ArbitralWomen celebrates the election of former ArbitralWomen Board member Dr. Vanina Sucharitkul as Chair and ArbitralWomen member Noppramart Thammateeradaycho as Vice Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Thailand Branch, effective 30 December 2021. This marks the first occasion that a woman has held the office of Chair in the history of the branch. It is particularly noteworthy that two women have been elected to the Chair and Vice Chair positions, both of whom are Thai nationals.
Dr. Vanina Sucharitkul is a senior lecturer at University of Paris Descartes and serves as arbitrator and counsel on a diverse range of commercial litigation and cross-border disputes. Admitted to the California Bar, and fluent in Thai, French, and English, Vanina has practiced in San Francisco, Bangkok, Paris and Hong Kong. She is the former representative of Thailand on the ICC Court of Arbitration. Upon recent completion of her PhD, thus becoming Docteur en Droit, at Université de Paris Panthéon-Assas on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform, Vanina just relocated to Asia to resume practice as counsel.
Noppramart Thammateeradaycho is Counsel at Tilleke & Gibbins in Bangkok, Thailand. She has over 20 years’ experience of trial and appellate advocacy at all levels of the Thai courts, as well as in arbitration under international and domestic rules. With extensive experience in transportation and shipping, as well as complex maritime litigation, Noppramart serves on the panel of arbitrators for the Thailand Arbitration Center, the Shanghai Arbitration Commission, the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, and the ICC. She is the representative of Thailand on the ICC Court of Arbitration.
Submitted by ArbitralWomen News Director Cherine Foty