AREA OF PRACTICE
Virginie Colaiuta is a Partner based in our London & Paris Offices.
She acts as counsel, advocate and arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings, also based on bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and the EDF (European Development Fund), in relation to disputes arising out of construction and energy projects.
Virginie is admitted to practise in England & Wales (English Solicitor), France (Avocat à la Cour) and New York, USA (Attorney at Law). Virginie has studied and worked in different languages (Italian, French and English) and in several jurisdictions such as Italy, France, Canada, USA and the UK. As a result of her training and working experience, she has an excellent understanding of the differences of civil law and common law rules applicable to construction and energy projects.
Her track record in the construction sector has led to her being recommended as a leader in Chambers Global and Who’s Who Legal since some years.
Virginie regularly lectures on conflict of laws and investment treaty arbitration at the MSc programme of King’s College London.
She is presently the Publications Officer of the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association (“IBA”) and acts as Editor of the IBA law magazine titled “Construction Law International”.
Virginie has also been considered for appointments as arbitrator.
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