Overview

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 is a CEDR Accredited Mediator (since 2016) and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.

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, know how 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. At any given moment, 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.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Experience

Recent or pending arbitration, mediation or court proceedings in which Alina Leoveanu was involved include the representation of:

  • 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.

Education

University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master’s Degree in European Union Law

University of Craiova, Faculty of Law Nicolae Titulescu (Romania)

Activities

  • CEDR Accredited Mediator (since 2016)
  • Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • Member of ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • Member of ArbitralWomen