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Diana Azarnoush Arsanjani


Diana is an Associate in King & Spalding’s New York office and a member of the International Arbitration practice.  Her practice involves investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, as well as related proceedings before U.S. courts.

Diana received her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. At law school, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Georgetown Journal of International Law. Diana was also a Global Law Scholar, a Fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law, a Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellow and a teaching assistant in legal writing and research. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Diana interned with IRSEM (the main research institute of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces), the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the Honorable José A. Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Diana has a M.A. in International Security from Sciences Po Paris and a B.A. in History with Distinction from Yale University.

Selected publications:

  • Who Says Treaties Are Like Contracts? Not John Marshall, 37 Am. U. Int’l. Rev. (forthcoming 2022) (co-authored with David P. Stewart)
  • Rebus sic stantibus as a Stabilizing Doctrine in the Climate Crisis, 11 Climate Law 211 (Dec. 2021) 
  • Apportioning Fault for Performance Corruption in Investment Arbitration, 37 Arbitration Int’l 1 (2021).
  • Breaking Bad: Fail-Safes to the Hague Judgments Convention, 109 Geo. L.J. 879 (2021); reprinted in 4 Revue de droit international d’Assas 233 (Jan. 2022).
  • The EU and FDI: What to Expect from the New Screening Regulation, Note de recherche no. 104, L’Institut de recherche stratégique de l’École militaire (2020).
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J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

M.A., Sciences Po Paris

B.A. History, Yale University, Distinction

New York