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Alisha Mathew

Alisha Mathew

Associate

Alisha is an Associate in our New York office specializing in international arbitration and public international law.

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Experience

Alisha is an Associate in our New York office specializing in international arbitration and public international law.

Prior to commencing her role as an Associate, she worked with small and developing States, advising them of their obligations under public international law. Alisha commenced her career in the Sydney office of Herbert Smith Freehills, and has experience in project finance, focusing on renewable energy projects, as well as general commercial litigation. She also clerked for a Judge in New South Wales, Australia. She currently works in the areas of investment arbitration, commercial arbitration, and business and human rights.

Alisha is admitted to the New York Bar, and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, Australia. She is proficient in French.

Alisha’s experience includes:

  • advising private investors in an investment dispute against a Middle Eastern country
  • advising private investors in an investor-state dispute against a North African State relating to the hospitality and tourism industry
  • representing a major E&P company in a commercial arbitration relating to offshore drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico
  • advising a major pharmaceutical company regarding US law aspects of a licensing dispute
  • assisting the Chair of an intergovernmental organization in relation to the biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction treaty negotiations at the United Nations*
  • acting for a global engineering company in insurance recovery proceedings relating to an international commercial arbitration*
  • advising the senior lenders in respect of the project financing of the 100MW greenfield development of an Australian windfarm*

* experience gained in a previous role

Background

Alisha holds an LL.M. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Kent Scholar and an editor of the American Review of International Arbitration. She obtained her LL.B with first class honors and her Bachelor of International Studies from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Alisha also spent a year studying at Sciences Po, Paris.

Memberships

Alisha is admitted to the New York Bar and is member of the Law Society of New South Wales, Australia.

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