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Ms Hana Doumal leads the Secretariat of the BVI International Arbitration Centre. Hana has served in the arbitration sector at leading international firms and arbitral institutions in Hong Kong, Washington, DC and Paris. She has experience in commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration, working in English, French and Spanish. Before joining the BVI IAC, Hana was a registered foreign lawyer in the international arbitration practice of Pinsent Masons in the firm’s Hong Kong office. She previously worked as a registered foreign lawyer with the arbitration team of King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong, and before that, as counsel at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. Her experience also includes an externship at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC. In Paris, she was an associate in the international litigation and arbitration practice of Foley Hoag, and she completed internships at Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith Freehills. Hana received her Master of Laws in international legal studies from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, and her Master of Laws in arbitration and international business law, with honours, from the University of Versailles Saint-Quentinen-Yvelines. At the University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, she received both her Master of Laws in comparative law and Arab countries law and her Maîtrise in international law. Hana received her Bachelor of Laws from the Complutense University of Madrid, with honours, after studying at the University of Rouen.
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