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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.

Izak Rosenfeld

Izak C. Rosenfeld ACIArb

Izak C. Rosenfeld is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is a Director on the Board for the CIArb Canada Branch. He is an Articling Student (Trainee Lawyer) at Macdonald Sager Manis LLP, a full-service commercial law firm in downtown Toronto, and is admitted to practice as a licensed attorney in the State of New York. 


Sean Galliher ACIArb

Sean Galliher ACIArb

Sean Galliher ACIArb has worked as a Associate General Counsel at Skechers for 12 years. During his time at Skechers Sean has been involved in an investigation in New York City involving bloody footprints at a crime scene, an arbitration in Switzerland, a merger in Panama, employment issues in France and Belgium and helping set up a distributorship in Japan


Joan Stearns Johnsen

Joan Stearns Johnsen FCIArb

Joan Stearns Johnsen is a fellow of CIArb. Joan teaches negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, including international arbitration, at the University of Florida Levin College of Law where she is also fortunate to coach the Vis Moot Court Team. She has been practising ADR for over 30 years.


Kabir Duggal

Kabir Duggal MCIArb

Kabir Duggal MCIArb, is part of CIArb’s Young Members Group as well as an Associate with Arnold &Porter. Kabir also teaches at Columbia Law School, manages the journal of arbitration at Columbia Law School, and works for the UN Office for Least Developed Countries.


Kieran Chauhan FCIArb

Kieran Chauhan FCIArb

Kieran Chauhan, 28, a Partner at Hepher Associates Limited, one of the longest established (est. 1988) Claims, Dispute Resolution and Contracts Specialist Consultants based in Dubai, discusses his recent election as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

Vanessa Malaluan ACIArb

Vanessa Malaluan ACIArb holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, and currently taking her LLM/MSc Construction Law and Arbitration at Robert Gordon University. She has worked in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Qatar as a Planning Engineer for both Construction and Oil & Gas industries since 2004