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Caline Mouawad

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Practice Areas

International Arbitration and Investment Treaty Disputes.


Caline Mouawad represents clients in international commercial arbitrations and in investment treaty disputes with host governments. She counsels clients in an array of multi-jurisdictional disputes that span from Europe to Latin America and from Africa to Asia, and concern such sectors as oil and gas, mining, consumer goods and telecommunications.

Caline appears as counsel in arbitrations conducted in English and French before all major arbitral institutions (ICC, ICSID, LCIA, AAA, SIAC, among others), as well as in ad hoc cases (UNCITRAL). She regularly advises clients on drafting dispute resolution clauses in international commercial contracts and on structuring international investments for treaty protection.

Caline also serves as an arbitrator. She is listed on the Panel of Neutrals for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the AAA National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators. In addition to her frequent contributions as a speaker and author, Caline is consistently recognized as a leading arbitration practitioner by key publications.

Professional Memberships

ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR (Vice Chair); NYC Bar Association (Former International Law Committee Chair); NYCBA (International Commercial Disputes Committee Member).


J.D., Harvard University; B.A., Rice University, summa cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa).