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Christina G. Hioureas

Christina G. Hioureas

Foley Hoag LLP1301 Avenue of the Americas25th FloorNew YorkNew YorkUSA10019

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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

Peers and clients say

“Christina is a dominant force in the international arbitration community”

“She has great breadth of experience in public and private international law spanning a multitude of industries”

“She has particularly impressive knowledge of energy and investor-state arbitration”

"She is an expert in United Nations and international law"

"An outstanding lawyer"


Christina Hioureas is a counsel in the international litigation and arbitration department, and chair of the United Nations practice group, at Foley Hoag LLP in New York. Christina represents states, entities and individuals on international commercial arbitration disputes (ICC, ICDR, AAA, LCIA, UNCITRAL, Swiss Rules), international investment disputes (ICSID, UNCITRAL) and public international law matters, and advises states on matters before the UN and its bodies. She also serves as sole and co-arbitrator in international commercial disputes (UNCITRAL, ICC, ICDR, AAA), for which she has received recognition as “Up and Coming” in Chambers Arbitrators as well as Chambers Global – Public International Law.

Christina has experience on disputes ranging from energy pricing, supply and regulation (oil and gas, solar power, petrochemicals) to complex commercial construction and joint ventures, including on matters originating in the Balkans, the Mediterranean, Europe, the Caucuses, the Middle East, South East Asia, Africa and Latin America.  Her experience in interstate litigation includes representing Mauritius in advisory proceedings before the International Court of Justice on whether the decolonisation of Mauritius was lawfully completed in light of the United Kingdom’s excision and retention of the Chagos Archipelago. 

Christina served as an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University School of Law (2013–2016). She is a US member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and is an elected term member to the Council on Foreign Relations and executive council member with the American Society of International Law. She was twice awarded the Center for Justice & Accountability "Partners in Justice" Award for her work in transitional justice in Somalia and Chile, respectively.

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