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Marily Paralika
Marily Paralika

Marily Paralika

Associate, Paris

T +33 1 55 04 58 47



Marily Paralika specializes in international arbitration. She has experience of arbitral proceedings conducted under the auspices of the ICC, as well as ad hoc proceedings. Industry sectors in which she has advised include construction and energy.

Prior to joining White & Case, Marily was Assistant Counsel to the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, where she oversaw thousands of arbitrations, spanning almost all industry sectors and regions.

Marily is currently the Greek National Commissioner to the ICC and an ICC YAF Europe representative.

Bars and Courts

  • Athens Bar
  • Paris Bar


  • DEA in International Law, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • LLM, European and International Law, University of Athens
  • LLB, University of Athens


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek


European gas buyers in several price reopener disputes.

The State of Ukraine in an ICSID arbitration brought by a US investor arising out of issues in the construction/hotel services sector. The matter involves the application of the bilateral investment treaty between the United States and the Ukraine.

A Middle Eastern company in an ad hoc arbitration arising out of a dispute concerning the construction of a gas plant.

A former CIS State owned gas company in an SCC arbitration arising out of a dispute concerning sale, transit and storage of natural gas.

A Middle Eastern company in an ICC arbitration arising out of the termination of a construction joint-venture with a European company.

Speaking Engagements

Interim Measures in International Commercial Arbitration, January 2015: Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop, Moot Court,
, Faculty member

Complex Interactions Between EU Law and Investment Arbitration: Micula v Romania, December 2014: Europe and the Future of Arbitration, ICC YA,

Should Dissenting Opinions be Forbidden?, June 2014: Europa Hall Debate, ICC YAF Europe Regional Conference,

The multi-scenarios, joinder and consolidation, April 2014: New Trends in ICC Arbitration, ICC Conference, Nicosia

Security for Costs (The Winner Takes it All? Costs in International Arbitration, February 2014: ICC YAF / ASA Below 40,


  • Striking the Right Balance: The Roles of Arbitral Institutions, Parties and Tribunals in Achieving Efficiency in International Arbitration, BCDR International Arbitration Review, 2015, (co-author with Anne Véronique Schläpfer)
  • ICC Arbitration, Concise International Arbitration, Loukas A. Mistelis, ed., 2010, (co-author with with Stephen R. Bond and Matthew Secomb)
  • Revision of the UNCITRAL Rules: The Current State of Play, Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal, May 2008, (co-author with Michael Polkinghorne)