Mariele Coulet-Diaz is an associate in the International Arbitration Practice Group in Paris. She specializes in commercial and investment arbitration. Industry sectors in which she has advised include construction, infrastructure and energy. Mariele teaches international arbitration at the University of Paris 13. She is both common-law and civil law qualified.
Prior to joining White & Case, Mariele worked for several years in the corporate and arbitration departments of major international law firms.
Representing a European construction company in an ICC arbitration arising out of a bridge construction project in Central America;
Representing a consortium of construction companies in one of the world's largest infrastructure projects located in Central America in related ICC arbitrations;
Representing the seller in a corporate M&A dispute in ICC arbitration proceedings, regarding price adjustment and representations and warranties indemnification;
Representing a contractor in an ICC arbitration concerning the termination of a major infrastructure project in North Africa;
Representing an Asian State entity in connection with ICC arbitrations arising from military procurement contracts and the payment of illicit commissions;*
Representing a South American State in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising from the nationalization of a company operating airports;*
Representing a South American State in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising from nationalizations in the mining sector;* and
Representing a Brazilian company in an ICC arbitration relating to fraudulent schemes implemented within a multi-party and multi-contract framework in the finance sector.*
*Experience prior to joining White & Case in 2016.
Co-author, "Rethinking hardship clauses in times of changing climate", Environmental Law & Management, January 2020 (with Elizabeth Oger-Gross and Kirsten Odynski)
Co-author, "The New Assistance the ICC Provides to Protect the Confidentiality of a Sealed Offer," 2017, ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin, Issue 1 (with Cristopher Seppälä and Paul Brumpton)
Author, "Comentario de la decisión de la Corte de casación, No. U 11-17.196, del 15 de enero 2014, Panorama de Jurisprudencia Francesa, Revista del Club Español del Arbitraje, 2016
Co-author, "GAR Know-How: Investment Treaty Arbitration Review: Singapore," 2015, Global Arbitration Review (with Mark Mangan)