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Caline Mouawad

Caline Mouawad

King & Spalding LLP

New York, NY, USA

Caline Mouawad is a Partner in King & Spalding's International Arbitration Group, residing in the New York office. Ms. Mouawad concentrates her practice on international arbitration. Her experience includes arbitrations involving claims and disputes in Europe, the CIS, Latin America, North Africa, and the Middle East, relating to public and private international law issues, bilateral investment treaties, breach of contract, financial transactions, and privatization agreements. Ms. Mouawad is involved in complex arbitrations in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, energy, telecommunications, and mining. She has represented clients in cases before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Russian Chamber of Commerce (ICAC), as well as in ad hoc cases under the UNCITRAL Rules. In the 2010 edition of The Global Arbitration Review 100, she was named a "lawyer to know." She was "recommended" by Legal 500: Latin America 2012.

Practice Areas
  • Energy Arbitration
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • International
  • International Arbitration
  • Latin America

  • Representing a U.S. oil company in an UNCITRAL arbitration brought under the U.S.-Ecuador bilateral investment treaty concerning a dispute over the implementation of environmental remediation agreements
  • Representing Dutch investors in an ICSID arbitration brought under the Netherlands-Bulgaria bilateral investment concerning a dispute over the termination of waste management concession agreements
  • Representing a U.S. company in a dispute brought under the U.S.-Peru trade promotion agreement concerning a mineral mining project
  • Representing independent oil companies as claimants in an UNCITRAL arbitration against a State-owned oil company concerning the alleged breach of stabilization provisions in a production sharing contract and the collection of windfall profits tax
  • Representing an African State in an ICSID arbitration brought by a European investor concerning a disputed license for a mobile phone operator
  • Representing a French global media and communications company before an LCIA tribunal considering claims of breach of a shareholders' agreement in connection with a telecommunications joint venture in Central Europe
  • Representing a Dutch oil and gas investor in an ICSID arbitration against an Eastern European country for breach of bilateral investment treaty obligations
  • Representing two Turkish companies in an ICSID arbitration against a CIS country for expropriation and breach of bilateral investment treaty obligations in connection with the investor's rights in a telecommunications company
  • Representing a German process technology group in an ICSID arbitration against a CIS country for breach of bilateral investment treaty obligations
  • Representing a European subsidiary of a U.S. diversified power management company in an ICC dispute concerning a patent license agreement
  • Representing a Central European government in an ad hoc bilateral investment treaty arbitration brought by a foreign investor concerning the privatization of an insurance company
  • Representing a U.S. commodities trading and resources conglomerate in an ICAC arbitration against a CIS state-owned entity for breach of guarantee

Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • Paris (inactive)

  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Rice University


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