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Arbitrators of the 2023 Final
Wen Dai is a Partner in Zhong Lun’s Dispute Resolution practice group focusing on international and domestic arbitration. Before joining Zhong Lun, Ms. Dai had worked with China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) in Beijing and the Swedish law firm Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyra AB in Hong Kong for fifteen years.
Ms. Dai has handled hundreds of arbitration cases, as counsel, arbitrator, case administrator, or as award scrutinizer, ranging from the international sale of goods, joint venture, equity transfer, energy, construction, and real estate. She has represented clients in cases applying the CIETAC Rules, the UNCITRAL Rules, the HKIAC Administered Rules, the ICC Rules, and the SCC Rules. Ms. Dai currently represents and advises clients on arbitrations in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden, and other jurisdictions, as well as lawsuits before various people’s courts in China.
Her clients are mainly multinational companies, foreign-invested enterprises, large state-owned enterprises, and private enterprises. She is a sitting arbitrator panelist for RAC, CIETAC, HKIAC, SHIAC, SCIA, as well as other domestic Chinese arbitration institutions. Wen is also a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Mino Han is a Partner at Peter & Kim, specializing in construction and engineering disputes. He has acted as counsel in various international arbitrations conducted under the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, KCAB or JCAA Rules. He also sat as arbitrator in an ICC, and a KCAB arbitration. Mino Han received an MSc degree for Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College London in 2018. His dissertation “The meaning and scope of ‘consequential loss’ exclusion clauses - A comparative law analysis between English law and Korean law” received a distinction grade.
He qualified as Korean lawyer in 2009 and was admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales in 2019. Mr. Han has been recommended in Who’s Who Legal as "one of the few elite international dispute lawyers in Korea". He is also a DIS (German Arbitration Institute) Council Member and the ICC YAAF Regional Representative for Korea (2021-2025 term).
Julia Popelysheva is a Chief Legal Officer at Yandex. Prior to joining Yandex in August 2018, Julia worked as counsel at Clifford Chance (Moscow), where she specialized in all aspects of litigation and arbitration, both domestic and international, over the course of her fifteen-year career.
She is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (FCIArb) since 2014 and ICA Associate member (AICA) since 2020. Ms. Popelysheva holds a Master’s degree cum laude in Russian and Foreign Procedural Law from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia.
Arbitrators of the 2021 Final
Jan Paulsson was a Founding Partner of Three Crowns LLP, an international arbitration firm with offices in Washington DC, London, and Paris. Professor Paulsson is one of the world's leading experts on international arbitration, has acted as an advocate or arbitrator in hundreds of arbitrations in all familiar venues. Mr. Paulsson is a former President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, a member of the International Board of the AAA, and a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Court. He is the former President of the London Court of International Arbitration, and a former Vice-President of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. He holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair as Professor of Law at the University of Miami. Professor Paulsson is a graduate of Harvard College, Yale Law School, and the University of Paris.
Margaret L. Moses
Margaret L. Moses is the Mary Ann G. McMorrow Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for International Law and Practice at Loyola University Chicago. A scholar in the field of international commercial arbitration, the third edition of her treatise on international commercial arbitration was published in March 2017 by Cambridge University Press. Her teaching and writings are informed by her participation as an arbitrator or advocate in arbitrations under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce, Court of Arbitration and the American Arbitration Association's International Centre for Dispute Resolution, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. In addition to arbitration, her areas of interest and research include international business transactions, international letters of credit, and international trade finance. Her articles on arbitration, international letters of credit, good faith, and other topics have appeared in many U.S. law reviews, as well as in foreign and international journals. She has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences in many different countries. Professor Moses heads Loyola Chicago’s Vis Moot Arbitration program, which sends students to compete in both Vienna and Hong Kong. Before joining the Loyola Chicago law faculty, Professor Moses practiced in New York, Paris, Milan and New Jersey. She has a J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law and a Ph.D. degree from Indiana University.
Andrey Shirvindt is associate professor of civil law at Lomonosov Moscow State University and professor of the law of obligations at the Alexeev Research Centre of Private Law. After studying in Moscow and Berlin, he graduated from the Russian State University for Humanities in 2004. He then received an LL.M. degree from Manchester University (2005) and a degree of master of private law from the Russian School of Private Law (2008). In 2011, the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences awarded him a doctoral degree in law for a thesis on Roman law. The main subject areas of Prof. Shirvindt’s research and teaching are Russian civil law (law of obligations, contract law, and property law) and Roman law as well as legal methodology, comparative law, unification of law. He has published about 75 works (books, articles, case notes, book reviews etc.) on these matters. Prof. Shirvindt holds associate membership of the International Academy of Comparative Law and the fellowship of the European Law Institute (ELI) (since 2019 Member of the Council). Practical experiences of Andrey Shirvindt embrace legal advice and arbitration in domestic and international disputes.