Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the associated post-nominal FCIArb indicates a level of professionalism, ethics and competence recognised and celebrated throughout the world, distinguishing newer arbitrators hoping to receive their first appointment.
But CIArb Fellowship alone does not guarantee one’s first arbitrator appointment. A number of considerations including an arbitrator’s experience, expertise, reputation, accomplishments, inclusion on ADR providers’ rosters, availability, technical acumen, case management, conflicts and a party’s preference and familiarity, to name a few, all factor in receiving one’s first arbitrator appointment.
Join us as seasoned and newer arbitrators, ADR providers and counsel share their insights on important factors to consider in order to receive one’s first arbitrator appointment. Ideally suited to Fellows seeking their first arbitrator appointment.
This webinar is part of CIArb’s Ongoing Learning – a range of learning opportunities designed to help you deepen your knowledge and skills, and keep you informed and up-to-date.
After attendance, attendees will receive an Ongoing Learning certificate.
A recording of this webinar will be available after the live event for all registered delegates to access.
Please note the times listed are in BST(GMT+1/12pm EST/9am PST).
CIArb members - Higher income countries*
CIArb members - Lower income countries**
* Valid for High-income and Upper-middle income economies as per World Bank classification.
** Valid for Low-income and Lower-middle-income economies as per World Bank classification.
Bryan J. Branon is the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ (CIArb) Regional Relationship Manager for the Americas. In this role, Bryan’s focus is to sustain, enhance and promote CIArb membership through partnerships, educational programming, publications, trainings and networking opportunities within the CIArb seven-Branch Americas region (Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, New York and North America).
Bryan holds leadership positions at the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section and the Federal Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. He also serves on the Tashkent International Arbitration Centre “45” Steering Committee. Before joining CIArb, Bryan founded his own ADR practice, Branon’s ADR, and he has worked for well-known international ADR provider organizations where he helped establish the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, the Afghanistan Centre for Dispute Resolution and the International Mediation Institute. He can be reached at BBranon@CIArb.org.
Madeline is a practicing commercial and corporate lawyer and the Founder & Principal Director of iResolve a full – pledged arbitration practice established in 2014. She mainly provides arbitration/ADR consultancies, represents parties in domestic commercial arbitration and or acts as arbitrator, commercial mediator and arbitral secretary in both domestic & international arbitrations under the TIArb, UNCITRAL, CRCICA and ICC Rules and also acts as an arbitral secretary in complex arbitrations.
She serves on the panel of arbitrators of SADC, NCC, TIArb, SHIAC and CAJAC.
She is currently the President-Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators (TIArb), Chairperson -Africa Asia Mediation Association, Regional Director - Centre for International Alternative Dispute Resolution (CIADr), and a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the LACIAC Court of Arbitration. She is a member of the ICC Africa Commission, the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR; a member of the IBA Africa Arbitration Network and SIAC Africa User’s Council. She is a Fellow of the World Mediation Organization (WMO) and Representative of ADR Point (Greece) for Tanzania.
Madeline often offers tailored trainings to the judiciary on arbitration matters and delivered various courses to various institutions including under the ILI Washington on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). In September 2021, she obtained a Certificate in International Commercial and Investor-State Mediation from International Law Institute – Washington in cooperation with Georgetown University.
Ms. Kimei was awarded the 2019 Top 50 Women in Management Award (Tanzania); finalist for the Innovation in Arbitration, Africa Arbitration Awards (EAIAC-2019) and an awardee of the Top 50 Most Promising Young Arbitration Practitioner’s Award 2020 winning a mentorship program with Stephenson Harwood-UK.
Simel Sarıalioğlu specialises in commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration and arbitration-related court proceedings. Prior to joining Paksoy, she practised at an international law firm in Istanbul and completed an internship in London at another international law firm. She has experience in conducting institutional and ad hoc arbitrations under a variety of different rules and has acted for clients in complex, high-value disputes with a cross-border element. Her clients have included government entities, major Turkish telecom operators and multinationals from a number of sectors such as construction, telecommunications, insurance, customs, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and retail.
Ms. Sarıalioğlu has been elected as the ICC YAF Turkey, Middle East & Africa Chapter Representative for 2017–2020. She acts as a speaker in local and international conferences on arbitration. She is the author of a number of publications dealing with various issues on arbitration. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2010).
Chidinma B. Thompson is a Partner at the law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration, regulatory law, environmental law and climate change. Chidinma works with a broad range of sectors including oil and gas, petrochemicals, electricity, renewable energy, utilities, municipal, and land development.
She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee, and a member of Arbitral Women.
Chidinma is the current Chair of the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board, and oversees the administration of the Alberta Public Lands Appeal Board.
Chidinma has taught various law-related courses at the University of Calgary, and she frequently publishes in law journals and blogs, and is a contributor of several book chapters.
As Head (Americas) of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Adriana oversees SIAC’s activities in North and South America. She has broad experience as an arbitration practitioner – having served as arbitrator, international arbitration lawyer, and Counsel in the SIAC Secretariat.
Adriana first joined SIAC as Counsel, during which time she administered over two hundred cases under the SIAC Rules and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, with a particular focus on disputes involving States, State-controlled entities, and intergovernmental organisations. She was involved in the drafting of the SIAC Rules 2016, SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules 2017, and the SIAC Practice Notes on third party funding. She was also a key contributor in the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) working group that published the SIArb Guidelines on Party-Representative Ethics.
Prior to rejoining SIAC, Adriana was a disputes lawyer at a leading international law firm in Singapore, where she advised and represented clients in international commercial and ICSID arbitrations.
Adriana is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. She is also an active member of the Young SIAC Committee (YSIAC) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Young Members Group.