News 30 Nov. 2021

Curtis Expands its International Arbitration and Public International Law Team in London with New Counsel Lise Johnson

London, November 29, 2021 – Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP announced today that Lise Johnson will join its International Arbitration and Public International Law Groups as counsel resident in the London office on December 1, 2021.

Ms. Johnson joins Curtis after almost a decade with the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment (CCSI), where she currently serves as Head of Investment Law and Policy. In that capacity, she supported numerous States in developing international investment law and policy, participated in government committees established to inform investment treaty policy, and provided briefings to legislative bodies such as the US House Committee on Ways and Means, the UK House of Lords and the European Parliament on issues relating to investment treaty negotiations. She is a frequent writer and speaker on issues of international investment law, investor-State dispute settlement, and public international law. Previously, she served as Advisor on International Law at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and started her career as an associate in the litigation group of an international law firm. She holds a BA from Yale University, a JD from the University of Arizona and an LL.M from Columbia University School of Law.

George Kahale, III, Curtis’ Chairman and head of the International Arbitration Group, said: “We’re delighted to welcome such a widely recognized expert in international investment law and arbitration to our group. With her extensive experience working with governments around the world, Lise will fit hand-in-glove with our leading practice representing States in investment arbitration and other disputes.”

Lise Johnson said: “I’ve long followed and admired Curtis’ work for states – and states alone – in high- stakes investor-state disputes and am excited to continue working with governments on investment law as part of Curtis’ team.”

Global Arbitration Review has covered this news in an article entitled, Curtis Hires from Columbia Research Centre.

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