November 2021

Partners Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira and Stephan den Hartog contribute to the Kluwer Arbitration Blog

Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira and Stephan den Hartog have authored a series of posts regarding the potential impact of economic sanctions on arbitral and financial institutions, published in the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

The series addresses critical issues faced by such institutions as a result of restrictions on transfers of funds under primary and secondary sanctions programmes, including programmes against Iran and Russia, and offers guidance to avoid the obstruction of arbitration proceedings if sanctioned parties are involved.


Asset Freezes and the Payment of Advances on Costs: Are the Proceedings Bound to End Before They Have Even Begun?, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (19 October 2021),
US Secondary Sanctions Against Iran: Why Arbitral and Financial Institutions Should Be Cautious, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (11 November 2021)
September 2021

Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira is profiled by the GAR Arbitrator Research Tool

Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira's growing practice as arbitrator is featured in the Arbitrator Research Tool of GAR.


Profile Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira in the Arbitrator Research Tool of GAR
April 2021

Stephan den Hartog takes part in a virtual debate on procedural matters, organized by ICDR Young & International

On 15 April 2021, Stephan den Hartog joined a panel of experienced arbitration practitioners for a virtual debate on summary dispositions and document production, organized by ICDR Young & International. To view a recording of the debate, please follow the link below.


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January 2021

Partner Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira has been designated by the Government of the Swiss Confederation to serve on ICSID’s Panel of Conciliators, for a period of six years

Mercédeh, who has extensive experience as counsel in investment treaty disputes, is one of eight individuals designated by the Swiss Government to serve on ICSID’s Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators. The Panel gathers accomplished arbitrators and conciliators who may be considered by parties when making appointments in ICSID cases.


October 2020

Katerina Daskalopoulou joins AZHA as a junior associate

Katerina is a graduate from the Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) and is admitted to the Greek Bar. She specializes in international arbitration.


September 2020

Dr Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira is appointed as lecturer at Sciences Po Law School

Mercédeh joins Sciences Po Law School as a lecturer on Economic Sanctions and International Arbitration, in the Master in Economic Law program – Global Governance Studies.


January 2020

AZHA hosts a colloquium on economic sanctions and arbitration

AZHA hosts in Geneva, in partnership with the US firm Akrivis Law Group PLLC, a colloquium on economic sanctions and arbitration, in which leading experts Farhad Alavi, Maya Lester QC, Prof. Regis Bismuth and Dr Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira express their views on current issues. The event attracts over 60 participants from Switzerland, France, the UK, Luxembourg, Belgium and Italy.


November 2019

Dr Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira is quoted by GAR on economic sanctions in relation to the PetroVietnam arbitration


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October 2019

Dr Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira speaks on issues related to economic sanctions at the 18 October 2019 GAR Live Event in Vienna

The Global Arbitration Review publishes an extensive report on the discussion, quoting Mercédeh.


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September 2019

Duo launch Geneva boutique

The launch of AZHA is prominently featured in the Global Arbitration Review.


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