28 Jan 2022

Independent arbitration specialists Arbitra International adds trio of new members

Latest arrivals add global arbitration experience in UK, UAE and Italy

(l-r) Lara Hammoud, Shan Greer and Monique Sasson Images courtesy of Arbitra International

Arbitration services firm Arbitra International has expanded its membership with a trio of experienced commercial arbitrators who will deepen its pool of independent arbitration experts around the world.

The new members include Lara Hammoud in the UAE, Shan Greer in London and Monique Sasson in Italy, taking Arbitra’s roster of independent arbitrators to 26, adding to the six members who joined in October.

Owen Lawrence, chief executive of Arbitra, said the trio “further confirms the breadth and depth of our increasingly global and diverse membership. They form an important part of Arbitra’s offering, giving clients a greater choice, as we impartially advise them as to their selection options for individuals best-suited to resolve their disputes, including our members.”

He added: “All three arbitrators support our strategic goal of being the go-to provider of independent arbitrators in the market.”

Hammoud has more than 20 years of international arbitration experience, specialising in a range of sectors, including construction and engineering, banking and finance, energy, oil and gas and general commercial disputes. She has been a senior corporate counsel at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company since 2014, having previously worked in private practice for Shearman & Sterling and also serving as deputy counsel at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

Greer also has more than 20 years of experience arbitrating on complex, high-value disputes, having practised as a lawyer at firms including Spencer West and Burges Salmon in the UK and Floissac Fleming & Associates in St. Lucia. Her independent arbitration experience includes sitting on large infrastructure and construction projects, as well as oil and gas, hotel development and banking and finance disputes, among others.

Sasson, meantime, has almost three decades of international disputes experience, most recently working as of counsel at D|R Arbitration and Litigation in Milan. She has been involved in several investment treaty disputes, as well as advising companies on the viability of such disputes. Her other sectoral experience includes infrastructure, corporate and joint venture disputes.

Sasson said: “Arbitra has one of the largest rosters of dedicated independent arbitrators. Their members help resolve important complex commercial disputes globally, acting as a perfect platform for me to continue to develop my career as an arbitrator.”

Sasson has become a member of Arbitra International shortly after Italy launched civil proceedings reform to speed and simplify dispute resolution

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