Director, International Arbitration Institute & Lecturer in Law
LL.M. 2011, University of Miami School of Law
Civil Law 2003, Leiden University
2002, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris
Professor Marike Paulsson is Director of the International Arbitration Institute. She is a consultant with Shook, Hardy & Bacon and former counsel at Hanotiau & van den Berg in Brussels, Belgium, a boutique law firm focused on commercial arbitration and litigation. Previously she practiced at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Professor Paulsson teaches courses on The New York Convention and Treaty Interpretation in the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. at the University of Miami School of Law. In addition she has taught and lectured at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, The Royal University, Riffa, Kingdom of Bahrain, KITT School of Law, Bhubaneswar, India, American University, Washington DC and at the University of Versailles, Paris, France.
She is the Founder and chair of the advisory board of Young ICCA and the founder of the NYC Roadshow and member of the Judiciary Committee of ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration), founder of FA:M (Future of Arbitration: Miami) and co-chair of YAP (Young Arbitration Practitioners). She has authored several publications on international arbitration, including the Netherlands Report for the international Handbook on Commercial Arbitration and co-authored ICCA’s Guide to the Interpretation on the 1958 New York Convention. She is currently writing her PhD at Leiden University on enforcement of annulled awards under the New York Convention.
Professor Paulsson recently published the treatise “The 1958 New York Convention in Action” by Wolters Kluwer.