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Eduardo Silva Romero
Professor, Partner, Co-Chair International Arbitration Global Practice Dechert, Paris

Eduardo Silva Romero is Professor Emeritus at the University of Rosario’s Law School in Bogotá.  He teaches Investment Arbitration at Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas) University, Investment Arbitration and International Contracts at the Paris Institute for Political Studies (Sciences Po), and French Arbitration Law at the University of Paris-Dauphine (Paris IX).
Prof. Silva Romero is also Co-Chair of Dechert’s International Arbitration global practice. He is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
He was Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2000 to 2004, and Vice-Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR from 2007 to 2017.



Mélida Hodgson
Partner, International Arbitration Practice Arnold & Porter, New York

Mélida Hodgson focuses her practice on investor-state and commercial arbitrations, counselling governments and state-owned entities, as well as corporate entities, with respect to international investment protection provisions, business disputes and World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute resolution and international trade policy issues. Recognized by Latinvex as one of the top 100 lawyers whose practice focuses on Latin America, Ms. Hodgson is noted for her key role in successfully defending countries in investment arbitration, including Venezuela in several International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitrations. She also represents the Republics of Panama, Peru, and Sierra Leone in ICSID and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) matters.

Ms. Hodgson is an arbitrator of international disputes including those initiated under the American Arbitration Association’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution rules (ICDR), and Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Ms. Hodgson has been recognized in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration, including as a Thought Leader, in Legal 500 Latin America, and is ranked by Chambers in its Latin America, USA and Global publications.

Alan Thambiayah
Independent Arbitrator, Singapore

Since 1989, Mr. Thambiayah has been appointed as chairman of arbitral tribunals, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in over 500 ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations of disputes arising from international investment contracts and joint ventures, building & civil engineering contracts, oil and gas operation, distribution and transport network contracts, power purchase agreements and maritime and international trade (including export finance ) contracts, in Bangkok, Colombo, Delhi, Hong Kong, Karachi, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, London, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Perth, Sydney and Singapore, with the total value of claims in excess of US$8 billion. These appointments include: as sole arbitrator by the High Court of Singapore, by the ICC, ICDR, HKIAC and SIAC, acting as the appointing authorities; as presiding arbitrator by party appointed arbitrators from Australia, Malaysia, Seoul, London, U.S.A., Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore, and by the ICC and KLRCA, acting as the appointing authorities; and as co-arbitrator by parties from various countries and by the ICC, ICDR and SIAC, acting as the appointing authorities. Mr. Thambiayah is a member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration, Vice-Chair of the Council of the ICC Institute of World Business Law and is on the panel of arbitrators of various arbitral institutions.

Ex-Officio Members

Alexander G. Fessas Secretary General and Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
John Denton Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris
Claudia Salomon President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Yves Derains Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, Honorary Chairman, ICC Institute Of World Business Law, Paris
Mélanie van Leeuwen Partner, Derains & Gheravi, Chair, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, Paris

Council Members

Georges Affaki Professeur des Universités Associé, Partner, Avocat à la Cour , Affaki – Societé d’avocats , France
Mauricio Almeida Prado Independent Arbitrator , Mauricio Almeida Prado , Brazil
Tolga Ayoğlu Arbitrator , Professor , Galatasaray University , Faculty of Law Turkey
Klaus Peter Berger Professor of Law , University of Cologne, Center for Transnational Law (central) , Germany
Fabio Bortolotti Partner , Buffa, Bortolotti & Mathis Studi Legali , Italy
Nayla Comair-Obeid Founding Partner , Obeid Law Firm , Lebanon
Lauro Da Gama e Souza jr Partner , Lauro Gama Advogados Associados , Brazil
Halil Ercüment Erdem Partner , Erdem & Erdem Law Office , Turkey
Giuliana Dunham Irving Executive Secretary , Sanctions Board , The World Bank Group , United States of America
Shan Greer Partner , Spencer West LLP , Saint Lucia
Jacob Grierson Avocat à la Cour, Barrister , Asafo & Co , France
Bernard Hanotiau Partner , Hanotiau & Van Den Berg , Belgium
Andrea Hulbert Founding Partner , Hulbert Volio Abogados , Costa Rica
José Miguel Judice Independent arbitrator , Portugal
Wairimu Karanja Chief Legal Officer , Chief Compliance Officer , Persistent Energy Capital LLC , Kenya
Vladimir Khvalei Senior Partner , Mansors Law Firm , Russian Federation
Sae Youn Kim Attorney , Kim & Chang , Senior Member , International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation , Republic of Korea
Joongi Kim Professor , Yonsey University Law School , Republic of Korea
Wei Lee Lim Partner , WongPartnership LLP , Singapore
Winnie Ma Resident , The Arbitration Chambers , Singapore
Loretta Malintoppi International arbitrator , 39 Essex Chambers , Singapore
Lisa K. Miller Integrity Compliance Officer , Head , Integrity Compliance Unit , The World Bank Group , United States of America
Pierre Mayer Sole Practitioner and Avocat au barreau de Paris , France
Cristina Martinetti Partner , Elexi Law Firm , Italy
Cecilia Misu Senior Adviser , CMSQUARE GmbH , Germany
José Antonio Moreno Rodriguez Head , Altra Legal , Paraguay
Nahendran Navaratnam Barrister , Arbitrator , Navaratnam Chambers , Malaysia
Nagla Nassar Partner , Nassar Law , Egypt
Carmen Nuñez-Lagos International arbitrator , Founding partner at Nuñez-Lagos Arbitration, France
Michael Polkinghorne Partner , White & Case LLP , France
Laurence Shore Head of Arbitration Practice , Bonelli Erede Pappalardo Law Firm , Italy
Matthias Scherer Partner, Lalive, Switzerland
M. Ines Sola In House Counsel , Pan American Energy , Argentina
Stacie I. Strong Associate Professor, University of Sydney , Australia
Chuan Thye Tan Senior Counsel , Supreme Court of Singapore , Fellow , Chartered Institute of Arbitrators , Partner , Rajah & Tann , Singapore
May Tai Asia Managing Partner , Herbert Smith Freehills LLP , Hong Kong
Hiroyuki Tezuka Partner , Nishimura & Asahi , Japan
Habibatou Touré Partner , Habibatou Touré Law Firm , Senegal
Dorothy Udeme Ufot SAN Managing Partner , Dorothy Ufot & Co , Nigeria
Galina Zukova Partner , Zukova Legal , France