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Dividing my time between Dubai, Berlin and Tehran, I practice international arbitration and dispute resolution at Amereller Legal Consultants, a MENA boutique law firm of German origins. I have 8 years experience prosecuting and defending international arbitration claims and advising on investments in the region. Prior to joining Amereller in 2015, I worked at international law firms in London, Cairo and Moscow. I began my legal career in 2006 clerking for Judge Teddy Meron at the UNICTY in The Hague, after working in finance and banking in London.

I read Maths & Econ at the LSE and Law at the City Law School in London, UK and Stanford Law School, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

Together with Ali Dehdashti I coach the 23rd Willem C. Vis Moot Team of Allameh Tabataba’i University in Tehran, Iran.

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Mr Maximilian Kunzelmann
Maximilian is a Ph.D. student at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg. He also works as a research assistant at the school’s Institute for Corporate and Capital Market Law (ICCML). Maximilian studied law at Bucerius Law School, the Law School of Nanjing University and Sydney Law School. He participated in the Willem C. Vis Moot in 2012.

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Mr Matthias Kuscher
Matthias Kuscher specialises in international arbitration and cross-border litigation, with a particular emphasis on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. Since joining De Brauw’s litigation and arbitration team as a Senior Associate in 2012, Matthias has acted as counsel in and advised on numerous large-scale international arbitrations and mediations in the fields of energy, infrastructure, construction, M&A and intellectual property. He is particularly experienced in arbitrations conducted under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, DIS, NAI, VIAC and Swiss Chambers.

Prior to joining De Brauw, Matthias was Legal Counsel to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague and established and headed the PCA’s first diplomatic mission as the inaugural PCA Representative in Mauritius. Before that, Matthias was the Counsel in charge of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth case management team at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, where he supervised around 200 arbitrations at any one time and scrutinised numerous arbitral awards.

Matthias was educated at Cambridge (B.A., M.A. in Law – First Class), Oxford (B.C.L. – Distinction) and Heidelberg (LL.M. – Sehr Gut). He speaks English, German, French and Dutch.

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Ms Innhwa Kwon
Innhwa is an attorney at zeiler partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Vienna, Austria). She works primarily as counsel and tribunal secretary in international commercial and investment arbitrations. Innhwa has experience under ad hoc arbitrations (under the UNCITRAL Rules), as well as arbitrations administered under the ICC, VIAC, KCAB and ICSID rules. She is qualified in Republic of Korean and holds LLB and JD degrees at Ewha Womans University (Seoul, Korea).

Ms Maria Labno
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Mr Pavel Lacko
Pavel Lacko has been a coach of the Comenius Vis Moot team since 2010. He participated at the Vis as a student in 2009. He studied law at the Comenius University in Bratislava and the University of Copenhagen. He is also a graduate of the Cambridge University where he finished his LL.M. degree in 2011 (specialization in commercial law). He has been working as a trainee since 2009 and was admitted to the Slovak Bar Association as an attorney in 2013. In his practice he specializes in general commercial and corporate law, IP and IT law, arbitration and private international law. Since 2011 he is also a lecturer at the Comenius University where he teaches the courses concerning international commercial arbitration and private international law.

Ms Archana Lakhotia
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Mr George Lambrou
George is a Solicitor Advocate and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has extensive experience both as counsel and as arbitrator with the ICC, LCIA, LMAA and ICSID. He specialises in construction, maritime, trade and investment treaty arbitrations.

George is one of only very few non-Russian international dispute resolution specialists who speaks Russian fluently and has extensive commercial and legal experience in Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, and Central Asia.

He has degrees from the University of Chicago, Boston College and an LLM in maritime and international arbitration law from Queen Mary, University of London. He is a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), is a member of the Russian Arbitration Association, the Athens Bar Association, and of the Law Society of England and Wales.

 

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Dr Simone Lamont-Black
Dr. Simone Lamont-Black (née Schnitzer) qualified as civil lawyer in Germany where she practised law as Rechtsanwältin for several years and obtained her Doctorate in law from Augsburg University with summa cum laude before moving to England. There she worked for many years as lecturer at Northumbria University in Newcastle before joining Edinburgh Law School in 2010.

She specialises in the law of international trade and carriage of goods and has a keen interest in international commercial dispute resolution, being also a CEDR Accredited Mediator, a Member of the Association of Arbitral Women, having acted as arbitrator inter alia at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition and having founded the Edinburgh Vis Pre-Moot.
Simone researches and publishes mainly in the areas of international carriage of goods and transport law. She has written and been involved in several books, inter alia with Paul Bugden in the second and third editions of Bugden & Lamont-Black, Goods in Transit, published with Sweet & Maxwell as part of their British Shipping Laws Series.

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Miss Nefeli Lamprou
A member of Clyde & Co’s International Arbitration Group, dealing with commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in energy and construction. European qualified lawyer in the course of qualifying in England and Wales, holding an LL.M in International Business Law from Queen Mary University of London, building up expertise in large scale multi-jurisdictional disputes and representing both sovereign and commercial entities.

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Dr Johannes LANDBRECHT
Legal studies in Konstanz (Germany), London (UK), Geneva and Fribourg (Switzerland); mag jur 2006 (Konstanz); LLB 2011 (London; University of London Award for Academic Achievement in 2009 and 2010); Dr iur 2012 (Geneva); admitted to the bar in Germany in 2008 (Rechtsanwalt); admitted to the bar in England & Wales in 2014 (barrister, Lincoln’s Inn); research assistant at the University of Geneva 2008-2011 (part-time; comparative law, conflict of laws, civil procedure, tort); associate at Jones Day 2008-2012 (Frankfurt [Germany] and Paris [France] offices; international arbitration, transnational dispute resolution, competition law, complex real estate transactions); senior associate at LALIVE 2012-2017 (Geneva); international arbitration, dispute resolution, conflict of laws (focus on energy sector, involved in several multi-million and multi-billion dollar gas price arbitration cases); since 2017 Of Counsel at GABRIEL Arbitration (Zurich): international arbitration and dispute resolution; several publications, eg, in the areas of contract law, competition law, civil procedure, conflict of laws, comparative law.

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Mr Phillip LANDOLT
Phillip LANDOLT practises international arbitration law with the Geneva-based law firm LANDOLT & KOCH. He is also a Senior Lecture at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva.

Mr Peter Langrock
Practicing lawyer in Vermont. Graduate of University of Chicago Law School in 1960.

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Ms Elena Lapina
Elena Lapina is a member of New York and Québec Bar. She is currently doing an internship in international arbitration with LALIVE in Geneva. She holds degrees in both civil and common law from McGill University (B.C.L./LL.B) and a Masters degree from the University of Montreal where she focused her research on private international law and international arbitration. During her studies, Elena worked as a research assistant with various professors in investment law, arbitration and comparative contract law. She also worked as a judicial clerk at the Court of Quebec and at the World Food Programme in Rome. She is fluent in English, French and Russian and has a working knowledge of Italian and Spanish.

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Mr Kiryl Laptseu
Kiryl is an associate at SORAINEN Law Firm Belarus office specialised in international commercial arbitration with practical experience of participation LCIA, SCC and ICC cases. He is also head of SORAINEN Communication, Media and Technologies Sector Group in Belarus.
Previously Kiryl has participated in Willem C. Vis Moot, as well as in ICC Lex Mercatoria Moot where special award of the Best Oral Speaker was granted together with overall second place of the team. After University he coached team in 2013 (3rd overall place) and in 2015 (Best Memorandum for both claimant and respondent). Now Kiryl is a lecturer of International Commercial Arbitration course at the International University MITSO and coaches of Belarusian State University team for Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

Professor Darren Latham
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Mr Christopher Lau
A Senior Counsel and Chartered Arbitrator, Christopher is recognised as “one of Singapore’s leading arbitrators on major domestic and international arbitrations” (AsiaLaw). His arbitration practice encompasses investment and all aspects of commercial disputes involving the laws of various common and civil law jurisdictions including those of Singapore, Malaysia, India, PRC, South Korea, Thailand, Mongolia, Qatar, Cambodia, Denmark, England and New York. He is a member of, amongst others, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, ICC Commission, IBA’s Task Force on Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration, Working Group on IBA Rules on Investor-State Mediation and the Board of Advisors of the New York International Arbitration Centre. Christopher has also acted as mediator in international and domestic commercial disputes involving both civil and common law.

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Mr Rohan Lavkumar
Currently practicing as a Counsel on the Original Side of the Bombay High Court, with particular emphasis on Commercial Litigation and Arbitration. Former Visiting lecturer on International Commercial Arbitration at Gujarat National Law University. LL.M. from New York University focusing on Arbitration and Trial Practice and B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from Gujarat National Law University. Former participant, Vis, Vienna, 2007-08 and Coach, 2014.

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Dr Michael Lazopoulos
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Ms Amanda Lee
Amanda Lee is a Senior Associate in the Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration team at Seymours, London. She advises on all aspects of Dispute Resolution, with particular expertise in commercial litigation, arbitration and Privy Council procedure.

Amanda is dual–qualified, admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales, a Solicitor-Advocate with rights of audience in civil proceedings in the Higher Courts and a New York Attorney. She obtained a first class honours degree in law from Aberystwyth University and completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, obtaining a distinction.

Amanda is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Amanda serves as Public Relations Officer for the London Branch of the Institute and is a member of the Committee. She is a member of the Institute’s Young Members Group Steering Committee and Co-Chair of the London and SE YMG. She is also a member of the ABA, ICC YAF, ICDR Y&I, LCIA YIAG, NYSBA, YSIAC, NYIAC and SAHCA. She acts as a Professional Ambassador for ‘Aspiring Solicitors’, assisting future lawyers from diverse backgrounds seeking to enter the legal profession.

Amanda participated as an Arbitrator at the 22nd Vis Moot and the 5th LSE Vis Pre-Moot in 2015.

Mr Michael Lee
Barrister specialising in international arbitration as arbitrator. I have sat on the tribunal in over 80 cases both under institutional rules (ICC LCIA SIAC HKIAC AAA CRICA) and ad hoc

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Mr Michael Lee
I am Australian qualified lawyer with degrees in law and international studies from the University of Sydney. After working in civil litigation with a Sydney-based law firm for four years, I completed a Master of Laws at University College London, where I studied private international law, foreign investment law and war law as well as arbitration. I have a niche interest for the law of immunities in public international law, on which I have published in an Australian lawyers’ journal.

Before practising as a solicitor, I variously worked and interned for a community legal centre, a judge of the High Court of Hong Kong, the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong as well as the Shanghai office of a multinational firm. I am currently a legal intern in the Office of the President at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Apart from English, I speak fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and French, proficient Spanish as well as some Italian and Greek.

Mr Matthias Leemann
2011-2012 Participation in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot;
2014 Master of Law University of Zurich
2014 Junior Associate at Walder Wyss Attorneys at Law, Litigation and Arbitration Team
2015 Trainee at Walder Wyss Attorneys at Law, Litigation and Arbitration Team

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Ms Helen Lehto
Ms Lehto is a Senior Associate and Attorney at Law at Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd in Helsinki, Finland. She practices in the Dispute Resolution team, focusing on arbitration and litigation. Furthermore, she has completed a secondment at the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce in 2013, and has trained on the bench at the District Court of Pohjanmaa in 2015.

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Mr Timothy Lemay
Timothy Lemay is Principal Legal Officer and Head of the Legislative Branch of the International Trade Law Division / Office of Legal Affairs, the Secretariat of UNCITRAL (the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) based in Vienna. He has also served as Secretary of UNCITRAL’s Working Group III (Online Dispute Resolution). Before joining UNCITRAL in July 2009, he served as Chief of the Governance, Human Security and Rule of Law Section of UNODC (the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), prior to which he was Chief of UNODC’s Global Programme against Money Laundering. Tim joined the UN in 1995 following a career as a lawyer in Canada in private practice, with the Attorney General of Nova Scotia and latterly with Canada’s Department of Justice in Toronto. He is an experienced litigator, on behalf of both private clients and government. Tim is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School and a member of the International Bar Association as well as several bar associations in Canada.

Ms Wiebke Lemmer
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Dr Federico Lenci,
PhD in International Law, State University of Milan (thesis on provisional measures in International Investment Arbitration). Admitted to the Milan Bar (2013).
Languages: Italian (native), English, French, Spanish, Portuguese. Various publications in the following fields: International Law and International Investment Arbitration.
Passions: capoeira, trumpet, foreign languages, literature, being on the road.

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Mr Florin Leucă
To begin with, I graduated at the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest, among the first, in 2015. Afterwards, I took an International Arbitration LLM at this Law school. Nowadays, I am a PhD student at International Trade Law and I am currently teaching Private International Law and International Trade Law to the fourth year students, as an university assistant to professor Dragos Sitaru, a very well known arbitrator, lawyer and teacher . Moreover, I was valedictorian at Unirea National College in Brasov, where I attended a bilingual class (English-Romanian). Even more, I have a Cambridge CAE Advanced diploma, graded A, with a lifetime valability. In my third year of Lawschool I was selected from roughly 1700 students from Romania and abroad to participate in a three month internship at the Government of Romania. Moreover, I have participated in many mock trials and debate sessions on topics from International Commercial Law and International Arbitration. To conclude with, I see this as a wonderful opportunity to learn, grow and become a better practitioner and professor.

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