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Cherine Foty focuses her practice on international commercial and investor-state arbitration in a variety of subject matter areas under a range of arbitral rules and applicable laws.

She has represented clients on matters in ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, CRCICA, and ad hoc arbitrations and in litigation disputes. She is particularly familiar with gas pricing arbitration, franchise disputes, banking and corporate arbitrations, as well as related litigation for the implementation of conservatory measures and the enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards. She also has experience serving as an administrative secretary.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2015, Cherine practiced law in Paris, where she represented clients in international commercial arbitration and French litigation cases. She previously worked as a professor of law at the University of Paris Sorbonne and Assas law schools for three years and served as a faculty researcher at the Institute of Comparative Law in Paris under the direction of Professor Louis Vogel.

Cherine co-founded the organization Paris Arab Arbitration Practitioners in 2015 and currently serves as a Steering Committee member of the Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners for the 2018-2021 term. She is also an active member of the young international arbitration groups of the ICC, CIArb, ASA, CFA, ICCA, and ICDR. Cherine frequently speaks at international arbitration conferences and has published articles on numerous legal subjects in law journals as well as on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.


  • North African state arbitrates dispute in PCA relating to destruction of an aircraftJones Day is representing a North African state in PCA arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules brought by two foreign investors seeking compensation of damages resulting from the destruction of an aircraft, under bilateral investment treaties.
  • Major European natural gas producer arbitrates multimillion dollar gas price review against northwest European natural gas buyerJones Day is representing a major European natural gas producer in complex multimillion dollar gas price review ICC arbitration proceedings in Geneva under Swiss law brought by a northwest European natural gas buyer under a long-term gas supply agreement.
  • Major European natural gas producer arbitrates multimillion dollar gas price review under UNCITRAL RulesJones Day is representing a major European natural gas producer in relation to a complex multimillion dollar gas price review in an ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules seated in Stockholm under Russian Law brought by an European natural gas buyer under a long term gas supply agreement.
  • Turkish franchisee arbitrates wrongful termination dispute with French franchisorJones Day is representing a Turkish franchisee in the quick service restaurant business against a French franchisor in a wrongful termination dispute in an ICC arbitration seated in Paris involving French and Turkish intellectual property and trademark law.
  • Shipbuilder successfully defends claims brought by Libyan national maritime authorityAfter obtaining an ICC arbitral award, Jones Day successfully defended a shipbuidler against annulment proceedings before the London High Court brought by the Libyan national maritime authority.
  • Additional Publications

    • July 26, 2019
      Impact of the Arab Spring on the International Arbitration Landscape, Kluwer Arbitration Blog
    • May 2019
      Conflicting Perceptions of Ethics in International Arbitration, Co-Authored with James Clanchy, The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Volume 85 - Issue 2
    • April 2019
      Interview with Young Arbitration Practitioners, Biberon Monthly Arbitration Newsletter, No. 23
    • June 2018
      U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Individualized Employer-Employee Arbitration Agreements Must Be Enforced As Written, Kluwer Arbitration Blog
    • 2018
      The InfoSpan Saga: Preserving Jurisdictional Defenses, Asserting Counterclaims, and Compelling Arbitration from California to Dubai, International Journal of Arab Arbitration, Volume 10, No. (2) 2018
    • September 2017
      Les inspections de concurrence, Union européenne - France - Allemagne - Royaume-Uni - Italie - Suisse - États-Unis – Sous la direction de Louis Vogel - September 2017 – Editions Panthéon Assas
    • July 1, 2015
      The Evolution of Arbitration in the Arab World, Kluwer Arbitration Blog

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    May 2013

    Les actions civiles de concurrence. Union européenne - France - Allemagne - Royaume-Uni - Italie - Suisse - États-Unis – Sous la direction de Louis Vogel - May 2013 – Editions Panthéon Assas

    Speaking Engagements

    • October 15, 2019
      ArbitralWomen and Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners SpeedNet at Jones Day (Paris)
    • October 11, 2019
      Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop on Advocacy in International Arbitration (Kyiv)
    • April 2, 2019
      Paris Arbitration Week – “Gearing Up for Arbitration in the 21st Century” - Blockchain Technology, Data Protection, and Cybersecurity – Techniques for Managing Arbitration Processes and Problem Solving (Paris)
    • March 1, 2019
      Women in Law – University of Vienna "Diversity, Inclusivity & Intersectionality – Going Beyond Gender" (Vienna)
    • December 2018
      Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners (YAWP) Mid-Day Meet-Up (Cairo)
    • December 20-21, 2018
      ICC YAF Middle East, North Africa & Turkey Regional Conference "Round Table Discussion on the Powers of Advocacy: Tactics and Strategies in Arbitration" (Cairo)
    • April 27-28, 2018
      CIArb European Branch 2018 Annual Conference – “Futurama of International Arbitration and the Emerging Need for Ethical Rules” (Lisbon)
    • April 6, 2018
      Developments in International Arbitration at The George Washington University Law School with Professor Ralph Steinhardt and the International Arbitration Student Association (Washington, D.C.)
    • March 20, 2018
      MACI (Master Arbitrage et Commerce International) Université de Versailles Atelier de formation "Recognition & Enforcement" (Paris)
    • December 7, 2017
      Moving through Arbitration: Practical Challenges Confronted in International Commercial Arbitration Under the ICC Rules, Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb (Zagreb)
    • September 19-20, 2017
      Atelier de formation sur L’arbitrage international" à l’Ecole Nationale d’Administration – Alger – à l’invitation de la CNUDCI et les Ministères des Finance et de la Justice de la République Algérienne Démocratique et Populaire (Algiers)
    • March 1, 2017
      MACI (Master Arbitrage et Commerce International) Université de VersaillesAtelier de formation “Reconnaissance et Exécution des Sentences Arbitrales” (Paris)
    • January 14, 2017
      University of Florida Levin College of Law – International Commercial Practice Panel Discussion – "International Arbitration: Practice and Advocacy" (Florida)
    • March 30, 2015
      Investing in a Region of Transition: Development, Business and Peace in the Middle East and North Africa – Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva)
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