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Catherine Amirfar

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Catherine Amirfar is well regarded for her representation of sovereigns and multinational corporations in complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Fellow practitioners describe her as "incredibly accomplished" and note her "impressive skills" in arbitral disputes. Her credentials in the field are considerably burnished by her former role advising on international law in the US Department of State.

New York partner Catherine Amirfar is widely recognised as a "very talented lawyer" who "is really, really good in investment arbitration." She is very active in the field, acting as counsel for investors and states in a range of disputes. She also offers significant experience in commercial mandates, notably in the pharmaceuticals sector.

Catherine Amirfar attracts praise as a "phenomenal lawyer" and "an incredible oral advocate." Based in New York, she is highly sought after for her adept handling of big-ticket investment treaty disputes and is commendably active as PIL counsel to states on international environmental law and human rights issues.