ArbitralWomen Members Co-Found Arbitration Association of Central and Eastern Europe (ArbCEE) and Serve on Its Board

13 July, 2023

Eight ArbitralWomen members are amongst the founding members of the Arbitration Association of Central and Eastern Europe (ArbCEE), a forum for the free exchange of ideas, knowledge and initiatives related to the evolution of international arbitration and ADR in Central and Eastern Europe. The organisation’s principle objectives are to unite, promote and serve the arbitration and ADR community of Central and Eastern Europe.

ArbitralWomen member Iuliana Iancu is one of two Vice-Chairs of ArbCEE and  ArbitralWomen members Tamara ManasijevicOlena PerepelynskaLucia Raimanová, and Galina Zukova serve as board members of the ArbCEE Board for the 2023 to 2026 term. In addition, the founding members of ArbCEE include ArbitralWomen members Maria Hauser-Morel, Iuliana IancuTamara ManasijevicOlena PerepelynskaLuminita PopaLucia RaimanováMałgorzata Surdek-Janicka, and Galina Zukova.

Fluent in Polish, English, and French, Maria Hauser-Morel has over 15 years of experience in international arbitration, both as arbitrator and as counsel, focusing on construction & engineering disputes, energy disputes, real estate disputes, and disputes involving states and state entities. She has been recognized as Thought Leader Global Elite – Arbitration Under 45.

Iuliana Iancu, partner at Hanotiau & van den Berg in Brussels, is fluent in English, French, and Romanian.  She has over 13 years of experience in international arbitration as arbitrator, counsel, and tribunal secretary, involving both States and private parties, as well as various procedural and substantive laws. Iuliana is also a lecturer at the University of Bucharest’s International Arbitration LL.M., and has been recognised as a “Future Leader” by Who’s Who Legal.

Tamara Manasijevic, is an Attorney at Law at ARP in Vienna.  Fluent in English, Croatian, Serbian, and German, Tamara acts as counsel, arbitrator, and tribunal secretary in international and domestic arbitral proceedings, including energy disputes, disputes related to construction and engineering projects, contracts for the supply of goods, distribution agreements, licence agreements, joint ventures, corporate, and M&A.

Olena Perepelynska heads arbitration practice at INTEGRITES in Kyiv and also serves as President of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association, Chair of the Arbitration Commission & Vice-President of ICC Ukraine, and is a Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Olena has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 180 cases spanning various industries, including agriculture, chemicals, and energy. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an editorial board member of the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin.

Luminita Popa focuses on international dispute resolution in a variety of business sectors, including energy, natural resources, infrastructure, construction, and engineering, mergers and acquisitions, as well as partnership and corporate governance. She has also been recognised by several notable arbitration rankings, including Who’s Who Legal and Legal 500.

Lucia Raimanová is a solicitor-advocate of England & Wales and a partner at Allen & Overy where she heads up its CEE arbitration practice from Bratislava. She has over 15 years of experience representing clients in high-stakes investment treaty and commercial arbitration proceedings across the world, having previously practiced in London and Hong Kong. Lucia also serves on the Board of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). She also sits as arbitrator.

Małgorzata Surdek-Janicka is an independent arbitrator and founder of SURDEK ARBITRATION with vast counsel experience in various sectors, including construction, energy, mining, technology, financial services, and manufacturing. She is also a Vice-President of the ICC Court of Arbitration and has been recognised by Chambers and Legal 500 in the dispute resolution and insurance categories.

Dually qualified in Paris and Latvia, Galina Zukova has acted as arbitrator in some 60 cases. She is a Member of the ICC Court, of the PCA, a Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Council of the Georgian International Arbitration Centre, and a Steering Committee Member of the Armenian International Arbitration Centre. She is also an Associate Professor at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin (Paris-Saclay) and the Riga Graduate School of Law.