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Emma is an associate in King & Spalding's New York office and a member of the International Arbitration practice group. Her global practice focuses on investment and commercial arbitration, with a particular emphasis on disputes arising in Europe and elsewhere under the Energy Charter Treaty. 

Emma graduated from NYU Law in 2020 and from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in 2016. She has lived and worked previously in France, the People's Republic of China, and the Netherlands and she is bilingual in English and French. Emma also maintains a moderate level of fluency in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese. 

At NYU Law, Emma was Commentary Editor of the NYU Journal of International Law & Politics and a fellow at the US-Asia Law Institute. She also participated in the 2018 FDI Moot and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2020, where she was a quarterfinalist. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Emma worked as a legal intern both at P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation in The Hague and at the Permanent Mission of Antigua & Barbuda to the United Nations, where she focused respectively on arbitration involving complex financial transactions and international environmental law and human rights. 

Publications & Presentations:

Young EFILA Submission to the OECD Consultation on Investment Treaties & Climate Changes, 25 March 2022 (co-authored with Agata Daszko, Isabel San Martin, Ozge Varis, and Guofang Xue) 

Dr. Joseph Ciccio et al. v. SmileDirectClub LLC, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, No. 20-5833, 25 June 2021, A contribution by the ITA Board of Reporters, Kluwer Law International

Darrelle Revis, et al. v. Neil Schwartz, et al., Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, 2017-07940, 30 December 2020, A contribution by the ITA Board of Reporters, Kluwer Law International  

Cultivating Civilization: The Confucian Principles Behind the Chinese Communist Party’s Mass Imprisonment of Ethnic Minorities in Xinjiang and What Human Rights Advocates Can Do to Stop It, 53 N.Y.U. J. Int’l L. & Pol. 189 (2020).

Institute for International Law and Justice & Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, 17th Annual International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference, "Cultivating Civilization: The Confucian Principles Behind the CCP's Mass Imprisonment of Uighurs and What Human Rights Advocates Can Do to Stop It," April 2020

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Credentials

J.D., New York University School of Law, cum laude

B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

New York

NYU Law William C. Vis Moot Team Co-Assistant Coach

Young European Federation for Investment Law & Arbitration (EFILA)

English

French

Italian

Mandarin Chinese

Matters

Representing German investors in a dispute over retroactive cuts to the feed-in-tariff (FIT) program and other pro-renewable energy policies promulgated by Italy in an ICSID arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and seeking damages of over EUR 40 million

Defending a Middle Eastern State in an ICC-administered arbitration brought by another Middle Eastern State over alleged breaches (of claimed value of USD 30 billion) under a bilateral treaty concerning administration and maintenance of petroleum pipelines

Representing Emirati investors in an ICSID arbitration against a North African State over a mixed commercial-real estate urban development project seeking contractual and treaty-based damages of USD 2 billion

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Representing German investors in a dispute over retroactive cuts to the feed-in-tariff (FIT) program and other pro-renewable energy policies promulgated by Italy in an ICSID arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and seeking damages of over EUR 40 million

Defending a Middle Eastern State in an ICC-administered arbitration brought by another Middle Eastern State over alleged breaches (of claimed value of USD 30 billion) under a bilateral treaty concerning administration and maintenance of petroleum pipelines

Representing Emirati investors in an ICSID arbitration against a North African State over a mixed commercial-real estate urban development project seeking contractual and treaty-based damages of USD 2 billion

Representing a Russian-born LGBT man seeking asylum in the United States on account of past and continuing fear of persecution due to status as a member of a particular social group

Representing a Cameroonian LGBT man seeking asylum in the United States on account of past and continuing fear of persecution due to status as a member of a particular social group

Represented a Maltese investor in an ICSID arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty concerning Bulgaria's retroactive infliction of harmful measures against PV investors

Defended a Middle Eastern State in an ICSID arbitration concerning a uranium mine owned by an American company.

Matters

Representing German investors in a dispute over retroactive cuts to the feed-in-tariff (FIT) program and other pro-renewable energy policies promulgated by Italy in an ICSID arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and seeking damages of over EUR 40 million

Defending a Middle Eastern State in an ICC-administered arbitration brought by another Middle Eastern State over alleged breaches (of claimed value of USD 30 billion) under a bilateral treaty concerning administration and maintenance of petroleum pipelines

Representing Emirati investors in an ICSID arbitration against a North African State over a mixed commercial-real estate urban development project seeking contractual and treaty-based damages of USD 2 billion

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Matters

Representing German investors in a dispute over retroactive cuts to the feed-in-tariff (FIT) program and other pro-renewable energy policies promulgated by Italy in an ICSID arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and seeking damages of over EUR 40 million

Defending a Middle Eastern State in an ICC-administered arbitration brought by another Middle Eastern State over alleged breaches (of claimed value of USD 30 billion) under a bilateral treaty concerning administration and maintenance of petroleum pipelines

Representing Emirati investors in an ICSID arbitration against a North African State over a mixed commercial-real estate urban development project seeking contractual and treaty-based damages of USD 2 billion

Representing a Russian-born LGBT man seeking asylum in the United States on account of past and continuing fear of persecution due to status as a member of a particular social group

Representing a Cameroonian LGBT man seeking asylum in the United States on account of past and continuing fear of persecution due to status as a member of a particular social group

Represented a Maltese investor in an ICSID arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty concerning Bulgaria's retroactive infliction of harmful measures against PV investors

Defended a Middle Eastern State in an ICSID arbitration concerning a uranium mine owned by an American company.

Credentials

J.D., New York University School of Law, cum laude

B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

New York

NYU Law William C. Vis Moot Team Co-Assistant Coach

Young European Federation for Investment Law & Arbitration (EFILA)

English

French

Italian

Mandarin Chinese