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Krystle Baptista Serna

CURRICULUM VITAE

Krystle M. Baptista Serna is a lawyer specialized in litigation and arbitration and an arbitrator.


Experience in Arbitration

Krystle M. Baptista joined Armesto & Asociados in 2014, after four years as a lawyer in Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira in Madrid and Barcelona. Krystle takes part in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings under the main international rules (ICC, ICSID, LCIA, CIAC- IACAC, UNCITRAL, etc.).

See annex for a list of cases in which she has participated.


Professional Memberships
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association.
  • Member of the Madrid Bar Association.
  • Associate of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution Young & International (ICDR Y&I) of the American Arbitration Association.
  • Member of Young ICSID.
  • Member of Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce (YAF ICC).
  • Member of London Court of International Arbitration’s (LCIA) Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG).
  • Member of Club Español del Arbitraje, and member of its Under-40 Section (CEA-40), which she co-chaired in 2014-2016.

Professional Experience

Between 2009 and 2013, Krystle worked as a lawyer at the law firm Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, in Madrid and Barcelona. She was part of the elite program for the promotion of young international lawyers (PPAI) and, as such, she gained relevant experience in corporate law, tax law, white-collar crime litigation, and international and domestic litigation and arbitration. In 2012 and 2013, she belonged to the Arbitration, Civil and Commercial Litigation Practice Group acting as counsel in various commercial arbitrations and, civil and commercial disputes.

Prior to obtaining her law degree, Krystle was an intern at the law firm Uría Menéndez in Brussels, Belgium, ACM Corporation in Changzhou, China, and the law firm Macleod Dixon (currently Norton Rose Fulbright) in Caracas, Venezuela.


Recent Teaching Experience

Since 2014, Krystle combines her work at Armesto & Asociados with academic work as an associate professor at IE Law School, where she teaches International Arbitration to master students. She also teaches at the Master for Access to the Legal Profession of the University of Navarra.

See annex for detailed description.


Education

Krystle holds a Law Degree (2009) from the Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, where she graduated as the top student of her class. She also obtained the Anglo-American Law Diploma, the International Business Law Diploma and the Global Law Diploma.

Krystle participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. On her last year of law school, Krystle participated in an exchange program and spent the fall semester at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago (USA).

During the academic year 2011-2012, Krystle obtained a master’s degree (LLM) at New York University (NYU) in New York City, USA. During the LLM program, Krystle specialized in International Legal Studies.

While at NYU, Krystle was the recipient of the Half –Tuition Dean’s Award as well as a full scholarship from the Fundación Caja Madrid.

Krystle was the Spanish National Administrator of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in 2011 and 2013.


Awards and Scholarships
  • FTI Award for best reasoned quantum in the Young Arbitrators Match, Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners – PVYAP, 2014.
  • NYU Law School Half –Tuition Dean’s Award, 2011.
  • Fundación Caja Madrid Full Scholarship, 2011.
  • Madrid Court of Arbitration (CAM) Scholarship: Advanced Program on Arbitration Practice ( IE Law School), 2010.
  • Thomson – Aranzadi “Best Transcript” Award (3rd Place), February 2010.

Languages
  • Spanish (mother tongue)
  • English (bilingual)
  • French (intermediate)
  • Chinese (Basic)

Selected Speaking Engagements
  • “A Training Session on the IBA Arb40’s Toolkit for Arbitral Award Writing”, CEA-40 and IBA Arb-40 Committee, Madrid (2017).
  • “Don’t yell, I am not deaf! Communication difficulties when solicitor and arbitrator do not share the same mother tongue”, II Madrid Vis Pre-Moot conference, Madrid (2017).
  •  “Recent trends in practical issues of Investment Arbitration”, FIAMC Pre-moot conference, Moscow (2017).
  •  “Guerrilla tactics in International Arbitration in Latam”, CEA-40 and ICC-YAF, Panama City (2016).
  • “Settlement of Investment Disputes: At a cross-roads?”, CEA-40 Special event featuring: Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Madrid (2016).
  •  “New ICC policies to promote transparency and efficiency”, ICC YAF meets CEA-40, Madrid (2016).
  •  “Claims under the ECT against Spain and Italy”, Arbit meets CEA-40, Rome (2015).
  •  “Investment Arbitration: hot procedural issues”, IX CEA-40 Annual Meeting in Madrid, CEA-40 (2015).
  •  “Document Production”, III International Arbitration Congress in Barcelona, ICAB (2014).

As Secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal

  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Occidental Exploration and Production Company vs. Republic of Ecuador, Assistant to the Chairman of the Annulment Committee, ICSID Case No. ARB/06/11, English and Spanish language, (2012)
  • Bolivian Company vs. Mexican Company and its Mexican parent Company, Administrative Secretary, IACAC- CIAC, shareholders agreement, Bolivian law, Spanish language, (2012)
  • Edenred S.A. vs. Hungary, Assistant to the Arbitral Tribunal, ICSID Case No. ARB/13/21, investment arbitration under BIT, English language, (2014)
  • International Oil Company vs. South American National Oil Company, Administrative Secretary, IACAC- CIAC, adjustment of contractual royalties, Spanish language, (2014)
  • Eastern European Company vs. Eastern European Republic, Administrative Secretary, ICC, investment arbitration under BIT, English language, (2014)
  • Ecuadorian Sellers vs. Buyer and Related Companies (Spanish and Ecuadorian), Administrative Secretary, ICC, share purchase agreement, Ecuadorian law, Spanish language, (2015)
  • Mexican Consortium vs. Mexican State Owned Corporation, Administrative Secretary, ICC, public service construction agreement, Mexican law, Spanish language, (2015)
  • International Construction Company vs. Central American Public Agency, Administrative Secretary, ICC, construction contract, Panamanian Law, Spanish language, (2015).
  • Turkish Company vs. North African State, Administrative Secretary, ICC, investment arbitration under BIT, English language, (2016).
  • Glencore International A.G. and C.I. Prodeco S.A. v. Republic of Colombia, ICSID Case No. ARB/16/6, Assistant to the Arbitral Tribunal, investment arbitration under BIT, English and Spanish language, (2016).
  • Lebanese Bank vs. Several Borrowers, Administrative Secretary, LCIA, loan agreement, English Law, English language, (2017).
  • Virgin Islands Company v. Colombian Company, Administrative Secretary, ICC, shareholder’s agreement, Colombian law, Spanish language, (2017).

As Arbitrator

  • Spanish Company v. Spanish Company, Sole Arbitrator, Corte de Arbitraje de Madrid, breach of service contract, Spanish law and language (2017).

Speaking Engagements

  • “Document Production” in the III International Arbitration Congress in Barcelona, ICAB (2014).
  • “Investment Arbitration: hot procedural issues”, IX CEA-40 Annual Meeting in Madrid, CEA-40 (2015).
  • “Claims under the ECT against Spain and Italy”, Arbit meets CEA-40, Rome (2015).
  • “New ICC policies to promote transparency and efficiency”, ICC YAF meets CEA-40, Madrid (2016).
  • “Settlement of Investment Disputes: At a cross-roads?”, CEA-40 Special event featuring: Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Madrid (2016).
  • “Guerrilla tactics in International Arbitration in Latam”, CEA-40 and ICC-YAF, Panama City (2016).
  • “Recent trends in practical issues of Investment Arbitration”, FIAMC Pre-moot conference, Moscow (2017).
  • “Don´t yell, I am not deaf! Communication difficulties when solicitor and arbitrator do not share the same mother tongue”, II Madrid Vis Pre-Moot conference, Madrid (2017).
  • “A Training Session on the IBA Arb40’s Toolkit for Arbitral Award Writing”, CEA-40 and IBA Arb-40 Committee, Madrid (2017).

Lecturing Experience

  • International Arbitration Advocacy in International Business Law Master – IE Law School (2014-2015).
  • Arbitration in Masters for Access to the Legal Profession – Universidad de Navarra (2015).
  • International Arbitration Advocacy in International Business Law Master – IE Law School (2015-2016).
  • Arbitration and Mediation in Masters for Access to the Legal Profession – IE Law School (2016).
  • Arbitration in Masters for Access to the Legal Profession – Universidad de Navarra (2016).
  • International Arbitration Advocacy in International Business Law Master – IE Law School (2016-2017).
  • Arbitration and Mediation in Masters for Access to the Legal Profession – IE Law School (2017).
  • Arbitration in Masters for Access to the Legal Profession – Universidad de Navarra (2017).
  • International Arbitration Advocacy in International Business Law Master – IE Law School (2017-2018).