Marie-Claire Da Silva Rosa is an associate within the International Dispute Resolution Practice of the Paris office.

    Marie-Claire is a French and Brazilian national and specialises in commercial and investment treaty disputes. She represents private sector companies in arbitrations proceedings and acts for states and state entities in investment treaty claims. Her practice encompasses the areas of commercial and corporate disputes, insurance and litigation.

    Marie-Claire graduated from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris and is admitted to the Paris Bar. She is fluent in French, English and Portuguese.

    Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Marie-Claire worked in a British law firm in Paris for a year and a half with insurance-related disputes and international arbitration proceedings.

    Marie-Claire also practised for two years in a boutique law firm specialised in international arbitration in Paris and trained with law firms in Germany and Brazil.

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    • Representing an African state in an investment arbitration initiated by a Turkish investor over three major construction projects.
    • Representing an Eastern European state against a Swiss investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration based on the energy charter treaty.
    • Representing an African state in setting aside proceedings before the Court of Appeal of Paris relating to an arbitration award.
    • Representing insurance companies before state courts.
    • Representing a French bottled water distributor in a shareholder dispute relating to a project in the Middle East in an ICC arbitration in Paris.
    • Acting as tribunal secretary of an ICC Arbitral Tribunal seated in Rio de Janeiro chaired by José Ricardo Feris in a dispute between Chinese and Brazilian companies concerning an EPC contract for the construction of electric power transmission lines.
    • Acting as tribunal secretary of an Arbitral Tribunal chaired by José Ricardo Feris in an arbitration under the arbitration rules for the markets financed by the European Development Funds, seated in an African capital, between a Portuguese company and an African state related to a highway construction project.
    • Acted as tribunal secretary of an Arbitral Tribunal chaired by José Ricardo Feris in an arbitration under arbitration rules of the Court of Arbitration of the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Madrid.
    • Represented a Tunisian consultant in an arbitration under the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution against a major international company specialised in aeronautics.
    • Represented investors in a telecommunications operation in Brazil in an ICC arbitration in Paris against a major European telecommunications operator.
    • Represented an African contractor in an OHADA arbitration in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, against a North African investment fund relating to the construction of a hotel in Guinea-Bissau.
    • Represented a South-Korean contractor in an ICC arbitration in Paris against a German employer concerning a project for the biomass conversion of a coal-fired power plant in France.
    • Represented a South-Korean contractor before the Paris Commercial Court against a German Employer concerning a project for the biomass conversion of a coal-fired power plant in France to prevent the call on the performance bond.
    • Counsel for a multinational mining company in connection with potential ICSID and ICC arbitrations arising out of the violation by an African state of its obligations following the adoption of a new mining code imposing additional charges upon mining operations.
    • Represented a French design consultant in negotiations of a settlement agreement with the Kuwaiti members of a consortium agreement for the construction work on a causeway in Kuwait.
    • Assisted the arbitrator Pedro Antônio Batista Martins, co-author of the Brazilian Arbitration Act, in the decision-making process of arbitral awards and in the drafting of terms of reference and procedural orders.

    Education

    • Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Master 2, Private International Law and International Commercial Law, 2014
    • Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels (ISIT), Lawyer-Linguist Diploma (German, English and Portuguese), 2013

    Admissions

    • Paris, 2018

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee

    Languages

    • French
    • English
    • German
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
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    • Co-author, “Chronicle of Arbitration Awards in the Hospitality Industry”, International Business Law journal, No. 3, p. 301, 2018.
    • Co-author, “A câmara internacional da corte de apelação de Paris: Um novo procedimento internacional atractivo de resolução de litígios”, Revista Brasileira de Alternative Dispute Resolution do CBMA, V.1 No. 2, 2019.

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