Foley Hoag LLP has announced that partners Christina Hioureas (New York) and Diana Paraguacuto-Mahéo (Paris) have been elevated to Global Co-Chairs of the firm's International Litigation & Arbitration Department. The pair join Constantinos Salonidis (Washington, D.C.), current co-chair since 2021.

"Christina and Diana are strategic thinkers and established leaders in the practice," said Salonidis. "Their elevation to co-chairs reflects our growth and the seamless integration of our international litigation and arbitration practices across offices."

"Together, this formidable trio will lead our world recognized group to new heights," said Lawrence Martin, who has led the department since 2014 and will step down as co-chair.

"We're excited to have Christina and Diana step into these new roles, joining Constantinos. We are confident that this new leadership team will be instrumental in driving the strategic growth of the department and the firm," said Managing Partner Jim Bucking.

Hioureas, who chairs the firm's United Nations Practice Group, joined Foley Hoag in 2016. She represents States, and private and State-owned entities, in international investment treaty and commercial arbitration disputes and public international law matters, and advises States on matters before the United Nations and its bodies. She also regularly serves as arbitrator in international disputes.

Hioureas has acted for and advised States including Bangladesh, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Montenegro, Qatar, Sierra Leone and Uzbekistan, as well as various State-owned and private entities across jurisdictions and industries, in complex matters ranging from issues of corruption, cyber-security, mass environmental claims, gas price re-openers to international human rights, climate change, and decolonization. Hioureas has been recognized inChambers & Partners - Globaland USA in the areas ofPublic International Law,International Arbitration, andArbitrators(2020-23) and was recognized as a "Most Highly Regarded Partner–The Americas" byWho's Who Legal(2023).

Paraguacuto-Mahéo joined Foley Hoag as partner in 2018 and serves as Managing Partner of the firm's Paris office. She specializes in international investment and commercial arbitration and litigation, alternative dispute resolution and sovereign representation. She has considerable experience in conflict of laws and represents clients in connection with litigation and arbitration proceedings throughout the world across an array of industries, including renewable energy, construction, defense, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, mining and telecommunications. She also has a particular expertise in international disputes involving state entities, including Spanish and Latin American parties.

Paraguacuto-Mahéo is a court member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC. She is co-chair of the Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings of the ICC International Commission and President of the Global Pound Conference in Paris, as well as an adjunct professor at Sciences Po Paris and at the University Paris II Pathéon Assas. She has been recognized as a "Thought Leader" (2017-2022) and a Global Leader (2023) byWho's Who Legal.

Foley Hoag is recognized for having one of the world's most accomplished International Litigation and Arbitration practices. The group includes more than 50 highly experienced international litigators who are fluent in more than 20 languages, and has accrued an outstanding track-record for various types of arbitrations and litigations.