J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 2000
M.A., The Maxwell School of International Relations, 2000
LL.M., Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II), Paris, 2011
Diploma, Swiss Arbitration Academy, 2014
Certificate, Universities Lucerne, Neuchâtel & Swiss Arbitration Academy, 2014
Certificat d'Aptitude à la Profession d'Avocat, Ecole de Formation Professionnelle des Barreaux de Paris, Paris, France, 2012
CAPA Art. 100 French Bar for Foreign Lawyers, Ecole de Formation Professionnelle des Barreaux de Paris, Paris, France, 2012
M.A., Middlebury College Language School,1995
B.A., Binghamton University, 1994
International Business Transactions
Rose Rameau is a visiting assistant professor in international law and international arbitration.
Professor Rameau is a leading practitioner with over 20 years of experience in international arbitration, investor-state treaty-based dispute, cross border disputes, white collar defense investigations (FCPA, UK Bribery Act and French anti-corruption laws. Professor Rameau is trained in civil and common law traditions. She has advised and represented sovereign states and companies on international disputes resolution and international law. She has been appointed by investor and sovereign state as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and president of tribunals in disputes concerning African states and foreign investors.
Before joining Georgia State University College of Law, she managed RAMEAU INTERNATIONAL LAW, a boutique firm specializing in public international law and white-collar defense investigations. In October 2020, she obtained complete victory for the Federation of Nigeria in an oil and gas dispute for a three billion dollar claim involving expropriation allegations of the investments of an American company with Italian shareholders.
Rameau is a former assistant public defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Tampa, Fla. She has clerked for judges and justices in the United States and abroad. Professor Rameau was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ghana School of Law from 2014 to 2016, She utilized her international relations experience to represent and promote U.S. cultural exchange in Africa. Her Fulbright research entitled “Class Action Arbitration: The effective solution for Resolving Human Rights Violations Related to Oil and Gas Industry,” allowed her to research Ghana’s state responsibility in the management of its natural resources vis-à-vis and the rights of indigenous people when signing concession agreements with investors. Prior to becoming a Fulbright Scholar in Ghana, she managed her own practice in Paris, France. Professor Rameau has held academic positions at the Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II) and Université Paris Est Créteil (Paris12).
In November 2021, she was appointed ABA advisor to the Uniform Law Commission Study Committee on the Singapore Convention on Mediation. She was the vice-chair of the Africa Committee and the International Energy and Natural Resources Committee of the ABA International Law Section for four years. Professor Rameau previously served as a board member of ArbitralWomen, a non-profit organization that promotes women in international arbitration, for two years. Now she is a member of its Advisory Council. She is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK as well as member of the International Arbitration Institute (IAI), in Paris, France.
Professor Rameau is a board member of the Jamaica International Arbitration Center (JAIAC). She is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana, and a court member of the International Court of Arbitration in Paris. Professor Rameau is a member of the ICC Task Force Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration. On July 14, 2020, Haiti appointed Professor Rameau to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague for a term of six years. On July 22, 2022, she was appointed ABA representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Rameau joined the other ABA representatives to support the ABA Goal IV to advance the Rule of Law abroad and to defend the legal profession, liberty, human rights, and access to justice. She is also the recipient of the American Bar Association’s Mayre Rasmussen Award for the Advancement of Women in International Law in 2020.
The African Perspective: The Development of Investment Laws, the Pan-African Investment
Code, and the African Continental Free Trade Area in the “New Economic World Order”
Cambridge University Press, 114 Proceedings of the ASIL Annual Meeting 62-67 (2020).
"The Pan-African Investment Code as a Model for Negotiation on the Investment Protocol to the
Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area" (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120)
March 2021, www.transnational-dispute-management.com.
"Ghana’s Future in the Offshore Business," ABA International Law News Vol 44:4,
Fall 2015 (With Professor Aziz Bamba)
"The Battle Between Consent and The Principle of Competence-Competence in Investment
Arbitration, what can we learn from BG Group plc. v. Argentina?" 28 U. Ghana L.J. 84 (2015)
"Ethics in International Arbitration: Can International Institutions Resolve a Universal Code of
Conduct for all Participants in the Proceeding?" February 2021, JURIST Legal News & Commentary