Maya S. Cohen
International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Maya’s practice focuses on international arbitration and dispute resolution, including the representation of sovereign states and investors before international tribunals such as the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Current active matters include the representation of a Canadian investor in a tax dispute brought against Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Chinese investors against the Kingdom of Cambodia under the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement, Israeli investors against a Southern African State, and a Southeast Asian State in an ICC infrastructure dispute.
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
Maya advises both US and non-US clients on how to comply with and understand US laws and regulations related to the export and re-exports of goods, software, services, and technology. In particular, Maya advises clients on the complexities of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions and embargoes. Maya’s practice thus far has focused on assisting clients file advisory opinion requests before the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), license requests before OFAC, and responding to subpoenas issued by various government agencies.
Prior to returning to ArentFox Schiff, Maya worked at a boutique complex litigation firm in New York City.
Publications, Presentations & Recognitions
- Handbook on Provisions and Options for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in Trade Agreements, United Nations Handbook, (Apr. 13, 2023)
- Pink Trojan Horse: Inserting Gender Issues into Free Trade Agreements, International and Public Affairs, Vol. 5(2), (Dec. 3, 2021)
- Balancing Public Health and Intellectual Property Rights: The Impact of the EU Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation on Trademarks in the Weight Loss Industry, 14(2) EFFL, (2020)
- Re-conceptualizing Free Trade Agreements Through A Sustainable Development Lens, United Nations Policy Hackathon Winner (Aug. 2020)
Life Beyond the Law
Maya enjoys playing volleyball and practicing yoga.