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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

Peers and clients say

"It is always a pleasure to work with her on cases"
"Valentine Chessa is an experienced practitioner with an excellent track record and strong connections - she is inspirational"

Biography

Valentine Chessa has been practicing in the international arbitration team of CastaldiPartners since 2010. In 2016, she became a partner and co-head of the arbitration group.

Her practice focuses on international arbitration in complex cross-border disputes in a wide range of industry sectors, including energy and construction.

Valentine acts as counsel in cases under the main institutional rules and ad hoc proceedings, from the pre-arbitration phase to enforcement of the award.

She also acts as arbitrator and has been involved in numerous arbitration proceedings as administrative secretary for the current President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Before joining CastaldiPartners, Valentine worked at the ICC International Court of Arbitration Secretariat for five years, where she supervised hundreds of arbitration proceedings with parties from all over the world involving virtually all sectors and a broad variety of legal issues.

Valentine is one of the reporters for France of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and a Faculty member of the Roma Tre Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration.

She authored numerous publications and is a regular speaker at conferences on international arbitration.   

She has been co-chair of ArbIt (2017-2018) and a Board member of ArbitralWomen (2017-2019).

Since 2019, Valentine was elected by Who’s Who Legal as one of the Future Leaders in Construction.

Valentine has always worked in English, French and Italian.

WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Valentine Chessa has a wealth of experience appearing before the main arbitral institutions and is praised for her “open-minded approach”.

Biography

Valentine Chessa has been practising in the international arbitration team of CastaldiPartners since 2010. In 2016, she became a partner. Her practice focuses on international arbitration, both ad hoc and institutional, before the main arbitration institutions (the ICC, the LCIA, the SCC, CAM, etc). Valentine acts as counsel and arbitrator in a wide range of matters, including large construction and engineering projects.

Recent examples of Valentine’s expertise in construction matters include representing: a multinational company in an ICC arbitration in a construction dispute against a subcontractor over the construction of an urea plant; and a multinational company in an ICC arbitration in a construction dispute against the employer over the construction of a gas plant.

Before joining CastaldiPartners, Valentine Chessa worked at the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, where she supervised hundreds of arbitration proceedings with parties from all over the world involving a wide range of sectors and legal issues. Valentine Chessa also acts as arbitrator and has been involved in numerous arbitration proceedings as administrative secretary of Alexis Mourre, the current president of the ICC International Court.  

Valentine has been co-chair of ArbIt for 2017-2018, and a board member of ArbitralWomen for 2017-2019. She is one of the reporters for France of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration.

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