Today, I am not talking to one person but to four people about the metaverse and more precisely MetaverseLegal. MetaverseLegal was launched in January 2022 as a decentralised LinkedIn page dedicated to the legal implications of the metaverse. It offers a cross-practice resource for lawyers to understand the metaverse. MetaverseLegal was initiated by Ekaterina Oger Grivnova, who handed over decentralised governance to administrators – who are volunteers contributing to the MetaverseLegal community.
Today, I am talking to Stefanie Efstathiou. Stefanie is a Greek-German jurist (LL.M. mult.), admitted as an Attorney at Law in Greece and recently qualified in Germany. She is a Foreign Associate in the Arbitration Team of Hogan Lovells in Munich working mainly in the field of international commercial arbitration.
Dana has been recognized as a leader in international arbitration in various directories and she is active within the international arbitration field across arbitral institutions and organizations. Dana is a committed leader in the diversity and inclusion space and holds several positions. Among them is her positon as President of the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen since 2018, after having joined the Board in 2016.
Triinu Hiob is a partner at NJORD Law Firm where she heads the firm’s dispute resolution practice in Estonia. She has 20 years of litigation experience but her special interest lies in alternative dispute resolution, especially international arbitration. Triinu both acts as counsel and serves as arbitrator under various institutional rules. Since July 2018, she is a Court member at the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
Today, we are talking to the international lawyer, Jean-Rémi de Maistre, CEO and co-founder of the Paris-based startup Jus Mundi. Jus Mundi is a global search engine for legal information and people founded in 2019, by a team of five engineers and one lawyer.
Today we are talking to Elizabeth (Lizzie) Chan, Associate at Three Crowns LLP in London. Lizzie specialises in international commercial and international investment treaty arbitration. She is a Solicitor-Advocate in England and Wales, and is also admitted in New York and New Zealand.
Lucy is a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Past Chair, International Committee, Dispute Resolution Section, American Bar Association, Past Chair, North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.
Owen talks to us about how his experience as a barristers’ clerk shaped his idea to create a surrounding of absolute discretion, how their technology adapts to the customers’ needs and how the global pandemic shifted the need to an even higher degree to online hearings.
Nadine represented and advised clients in major intl. arbitration proceedings. She also acts as arbitrator and tribunal secretary. Nadine has authored and co-authored numerous publications on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) and will be speaking with us today about the place of ODR in the arbitration spectrum.
Amanda founded Careers in Arbitration, an initiative that helps to ensure transparency for those searching for a role in the field of international arbitration or looking for the perfect candidate, by using the advantages of technology.
Niuscha will talk to us about arbitrators and their online identity and the question if and how the arbitrators’ online identity may question the arbitrators’ impartiality.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Simon Gabriel, who shares with us his views on the impact of digital technologies in hearings from a practitioner’s perspective.