Rita M. Kaufmann

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Contact Details
First Name
Rita M.
Firm
AKG ADVISORY Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Position
Junior Associate
Area of Specialisation / Arbitration Experience
Commercial Arbitration, Investment Dispute, Power / Energy
Address
Reichsratsstrasse 11/11
1010 Vienna
Austria
E-Mail
rmk@akg-advisory.at
Phone
+43 (0) 226 44 11
Website
http://www.akg-advisory.at
LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/in/ritakaufmann
Languages
English, German, Spanish, Arabic
Nationality
Austria, Bahamas
Professional Details
Education

 

University of London, United Kingdom (LL.B, 2020)

WTO Regional Trade Policy Course, Barbados (Diploma, 2014)

University of Bradford, United Kingdom (M.B.A., 2013)

Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria, Executive Programme for Junior Diplomats, European and International Affairs (2012)

Vassar College, NY, USA (B.A. International Studies (Political Science/Economics), 2007)

American University in Cairo, Egypt (Middle Eastern Politics / Economic Development , 2006) 

Professional Associations

 

Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb) 

Other Qualifications

 

Rita specializes in public international law and investment arbitration. She started her career in The Bahamas diplomatic service where she was engaged in International Human Rights Law and sat on The Bahamas National Committee for Trafficking in Persons. Later, specialized as an International Trade Advisor, she established and led a Trade Agreement Implementation Unit, negotiated agreements bilaterally and multilaterally, and trained extensively with the WTO in International Trade Policy and Law.

During her legal studies, Rita interned at UNCITRAL focusing on ISDS Reform (Working Group III). Also, she gained extensive experience in corporate communications and business development from supporting a leading regional law firm in CEE/SEE.