Catherine M. Amirfar
Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
919 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Law Clerk, Hon. D.A. Batts, Federal Judge, Southern District of New York (2000-2002).
Executive Committee of the American Society of International Law (Member, 2009-2012); ABILA (Vice President and Member of Executive Council); ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (Steering Committee Member); New York International Arbitration Center (Chair of the Program Committee).
Acts as counsel in arbitration cases arising under the rules of the major arbitral institutions, and in a wide variety of subjects, including investment treaties, gas and energy and financial industry sectors. Her recent representations include disputes involving Brazil and disputes arising under bilateral investment treaties in Europe and East Asia. Ms. Amirfar also has acted as counsel in transnational commercial litigation in U.S. courts, with a focus on international disputes and intellectual property.
“United States,” in the International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration (2013); “The Avena Case in the International Court of Justice (Mexico v. United States of America): Arguments of Mexico” German Law Journal, 2004; “Developments in the Act of State Doctrine,” International Lawyer, 2004 & 2005; “The Current Status of NAFTA Chapter 11 Arbitration” New York International Law Review (Winter 2007); and “Obtaining Evidence for Use in International Arbitrations Through United States Courts,” Global Arbitration Review (2011); “Arbitration and Enforcement in the United States,” Global Arbitration Review’s The Arbitration Review Of The Americas 2014 (2014); “Who Decides Arbitrability? A Resurgence Of The Debate In The United States,” The Arbitration Review of the Americas (a special report published by Global Arbitration Review, 2013); “Current Challenges to Consumer Arbitration in the United States: Much Ado About Nothing For International Arbitration?” The Arbitration Review of the Americas (2012).