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Herbert Smith, Singapore (1997-1998); Herbert Smith, Paris (2000-2002); Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York (2003-2005); Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Paris (2005-2010); August & Debouzy (201-2016); Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier (since 2017).
New York Bar (2004 – present); Paris Bar (2000 – present); Member of ICC French list of Arbitrators; Member of CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) list of Arbitrators; ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration); IBA (International Bar Association); LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration); IAI (International Arbitration Institute) CFA (Comité Français de l’Arbitrage); AW (Arbitral Women); CEA (Club Español de Arbitraje).
Acting as an arbitrator or as sole arbitrator in proceedings conducted in English, French or Spanish.
Recent international arbitration experience: Representation of a French major telecom company in an ICC arbitration against a competitor on regulatory and contractual issues; Representation of an African Sovereign Investment Fund in an ad’hoc arbitration against a Cape Verde corporation relating to a joint venture; Representation of an Indian pharmaceutical group in an ICC arbitration following the acquisition of a French pharmaceutical laboratory; Representation of an investment fund in a post-acquisition dispute against an American railway corporation under the ICC rules; Representation of a French car manufacturer in an ICC arbitration relating to patent licensing against a Canadian corporation; Representation of an Italian car manufacturer in a LCIA arbitration initiated by a major French company relating to a call option for shares; Representation of a Russian individual in connection with a LCIA arbitration against a Russian conglomerate regarding a post-acquisition dispute; Representation of a Japanese corporation in an ICC arbitration focusing on the issuance and benefit of CO2 quotas related to shared industrial facilities; Representation of a Belgium chemical group in connection with 7 various post-acquisition ICC arbitrations following the carve out and bankruptcy of one of the group’s branches; Numerous procedures to enforce arbitral awards in France and abroad or to seek annulment of arbitral awards; Coordination and advice on numerous procedures for enforcement or to resist enforcement of international arbitration awards; Represented a French private bank in a landmark case on liability of arbitrators; Acting on a regular basis as a sole arbitrator or party-appointed arbitrator.
Public International Law/Compliance experience: Advising the management of a French major naval company to elaborate and define its strategy further to the suspension and the annulment by the French governmental authorities of the sale of two warships to an Eastern Europe country, for diplomatic reasons, in a pre-arbitration context; Representation of a major French transportation company against the PLO in a dispute centered on violations of public international law in the Middle-East; Assistance of a major French bank in the conduct of internal investigations on alleged violations of US embargo laws requested by the US OFAC; Assistance of a French CAC40 corporation in the conduct of internal investigations relating to allegations of violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA).
Recent publications: “Shall national courts assist arbitral tribunals in gathering evidence?”, ICCA Congress Series No. 19 (Kluwer Law International, forthcoming 2017); “Saisie-attribution: les contours indistincts du devoir de coopération à la charge du tiers saisi”, [Interim attachments: the undefined perimeter of the cooperation duty of the third party] RJDA, co-authored with Maxime Cléry-Melin, July 18, 2016; “French arbitration law: case law on the specific status of the procedures for setting aside awards rendered on administrative matters”, Option Droit & Affaires, co-authored with Marie Valentini, January 2016; Interview in the morning news on France Culture: “Does private arbitration constitute a threat to democracy”: http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-le-choix-de-la-redaction-l-arbitrag..., 10 June 2015; Expect advice on “The arbitration agreement”, “Arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings” and “Third party funding”, BRDA 10/15, May 29, 2015; “How to control the consequences of the presence of third party financing on the procedure through the financing contract”, co-authored with Marie Valentini, Revue de l’Arbitrage 2014(4), pp. 909-936, Jan. 2015; “Cartography tools to anticipate, understand and persuade: the case of the Jerusalem tramway”, co-authored with David Amsellem, Sécurité & Stratégie, June 2014; “Insolvency of a party, arbitration and access to justice: towards reconciliation?”, ASA Bulletin 2013(4), co-authored with Flore Poloni, December 2013; “Legal instruments used in the search for evidence in support of arbitration: comparative study of Art. 145 of the French Code of civil procedure and S.28 U.S.C. § 1782 in the United States”, International Business Law Journal, pp. 533-558, co-authored with Marie Valentini. December 2013; “Arbitration and impartiality of the arbitrator”, Le Monde du Droit – co-written with Marie Danis, September 18, 2012; “Insolvency of a party, arbitration and access to justice: an impossible equation?” ASA Bulletin 2012(2), co-authored with Flore Poloni, June 2012.