About CyberArb

We are an initiative with a multidisciplinary and international legal & tech team at the intersection between cybersecurity and international arbitration/ADR. Our team is committed to:

  • Raising awareness and providing practical guidance in mitigating cyber-risks.
  • Developing practical tools such as roadmaps, annotated procedural order templates, workshops, blog articles, podcasts, and others. 
  • Promoting a proactive debate to develop best practices and foster an alternative dispute resolution system aligned to the digital era.

Multidisciplinary and international team 

Our projects

By providing a “hands-on” approach, our projects aim to go beyond the theory and focus on practical guidance about cybersecurity in International Arbitration. 

Workshops

In collaboration with different organisations and institutions in International Arbitration/ADR, we provide tailor-made and dynamic training sessions or (e-)conferences. We arrange also interviews with cybersecurity experts to unveil topics of interest. 

Toolkit

We elaborate practical material and guidance focus on Arbitration/ADR proceedings, such as infographics explaining measures on cybersecurity, Procedural Order templates, radar of attacks, among others.

CyberArb Journal

We aim to keep you updated and analyse the recent news and developments in the field of Cybersecurity that impact International Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution systems.

JOIN OUR TEAM! 

 CyberArb is formed by legal and tech professionals willing to exchange information and ideas about Cybersecurity in International Arbitration.  You decide on how you benefit.  By contributing to the discussion and engaging in our projects (Committees) or absorbing the information and points of view from others (Rapporteurs team).
 CyberArb is formed by legal and tech professionals willing to exchange information and ideas about Cybersecurity in International Arbitration.  You decide on how you benefit.  By contributing to the discussion and engaging in our projects (Committees) or absorbing the information and points of view from others (Rapporteurs team).

Our Team

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Sophie Nappert

Arbitrator in independent practice, based in London. Dual-qualified as an Avocat of the Bar of Quebec, Canada and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Mentor of CyberArb as well as Co-founder of ArbTech. She is recommended as a “leading light” in the field by Who’s Who Legal. 

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Mihaela Apostol

Civil law qualified lawyer with over 5 years of experience (PQE) in international and commercial arbitration acting as counsel and arbitral assistant/tribunal secretary.  Involved in various legal tech initiatives (ArbTech, CyberArb, and Delos Tech Channel) and has written an LL.M. Thesis on “Enforcement of Online Arbitration Awards”. 

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Wendy Gonzales

Founder of CyberArb. Spanish qualified lawyer based in The Netherlands. Obtaining certification by the CIArb and LLM in International Business Law with a major in Arbitration.  Disputes & Litigation counsel and cybersecurity delegate for ASUS in AMETIC, a National Association of Technology Companies.

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Carolina Mauro

Qualified Italian lawyer and member of the Udine bar association. LL.M in International Business Law at Queen Mary University of London. Based in London, particularly intrigued by data protection related issues and willing to explore the universe of IT/IP disputes. She is a member of Young ICCA and London VYAP.

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Karina Albers

FCIArb and Committee Member of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).  International arbitrator and mediator in London, Hamburg and Singapore.  Panel member of the SCMA Singapore, committee member of Maritime UK Women in Shipping, among others. 

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ADVISORY BOARD

Claire Morel

Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. Dual-qualified arbitration practitioner admitted to practice law in England & Wales and the U.S. (New York). She has acted as counsel and arbitrator. Experienced in disputes relating to technology, cybersecurity, secrecy, IP, among others.  Co-chair of the Young Professionals group of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC-YP).

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Patricia Saiz

Professor of International Arbitration at ESADE Law School, CIDS/MIDS and a lecturer at Columbia Law School’s U.S. Business Law Academy. She is also a regular guest speaker at Harvard Law School. She acts as president, party-appointed and sole arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations. She is also a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She is trained both in common law (LL.M. at Harvard Law School) and civil law (J.D. equivalent at ESADE Law School), and she is admitted to practice in New York, Washington D.C. and Spain.

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Niuscha Bassiri

Partner at Hanotiau & van den Berg.  Solid track-record as counsel and arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations under the major arbitral institutions and major arbitration rules , while governed by various procedural and substantive laws. According to Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2021, peers and clients describe her as excellent arbitrator; top speaker and extremely knowledgeable”. 

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Shobana Iyer

Shobana is a practising commercial barrister and arbitrator based in London with expertise in corporate compliance as well as dispute resolution. She is a Fellow and Committee Member of the London Branch of  CIArb, as well as Co-ViceChair of the Legal Services Committee and IT Panel Member for the Bar Council of England and Wales. She has particular experience in dealing with complex international cases involving IP, IT and corporate issues within various sectors including TMT, Finance, Energy, Sports and Creative (from Film, Fashion, Arts to Video Games) sectors.

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Wolf von Kumberg

Leading independent Arbitrator based out of London and Washington DC.  He has over 30 years’ experience in complex commercial disputes within international business with a particular focus on Technology, Cyber, Engineering/Infrastructure, Aviation, Defence and Investor State dispute resolution. He is a co-founder of AAA/ICDR AANS Panel which specialises in aerospace, security and defence related disputes.

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INFORMATION SECURITY COMMITTEE

Tony Gee

Security Consultant & Ethical Hacker at Pen Test Partners. For 15 years, Tony’s job has been either trying to break technology or defend it from attack.  This he has done everywhere from banks to mass transport systems.  He also speaks the world over at technology and cybersecurity events such as at ENISA, ISACA, among others.

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Martin Beckmann

With law and engineering degrees, solid experience in legal consulting and representation, contract management, industry group representation, general management, and many years experience in engineering. Focused on legal consultancy for the hi-tech and ICT industries, especially in the area of contracts, software licensing and copyright, and privacy/data protection.

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Kim Løwert

Application developer, advisor and owner of software consultancy company Appstract. Particularly interested in application development where collaboration, concurrency and context is in focus, as this is has been my focus over the past 14 years.

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Eric Maciá Lang

Has +10 years of experience an in-house IT and IP lawyer at Indra. He is a member of the Bar Association of Madrid and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a qualified Spanish mediator. Eric holds a master in Cybersecurity at ISDE and a certificate in privacy and data protection from Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.

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Fidan Karimli

Breach Response Services Manager at Beazley, a UK insurance firm. She’s also a cyber and privacy attorney, admitted to practice law in the states of California and New York. Experienced in complex white-collar and cybercrime investigations. Collected intelligence on cybercriminals and analyzed hard drives and other seized media, routinely testifying in grand jury hearings and attending proffer sessions. 

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DIGITAL COMMITTEE

Aram Aghababyan

Content Marketing Manager at Jus Mundi, he is a qualified attorney in Armenia and a current LLM student at the University of Amsterdam specialized in international investment law & arbitration. LLM degree from the American University of Armenia and a BS degree in information technologies and statistics from the Armenian State University of Economics. Previously, working as an IT project manager at SFL. Interested in cybersecurity, legal tech, DLT dispute resolution & e-Evidence in arbitration.

Katie Hyman

Widely experienced in international dispute resolution. She is dual-qualified as an English solicitor and New York attorney and is admitted as a special legal consultant in the District of Columbia. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E and CIPP/US), a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), and advises multinational clients on data protection, development, implementation and enhancement of their privacy, cybersecurity and risk management programs.

Veronika Pavlovskaya

Senior Associate at Arzinger Law Offices (Minsk, Belarus) and the Chief Coordinator at Young ADR Belarus. Specializes in dispute resolution and technology law. Interested in the use of technology in dispute resolution often takes part in legal-tech hackathons. Attended the advanced course in Investment Arbitration at the Arbitration Academy in Paris, did an internship at the ICC and her LLM at Queen Mary University of London (Chevening Scholar). 

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Cemre Çise Kadıoğlu

Member of Istanbul and the New York Bar. LLM degree from Georgetown University in International Business and Economic Law with International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Certificate. She is a former Fulbright scholar, and Vis Moot Alumni. She is also a Ph.D. candidate working on blockchain and smart contracts in online dispute resolution

Toolkit

By CyberArb

Arbitrators online identity

Arbitrators online identity

Practical tips to navigate social media avoiding the pitfalls. The infographic and the full report of the webinar "Arbitrators and their online identity: a double-edged sword" were originally published on Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 4 May 2021

The CyberArb Roadmap

The CyberArb Roadmap

Practical guidance to enhance cybersecurity in arbitration proceedings. The full article and the infographic were originally published on Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 27 March 2021

The CyberArb Journal

The CyberArb Journal aims to provide relevant information and updates on international arbitration. The CyberArb team endeavours to pragmatically provide you in-deep insights on cybersecurity that impact international arbitration and alternative dispute mechanisms. 

CyberArb welcomes a proactive debate and encourages interested stakeholders to share their ideas, experiences, and opinions, to develop best practices and foster a digital age-ready arbitration system, to everyone’s benefit.

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