Svenja Wachtel

Founder Digital Coffee Break in Arbitration
Co-Host Arbitration Happy Hour

I am the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of the Quality Group (main brand ESN and More Nutrition). I am also a consultant in the Munich office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP for arbitration matters. Being originally from Lübeck in the north of Germany, I studied law at the University of Kiel and hold an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School. My practice as attorney concentrated on arbitration and complex commercial litigation with a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional legal actions with an emphasis on commercial questions as well as Post-M&A disputes. The cases are usually subject to many different systems of law and under several institutional rules, in particular under the arbitration rules of the DIS and ICC.

I regularly speak on panels and webinars and publish articles in the field of international arbitration. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I am passionate when it comes to coffee and that I am highly interested in the changes and challenges digitalization and digital transformation mean for the legal industry. Hence, I started the initiative “Digital Coffee Break in Arbitration”. Shortly additional initiatives and ideas such as Arbitration Idol or the Arbitration Happy Hour followed and I am already excited to see what is coming next.
I am also a committee member of the Young Thailand Arbitration Center and Ambassador for R.E.A.L. – Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers.

Sneha Ashtikar

Sneha Ashtikar

Co-Host Arbitration Happy Hour

I am Head of Marketing at Jus Mundi. Before starting a career in legal tech, I was an associate at a well-known international law firm in Paris, France. I have studied law in two countries, India (Mumbai) & France (Paris), and hold a master’s degree in international arbitration from Sciences Po, Paris. I am admitted to practice law in India.

I am also Director of social media & engagement of the non-profit R.E.A.L. – Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers. I love talking about legal tech, legal marketing for lawyers, alternative career paths in law, & foreign languages.

Alveen Shirinyans

Alveen Shirinyans

Marketing / Social Media Arbitration Happy Hour

I am a New York qualified attorney focusing on international dispute resolution. Throughout my legal career, I have gained valuable experience working for the CPR institute in NY as the Dispute Resolution Services Manager, Orrick Paris and the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

I was a Vis mootie in 2017 and have not been able to stop ever since. After several years acting as arbitrator, I am currently acting as coach for the NALSAR UNIVERSITY OF LAW for Vis Moot Vienna 2022. I am also the Co-Chair of the Young Energy Disputes Arbitration Center (EDAC).

I earned my Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in International Business Law from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles with stints studying abroad in Italy, where my passion for arbitration blossomed at the University of Bologna, and Paris and was admitted to the New York bar in August 2019. While at Loyola, I worked for the International Human Rights Clinic focusing exclusively on ICSID arbitration. Prior to law school, I earned my BBA in Business Management.

I speak English, Turkish, Farsi, and Armenian fluently and have a good command of German.

After having attended almost every session of season one of Arbitration Happy Hour, I am now proudly part of the AHH Team and responsible for marketing and social media.

Vedika Kakar

Vedika Kakar

Marketing / Social Media Digital Coffee Break in Arbitration

I am a final-year student at Jindal Global Law School, with a keen interest in the field of commercial arbitration, which plays a pivotal role in the global legal landscape and international business relations.

I am truly grateful for the privilege of being part of the Digital Coffee Break community. This platform offers an exciting opportunity for knowledge sharing and meaningful discussions among legal enthusiasts and experts alike. I am eager to engage in enriching discussions, contribute insights, and broaden my understanding of these vital fields while collaborating with fellow members.

Arijit Sanyal

Arijit Sanyal

Editor / Researcher

I am an attorney qualified to practice in India, and work as an International Disputes Lawyer in New Delhi, India. I have experience of advising clients and acting for them in civil litigations, domestic arbitrations and international arbitrations seated in India, Singapore, United Kingdom and France administered by the ICC, SIAC, LMAA, UNCITRAL etc. I loved the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot so much, that I ended up doing it twice and am now a part of the Conferences and Events Team of the Moot Alumni Association of the Vis Moot.

The Digital Coffee Break in Arbitration lead me into the path of becoming an international arbitration enthusiast first, and then an international arbitration lawyer. I am now associated with the Digital Coffee Break in Arbitration as an Editor/Researcher and look forward to meeting all the wonderful arbitration enthusiasts and practitioners out there.

Rudi Meier

Rudolf Meier

Editor Homepage Digital-Arbitration
and layout designer of the Interview Series

I am a civil engineer with specialisation in construction engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

My responsibilities include the design of the interview series with the respective arbitration practitioner as well as keeping the homepage up and running up to date with everything that’s going on here.