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Viva is an Associate in King & Spalding’s New York office and a member of the International Arbitration practice.  Her practice involves commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, as well as enforcement proceedings before U.S. courts.  

Viva studied law at McGill University and at the National University of Singapore, graduating with joint Bachelors of Common and Civil Law.  During law school, Viva represented McGill University at the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, winning second-place for best-written Claimant's memorandum and an honourable mention for Respondent's memorandum.  Viva was also a Law Clerk at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts.

Prior to law school, Viva worked for the Government of Canada, assisting with international trade and investment treaty negotiations. 

Viva is a Fulbright Scholar (2014-2015); a member of the Global Shapers Community (an initiative of the World Economic Forum); and a former Visiting Scholar and Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and University of Ottawa, respectively. 

Viva holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons.) in Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Windsor and her Master of Arts degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa. 

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Credentials

B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, Faculty of Law

B.S., University of Windsor

M.A., University of Ottawa, Canada

New York

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

American Society of International Law

Canadian Council on International Law

New York City Bar Association

Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners

Young ICCA

French

Hindi

Credentials

B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, Faculty of Law

B.S., University of Windsor

M.A., University of Ottawa, Canada

New York

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

American Society of International Law

Canadian Council on International Law

New York City Bar Association

Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners

Young ICCA

French

Hindi