Foley Hoag Expands International Litigation & Arbitration Department in New York with Addition of Christina G. Hioureas as Counsel

March 21, 2016

Christina G. Hioureas has joined Foley Hoag LLP as a counsel in the International Litigation & Arbitration Department (ILAD). She will represent sovereign States, State-owned companies, and private entities in international disputes. As part of Foley Hoag’s growing New York office, Hioureas will add to the firm’s capacity to provide legal advice and representation to States via their Permanent Missions to the United Nations.

“Christina brings us a wealth of talent and experience in both advising States on public international law matters through their U.N. Missions, and representing sovereign and private companies in international and commercial litigation and arbitration,” said Foley Hoag International Litigation & Arbitration Department Co-Chair Paul Reichler. “She is an outstanding advocate with an excellent global reputation.

Hioureas has extensive experience working on a range of international issues involving Southern Europe and the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. These include investment treaty claims, commercial arbitration and litigation, treaty drafting and interpretation, law of the sea, human rights including Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act claims, and energy supply and pricing disputes.

“Christina will be a tremendous asset to our clients as we continue to expand our New York office,” said Foley Hoag Co-Managing Partner Adam Kahn. “Her experience in international law and arbitration complements the extensive service offerings this department provides from our offices in Washington, Boston and Paris, as well as New York.”

Hioureas previously served as Special Legal Advisor to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, where she represented Cyprus at the Sixth Committee to the General Assembly (Legal Affairs), and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). She has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law.

Hioureas comes to Foley Hoag from the New York office of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where she specialized in international arbitration and public international law. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Peace & Conflict Studies as well as a Juris Doctorate from University of California Berkeley.

Hioureas will work closely with international litigation and arbitration partners Daniel Schimmel and Mélida Hodgson. Schimmel was one of three partners who joined Foley Hoag in May 2015 to open the New York office. Hodgson, with the firm since 2008, recently relocated to New York from Foley Hoag's Washington, D.C. office.

Foley Hoag’s New York office continues to experience growth since opening last year. Before Hioureas’ arrival, the firm welcomed attorneys Natasha Reed to the firm’s Trademark, Copyright & Unfair Competition practice, and Prem Malali to its Energy Project Finance and Development practice.

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