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December 2019

We are pleased to welcome five new members joining the Group:

Tom Christopherson is a solicitor, legal consultant at Bonhams auctioneers and a consultant lecturer at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Tom is joining the IDR Group’s Art Law Section.

Michelangelo Cicogna is a partner at De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, Milan. He has acted as counsel in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, the Milan Chamber of Arbitration, the Madrid Arbitration Court, the Chamber of Arbitration of Bucharest, Vienna International Arbitration Center (VIAC), Lebanon Chamber of Arbitration and MKAS in Moscow.
Michelangelo also regularly serves as mediator in international and domestic mediations.

Thomas D. Halket is an Attorney, Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator and Law Professor based in New York. He has over 30 years’ ADR experience as neutral or counsel in international and domestic complex commercial arbitrations and mediations. He has extensive experience arbitrating or mediating disputes involving a wide variety of international and domestic matters. Amounts in controversy have exceeded $1,000,000,000.

Mrs. Dorothy Udeme Ufot is the Managing Partner and Founder, Dorothy Ufot & Co, Lagos, Nigeria. She was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1989 and admitted as Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2009. Dorothy has practical experience in both institutional and ad hoc arbitration having been appointed as an Arbitrator by various arbitral institutions, Federal Government Parastatals, State Governments, major multinational oil corporations and private and public Limited Liability Companies. The value of the disputes ranges from Ten Billion Naira to USD 3.2 Billion.

Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab is a Founding Partner and Head of the International Arbitration, Construction, Oil & Gas and Projects Groups of Zulficar & Partners, Cairo.

He has served as Sole Arbitrator, Presiding Arbitrator, Party Appointed Arbitrator, and Counsel in excess of 190 cases involving parties from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the United States. He has appeared in cases under the auspices of the AAA, AAA-BCDR, CRCICA, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, LMAA, SCC, SIAC, as well as in ad hoc UNCITRAL proceedings.