Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou specialises in international arbitration, public international law and general contract law. She has acted as counsel, arbitrator and administrative secretary in commercial and investment arbitrations in the energy, banking and finance, mining, construction and telecommunication sectors. Her experience includes ad hoc as well as institutional arbitrations under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, CRCICA and CCJA arbitration rules.
Currently a counsel at Lazareff Le Bars, Athina previously held an associate position at the arbitration department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and served for one year in the legal department of UNESCO.
Athina holds an LLB from the University of Athens, an LLM from Queen Mary College, University of London and a master’s degree from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas.
She is registered with the Bar in Paris and in Athens and speaks English, French, Greek and Spanish.
Athina regularly publishes and speaks at conferences on issues of arbitration and international law. She is a member of ICC Hellas and several arbitration practitioners’ associations.