Anna Joubin-Bret is Attorney-at-law and practices in Paris. She specializes in International Investment Law and Investment Dispute Resolution. She focuses on serving as arbitrator, mediator and conciliator in international investment disputes. She also advises States and State entities in international investment policies and law as well as representation and Dispute Prevention Policies.
Until recently, she was a partner in Foley Hoag's International Litigation and Arbitration Practice.
Prior to 2011 and for 15 years, Anna was a Senior Legal Adviser at the Division on Investment and Enterprise for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). In this capacity, she managed the resesarch and advisory work on international investment law issues as well as the technical assistance program on international investment agreements (IIAs). During her tenure, Anna assisted countries and governments in the formulation of investment policies and frameworks and the management of investor-State disputes. Anna has edited and authored seminal research and publications on international investment law, notably the Sequels to UNCTAD IIA Series. She lectures on international investment law in various universities and institutes all over the world.
She holds a post-graduate degree (DEA) in Private International Law from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, a Masters Degree in International Economic Law from University Paris I and in Political Science from Institut d'Etudes Politiques. She has been Legal Counsel in the legal department of the Schneider Group, General Counsel of the KIS Group and Director-Export of Pomagalski S.A. She has been appointed judge at the Commercial Court in Grenoble (France).
TDM Special on "Reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement: In Search of A Roadmap"