Young Lawyers' Committee National Representatives

Monday 12 June 2023

The Young Lawyers’ Committee (YLC) has set up a network of National Representatives worldwide. The overall mission of National Representatives is to facilitate contacts between young IBA members within a jurisdiction, and to strengthen the links between them and their national and local young lawyers’ associations and the international community.

View the list of National Representatives

Applying to be a national representative

*Should you wish to apply to become a national representative, please review the regulations and duties document carefully.*

Information about the role of national representative can be found in the document linked above. If you are ready to meet the requirements outlined, and if you want to be an active part of the global voice for the young legal profession, please submit the completed application form with CV and a letter of motivation to Erika Villarreal.

A National Representative initially holds office for two years and has the following duties:

  • To foster links between their countries’ young lawyers and local young lawyers associations and be the first contact point of the YLC Officers;
  • To identify needs of their local young lawyers and submit them to the IBA YLC Officers so that the Committee can address those issues at the following IBA Annual Conferences;
  • To identify possible candidates for the International Outstanding Young Lawyer Award;
  • To attend the IBA Annual Conference and meeting of national representatives during that week;
  • To expand the membership of both the IBA and the IBA Young Lawyers Committee within their country;
  • To submit or motivate other members from their country to submit an article for the IBA YLC newsletter; and
  • To assist in finding speakers for IBA conferences or other conferences of interest for IBA Young Lawyers

Full list of national representatives

Country Name Email Address Law Firm
Argentina Tomás Di Ció  tdicio@allende.com
Azerbaijan Ms. Nurlana Dunyamaliyeva nurlana.dunyamaliyeva@socar.az
Australia Tom Hvala Tom.Hvala@minterellison.com
BoliviaDiego Villarreoldvillarreol@ferrere.com
Brazil Matheus Pedrotti matheus.pedrotti@outlook.com Serafini Lawyers
Brazil Mr. Gustavo Flausino Coelho gustavo@bastilhocoelho.com.br Bastilho Coelho Advogados
Brazil Anderson Jardim D'Avila anderson.davila@mattosfilho.com.br Mattos Filho Advogados
Brazil Fabio Pacileo Costa fabio.costa@northwestern.edu
Bulgaria Eleonora Mateina eleonora.mateina@tbp.bg Tsvetkova Bebov & Partners
Canada Samantha Gordon Samantha.Gordon@mcmillan.ca
CanadaChristiana Essie Sagaychristiana.sagay@uottawa.ca
Costa Rica Leon Weinstock lweinstok@blplegal.com
Cyprus Ms. Venetia Argyropoulou V.Argyropoulou@euc.ac.cy European University Cyprus
Cyprus Sotiris Paphitis sotirispaph@hotmail.com s.pafitis@ekllc.eu
Ecuador Juan Felipe Bustamante juanfelipe@bustamantefabara.com
EcuadorPablo Morales Andrade pablo@morales.ec 
France Ms. Chiraz Abid chiraz.abid@advant-altana.com
France Ms. Nina Martins ninamartins@free.fr
Israel Chavah Apfelbaum Chavah.Apfelbaum@asserson.co.uk
India Gaurav G. Arora gaurav.arora@jsalaw.com
Kenya Mr. Nabutola Wanjala nabutola.advocate@gmail.com Lusweti & Nabutola Company Advocates
LuxembourgBen ReckingerBenRECKINGER@elvingerhoss.lu
Malaysia Mr. Lim Wei Jiet weijiet@sreenevasan.com
Nepal Mr. Santosh Bhandari santoshbhandari70@gmail.com Jurist & Company (Pvt.) LTD.
Nigeria Marx Ikongbeh marx@everlaw.ng
NigeriaIsibor Aigbe Oaikhinanisiboraigbe@gmail.com
NigeriaLamar Joe Gadzamaljgadzama@j-kgadzamallp.com
Palestine Yara Zarir YZarir@atterehgroup.com
Pamana Mr. Jose Luis Sosa jsosa@gala.com.pa Galindo, Arias & Lopez
Pakistan Mr. Hasan Mandviwalla hasan@mandviwallaandzafar.com
Pakistan Mr. Naeem Shahzad naeemshahzadadvocate@hotmail.com
Paraguay Mr. Nabila Larroza nabilarroza@gmail.com Drelichman Law Firm
Paraguay Mr. Ivan Mauricio Filartiga Cantero ivanfilartiga@gmail.com IR Global
Peru Mr. Felipe Boisset felipe.boisset@rebaza‐alcazar.com Rebaza, Alcázar & de las Casas
Poland Aleksandra Ryżkowska a.ryzkowska@kochanski.pl Kochański & Partners
Portugal Mr. Francisco Goes Pinheiro FGP@avm-advogados.com AVM Advogados
Portugal Diogo Pessanha diogo.pessanha@abreuadvogados.com Abreu Advogados
South Africa Mr. Tshegofatso G. Motseto info@motsetoinc.co.za
Spain Rosina Muller rmullerbernar@gmail.com
SpainMarlen Estévez Sanzm.estevez@rocajunyent.com
United Kingdom Ms. Isabel San Martin isanmartin@lalive.law
United States Mr. Ricardo A. Ampudia rampudia@shb.com
United States Laureano Genin lgenin@cravath.com
United States Joseline Rodriguez Joseline.Rodriguez@us.dlapiper.com
Uruguay Agustina Pérez maperezlete@gmail.com
UruguayAgustina Silvaasilva@hughes.com.uy