OUR BOARDS

OUR BOARD

Randa Adra

Randa Adra is a partner in the New York office of Crowell & Moring, where she practices in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution and Litigation groups. Randa counsels clients across the globe on complex international and domestic disputes.

Randa serves as a strategic advisor to clients throughout all stages of the dispute resolution process, from pre-dispute counseling and litigation risk assessments to trial and enforcement or annulment proceedings. In her international dispute resolution practice, Randa has a depth of experience in international commercial and investment arbitration matters under the rules of all major arbitral institutions. She also has a robust domestic arbitration and litigation practice, which includes representing clients in commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts.

Randa is trilingual and has particular experience with disputes involving the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. She represents parties across a broad spectrum of industries, including health care, pharmaceuticals, construction, infrastructure, energy, hospitality, and consumer products.


Cherine Foty

Cherine Foty is a Senior Associate in the International Arbitration Group of Covington & Burling LLP, based in Washington, D.C.  She is a dually qualified common law and civil law lawyer and spent several years practicing international arbitration in the Paris office of a major U.S. law firm.  Cherine has particular experience in the energy sector, regularly representing clients in gas pricing arbitrations under long-term gas supply agreements and in cases involving renewable energy and ESG issues. She also regularly handles complex international commercial disputes across different sectors, and has acted for both investors and states in investor-state arbitrations involving public and private international law. 

Cherine is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and on the board of directors of ArbitralWomen, the Vice President of the Campaign for Greener Arbitration, on the Steering Committee of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution’s Y-ADR, and the Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion for Arbitrator Intelligence.  She has been recognized as a Best Lawyers “One to Watch” for France in the field of international arbitration and she speaks five languages.


Lillian Khoury

Lillian Khoury

Lillian Khoury represents private and State entities in investor-State and international commercial arbitrations before the major arbitral forums (including the AAA, ICC, ICDR, ICSID, JAMS, and Swiss Chamber of Commerce) as well as in ad hoc arbitrations conducted under the UNCITRAL and PCA Rules. She has served as counsel in investment disputes arising under bilateral investment treaties as well as multilateral treaties, including as the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and the NAFTA.

Lillian’s practice covers a range of industries, including mining, oil and gas, construction, pharmaceuticals, retail, and telecommunications.  Lillian has extensive experience in commercial and investment disputes involving the Middle East and Africa. She is trilingual in English, Arabic, and French and regularly participates in proceedings in all three languages.


May Khoury

May advises corporate clients and foreign sovereigns in a wide range of litigation and arbitration matters. Her practice focuses on complex international disputes, and covers a broad range of industries, including banking, oil and gas, telecommunications, mining and natural resources, construction, licensing and distribution, and power generation. May has appeared before commercial and investment treaty tribunals in cases conducted in French and English, under all major institutional rules.  Prior to joining the firm, May worked at leading international law firms in Paris, Dubai, and New York.  She speaks English, French, and Arabic.


Nour Nicolas

Nour Nicolas is a Lebanese attorney admitted to practice in New York and an associate at Foley Hoag LLP. She is a graduate of Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and Harvard Law School. Currently, she focuses her practice on public international litigation, investor-State arbitration and international commercial arbitration. She has experience representing sovereign states, state-owned entities and private companies in numerous arbitrations conducted namely under the rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Advisory Board

Meriam Nazih Al-Rashid

Meriam Nazih Al-Rashid

Global Co-Chair of International Arbitration
Eversheds Sutherland
New York

Amal Bouchenaki

Amal Bouchenaki

Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills
New York

Maria Chedid

Maria Chedid

Global Co-Chair of International Arbitration Group
Arnold & Porter
Los Angeles

Samaa Haridi

Samaa Haridi

Partner
King & Spalding
New York

Yasmine Lahlou

Yasmine Lahlou

Partner
Chaffetz Lindsey
New York & Los Angeles

Caline Mouawad

Caline Mouawad

Partner
Chaffetz Lindsey
New York