Mylin Sapiera-Koebele graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in BA (Pol. Sci.), magna cum laude, in 1993 and a Bachelor of Laws degree, Dean’s Medal Awardee, in 1997. She obtained her Master of Laws degree from the University of Michigan where she was the Clyde Dewitt fellow in 2002. She was in private practice at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, the biggest law firm in the Philippines. In 2006, she became the first Filipino resident fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative International Public Law and International Law. One of her publication credits is as legal editor of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. She is currently assistant to Prof. Dr. Dr. Albert Jan van den Berg, considered the foremost authority on the New York Convention and arbitration chair at Erasmus University.