Globalex April 2022 Issue Now Published

Here’s what you’ll find in it


GlobaLex March/April 2022 issue is live featuring eight updates: Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela, Vietnam, International Arbitration Between Foreign Investors and Host States, Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and Transnational and Comparative Family Law.
UPDATE: Republic of Angola – Legal System and Research by Dunia P. Zongwe and Nélia Daniel Dias at
Dunia P. Zongwe is an author, an academic and a consultant. He writes and specializes in the areas of international finance, the economics of law, contracts, natural resources, and human rights, focusing on Africa. Mr. Zongwe studied at the University of Namibia, Université de Montréal, and Cornell University, where he earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees in law. He currently works in South Africa at Walter Sisulu University where he serves in the law department as Associate Professor.
Nélia Daniel Dias is a law lecturer in Angola and a licensed lawyer in both Angola and Portugal. Ms. Nelia also worked for Chevron in Luanda as a senior counsel in oil and gas. She currently works for Baker Hughes as Geomarket Legal Counsel with responsibilities in several countries, including Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and South Africa. She teaches at the Angola Catholic University. Previously, she taught at the Lusíada de Angola University for a number of years since 2007. She earned her law degree in civil law from the Lusíada University of Lisbon in 1995. She also holds a master’s degree in civil law (contracts) dated 2000. She has a Master Diploma in Global Business at Oxford University. Since 1995, Ms. Daniel Dias has given lectures and acted as a facilitator in Angola, Portugal, and Brazil. She was a trainer at the Portuguese Bar Association (2005-2006) and Angola Bar Association (2007-2015). She is the daughter of Nuno Xavier Daniel Dias, President of the first National Assembly of São Tomé e Príncipe that signed the independence act on 12 July 1975. Recognized in December 2021 as one of the 100 outstanding female executives in the Oil and Gas industry in Africa.
UPDATE: Researching the Argentine Legal System by Gloria Orrego Hoyos at
Gloria Orrego Hoyos is currently working at the Secretariat Training and Jurisprudence of the Public Defender’s Office in Argentina and as Professor of Law and Legal Research (since 2008) at the Universidad de San Andrés and at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (since 2016) in Buenos Aires. She is a published author on human rights issues (gender and reproductive rights) and has been a guest lecturer on the subject in several countries. Additionally, she has been a consultant for NGOs and commercial databases regarding Latin American law in human and women’s rights. Gloria Orrego Hoyos is a native of Colombia, where she obtained her law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana College of Law in Bogotá, Colombia, and is now living and working in Argentina where she obtained a Master in Constitutional Law and Human Rights from the Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires. She also has a librarianship degree from the Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales in Buenos Aires.
UPDATE: The Bolivian Legal System by Mauricio Ipiña Nagel at
Mauricio Ipiña Nagel is the founding partner of Ipiña Nagel Abogados in La Paz, Bolivia. He specializes in Commercial Arbitration and Corporate Law. He received his JD from Universidad Católica Boliviana (1999). He holds a General LL.M. at Tulane University School of Law (2001); there he was admitted to the Editorial Board of “The Journal of American Arbitration.” One year later, Mr. Ipiña became a regular student at the LL.M. in Dispute Resolution at University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law (2002). Mauricio also holds a JSM degree from Stanford Law School, where he focused his research on corporate dispute resolution. In 2002 he was accepted as an intern at the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration in Paris, France.
UPDATE: An Introduction to Venezuelan Governmental Institutions and Primary Legal Sources by Luis Bergolla at
Luis Bergolla is currently a J.S.D. candidate Stanford Law School and Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law. He holds a first degree in law from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela), an LL.M. degree from the University of Georgia, a J.D. degree from the University of Arizona College of Law, and a J.S.M. degree from Stanford Law School. Luis Bergolla is an international arbitrator, an expert on Venezuela law, and a lawyer admitted to the bar in New York, the District of Columbia, Arizona, Spain, and Venezuela.
UPDATE: Vietnam Legal Research by Le Thi Hanh at
Le Thi Hanh is the Director of the Library and Information Centre, Hanoi Law University, Vietnam. She has a Master of Library and Information Science and a Bachelor of Law. She has been a member of the Vietnamese Library Association since 2006. Le Thi Hanh was awarded the IALL Professional Development Bursary of the International Association of Law Libraries in 2011 for their Annual Course held in Malaysia. She contributed to the “IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management” published in 2011. She also was the author of the paper “Open access to official and authenticated legal information in Vietnam” that was presented at the 79th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Singapore 2013.
UPDATE: International Arbitration Between Foreign Investors and Host States (Investor-State Arbitration) by Hernando Otero at
Hernando Otero is an international investment, arbitration and mediation attorney with experience as counsel of record and as arbitrator in international arbitrations between foreign investors and host States under the ICSID Convention, ICSID Additional Facility and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
UPDATE: Researching the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) by Lara Eid Jreissati at
Lara Eid Jreissati is an international lawyer specializing in International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law. She holds a master’s degree in Euro-Mediterranean cultures and policies from Italy’s International Telematics University. She consulted with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) in The Hague. She is an active member of the STL Follow-up Commission work at the Beirut Bar Association. She consults with NGOs on asylum, refugee, and disadvantaged migrant’s matters. She is an active member of the Beirut Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute. She has also lectured and published on international criminal law and human rights.
UPDATE: Transnational and Comparative Family Law: Harmonization and Implementation by Marylin Johnson Raisch at
Marylin Johnson Raisch served as the Associate Director for Research and Collection Development at the Georgetown Law Center until her 2021 retirement, and previously as the head of the library’s international law department. She received her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law. She holds degrees in English literature from Smith College and St. Hugh’s College, Oxford. She received her M.L.S. degree from Columbia University School of Library Service. Marylin is the author, co-author, and editor of several articles, reviews, and web guides on international and foreign legal research. Such include the current ASIL European Union Research Guide; the annual book and web surveys for the Journal of International Economic LawCode and Hypertext: The Intertextuality of International and Comparative Law, 35 Syracuse J. Int’l L. & Com. 309 (2008); and chapters on UK Legal Research and UK implementation of EU law (in Legal Research Handbook [D.T. MacEllven], Neil A. Campbell and John N. Davis, eds., 6th ed., LexisNexis Canada, 2013). Marylin has served as moderator or panelist in several continuing education programs at the annual meetings of the American Association of Law Libraries, is a past Chair of its Foreign, International, and Comparative Law Special Interest Section, and is a co-chair of the International Legal Research Interest Group of the American Society of International Law.