Céline M. Aka

Associate, New York



Céline Aka is an Associate in the International Arbitration Group in New York. Her practice includes international commercial and investment arbitration with broad experience across a number of sectors.

In addition to her international arbitration practice, Céline has also been active in representing pro bono clients in a variety of civil rights matters. She was awarded the White & Case pro-bono award in 2017 and 2018.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Céline's recent experience includes:

Representing an Eastern European State in pending ICSID arbitration proceedings relating to investments in the country's electricity sector;

Representing a European construction company in an ICC arbitration regarding the construction of a hydroelectric project in Chile and including issues regarding the involvement of a non-signatory corporate parent;

Advising a privately owned Western European company in pending ICDR-AAA arbitration proceedings involving a breach of contract related to the production and distribution of natural gas;

Advising a French independent software vendor on the possible legal claims it could bring against an international organization and the possible legal claim that could be brought against it;

Serving as a member of a team that handles all international pre-litigation and litigation for Facebook, including matters implicating technology-related issues, such as privacy, defamation, and hosting provider liability.