Laurie Achtouk-Spivak is a counsel based in the Paris office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Her practice focuses on international arbitration and litigation, with a particular emphasis on public international law. Ms Achtouk-Spivak represents investors and sovereigns in investment treaty arbitrations before ICSID as well as other arbitration institutions. She has also represented clients in several commercial arbitrations including some involving sovereigns and often provides companies with investment structuring advice. Ms Achtouk-Spivak is a lecturer at the University of Poitiers, where she teaches a course in investor-state dispute settlement, and is a lecturer on international arbitration at the Ecole de formation professionnelle des Barreaux de la Cour d’Appel de Paris (EFB). She is widely published on public international law, notably investment treaty arbitration. Ms Achtouk-Spivak received an LLM from Harvard in 2006. She is a member of the Bar in New York (US) and Paris (France) as well as a member of the Peer Review Board of the ICSID Review. Her native language is French; she is fluent in English and proficient in Italian. Ms Achtouk-Spivak joined Cleary Gottlieb in 2006 and became counsel in 2016.