China Irwin joined LALIVE in 2015. Her main area of practice is international arbitration, including both commercial and investment treaty arbitration, with a focus on complex disputes involving major construction projects, consortium and joint venture agreements, and issues arising in the transportation sector. She has acted as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings under various procedural rules, including the ICC Rules, LCIA Rules, Swiss Rules, and UNCITRAL Rules.
She is the Deputy Editor of Construction Law International, the quarterly magazine of the International Bar Association’s International Construction Projects Committee. She is also a member of several professional associations, including the Society of Construction Law and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), ASA below 40.
Prior to joining LALIVE, China Irwin practiced international arbitration at an international law firm in Geneva (2011-2014).
China Irwin holds a J. D. (Juris Doctor) from the University of Virginia School of Law (2010), where she participated in a dual-degree program with the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), through which she also earned a Master in Global Business Law. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University (2007).