Biography

Béatrice CASTELLANE

International Arbitrator 

Béatrice Castellane is an international arbitrator and former elected Member of the Paris Bar Council (2004-2007). Counsel to both French and foreign companies in business and investment cases, she acts as Counsel or Arbitrator in numerous cases relating to construction, mining and raw materials, telecommunications, energy, aviation, maritime matters, agriculture and general trade and investment disputes. Active as both an arbitrator and lawyer in contentious matters arising in Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States, Beatrice is a member of the ICC, HKIAC, OHADA CCJA, CRCICA and KLRCA arbitrator panels and also arbitrates in ad hoc arbitrations in particular under the UNICTRAL rules. As of 31 December 2021, counsel or arbitrator in over 100 cases including 20 international arbitrations as sole arbitrator or president of the arbitral tribunal. Further international experience: professional/ personal activities in 67 countries (6 continents).

Professional Activities and Memberships
• International arbitrator since 2008
• Counsel for arbitration proceedings since 1998
• Avocat at the Paris Bar from 1983 to 2022
• Former elected Member of the Paris Bar Council (2004-2007)
• President of the Arbitration Commission of the Comparative Law Society (SLC, Société de Legislation Comparée)
• Honorary President of the Franco-British Lawyers Society (AJFB-FBLS)
• Former Member of the Franco-British Council (FBC)
• Former Director of the French Arbitration Association (AFA, Association Française d’Arbitrage)
• Past President of the French Association of Women Lawyers (AFFJ, Association Française des Femmes Juristes) (2008-2010)
• Member of the UNCITRAL working group II on Arbitration and Conciliation
• Member of the Editorial Board of the French Business Law journal, “Journal special des sociétés”
• Member of the Institute of Directors (IOD, London) (2000 -), certified in International Company Direction (2016)
• Member of numerous arbitral associations including: International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), International Arbitration Institute (IAI), French Arbitration Commission (CFA, Comité français de l’Arbitrage), International Bar Association (IBA), International Association of Lawyers, (UIA, Union Internationale des Avocats) and Arbitral Women’s Association
• Member of the Kipling Society
• Knight of the Legion of Honour (2010) by Foreign Office

 

Education
– Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris I), DEA Business Law (1981)
– Institute of Directors (London), Certificate in International Company Direction (2016)