Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou

AFP Arbitration


France, Greece

Paris, France

Telecommunications, energy, construction, mining, corporate, International sale

English, French, Greek

2006: Master’s degree in Private International Law and Law of International Commerce, Paris II University Panthéon-Assas (merits; scholar of the Greek Ministry of Education)

2004: Master of Laws in Corporate and Commercial Law, Queen Mary, University of London (merits)

2003: Bachelor of Laws, University of Athens (merits)

See list of publications and speaking engagements at:

Included in the arbitrator panels of several arbitration institutions in the world (ICC, HKIAC, CRCICA, MIAC, CMAP, SHAC, EODID, CCJA, CMAG, SCIA…)

Founding Member of AfricArb, and Co-Chair in 2017-2020

Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

Member of the Board of the Arbitration Commission of ICC Greece

Member of the editing team of the ICC Greece Arbitration Newsletter (edition in Greek)

CIArb Fellow

Member of the Executive Committee of the CIArb European Branch

Former Chair of the Steering Committee of CIArb YMG

Member of Comité français d’arbitrage, Arbitral Women, Rising Arbitrators Initiative

Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou is an independent arbitrator based in Paris.

She has worked for 15 years in two of the most renowned international arbitration groups globally (as counsel at Eversheds Sutherland and associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) and in an arbitration boutique specialised in Africa-related arbitration (Lazareff Le Bars), before establishing her own practice in 2022, focusing mainly on missions as arbitrator.

Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou has significant experience in Africa-related arbitration, as well as in arbitration involving States and State entities. Her experience includes arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, PCA, LCIA, ACIC and CCJA arbitration rules.

She publishes, teaches and speaks in conferences on issues of arbitration, international law and contract law.

She is a Greek citizen, registered with the Bar in Paris and in Athens, and works in English, French and Greek. She also has a good knowledge of Spanish.

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