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Hinda Rabkin

Senior Associate

Commercial litigation | Energy | Infrastructure | International arbitration | Life sciences | Mining and metals | Technology |

Listed in the Compendium of Unicorns: A Global Guide to Women Arbitrators

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About Hinda Rabkin

Hinda Rabkin is a senior associate in our international arbitration group.

Hinda is qualified in common and civil law and has extensive experience as counsel in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in English and Spanish conducted under the ICSID, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL arbitration rules. Her practice covers a range of industries including energy, telecommunications, real estate, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, aviation, natural resources, mining and infrastructure.  

Hinda also regularly sits as arbitrator in international commercial arbitration proceedings. She is a member of the New York City Bar’s International Commercial Disputes Committee. Hinda is listed in the Compendium of Unicorns: A Global Guide to Women Arbitrators published by Global Arbitration Review. She is also listed in the Who's Who Legal Guide as a Future Leader in Arbitration.

Prior to joining Freshfields, Hinda worked in the Paris office of another international law firm and in the legal department of UNESCO. Hinda also clerked at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, assisting international tribunals in investor-state and inter-state disputes. 

Hinda is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Hebrew.


  • LLB/JD, McGill University, Dean’s Honor List.
  • BCL, McGill University, Dean’s Honor List.
  • LLM, Cambridge University, First Class.
  • Admitted in the State of New York.
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar (inactive).