Admitted to the Romanian bar, Alina Leoveanu is a senior legal consultant in the International Arbitration practice of the Paris office.
She represents companies in commercial arbitrations and mediations in complex disputes arising from different economic sectors and industries.
Alina has been a CEDR Accredited Mediator since 2016, a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR since October 2019 and has been recently appointed as an ArbitralWomen Board member for the 2022-2024 term.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Alina was the Manager of the ICC International Centre for ADR (“Centre”) and was responsible for the ICC’s ADR services, which include mediation, expert appraisal and dispute board proceedings, in addition to banking related disputes.
Alina also served as Global Co-Chair of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum from September 2016 to July 2019. She regularly represented the ICC at conferences across the world.
Prior to being the Manager of the Centre, Alina was a part of the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration as a Deputy Counsel for the Central and Eastern European Team. Alina oversaw hundreds of arbitration proceedings, assisted the ICC Court, scrutinized arbitral awards and acted as a liaison between parties, counsel and arbitral tribunals.
Before joining the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Alina worked as a case processing lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.
In addition to her native Romanian, Alina is fluent in English, French and has a good understanding of Spanish.
Recent or pending arbitration, mediation or court proceedings in which Alina Leoveanu was involved include the representation of:
- An Ivorian EPC Contractor, subsidiary of a Spanish group, in a CACI arbitration seated in Abidjan against an Ivorian Subcontractor, subsidiary of a Moroccan group, in a dispute arising out of the allegedly wrongful termination of a subcontract providing for earthworks at a thermal power station in Ivory Coast.
- A Lebanese subcontractor in an ICC arbitration seated in Paris related to the construction of residential buildings in Beirut, Lebanon;
- A Lebanese subcontractor in an ICC arbitration seated in Doha, Qatar, related to a major road project in Doha;
- A Spanish company in statutory adjudication proceedings in Malaysia followed by an ICC arbitration seated in Geneva brought by a Vietnamese subcontractor and arising out of a subcontract for the execution of certain piping works in the context of the construction of an oil refinery in Malaysia;
- Several banks in a mediation against a major European manufacturer in respect of the compensation for the loss of value of the aircraft and all related maintenance costs.
- Several Tunisian companies in a DIFC–LCIA arbitration related to the alleged non-performance of a settlement agreement.
- Several American companies and their founder in two ICC arbitrations against two distinct North African venture capital companies related to the alleged violation of a non-compete clause included in a shareholders agreement.
- Two African companies in the energy sector managing a concession in a West African State which have been seriously harmed by a series of contractual breaches by the State.
University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master’s Degree in European Union Law
Hague Academy of International Law, Public International Law
University of Craiova, Faculty of Law Nicolae Titulescu (Romania)
- Romania, Dolj
- CEDR Accredited Mediator (since 2016)
- Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR (since October 2019)
- ArbitralWomen Board member for the 2022-2024 term
- Member of the Roster of International Adjudicators of the National and International Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (2020-2021 term)
- Member of ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, former Global Co-Chair