“Elina is an expert in arbitration processes and has extensive experience in construction industry conflicts”
“She is nationally recognised as one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in the area of arbitration cases in Chile”
Elina Mereminskaya has a unique versatile academic background and practical experience that allow her to provide sophisticated high-quality advice to her clients.
She is a Russian-trained lawyer with a Masters in Law (LL.M.) and a Doctorate in Law (Ph.D.) from the University of Göttingen, Germany. With 20 years of practical experience, she is a partner at Wagemann Lawyers & Engineers, a Chilean boutique firm with international presence dedicated to construction and infrastructure.
Elina provides advice on strategic contract administration, claim management and the prevention and resolution of disputes. She has worked on a broad range of projects in different Latin American countries. Her experience includes mining projects, conventional and renewable energy, public works, industrial facilities, among other sectors. She has worked with contractors as well as with project owners of different nationalities. When counseling her clients, she closely cooperates with the on-site management, which gives her an insider knowledge of the construction industry.
Also, Elina is well known within the field of international arbitration. She has been recognized by WWL Global Arbitration in 2020 and in 2021. Her expertise in arbitration complements her in-depth knowledge of construction and allows her to render advice from a comprehensive and strategic point of view.
Elina is an active member of the International Construction Projects (ICP) Committee of the IBA, an engaged speaker for numerous international events and author of dozens of publications. She gives lectures on arbitration and strategic contact communication at various universities.
Her working languages are English, German, Russian and Spanish.