Magaly Cobian

Arbitration Center Names Managing Director

ATLANTA — Local attorney and Peru native Magaly Cobian has joined the staff of 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 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 excellent lawyer trained in the civil law tradition with superb interpersonal skills and experience as an in-house lawyer. We are flattered that she agreed to come on board,” said Shelby Grubbs, executive director of the ACIAM and director of international initiatives in the Consortium for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

A native of Peru, Cobian is a graduate of the Pontifical Catholic University (PCUP) of Peru. During her time at PCUP, she spent a year at Stockholm University Law School on scholarship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. While there, she was a guide for one of the 2003 Nobel Prize recipients.

After graduation from PCUP, Cobian practiced law in Lima for three years doing domestic infrastructure and joint venture work for international clients.

She graduated from the University of Miami with a J.D. degree in 2010. During her time at Miami, she participated in the Moot Madrid, an international student moot court competition on arbitration and international commercial law, receiving the best oral advocate award.

Fluent in English and Spanish and with a working knowledge of Portuguese, Cobian is admitted to the Florida bar. Since early 2011, she has worked as in-house legal adviser for Sobo Networks, an information technology advisory firm in Atlanta.

In addition to operating a modern hearing facility, the ACIAM will offer continuing education, enrich academic offerings pertaining to international commercial law and act as a clearing house and convening agent for scholarship pertaining to international law and dispute resolution.

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