Faustine Chapelin

Associate, Paris



Faustine Chapelin is an associate in the International Arbitration Group in Paris.

Her practice focuses on commercial, investment and construction arbitration.

Faustine also regularly represents clients in annulment proceedings with respect to commercial and investment arbitral awards in France.

Faustine has also been involved in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition.

Prior to joining White & Case, Faustine acquired experience in Project Finance and Energy transactions with an international law firm based in Paris. 

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Queen Mary
School of International Arbitration, London
Master II
University of Paris-Dauphine


Faustine's recent experience includes:

Representing the Roads Department of Georgia in its successful ICC arbitration against an Italian contractor under the FIDIC Pink Book form of construction contract, regarding a major road construction project.

Representing PT Ventures in its successful ICC arbitration against the other shareholders of Unitel S.A., the Angolan telecommunications company, regarding a complex and high value shareholders' agreement. Representing PT Ventures in the subsequent annulment proceedings.

Representing a French leading life science company in its successful ICC arbitration against a client, regarding the abusive call of a first demand bank guarantee and disputes related to the performance capacity of equipment delivered.

Representing a foreign State in a successful ad hoc arbitration concerning unpaid fees, as well as in the subsequent annulment proceedings.

Representing a consortium of international contractors in an ICC arbitration regarding a major infrastructure project in North-Africa.

Representing the Republic of Uzbekistan in the annulment proceedings brought by Oxus, an insolvent UK mining company, against an UNCITRAL arbitration award rendered under the UK – Uzbekistan BIT in a mining dispute.

Representing the contractor claimants in several ICC arbitration proceedings against Libya and Libyan state-owned entities, about infrastructure construction projects.