ARBINBRIEF SEASON 2 EPISODE 4, ON 23 NOVEMBER 2022
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Olga Hamama is an international sports and dispute resolution lawyer admitted to the German Bar. She is acting as arbitrator and strategic advisor in international disputes and sports-related matters. She has experience as arbitrator, counsel and secretary to the tribunal in more than 50 arbitration proceedings. Since 2019, Olga has been continuously recognised by her peers and clients as one of the Future Leaders in Arbitration by the global platform Who is Who Legal. Prior to co-founding V29 Legal, Olga was a member of the International Arbitration Group of a leading international law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, from October 2008. Olga practiced from Frankfurt, Brussels and Moscow offices of the firm representing and advising clients in cases spanning a number of industries under local and international sets of arbitration rules, as well as arbitration-related proceedings in national courts. Olga has been involved in sports arbitration proceedings at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland; the German Court Arbitration for Sport at the German Institute of Arbitration (DIS-Sportschiedsgericht) and at the German Motor Racing Association. The arbitration proceedings, inter alia, concerned admission to associations, integrity issues, transfer of minors, doping cases, investor claims, relegation, contractual and employment disputes. Olga serves as a member of the International Panel of Arbitrators with Sport Resolutions. She has also advised sports associations on governance issues and has experience in basketball, football, ice hockey, tennis, athletics and motor Racing.
Dr. Nadja Harraschain, is a Ph.D. candidate supervised by Professor Ingeborg Schwenzer at the University of Basel (Switzerland). In her Ph.D. thesis, she examines the principle of res judicata in international commercial and investment arbitration, with a special focus on Swiss law and U.S. federal law. She was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York. She also works part time as a research assistant for the dispute resolution department of a renowned international law firm in Frankfurt (Germany) and as a freelancer for a patent law firm.
In the past, Nadja has gained considerable work experience in international and German law. Nadja has given a lecture on economic law and internet law at the Administration and Economic Academy (VWA) Freiburg (Germany). As research assistant and intern, she has worked with several renowned international law firms in the field of dispute resolution and has worked for numerous years at the institute for intellectual property law in Freiburg, Germany.
Nadja studied law at Freiburg University, where she passed her First State Examination with honors. Throughout her studies, she particularly focused on private international law, the law of international arbitration, international sales law and German and European intellectual property law. Representing the University of Freiburg twice, once as team member and once as coach, Nadja has won several awards and honorable mentions in the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot. In addition, she has served as an arbitrator in the Vis Moot competition on various occasions. Nadja was also awarded a scholarship of the prestigious German National Academic Foundation.
Brenda Horrigan, is an internationally recognised arbitration practitioner with 30 years of extensive global experience, having worked from the US, Paris, Moscow, Shanghai, Sydney and now Singapore.
Prior to establishing her own practice in 2021, Brenda was the Head of International Arbitration in Australia at Herbert Smith Freehills’ Sydney office. She commenced her career as a transactional lawyer and has spent nearly 20 years focussing exclusively on complex international commercial and investment treaty arbitration matters at both the arbitration and enforcement stages.
Brenda is the immediate past president of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and remains a member of its Executive. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is listed on the panels of numerous arbitral institutions.
Brenda has taught international arbitration as a Global Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University’s Shanghai campus and as a guest lecturer at the University of New South Wales. She is regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars on arbitration and is consistently ranked in Chambers and in Global Arbitration Review’s Who’s Who: Legal as a leading arbitration practitioner.