Anna Chuwen Dai

Associate, Paris



Anna Chuwen Dai is an Associate in the International Arbitration Group in Paris. Her practice includes international commercial and investment arbitration.

Prior to joining White & Case, Anna acquired experience in international law and dispute resolution at the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations New York Headquarters, the UNCITRAL secretariat in Vienna and a number of international law firms in China and France. She also worked on legislative issues at the United States Senate and served as a foreign law clerk at the Supreme Court of Isreal.

While reading law, Anna was an editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. She has been involved in the United Nations Volunteers programme and assisted with a local governance support project in Central Asia.

Anna handles pro bono matters concerning public international law, and serves as judge/arbitrator for Jessup International Moot Court competition and the Vis Moot competition. She is a facilitator for the Young ITA mentorship program.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Harvard Law School

Marco Polo Fellow

Master of Laws in International Law
Fudan University
East China University of Political Science and Law
International Academy for Arbitration Law
Program in Mediation
Bucerius Law School


Representing the main contractor on one of the world's largest infrastructure projects located in Central America in ICC arbitrations against the employer.

Advising a European state-owned enterprise in an ad hoc arbitration concerning hydro-electricity pricing.

Representing a European multinational gas company in two parallel CIETAC arbitrations in relation to a gas supply contract dispute.

Advising a European multinational gas company in a potential joint venture dispute.

Advised a South Asian investor in multi-jurisdictional enforcement and annulment proceedings of an investor-state arbitral award against an Eastern European state.

Represented a South-East Asian company in an ICC arbitration relating to a manufacturing JV dispute.

Represented an Eastern European company in an ICC arbitration against its supplier in connection with a sale and installation contract of various equipment in the agricultural industry.

Assisted the counsel team of a Middle Eastern gas supplier in an ICC arbitration pertaining to a gas supply agreement dispute.

Assisted the president of the tribunal in an LCIA arbitration relating to a shareholder dispute in the commodity industry.


"The International Investment Agreement Network under the 'Belt and Road' Initiative", in J. Chaisse and J. Górski (ed.), The Belt and Road Initiative – Law, Economics, and Politics, Brill, September 2018

"The Reach of an Arbitration Clause – Observation on a Case concerning several Business Agreements in One Transaction", Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, Volume 23, Part 2 (2012), pp. 138-141