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 LL.M. in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration at New York University. Niels also holds master's degrees from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and ESSEC Business School.
Before completing his LL.M., 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, in particular by coaching the team representing Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University.
Representing an energy provider in pending ICC arbitration proceedings related to force majeure events affecting the construction of a power plant in West Africa;
Representing an Asian State in French enforcement proceedings related to a US$ 300 million investment award;
Representing a leading contractor in pending Dispute Board proceedings related to the construction of a hydroelectric facility in North Africa;
Representing leading transportation company in pending ICC arbitration proceedings related to a EUR€ 4 billion M&A transaction;
Represented a telecom company in French annulment proceedings related to a favorable US$ 650 million award;
Represented client in ICC arbitration proceedings related to a US$40 billion LNG project in Asia-Pacific;
Represented an Eastern European State in ICC arbitration proceedings related to a road project;
Represented an American company in ICC arbitration proceedings related to the construction of an industrial plant in France;
Represented a consulting company in ICC proceedings related to the sale of war material in the Middle East; and
Advising (pre-arbitration) clients (investors, states, companies, individuals) in the construction, energy, mining and pharmaceutical sectors.
"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)