Giselle Leonardo is an independent, full-time arbitrator, as either Sole, Co-Arbitrator, or Chair Arbitrator on a wide range of
international, construction, energy, commercial cases and other disputes. Arbitration experience includes disputes concerning
international and construction cases, industrial facilities, oil and gas facilities, energy facilities, generation facilities, processing
facilities, infrastructure construction projects, marine, and commercial projects. Experienced in construction, development, finance,
contract, and international law primarily representing contractors, owners, developers, and engineers involving public and private
projects (industrial and institutional) ranging in value from $120 million to $700 million. Regions of representative transactions: Africa
– Equatorial Guinea, Ghana; Asia – Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand; Australia; Canada; Middle East – Pakistan; Europe –
France, Spain; Caribbean, Central and South America – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, St. Martin, Venezuela,
and the United States.
Ms. Leonardo is available for arbitrations world wide. She brings to her ADR practice her wealth of 30 years’ combined experience in commercial transactions, construction, corporate law, energy, international law, finance and engineering.
Ms. Leonardo has been engaged in alternative dispute resolution work as a mediator, arbitrator, settlement advisor and arbitration
consultant. She has been in the ADR trenches for over 25 years and knows how to put theory into practice. In this regard, Giselle
Leonardo is known for her advance preparation, creative thinking, high energy, and collaborative style, as well as her ability to bring
difficult disputes to a close in an efficient, economic, thoughtful and fair manner.
Ms. Leonardo is a recognized expert in the field of dispute resolution. She is a member of each of the Panels of the AAA and CPR for
Construction, Commercial, Large Complex, Energy and International Cases. She is a frequent lecturer and speaker on skills training
courses on various arbitration, construction, mediation, and ADR topics.