Provided by Natalie Reid
Natalie Reid is a partner in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group, co-chair of the firm’s Public International Law Group, and co-chair of the Caribbean practice. She focuses on international arbitration, public international law, and complex commercial litigation matters.
Ms. Reid advises on a broad range of international matters, with particular experience advising on ESG issues, including business and human rights considerations. She has deep sector experience with clients in energy (including renewables), natural resources, mining, and oil and gas.
A Jamaican national, she advises and represents multinational corporations, sovereign States, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations in proceedings in international courts and tribunals and in U.S. courts. Ms. Reid acts as counsel in commercial, investment treaty, and public international law arbitrations, and sits as an arbitrator in a wide range of commercial cases.
Ms. Reid’s current leadership positions include serving as a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration, a Board Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), President of the LCIA North American Users’ Council, a Counsellor of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), and the Co-Chair of New York Arbitration Week 2022. She previously served on the ASIL Executive Council, the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law, the International Commercial Disputes Committee of the New York City Bar Association, as a Co-Chair of the Young Attorneys in Dispute Resolution Steering Committee of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR Y-ADR), a Co-Chair of the 2015 ASIL Annual Meeting, and a co-chair of the 2022 ITA-IEL-ICC Annual Joint Conference on Energy Arbitration.
Ms. Reid speaks and lectures frequently on international law and international disputes, including guest lectures at Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, New York University School of Law, and the University of Michigan Law School. She is the author or co-author of a number of publications concerning international arbitration and public international law, including contributions to the ICSID Review, The Arbitration Review of the Americas, the ICCA Congress Book and Current Issues and Future Challenges in International Arbitration, and is a co-author of the International Criminal Law Practitioner Library (Cambridge University Press).
Ms. Reid received her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was co-managing editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. She received her A.B. magna cum laude from Brown University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to joining Debevoise, she was an Associate Legal Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.