Yasmine Lahlou


Yasmine Lahlou

Yasmine Lahlou

Law office of Chaffetz Lindsay LLP, New York, NY (New York), US (United States)

Additional Language(s) : French, Italian

VanIAC Panel(s) : International Arbitration

Practice Areas : Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Entertainment, Franchise, Government, Hospitality, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Maritime, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Telecommunications, Transportation

Professional Experience

Fluent in English, French and Italian, Yasmine Lahlou has over 20 years of experience in international arbitration and litigation and has been with Chaffetz Lindsey since 2009. Initially trained in Paris and admitted in New York, Yasmine is experienced in civil and common law systems. Yasmine has represented clients in arbitration proceedings conducted under the ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ad hoc rules. She has acted as a presiding, sole and co‐arbitrator in ICC, SCC, CRCICA (in Cairo) and LCIA arbitrations.

Yasmine practiced in Paris for over four years at Castaldi Mourre & Partners, before joining Clifford Chance in New York in 2005.

Yasmine has been named one of 17 “Global Elite Thought Leaders” in North America & the Caribbean— a title reserved for the top 2.5% of ranked practitioners considered the “very best by peers and clients, achieving the highest number of recommendations in the research”— by Who’s Who Legal 2023 Arbitration report.

Additionally, she has been named number one on the Who’s Who Legal 2019: Future Leaders – Arbitration list for the Americas, and has been recognized in Chambers, Legal 500 and Super Lawyers. Yasmine is a co-editor-in-chief of the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Bulletin Editorial Board. Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, member of the Advisory Council of Africa Arbitration, and retiring member of the board of directors of ArbitralWomen, she is also a Peer Review Board member of the American Review of International Arbitration (ARIA) at Columbia Law School.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Yasmine has been involved in dozens of arbitrations as counsel representing clients in the broadest range of disputes including energy, mining, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, fashion, retail, or hospitality disputes, conducted under the rules of all major institutions, including in particular the ICC, the LCIA, the AAA/ICDR, the SCC, the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), the Swiss Rules, and UNCITRAL.

She has taught in various arbitration seminars and presented at various CLEs, and is a member of the Faculty of the Roma Tra International Arbitration Certificate.

Professional and Other Activities
  • Chambers Global – Band 5 for International Arbitration
  • Chambers USA – Band 4 for International Arbitration
  • Chambers Latin America- Band 4 for International Arbitration
  • Legal 500 USA – “Next Generation Partner” for International Arbitration
  • Legal 500 Latin America – “Next Generation Partner” for International Arbitration
  • Latinvex – One of Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Legal –
  • Named one of 17 “Global Elite Thought Leaders” in North America & the Caribbean by the 2023 Who’s Who Legal Arbitration report
  • Global Leader (Partner) in Arbitration; Ranked number 1 on the Who’s Who Legal 2018 and 2019: Most Highly Regarded Future Leaders (Partners) – Arbitration list for the Americas. Based on feedback from international general counsel and attorneys, the publication highlighted her “exceptional ability to read a situation and understand her client’s needs” and described her as “intelligent, skilled and client-friendly
Academic Qualifications

Graduate Legal Studies, University of Texas Austin Law School
Maîtrise en Droit, Paris X – Nanterre University