ARBINBRIEF SEASON 1 EPISODE 6, ON 12 JANUARY 2022
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Céline Greenberg is a partner of the firm Mayer Greenberg, co-founded with Professor Pierre Mayer in early 2021. She is a French-qualified avocate with extensive experience acting as counsel, arbitrator, and tribunal secretary. Céline receives arbitrator appointments in proceedings conducted by various institutions, e.g. the ICC Court of International Arbitration, the French Arbitration Association or the Swiss Arbitration Centre. She also acts as counsel in arbitrations involving a variety of sectors and applicable laws, and in French courts proceedings involving arbitration law questions (interim measures applications, proceedings before the juge d’appui, recognition and enforcement of awards, challenges to awards, etc.). Since 2016, Céline acts as secretary to arbitral tribunals chaired by Professor Pierre Mayer (and occasionally for other chairpersons). In that capacity, she assists some of the world’s most renowned arbitrators in commercial and investment-treaty cases. Earlier in her career, trained at Dechert, Latham & Watkins and was an associate in the International Arbitration group of Clifford Chance (Paris) for seven years. Her training also includes work experience within the International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and with TOTAL’s exploration and production legal department. Céline is well known for her involvement in the international arbitration community. She co-founded Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (PVYAP, www.pvyap.org), an award- winning organisation created specifically for junior and mid-level practitioners. In that context, she notably proposed and coordinated the Young Arbitrators Match (YAM), the first and only award- drafting competition open to junior and mid-level practitioners. The YAM received a GAR Award for Best Innovation of 2013.
Emilia Oyema is a Professor in International Commercial Law at SOAS, University of London. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; qualified to practice law in Nigeria; and as a Solicitor in England & Wales. She sits as an independent arbitrator and has experience as sole, presiding and co arbitrator. She is a member of the court of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) and the Lagos Court of Arbitration, the Advisory Committee of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) and she presides over the Advisory Committee of the Libya Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. She is also a member of various professional associations including the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association. She convenes the “SOAS Arbitration in Africa” conference series; publishes the Arbitration in Africa survey and co-author of the African Promise. She has published widely on arbitration related issues.
Iuliana Iancu has over ten years of experience in international arbitration. She has acted as arbitrator, counsel and tribunal secretary. Her experience includes several dozen high-stakes, high-value and complex international commercial and investment arbitrations, both ad hoc and under a variety of arbitration rules (ICC, CEPANI, ICSID, UNCITRAL, NAI). These spanned various industry sectors, such as banking, telecommunications, insurance, energy, infrastructure, information technology, construction, mining, distribution, luxury and pharmaceuticals. Ms. Iancu’s arbitration experience includes disputes involving both States and private parties, as well as various procedural and substantive laws. Some of her recent work includes acting as counsel in arbitration proceedings concerning the wrongful termination of a distribution agreement governed by Belgian law; acting as sole arbitrator in a dispute concerning a cultural event in an Eastern European State; acting as sole arbitrator in a dispute concerning a license agreement for the exploitation of various intellectual property rights.