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Helene Gogadze

Associate
Washington, DC
F: +1.202.747.3356

Education

  • J.D., Catholic University of America, 2009, summa cum laude
  • M.A., Miami University, 2003
  • B.A., Iv. Javakhishvili State University of Tbilisi, 2001, summa cum laude
  • Law Diploma, Iv. Javakhishvili State University of Tbilisi, 2001
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Overview
Honors
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Overview

Helene Gogadze is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group and a member of the firm's International Arbitration Team in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Gogadze's practice focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration and commercial litigation. Her experience includes advising and representing clients in commercial and investment arbitration disputes, including disputes involving state governments and state-owned entitles, and actions before national courts in relation to arbitration proceedings.

Ms. Gogadze has represented clients in numerous international arbitration matters, including in the oil and gas, energy, construction, real estate, and aerospace and defense industries, among others; and in disputes involving sovereign states and state entities. Some of her recent representations include:

  • Representing a large LNG producer and supplier in an ICDR arbitration in Texas in relation to its long-term US LNG supply agreement;
  • Representing Thales Alenia Space France in an ICDR arbitration in New York brought by Globalstar lnc., a publicly traded company that operates a constellation of satellites;
  • Representing Total E&P Uganda B.V in an ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Government of Uganda under the Netherlands-Uganda Bilateral Investment Treaty and the contract;
  • Representing a large European aluminum company in an ICC arbitration in Zurich arising out of a long term lease agreement;
  • Advising a large French company in connection with a potential ICSID claim against the Government of an African country under the Bilateral Investment Treaty over the company's oil exploration activities;
  • Advising a large energy company on a wide range of issues and disputes in the areas of feed gas supply, LNG quality, force majeure, shipping, engineering and construction, price reviews and other commercial matters; 
  • Representing the Brazilian subsidiary of an Indian company in an ICC arbitration in Sao Paulo against the Brazilian subsidiary of a US company arising out of a supply contract for aluminum products;
  • Representing a European aircraft systems manufacturer in an ICC arbitration regarding licensing and patent infringement disputes relating to night vision systems; 
  • Representing a Russian based entity in an ICC arbitration arising out of the dispute regarding the parties' ownership rights in a US LPG company;
  • Advising a large French company in an ICC arbitration in Geneva against a South American company in a dispute over ownership of an ICSID claim against the government of a country in South America;
  • Advising a large energy company on force majeure and contract issues in relation to oil exploration and production operations in Yemen;
  • Advising a large company in connection with a dispute regarding the provision of technical engineering and construction services and force majeure issues.

Ms. Gogadze has also been appointed and is serving as an arbitrator. She is a member of the roster of arbitrators at the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and the Georgian International Arbitration Centre.

Ms. Gogadze is a lecturer at the International Law Institute, where she regularly teaches courses and conducts trainings on international investment and commercial arbitration as part of various programs for foreign government officials, investors and lawyers. She also speaks at international arbitration conferences and regularly publishes articles on a variety of international investment and commercial arbitration issues. Ms. Gogadze was Adjunct Professor of Law at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where she taught international arbitration.

Honors

  • Washington, D.C. Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016-2018

Thought Leadership

Articles

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer, International Investment Treaties and Investor-State Arbitration Seminar, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C., December 4, 2018
  • Panelist, Fifth Annual GIAC Arbitration Days, New Era in Dispute Resolution, Georgian International Centre (GIAC), Tbilisi, Georgia, October 4-5, 2018
  • Lecturer, Arbitration and Meditation Seminar, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C., May 24, 2018
  • Lecturer, Advanced Arbitration and Meditation Seminar, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C., November 8-9, 2017
  • Panelist, Fourth Annual GIAC Arbitration Days, Friends and Enemies of Arbitration, Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC), Tbilisi, Georgia, October 2-3, 2017
  • Lecturer, Arbitration and Meditation Seminar, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C., May 29, 2017
  • Speaker, Eleventh Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference - Technology, IP and Investor-State Arbitration, Juris Conferences LLC, Washington, D.C., April 25, 2017
  • Panelist, Third Annual GIAC Arbitration Days, Efficiency in International Dispute Resolution, Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC), Tbilisi, Georgia, December 1-2, 3016
  • Lecturer, Advanced Arbitration and Mediation Seminar, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C., November 16, 2016
  • Organizer and Moderator, DC Women in International Arbitration, Washington, D.C., October 18, 2016
  • Lecturer, Arbitration and Meditation Seminar, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C., May 30, 2016
  • Speaker, International Arbitration Conference, Istanbul Bilgi University & International Law Institute Istanbul Branch, Istanbul, Turkey, March 10-12, 2016
  • Lecturer, Advanced Arbitration and Mediation Seminar, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C., November 20, 2015
  • Lecturer, Arbitration and Meditation Seminar, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C., June 1, 2015
  • Lecturer, Arbitration and Meditation Seminar, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C., November 12, 2013
  • Lecturer, Advanced Arbitration and Meditation Seminar, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C., November 7, 2013
  • Lecturer, Legal English and Legal Writing Program, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C., August 7, 2013

Memberships

  • Member, New York International Arbitration Center
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association