Marily Paralika | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Marily Paralika
Marily Paralika

Marily Paralika

Associate, Paris

T +33 1 55 04 58 47

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Marily is noted as “a key figure on the young arbitration circuit”.

Who's Who Legal – Arbitration, 2017


Marily Paralika specializes in international arbitration. She has experience of arbitral proceedings conducted under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), as well as ad hoc proceedings. Industry sectors in which she has advised include construction, infrastructure and energy.

Prior to joining White & Case, Marily was Assistant Counsel to the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, where she oversaw thousands of arbitrations, spanning almost all industry sectors and regions.

Marily is currently the Alternate member of the ICC Court of Arbitration for Greece, and a member of the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen. She also acts as arbitrator.

Bars and Courts

  • Athens Bar
  • Paris Bar


  • DEA in International Law, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • LLM, European and International Law, University of Athens
  • LLB, University of Athens


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek


Three foreign contractors in the pursuit of their claims against Libya and Libyan State entities in ICC arbitrations in connection with construction contracts with Libyan State entities regarding three separate infrastructure projects.

European gas buyers in several price reopener disputes under long-term supply contracts.

The State of Ukraine in an ICSID arbitration brought by a US investor arising out of issues in the construction/hotel services sector. The matter involved the application of the bilateral investment treaty between the United States and the Ukraine.

A Middle Eastern company in an ad hoc arbitration arising out of a dispute concerning the construction of a gas plant.

A former CIS State owned gas company in an SCC arbitration arising out of a dispute concerning sale, transit and storage of natural gas.

A Middle Eastern company in an ICC arbitration arising out of the termination of a construction joint-venture with a European company.

A French company in an SCC arbitration arising out of the termination of a design and construction contract with a Russian company.

A consortium of major Western European contractors, in an ad hoc arbitration under the ICC rules against Greece, arising out of the construction of a motorway.

Speaking Engagements

Lack of Gender Diversity: A Market Failure, March 2018: Cambridge Arbitration Day, Cambridge

ICC Arbitration: Innovation on the basis of the tradition for quality, February 2018: ICC Turkey Arbitration Day, Istanbul

International Arbitration – Bilateral Investment Treaties and other headaches , November 2016: Cyprus Arbitration and Mediation Centre,

Emergency Arbitrator in practice , October 2016: Young ICCA Workshop, in partnership with Associazione Italiana per l’Arbitrato,

Europe Regional Conference 2016 , July 2016: ICC YAF,

The findings of the 2015 International Arbitration Survey: Improvements and Innovations in International Arbitration, May 2016: Young Arbitration Practitioners Event,

Basic Principles of ICC arbitration: Rules and Practice, April 2016: ICC YAF, Thessaloniki

International Women’s Conference, March 2016: ArbitralWomen CIArb,

Arbitration in the hotel industry, January 2016: ICC YAF,

Challenges of arbitrators and scrutiny of awards: a view from the inside, November 2015: ICC Conference,


  • Striking the Right Balance: The Roles of Arbitral Institutions, Parties and Tribunals in Achieving Efficiency in International Arbitration, BCDR International Arbitration Review, 2015, (co-author with Anne Véronique Schläpfer)
  • ICC Arbitration, Concise International Arbitration, Loukas A. Mistelis, ed., 2010, (co-author with with Stephen R. Bond and Matthew Secomb)
  • Revision of the UNCITRAL Rules: The Current State of Play, Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal, May 2008, (co-author with Michael Polkinghorne)