ARBINBRIEF SEASON 1 EPISODE 3, ON 10 NOVEMBER 2021
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Preeti Bhagnani is a partner at White & Case LLP, specializing in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. She has represented both States and investors and has served as counsel in arbitrations conducted under most major international arbitration rules (including ICSID, ICC, ICDR/AAA, SIAC and UNCITRAL). Her experience includes disputes in the energy, natural resources, financial, technology, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure and telecommunications sectors. She advises on a wide range of matters, including commercial disputes arising from M&As and shareholders’ agreements as well as disputes involving State contracts and issues of public international law. Earlier in her career, Preeti was Legal Counsel for a major international oil and gas company, where her work included negotiating agreements related to energy infrastructure projects in Asia. Preeti has served on the Firm’s New York Women’s Alliance Leadership Council, the Global Advisory Board of the International Center for Dispute Resolution Young & International (ICDR Y&I) and the Program Committee of New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC). Her past appointments include serving as the North America Representative for the London Court of International Arbitration Young and International Arbitration Group (LCIA YIAG) and the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA), and service on the New York City Bar Association’s International Law Committee and the American Bar Association International Law Section’s International Arbitration Committee as well as on its Investment Treaty Working Group. Preeti holds a Master of Laws degree from Columbia Law School, where she was an Editor of the Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy and recipient of the Edwin Parker Prize for international/comparative law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Elizabeth Chan is an associate in the London office of Three Crowns. She specialises in international commercial and international investment treaty arbitration. She has represented both investors and States across various jurisdictions including London, New York, Hong Kong, Geneva, Austria and The Hague. Elizabeth is a Solicitor-Advocate in England and Wales and is admitted in New York and New Zealand. She speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Elizabeth is regularly asked to speak on a range of topics across international arbitration and public international law. She teaches tutorials in the LLM programme at Queen Mary University of London. She previously taught at the University of Auckland, Victoria, University of Wellington, and London School of Economics. Elizabeth obtained her LLM from Yale Law School as a Fulbright Scholar and received a BA/LLB(Hons) from the University of Auckland. She was a member of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and an editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. Elizabeth previously clerked at the Supreme Court of New Zealand.
Suzanne Rattray is a senior engineer with more than 35 years professional experience. She has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from McGill University in Canada, specializing in structural engineering. She has had lead responsibilities on numerous infrastructure projects, in the transportation, building and energy sectors, in Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, DR Congo, Chad and Israel. She has been practising as an Adjudicator and Arbitrator since 2008 and was admitted as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2012, qualifying to Fellow Status in 2017.