Our Team

Paris | New York | Lisbon

George Yates

George is a Franco American lawyer who has practiced international law more than 40 years as a partner in two international firms with worldwide footprints. He is qualified and has lived and practiced in the US (NY and California), France (Paris), England (London) and Portugal (Lisbon). He is also qualified in Brussels.


17, rue Guénégaud

75006 Paris – France


T +33(0)143 544 080

T +33(0)789 455 014

E george@victoria.associates

Duarte Henriques

Duarte is a Portuguese lawyer. He is ranked as Global Leader in Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal and recommended by “WWL” Arbitration 2019 as a “go-to lawyer in Portugal, standing out for his extensive knowledge of commercial and investment treaty disputes.”


Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, nº 35 – 15-A

1050 118 Lisboa – Portugal


T +351 213 530 560

M +351 917 895 543 

M + 41 22 575 40 04 

M +1 (917) 740-7984 

E duarte@victoria.associates

New York | Los Angeles

Kathryn (Lee) Boyd

Kathryn (Lee) Boyd is experienced in international litigation and arbitration with more than 25 years of experience handling matters involving complex commercial matters, foreign sovereign litigation.


6420 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1400,

Los Angeles, CA 90048

125 Park Avenue, 25th Floor

New York, NY 10017


M +1 (805) 405-9133‬

E lee@victoria.associates

Luis Bergolla

Luis Bergolla* is a lawyer qualified in the United States (NY, DC, and AZ) as well as in Venezuela and Spain. He is also a doctoral candidate at Stanford Law School (SLS) and teaches law at the University of Arizona.

*Not admitted in California


Stanford Law School
P.O. Box 18761
Stanford, CA 94309 – USA 


T  + 1(202) 285 – 9787
E luis@victoria.associates

Lisbon | London

Marta Faria Carter

Marta Faria Carter, LLB, AKC, is a lawyer registered with the Portuguese Bar Association.  Having been awarded an LLB Hons by King’s College London in 2013, she relocated to Portugal in 2016 where she undertook the full Bar Training and subsequently registered with the Portuguese Bar Association.


Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, nº 35 – 15ºA

1050 118 Lisboa – Portugal


T +351 213 530 560

M + 351 916 515 788

M +44 (0)778 934 5513

E marta@victoria.associates

Frankfurt | Lisbon

Matheus Puppe

Matheus has considerable experience in cross border transactions (both from the business and legal standpoints), particularly  in Germany and Brazil, and is well qualified to assist clients in international arbitration and litigation. Matheus has worked in a number of international and domestic arbitration matters, in Germany and Brazil.


Baustrasse 11, 60322, Frankfurt am Main



+49 157 34 829 652

E matheus@victoria.associates

Miguel Salas

Miguel Salas is a lawyer with offices in Seville, Spain. He is a founding partner of Salas y Donaire, a firm of lawyers and economists that operates throughout Spain since 1994.

Miguel has extensive practice experience representing clients before the Spanish courts with jurisdiction over a number of areas of law,


Calle Tomás de Ibarra, 15-E.

41001 Sevilla – Spain


T  +34 954 46 80 80

E miguelsalas@victoria.associates

Kyriaki Noussia

Dr. Kyriaki Noussia is a Greek Lawyer, an Arbitrator and an Academic (Senior Lecturer in Law (Law School, University of Exeter, UK). She is a admitted to the Athens Bar (Greece) and licensed to appear in front of the Greek Supreme Court (Areos Pagos) and the Greek Conseil d’ Etat (Supreme Administrative Court), (Symvoulio tes Epikrateas). She has extensive experience in dispute resolution and arbitration and has regularly advised and acted on matters in various areas of law, most notably insurance, reinsurance, shipping, energy, environmental, construction and investment law. Later acquired expertise includes the area of Law and Technology, such as issues relating to robotics and the law, the ethics of AI and the law, the regulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its application in various industries and sectors as well as cybersecurity issues.  


7 Pindarou str.
106 71 Athens,


T +30 215 215 6348
M +44 79 222 93 618
M +30 69 851 26 165
E kyriaki@victoria.associates

Theodore J. Folkman

Theodore J. Folkman, a Boston lawyer, has twenty years of experience in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration and serves as a commercial arbitrator. He is widely regarded for his expertise in private international law and international judicial assistance.

Ted is experienced in complex civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, with a special emphasis in cross-border disputes, US judicial assistance in aid of proceedings abroad, and foreign sovereign immunity.


53 State Street, Suite 500

Boston, MA 02109 USA


T +1 (617) 219-9664





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