Elina Mereminskaya is attorney with a degree in law from Kaliningrad State University, Russia. She holds a Master in Law (LL.M.) and a Doctorate in Law (Ph.D.) from University of Göttingen, Germany. After obtaining those degrees, in 2001, she moved to Chile were she carried on with her professional development. Currently she is partner at Wagemann y Cía – Lawyers and Engineers (WYCIA), a Chilean boutique firm focused on construction, efficient contract administration and dispute prevention, as well as claim management.
Elina is member of arbitrator roster of Arbitration and Mediation Center of Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CAM Santiago) and of Arbitration Center of Lima Chamber of Commerce. She is member of Directive Council of CAM Santiago, of the ICC CHILE National Committee, and Chair of Evaluation Committee of Arbitrators at NIC CHILE, arbitration center for .cl disputes.
She has authored numerous publications on arbitration including her book International Commercial Arbitration in Chile: Challenges and Development(Arbitraje comercial internacional en Chile: desafíos y desarrollo) Thompson Reuters, Santiago, Chile, 2014.
Elina is Co-Managing Editor of the ITA Arbitration Report published by KluwerArbitration and Moderator of the ITAFOR, a Spanish speaking online forum on arbitration.