Vanina completed her undergraduate studies at University of California at Berkeley and her Juris Doctor at University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is currently preparing a doctoral dissertation on the backlash against investment arbitration at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2).
Vanina specialises in international arbitration and has experience advising clients on a diverse range of cross-border disputes involving commercial contracts, investigations and anti-corruption, joint ventures, construction and infrastructure projects, environmental contamination and investment treaty arbitration. Vanina has experience acting as counsel and advocate in arbitrations across multiple jurisdictions under the auspices of institutions including HKIAC, ICC, SIAC, AAA, and TAI. Vanina is the Court Member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and is sitting as arbitrator. Admitted to the California Bar, she has practiced in the San Francisco, Paris, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Vanina speaks English, Thai, and French.
Vanina is a member of a number of arbitration associations and speaks regularly at conferences.