Iulia Padeanu

Associate - Washington, D.C.

Iulia Padeanu Mellon is an associate in Foley Hoag's Washington D.C. office and a member of the International Litigation and Arbitration Department. Iulia exclusively represents sovereign States on various matters of international law before the world’s leading dispute resolution institutions, including the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), where she previously clerked, and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Education:

  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2017
  • Queen's University Belfast, M.A., Comparative Ethnic Conflict, 2013
  • Boston College, B.A., 2012

Languages:

English, French, Romanian

Representative Experience

State-to-State Experience

  •  Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Azerbaijan v. Armenia). Counsel to Armenia in proceedings before the International Court of Justice arising from allegations of breach of the CERD. Secured critical victories for Armenia on the Parties’ requests for provisional measures.
  • Axiata Investments (UK) Limited and Ncell Private Limited v. Nepal: Counsel to Nepal in an ICSID arbitration under the UK-Nepal bilateral investment treaty in a dispute concerning the imposition of capital gains tax on the acquisition of shares in a Nepalese telecom company. 
  • The State of Qatar and the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (2017) – Application (A); The State of Qatar and the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (2017) – Application (B): Representing Qatar in proceedings before the Council of International Civil Aviation Organization arising from certain aviation measures adopted by Respondents since June 2017.

Public International Law – Arbitration

  • Qatar v. Bahrain: Representing Qatar in an arbitration concerning international postal law.
  • Qatar v. Egypt: Representing Qatar in an arbitration concerning international postal law.
  • Qatar v. Saudi Arabia: Representing Qatar in an arbitration concerning international postal law.
  • Qatar v. UAE: Representing Qatar in an arbitration concerning international postal law.

Public International Law – UN Human Rights Body Experience

  • Qatar v. Saudi Arabia: Advising Qatar in a CERD Committee proceeding and an ad hoc conciliation concerning international human rights law.
 

Professional Experience

  • European Court of Human Rights, Law Clerk, 2017-2018

Honors

  • Yale Journal of International Law (Executive Editor) 
  • Yale Law & Policy Review (Executive Editor) 
  • Robina Foundation Post-Graduate Fellowship 
  • Salzburg-Curler Fellow, 2016

Involvement

  • DV LEAP, Advocacy Council Chair
  • American Society of International Law, Member

 

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  • Illinois
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