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    Co-directors of the Arbitration Lab
    Prof. Dr. Yarik Kryvoi, LL.M. (Harvard)
    Prof. Dr. Yarik Kryvoi, LL.M. (Harvard)

    Yarik Kryvoi, a British citizen, is the Senior Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. He is also a member of the New York State Bar (USA).

    Before moving to academia, he practiced law with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, Morgan Lewis & Bockius in Washington, DC and Baker & McKenzie in Saint Petersburg. He is currently engaged in a number of law reform and capacity building projects for the United Nations, governmental agencies as well as academic institutions. He is listed as arbitrator by several institutions, including Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Asian International Arbitration Centre and Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration.

    He authored a number of articles and monographs, primarily in the area of international dispute resolution as well as several empirical studies conducted with leading law firms. His recently published works include Private or Public Adjudication? Procedure, Substance and Legitimacy (Leiden Journal of International Law), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (Kluwer Law International), Costs, Damages and Duration in Investor-State Arbitration (BIICL and Allen & Overy).

    Prof. Dr. iur. Anna Petrig, LL.M. (Harvard)
    Prof. Dr. iur. Anna Petrig, LL.M. (Harvard)

    Anna Petrig holds the Chair of International Law and Public Law at the University of Basel in Switzerland. She has a PhD in the field of the law of the sea and human rights law and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School where she studied as a Fulbright scholar. Anna is a member of the Bar of the Canton of Berne (Switzerland) and the New York State Bar (USA). Her broad legal experience includes work in private practice, the courts, and the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

    Anna has provided expert advice and legal counsel on maritime-related matters to the Swiss Government, NGOs, international organizations and other international fora. She has been a member of the Swiss Delegation and the Delegation of the Comité Maritime International (CMI) to the International Maritime Organization. Since 2019, Anna is sitting as Judge ad hoc for Switzerland on the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in cases 27 and 29 (The M/T “San Padre Pio” Case, Switzerland v. Nigeria). Currently, she is a member of the team leading the Human Rights at Sea Arbitration Initiative, which aims at providing victims of human rights abuses at sea with an effective remedy.

    Anna is the author of various monographs, notably pertaining to the law of the sea as well as international human rights law, general public international law and criminal law.

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