Who We Are
Afolabi Oluwatomiwa Adekemi, LL.M.
Afolabi is a doctoral candidate at the European Institute University of Saarland Germany, where he doubles as a Research Associate at the chair for Public Law, Public International Law and European Law. He specializes in Foreign Trade Law, and International Dispute Resolution, focusing on both Investor-State and International Commercial Arbitration.
Peace Omotayo Adeleye
Peace is an Associate at Kenna Partners, a leading law firm based in Nigeria where she practices international dispute resolution, taxation, and litigation. She is a First-Class graduate from Babcock University where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) degree. She has an avid interest in international investment law, international dispute resolution, energy law, international arbitration, taxation, and international law of the sea.
She was a delegate of the Moot Alumni Association (MAA) to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Group II (Dispute Settlement) 72nd Session held from 21 – 25 September 2020. She currently acts as the African Regional representative of the MAA and is a member of various international arbitration groups including the Young ICCA, Young ITA and has acted as arbitrator in several moots including the FDI Skadden Moot and the Vis Moots.
Thiago Almeida, LL.M.
Ph.D. researcher at the Faculty of Law of University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Ph.D. student in International Investment Law at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. Attorney specialized in International Investment Law and Public-Private Partnerships; Professor of MBA of Infrastructure, Concessions and Public-Private Partnerships at Pontifical Catholic University (PUC Minas) and at School of Government of João Pinheiro Foundation (FJP). Specialist in Public Policy and Government Management of the State of Minas Gerais 2011-2021. Master in Inter-national Law at UFMG (2014); Graduated in Law at UFMG (2012); Graduated in Public Management at João Pinheiro Foundation, Brazil (2010). Awarded full scholarship for the 1st Winter Course of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Netherlands (2019). Specialization in Economics at the University of Turin, Italy (2009).
Andrés Eduardo Alvarado Garzón, LL.M.
Andrés is a PhD Candidate at Saarland University in Germany, where he also works as a research associate at the Chair for Public Law, Public International Law and European Law of Prof. Dr. Marc Bungenberg. His research is focused primarily on the fields of international investment law and trade law. Previously, he studied law at the Universidad Externado de Colombia, where he also worked as an assistant at the Chair of Procedural Law. He holds an LL.M. degree in European and International Law from the Europa-Institut at Saarland University, with emphasis on Foreign Trade and Investment, and International Dispute Resolution. He is qualified to practice law in Colombia, where he has gained professional experience working for the private sector.
Chirag is an Assistant Professor of Law at Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai (India). Chirag heads the Centre for Arbitration and Research at the University and is the editor-in-chief of the Indian Review of International Arbitration.
He has co-edited the books
"Commercial Arbitration: International Trends and Practices" (Thomson Reuters); "Specialized Arbitration: Emerging International Trends and Practices" (Thomson Reuters); as well as
"Handbook on Investment Arbitration in India" (NLU Mumbai).
April Barnard, MSc
April is a registered patent agent and scientific advisor in Indianapolis, IN. Her practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution as well as client counseling in the life sciences including organic chemistry, biomedical sciences, and immunology. In her legal scholarship, April has focused on various aspects of International and Humanitarian law. Prior to her career in intellectual property law, April studied microbiology & immunology at Indiana University School of Medicine where her research focused heavily on genetic determinants of viral virulence.
Bianca Böhme, LL.M.
Bianca Böhme is a Research Associate at the Chair for Public Law, Public International Law and European Law of Prof. Dr. Marc Bungenberg. Her research focuses on International and European Economic Law and International Dispute Settlement, in particular Investment Arbitration. She is also the managing editor of the journal ZEuS (Zeitschrift für europarechtliche Studien). Bianca studied law at the Universidad Católica del Norte (Chile) and obtained an LL.M. degree in International Law, International Trade, Investment and Arbitration from Heidelberg University (Germany). In 2020, she was awarded the Thomas Wälde Award for Best Advocate at the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot. For more information please visit Saarland University or LinkedIn.
Fahira Brodlija, LL.M.
Fahira is the country coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina for a regional GIZ project dedicated to ISDS reform, and the Research Director of Arbitrator Intelligence. Fahira is also an adjunct lecturer at the International University of Sarajevo Faculty of Law, and a regular coach of Vis Moot teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 2015, Fahira has been a member of Association ARBITRI, an NGO gathering young attorneys in Bosnia and Herzegovina, seeking to enhance and promote the arbitration system in the country.
Fahira obtained her BA degree in 2016 from the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Law and her LL.M. degree in 2017 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Denise Theresa Chisveto
Denise is currently enrolled as an LL.M student in the World Trade Law track at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Before joining McKinney she was involved in and committed to voluntary work for the benefit causes of women’s rights. Denise completed her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) in 2019 where she found a niche in international trade and investment law. She is keen on embarking on a research project in international investment law for her LL.M, which in turn she will contribute to this project.
Prof. Dr. Manjiao Chi, LL.M.
Cliff is Professor and Founding Director, Center for International Economic Law and Policy (CIELP), School of Law, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), China. He is Deputy Chair, UNCITRAL Academic Forum on ISDS; Co-Chair, ASIL Asia Pacific Interest Group; Standing Council Member, Chinese Society of International Law, to list a few. He is also a founding editor of the Asian Yearbook of International Economic Law, board member of several international law and foreign policy journals, author of numerous books and journal articles, frequent speaker in major international law and -relations conferences, and visiting professor of leading law schools across the world. In 2021, he delivered a course in the Hague Academy of International Law. He has rich experience of international commercial and investment arbitration, WTO litigation, treaty negotiation and trade policy-making. He holds BA, LLM and Ph.D in Law degrees.
Prof. Dr. Frank Emmert, LL.M., FCIArb
Frank is the John S. Grimes Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Int'l and Comparative Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He teaches Int'l Business Transactions, Int'l Commercial Arbitration, Int'l Trade Law, Int'l Investment Law, and EU Law, and has published more than 100 books and articles in these areas of law. He frequently speaks at conferences around the world and serves as a consultant and arbitrator in int'l business disputes. For more information please visit
Prof. Dr. Begaiym Esenkulova, LL.M.
Begaiym is an Associate Professor at American University of Central Asia (AUCA), Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
Begaiym teaches courses on investment law and sustainable development, int'l investment arbitration, int'l environmental law, and others. She holds LL.M. (Summa Cum Laude) and S.J.D (Summa Cum Laude) degrees from Central European University. She served as a visiting scholar at Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment in 2013, a visiting doctoral research scholar at International Investment Law Center of the University of Cologne, Germany in 2015, a visiting doctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany in 2015, and as a visiting postdoctoral scholar at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2018. Begaiym has a number of publications related to her research interests in the USA, Europe, and Central Asia. She has presented her research at Harvard University, Columbia University, Bard College, Indiana University, George Washington University, University of Cologne, University of Siegen, London School of Economics and Political Science, and other universities and research centers.
Kiran Nasir Gore
Kiran focuses her practice on U.S. and transnational dispute resolution. She specializes in complex litigation, international commercial and investment arbitration, and global investigations. Her experience spans a variety of industries, including non-profits, luxury goods, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, natural resources, energy, shipping, and transport. Kiran has previously served as a senior associate in the Washington, DC office of Three Crowns LLP and as an associate in the New York office of DLA Piper LLP. She currently is Counsel in the Law Offices of Charles H. Camp, PC. Kiran also serves as Associate Editor of the Kluwer Arbitration Blog and Associate Editor of the ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal. She draws on her professional experiences as an educator at the George Washington University Law School. Kiran's full bio is available here, please feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn.
Gustavo Adolfo Guarín Duque, LL.M.
Gustavo is a Trade and Investment Counselor at the Colombian Mission before the WTO in Geneva and a Lecturer of international economic law at the Universidad Externado, Colombia. He is also a Ph.D. candidate at the Europa-Institut at Saarland University, Germany. He holds an LL.M in European and International Law from the same institution and an LL.M in International Economic Law and Policy from the University of Barcelona, Spain. His Ph.D. research focuses on Access to Justice for Local Communities and International Investment Law in the light of Sustainable Develop-ment Goal number 16 (Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustain-able development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels).
Dr. Gábor Hajdu
Gábor is a doctoral student in the Doctoral School of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Szeged, and a Junior Research Fellow of the Institute for Legal Studies in the Centre for Social Sciences. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree in the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Szeged, and also completed the university’s American Legal Expert program simultaneously. Gábor’s main areas of interest include foreign investment protection and international trade law, especially issues relating to investor-state dispute settlement.
Prof. Dr. Angshuman Hazarika, LL.M.
Angshuman is an Assistant Professor for Ethics and Business Law at IIM Ranchi, India. He also teaches at IIIT Ranchi and IICM Ranchi. Prior to this, Angshuman worked as a Research Associate at Saarland University, Germany, where he also obtained his doctoral degree. He was awarded the Angela Merkel Scholarship by DAAD for his Master’s Degree at the Europa-Institut, Saarbrücken, Germany. The special focus of his work is on investment arbitration with focus on state-to-state arbitration and the impact of investment arbitration on developing countries. He is also involved in work relating to the interface of foreign policy, trade and investment and he has worked on issues of investment screening and dispute resolution mechanisms for trade and investment issues.
Dr. Balázs Horváthy
Balázs is research fellow and head of the Department of Private Law at the Institute for Legal Studies of Centre for Social Sciences (Hungary, Budapest) and associate professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Széchenyi István University (Hungary, Györ). He obtained his Ph.D. from ELTE University (Hungary, Budapest) in trade defense instruments of the European Union in 2009. He teaches courses in international trade and investment law, and EU law. His current research interests include environmental and social concerns in international trade and investment law, and reform of investor-state dispute settlement. He currently participates in the EU funded DEMOS Horizon 2020 project. He is a member of the Society of International Economic Law, the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), and the Hungarian Society of the International Federation for European Law (FIDE).
Arno Janssens, LL.M.
Arno is a New York-qualified international arbitration lawyer who acts as Counsel and Secretary of the Arbitral Tribunal in a wide variety of industries. His expertise spans across several areas of public international law, including UN sanctions, maritime delimitation, the financing of terrorism, and the international public order. Arno currently serves as case reporter for Transnational Dispute Management and is a member of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration and the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration. Previously, Arno clerked for the Chief Justice of Belgium’s Constitutional Court and served as Evidence Reviewer at the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. He holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Chicago Law School and obtained his primary law degree from the University of Leuven.
Nevena Jevremovic, LL.M.
Nevena brings ten years of practical and academic experience in designing, develop-ing, and delivering courses and training programs in international commercial law and arbitration. She is currently an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, School of Law, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (since January 2022).
She was a guest lecturer at Prince Sultan University, College of Law, Female Campus (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Faculty of Law at the University of Zenica, International Sarajevo University (IUS), and University of Verona & CILE's Summer School, teaching courses on CISG, contract and commercial management, technology and law, and int'l commercial arbitration. She is a trainer in various national and int'l training programs for Bosnia and Herzegovina judges, in-house counsels, arbitrators, and students.
Nevena's research work and teaching focus on the impact of ethical and social values and technology on trading relationships and the social role of contracts in achieving sustainable development goals. She is enrolled in a Ph.D. program (Faculty of Law at the University of Zenica), focusing on the concept of quality of goods in CISG and Sustainable Development Goal 12 (Sustainable Consumption and Production).
Nevena is the author of the national monographs on Civil Procedure and Energy Law in volumes of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws. She published a dozen articles on int'l dispute resolution and int'l commercial law. She holds an LL.M. in Int'l Law from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law (2016), and an LL.M. in Civil Law in the EU from the University of Sarajevo, School of Law (2015).
Konstantina is a J.D. candidate in her 3rd and final year at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, pursuing concentration certificates in Comparative and International Law as well as Corporate and Commercial Law. She is an Articles Editor with the Indiana Law Review, fundraising chair with Phi Delta Phi legal honor society, and a returning summer associate in the Indianapolis office of Faegre, Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP. Before moving to Indiana for law school, Konstantina spent most of her life in Philadelphia, PA, receiving her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Haverford College and her Certificate in Secondary Mathematics Education from Bryn Mawr College. With a background in Greece and Canada, international topics have always been of interest to Konstantina. She is ecstatic to help in bringing this exciting book project to fruition!
Bálint Kovács, LL.M.
Bálint is a PhD Candidate at the Géza Marton Doctoral School of Legal Studies at Debrecen University, Hungary. He is currently working full time as a researcher at the Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law in Budapest, Hungary and teaches International Economic Law at Sapientia University in Cluj-Napoca/Kolozsvár, Romania. His research focuses mainly on international investment law, but he is also interested in general international law, human rights law and the protection of national minorities. Before fully focusing on research he worked as a legal advisor in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He is a founding member of Advocacy Group for Freedom of Identity, a human rights NGO.
Jake Lowther, LL.M.
Jake is an Australian-qualified lawyer working in international arbitration at Magnusson Advokatbyrå in Stockholm, Sweden and studying Swedish law at Stock-holm University. He works in both commercial and investment arbitration and has experience of the DIS, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, KCAB and the SCC rules. Prior to moving to Sweden, Jake was working in Seoul, Korea as Foreign Legal Specialist at KCAB INTERNATIONAL in its Int'l Cooperation and Promotion Team. Jake's interest in international arbitration stems from participation in the 2014 Willem C. Vis Inter-national Commercial Arbitration Moot and he has returned as an arbitrator every year since 2017. This interest led Jake to Humboldt-University of Berlin's International Dispute Resolution LL.M. program, which has a particular focus on int'l arbitration. He brings experience of legal practice in both common law and civil law jurisdictions and speaks English, Swedish, French and some German.
Terrisa Jean Lynch
Terrisa is a Canadian researcher of indigenous and minority rights. She holds degrees in psychology, political science, and biology, as well as a Master in Global Affairs from the University of Prince Edward Island and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. After exploring the field of ‘liberation psychology,’ founded by Ignacio Martín-Baró and developed throughout the Salvadoran Civil War, she is nowadays focusing on socio-political conditions involved in freedom and oppression, and the reduction of socioeconomic barriers to equitable participation of minorities and indigenous populations, which undermine democracy and human rights. For the Investment Law Group, she will write about investment and the rights of aboriginal and indigenous populations.
Prof. Dr. Csongor Istvàn Nagy, LL.M.
Csongor is professor of law at and head of the Department of Private International Law at the University of Szeged and research chair at the Center for Social Sciences of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network. He is recurrent visiting professor at Central European University (Budapest/New York/Vienna) and the Sapientia University of Transylvania (Romania). He is associate member at the Center for Private International Law at the University of Aberdeen. He is admitted to the Budapest Bar, arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and member of the Panel of Conciliators and Arbitrators at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Csongor graduated at the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences (ELTE, dr. jur.) in Budapest, in 2003, where he also earned a Ph.D. in 2009. During his studies he was a member of the István Bibó College of Law and of the Invisible College. He received Master (LL.M., 2004) and S.J.D. degrees (2010) from Central European University (CEU). He pursued graduate studies in Rotterdam, Heidelberg and Ithaca, New York (Cornell University). He had visiting appointments in the Hague (Asser Institute), Munich (twice, Max Planck Institute), Brno (Masarykova University), CEU Business School (Budapest), Hamburg (Max Planck Institute), Edinburgh (University of Edin-burgh), London (BIICL), Riga (Riga Graduate School of Law), Bloomington (Indiana University), Brisbane, Australia (University of Queensland), Beijing (China-EU School of Law), Taipei, Taiwan (National Chengchi University), Florence (European University Institute) and Rome (LUISS); and was senior fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation in Canada and Eurojus legal counsel in the European Commission’s Representation in Hungary.
He has more than 200 publications in English, French, German, Hungarian, Roma-nian and (in translation) in Croatian and Spanish, which have been cited, among others, by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Hungarian Supreme
Nausha is Course Coordinator for India’s first Masters Degree Program in Mediation and Conflict Resolution held by Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai. Apart from coordinating the Program, she co-teaches a course on Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinical to LL. B students at the University. She has completed her Master of Laws in International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution from the National University of Singapore (NUS). She is an ADR ODR International Accredited Civil-Commercial Mediator and empanelled as a Level 1 Mediator with Singapore International Mediation Institute (Singapore) and Neutral with SAMA, Institute (Bengaluru, India)
Petyo Nikolov, LL.M.
Petyo is a doctoral candidate at the University of Cologne, where he works as a research fellow at the International Investment Law Centre Cologne (IILCC). He also works as an articled clerk at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. His research focuses on international investment law, European law, international dispute
settlement, and energy law. Petyo holds an LL.M. degree in Business Law from the University of Cologne. Prior to joining the IILCC, he worked as a legal assistant with the Federal Network Agency in Bonn, Germany, and the law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Mosun Oke, LL.M.
Mosun is the managing partner at Tope Adebayo LLP, a full-service law firm in Lagos, Nigeria. Her expertise cuts across corporate and commercial law, corporate finance, capital markets, intellectual property, and technology law. She holds Master of Law (LL.M) degrees in International Commercial Law from the University of Leicester, in the United Kingdom, and in Intellectual Property Law from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, in the United States.
Mosun is also a Ph.D. candidate at the McKinney School of Law in Indiana. Her research is focused on Intellectual Property Asset Financing, with the goal of determining the appropriate policy framework for Nigeria.
Botond is on his way to obtaining an LL.M. degree in the double degree program of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and Queen Mary University of London. Prior to the program, he graduated from Babeș-Bolyai University, in Romania, obtaining a Bachelor of Economics in 2020 and a Bachelor of Laws in 2021. His main interests are the sources of international economic law and the role of the WTO in international trade. He is also a junior editor at the Law Review of Babeș-Bolyai University, Studia Iurisprudentia.
Prof. Dr. Julian Scheu, LL.M.
Julian is Junior Professor of Public Law, International Law, and International Invest-ment Law at the University of Cologne and head of management at the International Investment Law Centre Cologne (IILCC). His research focuses on international economic law, European law, international dispute settlement, and comparative administrative law. Prior to joining the IILCC, he worked as legal assistant with the German Arbitration Institute (DIS).
Lisa is a doctoral candidate at the University of Cologne, where she also works as a research assistant at the International Investment Law Centre Cologne for Prof. Dr. Julian Scheu. Her research focuses primarily on the fields of international environ-mental law and international investment law. She is also currently enrolled as an LL.M. Student at Queen Mary University of London, focussing on comparative and inter-national dispute resolution. Previously she studied law at the University of Cologne (1st state exam), where she worked as a student assistant at the Institute for Air Law, Space Law and Cyberlaw.
Adilbek Tussupov, LL.M.
Adilbek is a foreign lawyer with the dispute resolution team of Herbert Smith Freehills based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He focuses his practice on international dispute resolution matters, with a particular emphasis on investment and commercial arbitration.
Adilbek has experience representing governments, sovereign wealth funds and diplomatic missions in arbitration and litigation. His recent work includes defending an Eastern European state in multi-million dollar investment arbitration under the ICC Arbitration Rules as well as representing a government in post-arbitration enforcement proceedings in several jurisdictions.
Adilbek is an accredited mediator (CEDR, London) and a member of the Nur-Sultan Chamber of Legal Consultants (Kazakhstan). He regularly lectures at universities in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Germany.
Nataša Vujinović, LL.M.
Nataša works at the Digital Law Institute at Trier University and is a PhD Candidate at Saarland University, both in Germany. Her research is focused primarily on the fields of International and European Economic Law, especially Investment Law. Nataša obtained her LL.B. degree from the University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Law. She holds an LL.M. degree in European and International Law from the Europa-Institut of Saarland University, with specialisations in European Business Law, Foreign Trade and Investment, and International Dispute Resolution. For more information please visit her LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/nata%C5%A1a-vujinovi%C4%87-ll-m-7b32267b/
Ella Wisniewski, LL.M.
Ella is an international arbitration lawyer based in the Perth office of Herbert Smith Freehills, where she advises clients on the resolution of complex disputes in the energy, mining and resources sectors. Alongside her practice, Ella has presented and published several articles on renewable energy investment disputes, and the interface between ISDS and the global energy transition. She will be guest lecturing on contemporary issues in international investment law at the University of Puerto Rico this year. In 2018, Ella was awarded third place in the Nappert Prize in International Arbitration, for her research on the interpretation of the ‘legitimate expectations’ principle in claims under the Energy Charter Treaty. In 2020, Ella was named in the Australasian Lawyer ‘Rising Stars’ list. Ella obtained her LL.B. from the University of Notre Dame Australia, and her LL.M. degree from Humboldt University, Berlin.
Dr. Yueming Yan, LL.M.
Yueming is a Global PhD Fellow at Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law. Her research interests cover international investment law and arbitration, international dispute resolution, China’s law and arbitration, comparative law, and empirical legal studies. Yueming has published and presented widely on sustainable development in international economic law. Yueming holds a PhD degree from McGill University, a Master of Law degree from Xiamen University, and a Bachelor of Law degree from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.