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Member Profiles

We regularly publish interviews with individuals from our wide-ranging membership.

Our members listed here tell us how they became involved in arbitration and how they achieved their current status.

They also give their views on the state of international arbitration today, diversity in the profession and the advice they would give to people starting out in ADR.

Doug Jones

Professor Doug Jones AO, C.Arb

In his interview, Doug talks of his route to membership, being awarded the distinguished title of Companion of CIArb and the challenges facing the growth of international arbitration.

Dr Fan Yang

Dr Fan Yang, FCIArb

Dr Yang outlines amongst other things what she finds rewarding, her opinion on the challenges women face in the field, challenges for the profession and what she gains from her Fellowship with CIArb.

Jocelyn Lim

Jocelyn Lim ACIArb

Jocelyn Lim ACIArb tells us about her route to becoming a member and of being involved with the CIArb Young Members Group (YMG).

Charles Kotuby Jr

Charles Kotuby Jr, FCIArb

Charles Kotuby is a Partner in the Global Disputes Practice of Jones Day in Washington D.C. He is an international law counsel who represents multinational corporations, sovereign states and state-owned entities in complex international disputes across a wide range of sectors, including oil & gas, aviation, and mining.

Michael McParland

Michael McParland QC, MCIArb

Michael McParland, QC, MCIArb, of Quadrant Chambers is a recognised international law expert with wide-ranging practice in commercial, civil and international advocacy. He was recently appointed to Queen’s Counsel and appears as an arbitration advocate in LMAA, ICC, LCIA, CAS and other tribunals.

Mercedes Tarrazon

Mercedes Tarrazón FCIArb

Mercedes Tarrazón FCIArb is an international arbitrator and mediator, who worked for many years as a practising lawyer in Spain.

In 2000, she provided Spain with its first set of institutional business mediation rules..

Stephen Walker FCIArb

Stephen Walker FCIArb

Stephen Walker FCIArb is an expert civil and commercial mediator with specialist training in online mediation, workplace and family mediation. He has written four books on how to get the best out of the mediation process, for clients, representatives and mediators.

Elina Zlatanska

Elina Zlatanska FCIArb

Elina Zlatanska FCIArb is a Visiting Research Fellow at CIArb and works mainly with the Institute’s Practice and Standards Committee. She specialises in International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation, and speaks Bulgarian, English, French and Spanish.

Doudko Artem

Artem Doudko FCIArb

Artem Doudko FCIArb is a member of CIArb’s YMG Steering Committee and Counsel at White & Case, London. He specialises in international arbitration and has experience of both investment and commercial arbitrations conducted in accordance with the LCIA, ICC, AAA and SCC rules.

Henry Minto

Henry Minto MCIArb

Henry Minto is a mediator based in London, who mediates on a wide variety of disputes, conflicts and disagreements. In his interview, Henry discusses what attracted him to mediation and the skills required to be an effective mediator

John Redmond

John Redmond C.Arb

The Chair of CIArb’s Panels Management Group, John Redmond, talks to us about his journey to becoming a full time adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator, and gives practical advice for those wishing to embark on careers as dispute resolvers.

Adedoyin Rhodes Vivour

Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, LLB, LLM (Lagos), M. A. (London), C.Arb

Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour is the managing partner at Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co, specialising in commercial transactions, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. She sits as an arbitrator and represents parties as counsel in arbitration proceedings. She tells us about the dispute resolution landscape in Nigeria, Chartered Arbitrator status and the Nigerian Branch

Jeffrey Benz FCIArb

Jeffrey Benz FCIArb

Jeffrey Benz FCIArb, Vice Chair of the North America Branch is a former athlete, whose interest in sports issues and rules skyrocketed into a career in the sports ADR field. Jeffrey discusses what prompted him to become General Counsel of the United States Olympic Committee, the challenges ahead and the need for diversity in ADR.

Sean Randall Morris

Sean Randall Morris MCIArb

Sean Randall Morris of St Catherine’s Chambers, has won three awards in recognition of his work in the ADR field. Sean discusses his latest achievements, his work as a construction arbitrator and the current challenges facing ADR.

Wai Yee Lam

Wai Yee Lam FCIArb

Wai Yee Lam has just become a Fellow of CIArb and a mother of two. Wai Yee discusses her early career as a Quantity Surveyor, her route to membership and future goals.

Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee FCIArb

Amanda Lee is a Senior Associate at Seymours specialising in international arbitration and commercial litigation. Amanda discusses membership and provides some advice to young arbitrators.

Leng Sun Chan SC C.Arb

Leng Sun Chan SC C.Arb

Based in Singapore, Leng Sun Chan is Baker & McKenzie’s Global Head of International Arbitration. He is a Chairperson of the arbitration panel jointly appointed by the EU and Korea under the Korea-EU FTA and is also on the panel of numerous leading arbitral institutions.

Louise Barrington FCIArb

Louise Barrington FCIArb

Louise Barrington is a Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator and Teacher. Combining practice with academic pursuits, she has taught international and commercial law in Australia, Canada, England, Hong Kong and the USA, and has arbitrated numerous cases under ICC, HKIAC and UNCITRAL Rules.

Robert Sliwinski FCIArb

Robert Sliwinski FCIArb

Based at SWL Chambers in London, Robert Sliwinski is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Arbitrator and Barrister. He is also the Chairman of CIArb’s Thames Valley Branch and counted amongst the leading arbitrators and adjudicators in the UK.

Kim Franklin QC C.Arb

Kim Franklin QC, C.Arb

Based at Crown Office Chambers in London, Kim Franklin works as a barrister, arbitrator and adjudicator. Kim discusses her route to membership, technically complex disputes and what she enjoys most about working in the international arbitration field.