Ioana Knoll-Tudor specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration and  complex cross-border transactions. She is acting both as counsel and arbitrator (sole and party-appointed).Ioana has particular expertise in the CEE region and is also heading the Budapest office as well as the firm’s operations in neighbouring jurisdictions (Romania, Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic).

Her book « The Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard in International Foreign Investment Law » published by Oxford University Press, is a reference in the field of international arbitration.

Ioana regularly teaches (currently at the ELTE University in Budapest, Hungary), is invited as speaker and publishes in the field of international arbitration.

Before joining Jeantet in 2015, Ioana worked in the Warsaw and Budapest offices of a major international law firm.

She is recommended since 2014 by clients in the Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 rankings. Chambers Global, 2016 – Ioana Knoll-Tudor has “extensive experience on mandates across SEE and CEE”.

Member of

  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Founder and Vice-President of the Romanian Chapter of the Club Espanol de Arbitraje (CEA)
  • ICC YAF Representative of Europe and Russia (ICC Young Arbitration Forum) (2019-2021)


  • Doctorate in Law from the European University Institute in Florence, 2006
  • Law Degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, 2006
  • Master’s Degree in European Law from the College of Europe, 2002
  • Master’s Degree in Law from Paris II-Assas University, 2001


  • The Standard of Fair and Equitable Treatment in the International Law of Foreign Investment, Oxford University Press, 2008;
  • Fair and Equitable Treatment and Human Rights, in Human Rights, International Investment Law and Investor-State Arbitration (ed. E-U Petersmann), Oxford University Press, 2009;
  • Le droit des investissements et le droit de l’OMC, in Les mutations du droit de l’Organisation Mondiale du Commerce entre influences internationalistes et nécessaires réformes sectorielles (eds. Chaisse and T.Balmelli ), EDIS, Sept. 2007;