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Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Elina Mereminskaya is a respected arbitration mind in the Chilean market whose practice focuses on construction, infrastructure, mining and energy disputes.

Biography

Elina Mereminskaya is partner at Wagemann Lawyers & Engineers, a Chilean interdisciplinary boutique firm focused on dispute avoidance and strategic claim management in construction.

She is Russian lawyer graduated from Kaliningrad University (1996). She holds an LLM degree (1998) and a PhD degree from University of Göttingen, Germany (2001). She wrote her PhD thesis on the piercing of corporate veil.

Elina has developed an impressive professional career in Latin America. She specialises in construction, infrastructure, mining and energy projects. She is a member of the directive board of the Santiago Arbitration and Mediation Center (CAM Santiago). She acts as arbitrator in Chile and Peru. She is member of the nominating committee of the ICC’s Chilean national committee. She is an active co-moderator of the virtual ITA Latin-American Arbitration Forum. For 15 years she was a graduate and postgraduate professor of national and international arbitration and conflict of laws at the Faculty of Law of the University of Chile.

Her most relevant publications include the book International Commercial Arbitration in Chile: Challenges and Development (Thomson Reuters, 2014); and, with Fernando Landeros, “Suggested Policies for Tribunal-Appointed Experts in Construction Disputes”, published in Transnational Dispute Management Special Issue on Non-Legal Adjudicators in National and International Disputes) (2017). She also co-authored, with Alex Wagemann, “Latin Lawyer References - Construction Chile” (2019) and “The formation of consent in the contract for the construction of private works: the role of clarifications and responses to inquiries”, (Derecho de Construcción, Editorial Metropolitana, 2017).

She speaks Russian, Spanish, German and English.

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