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Melanie Willems joins Chadbourne & Parke with IDR team

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New York, N.Y., USA - The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced that Melanie Willems will be joining the International Dispute Resolution (IDR) practice as a partner in the London office.

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. Willems has extensive experience in complex arbitrations before major tribunals, advising in matters before the ICC, the LCIA, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), as well as in ad hoc proceedings. She also undertakes litigation in English courts and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Willems, 42, comes to Chadbourne from Howrey LLP, where she was head of the international arbitration group in London.

Ms. Willems has clients in a wide range of industry sectors including engineering, energy, construction, transport and other infrastructure, property development, technology and insurance, and has advised on projects ranging from the dredging of the Suez Canal to petrochemical plants, and more recently, renewable energy work.

Ms. Willems is a qualified mediator and a Solicitor-Advocate. She has appeared as lead advocate in the Technology and Construction Court and acts as advocate in international arbitrations.

Ms. Willems earned her master's degree in law from Universite de Paris I (the Sorbonne) (1989). She received an LLB from Kings College in London in 1989 and an MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration also from Kings College in 1993. She has been recognized by both Chambers and Legal 500 for her work in arbitration law.