Caroline Kleiner

Caroline Kleiner is a tenured Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Université Paris Cité (formerly Université Paris Descartes). She teaches private international law, international arbitration, banking law and international finance.

Professor, Arbitrator and legal expert

Invited to teach at various universities abroad (Vienna, Kansai (Osaka), Doshisha (Kyoto), Geneva, Buenos Aires (UBA), the High School of Economics (Moscow), at the Franco-Romanian College in Bucharest, and at the Nova School of Law’s arbitration summer school (Lisbon), Professor Caroline Kleiner is also a regular speaker at various conferences in France and abroad. 
Her current research interests include international commercial arbitration and international banking law (with a particular focus on crypto-currencies and central bank digital currencies) and the impact of international sanctions on international contracts and litigation. She is the author of several books and articles in French, English, German and Spanish. She also acts as an arbitrator and occasionally writes legal opinions.


Last publications

Arbitrage Commercial International : Une approche comparative

The comparative law of international commercial arbitration is essential to the understanding and practice of international commercial arbitration. The aim of this book is to provide a concise comparative approach. With reference to recent case law from leading jurisdictions and up-to-date arbitration rules revisions, this handbook provides a comparative analysis of the legal issues raised in arbitration.

F. Ferrari


F. Rosenfeld


C. Kleiner


Combining perspectives from both practice and academia, Franco Ferrari, Friedrich Rosenfeld and Caroline Kleiner examine all the key points of international commercial arbitration. After introductory remarks on the applicable normative framework, the book covers all the phases of an arbitration procedure: from the study of arbitration agreements to the post-award regime, including the request for arbitration, the constitution of the arbitral tribunal, the rules relating to the arbitral procedure, to the taking of evidence, and the issues raised in complex arbitrations.