“She is a strong, analytical lawyer who cuts straight to the point”
“Céline is capable of explaining and dealing with complex issues”
“She performs great under pressure and is very engaging”
Céline Greenberg is a French-qualified avocate and founding partner, together with Professor Pierre Mayer, of the international arbitration boutique firm Mayer Greenberg, based in Paris.
She is one of the rare lawyers of her generation combining extensive experience as counsel and tribunal secretary, with a growing practice as arbitrator.
Céline acts as secretary to arbitral tribunals chaired by Professor Pierre Mayer's (and others). In that capacity, she assists some of the world's most renowned arbitrators in commercial and investment-treaty cases. She also acts as counsel in international arbitral proceedings involving a variety of sectors and applicable laws, under various arbitration rules. She acts before French courts in proceedings relating to arbitration (proceedings before the juge d’appui, recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, applications for setting aside, etc.)
Céline was trained in the most renowned arbitration practices in Paris, by the most respected practitioners. She notably spent seven years in the International Arbitration group of Clifford Chance (Paris), prior to joining Professor Pierre Mayer to act as secretary to the tribunals that he chairs while developing her own practice as counsel and arbitrator. In that role, over a period of five years, she attended deliberations involving many of the best-known arbitrators and supported the drafting of countless procedural orders and awards.
Céline is also well known for her involvement in the international arbitration community. She co-founded Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (PVYAP), 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. The YAM received a GAR Award for Best Innovation of 2013.
A French national, Céline works in French and English.