Catherine Amirfar

Partner
New York
Tel: +1 212 909 7423
Overview
Catherine Amirfar is Co-Chair of Debevoise’s International Dispute Resolution Group and the Public International Law Group, and a member of the firm’s ... Read Full Biography

Publications

Upcoming Events

  • ISDS Tech Disputes – An Incoming Wave?
    13 March 2024
    GAR Live with California International Arbitration Week
    GAR Live: Technology Disputes 2024
    San Francisco, California
    Speaking Engagements

Recent Events

  • Predictions and Priorities for 2024
    23 January 2024
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • 30 Years of UNCLOS: Past, Present and Future
    16 November 2023
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Essex Court Chambers
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • UNCLOS’ Role in Developing International Law and Supporting Boundary Dispute Resolution
    16 November 2023
    Essex Court Chambers & Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • State Investment Disputes
    18 October 2023
    The Association of International Energy Negotiators & London Court of International Arbitration
    AIEN/LCIA Energy Disputes Conference
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Opening remarks
    22 June 2023
    Global Arbitration Review Events
    GAR Live: Istanbul 2023
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Adjudication & Global Crises: the Devil in the Details
    4 May 2023
    LALIVE and the Geneva Graduate Institute Geneva
    LALIVE Annual Lecture
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Investment Law
    3 April 2023
    ILA Paris, Prof. Manjiao Chi (Cliff)
    ILA 150 Anniversary Webinar on International Investment Law
    Paris, France
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Reach and Limits of International Law to Solve Today's Challenges
    30 March 2023
    International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group
    2023 ASIL Annual Meeting
    Washington, DC
    Speaking Engagements
  • With Geopolitics Igniting Disputes, What Is The Role For Arbitration?
    7-11 November 2022
    Corrs Chambers Westgarth
    Australian Arbitration Week 2022
    Sydney, Australia
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Safety of Journalists and the Problem of Arbitrary Detention
    2 November 2022
    The High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom
    IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022
    Miami, Florida
    Speaking Engagements
  • Legal Trends Hampering Media Freedom
    26 October 2022
    Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Thomson Reuters Foundation Trust Conference 2022
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Law of the Rising Sea: Where Do We Go From Here?
    22 October 2022
    International Law Association
    International Law Weekend: The Next 100 Years of International Law
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages Breakfast
    19 September 2022
    International Council for Commercial Arbitration and American Society for International Law
    2022 ICCA Congress
    Edinburgh, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • An Advisory Opinion by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on the Legal Consequences of Climate Change on the Ocean
    7 September 2022
    International Peace Institute (IPI) and the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations
    Workshops on Legal Avenues to Fight Climate Change
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • The View from the Private Sector
    16 June 2022
    American University Washington College of Law
    The Evolving Face of Cyber Conflict & International Law: A Futurespective
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Law: Ordering a Disordered World
    23 May 2022
    Global Arbitration Review
    GAR Live Vienna
    Austria, Vienna
    Speaking Engagements
  • Securing Democracy and Human Rights in the Digital Age
    5 May 2022
    IBA/High Level Panel of Legal Experts
    European Conference on Democracy and Human Rights
    Uruguay
    Speaking Engagements
  • Surveillance Out of Control: How to Put an End to the Pegasus Crisis
    2 May 2022
    UNESCO
    World Press Freedom Day
    Uruguay/Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • The New Space Race: Risks and Opportunities
    31 March 2022
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Paris Arbitration Week
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Predictions and Priorities for 2022
    25 January 2022
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • What Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Require of International Law
    2 December 2021
    UCLA and American Society of International Law
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Damages in International Arbitration App Launch for the Middle East and Asia
    17 November 2021
    ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages
    ICCA’s 60th Anniversary
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Women in Leadership: How to Grow Where You Are and Evolve Your Career
    10 November 2021
    The National Association of Women Lawyers
    Seventeenth General Counsel Institute
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Damages in International Arbitration App Launch for the Americas and Europe
    4 November 2021
    ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages
    ICCA’s 60th Anniversary
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Small Satellites, Big Possibilities: How to Build a Fair Legal Regime for a Developing Technology
    28-30 October 2021
    International Law Association, American Branch
    International Law Weekend 2021 – Reinvesting in International Law
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Arbitration and the Rule of Law
    17 September 2021
    Brazilian Arbitration Committee – CBAr
    XX International Arbitration Conference
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Between The Rule and the Exception Under a Comparative Perspective: What Cases Allow the Judiciary to Circumvent the Kompetenz-Kompetenz Principle?
    17 September 2021
    Brazilian Arbitration Committee – CBAr
    XX International Arbitration Conference
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Law and Post-Pandemic Asia: New Economic Challenges and Opportunities
    4 August 2021
    ILA-Taiwan Branch and the ASIL Asia-Pacific IG
    ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • COVID-19 Related Class and Mass Disputes, International Mediation, Indigenous International Dispute Resolution, and Outer Space Dispute Resolution
    15 January 2021
    Sandra Day O'Connor College Of Law, Arizona State University
    Third Annual Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Going Virtual: Implications of the ‘New Age’ of Cyber for International Disputes
    15 January 2021
    Sandra Day O'Connor College Of Law, Arizona State University
    Third Annual Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Cybersecurity and International Arbitration: A Wake-up Call
    9 December 2020
    Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    Delos Dispute Resolution's TagTime Webinar
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • State of Play in International Arbitration in the Americas
    2 December 2020
    Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
    Official Launch of SIAC Americas
    Virtual
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Law in Challenging Times
    23 October 2020
    ILA American Branch’s Investment Law Committee
    2020 International Law Weekend
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • Redesigning International Arbitration - Cybersecurity
    20 October 2020
    International Arbitration Centre
    HKIAC ADR in Asia Conference
    Hong Kong
    Speaking Engagements
  • Legal Options and Institutional Responses to the Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on Maritime Zones, in the Context of International Law
    9 September 2020
    Nola Petelō Faasau - Acting International Legal Adviser, International Legal Team; Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
    2020 Regional Conference on Securing the Limits of the Blue Pacific
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • Regional Perspectives of Investor State Claims in light of Covid-19
    17 July 2020
    American Bar Association (ABA)
    ABA ILS Webinar Series: COVID-19: Its impact on International Law and You
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • Rebooting International Law for the Cyber Age: Avoiding and Responding to Cyberattacks
    9 July 2020
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Paris Arbitration Week
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Arbitration: Past, Present & Future
    10 December 2019
    New York International Arbitration Center
    NYIAC Talks
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Multilateral Treaty-Making
    9 November 2019
    American Society of International Law
    ASIL 2019 Research Forum Lunch Plenary
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Rebooting International Law for the Cyber Age
    29 October 2019
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise Roundtable
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Hitting a Boundary: Is the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea Still Fit for Its Purpose?
    11-12 October 2019
    American Branch of the International Law Association
    International Law Weekend 2019
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Political Dynamics in Play in the Country and the Humanitarian Situation on the Ground
    10 October 2019
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Council on Foreign Relations: An Inside Look at Yemen
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages
    23 September 2019
    International Council for Commercial Arbitration and the American Society of International Law
    Annual Conference of the International Bar Association
    Seoul, Korea
    Speaking Engagements
  • What is Keeping GCs Awake at Night?
    6 June 2019
    International Bar Association
    IBA Panel Discussion
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Specificities of Private-Public Arbitration as Compared to Private-Private Arbitration
    27 March 2019
    ITA Academic Council with the American Society for International Law
    16th Annual ITA-ASIL Conference
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • Data Protection, Privacy, Confidentiality and Cyber Security
    15 March 2019
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    IBA Arbitration Day
    Montreal, Canada
    Speaking Engagements
  • Introduction to Transnational Legal Methods
    15 January 2019
    Columbia Law School
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • A New Rigor in the Approach to Damages in International Arbitration
    2 November 2018
    Fordham University School of Law
    The 13th Annual Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation Key Issues in International Commercial and Treaty Arbitration: 2018
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Investor-State Arbitration: Crisis Confirmed
    23 October 2018
    Columbia Law School
    Columbia Law Investor-State Arbitration: Crisis Confirmed
    New York, new York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Is Investment Arbitration Under Fire?
    19 October 2018
    International Law Association
    ILA American Branch International Law Weekend
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Arbitral Awards Annulled on the Grounds of Breach of Due Process
    10 October 2018
    IBA–International Arbitration Committee, Co-presented with Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Subcommittee
    IBA Annual Conference
    Rome, Italy
    Speaking Engagements
  • Damages: Thorny Issues and Practical Tools
    9 October 2018
    International Council for Commercial Arbitration-American Society of International Law
    ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages
    Rome, Italy
    Speaking Engagements
  • Opening Remarks
    26 September 2018
    Global Arbitration Review
    Global Arbitration Review 7th Annual GAR Live New York
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Damage Calculations in International Arbitration
    11 September 2018
    Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Energy Charter Secretariat, ICSID, PCA
    2018 Energy Charter Treaty Conference
    Paris, France
    Speaking Engagements
  • Overview of Investor State Arbitration
    4 June 2018
    Columbia Law School/Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    International Arbitration course
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Tribunal's Crystal Ball: Models, Experts and Estimates in High-Stakes Cases
    26 April 2018
    American Bar Association
    ABA Breakfast Series
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Damages in International Arbitration
    16 April 2018
    International Council for Commercial Arbitration/American Society of International Law
    ICCA/ASIL Task Force on Damages
    Sydney, Australia
    Speaking Engagements
  • Intractable Conflicts: To What Extent is Litigation Powerless?
    6 April 2018
    American Society of International Law
    ASIL Annual Meeting
    Washington, DC
    Speaking Engagements
  • Legal Issues Related to Reporting Climate Scenario Analysis
    12 March 2018
    Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
    Business Environmental Leadership Council
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Business Integrity, International Boundary Disputes & Legal Risk
    7 March 2018
    Conoco/Phillips
    In-house Legal Presentation
    Houston, Texas
    Speaking Engagements
  • International & Domestic Arbitration
    1 March 2018
    Exxon Mobil
    Exxon-Mobil Global Litigation Retreat
    Austin, Texas
    Speaking Engagements
  • ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration
    15 November 2017
    ICCA-ASIL
    ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration
    Hong Kong
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    10 August 2017
    American Bar Association
    ABA Annual Conference
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Business Integrity and Risk Management in Private Equity
    18 July 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • The UN Dynamic and Political Constraints
    17 July 2017
    British Institute for International and Comparative Law and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    International Criminal Justice Achievements and Challenges in Syria and Beyond
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Legitimacy of the Decision-Makers
    15 June 2017
    Institute of Transnational Arbitration
    Challenges to the Legitimacy of International Arbitration, 29th Annual ITA Workshop and Annual Meeting
    Dallas, Texas
    Speaking Engagements
  • Climate Change Arbitration
    26 April 2017
    American Bar Association
    Section of International Law Spring Meeting
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • Perspectives from the Obama Administration’s State Department
    24 April 2017
    The International Arbitration Club of New York
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Adjudicating International Environmental Disputes: Lessons from Recent Jurisprudence
    13 April 2017
    American Society of International Law
    What International Law Values, 111th ASIL Annual Meeting
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • Damages in International Arbitration
    11 April 2017
    International Congress and Convention Association & American Society of International Law
    Task Force on Damages
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • The UN Guiding Principles and Business Causation, Contribution and Direct Linkage
    4 April 2017
    International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association
    Houston, Texas
    Speaking Engagements
  • Settlement Facilitation: Does the Arbitrator Have a Role?
    2 March 2017
    International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
    Conflict Prevention Resolution Annual Meeting
    Coral Gables, Florida
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Law and the Trump Administration: The Future of International Agreements
    1 February 2017
    American Society of International Law
    American Society of International Law
    Washington, DC
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Challenge of Human Rights Due Diligence in the Financial Sector
    17 January 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Human Rights Risk for Financial Institutions
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • How the Relationship and Bidding Dynamics Between Public Bodies and Private Contractors give Rise to Disputes
    9 December 2016
    AAA/ICC/ICSID
    33rd AAA/ICC/ICSID Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration
    Paris, France
    Speaking Engagements
  • Enforcing the States’ Environmental Obligations: An International Court for the Environment, International Arbitration and Other Legal Avenues
    7 December 2016
    International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
    The World Bank’s Law, Justice and Development Week 2016
    Washington, DC
    Speaking Engagements
  • Women in International Law: Charting the Path
    14 November 2016
    New York Bar Association
    International Law Committee of the NYC Bar Association
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements