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Editors in Chief

Meet our team of global lawyers who are leading LIR across the globe.

Principal Legal at Cerro Matoso S.A. (South32); lawyer from Universidad del Rosario de Colombia; specialist in International Business Law from Universidad de los Andes de Colombia; and with a Masters (LLM) in International Commercial Law from University College London (UCL).

Andrea Hernández

Colombia Editor in Chief

Senior Manager leading TMT / IP practice in Olesiński & Wspólnicy. Multiply awarded both individually and as a practice leader by Legal 500 in Data Protection as well as Technology, Media and Telecommunications areas, recognized as “Dealmaker of the Year”, awarded by Republic of Poland Patent Office for the best paper in Intellectual Property area. Specializes in technology transfers, regulating cross-border data & technology flows and commercializing data-driven concepts.

Andrzej Boboli

Poland Editor in Chief

Miss Jara is a Director at Werksmans Attorneys, a legal firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds an LLB Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She also completed an LLM Degree (with merit) at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. In 2019, Athi was recognised as one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans in the Justice and Law Category.

Athi Jara

South Africa Editor in Chief

Senior associate at Baysal & Demir with experience of high-value cross-border disputes, many of which involve multiple parties and jurisdictions.He advises and represents clients in international commercial arbitrations across various sectors, including construction, insurance and financial services. Master of Law in International Dispute Resolution and Economic Law (LL.M.) from the Queen Mary University of London.

Bilge Kağan Çevik​

Türkiye Editor in Chief

Corporate lawyer with expertise in startups, venture capital, and cross-border transactions. Since 2009, she has been practicing corporate and commercial law in Hong Kong. Her practice encompasses fundraising, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), venture capital and private equity investments, joint ventures, cross-border investments, and general corporate counsel. Cermain’s work motto, “Growing with clients, becoming friends,” exemplifies her commitment to being an integral part of her clients’ long-term success.

Cermain Cheung

China & Hong Kong Editor in Chief

Partner at Leaua Damcali Deaconu Paunescu – LDDP, Romania. She holds an LL.M Degree in International Arbitration from the Faculty of Law of the Bucharest University. Her practice focuses on investment and international commercial arbitration, construction and aviation law; she is the co-author of a chapter published in the book “Arbitration in Romania. A Practitioner’s Guide”, as well as of several articles published in renowned law reviews, in the field of international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, construction and aviation law.

Corina Tanase

Romania Editor in Chief

Daryna is a foreign associate (Ukrainian qualified) of the Munich Arbitration team at Hogan Lovells. Previously she was a senior associate in a major Ukrainian law firm, and she uses her thus gained extensive experience now in acting for states, businesses, and individuals in investment arbitration as well as when handling complex commercial arbitrations. Her main focus is in the CIS and Eastern Europe. Daryna also routinely acts as a tribunal secretary in international arbitration cases.

Daryna Hrebeniuk

Ukraine Editor in Chief

LL.M. and Senior Partner at TIGGES Rechtsanwälte headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. He specializes in core areas of international business law. With more than 15 years of professional experience, he advises German and international companies on complex legal issues related to the establishment of companies, expansion abroad, cross-border commercial activities and transactions in the corporate and real estate sectors (M&A). A particular focus of his work is German-Polish business relations. As a native speaker of German and Polish, he advises medium-sized and large companies on both sides of the Oder on cross-border trade activities and investments.

Dr. Dominik Wagner

Germany Editor in Chief

With more than a decade of experience in Banking & Finance, Federico leads the Fintech practice at Ferrere, Uruguay. He has been recognized by prestigious international publications, such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR. He teaches Banking Law at Universidad Católica del Uruguay, and is the author of several publications in his fields. Graduated as lawyer from Universidad de Montevideo (2012), holds an LLM from New York University School of Law.

Federico Lemos

Uruguay Editor in Chief

Dual qualified lawyer (NY/USA and Brazil) with 10+ years of experience advising corporations and financial institutions in corporate, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, as well as general cross-border matters, with a special focus on Brazil. He holds a master in laws (LL.M.) from The University of Chicago Law School and a law degree (LL.B.) from The University of São Paulo Law School (USP). Felipe is also a certified international privacy professional – Europe (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Felipe Lacerda

Brazil Editor in Chief

Jacob Alexander is a Partner at CrestlLaw Partners, Bangalore. He holds a BBA.LLB degree from the School of Law, Christ University and completed his Masters in Law (LLM) from University College London, with a specialism in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, focusing on commercial remedies, international commercial arbitration and mediation and negotiation. Jacob’s practice and area of expertise is in commercial disputes, Insolvency, Mergers and Amalgamation, oppression and mismanagement of Companies and Arbitration law, having conducted arbitrations in construction and infrastructure contracts, and various contractual disputes.

Jacob Alexander

India Editor in Chief

Senior Associate at ROWAN LEGAL in Prague. He obtained a Masters’ law degree at the Law Faculty, Charles University in Prague (2015). After qualifying with the Czech Bar (2019), he completed with a Distinction an LL.M. degree in Competition Law at the Faculty of Laws, University College London (2022). His practice focuses especially on competition law / antitrust and regulatory matters in various sectors, including particularly regulated network industries. He also regularly engages in academic activities in those fields of law.

Jiří Mňuk

Czech Republic Editor in Chief

Associate Attorney at Díaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance, Bogotá. Former prosecutor at the Office of the Attorney General of Colombia in money laundering cases, tax offences and other white-collar crimes; lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; specialist in criminal justice and criminology from Universidad Externado; and with a Master in law (LLM) from University College London (UCL).

Marcelo Buendía

Colombia Editor in Chief

Studied law in Canada, Mexico and the United States, and currently advises governments and investors in international arbitrations as a senior associate at Hogan Lovells. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), and former Board Secretary of the North American Branch of the CIArb. In addition, he is a listed arbitrator in some of the world’s leading arbitration centers. Previously, he served as a legal intern at the Supreme Court of New York.

Orlando F. Cabrera

Mexico Editor in Chief

Hugo leads the Business Development, Marketing and Communication department at González Calvillo. He is a lawyer with more than 15 years of experience working in the USA, Europe and Latin America both in the legal field as well as in-house. Prior to Gonzalez Calvillo, Hugo worked for the antitrust and commercial litigation practices of Hausfeld in London and actively worked with various litigation finance funds. He is a graduate from ITESM in Monterrey has a master's degree in law from University College London.

Hugo Peña

Mexico Editor in Chief

COO at Colab. Columbia Law Schol (LL.M. ‘17), National University of Asuncion (Law Degree ’14). Leader of the innovation team at Colab with 10+ years of experience in all types of cross border finance, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and tax matters.

Mauricio Salgueiro

Paraguay Editor in Chief

Attorney with a Law degree and a Diploma in Economic Law from Universidad de Navarra – Spain, and a Law degree from Universidad Hemisferios – Ecuador. Former Secretary General & Attorney for Universidad Hemisferios. Currently constitutional jurisdictional expert, advising in Ecuador´s Constitutional Court. Also has several certificates in multiple legal and business fields.

Sebastián Zaldumbide

Ecuador Editor in Chief

Associate at Alta Batalla, member and sub coordinator of the Dispute Resolution practice. Law degree Summa Cum Laude with emphasis in Technology, E-commerce and Telecommunications from Universidad de Costa Rica. Member of the Young Arbitrators Subcommittee of the ADR and Arbitration Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Costa Rican Chapter and organizer of the Competencia Interuniversitaria de Arbitraje Moot ICC Costa Rica. Her practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, and arbitration proceedings.

Sophia Villalta

Costa Rica Editor in Chief

International Lawyer at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, in New York. Formerly Senior Associate at Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas, in Lima. He is a lawyer by the University of Lima and Masters In Law by NYU Law School. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate and financial law.

Rafael Lulli

Peru Editor in Chief

Kami Haeri

France Editor in Chief

Dual-qualified attorney – Panama and New York – specialized in matters pertaining to international commercial and investment dispute resolution. He is an associate at Morgan & Morgan Legal (Panama City). Studied law and political science in Panama and holds two LL.M. degrees from the New York University School of Law and the University of Miami School of Law.

Alejandro Chevalier

Panama Editor in Chief

Andrea Hernández
    Andrea Hernández

    Colombia Editor in Chief

    Principal Legal at Cerro Matoso S.A. (South32); lawyer from Universidad del Rosario de Colombia; specialist in International Business Law from Universidad de los Andes de Colombia; and with a Masters (LLM) in International Commercial Law from University College London (UCL).

    Andrzej Boboli
      Andrzej Boboli

      Poland Editor in Chief

      Senior Manager leading TMT / IP practice in Olesiński & Wspólnicy. Multiply awarded both individually and as a practice leader by Legal 500 in Data Protection as well as Technology, Media and Telecommunications areas, recognized as “Dealmaker of the Year”, awarded by Republic of Poland Patent Office for the best paper in Intellectual Property area. Specializes in technology transfers, regulating cross-border data & technology flows and commercializing data-driven concepts.

      Athi Jara
        Athi Jara

        South Africa Editor in Chief

        Miss Jara is a Director at Werksmans Attorneys, a legal firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds an LLB Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She also completed an LLM Degree (with merit) at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. In 2019, Athi was recognised as one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans in the Justice and Law Category.

        Bilge Kağan Çevik​
          Bilge Kağan Çevik​

          Türkiye Editor in Chief

          Senior associate at Baysal & Demir with experience of high-value cross-border disputes, many of which involve multiple parties and jurisdictions.He advises and represents clients in international commercial arbitrations across various sectors, including construction, insurance and financial services. Master of Law in International Dispute Resolution and Economic Law (LL.M.) from the Queen Mary University of London.

          Cermain Cheung
            Cermain Cheung

            China & Hong Kong Editor in Chief

            Corporate lawyer with expertise in startups, venture capital, and cross-border transactions. Since 2009, she has been practicing corporate and commercial law in Hong Kong. Her practice encompasses fundraising, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), venture capital and private equity investments, joint ventures, cross-border investments, and general corporate counsel. Cermain’s work motto, “Growing with clients, becoming friends,” exemplifies her commitment to being an integral part of her clients’ long-term success.

            Corina Tanase
              Corina Tanase

              Romania Editor in Chief

              Partner at Leaua Damcali Deaconu Paunescu – LDDP, Romania. She holds an LL.M Degree in International Arbitration from the Faculty of Law of the Bucharest University. Her practice focuses on investment and international commercial arbitration, construction and aviation law; she is the co-author of a chapter published in the book “Arbitration in Romania. A Practitioner’s Guide”, as well as of several articles published in renowned law reviews, in the field of international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, construction and aviation law.

              Daryna Hrebeniuk
                Daryna Hrebeniuk

                Ukraine Editor in Chief

                Daryna is a foreign associate (Ukrainian qualified) of the Munich Arbitration team at Hogan Lovells. Previously she was a senior associate in a major Ukrainian law firm, and she uses her thus gained extensive experience now in acting for states, businesses, and individuals in investment arbitration as well as when handling complex commercial arbitrations. Her main focus is in the CIS and Eastern Europe. Daryna also routinely acts as a tribunal secretary in international arbitration cases.

                Dr. Dominik Wagner
                  Dr. Dominik Wagner

                  Germany Editor in Chief

                  LL.M. and Senior Partner at TIGGES Rechtsanwälte headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. He specializes in core areas of international business law. With more than 15 years of professional experience, he advises German and international companies on complex legal issues related to the establishment of companies, expansion abroad, cross-border commercial activities and transactions in the corporate and real estate sectors (M&A). A particular focus of his work is German-Polish business relations. As a native speaker of German and Polish, he advises medium-sized and large companies on both sides of the Oder on cross-border trade activities and investments.

                  Federico Lemos
                    Federico Lemos

                    Uruguay Editor in Chief

                    With more than a decade of experience in Banking & Finance, Federico leads the Fintech practice at Ferrere, Uruguay. He has been recognized by prestigious international publications, such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR. He teaches Banking Law at Universidad Católica del Uruguay, and is the author of several publications in his fields. Graduated as lawyer from Universidad de Montevideo (2012), holds an LLM from New York University School of Law.

                    Felipe Lacerda
                      Felipe Lacerda

                      Brazil Editor in Chief

                      Dual qualified lawyer (NY/USA and Brazil) with 10+ years of experience advising corporations and financial institutions in corporate, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, as well as general cross-border matters, with a special focus on Brazil. He holds a master in laws (LL.M.) from The University of Chicago Law School and a law degree (LL.B.) from The University of São Paulo Law School (USP). Felipe is also a certified international privacy professional – Europe (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

                      Jacob Alexander
                        Jacob Alexander

                        India Editor in Chief

                        Jacob Alexander is a Partner at CrestlLaw Partners, Bangalore. He holds a BBA.LLB degree from the School of Law, Christ University and completed his Masters in Law (LLM) from University College London, with a specialism in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, focusing on commercial remedies, international commercial arbitration and mediation and negotiation. Jacob’s practice and area of expertise is in commercial disputes, Insolvency, Mergers and Amalgamation, oppression and mismanagement of Companies and Arbitration law, having conducted arbitrations in construction and infrastructure contracts, and various contractual disputes.

                        Jiří Mňuk
                          Jiří Mňuk

                          Czech Republic Editor in Chief

                          Senior Associate at ROWAN LEGAL in Prague. He obtained a Masters’ law degree at the Law Faculty, Charles University in Prague (2015). After qualifying with the Czech Bar (2019), he completed with a Distinction an LL.M. degree in Competition Law at the Faculty of Laws, University College London (2022). His practice focuses especially on competition law / antitrust and regulatory matters in various sectors, including particularly regulated network industries. He also regularly engages in academic activities in those fields of law.

                          Marcelo Buendía
                            Marcelo Buendía

                            Colombia Editor in Chief

                            Associate Attorney at Díaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance, Bogotá. Former prosecutor at the Office of the Attorney General of Colombia in money laundering cases, tax offences and other white-collar crimes; lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; specialist in criminal justice and criminology from Universidad Externado; and with a Master in law (LLM) from University College London (UCL).

                            Orlando F. Cabrera
                              Orlando F. Cabrera

                              Mexico Editor in Chief

                              Studied law in Canada, Mexico and the United States, and currently advises governments and investors in international arbitrations as a senior associate at Hogan Lovells. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), and former Board Secretary of the North American Branch of the CIArb. In addition, he is a listed arbitrator in some of the world’s leading arbitration centers. Previously, he served as a legal intern at the Supreme Court of New York.

                              Hugo Peña
                                Hugo Peña

                                Mexico Editor in Chief

                                Hugo leads the Business Development, Marketing and Communication department at González Calvillo. He is a lawyer with more than 15 years of experience working in the USA, Europe and Latin America both in the legal field as well as in-house. Prior to Gonzalez Calvillo, Hugo worked for the antitrust and commercial litigation practices of Hausfeld in London and actively worked with various litigation finance funds. He is a graduate from ITESM in Monterrey has a master's degree in law from University College London.

                                Mauricio Salgueiro
                                  Mauricio Salgueiro

                                  Paraguay Editor in Chief

                                  COO at Colab. Columbia Law Schol (LL.M. ‘17), National University of Asuncion (Law Degree ’14). Leader of the innovation team at Colab with 10+ years of experience in all types of cross border finance, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and tax matters.

                                  Rafael Lulli
                                    Rafael Lulli

                                    Peru Editor in Chief

                                    International Lawyer at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, in New York. Formerly Senior Associate at Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas, in Lima. He is a lawyer by the University of Lima and Masters In Law by NYU Law School. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate and financial law.

                                    Sebastián Zaldumbide
                                      Sebastián Zaldumbide

                                      Ecuador Editor in Chief

                                      Attorney with a Law degree and a Diploma in Economic Law from Universidad de Navarra – Spain, and a Law degree from Universidad Hemisferios – Ecuador. Former Secretary General & Attorney for Universidad Hemisferios. Currently constitutional jurisdictional expert, advising in Ecuador´s Constitutional Court. Also has several certificates in multiple legal and business fields.

                                      Sophia Villalta
                                        Sophia Villalta

                                        Costa Rica Editor in Chief

                                        Associate at Alta Batalla, member and sub coordinator of the Dispute Resolution practice. Law degree Summa Cum Laude with emphasis in Technology, E-commerce and Telecommunications from Universidad de Costa Rica. Member of the Young Arbitrators Subcommittee of the ADR and Arbitration Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Costa Rican Chapter and organizer of the Competencia Interuniversitaria de Arbitraje Moot ICC Costa Rica. Her practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, and arbitration proceedings.

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