Nancy M. Thevenin is Special Counsel in the New York office of Baker & McKenzie and the global coordinator of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group. She routinely advises on arbitration institutions, mediation, disputes boards and expertise proceedings, ad hoc cases and use of pre-arbitral referee procedures. Her experience includes handling international commercial mediation and arbitration under the auspices of the AAA, ICC and ICDR. Ms. Thevenin has handled disputes in
various industries, including construction and engineering, financial services, commercial real estate and aviation, often involving issues concerning M&A, sales, distribution, licensing, technology transfer and leasing agreements. She currently serves as co-chair of the International Arbitration & ADR Committee of the International Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, vice-chair of the Arbitration Law Committee of the Inter-American Bar Association and executive committee member of the American Branch of the International Law Association. Before joining Baker & McKenzie, Ms. Thevenin served as deputy director of arbitration and ADR for North America for the ICC International Court of Arbitration in New York.
Gerald Kuppusamy is a Senior Associate in the Singapore office of Baker & McKenzie. He advises clients on cross-border litigation and international arbitration in a wide variety of commercial disputes. He has represented clients in courts in Singapore and New York, and in arbitrations under the arbitration rules of the ICC, SIAC, NASD (now FINRA), AAA and in ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL rules. He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
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Jürgen Mark is a Partner in the Düsseldorf office of Baker & McKenzie and a member of the Firm’s European Dispute Resolution Practice Group Steering Committee. His practice covers a wide range of domestic and international disputes involving litigation and arbitration in the areas of commercial and company law, product liability law and distribution law. He has handled complex litigation, as well as ICC, DIS and ad hoc arbitrations. Mr. Mark has also acted as arbitrator on arbitration panels for the ICC and DIS relating to corporate and post-M&A disputes, major construction projects, product distribution and product liability. He is a member of the German Lawyer’s Association, International Bar Association, German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), London Court of International Arbitration, Swiss Arbitration Association, International Law Association, German Association for Intellectual Property & Copyright,
German-American Lawyers’ Association and Canadian-German Lawyers’ Association.
Edward Poulton is a Partner in the London office of Baker & McKenzie and a member of the Firm’s Global Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He focuses his practice on international arbitration, complex litigation, commercial and investment treaty arbitration and public international law. His experience ranges from contract and M&A disputes to more specialist claims in the banking sector and investment treaty claims. He has acted as advisor and advocate in many international arbitrations under the rules of the major arbitral institutions, and is currently serving as arbitrator under both the ICC and LCIA rules. Mr. Poulton’s client base covers a wide range of sectors, including financial services, electronics, aviation and telecommunications. He is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales, ICC, LCIA, Young International Arbitration Group and Investment Protection Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
Jeremy Winter is a Partner in the London office of Baker & McKenzie and a member of the Firm’s Global Dispute Resolution Group. Mr. Winter advises on a wide range of construction and infrastructure projects and has experience doing so in over 30 different countries, particularly in Europe, the Middle East, the CIS and Africa. His experience includes a wide range of contractual disputes, with a strong focus on international arbitration. He has been increasingly successful in resolving issues before they must be handled through formal litigation or arbitration. As solicitor advocate, he is able to conduct cases in the
high courts – including appeals from arbitrations and adjudications. Mr. Winter is a contributing author of International Arbitration Checklists, 2nd Ed. (Juris 2008) and International Commercial Arbitration – Practical Perspectives (CCLM 2001).
Mathias Wittinghofer is a Partner in the Frankfurt office of Baker & McKenzie and a member of the Firm’s Global Dispute Resolution Practice Group. A member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and double-qualified as a German attorney-at-law and a solicitor (England & Wales), Mr. Wittinghofer routinely handles international arbitration proceedings, most notably in the areas of post-M&A and banking and finance dispute resolution. He has handled a wide variety of disputes both before German state courts as well as in national and international arbitrations before all major arbitral institutions. His clients include international corporations, banks, private equity firms and other members of the banking & finance industry. Mr. Wittinghofer has published several articles and spoken extensively on the topic of
international arbitration, and recently completed the theoretical training required to qualify as a Fachanwalt für Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht (attorney specialized in banking and finance).
Urs Zenhäusern is a Partner in the Zurich office of Baker & McKenzie. Mr. Zenhäusern mainly handles commercial, transactional and intellectual property disputes before state courts and international arbitral tribunals. He has acted as sole arbitrator, chairman and secretary of arbitration panels and as counsel in domestic and international litigation and arbitration. He also advises clients on antitrust law and sports law, as well as on legal matters related to unfair competition and distribution, agency and licensing contracts. Mr. Zenhäusern is a frequent writer and speaker at seminars on litigation and arbitration law and intellectual property law topics. He is a member of the Swiss Arbitration Association, German Institution of Arbitration, International Bar Association, International Law Association, Licensing Executives Society, AIPPI and INGRES.
Grant Hanessian is a Partner in the New York office of Baker & McKenzie. Mr. Hanessian serves as co-chair of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group and chair of the Litigation/Dispute Resolution department of the New York office. He has more than 25 years of experience serving as counsel and arbitrator in disputes concerning contract, energy, construction, commodities, financial services, insurance, intellectual property and other matters. Mr. Hanessian is a member of the Commission on Arbitration of the ICC and the ICC Task Force on Arbitration Involving States or State Entities, as well as the American Society of International Law, American Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, American Arbitration Association and London Court of International Arbitration. He is an editor of this publication and co-editor of the Gulf War Claims Reporter (ILI/Kluwer, 1998) and International Arbitration Checklists (Juris Pub., 2d ed., 2008).
Luis Peretti is a Senior Associate in the São Paulo office of Trench Rossi e Watanabe, which is the Brazilian firm associated with Baker & McKenzie. Mr. Peretti handles both international and domestic arbitration cases, including ancillary court proceedings. He has experience in arbitrations administered by the ICC and the largest Brazilian arbitration institutions. His experience covers disputes concerning resolution of construction, engineering, corporate, distribution and intellectual property agreements. He is a member of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and of the Young Chinese European Arbitration Centre (CEAC). He is also a member of the Brazilian Bar Association.
David Zaslowsky is a Partner in the New York office of Baker & McKenzie. Mr. Zaslowsky has practiced in the area of international commercial litigation and arbitration for more than 27 years. He has appeared in various federal and state courts (trial and appellate) throughout the country and has participated in arbitrations, both inside and outside the United States, before the AAA, ICC, ICDR, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, HKIAC and NASD, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. Mr. Zaslowsky currently serves on the ICC Task Force on Decisions as to Costs. He is included in the Chambers USA Guide for his expertise in International Arbitration. He is also on the roster of arbitrators for the ICDR and the AAA.