Aline Ramos Poelaert is an associate in the International Dispute Resolution Practice based in the Paris office. Her practice focuses exclusively on international arbitration.

    Aline is a French and Mexican national, specialising in international commercial arbitration and investor-state disputes. Her practice focuses on complex international disputes regarding energy, pipelines, joint ventures and infrastructure projects in Latin America, conducted under various procedural rules, including the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, UNCITRAL and ICSID rules, and governed by a variety of laws.

    She holds a master’s degree from Panthéon-Assas university in Paris and is admitted to practice law in Mexico. She speaks Spanish and French as mother tongues, and is perfectly fluent in English.

    Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Aline worked as a lawyer in a leading international law firm in Mexico City for more than four years, advising both Mexican and foreign companies in several high-profile arbitration proceedings. She also has experience assisting arbitral tribunals in both commercial and investment international arbitrations.

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    • Representing the Republic of Peru in three commercial arbitrations under the ICSID rules, related to a concession agreement for the construction of a large-scale public works project in Lima, Peru.
    • Representing the Republic of Costa Rica in an ICSID investment arbitration related to the agro-industry sector.
    • Representing the Republic of Ecuador in a UNCITRAL investment arbitration relating to the oil and gas sector.
    • Representing the Dominican Republic in an ICC Arbitration related to a project for the construction of an aqueduct.
    • Representing a Mexican energy company in an ICC arbitration seated in Mexico City, related to the construction and operation of a natural gas transportation pipeline.
    • Representing a Mexican energy company in a LCIA arbitration seated in Mexico City, related to the construction and operation of a natural gas transportation pipeline.
    • Representing one of the largest brewery companies in an ICC arbitration, related to the renewable energy sector.
    • Representing a Mexican company in an ICDR arbitration seated in Idaho, US, related to an international distribution agreement.
    • Representing a Mexican construction company in an ICC arbitration related to the construction of a port terminal.
    • Secretary to the arbitral tribunal in an ICC arbitration between two Mexican companies related to the operation of a natural gas transportation pipeline.

    Education

    • Université Paris II Panthéon - Assas, LL.M., with honors, French, European and International Business Law, 2021
    • The Hague Academy of International Law, Winter Course on International Law, 2020
    • Escuela Libre de Derecho and the International Chamber of Commerce, Diploma, International Commercial Arbitration, 2018
    • Escuela Libre de Derecho, Licenciatura en Derecho, J.D., with honors, 2017

    Admissions

    • Mexico, 2018

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Young Practitioners Group

    Languages

    • Spanish
    • French
    • English

    • Author, “Climate change dispute resolution and the role of arbitration”, Pauta, 90th Newsletter of the ICC Mexico Chapter, January 2020.

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