Monique Sasson



Monique Sasson is the Co-Managing Editor of the ITA Arbitration Report and the ITA Board of Reporters. Ms. Sasson is also the Co-Managing Editor of World Trade and Arbitration Materials (also published by Kluwer International), Co-Managing Editor of the ITA Scoreboard of Adherence to Transnational Arbitration Treaties and a Member at Large of the ITA Advisory Board and its Executive Committee.

Ms. Sasson initially qualified as an Italian Avvocato and practiced at Chiomenti Studio Legale in Rome, where she appeared before arbitral tribunals and Italian courts. In 2000 she joined Herbert Smith’s international arbitration and litigation practice group in London. She qualified as an English solicitor (and subsequently as a solicitor advocate), and acted in a number of international commercial arbitration cases as well as litigation matters. In 2006 Monique began a doctoral programme in public international law at the University of Cambridge, with a concentration on investment treaty arbitration. Her doctoral thesis studied the roles of municipal law and international law in investment treaty awards. In 2009 she obtained her Ph.D. and in 2010 she published a monograph titled Substantive Law in Investment Treaty Arbitration: the Unsettled Relationship between International law and Municipal Law (Kluwer).

She currently resides in New York City and is a member of the New York Bar.