Angélica André

Counsel, Paris



Angélica is counsel in White & Case's Paris International Arbitration practice group, having spent a year on secondment in the London office. She focuses on commercial arbitration relating to construction projects, energy and other commercial issues, conducted in English and French under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Angélica also deals with annulment proceedings with respect to commercial and investment arbitral awards in France, and enforcement proceedings in France and various other jurisdictions worldwide.

Angélica regularly works in English, French, and German. Before joining White & Case, Angélica acquired experience within international law firms in London and Singapore.

Angélica teaches international and French arbitration law and oral advocacy at the universities Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2), Sorbonne Paris Nord (Paris 13), of Lorraine (Nancy), and ESADE (Barcelona). She is active with the Vis Moot competition, having acted as participant (Queen Mary University, London), coach and arbitrator, and organized events and pre-moots across Europe, including Paris, London, Vienna, as well as in Riyadh.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
International Dispute Resolution
Queen Mary College, University of London
Contract and Property Law
Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne
Maîtrise in French and German Laws
Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne
Cologne – Paris I
University of Cologne


Representation of a consortium of construction companies in one of the world's largest infrastructure projects located in Central America in several related ICC arbitrations and DAB proceedings;

Representation of European gas buyers in several price reopener dispute;

Representation of the French subsidiary of a US company in ICC proceedings relating to the construction of a plant in the aeronautical industry in France;

Representation of a consortium of construction companies in a major infrastructure project in Africa in ICC arbitration proceeding and settlement negotiations;

Representation of a Middle Eastern group in an ICC arbitration with an African state relating to the settlement of outstanding payments with respect to public works contracts, as well as subsequent annulment proceedings in France and enforcement proceedings worldwide;

Representation of several companies and a foreign State in annulment proceedings before the French courts with respect to commercial or investment awards rendered under the ICC, ICSID(AF) Arbitration Rules and UNCITRAL Rules;

Representation of a Jordanian company in enforcement proceedings with respect to an ICC award before the French courts;

Representation of a Ukrainian state agency in an UNCITRAL arbitration over a services contract; and

Representation of the State of Ukraine in an ICSID arbitration brought by a US investor.

Speaking Engagements

"Investitionen und Investitionsschutzrecht im Zeichen von Green Deal, COVID-19 und Digitalisierung" (Investment and investment protection in the context of the Green Deal, COVID-19 and digitalization), Panelist, 30-year celebration of the German-French study program of the Universities of Cologne and Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), 2 October 2021

"Is joinder in arbitration up to the challenge?", Panelist, 17 March 2021, ICC, YAF and YAAP co-host the Young Approaches to Arbitration Webinar as part of the 28th Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot.

"Enforceability of emergency arbitration awards", Speaker, Roundtable YSIAC event, 28 October 2019]Training on the Vis Moot competition, International arbitration, the CISG, at the College of Law, Women Faculty, of Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, November 2018

"While humans are still in charge – how can technology help in making complex disputes digestible", Panelist, 4th Annual School of International Arbitration Alumni Conference, Paris, 15 June 2018

"International Rules and Obstacles to the Enforcement of Arbitral Awards (Achmea, Dallas and others)", Panelist, Le Café des arbitres, "60 Years New York Convention: Dreams, Hopes and Challenges", London, 28 May 2018

"Introduction to Long Term Gas Supply Agreements – Help I have been assigned to a gas pricing arbitration!", Panelist, Young ICCA – YIAG, Geneva, 1 December 2017

International Arbitration Advocacy Workshop, Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA), Panelist, Geneva, 22-23 April 2016


"Compensatory Damages Principles in Civil and Common Law Jurisdictions – Requirements, Underlying Principles and Limits", The Guide to Damages in International Arbitration, Chapter 1, GAR, 2019 (co-authored with Clare Connellan and Elizabeth Oger-Gross)

"Compensatory Damages Principles in Civil and Common Law Jurisdictions – Requirements, Underlying Principles and Limits", The Guide to Damages in International Arbitration, chapter 1, GAR, 2016 (co-authored with Clare Connellan, Elizabeth Oger-Gross and Heather Clark)

Awards and Recognition

"Angélica André is a 'true superstar in the field' who is recognised as go-to counsel for post-M&A, energy, construction and infrastructure arbitration."
Who's Who Legal 2021

"Future Leaders: Arbitration 2016-2021 Who's Who Legal