Courtney Lotfi is counsel at Dentons in Frankfurt where she focuses her practice on international dispute resolution and complex arbitration. She has represented clients in a variety of industries including energy (oil and gas), construction and industrial engineering, and corporate disputes applying both civil and common laws in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia.
Ms. Lotfi has appeared in more than 30 international arbitration proceedings as counsel under various rules including ICC, DIS, VIAC, SCC, UNCITRAL, AAA, SIAC, DIA and in ad hoc proceedings. She is a member of the AAA, ICDR, and VIAC roster of arbitrators. Prior to joining Dentons, Ms. Lotfi previously worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Vienna and at Hogan Lovells in Munich.
Ms. Lotfi obtained her BA from Franklin College in Switzerland with highest distinction where she studied International Relations, Economics and History. She obtained her JD cum laude in 2006 from Pace University School of Law. During her studies there she was a research assistant, the CISG Book Editor of the Pace International Law Review, and a member of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team.
Courtney Lotfi is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in Virginia and is a member of the Virginia Bar Association.
Since the winter semester 2018/19, Ms. Lotfi has taken over parts of the FFA second semester course “Civil Litigation in the U.S.”.
- “Document Production in International Arbitration,” Lexis Nexis Practice Note, 2019 (forthcoming)
- “Financial Sector Dispute Resolution in a Post-Brexit World,” 34/1 J.I.B.L.R. 1, 2019, together with M. Huertas
- “Conflicting Document Production Laws May Result in International Discovery Restrictions,” 8/1 INFO. L.J. 4, December 2016
- “Investor-State Dispute Settlement Provisions in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,” 22 Arb. Watch 1, 4, 2014
- “Amendment of the Austrian Arbitration Law,” 22 Arb. Watch 1, 4, 2014
- Co-author, “Procedural and Institutional Rule Changes Set to Further Advance Austrian Presence in International Arbitration,” 19/1 Arb. News 49, together with G. Horvath
- “Documentary Evidence and Document Production in International Arbitration,” 11/4 Transnat’l Disp. Mgmt, 2014, Yearbook on International Arbitration, Vol. IV (Marianne Roth & Michael Geistlinger eds., 2015)
- “Introduction to Arbitration under the US System,” in Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache 193 (Franz J. Heidinger & Andrea Hubalek eds., 2013), together with J. Power