Beata is a founding and senior partner at GESSEL. She specialises in arbitration, M&A, PE and commercial law. She is a member of the ICC Court representing Poland. Between 2011-2017, she served as President of the Lewiatan Arbitration Court; upon leaving this position, she was appointed Honorary President.
Mohammed is a dual qualified legal /quantum professional. He focuses on resolution or avoidance of commercial disputes. Mohammed, a Barrister of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple(1997), is also a Corporate Member of the CICES Surveyors. Mohammed has more than 25 years of experience in International Arbitration (ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA) and Construction Adjudication.
Teddy is the first and only Filipino to be installed as a Chartered Arbitrator as well as certified as an Accredited Mediator by CIArb. He is also the first and only Filipino Fellow and diplomate in both international commercial arbitration and mediation of CIArb.
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.