Amelia is an associate in the Paris office. She has significant experience in inter-State disputes, including in cases before the International Court of Justice and other United Nations bodies. She has acted for clients in commercial and investment arbitrations in a range of sectors, including the energy, aviation and financial sectors.
Prior to joining Three Crowns, Amelia was an Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice, principally working for Judge James Crawford, where she gained an extensive knowledge of public international law and procedure. She previously worked in the dispute resolution team of a leading New Zealand law firm and clerked for the then President of the New Zealand Court of Appeal. She has also advised States in relation to the United Nations climate change negotiations.
Amelia holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Columbia University in New York. She also has a first class honours degree in Law (LL.B(Hons)) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Philosophy and History from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. She has attended the Hague Academy of International Law and the Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf. In 2018, she was a member of the team that jointly won the Stockholm Treaty Lab, an innovation prize.
She speaks English and French. She is admitted in New Zealand.