Ana Serra e Moura is since August 2013, the Counsel in charge of Latin America and the Iberian Region of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Before she held the position of Deputy Counsel on the same team. She received her law degree from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. She is admitted to practice in Portugal. Her experience in international dispute resolution includes having worked in team with Juan Fernández-Armesto, founding partner of Armesto & Asociados, in more than 20 arbitration proceedings, including domestic and international, ad-hoc and administrative arbitrations and involving commercial, as well as construction and investment disputes. In [...]
Anne Marie Whitesell is Professor and Faculty Director of International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Programs at Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Whitesell joined Georgetown from Dechert in Washington, D.C. and Paris, where she spent six years as Of Counsel in the firm’s international arbitration group. Prior to that, she was Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Ms. Whitesell received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her Doctorate in Law from the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. She previously taught at the Université de Paris I and the Institut de Droit Comparé. Ms. [...]
Silvia is well-known for handling highly complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in construction, engineering, technology and corporate disputes for local and international clients. CURRICULUM
Patricia Saiz is currently a professor of international arbitration and director of international relations at ESADE Law School, the ICC YAF Regional Representative for 2014-2016 for Spain and Portugal, and an ICC Arbitrator. She has a law degree and Master in Business Law from ESADE Law School, and an LLM from Harvard Law School. She is qualified to practice law in New York, Washington DC, and Spain. She practiced in the United States for 11 years, during which she represented numerous multinationals and foreign governments in international commercial, investor-state, and state-to-state arbitrations. She is an active member of several arbitration [...]
Michele Potestà is a senior associate at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler in Geneva, practicing international commercial and investment arbitration. Michele has served as sole arbitrator under the ICC and DIAC Rules, and as counsel and tribunal secretary in several arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility, and UNCITRAL Rules. His practice is mostly dedicated to investment disputes, especially disputes involving states and state entities in the energy and natural resources areas (oil, gas, mining and solar energy) arising under the ECT, NAFTA and BITs. Michele has also advised sovereign states on their investment treaty program. Prior to joining Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Michele [...]
Martin Doe Rodriguez serves as Senior Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, an intergovernmental organization which administers arbitrations and other dispute resolution proceedings involving various combinations of States, State entities, intergovernmental organizations, and private parties. At the PCA, he works closely with arbitral tribunals constituted under the auspices of the PCA to resolve investment treaty disputes, contract claims involving State entities and international organizations, and inter-State disputes arising under various international conventions and treaties. In particular, he handles matters involving Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula or where Spanish or Portuguese is a language [...]
Catherine Kettlewell is an associate at Arnold & Porter’s International Arbitration Practice Group, holds an MBE from University of Barcelona, an LLM from Berkeley School of Law and a Licenciatura degree from the Instituto Teconológico Autónomo de México. She has extensive experience with arbitral practice under the rules of the ICSID, worked as a legal counsel at ICSID, in addition to also having experience in the energy practice and in the international trade practice for a leading international firm.
Jean has experience across all areas of dispute resolution, with particular expertise in international arbitration and in international litigation. Jean is one of the authors of the Commentary on the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration. Jean has been a Partner in our Geneva office since 2010. Jean’s practice focuses on international arbitration, litigation and contract law. Jean has experience as party counsel and as arbitrator in numerous institutional and ad hoc international arbitrations involving sale of goods and commodities, distribution and agency, construction, marine works, joint ventures corporate transactions and sport related matters. He also regularly represents clients before the [...]
Diego Gómez-Zubeldia is Manager in PwC Forensic Services, he has over 9 years of experience in professional services. During his professional career, he has specialized in independent expert works, having acquired solid experience in many projects related to assessment, identification and evaluation of the economic loss suffered by companies. Diego acts as expert witness in judicial, arbitration and private disputes in cases involving economic, financial and accounting issues and his experience covers different industries as energy and natural resources, infrastructures, telecommunications, consumer and private equity sectors.
Since 2002 Deva Villanúa has been a lawyer in Armesto & Asociados, a boutique of arbitrators with an international, independent profile and a good business sense. Deva has been designated President of the Arbitral Tribunal, Emergency Arbitrator, sole Arbitrator and as party-appointed arbitrator in twenty cases; being the youngest persons ever nominated by the ICC as arbitrator and as emergency arbitrator. She has also acted as Secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal in around 20 commercial arbitrations. Deva has had an active involvement in more than 10 investment arbitrations. Mrs. Villanúa is tutor in the Private Law department of Carlos III [...]