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CIArb’s YMG appoints new members to the YMG Global Steering Committee

22 Oct 2020

CIArb’s Young Members Group (YMG) brings together dispute resolution practitioners below the age of 40, and students interested in building their careers in this fast-growing and dynamic field. The young members community is overseen by a Global Steering Committee who volunteer their time to plan, organise, and promote activities targeted at young practitioners across the globe. The group actively collaborates with other international and regional groups.

The YMG is delighted to announce the appointment of the following new members to the Global Steering Committee:

Ana Gerdau de Borja Mercereau FCIArb

Ana Gerdau de Borja Mercereau FCIArb is of Brazilian and German nationality and works in France, as associate at Derains & Gharavi. She has 12 years of experience in domestic and international arbitration as counsel and secretary to arbitral tribunals. She is a member of the ICC Commission on International Arbitration and ADR, upon nomination of the Brazilian Committee, of its Task Force entitled “Corruption in International Arbitration,” and of ICC Brazil. Ana is one of the founders of the Rising Arbitrators Initiative and co-chair of its Executive Committee, and is a member of Delos’ Long View Steering Committee and of the Advisory Board of GLIP-CRC of the University of São Paulo. Ana holds a Ph.D. and an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge and speaks French, English, Portuguese and Spanish. She is admitted to the Bars of Brazil (São Paulo) and Portugal (Porto) and is registered with the Paris Bar (Directive 98/5/EC).

Baptiste Rigaudeau MCIArb

Baptiste Rigaudeau MCIArb, a French national based in Switzerland, practices international arbitration at LALIVE, with a focus on commercial and investor-State disputes. He has extensive 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 has experience in the energy, particularly in oil and gas, construction, banking, telecommunications, hotel, and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Georgios Fasfalis

Georgios Fasfalis is a Greek national based in Holland. He is an associate in Linklaters’ international arbitration practice, having previously worked for a renowned international arbitration boutique and the legal department of a Dutch multinational. His international arbitration experience includes involvement in (commercial and investment treaty) arbitrations conducted under, among others, the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, NAI, SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules and subject to several applicable laws. Georgios has also been involved in arbitration-related matters, such as setting aside and enforcement proceedings. His publications include a chapter -as a co-author with Marc Krestin- in S. Balthasar (ed) Guide to International Arbitration (Hart Publishing 2016). He is admitted to the Thessaloniki Bar in Greece.

Juan-Carlos Pinto Escobedo MCIArb

Juan-Carlos Pinto Escobedo MCIArb is a lawyer and arbitrator in domestic and international cases based in Peru. He is featured in the Leaders League 2020 and is a member of the List of CAMESC– Brazil, Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL), The Dispute Resolution Center of Católica University (PUCP), The Supervising Agency of the Government Procurement and Contracts (OSCE), The Peruvian Association of Engineers (CIP), and others. Juan-Carlos’s practice is focused on arbitration, construction law, commercial and public contracts, energy and electricity for more than 10 years. His education includes arbitration studies at Washington College of Law (WCL - AU), master's studies in Public Policies and Management at PUCP University and in Arbitration in Public Contracts at ESAN University.

Noreen Kidunduhu MCIArb

Noreen Kidunduhu MCIArb is a Kenyan qualified lawyer and a Senior Associate in the Energy and Natural Resources practice at TripleOKlaw LLP. She has represented clients in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations under a wide variety of arbitral rules. She has also appeared in court matters related to arbitrations. Noreen is one of the Africa Regional Representatives of the London Court of International Arbitration Young International Arbitrator’s group (LCIA - YIAG) tasked with fostering the understanding and use of international arbitration in the region. She is an alumnus of the Africa Arbitration Academy and was Kenya’s representative of the Association of Young Arbitrators charged with promoting and coordinating the Africa Arbitration Academy. Since her admission to the Kenyan bar, Noreen has been a member of the Law Society of Kenya’s ADR Committee during which, she has actively participated in supporting the development of ADR in Kenya and the enhancement of ADR services to the public.

Trisha Mitra

Trisha Mitra is an associate with the International Arbitration group at Shearman & Sterling LLP, Paris. She is dual-qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales (pending admission) and advocate in India. She has experience working as counsel and tribunal secretary in investment and commercial arbitrations under major institutional rules such as ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC LCIA and SIAC. She has represented clients across diverse industry sectors such as renewable energy, oil and gas, construction, mining, telecommunications, information management and pharmaceutical. Trisha has previously worked with Professor Pierre Tercier, the international arbitration group of a leading law firm in London and top disputes practices in India. She is also the Co-Managing Editor of the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review, teaches at the Advance Program in International Investment Law of the Paris Bar School and is the India representative in the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration. Trisha obtained her LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) as a Hans Wilsdorf Scholar and received her B.A, LL.B. from Symbiosis Law School with an Advocate SK Jain Scholarship for Topper of B.A., LL.B.

Find out more about the YMG and the Global Steering Committee.

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