Pauline Walde focuses her practice on international dispute resolution, with a special emphasis on international arbitration.

Pauline obtained her Master’s Degree in International and European business law from the Université Paris Dauphine, concentrating her studies on international arbitration and competition law. Pauline also holds a double-degree in French and Italian law from the Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne and the Università degli Studi di Firenze, where she focused her studies on private international, business and insolvency law.

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  • Representing an Eastern European State against claims by an Eastern European individual in an investment arbitration concerning the mining sector under UNCITRAL Rules (1976) with an amount in dispute in excess of EUR 400 million
  • Representing an investor in an ICSID arbitration against an Eastern European State (ICSID-Case No. ARB/19/21)
  • Defending the Federal Republic of Germany in ICSID Case No. ARB/12/12
  • Representing four German banks in an ICSID arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain concerning the abolition of guaranteed renewable energy incentives ICSID Case No. ARB/15/45)
  • Representing a German bank in its dispute with the Italian Republic concerning investments in the energy sector worth approximately EUR 250 million


  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2022 Germany: Ones to Watch, International Arbitration
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021


EFB – École de formation au barreau de Paris (CAPA), 2016
Université Paris – Dauphine, Master in International and European Business Law, 2015
Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne & Università degli Studi di Firenze, Double Degree in Italian and French Law, 2014


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