Cour de cassation, First Civil Chamber, 17 November 2010, CNCA-CEC, Mr. Jacques CHARASSE v Mr. Jacques ROSSI, Mr. Xavier GREFFE, Mr. Xavier BONASSIES - French International Arbitration Law Reports: 2010
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Thomas Clay is Professor in International Arbitration Law in Versailles University, Director of its LLM in International Arbitration in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the only French-language program in international arbitration. He's also Vice- President of the University, managing partner of Clay Arbitration Law Firm, and former Dean of the Law School. Member of the French Arbitration Committee and of the International Arbitration Institute and other institutions, Professor Clay is the author of various books and articles on arbitration, including "The Arbitrator", a treatise on the duties and obligations of arbitrators, and "Code de" arbitrage commenté”, a restatement of the French law. He writes a regular column, Arbitration Law, in the weekly legal journal Dalloz. He also participates in numerous conferences throughout the world on international arbitration and has an extensive practice in arbitration, as arbitrator or counsel, in French, Spanish, English and Italian, collaborating with the ICC, other French institutions, the Milan Arbitration Court, and in Africa and South America. Professor Clay is also a member of the Jurisdiction of Professional Soccer League and Arbitrator in the French Sport Arbitration Chamber. He was appointed by France to serve as co-arbitrator in the first ICSID Arbitration against that country. Philippe Pinsolle is the Managing Partner of the Paris Office at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and specializes in international arbitration. He has been involved, as counsel or arbitrator, in more than two hundred and fifty international arbitrations, both institutional (ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, AFA, Swiss Rules, etc.) and ad hoc, concerning such activities as investment, oil and gas, energy, telecom or the defense industry. Mr. Pinsolle is a member of the Paris Bar and of the Bar of England & Wales (Gray's Inn). He is a lecturer on international arbitration at the Universities of Aix-Marseille III, Versailles-St Quentin and Paris 12. Mr. Pinsolle is the former President of the International Arbitration commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) and a cofounder of the Young Arbitration Practitioners (YAP). He is the author of numerous articles and case-notes on international arbitration and holds a J.D. degree from the University Pantheon-Assas (Paris II), a M.Jur. from Oxford University, Hertford College, and an MBA degree from Essec. Thomas Voisin is a Partner in the Paris office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. He has represented clients in a number of international arbitrations, both ad hoc (including under the UNCITRAL Rules) and under the rules of major arbitration centers (ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, AFA, etc.), with particular focus on investment, energy, and commercial disputes. His experience includes international arbitrations in the oil & gas, power, transportation, mining, aviation and chemical sectors. He graduated from the University Pantheon-Assas (Paris II) and holds an M.Jur. from Oxford University. Suhaib Al-Ali is an Associate in the Paris office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. He has intervened on behalf of both States and Investors before ICSID and ad hoc tribunals, as well as commercial Claimants and Respondents before the ICC, LCIA, ECA, and the Franco- German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has degrees from King's College London, Paris-I Pantheon-Sorbonne, and the University of Chicago. He is a member of the New York Bar.