Ece Akıncıbay

Associate, Paris



Ece Akıncıbay is an associate in the International Arbitration Group in Paris. Her practice focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration.

Prior to joining White & Case, Ece acquired experience in international arbitration in a major international law firm in Paris. During her studies, Ece worked as a Research Assistant at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment focusing on foreign direct investment and public policy.

She has also been actively involved in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Skadden Arps Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot.

Bars and Courts
Master II
Arbitration and International Commercial Law
Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Master II, International Economic Law
Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Sciences Po Paris and Columbia Law School
Diploma in Legal Studies
University of Oxford

New College

Master I
Comparative and English Law
Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Bachelor of Laws
Paris II Panthéon-Assas


Representing a State in an ad hoc arbitration in relation to a dispute arising out of unpaid invoices.

Representing a State in relation to an annulment proceeding before the French courts.

Representing a State in parallel ICC and ICSID arbitration proceedings brought by a company and its minority shareholder in connection with a dispute arising out of the termination of an investment agreement to build and operate a port.

Representing a South Asian private equity firm in a SIAC arbitration relating to the sale of its shares in a storage and information management services provider.

Representing a Middle Eastern State in an ICSID arbitration relating to the claimant’s interests in a project for the construction of a power and desalination plant.

Representing a Middle Eastern seller of gas in an ICC arbitration relating to the price of gas under a long-term supply contract.

Advising a Western European entity in relation to a potential BIT claim against a Central European State.


"Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim A.S. v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan" ICSID Reports, 18 (2020) 600-630 (with Samy Markbaoui).