Maria Chedid

Maria Chedid is Global Chair of the international arbitration practice at Arnold & Porter.

In addition to having served as counsel in high stakes commercial and investment arbitrations for over 30 years, Maria sits as an arbitrator and guest-lectures on international arbitration at leading law schools.

She is consistently recognized for her arbitration expertise by legal publications such as Chambers Global; Chambers USA; Legal 500 US; Law360 MVP; Superlawyers; Legal Media Expert Guide; World's Leading Technology Arbitrators; California's Top 100 Women Lawyers of the Year; GAR Who's Who Legal; and Lawdragon 500 Global Litigation Lawyers.

Clients “commend her handling of complex disputes” and “praise her ‘highly effective advocacy,'” while peers note that she is “superbly prepared,” “exceptionally talented,” “relentless,” “very thorough,” and “largely unflappable.”

Maria is President of the Court of Arbitration of the Abu Dhabi International Arbitration Centre; one of two U.S. Members appointed to the ICC Court of Arbitration; Co-Chair of the ICDR California Advisory Committee; Co-Chair of the ICDR Working Group on Tech and Life Sciences Arbitration; an Officer of the LCIA Users’ Council; a Member of the U.S. National Committee for the SIAC Users Council; and founding Co-Chair of the California International Arbitration Council. She has published extensively on arbitration issues and frequently speaks about international dispute resolution and advocacy at conferences and universities worldwide.