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Carla Gharibian represents clients in complex investor-state and commercial arbitrations spanning a wide range of disputes, including contract and treaty-based claims as well as claims under foreign laws. She also advises clients on international trade issues, including compliance counseling.

Carla has represented clients in complex, high-value investor-state and commercial arbitrations under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) rules. Her experience spans a range of sectors and industries, including oil and gas, mining, and steel.

In addition, Carla has advised clients on economic sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Her experience in this area includes providing guidance on a variety of export and sanctions-related risks in proposed transactions.

Carla currently serves as co-editor of the international arbitration chapter of the American Bar Association International Law Section's annual Year in Review publication.

While in law school, Carla served in the East Bay Community Law Center and the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, which provide pro bono legal services to the Bay Area. During this time she worked on a variety of matters, including asylum proceedings and criminal records remedies.


  • WEG acquires industrial electric motors and generators business from Regal Rexnord CorporationJones Day advised WEG S.A. in the $400 million acquisition of the industrial electric motors and generators business of Regal Rexnord Corporation.
  • U.S. construction company arbitrates dispute with Panama for violation of applicable treaties between U.S. and PanamaJones Day represented a U.S. construction company in an international arbitration conducted under the Rules of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes against the Republic of Panama.
  • U.S. chemical company obtains victory in multi-party ICDR arbitration relating to chemical manufacturing joint venture in TaiwanJones Day obtained an award in favor of a U.S. chemical company in a three-party arbitration arising from its acquisition of a substantial interest in a Taiwanese chemical manufacturing joint venture.
  • Kazakh investors initiate ICSID arbitration against UzbekistanJones Day represents Vladislav Kim and 11 other citizens of Kazakhstan in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Uzbekistan instituted pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments.
  • Publicaciones adicionales

    • 6/1/2022
      International Arbitration, 56 American Bar Association/International Law Section Year in Review 171-92 (2022).
    • 6/1/2021
      International Arbitration, 55 American Bar Association/International Law Section Year in Review 249-72 (2021).
    • 6/1/2020
      International Arbitration, 54 American Bar Association/International Law Section Year in Review 125-43 (2020).

    • 01/19/2023
      Panelist, "Evolving Doctrines of Excuse in the Face of Global Disruption," 11th ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration