Head of McNair International, London
Khawar Qureshi KC is widely recognised as one of the worlds leading advocates in the fields of International Arbitration, Commercial Litigation and Public International Law. From offices in London and Doha he has acted for or against more than 60 States including the USA, Russian Federation, Argentina, India and Kenya. From 1999-2006, before becoming one of the youngest Silks in 2006, as one of around 20 UK Government "A" Panel Treasury Counsel he had the highest level of UK Security Clearance, advising and representing UK authorities such as the SFO and Ministry of Defence on hundreds of matters including UN/EU/UK Sanctions. He has undertaken dozens of arbitrations as Lead Counsel including ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, SIAC matters.
He has appeared at all levels of the English Courts, and was the first English Barrister ever to establish an office outside the UK in 2008 at the Qatar Financial Centre. He has taught Commercial and International law at Cambridge University, LSE and Kings College London. He was Chairman of TheCityUK Legal Services Group from 2010-2015 and was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge in 2013
Founding Partner, Zulficar & Partners, Cairo
Founding Partner & Head of International Arbitration, Construction and Energy, Zulficar & Partners, Egypt; Professor of International Arbitration, Private International Law and English Contract Law, Cairo University; ICCA Treasurer & Member of the Governing Board; Vice-Chair of the ICC Governing Body for Dispute Resolution Services; Vice President Global of the CIArb; President Elect of the CIArb (2025); Dean of the Africa Arbitration Academy; Chair of the International Expert Committee of the Permanent Forum for China Construction Law; Co- Chair, IBA Arab Regional Forum; Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee of the CRCICA; Member of the Advisory Board of the MIAC; Member of the LACIAC Court of Arbitration; Member of the ITA Academic Council; Member of the Court, PCA, and Member of the Board of Trustees of the CIArb. He is a fellow of the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA; and associate fellow of the Centre for Private International Law and Centre for Commercial Law at Aberdeen University (UK).
He served as ‘Arbitrator’, ‘Legal Expert’ and ‘Counsel’ in more than 250 cases, involving parties from the Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, and is recognized as a world-leading arbitrator and arbitration practitioner in international investment and international commercial arbitration, construction law & practice, Energy law and infrastructure disputes, African and Arab Laws, Islamic Shari’a, private international law and online dispute resolution. He was shortlisted among the top five arbitrators for the GAR award for the best prepared and responsive arbitrator (2021).
He received the LAW Magazine 2022 Most Influential Legal Academic Award, the 2021 and 2020 Client Choice International Award, the 2019 AYA Hall-of-Fame African Arbitrator Award, the 2018 ASA International Arbitration Advocacy Prize, and the LAW Magazine 2017 Best Legal Practitioner Award. He is listed in Who’s Who Global Elite Thought Leaders: International Arbitration; selected among the Legal500 Africa Powerlist and the AYA’s Africa's Top 30 Powerlist. He is the co-editor (with Prof Maxi Scherer and Ms. Niuscha Bassiri) of the first ever book on COVID-19 and international arbitration under the title “International Arbitration and the COVID-19 Revolution” (2020). He is also the co-editor (with Prof Ethan Katsh and Mr. Daniel Rainey) of “Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice” (2011 and 2021). He is the author of the Abdel Wahab Pandemic Pathway to Virtual/Remote Hearings (2020); Co-author (with Dr. Kabir Duggal) of the first book dedicated to comparing the OIC and UAIA Treaties under the title “The Resurgence of the Unified Arab Investment Agreement and the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation Investment Agreement” Brill (2022).
WWL: Arbitration & Global Elite Thought Leaders (2023) says “‘He is an amazing practitioner and one of the hardest working people’ ‘His sharp mind never ceases to amaze’ ‘He is one of a kind!’”. Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration (2022) says: “He is academically brilliant”, “One of the best minds on arbitration issues” and “Extremely impressive”. Chambers & Partners Global (2021) says “Peers regard Mohamed Abdel Wahab as “an absolute star in arbitration”. Legal 500 (2021) says: ‘Mohamed Abdel Wahab is a brilliant practitioner who is at the top of the international arbitration field globally. His understanding of and experience in international arbitration are matched by few’; and ‘Importantly, he is one of the most hardworking individuals in the field. His working ethos and common sense approach to complex legal problems are outstanding’.
Partner, Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC, Nicosia
Agis Georgiades is an advocate, barrister, arbitrator and mediator. He is a member of the Bars of Cyprus, England and Wales, and a registered practitioner in the DIFC Courts.
He is based in Nicosia and is a Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at CGA (Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC), focusing on complex international dispute resolution, including arbitration and litigation before local and international tribunals, in Cyprus and abroad.
As counsel, he has had a broad commercial and international practice since 2005. Agis has argued international commercial, construction, corporate (including corporate fraud), energy, IP and investment cases before arbitral tribunals and courts. He also has extensive experience in interim injunctions and other emergency proceedings of all types.
Agis is listed as arbitrator by several institutions, including CAMC, BVI IAC, CAfA, JCAA, RAA, CLF, UAA, HKIAC and SCCA; and is also listed for Bilateral Disputes in relation to EU’s Trade Agreements with Third Countries. As arbitrator, he has wide experience in commercial, construction and corporate disputes.
He was a member of the Cyprus Supreme Court’s CPR Revision Committee and is an advocate member of the Cyprus CPR Standing Committee.
Agis holds a law degree from the University of Leeds, an LLM from LSE, a Postgraduate Diploma on International Mediation and Construction Arbitration from Queen Mary College, a Diploma in Negotiations from the Athens University of Economics and Business, and has completed the ICC/CIArb Advanced Arbitration Academy. He has published on arbitration, mediation, civil procedure, international law and law of evidence. He is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Nicosia, where he lectures on the Law of Evidence.
Partner, Asserson, London/Tel Aviv
Baruch is Head of Dispute Resolution at Asserson. He is a solicitor advocate with extensive experience in England, Europe and the Middle East. Baruch is recognised by Legal 500 as a Leading Individual in international arbitration.
He is also ranked by Chambers Global and Who’s Who Legal, where he is described as a “go-to name in Israel among large corporations and local law firms for international arbitration and cross-border disputes”.
Baruch has acted on several high profile and high value claims in the UK High Court, three of which were listed by the Lawyer among the top 20 UK cases for the year. Baruch has also acted for a number of household name brands in business defining arbitration cases and was credited, by the English Law Society, for having “opened up arbitration to Israeli business”. In 2014 Baruch was appointed as Israel’s only Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and in 2016 he was appointed by the LCIA as the court’s first representative
for Israel. He sits as Israel’s delegate on the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and is a member of the ICC Task Force Addressing Fraud and
Corruption in Arbitration.
Baruch is qualified to act as an arbitrator and sits on the panel of a number of global arbitral institutions, including VIAC and SIAC. Baruch is regularly
invited to lecture at conferences and other law firms on International Arbitration.
Baruch graduated with a double first from the University of Cambridge and won a scholarship to Harvard Law School where he received a Masters in
Senior Director of International Law, Ministry of Justice, Israel
Ms. Hila Echerman serves as Senior Director, International Economic Law in the Office of the Deputy Attorney-General (International Law) at the Israel Ministry of Justice. Her work focuses on issues relating to international economic law, including trade law, investment law, public international law, economic international organizations, international arbitration, energy, maritime law and economic sanctions.
She is also a member of Israeli delegations and takes part in intergovernmental taskforces responsible for bilateral negotiations and regularly works with international economic organizations. Currently, Ms. Echerman is heading the Israeli delegation to UNCITRAL Working Group III (Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform).
Ms. Echerman joined the office in 2000. She received an LL.B. from the Catholic University in Caracas, Venezuela in 1998, and an LL.M from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, in 2002.
Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London
Charlie Caher is a partner in the international arbitration practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, based in London. Mr. Caher has represented clients in numerous institutional and ad hoc arbitrations under all major arbitral institutions, and in most major civil and common law jurisdictions, including London, Paris, Stockholm, Singapore, The Hague, Bermuda and Brunei. Mr. Caher's international commercial arbitration practice covers a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on energy, construction, insurance, financial services, telecommunications and aerospace.
In addition to his commercial arbitration practice, Mr. Caher has also represented a major international construction company in a series of complex and high profile construction litigation disputes before the English High Court and Court of Appeal, and represented the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in the public international law Abyei Arbitration.
Mr. Caher has been an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School's London campus, where he taught the International Commercial Arbitration course. He has gained his Higher Rights of Audience and is a qualified Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings). He is a member of the ICC’s Arbitration and ADR Committee (UK), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an executive member of the London Chapter of Arbitration Ireland.
Partner, Michael Kyprianou & Co, Limassol
Marina Hadjisoteriou is a Partner and she heads the Limassol dispute resolution department of Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC, one of the largest law firms in Cyprus.
Her main areas of practice are asset recovery, cross-border commercial litigation, international arbitration and insolvency.
Marina has consistently been ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA as a ‘leading individual’ and has also been recommended by Chambers and Partners for dispute resolution in Cyprus.
She has also been ranked as an asset recovery, commercial litigation, arbitration and insolvency leader in Cyprus by Who’s Who Legal (WWL).
The directories describe Marina as ‘one of the best dispute resolution practitioners in Cyprus’, who ‘crafts a legal case like a spider crafts his web‘. She ‘handles complex disputes across multiple jurisdictions well‘, ‘has an eye for business and is adept at spotting the issues quickly and understanding the commercial realities for her clients.’
She has significant experience of multi-jurisdictional high value, complex fraud and asset tracing cases involving world-wide freezing injunctions and ‘Chabra’ orders, antisuit injunctions, orders for the appointment of receivers and disclosure (‘Norwich Pharmacal’) orders.
She has successfully represented parties in disputes arising out of breaches of shareholder agreements and breach of fiduciary duties. She has also successfully filed and defended liquidation applications by creditors or by minority shareholders alleging oppression.
She is also vastly experienced in obtaining orders for the recognition of foreign court judgments and arbitral awards in Cyprus.
Marina holds a BSc in Accounting and Economics (First Class Honours) and she is a barrister-at-law of the Middle Temple. She is also a fellow (FCIArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Managing Partner, George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC, Nicosia
George Z. Georgiou is a highly respected litigator, arbitrator and mediator in Cyprus, with a reputation as a first-class advocate. He is the Managing Partner of George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC, a full-service law firm based in Cyprus, and he is further an Associate Tenant of Littleton Chambers, London. He was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2000 and subsequently the Cyprus Bar in 2001.
George specialises in complex commercial litigation and arbitration usually with international elements, such as cross-border disputes, obtaining and defending urgent interim relief such as freezing injunctions, discovery orders, search orders and banker’s trust orders. He often provides expert opinions in matters of Cypriot Law and international jurisdiction.
George is a member of CIArb, IBA, LCIA, RCIS, ICC, CCCI and the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, amongst other associations. He lectures on Cyprus law and contributes articles on multiple areas in international legal publications.
Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Washington D.C.
Remy Gerbay (LL.M., Ph.D.) is a partner in Hughes Hubbard’s Washington, D.C. office, and leads the firm’s investor-state arbitration practice. Remy has extensive experience representing clients in international business disputes across various regions, including North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union. Remy has arbitrated under all major arbitration rules, including the rules of the ICC, LCIA, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL, Swiss Chambers, DIAC, KIAC, and ICSID. He represents clients across various sectors such as energy, infrastructure, transportation, pharma, banking, and telecommunications. Remy is bilingual in English and French, and is civil-law and common-law trained. Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Remy practiced with leading litigation law firms in the U.S. and UK. A former Deputy Registrar of the LCIA and Registrar of DIFC-LCIA, Remy has been appointed as arbitrator in over 25 international cases. Remy also holds a permanent academic appointment at the University of London (Queen Mary), where he is the co-director of an LL.M. program in arbitration. Remy has co-authored treatises on ICSID and LCIA arbitration. He is a leading academic authority on arbitral institutions.
Co-Managing Partner, Dr. K.Chrysostomides & Co LLC, Nicosia
George Mountis is the Co-Managing Partner at Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants and Head of the firm’s Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation department. He has a total of 19 years’ professional experience in various fields of commercial, banking, and corporate litigation, with particular expertise in shareholder disputes, commercial and corporate fraud, interim orders, liquidation proceedings and disputes in relation to international and domestic Trusts.
As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCiArb) and an Accredited Mediator (CEDR), George has acquired significant experience in the area of arbitration, both as a legal advisor and counsel, as well as an arbitrator. He guides clients through all stages of the arbitral process, advising at the pre-dispute stage of drafting arbitration clauses and handling any disputes from the outset of arbitral proceedings (including the selection of the tribunal and all preliminary arguments), through to hearings. George is the Secretary of the Court and Registrar of the Cyprus Eurasia Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Center (CEDRAC).
He holds an LLB (Hons) from University of Kent at Canterbury, an LLM (Corporate & Commercial Law) from London School of Economics & Political Science and a Diploma on Economics of Competition Law from Kings College London.
Of Counsel, Primus, Vilnius
Paulius Docka is an expert in litigation and dispute resolution and has represented Lithuanian and foreign companies in more than 200 civil and administrative cases.
Paulius Docka is a recognized arbitrator and is often nominated as the arbitrator in highly complicated domestic and international arbitration cases.
Paulius Docka has been ranked as a highly recommended lawyer by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe in the field of dispute resolution. Moreover, Paulius Docka has been ranked by Who’s Who Legal Transport as recommended lawyer in Aviation Finance.
Paulius Docka is a Recommended Arbitrator at:
- Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) (recommended Arbitrator)
- Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration (recommended Arbitrator)
- Russian Arbitration Association (recommended Arbitrator)
- EHF Court of Arbitration (recommended arbitrator)
- Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (recommended Arbitrator)
Partner, Gornitzky & Co, Tel Aviv
Shai Sharvit is a partner at Gornitzky & Co.
Shai’s practice focuses mainly on international arbitration and complex commercial disputes, which have cross-border or multi-jurisdictional aspects, a field in which Gornitzky is regularly ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 as “an excellent Israeli law firm with good international connections”, “a true market leader in international arbitration and mediation proceedings” and ‘experience going up against some of the world’s top-tier firms“.
Shai has extensive experience in representing Israeli and foreign companies and individuals in commercial disputes, including construction, insurance claims, shareholders disputes, D&O liability, technology and IP disputes, class actions, real estate disputes, professional negligence, product liability, and contractual disputes, before all of Israel’s judicial instances, including the Israeli Supreme Court, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Shai advised and represented clients in international arbitration, under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules and advised on international arbitration matters under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) rules, the ICC, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) rules, UNCITRAL Arbitration rules and the American Arbitration Association (AAA) rules.
Shai has also acted as a foreign legal counsel in disputes before foreign courts, including US Federal and State Courts, and handled drafting of expert opinions, discovery issues, and motion drafting in various cases. Shai advises clients on public and private international law matters, including international investment law, defense and homeland security, export control, and international trade.
Shai is a member of the Court of the LCIA, is a member of UNCITRAL experts group on high tech disputes, the commission on arbitration and ADR of ICC (Paris), the task force on emergency arbitrator of the ICC, and serves as an ambassador of the ICC Commission on the Belt & Road Initiative.
Partner, Harris Kyriakides, Limassol
Niki Liassides is a Partner of the Corporate Law and Dispute Resolution Department at Harris Kyriakides and Head of the Limassol office. She has extensive experience in Corporate and Commercial Litigation, representing national and international clients. Her practice focuses on complex disputes and the main areas of her expertise include corporate fraud and asset recovery, shareholders’ disputes, insolvency and recognition and enforcement proceedings. Over the years of her practice, she has been involved in high profile litigation disputes. She is currently the Vice-President of the Limassol Bar Association and a member of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association. Niki holds a law degree from the University of Hertfordshire and has a LLM in Commercial and Shipping Law from the University of Hertfordshire.
Managing Partner, Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC, Limassol
Stavros Pavlou is the Senior and Managing Partner of Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC. He is an experienced litigator, arbitrator and legal consultant and he is widely regarded as one of the top litigators in Cyprus. Stavros represents an impressive portfolio of major local and international corporate clients and HNWIs in commercial dispute resolution matters, including judicial and arbitration proceedings in the courts of Cyprus and abroad. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR), a practising barrister before the Commercial Court of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) and a member of many international associations including the IBA, LCIA and ICCA. Stavros actively participates as a keynote speaker and panellist in local and overseas conferences and he further promotes the ADR practices in Cyprus by participating in podcasts and webinars. Lastly, he frequently contributes articles in international publications on litigation, arbitration, trusts and corporate law matters.
Partner and Global Co-Chair, International Litigation & Arbitration, Foley Hoag LLP, New York
Christina Hioureas is a partner, Global Co-Chair of the firm's International Litigation & Arbitration Department, and Chair of the United Nations practice group. Hioureas represents States and private and State-owned entities in investment and commercial arbitration disputes and public international law matters and advises States on matters before the UN. She also serves as arbitrator.
Described as a “a skilled investigator, case strategist, and disciplined team leader,” Hioureas has been recognized in Chambers & Partners-Global: Arbitration, Public International Law and Arbitrators, respectively, as a “Most Highly Regarded Partner–The Americas” by Who’s Who Legal and “Attorney of the Year” by the Hellenic Lawyers Association. Hioureas has acted for and advised Armenia, Bangladesh, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Montenegro, Qatar, Sierra Leone and Uzbekistan and various State-owned and private entities across jurisdictions and industries.
Her work in arbitration includes construction, hospitality, taxation, solar power, oil&gas pricing/supply under investment treaties and foreign investment laws, as well as JVA, JDA, EPC, and PPA, in claims up to $10 billion. In international law, her work includes decolonization, jus cogens, law of occupation, protection of the environment, sea level rise, and rendition.
As arbitrator, she has resolved disputes under UNCITRAL, ICC, ICDR, AAA, and LCIA Rules; seated in The Netherlands, Luxembourg, UK, France, Sweden, US and Canada.
Senior Associate, RPC, London
Fred is a senior associate specialising in high-value and complex commercial disputes in both international arbitration and court proceedings.
Fred has deep experience of working on high value and hard fought cases that often involve multiple sets of parallel proceedings around the world. He has worked on some of the most prominent disputes in the market in recent years.
Fred has particular expertise in international commercial arbitration, including proceedings under the LCIA and ICC arbitration rules. Having spent six months on secondment to the LCIA's casework team, Fred has a detailed knowledge of the LCIA's arbitration rules.
Fred also has extensive experience of litigation before the English courts, including proceedings before the Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and UK Supreme Court.
Fred has particular experience of pursuing and resisting challenges to awards from London seated arbitrations before the English courts, and of offshore enforcement proceedings. Having studied Russian at university, Fred also has a particular interest in, and extensive experience of, disputes arising from the CIS.
As a solicitor advocate, Fred has rights of audience before all English courts in civil proceedings.
Managing Partner, Soteris Pittas & Co LLC, Limassol
Soteris Pittas, was born in 1960, Nicosia, Cyprus. He graduated from Athens University in 1984, obtained his L.L.M. in Commercial & Corporate Law from London School of Economics in 1988 and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1989.
On December 2009 Mr. Soteris Pittas established the boutique law firm SOTERIS PITTAS & CO L.L.C. and since then he has been acting as its Managing Partner.
He has more than 30 years of professional practice and in the course of his career he has been involved in numerous complex commercial litigation and arbitration cases and in large cross-border litigation disputes. He is highly praised by legal directories such as LEGAL500 and CHAMBERS as one of the leading individuals in inter alia the areas of dispute resolution in Cyprus.
His expertise includes the areas of International Trade Law, Trusts and Equity Banking and Finance, Company, Corporate and Commercial Law (local and international), Stock Exchange, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial and Criminal Litigation, Arbitration, International Tax Planning, Insurance Law, Admiralty and European Law.
Partner, Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution, N. Pirilides & Associates LLC, Limassol
Kyriakos Karatsis is a Partner and the Head of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department of N. Pirilides & Associates LLC.
Kyriakos is a dynamic, class act advocate, regularly appearing before the District and Supreme Courts of Cyprus. He has notable expertise in Corporate and Commercial Litigation matters as well as Arbitration proceedings. He has gained particular exposure in interlocutory applications for injunctions in the context of shareholders’ disputes, civil fraud claims, contractual disputes and breaches of fiduciary duties as well as insolvency proceedings.
Kyriakos obtained his LL.B in 2008 and his LL.M in International Commercial Law in 2009 form UK universities. He was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2010, when he joined the Firm, and he is a member of two committees of the Cyprus Bar Association, namely the ‘Committee on Civil Procedure Rules and Reform’ and the ‘Family Law Committee’. Kyriakos also served as a part-time lecturer in law at a university in Cyprus.
Partner, Watson Farley & Williams, Dubai
Charlotte Bijlani is Head of the Dubai office and the Middle East Dispute Resolution practice at Watson Farley & Williams.
Charlotte specialises in complex international arbitration and commercial litigation across all of our sector areas including energy, infrastructure, maritime and aviation. She has full rights of audience before both the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts and the higher courts of England and Wales.
As part of her practice, Charlotte also regularly assists clients in relation to mediation, expert determinations and managing dispute risk and avoidance. She also has extensive expertise in data protection laws and regulations.
Charlotte regularly sits as an arbitrator (sole, co-arbitrator and Chair) in ad hoc, ICC, LCIA and DIFC-LCIA arbitrations.
She is recognised as a leading dispute resolution and international arbitration lawyer in the UAE by legal directories Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Global. In 2022, Legal 500 said that she is “a star of the commercial disputes scene in Dubai and the UAE.’ and Chambers Global described her as an “outstanding lawyer.”.
Partner, Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC, Limassol
Polyvios Panayides is a partner at Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC in Limassol, Cyprus. He deals with litigation and arbitration proceedings covering a broad range of commercial and corporate disputes, civil fraud matters and EU & competition law. Most of his cases have an international dimension and often involve worldwide freezing and disclosure orders, complex jurisdictional issues and enforcement in Cyprus of arbitral awards & foreign judgments. Polyvios also advises and represents companies in regulatory investigations. Prior to joining Chrysses Demetriades, he worked in-house for 5 years with the Justice and Competition Directorate-Generals of the European Commission in Brussels. Polyvios graduated from the University of East Anglia (UK) and obtained an LL.M in European & Comparative law from the University of Maastricht. Before being admitted to the Cyprus Bar, he was called to the Bar of England & Wales. Since 2017 he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
European Regional Sub-Committee Co-Head, Campaign for Greener Arbitrations
Heidi Walsh is an Austrian qualified lawyer and a managing associate in the international arbitration group of Mishcon de Reya in London. She advises and represents clients in arbitrations at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), London Court of Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), and in ad hoc arbitrations. Her practice encompasses a range of sectors including oil and gas, renewable energy, complex shareholder and general commercial disputes. She has been recognised in Legal 500 (2022) for her "responsiveness, amazing grasp of detail, and efficient, top-notch case management. A wonderful lawyer who is a true pleasure to work with" and as "an inspiration for her work in support of the Greener Arbitration Pledge."
Heidi became a member of the Steering Committee of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations in 2020; she is now co-heading the European Regional Sub-Committee with the aim to increase the environmental awareness amongst arbitration practitioners in this region.
Partner, Resolut, Nicosia
Oleg Volodin is a dispute resolution specialist with 10+ years of experience in investment arbitration, complex litigation in corporate, construction disputes and debt recovery proceedings. He has experience in both arbitration and litigation proceedings, often parallel, and has represented clients in various complex disputes, including those involving multiple jurisdictions. Before founding Resolut, Oleg worked as Senior Associate at White&Case Russia and Cleary Gottlieb.
Founding Partner, Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy LLC, Dubai
Dr. Mahmoud Hussain is the Founding Partner at Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy LLC and has over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Dr. Mahmoud’s area of expertise span around Dispute Resolution and International Commercial Arbitrations, Civil & Commercial Litigation and Corporate Governance. In his role as the litigator at Dubai Courts, Dr. Mahmoud has achieved many favorable judgments in several high-profile cases. Dr. Mahmoud through his niche practice of being an arguing Counsel before the Honorable Judges at various UAE Courts has set up a benchmark for effective representation involving complex legal issues. He has further been accredited as International Arbitrator at DIAC (Dubai International Arbitration Centre) and Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre. He has frequently provided expert legal opinion on a UAE Laws on matters before High Courts of Justice, UK Queens Bench Division, DIFC, Paris Courts of Appeal, Hamm Court of Appeal and other International Courts and Arbitral Tribunals. He is also a visiting faculty at the University of East Anglia where his taught program is Law and Practice of Sharia Arbitration.
Senior Legal Counsel, ADGM Courts
Since 2018, Adam Peters has held the role of Senior Legal Counsel for ADGM Courts. Prior to joining ADGM Courts, Adam spent 15 years in private practice where he specialised in arbitration, construction and commercial disputes. In his current role, he is actively involved in all aspects of the dispute resolution services available in ADGM, which include litigation, arbitration and mediation. He is an internationally accredited mediator and regularly conducts mediations as part of the ADGM Courts’ mediation scheme.
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, Paris
Sabrina Aïnouz is a partner in the International Dispute Resolution group of Squire Patton Boggs in Paris. She represents States, state-owned entities and private sector companies in investor-State and commercial arbitrations in a variety of fields, with a focus on oil and gas, mining, construction, telecommunications and general commercial disputes. She has represented clients in arbitrations under all major arbitration rules, including ICC, ICSID, SCC and UNCITRAL rules. She also acts as counsel in proceedings for the enforcement and annulment of international arbitral awards before French courts.
Sabrina is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, representing Algeria, a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and an ambassador of the ICC Africa Commission. Since December 2021, Sabrina is also vice-president of the Paris Arbitration Week association.