Alice is a litigator who concentrates her practice on shipping, transportation and energy, as well as submarine cables and pipelines related areas. She advises vessel, cargo and submarine cables owners on various contractual, contentious and regulatory matters. Alice also draws on her international background to help corporate and governmental clients solve their cross-border disputes.

    In addition, Alice serves the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) as its United Nations Observer Representative. In that position, she participates in United Nations (UN) law of the sea meetings on behalf of the ICPC, an organization that counts more than 170 members from over 60 countries, including cable owners, operators, manufacturers, industry service providers, as well as governments. Alice carries out all responsibilities associated with the ICPC’s consultative status at the UN. 

    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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    • Assisting the International Cable Protection Committee in becoming the first submarine cable organization in consultative status with the United Nations (UN), and advising it on various UN-related matters.
    • Representing the International Cable Protection Committee at the United Nations, including at the ongoing conference for the preparation of an implementing agreement to the UN Law of the Sea Convention on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction.
    • 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.
    • Advising vessel owners and operators on various regulatory matters, including US coastwise laws and ballast water requirements.
    • 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.
    • Defending an Indian manufacturer of gelatin in a multimillion-dollar action pending in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of New York.

    Education

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

    Admissions

    • New York, 2017

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member, Admiralty Committee of the New York City Bar Association
    • Member, US Maritime Law Association
    • Member, International Law Association
    • Member, Young Shipping Professionals of New York

    Languages

    • English
    • French
    • German

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    • 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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