Meet one of the contestant teams: The first story
As of today, seventeen teams have registered to compete at the Stockholm Treaty Lab. In series of news stories on this website, SCC will write about the contestants and their inspirations.
The first story is Jose Mata’s team, which is the largest team so far with seventeen team members. They represent a wide range of expertise, from international law to applied physics and geology. Different regions are also represented, from Europe to South America.
Forming a multi-disciplinary team is part of the challenge in the competition. But by reaching out to different networks, finding talents in universities and on HeroX’s innovator map, this team proved that the task can be done.
When asked about their inspiration in taking up this challenge, they referred to the report by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on the projection of global carbon dioxide emissions for 2011-2025. “Our ambition is to put our two cents in the fight against climate change and give us encouragement that tomorrow will be better,” they told the SCC.
- Alexandra Markidou, Lawyer and LL.M Candidate in International Commercial Arbitration Law at Stockholm University
- Bogdan-Florin Nae, Lawyer, Junior Associate at RTPR Allen & Overy
- Brian Chang, Researcher, University of Oxford. LL.M. Summa cum laude in International and Comparative Law, The George Washington University Law School
- Gabriel Perez, Engineer / MSc Eng Geology, UK - EMEM Energy Management, Norway
- Georgios Stathis, LL.M. in International Trade and Investment Law at University of Amsterdam
- Irene del Carmen, Master in Applied Physics at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
- Ivaylo Dimitrov, LL.M, Suma Cum Laudem, at George Washington University Law School, Research Assistant for Charles Brower, Fulbright scholar and winner of best memorial for Jessup.
- Jasmin Schmeidler, Lawyer and Ph.D. Summa cum laude at Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II)
- Jorge Luis Chacon Solar, Economist and Master in Oil and Gas Management Economics at Novosibirsk State University (NSU)
- José Rafael Mata Dona, Arbitrator & Mediator Lawyer and LL.M in European and International Law at Université catholique de Louvain
- Liana Stoica, Lawyer at PeliFilip SCA and LL.B at University of Bucharest
- Meglena Antonova / LL.M in Public International Law at the University of Oslo
- Mike Pilgrem, Senior Managing Director, Economic and Financial Consulting at FTI Consulting
- Nikos Lavranos, Counsel and arbitrator and Dr+LLM in European and International law at Maastricht University
- Richard Edwards, Senior Managing Director in FTI's London office specializing in the quantification of damages in disputes
- Théophile Keïta, LLM Candidate at Queen Mary University of London
- Monica Feria-Tinta, barrister at 20 Essex Street Chambers in London, specialising in Public International Law and international arbitration, including in the energy sector.