Catharine Titi, Dr iur., FCIArb, is a tenured Research Associate Professor at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the CERSA, University Paris - Panthéon-Assas, France. In addition to being a member of the Board of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), she serves as Deputy Chair of the Academic Forum on ISDS, whose work contributes to the discussions in Working Group III of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL WG III) , and has been a member of its Steering Committee since its creation in 2018. Catharine sits o n the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) of the Center for American and International Law (CAIL) and is a member of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Rule of Law and International Investment Law. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), she sits on the panel of arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA), and she is appointed to the roster of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s (USMCA) Annex 31-B panellists. In 2022, she was designated by the European Union to the Pool of Arbitrators and to the Pool of Trade and Sustainable Development Experts for Disputes under EU Trade Agreements.
Catharine holds a PhD from the University of Siegen in Germany (Summa cum laude, Rolf H. Brunswig PhD Prize) and she has previously been a consultant at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). In 2016, Catharine was awarded the prestigious Smit-Lowenfeld Prize of the International Arbitration Club of New York for the best article published in the field of international arbitration. Catharine’s working languages are English, French, Greek, and Spanish.
Catharine has published widely on topics of international law. Her latest monographs are The Function of Equity in International Law (Oxford University Press 2021) and The Parthenon Marbles and International Law (Springer 2023).
National Courts as a Forum for the Resolution of Disputes under Article 26 Energy Charter Treaty