Anaïs Harlé

Associate, Paris



Anaïs Harlé is an associate in the International Arbitration Group in Paris. She also worked in our New York office during a secondment. 

Anaïs has significant experience representing States and corporations in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations under the arbitration rules of various institutions (ICSID, ICC, SCC, LCIA, UNCITRAL). She also has experience with annulment proceedings before French courts.

Her experience spans various industries, with a focus on energy, mining and construction disputes, in different regions of the world. She has also worked on several cases involving regulated networks.

Prior to joining White & Case, Anaïs studied in England, the United States, Canada and France.  She acquired experience in the field of international arbitration and litigation at several international law firms, in Paris and in London, as well as within the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
University of Cambridge
Master 2
Global Business Law and Governance
Sciences Po Law School
Certificate of achievement in Global Business Law and Governance
Sciences Po

Sorbonne (Paris I) and Columbia Law Schools

Master 1
Economic Law
Sciences Po Law School
Bachelor, Political Sciences, Law and Economics
Sciences Po Paris


Representing an Eastern European State in an ICSID arbitration regarding the termination of a mining concession.

Representing Georgia in coordinated SCC and ICSID arbitrations concerning the regulation of electricity tariffs and related enforcement and annulment proceedings.

Advising a construction consortium regarding claims arising out of the rehabilitation of an airport in Kenya and representing it in parallel court proceedings in France and in Kenya relating to the call of a performance security.

Representing the main contractor on one of the world's largest infrastructure projects located in Central America in DAB and ICC arbitration proceedings.

Representing an international group of hotels in a LCIA arbitration in relation to a dispute arising out of the performance of a hotel management agreement.

Represented the Claimants in Engie and others v. Hungary, an ICSID case under the Energy Charter Treaty and the France-Hungary BIT relating to the regulation of gas tariffs.

Represented a State in the jurisdictional phase of an ICSID arbitration relating to the retail sector.

Acted as secretary of the arbitral tribunal in an ICC arbitration seated in Paris.

Represented a French company in an ICC arbitration arising out of a long-term supply contract in the aviation industry.

Represented a French company in an ad hoc arbitration in the food distribution sector.

Represented a group of Indian companies in annulment proceedings before the Paris Court of Appeal brought by the State of Yemen against an international award.

Represented a group of companies in an ICC arbitration regarding tax disputes arising out of a M&A transaction in Central Europe.


"Arbitration in France" Thomson Reuters Practical Law, April 2021 (with N. Bouchardie, L. De Ferrari and M. Guyonnet)

"Enforcement of awards in France—a dual system (Ryanair v Syndicate of Charente Airports)", Lexis PSL Arbitration, May 2017, (with E. Oger-Gross)

"Arbitration procedures and practice in France: overview", PLC, March 2016, (with Elizabeth Oger-Gross)

"Litigation and enforcement in France: overview", PLC Global Guide to Dispute Resolution, January 2016, (with E. Oger-Gross, A. Pitchouguina and E. Valette)