Eloïse Obadia joined Derains & Gharavi in October 2013. She focuses her practice on international arbitration, including investor-state arbitration. She has represented private parties and governments in arbitration before ICSID and in UNCITRAL tribunals and other ad hoc international arbitral tribunals. She also advises States on international investment policies and is active in the mediation of investor-state disputes. She was a member of the drafting committee of the IBA Rules for Investor-State Mediation.
Prior to joining Derains & Gharavi, she was Team Leader at ICSID. She served as secretary of tribunals, conciliation commissions and ad hoc committees in more than 60 proceedings brought under the ICSID Convention, Additional Facility Rules and UNCITRAL Rules. She also served as coordinator in an Expert Determination under the Indus Waters Treaty. Before joining ICSID, Eloïse practised at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, Paris, representing private sector companies in international arbitrations and a sovereign state in ICSID conciliation.
Eloïse is adjunct associate professor at American University, Washington College of Law, where she teaches Investment Treaty Arbitration, and a guest lecturer on International Economic Litigation Law, Master 2, International Economic Law, University of Panthéon–Assas.
She is admitted to the Paris and New York Bars and is registered as Special Legal Consultant in Washington, DC. She completed a Master of Laws at Duke University. She holds degrees from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas and the University of Paris-Dauphine. She speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.
WWL says: Eloïse Obadia is a "really excellent" lawyer acting as counsel in a range of significant arbitrations, with particular experience in construction and energy matters.
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