Survey on Scrutiny of Arbitral Institutions - Chapter 1 - Arbitral Institutions Under Scrutiny: ASA Special Series No. 40

Simone Hofbauer
Michael Burkart
Lara Bander
Mehtap Tari
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36 pages
March, 2013
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Simone HOFBAUER is a Senior Associate at Wenger & Vieli AG in Zurich. Her practice focuses on commercial arbitration, litigation, banking and financial services, as well as general corporate and commercial law. She has acted both as party representative and on behalf of arbitral tribunals (mostly as administrative secretary) in numerous domestic and international commercial arbitration cases, mainly in ICC, Swiss Rules and ad hoc proceedings. She holds an LL.M. degree in International Business Law from American University, Washington College of Law, and clerked with the District Court of Winterthur, Switzerland, prior to being admitted to the bar.

Michael BURKART is a Research Assistant and a PhD Candidate at the University of Lucerne. He works at the chair of Prof. Dr. Daniel Girsberger in the field of International Arbitration, Swiss and International Private, Business and Procedural Law and Comparative Law. Mr. Burkart graduated from the University of Lucerne and studied also at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago and at the University of Stockholm. He is a Member of Young ICCA. Mr. Burkart speaks German, English, French and Spanish.

Lara BANDER is a trainee Solicitor at the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski International LLP in London. A law graduate from King’s College, London, Lara spent the third year of her undergraduate programme studying French law at Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne. In 2011, Lara was awarded an LLM in International dispute settlement at the Graduate Institute of Geneva and the University of Geneva. Lara speaks English (native), French and Arabic.

Mehtap TARI HIRT is the in- house Counsel of Stucky SA in Switzerland, a consulting company offering engineering and consulting services in the fields of dams, water and energy. She is also founder and head of Legal Business Consulting, a Swiss registered company, active in international litigation and arbitration. Ms. Tari Hirt is a registered lawyer admitted to the Bar in Istanbul and a nominee for the Arbitrator List of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. International contract negotiation and drafting being her main activity, she is specialized in FIDIC contracts. She obtained her LLM degree at Graduate Institute and University of Geneva in International Dispute Settlement. She speaks Turkish, English and French fluently.