Christina Doria had been appointed as a YIAG Regional Representative for North America with effect from 5 February 2020. Based in Toronto, Christina is a senior associate at Baker McKenzie and sits as an arbitrator. She assists corporations and states with complex commercial litigation, and domestic and international arbitration matters, with particular focus on contractual and investor-state disputes relating to the energy, mining, infrastructure and transportation industries. She is admitted to practice in Ontario, Canada and speaks English, French and Italian. Christina is recognised as a Future Leader by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration and as a Leading Lawyer to Watch, Commercial Arbitration by the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
Nadia Smahi had been appointed as a YIAG Regional Representative for Europe with effect from 1 February 2020. Nadia is an associate at Bär & Karrer in Switzerland. She specialises in international and domestic arbitration, as well as cross-border and domestic litigation. Nadia has experience representing parties in arbitral proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional, in various matters. In addition, her experience includes advising clients in respect of intellectual property matters, in particular trademarks, patents, copyrights, designs and unfair competition law disputes. Nadia is admitted to practice before all Swiss courts and is fluent in French, English and German, with basic knowledge of Swedish.
Myfanwy Wood has been appointed as a YIAG Regional Representative for Europe with effect from 5 February 2020. Based in London, Myfanwy is a senior associate in the international arbitration group at Ashurst LLP. Myfanwy specialises in global energy disputes, including in the oil & gas sector, and African related disputes. Myfanwy also has experience in Asia, Australia and Europe and she advises in relation to commercial arbitration, investor state disputes, other cross border disputes (including litigation) and public international law. Myfanwy is listed as a “Rising Star” both in the 2019 Legal 500 Arbitration Powerlist and the 2020 Legal 500 rankings.