Cecilia practises as an independent Barrister in the Bar of England and Wales. She also acts as Counsel in arbitration, and accepts appointments as Arbitrator, being a panel-listed arbitrator of institutions including ICC International Court of Arbitration and London Court of International Arbitration. Through her unique career path and skills in the Chinese culture and Mandarin language, Cecilia shares her insight of arbitration.
CIArb sat down with Phillip Ashley and Richard Bamforth of CMS in London and Lakshanthi Fernando of CMS in Singapore, 2 years after the historic merger with Nabarro and Olswang. CMS is one of CIArb's distinguished Corporate Members. Interviewers talked about the opportunities created by the merger, affiliation with CIArb through Corporate Membership and firm's support for the ICCA 2020.
Jay Santiago is a senior associate in Quisumbing Torres (a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International), the Co-Chair of CIArb YMG Philippine Chapter, an ICC YAF Representative, and an HK45 Regional Ambassador. He was a former Counsel at HKIAC. He is qualified in the Philippines and England & Wales.
Jodi-Ann Stephenson MCIArb is an attorney-at-law who is called to the Bars of Jamaica and Saint Lucia. She is a passionate advocate for the development of arbitration in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. Jodi-Ann is a CIArb member and sits on the Executive Committee of the CIArb Caribbean Branch. She is also the Chair of the CIArb Caribbean YMG - the first international Alternative Dispute Resolution group in the Caribbean, that is geared specifically towards promoting the awareness and use of ADR among young professionals and students.
Justyna Szpara is an advocate, partner and head of dispute resolution practice group at Łaszczuk & Partners. For more than 15 years she has been advising and representing Polish and international clients in commercial disputes in litigation and in domestic and international arbitration disputes.
Originally from Hawai’i, Christopher heads Chinn Arbitration in Paris, and has advised on international legal issues since 1999. He serves on the Executive Committee of the European Branch of the Chartered Institute. Qualified in New York, England & Wales, and Paris.