Alice D. Colarossi is a litigator who has developed a particular expertise in shipping, transportation, and submarine cables. She represents vessel, cargo, and submarine cable owners in various contractual and regulatory matters. Alice also draws on her international background to advise governmental and non-governmental clients on a broad range of issues in international public and private law. Her interest and involvement extend beyond the litigation context.

    Alice serves the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) as its United Nations Observer Representative. In that position, she participates in United Nations law of the sea meetings and treaty negotiations on behalf of the ICPC, an organization that counts more than 170 members from over 60 countries, including cable owners, operators, manufacturers, surveyors, as well as governments.

    Before joining the firm, Alice worked for maritime law firms in Hamburg, Paris and New York. In addition, she worked for the United Nations, in the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea. She is a graduate of the Rhodes Academy on Oceans Law and Policy.

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    • Representing the Kingdom of Spain in 28 USC §1782 proceedings before the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit in connection with the sinking of the oil tanker Prestige.
    • Participating in the negotiation of a new law of the sea treaty on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction on behalf of the International Cable Protection Committee, an organization in consultative status with the United Nations.
    • Obtaining recovery of submarine cable fault damages on behalf of several telecommunication companies by asserting maritime tort claims against culprit vessels and their P&I club.
    • Representing a major US chemical exporter in the negotiation of chartering, towage, freight-forwarding, terminal storage, and sales agreements, and in the resolution of related disputes.


    • New York University, LL.M., 2016
    • Sciences Po, Master in Global Business Law, 2014


    • New York, 2017

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member, Admiralty Committee of the New York City Bar Association
    • Member, United States Maritime Law Association
    • Member, International Law Association


    • English
    • French
    • German

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    • Co-author, “Drafting Arbitration Clauses for Shipbuilding Contracts,” Navigating Maritime Arbitration: The Experts Speak, Juris, 2019.
    • Co-author, “A Loose Cannon on Deck: Proposed Changes to Interpretation of the US Jones Act for Cable Ships,” SubTel Forum Issue 93, 2017.
    • Co-author, “Submarine Cables and Deep Seabed Mining: Advancing Common Interest and Addressing UNCLOS “Due Regard” Obligations,” ISA Technical Study No. 14, 2015.
    • Co-author, “Submarine Telecommunication Cables in the Sargasso Sea,” International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 2015.

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