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YCAP Committees

YCAP Executive

Alexandra Mitretodis
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Vancouver, British Columbia
Alexandra Mitretodis is a litigation dispute and resolution lawyer at Fasken in Vancouver with a practice in commercial litigation, international and domestic arbitration, and competition law. Alexandra has experience with cases under various arbitration rules, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC). Alexandra is fluent in English and French and has a reading knowledge of Spanish. Alexandra is also the Regional Chapter Coordinator for Western Canada for ICC YAF.
Vice President – Education and Events
Christina Doria
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Toronto, Ontario
Christina Doria advises on international litigation, commercial litigation and international arbitration matters. She is on the committee of Baker McKenzie's International Arbitration Associates Forum, and she is active in her firm's Commercial Litigation and Class Actions groups. Christina acts for various clients on contractual disputes, investor-state disputes, matters involving fraud, jurisdictional disputes, banking matters, shareholder disputes, commercial class actions and economic torts. She has appeared before all levels of Ontario court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench and before domestic and international arbitral tribunals. She has acted on commercial arbitrations under UNCITRAL, AAA/ICDR, ADRIC, and CPR rules, as well as on investor-state arbitrations under ICSID, UNCITRAL and NAFTA.
Vice President – Technology
Vasuda Sinha
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Paris, France
Vasuda Sinha is a senior associate in Freshfields' International Arbitration Group based in Paris. She is an experienced disputes specialist with particular experience in cross-border disputes, insolvency litigation, shareholder disputes and proxy contests, investigations and securities class actions and regulation. Vasuda has appeared as counsel before various tribunals and courts, including arbitral tribunals and the Supreme Court of Canada. She has also been extensively involved in enforcement and related proceedings across different jurisdictions. Prior to joining Freshfields, Vasuda practised for several years in the litigation group of an international law firm in Toronto.
Jessica Crow
Vinson & Elkins LLP
London, UK
Jessica Crow is a Senior Associate in Vinson & Elkins LLP's International Dispute Resolution practice group. Her practice focuses on complex commercial arbitration, investment treaty disputes and public international law. She acts as counsel to multinational corporations, States and State-owned entities across a wide range of industry sectors, with a particular focus on arbitrations in the oil & gas sector. Jessica is familiar with all of the major institutional rules and has particular experience under the LCIA, ICC, SCC, ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules. Jessica recently concluded a six month secondment with a leading EPC company focused on oil and gas projects.
Joanne Luu
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Calgary, Alberta
Joanne Luu is an Associate with Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP in Calgary. She has experience acting as counsel to a state in relation to an investment dispute, and has also acted as tribunal secretary in a complex construction dispute in Eastern Europe. Prior to joining BD&P, Joanne clerked at the Alberta Court of Appeal and worked at the Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade. Joanne has published articles and book chapters in the areas of international commercial arbitration and securities litigation.

Board of Directors

Eric Bédard, Woods Litigation (Montreal)
Michelle Chai, Stewart McKelvey LLP (Halifax)
Frédéric Côté, BCF LLP (Montreal)
Martin Doe, Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague)
Alison Fitzgerald, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (Ottawa)
Lauren Harper, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (Toronto)
Mark Klaver, Global Affairs Canada (Ottawa)
Hugh Meighen, Borden Ladner Gervais (Toronto)
Margaret Clare Ryan, Shearman and Sterling (London)
Carlos Sayao, Tyr LLP (Toronto)

Advisory Board

Lev Alexeev, Pomerleau Inc. (Montreal)
Cristina Birks, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Montreal)
Joseph Chedrawe, Vinson & Elkins LLP (Dubai)
Tina M. Cicchetti, Cicchetti Arbitration Law Corp. (Vancouver)
Mark Luz, Global Affairs Canada (Ottawa)
Sarah McEachern, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Vancouver)
Eric Morgan, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (Toronto)
Romeo Rojas, Bennett Jones LLP (Calgary)
John Siwiec, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP (Ottawa)

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