Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou specialises in international arbitration, public international law and general contract law. She has acted as counsel, arbitrator or 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, ICC, LCIA, CRCICA and CCJA arbitration rules.
Athina holds an LL.B. from the University of Athens, an LL.M. from Queen Mary College, University of London, and a master's degree from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas.
Athina worked has worked at Lazareff Le Bars as Senior Associate and Counsel, and as an associate in the international arbitration group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Paris for six years. She also served as assistant legal counsel in the Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs of UNESCO for one year, and acted as an independent practitioner.
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.
She is registered with the Bar in Paris and in Athens and speaks English, French, Greek and Spanish.