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Anna Joubin-Bret

Secretary, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

Participation in the events

Track: 2. Legal Profession. Legal Department Management. Notary
Discussion session

2.3. Women in Law

Speaker

Wednesday, May 15, 16:30 - 18:15

Hall #4, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

Track: 3. Dispute Resolution. Litigation and Arbitration Practice. Execution of Courts’ and Arbitral Decisions
Discussion session

3.1. Reforming Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Walk the Talk?

Speaker

Thursday, May 16, 14:30 - 16:30

Hall #1, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

Biography

Mrs. Anna Joubin-Bret is the Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and Director of the Division on International Trade Law in the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations. She has been appointed on 24 November 2017.

Prior to her appointment, Mrs. Joubin-Bret was Attorney-at-law and practiced in Paris. She specialized in International Investment Law and Investment Dispute Resolution. She focused on serving as counsel, arbitrator, mediator and conciliator in international investment disputes. She served as arbitrator in several ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC disputes. Prior to 2011 and for 15 years, Anna was the Senior Legal Adviser for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). In this capacity, she managed the research and advisory work on international investment law issues as well as the technical assistance program on international investment agreements (IIAs). During her tenure, Anna assisted countries and governments in the formulation of investment policies and frameworks and the management of investor-State disputes. Anna has edited and authored seminal research and publications on international investment law, notably the Sequels to UNCTAD IIA Series. She co-edited with Jean Kalicki a book on Reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement in 2015. She lectures on international investment law in various universities and institutes all over the world. She holds a post-graduate degree (DEA) in Private International Law from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, a Masters Degree in International Economic Law from University Paris I and in Political Science from Institut d'Etudes Politiques. She has been Legal Counsel in the legal department of the Schneider Group, General Counsel of the KIS Group and Director-Export of Pomagalski S.A. She has been appointed judge at the Commercial Court in Grenoble (France) and was elected Regional Counsellor of the Rhône-Alpes Region in 1998.