Niels Aujouannet-Kelner

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

Niels Aujouannet-Kelner is an Associate in the International Arbitration Group in Paris. His practice includes international commercial and investment arbitration.

Prior to joining White & Case, Niels completed his LLM in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration at New York University.

Before completing his LLM, he acquired experience in international arbitration and litigation with major international law firms in Paris. Niels also gained experience as a legal counsel in the legal department of a leading aircraft manufacturer.

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

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Paris Bar
Education
LLM
International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration
New York University
Advanced Master’s Degree, International Business Law and Management
ESSEC Business School
Master II
International Trade Law
Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne
Master I
International Law
Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne
License in Law
Université Aix-Marseille & Stockholm University
Languages
English
French
Spanish

Experience

Representing client in pending ICC arbitration proceedings related to a US$40 billion LNG project in Asia-Pacific;

Representing an Eastern European State in pending ICC arbitration proceedings related to a road project;

Representing an American company in pending ICC arbitration proceedings related to the construction of an industrial plant in France;

Represented a consulting company in pending ICC proceedings related to the sale of war material in the Middle East; and

Advising companies and investors (pre-arbitration) in the construction, energy, mining and pharmaceutical sectors.

Publications

"Paris Court of Appeal refuses to set aside ICC award against non-party (Kabab-Ji v Kout Food Group)", Lexis®PSL, 16 July 2020 (with Elizabeth Oger-Gross)

"Dallah Revisited: The French and English Courts in Conflict Again Regarding Arbitral Jurisdiction Over Non-Signatories", White & Case Client Alert, 9 July 2020 (with Paul Brumpton, Elizabeth Oger-Gross and Bryony Withers)