Mariel is an international commercial and investment arbitration specialist. She has almost 15 years’ experience acting as advisor and advocate in numerous international arbitrations covering a wide range of legal systems and industries. She also sits regularly as arbitrator and has experience across international arbitration institutions including HKIAC, ICC and DIS and ad hoc (UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules).
Mariel is an Australian Lawyer and Hong Kong Solicitor (non-practising) and received an LL.M. degree from the University of Cologne and a doctorate in law (Dr. iur.), summa cum laude, from the University of Basel, both in investment arbitration. She started her career in Frankfurt and worked at leading international law firms in Germany and the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, before moving to Hong Kong in 2016. She joined CMS Hong Kong in 2018.
Mariel is ranked in Who’s Who and Legal 500, is a co-chair of the HK45 Committee and a member of the Committee of Women in Law Hong Kong (WILHK). She has published and spoken extensively on international arbitration topics. Her native language is English and she is fluent in German.