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Kathryn Khamsi is counsel in the Paris office of Three Crowns. She represents both states and private entities in a range of disputes, including investor-state, state-state and commercial, with a particular emphasis on the natural resource and energy sectors. Recent highlights include acting in the ICC arbitration brought by Areva and Siemens in relation to a nuclear power plant, in which US$7.2 billion is at stake. Kathryn has also acted for Egypt and Algeria in a number of ICSID cases, dealing with issues ranging from petroleum taxation and gas supply, to corruption and denial of justice.Prior to joining Three Crowns, Kathryn was counsel in a leading international arbitration and public international law practice in Paris. She has also worked as a legal adviser to the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, based in Dili Timor-Leste, in which capacity she coordinated Timor-Leste’s maritime boundary negotiations with Australia and the drafting of its new petroleum investment regime (2003-2005), and with the International Development Law Organization in Kabul, Afghanistan (2005-2007). Kathryn is admitted in Paris, New York and Ontario. She holds an AB from Harvard, LL.B and BCL degrees from McGill, and an LLM from Columbia, which recognised her as a James Kent Scholar.
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