Anaïs Harlé

Associate, Paris



Anaïs Harlé is an associate in the International Arbitration Group in Paris. She recently completed a secondment in our New York office. Her practice includes both commercial and investment arbitration, with a focus on energy, mining and construction disputes. She also has experience with annulment proceedings before French courts.

Prior to joining White & Case, Anaïs 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
Certificate of achievement in Global Business Law and Governance
Sciences Po
Sorbonne (Paris I) and Columbia Law Schools
Sciences Po Law School, Economic Law
Sciences Po Paris


Representing an Eastern European State in an ICSID arbitration in the mining sector.

Representing a State in the jurisdictional phase of an ICSID arbitration.

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

Representing an Eastern European State in coordinated ICSID and SCC arbitrations concerning electricity tariffs.

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

Represented the Claimants in Engie v. Hungary, an ICSID case under the Energy Charter Treaty relating to State measures concerning regulated gas distribution and consumer tariffs.

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 group of foreign companies resisting annulment of an international award against a State before French courts.

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)