Alina Sartogo

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Alina Sartogo is an associate in the Dispute Resolution group of the Firm's London office, whose practice focuses on international arbitration. Alina's experience covers a range of industry sectors, including financial institutions, oil and gas, construction, renewable energy and telecommunications.

Most recently, Alina has been appointed as the ICC Young Arbitrator Forum Representative for the Europe and Russia Chapter. She frequently speaks at conferences on a broad range of international arbitration topics.

Prior to joining White & Case, Alina worked for three years as Deputy Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris where she supervised more than two hundred commercial and investment arbitrations with a focus on Switzerland, Italy and Central Europe.

Alina trained in the international arbitration department of a magic circle law firm in Paris and in a boutique arbitration firm in Buenos Aires.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Solicitor, England and Wales
Education
MA
Sciences Po
University Paris
LLM
Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne
GDL
BPP Law School
BA
University of Cambridge
Languages
English
French
Italian
Spanish

Experience

Representing Grupo Unidos por el Canal S.A. and its shareholders Sacyr S.A., Salini-Impregilo S.p.A., and Jan De Nul N.V. in an ICC dispute with the Panama Canal Authority relating to the US$5.5 billion Panama Canal expansion project.

Representing Inpex in disputes regarding the pricing of works for an onshore Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) processing facility that is part of a mega LNG project developed by Inpex.

Representing a ship builder in a multi-million euro LCIA arbitration concerning the major refurbishment of an FPSO to be deployed in Brazil.

Representing a world leading mechanical and electrical construction company in the TCC and Court of Appeal case Carillion Construction Ltd v EMCOR Engineering Services Ltd and others, concerning the development of a high specification government Court Centre in central London.

ICC arbitration concerning the revision of the price formula contained in a contract for the supply of natural gas between two Mediterranean countries.*

Three related ICC arbitrations between the main contractor and its subcontractors in various real estate projects in Central and Eastern Europe. Damages were sought by the main contractor for costs incurred to remedy the subcontractor's defective works.*

ICC arbitration focusing on the interpretation of the deadlock provisions in a Joint Venture Agreement for the construction of an hydroelectric power plant in a major African state.*

ICC arbitration between a provider and a trader of electricity regarding the conformity of said electricity with contractual provisions on renewable sources.*
Ad hoc arbitration relating to the acquisition of a major Spanish bank.*

* Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case

Publications

https://www.whitecase.com/publications/alert/covid-19-disruption-art-transactions?_lrsc=29970433-2112-4ea2-9538-5c6688249e93&trk=&utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=linkedinelevatehttps://www.whitecase.com/publications/alert/new-dawn-summary-determination-international-arbitration-revised-siac-rulesFrom environmental obligations to climate change: new frontiers for international arbitration, in Corporate Disputes, in Corporate Disputes, April-June 2016, p. 142, (co-author with Gabriele Ruscalla and Barbara Ciaramella)