Kirsten Odynski | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Kirsten Odynski
Kirsten Odynski

Kirsten Odynski

Associate, Paris

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Kirsten Odynski is an associate in White & Case's International Arbitration Practice, based in the Paris office. She transferred to the Paris office in 2012 after having spent the first three years in in the firm's New York office.

Kirsten has experience in commercial and investment treaty arbitration, having acted as an adviser in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. Currently, she is advising on large arbitrations in the construction and energy industries.

Kirsten has also been active in White & Case's pro bono work in the area of public international law and legal education service programs. She has been involved with projects for the Open Society Justice Initiative and White & Case's global sponsorship of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition.

Kirsten is an active member of the International Nuclear Lawyer's Association, ArbitralWomen, the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, and the Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • LLB, University of Ottawa
  • BA (Hons), University of Alberta


  • English


Representing an international consortium in an ICC arbitration in Miami in connection with a major infrastructure project.

A series of parallel LCIA arbitrations in the oil and gas industry in Kazakhstan.

Representing an Eastern European State in an ICC arbitration against a creditor of a Communist-era State-owned company.

Multi-billion dollar ICC arbitration in the nuclear industry.

ICC arbitration and related US litigation regarding an oil-related construction project in Latin America.

Speaking Engagements

Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: Notion of Public Policy, March 2014: Tbilisi International Arbitration Conference,


  • The "Business Case" For and Against International Arbitration, International Energy and Minerals Arbitration, Paper 11, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, September 2013, (co-author with Andrew de Lotbinière McDougall)