Beatrice Castellane

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Beatrice Castellane
Avocat and International Arbitrator Beatrice Castellane


Founder of the firm “Cabinet Castellane Avocats”, international arbitrator and former elected member of the Paris Bar Council. Counsel to both French and foreign companies primarily in the fields of business and investment in cases related to mining and raw materials, telecommunications, energy, aviation and maritime matters, agriculture and general trade disputes. Active as both an arbitrator and lawyer in contentious matters arising in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States. Member of the ICC, HKIAC, OHADA CCJA, CRCICA and KLRCA arbitrator panels. Beatrice also arbitrates in ad hoc arbitrations in particular under the UNICTRAL rules. As of 31 December 2017, counsel or arbitrator in over 100 cases including 15 international arbitrations as sole arbitrator or president of the arbitral tribunal. Further international experience: professional/personal activities in 57 countries around the world (6 continents).

Professional Memberships

  • Former elected Member of the Paris Bar Council (2004-2007)
  • President of the Arbitration Commission of the Comparative Law Society (SLC, Société de Legislation Comparée)
  • Honorary President of the Franco-British Lawyers Society (AJFB-FBLS)
  • Former Director of the French Arbitration Association (AFA, Association Française d’Arbitrage)
  • Former President of the French Association of Women Lawyers (AFFJ, Association Française des Femmes Juristes) (2008-2010)
  • Member of the UNCITRAL working group II on Arbitration and Conciliation
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the French Business Law journal, “Journal special des sociétés”
  • Member of the Institute of Directors (IOD, London) (2000 - ), certified in International Company Direction (2016)
  • Member of numerous arbitral associations including: the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the International Arbitration Institute (IAI), the French Arbitration Commission (CFA, Comité français de l’Arbitrage), the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Association of Lawyers, (UIA, Union Internationale des Avocats) and the Arbitral Women’s Association
  • Member of the Kipling Society
  • Knight of the Legion of Honour (2010)


  • International and domestic arbitration
  • General contentious work
  • Business law


  • French (native)
  • English (full professional proficiency)
  • German, Russian, Italian (elementary proficiency)


  • Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris I), DEA Business Law (1981)
  • Institute of Directors (London), Certificate in International Company Direction (2016)

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