and focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes and employment matters.

Sabine Stricker-Kellerer

SSK Asia
Germany
Dr. Sabine Stricker-Kellerer, LLM, is a German lawyer, advising European clients on legal aspects of doing business in China since over 35 years, dividing her time between China and Germany. Sabine was born in Frankfurt in 1956 and received her legal education at the universities of Munich and Geneva and at Harvard Law School. She is a member of the panel of arbitrators of various Asian arbitration commission, member of the German Chinese Dialogue Forum, Chairperson of the China Committee of the German Asia Pacific Business Association and member of the advisory board of MERICS (Mercator Institute of Chinese Studies).

Samar Kachwaha

Independent Practitioner
India
Samar is an Advocate with about 13 years of professional experience, practicing out of New Delhi, India. He specializes in commercial arbitration disputes and also acts as an arbitrator. He is empaneled with the Delhi International Arbitration Centre, New Delhi. Samar has appeared as an arguing counsel in several high-stake matters. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot? “I have a very special association with the Vis Moot, having participated as a student and then as a coach, way back in 2007-08 and 2008-09. I look back at innumerous cherished memories from my time at Hong Kong and Vienna, and feel that preparing for and participating at this Moot played a vital role in shaping my legal career. I hope that by acting as a Vis arbitrator, I can (in a small way) assist in the fostering of a new generation of young lawyers!”

Saniza Othman

Family and Castle Limited
Hong Kong
Lawyer by training with a multifaceted legal career in London and Hong Kong. Saniza manages a portfolio of real estate and work in the area of alternative dispute resolution. Saniza is passionate about giving back to the community in the areas of arts and culture, education and business chamber activities.  She is a Founding Sponsor and Vice Chairlady of the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong and Macau) Limited; Chairlady of the Diversity Subcommittee at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch); Chairlady of the HKU Alumni Association of the LL.M in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution and Founding Patron of M+ Museum.

Sanjit Ganguli

CICI Bank Limited
India
For close to 4 years, I’ve worked as an In-house counsel for one of India’s domestic systemically important banks both in our India and Singapore offices. I am responsible for both lending transactions as well as recovery and consumer service litigation for a wide gamut of financial products. I participated at Vis East in 2018 and routinely coach my college team as well as conduct oral pleadings for other Indian colleges, where my wide experience of corporate law and commercial disputes help me assist and improve the CISG speakers and arguments. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition? "My learnings as a participant at Vis has shaped my understanding of commercial disputes which has held me in great stead in my professional career. I'm thrilled to be able to come back give back to the amazing Vis community and interact with some of the finest lawyers and most promising law students in the world".

Sergey Lysov

KK&P Trial Lawyers
Russia
For the last 10 years Sergey represents Russian and foreign clients in arbitration proceedings, insolvency cases, recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards, construction cases, corporate disputes and disputes arising out of international trade agreements. Sergey is recognised by the international legal directory Best Lawyers (“International Arbitration” and “Litigation”) and by top Russian directory “Pravo.ru – 300” as leading individual in “Commercial Litigation (high market)” and “International arbitration” categories. Sergey is included in the Guide to Next Generation of Russian Arbitrators In 2020 Sergey has been listed among top 10 young arbitration practitioners by the Russian Arbitration Association.

Shivani Verma

JustAct
India
I am a lawyer with experience of more than 10 years. As part of my career, I have litigated in the courts of India, where I have represented my clients in several kinds of matters including Domestic and International Arbitrations. For the past few years I have been an in-house counsel to a few companies. I have also provided advisory services to the Government of India in the past. Currently, I am heading the Legal team at JustAct, an online dispute resolution platform, which is also spearheading the spirit of Alternative Dispute Resolution. I am a trained Arbitrator and Mediator, and currently serving on the panel of several dispute resolution institutions. I am an ardent believer in the power of all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition?” I am super excited to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot, which is one of the most popular and esteemed moots that I have known as a student myself. The competitive spirit and enthusiasm, which the moot is known for, is something I am looking forward to. My linkedIn profile can be accessed on https://www.linkedin.com/in/shivani-verma-b8794528/

Srika Selvam

Madras High Court
India
rika Selvam, an evolving legal practitioner, young scholar and social transformer, certified by Bar Council of India, she is presently a practicing Advocate, having obtained enriching experience in versatile domains of law from Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, Madras High Court and various other District Courts including high profile exposure to Maritime Law and Arbitration and cases at Delhi International Arbitration Centre. As an evolving arbitrator in distinguished fora across the globe, she has also attained high repute in being a meticulous mentor. In the march of making a concrete contribution to academic research and legal writing, she heads up publishing prolific articles and research papers and that she is also a Co-Investigator in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Police System India Series to be published by Thomson Reuters Publications. What motivates you to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition?” "From being a Vis Mooter to becoming an Advocate and Arbitrator, the journey of expanding the horizons in itself is an enthralling experience. In the never ending process of learning, I care to share the earned wisdom beyond borders and this very reason motivated me to act as an arbitrator for the Vis East Moot Competition".

Tim Meng

GoldenGate Lawyers
China
Mr. Tim Meng has served as Managing Partner at GoldenGate Lawyers since its establishment. Mr. Meng earned his LLB from the Law School of Beijing University in 1990, and his LLM from the American University in 1996. He was admitted to the Chinese National Bar in 1994 and to the New York Bar in 1998. Mr. Meng is a Fellow of CIArb and an arbitrator of CIETAC. Mr. Meng is a well-recognized litigator in China, and has been endorsed by peers such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Managing IP etc. In 2014, Mr. Meng was recognized by ALB as one of the Top 15 Chinese Litigators. Mr. Meng has been heavily involved in complex commercial litigation/arbitration and IP-related matters. He has represented, as leading attorney, over 50 files before CIETAC, ICC, DIS and HKIAC, and litigated in over 50 courts in different cities at all levels all over the country. A wide range of clients have been represented by Mr. Meng such as Amazon, Blue Diamond, BYD Motor, CITIC Construction, Columbia Sportswear, Emperor Group, Eton College, Frasers, IFC (a subsidiary of the World Bank), JWT, Krones, Macquarie, Ogilvy & Mater, Ritz-Carlton Hotel , TSI and Vanguard etc. Mr. Meng is the author of Brief Introduction of Class Action Law Suit, The Group Company Doctrine Shall Be Applied in China, Case Studies of FIBA Awards concerning PRC, Legal Frame on Video Game Worldwide (appointed by WIPO), and the Chapter of Enforcement of Foreign Court Judgment in China organized by Getting the Deal Through. Also, he has been often invited to deliver speeches on Chinese legal system, IP protection and arbitration in China to legal societies in different countries.

Tim Robbins

Robbins Arbitration
Hong Kong
Tim Robbins is an independent arbitrator with over a decade of experience in international commercial disputes. He has acted as arbitrator, tribunal secretary or counsel in over 50 international arbitrations. Based in Hong Kong, Tim sits as arbitrator and tribunal secretary in matters seated across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. He has worked on matters under the rules of many of the leading commercial arbitral institutions, including the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, LCIA, KCAB, JCAA, DIFC-LCIA, SCC and ICDR

Vitaliy Kosovych

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Ukraine
Three-time Vis Participant, Vis East Participant, 16 Vis Pre-Moots Participant, Coach of the Vis team from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. https://www.linkedin.com/in/vitaliy-kosovych-a59380228/ https://www.facebook.com/vitaliy.kosovych

Wilson Wang

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
USA
Mr. Wang is an Associate at the Litigation department of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York. He focuses on international arbitration and complex international disputes. He has represented Chinese and multinational companies in HKIAC and CIETAC arbitral proceedings and pre-arbitration procedures

Xinming Zheng

Georgetown University Law Center
China
Xinming Zheng graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with a JD degree in 2021. Through years of study in law school, she found her passion in international arbitration in Georgetown, where she secured top tier in her international arbitration class. She decided to follow this path and pave the way for her future career by joining a PRC local firm’s dispute resolution team where she can expose herself to first-hand litigation strategies and real cases and clients. Please see her Linkedin for further information: https://www.linkedin.com/in/xinming-zheng-805515179/