What is your role at the DIS?
I am a Counsel with the DIS Casemanagement Team. That means that I contribute to the administration of proceedings according to the DIS Arbitration Rules and provide assistance to the parties and the arbitrators in conducting efficient proceedings.
What path led you to the DIS?
My father was a Catalan from Barcelona, who ended up living in France and Germany. I followed his lead and studied and lived abroad (France, Spain, and the UK). My first contacts with arbitration proceedings were ex aequo et bono construction while arbitrations working as a lawyer for a Spanish law firm. I was immediately hooked on arbitration and, after completing my PhD, moved to London, where I had the opportunity to work within WilmerHale’s arbitration practice on international commercial and investment arbitrations, both as a party representative and tribunal secretary.
With all that great and diverse experience, I felt that I was still missing the institutional perspective on arbitration proceedings and the DIS felt like the best fit for me to gain that important perspective.