Christina Hioureas is chair of the firm’s United Nations practice group and a counsel in the firm's International Litigation & Arbitration practice. Christina represents States, private and State-owned entities, and individuals on international disputes and public international law matters and advises States on matters before the United Nations and its bodies. She also serves as arbitrator in international commercial disputes.
Experienced on matters involving the Balkans, the Mediterranean, Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America, her experience includes:
- Representing parties in international investment arbitration (ICSID, UNCITRAL) and complex international commercial arbitration (ICC, ICDR, AAA, LCIA, UNCITRAL and Swiss Rules) disputes ranging from mixed-use projects and construction matters to energy pricing and supply and solar power disputes under EPC contracts, sale and purchase agreements, power purchase agreements, offtake agreements, among others.
- Serving as sole and co-arbitrator in international commercial disputes, including under UNCITRAL, ICC, ICDR, and AAA Rules. She is admitted to the panel of arbitrators for the AAA, ICDR, DIS, Asia International Arbitration Centre, and USCIB/ICC. She is also a CEDR-certified mediator.
- Advising States on matters before the United Nations and its bodies – including the General Assembly, Security Council, and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Groups II (Commercial Arbitration) and III (Investor State Dispute Resolution Reform).
- Advising and representing States in proceedings before the International Court of Justice.
- Representing States in claims before U.S. courts under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and represents individuals in claims under the Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act and before regional human rights tribunals.