LLM in Transnational Arbitration & Dispute Settlement: Students for academic year 2022-2023

CURCIO, Alessandro

Alessandro CURCIO

Alessandro is an Italian qualified lawyer. Before joining the TADS LLM, he practised law for five years at a top international law firm in Italy, first in the labour law department and, then, in the litigation & arbitration department. He was admitted to the Bar with the highest grade and, for this reason, he was awarded an Italian prize (Marco Ubertini) held for the best new lawyer. After graduating "magna cum laude" from University of Roma Tre, Rome in 2016, Alessandro was selected, based on academic results, for an 18-month internship at the Italian Supreme Court.

DELGADO, Gustavo


Gustavo is a Chilean-qualified lawyer with 9 years of experience in Dispute Resolution and Public Law.  He is the recipient of the 2022 Bredin Prat Excellence Grant.  Before joining the TADS LL.M. he worked as a legal advisor in the Chilean Ministry of Education (2012-2014), as an associate in Baker McKenzie, Chile (2014-2017), and Aninat, Schwencke & Cía. (2017-2020), and as the head of the Dispute Resolution practice in PAGBAM | Schwencke Chile (2020-2022).  Gustavo served as an Adjunct Instructor Professor, teaching Public Law Advisory, a core course of the LL.B. programme of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2019-2021).  He studied an LL.B. (2012) and a post-graduate diploma in Administrative Litigation (2018) at the same university.  Gustavo is fluent in Spanish and English.

HAN, Shanshan

HAN Shanshan

Shanshan is a qualified lawyer in China and Practitioner Instructor in Qingdao University Law School. She achieved Top 9 in the UCLA China Legal Youth-Talent Scholarship Competition and has published dozens of articles in her fields. Prior to joining Sciences Po, Shanshan worked as a lawyer with the corporate and M&A, cross-border investment team of Allbright Law Offices, a top-tier law firm in China that is consistently recommended by Chambers Global, Legal 500, ALB, amongst other rankings. There, she specialised in M&A, private equity, finance and cross-border dispute resolution as well as litigation. Shanshan was entrusted by the Ministry of Commerce to conduct cases under the WTO framework where she served dozens of Fortune 500 clients. Before becoming a lawyer, she was the head of the legal department at a large state-owned enterprise. Shanshan is good at accurately understanding client needs and finding solutions in complex and difficult cases.

KOMI, Marialena

KOMI Marialena

Marialena is a Greek lawyer who graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2021. Before enrolling in the TADS LLM, she worked for two years in Lambadarios Law Firm, a top-tier law firm in Athens where she advised clients in energy, construction and corporate issues. During that time, she specialised in arbitration (both domestic and international) as well as commercial litigation. She speaks English and German. Marialena has been awarded the TADS LLM Scholarship.

LING, Jia Yu


Jia Yu conducts complex, high stakes international arbitration and litigation before the courts of Singapore. This includes landmark cases before the Singapore Court of Appeal and High Court concerning the annulment and enforcement of both commercial and investor-state arbitral awards.

NAIK, Smriti Shashikant

Smriti Shashikant NAIK

Smriti is an Indian-qualified lawyer with nearly three years of work experience. Prior to joining Sciences Po, she worked as a legal associate and later was promoted as Quality Control Lead in a legal firm headquartered in London. Smriti worked with CFO’s, CEO’s and GCs of major companies on issues of commercial contracting by providing in-depth knowledge of procurement regulations, contract agreements and compliance laws. She has also worked with many NGO’s helping victims of sexual commercial exploitation and human trafficking. Smriti graduated from V.M Salgaocar College of Law in 2019 where she participated in myriad International and National ADR competitions. She has represented her University at the Young International Mediation competition in Hong Kong 2017 and won the Best Counsel in the field of Mediation and Negotiation. She also competed in Paris at the 14th International Commercial Mediation Competition in 2019.

OSYKIN, Vladislav

Vladislav OSYKIN

Vladislav is a member of the Russian Bar (advocate) with over 7 years of experience in dispute resolution. His main focus areas are international arbitration and cross-border litigation. Prior to the TADS LLM, Vladislav worked as an associate at a top-tier boutique law firm and as an in-house counsel at a bank. The geography of his practice included 13 jurisdictions in different parts of the globe. Vladislav speaks English, French and Russian. He is a recipient of a TADS LLM Scholarship.

RAINA, Sutikshan

RAINA Sutikshan

Sutikshan is an Indian lawyer with a demonstrated history of working in boutique arbitration law firms dealing with domestic and international arbitration disputes in India. Skilled in arbitration particularly dealing with Government Contracts, Construction Law, Investment disputes, energy and oil sectors, along with commercial litigation, he has represented the Union of India, State of Punjab, and the State of Haryana in various high stake disputes before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and various Arbitral Tribunals (both institutional and ad-hoc). He graduated from the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab and has also completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad before joining the TADS LLM.



Chitransh is an Indian qualified lawyer with two years of experience in commercial arbitration and litigation. He is a recipient of the 2022 Squire Patton Boggs Research Excellence Grant, the 2022-23 Charpak Masters Scholarship from the French Government, and the Sciences Po LLM Scholarship. Before joining the TADS LLM at Sciences Po, he practised at a boutique law firm in New Delhi where he advised various private and government organisations in commercial arbitration arising from construction contracts and shareholders’ agreements. He completed his clerkship under the able guidance of a Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India where he assisted in drafting various arbitral awards. Chitransh is an avid writer, and his research papers have been published in various international arbitration law journals, including SCOPUS indexed journals. He speaks English and basic French.

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