Described as a “dominant force in the international arbitration community” (Who’s Who Legal- International Arbitration), Christina has been recognized as “a skilled investigator, case strategist, and disciplined team leader” (Chambers USA- Arbitration) and “meticulous, prompt . . . and sensitive to the needs of state-side clients” (Chambers Global-Public International Law). Christina is ranked as an arbitrator and as counsel by Chambers & Partners – Global and USA: Arbitrators, Arbitration Counsel and Public International Law, respectively (2020-22) and noted as a "key lawyer" in Legal 500 USA: International Arbitration and International Litigation, respectively.
Christina is experienced in matters involving the Balkans, the Mediterranean, Europe, the Caucasus, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and North and South America. More specifically, she has acted:
As counsel in international investment treaty and commercial arbitrations (ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, ICDR, AAA, SIAC, LCIA, and Swiss Rules) ranging from construction, energy pricing and supply (oil & gas, renewables) to hospitality, tax, and bankruptcy disputes under bilateral and multilateral treaties, joint venture, power purchase, sale/supply and purchase, EPC, offtake, and long-term lease agreements, in claims ranging from $150 million to $1.2 billion.
As Presiding Arbitrator, Sole Arbitrator, Co-Arbitrator and Emergency Arbitrator in disputes under UNCITRAL, ICC, ICDR, AAA, and LCIA Rules in claims ranging from construction, energy, hospitality and franchise disputes to cybersecurity, discrimination/social justice and mass/class action arbitrations, in amounts exceeding $650 million. She is also a CEDR-certified mediator.
As counsel to States on matters before the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council and in proceedings before regional human rights tribunals and the International Court of Justice.
As counsel in claims before U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Statute, Torture Victim Protection Act, Federal Arbitration Act, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, and sanctions regimes.
Christina is a U.S. member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, Council on Foreign Relations (Term Member), and Executive Council member of the American Society of International Law.