Céline Greenberg “has extensive knowledge and experience in arbitration”, according to interviewees familiar with her practice. She is always “very prepared” and is considered a “very astute lawyer”.
Céline Greenberg is a French-qualified avocate and an independent arbitration practitioner based in Paris (France). She is one of the lawyers of her generation with the most extensive experience acting as counsel, arbitrator, and tribunal secretary.
Céline receives arbitrator appointments (including as sole arbitrator) in proceedings conducted under domestic and international arbitration institutions, such as the ICC Court of International Arbitration and the French Arbitration Association.
She also acts as counsel in international arbitral proceedings involving a variety of sectors and applicable laws, under various arbitration rules, and in French courts proceedings relating to arbitration (interim measure applications, proceedings before the juge d’appui, recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, applications for setting aside, etc).
Since mid-2016, Céline acts as secretary to arbitral tribunals chaired by Professor Pierre Mayer (and others). In that capacity, she assists some of the world's most renowned arbitrators in commercial and investment-treaty cases.
Prior to her current role, Céline spent seven years in the International Arbitration group of Clifford Chance (Paris), after having trained at Dechert and Latham & Watkins. Her training includes work experience within the International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and with TOTAL's exploration and production legal department.
Céline is also well known for her involvement in the international arbitration community. She co-founded Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (PVYAP, www.pvyap.org), an award- winning organisation created specifically for junior and mid-level practitioners. In that context, she notably proposed and coordinated the Young Arbitrators Match (YAM), the first and only award- drafting competition open to junior and mid-level practitioners (www.youngarbitratorsmatch.com). The YAM received a GAR Award for Best Innovation of 2013.
A French national, Céline works in French and English.