Arbitration Center Names Managing Director

ATLANTA — Local attorney and Peru native Magaly Cobian has joined the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation (ACIAM) at Georgia State University College of Law as its managing director.

ACIAM, in partnership with the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS) and other stakeholders, will open a facility for international arbitration hearings and mediation this fall in Georgia State Law’s new building in downtown Atlanta.

“Magaly brings to us the perspective of an experienced lawyer trained in the civil law and common law traditions with legal practice in Latin America and the U.S. We are flattered that she agreed to come on board,” said Shelby Grubbs, executive director of the ACIAM.

A native of Peru, Cobian is a graduate of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). During her time at PUCP, she spent a year at Stockholm University Law School on scholarship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

After graduation from PUCP, Cobian practiced law in Lima counselling domestic and international clients in matters related to corporate governance, infrastructure, joint ventures and cross-border transactions.

She pursued her postgraduate studies at University of Miami, School of Law, where she obtained her J.D. degree. During her time at Miami, she participated in the Moot Madrid, an international student moot court competition on international commercial arbitration, receiving the best oral advocate award.

Prior to joining the ACIAM, she worked as in-house counsel at an information technology advisory firm in Atlanta. Fluent in English and Spanish and with a working knowledge of Portuguese, Cobian is admitted to the Florida bar.

ACIAM will offer continuing education, enrich academic offerings pertaining to international commercial arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, operate a state-of-the-art hearing facility and act as a clearinghouse and convening agent for scholarship pertaining to international law and dispute resolution.

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