Valentine Chessa

Valentine has performed outstandingly this year with international commentators describing her as “an excellent practitioner”.

WWL Global Elite Thought Leader Arbitration 2024

 

Valentine enjoys an excellent reputation in the field for her notable dispute resolution practice.

WWL Global Elite Thought Leader Construction 2024

 

Valentine is very thorough and diligent and a pleasure to work with”

“ She is precise, smart, flexible and knows her case very well”

“She has the ability to quickly understand the key issues of the matter

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Valentine Chessa is a founding Partner in the Paris office of MCL arbitration.

Valentine has extensive experience in international arbitration. She has been involved as counsel in many complex arbitration cases before the main arbitration institutions in a wide range of industry sectors, including energy and construction.

Valentine regularly serves as arbitrator and has decided cases under numerous arbitration rules, in several jurisdictions and applicable laws, in English, French and Italian.

Valentine also assists clients in enforcement and set-aside proceedings before French Courts.

Valentine worked in a leading international law firm for more than ten years and at the ICC International Court of Arbitration where she supervised hundreds of arbitration proceedings with parties from all over the world in virtually all commercial sectors.

She has been a co-chair of ArbIt (2017-2018), Board member of ArbitralWomen (2017-2019) and is currently one of the reporters for France of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration.

Valentine holds law degrees from Paris II University and Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg. She is admitted to the Paris Bar.

Representing an Italian group in an ICC arbitration regarding the construction of a plant in the Netherlands
Seat: Milan (Italy)
Applicable law: Italian
Language: English


Representing an Italian group in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a plant in Iran
Seat: Geneva (Switzerland)
Applicable law: Iranian
Language: English


Representing Italian investors in an ICSID case against the Republic of Albania on the basis of the ECT


Representing Italian investors in the enforcement of an ICSID award in France


Representing an Italian company in set aside proceedings of an ICC arbitral award before French Courts


Representing a leading French company in the tourism industry in an ICC arbitration
Seat: Paris (France)
Applicable law: Italian
Language: Italian


Representing a leading French company in the tourism industry in an ICC arbitration
Seat: Milan (Italy)
Applicable law: Italian
Language: French


Representing an Italian company in the tourism industry in an ICC arbitration
Seat: Paris (France)
Applicable law: Tunisian
Language: French


Representing a French company in the construction industry in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a plant in Iran
Seat: Paris (France
Applicable law: Iranian
Language: English


Representing an Italian company in the gas industry in an arbitration before the Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia relating to the sale of natural gas compressors
Seat: Belgrade (Serbia)
Applicable law: Serbian
Language: English


Representing a US manufacturer of furnaces in an ICC arbitration relating to the sale of furnaces in the nuclear energy sector
Seat: Brussels (Belgium)
Applicable law: French
Language: English


Representing two Italian companies in the railway sector in a VIAC arbitration relating to the termination of a contract for force majeure
Seat: Vienna (Austria)
Applicable law: Russian
Language: English


Representing a French company in the sugar industry in an ICC arbitration relating to the sale of conditioning silos
Seat: London (UK)
Applicable law: English
Language: English


Representing an Italian company in the renewable energies sector in an ICC arbitration relating to a shareholder dispute with a leading banking group
Seat: Paris (France)
Applicable law: Italian
Language: English


Representing an Italian company in the aeronautical sector in an ICC arbitration arising out of the termination of a supply contract
Seat: Frankfurt (Germany)
Applicable law: German
Language: English


Acting as co-arbitrator in a CPAM case
Seat: Paris (France)
Applicable law: French
Language: French


Acting as Sole Arbitrator in an ICC case
Seat: Paris (France)
Applicable law: Cameroon
Language: French


Acting as Sole Arbitrator in an ICC case
Seat: Paris (France)
Applicable law: French
Language: English


Acting as Sole Arbitrator in an ICC case
Seat: Geneva (Switzerland)
Applicable law: Swiss
Language: French


Acting as co-arbitrator in an ICC case
Seat: Geneva (Switzerland)
Applicable law: Swiss
Language: English


 


Chessa, N. Barysheva; ITA Arbitration Report for France – KluwerArbitration; since 2015


Chessa, N. Barysheva, A. Camillacci; ICCA research project Does a Right to a Physical Hearing Exist in International Arbitration?; National Report for France; 2020


Chessa, N. Barysheva, M. Matousekova, The Legal 500: International Arbitration Country Comparative Guide, France Chapter; 2020


Chessa, N. Barysheva, M. Matousekova; The International Arbitration Review, France Chapter (Law Business Research, 2020)


Chessa, N. Barysheva, M. Matousekova; The International Arbitration Review, France Chapter (Law Business Research, 2019)


Chessa, A. Musella; GAR Know how – Construction Arbitration 2018 – Italy


Chessa, A. Musella; GAR Know how – Construction Arbitration 2017 – Italy


Chessa, A. Musella; GAR Know how – Construction Arbitration 2016 – Italy


Chessa, A. Mourre; in Commentario breve al diritto dell’arbitrato nazionale ed internazionale by Massimo V. Benedettelli, Claudio Consolo, Luca G. Radicati di Brozolo; Parte II Titolo II. La convenzione arbitrale


Chessa, N. Barysheva; Impecuniosity And Denial Of Justice: Walking On Eggshells; Kluwer Blog; 16 November 2016


Chessa; ICC Arbitration, New Rules for a New Era in Current Issues and Future Challenges in International Arbitration; International Bar Association (IBA) ebook; 2016


Chessa; Non-Participating Parties and Burden of Proof: French Cour de Cassation Quashes a Paris Court of Appeal Decision Refusing Enforcement. Yukos Capital v. Tomskneft; Kluwer Blog; 3 August 2015


Chessa, A. Mourre; A comparative Approach to the Standards of Review of Arbitral Awards under Substantive Public Policy, in Liber Amicorum dedicated to Professor Jerzy Rajski; 2015


Chessa, J. Fouret, A. Musella; Enforcement of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards – Chapter Italy; Globe Law and Business; 2015


Chessa; Report on a conference held in Rome in July 2014 on the new IBA Guidelines on Party Representation; Global Arbitration Review; 25 July 2014


Chessa, S. Migliorini; Arbitrato e Concorrenza, Limiti e Prospettive di una Convivenza; Bocconi Legal Papers N°3; June 2014


Chessa, A. Mourre; The New French Arbitration Law: Innovation & Consolidation; Dispute Resolution Journal; May-July 2011


Chessa; Arbitrators’ Discretion and Powers with respect to Evidence; Quaderni dell’Arbitrato N°1 La Prova nell’Arbitrato Internazionale; 2010


 


Paris Arbitration Week – CEPANI40 & CFA40, “Due process and virtual hearing: is the marriage going to last after covid?”, 24 September 2021


Paris Arbitration Week – Kroll,  “Construction Disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region”, 24 September 2021


Webinar, Atelier AFJE, “Les biais inconscients dans les professions du droit”, 16 December 2020


Certificate in International Arbitration, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, 7th edition, “Drafting the arbitration clause”, 23 September 2020


ArbIt Webinar, “Force Majeure and Other Contractual Remedies in a Time of Pandemic: A French perspective”, 3 June 2020


7th Biennial Conference on Construction Projects from Conception to Completion, 1-2 November 2019, Berlin (Germany)


Arbit turns 10, 4 October 2019, Rome (Italy)


Certificate in International Arbitration, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, 6th edition, “Drafting the arbitration clause”, 17 September 2019, Rome (Italy)


Italian Embassy in France, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne – Università degli Studi Roma Tre, “Sguardi incrociati sull’arbitrato internazionale”, 24 June 2019, Paris (France)


XI Belgrade Arbitration Conference, “Legal privilege and arbitration”, 4 April 2019, Belgrade (Serbia)


Third Global Conference of the Co-chairs’ Circle (co-organiser), 18 May 2018, Rome (Italy)


YPCP Conference, “Management of a construction arbitration case”, 8 January 2018, Paris (France)


ArbIt/ArbitralWomen joint conference, “New Frontiers and Challenges in International Arbitration: from Stone Age to Artificial Intelligence”, 6 December 2017, Milan (Italy)


IBA 6th Construction Projects from Conception to Completion Conference, “Top tips for the best awards in construction disputes”, 14-16 September 2017, Brussels (Belgium)


29th Annual ITA Workshop, “Recent developments in France and Switzerland”, 14-16 June 2017, Dallas (Texas, U.S.A.)


Joint event AIA/Arbit, “Advocacy and legal Privilege in International Arbitration”, 23 June 2017, Rome (Italy)


CIArb European Branch Conference, “The parties’ and counsel’s legal background and its impact on arbitral practice”, 28-29 April 2017, Rome (Italy)


Luiss University, “Recent developments in France and the new ICC Rules”, 27 April 2017, Rome (Italy)


ICC YAF/ICDR Y&I/Young ICSID, “2016’s hot topics: change is in the air”, 8 December 2016, Paris (France)


ICC YAF, “The emergency arbitrator in the ICC Rules”, 8 April 2016, Thessaloniki (Greece)