CIArb's YMG Global Steering Committee presents 'Parents in Arbitration'
How to successfully juggle between family life and a career in international arbitration? How to be a reliable parent/partner at home AND a reliable team member at work? How do other arbitration practitioners do it, what are their personal tips and struggles, and the sometimes winding road they have taken to become an accomplished international arbitration practitioner while having a family?
Join us for a lively and vibrant panel discussion where our speakers will be attempting to answer these questions and many more by sharing their success (and war) stories, anecdotes, and tips.
Baptiste Rigaudeau specializes in international arbitration at LALIVE in Geneva (Switzerland), with a focus on commercial and investor-State disputes. He has experience working as counsel and secretary to international arbitration tribunals under ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, SCC, CIETAC, CMAP, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules, in proceedings governed by various procedural and substantive laws, both common and civil. He is a former member of the ICC’s Commission on the Belt & Road Initiative and currently serves on the Global Steering Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Young Members’ Group. He is also a member of several professional associations such as ICC YAF, LCIA YIAG and the International Wine Law Association.
Chiann Bao is an independent arbitrator with Arbitration Chambers. She has been appointed as chair, co-arbitrator, and emergency arbitrator in arbitrations under most of the major institutional rules with several billion USD in dispute. She currently serves as a Vice Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee. She is also a Vice President of the ICC Court of Arbitration and a co-chair of the ICC Commission’s Task Force on ADR and Arbitration. From 2010 to 2018, she served as the Secretary General of the HKIAC and was subsequently appointed as a Council Member of the HKIAC. Chiann is a member of the Board of Trustees and an honorary senior fellow of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. She is a Chartered Arbitrator and CEDR-accredited mediator.
Caline Mouawad is a partner at Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, a premier international disputes boutique based in New York, where she represents clients in international commercial arbitrations and investment treaty disputes with host governments, as well as related litigation matters, across the globe and in a variety of industry sectors. She acts as counsel in arbitrations conducted in English and French before all major arbitral institutions. In addition, Caline regularly serves as an arbitrator. Among other leadership roles, Caline currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and the Steering Committee’s liaison to the ICC Task Force on Addressing Corruption Issues.
Godwin Omoaka is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a partner in the Dispute Resolution practice group of Templars Barristers and Solicitors. He has twenty years of active arbitration and courtroom experience relating to a wide variety of disputes in the oil and gas industry, construction industry, taxation, anti-bribery and corruption etc., spanning different areas of law namely, complex commercial and taxation law issues, general civil litigation, energy law, copyright law, securities transactions, commercial arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He sits the Board of the Lagos Court of Arbitration and is a Member of the London Court of International Arbitration and of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre
José Ricardo Feris is a partner at Squire Patton Boggs specialized in international arbitration and public international law. He represents companies, State entities and Sovereigns in commercial and investment arbitrations related to various economic sectors with a particular focus on energy and construction. He also sits regularly as arbitrator and teaches international arbitration at SciencesPo. A former Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, José is identified by Who’s Who Legal as “a master of international arbitration” and a “thought leader.” He is Vice-Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, Co-Chair of the ICC Task Force “Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration.”