“One of the key arbitrators in the European market.”
  • University of Law Paris II
  • Sorbonne University Paris IV
  • Paris (Ph.D. (Agrégation) in literature)
  • Diploma of the Institute of Public Science
  • Master of International Business Law and Private Law
  • Oil and gas
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Joint-ventures
  • Government and defence contracts
  • Distribution
  • Telecom and high technologies
  • Advertising
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Investments
  • Member of Arbitration Chambers (2016 – present)
  • Partner of Linklaters (2013 – 2016)
  • Partner of Darrois, Villey Maillot Brochier (1996-2013)
  • Partner of Gide Loyrette Nouel (1985-1995)
  • Arbitrator in several ICC cases in the field of Defence Industry.
  • Arbitrator (Chairman or arbitrator) in several cases (ICC, ad hoc) in the field of pharmaceutical products: generics, royalties, cooperation agreements.
  • Arbitrator (Chairman) in a major oil dispute involving a State-owned oil group of companies and various private entities (ad hoc).
  • Arbitrator in a LCIA case between UK Insurance and reinsurance companies and insurance companies from Columbia.
  • Arbitrator (Chairman) in an ICC case about the construction in the Middle East region of an industrial unit.
  • Arbitrator in an ICC case in a dispute about the consequences of the bankruptcy of a group of airlines companies.
  • Arbitrator in an ICC case about distribution and supply of commercial products in Brazil.
  • Chairman in an ICC case between a Brazilian Steel company and a Swiss steel products distributor.
  • Mediator in a major dispute between a US engineering company and an international construction group of companies.
  • Chairman in an ICC case in a dispute between a private aircraft producer and one of its clients.

Publications:

  • Le Droit Français de l’Arbitrage Interne et (selection) International”, (Joly, Paris 1990), and many articles about International Arbitration, A.D.R. and International Business Law. 3rd edition to be published in 2017.
  • International Litigation”, Co-author, 1991 and 1997
  • “Comparative Introduction to the System of Producing Evidences in Common Law Countries of Roman Law Tradition”; Revue de l'arbitrage, 1990 - No. 4, pp. 892 – 900, 1990
  • “La constitution du Tribunal arbitral dans l'arbitrage institutionnel”, Revue de l'Arbitrage, 1990 n° 2, pp. 337-352, 1990
  • “Effets d’une convention d’arbitrage à l’intérieur d’un groupe de sociétés”, Bulletin Joly Sociétés, n° 12, P. 999, 01 December 1990
  • Note Cour d'Appel de Paris (1re Ch. suppl.), Rev. Arb. 1990 n°4, pp. 880-891, 6 April 1990
  • “Réflexions sur l'espace et le temps dans l'arbitrage international”, Etudes offertes à Pierre Bellet, Litec 1991
  • “L'arbitrage et la fraude” (À propos de l'arrêt Fougerolle, rendu par la Cour de cassation le 25 mai 1992), Revue de l'arbitrage, 1993 No. 1, pp. 3 – 12, 1993
  • “The New 1998 ICC Rules of Arbitration, Proceedings of the ICC Conference Presenting the Rules, Comments”, International Court of Arbitration, n°586 Special supplement Annex: Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, page(s) 76-77, 1st November 1997
  • “The Arbitration Act 1996 and the new ICC Arbitration Rules 1998: A comparative Approach”, International Arbitration Law Review Vol I. Issue 2, February 1998
  • “Recent Developments in Arbitration in Civil Law Countries”, co-signed with Professor Thomas Clay, International Arbitration Law Review Vol I, p. 150-156 (4, 1998), May 1998
  • Enforcement in Action: Harmonization Versus Unification” in Albert Jan van den Berg (ed), Improving the Efficiency of Arbitration and Awards: 40 Years of Application of the New York ConventionICCA Congress Series, 1998 Paris Volume 9 (Kluwer Law International 1999) pp. 593 – 600, 1999
  • “Thoughts on the future of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Europe: a critical approach”, Arbitration International, Volume 15, number 4, 1st December 1999
  • L'arbitrabilité subjective en matière de droit des sociétés”, de Boisséson (M.) et Duprey (P.), Gaz. Pal. n° 352 à 353 des 18 et 19 déc. 2002 et n° 354 à 355 des 20 et 21 déc. 2002
  • “Provisional measures prior to arbitration”, International Commercial Arbitration & Energy Disputes – A global Perspective, May 29 – 31, 2003, Calgary (unpublished)
  • Anti-Suit Injunctions Issued by National Courts at the Seat of the Arbitration or Elsewhere”, Gaillard Emmanuel (ed.) / JurisNet, l’arbitrage complexe - Supplément Spécial 2003, Bulletin de la Cour Internationale de la CCI
  • “La jonction de parties à l'instance arbitrale : deux décisions opposées ”, L'arbitrage complexe, pp. 21-25, supplément spécial 2003 Bulletin de la Cour internationale d'arbitrage de la CCI
  • “L'idée de mouvement dans l'arbitrage”, in De Lege Ferenda - Réflexions sur le droit désirable en l'honneur du Professeur Alain Hirsch 67 (A. Hériter Lachat and L. Hirsch eds., Slatkine, 2004)
  • “L'arbitre international et le problème de la qualification”, in Liber Amicorum Claude Reymond - Autour de l'arbitrage (Litec, 2004), pp. 29 to 42
  • Anti-Suit Injunctions Issued by National Courts At the Seat of the Arbitration or Elsewhere”, IAI 2005, or “As anti-suit injunction e o princípio da competência-competência-” 2005, Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação n°7 Outubro – dezembro de 2005, Brazil
  • “Evidentiary Privileges in International Arbitration, in Albert Jan van den Berg (ed), International Arbitration 2006: Back to Basics? ICCA Congress Series, 2006 Montreal Volume 13 (Kluwer Law International 2007) pp. 705 - 716
  • Les conséquences de l'annulation d'une sentence arbitrale dans l'Etat de la juridiction du siège de l'arbitrage ”, Conference Salvador de Bahia 30th October to 1st November 2006 (unpublished)
  • “Morgan Stanley v. LVMH: Equity research freedom upheldGuide to the World's Leading Litigation Lawyers, December 2006
  • “Préjudice Économique” in Journal des Sociétés, n°44, June 2007
  • “New tensions between Arbitrators and Parties in the Conduct of the Arbitral Procedure”, International Law Review Vol. 10 Issue 6, December 2007;
  • Commentary: arrêt Société PT Putrabali Adyamulia c/ Société Rena Holding Cass. Civ. 2é, 29 juin 2007 et Commentaire arrêt Société PT Putrabali Adyamulia c/ Société Rena Holding Cass. Civ, 29 juin 2007, Petites Affiches, 25 September 2007
  • Arbitrability limited by the exclusive competence of the State: The example of the Anti-trust Law”, Sao Paulo, VIII CBAR Congress - September 23rd, 2008 (unpublished)
  • “Société Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba SA c/ SA Telefonica Antillana et SNC Banco Nacional de Commercio Exterior Antillana”, Commentaire Arrêt de la Cour d'Appel de Paris du 16 novembre 2006 (1re Ch. C), Rev Arb n°1 2008
  •  “Arbitrage et Droit de la ConcurrenceLiber Amicorum Bernardo Cremades, pp. 243 to 250, La Ley, Madrid, 2010
  • Desenho da estratégia processual destinada à preparação do Requerimento de Arbitragem: Multiplicidade de partes e contratos, incorporação de terceiros, procedimentos paralelos, consolidação de casos, objeções jurisdicionais”, and “Arbitragens complexas, Multiplicidade de partes e contratos, incorporação de terceiros, procedimentos paralelos, consolidação de casos, objeções jurisdicionaisSeminário PIDA Avançado, CCI São-Paulo, 13th June 2011
  • “Arbitragem nos contratos de construção envolvendo a Administração Pública”, Conferência São-Paulo FIDIC, 16/17th June 2011
  • Le contrôle judiciaire sur le respect du droit européen de la concurrence par l’arbitre”, Arbitrage et Droit de l’Union Européenne, Colloque Comité Français de l’Arbitrage, 4th November 2011, (unpublished)
  • La nouvelle convention d’arbitrage”, “Le nouveau droit français de l’arbitrage”, ouvrage collectif sous la direction de Thomas Clay, Lextenso Editions, November 2011
  • “A nova Lei francesa de Arbitragem 2011”, com o Senhor Jose Emilio Pinto, Revista de Arbitragem, Sao Paulo, 2012
  • “Soft Law in arbitration”, les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage, September 2014
  • Comentário: Société Coralsa Corporation Alimentaria S.A. c. Société Ingelco (Cour d’appel de Paris, Pôle 1 – Chambre 1, 20 de janeiro 2015, RG n° 12/16039 e 13/17333) Comentário : Société Coralsa Corporation Alimentaria S.A. c. Société Ingelco (Cour d’appel de Paris, Pôle 1 – Chambre 1, 20 de janeiro 2015, RG n° 12/16039 e 13/17333), to be published in Brazilian Arbitration Review, Kluwer ; volume 47, on 22nd June 2015
  • “Joint-venture Internationale et arbitrage”, Mélanges en l’honneur du Professeur Pierre Mayer, LGDJ, Lextenso éditions, octobre 2015. 

Lectures:

  • Provisional measures prior to arbitration”, International Commercial Arbitration & Energy Disputes – A global Perspective, Calgary; Speaker, 29 – 31 May, 2003.
  • Les conséquences de l'annulation d'une sentence arbitrale dans l'Etat de la juridiction du siège de l'arbitrage”, Salvador de Bahia conference, Speaker, 30 October to 1st november 2006.
  • Arbitrability limited by the exclusive competence of the State: The example of the Anti-Trust Law”, Sao Paulo, VIII CBAR Congress – Speaker, 23 September 2008.
  • Due process and the specific example of allegations of fraud or corruption, notably in the context of investment treaty arbitration”; Paris; Speaker, February 2009.
  • Desenho da estratégia processual destinada à preparação do Requerimento de Arbitragem: Multiplicidade de partes e contratos, incorporação de terceiros, procedimentos paralelos, consolidação de casos, objeções jurisdicionais, and Arbitragens complexas, Multiplicidade de partes e contratos, incorporação de terceiros, procedimentos paralelos, consolidação de casos, objeções jurisdicionais”, Seminário PIDA Avançado, CCI São-Paulo; Speaker, 13 June 2011.
  • Arbitragem nos contratos de construção envolvendo a Administração Pública”, Conference São-Paulo FIDIC, 16/17 June 2011.
  • Le contrôle judiciaire sur le respect du droit européen de la concurrence par l’arbitre”, Arbitrage et Droit de l’Union Européenne, Colloque Comité Français de l’Arbitrage, 4 November 2011, (unpublished).
  • “L’ordre juridique arbitral sans loi”, Conference in Le Mans University, December 2011, (unpublished).
  • GeArb - IX Annual Arbitration Conference, Rio de Janeiro – (Panel 3 – Multi-party arbitration and junction to proceedings), 7 May 2013.
  • Round Table - Demarest & Almeida  São Paulo, “Corporate Structures, Investment Treaty Protection and Brazilian Subsidiaries incorporated abroad: Fraud or Procedural Strategy?”, 9 May 2013.
  • Câmara de Mediação e Arbitragem de São Paulo, International Arbitration Conference, 27 May 2013.
  • Milan Chamber of Arbitration IV° Annual Conference “Is soft law becoming too hard? “, 29th November 2013.
  • ICC 33rd Annual Meeting of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, International Arbitration and Substantive applicable lax: “How to comply with the applicable law while taking into account the expectations of the parties and the needs of international commerce?”, 5 December 2013.
  • 10th Rio de Janeiro International Arbitration Conference: "Has arbitration been responding adequately to the aspirations of the users? May it be identified a crisis in arbitration”, 6 May 2014.
  • ICC Institute Masterclass for Arbitrators, Sao Paulo; Speaker, 15 to 17 May 2014.
  • Centro de Estudos das Sociedades de Advogados - Journée juridique Brésil-France, “Principais aspectos do sistema juridico brasileiro para investidores estrangeiros” (unpublished), 19 May 2014.
  • ICC-BAC International Dispute Resolution Conference – Paris “Commercial Dispute Resolution in China – An Annual Report” (unpublished), 4 June 2014.
  • Annual Colloquium Paris Place d’Arbitrage: “l’obligation de loyauté dans l’arbitrage”;  Speaker, 30 June 2014.
  • VIII Seminario Arbitragem e Mediaçao Sao Paulo, Brasil, Speaker, 13 August 2014.
  • Conference “Miradas Cruzadas franco-españolas de arbitraje” dedicated to arbitral awards in Madrid, Commentator, 28 November 2014.
  • MACI Conference “Arbitrage vu par les mediasFaut-il être plus transparent?”, Speaker, 24 June 2015.
  • Congrès du Centre d’arbitrage de la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie portugaise panel “Luzes sobre a escuridão: como pensam os árbitros? O estado da arte”, Lisboa, Speaker, 2-3 July 2015.
  • VIII Seminario Arbitragem e Mediaçao Sao Paulo, Brazil: “A obrigação de lealdade na arbitragem” and “A imunidade do árbitro”, Speaker, 13 August 2015.
  • V Encontro Internacional de Arbitragem de Coimbra, Portugal, 8 to 10 October 2015.
  • Club of Arbitrators Annual Meeting, Milan, "Res iudicata", 15 October 2015.
  • Rio de Janeiro International Arbitration Conference on “Soft Law and Evidence”, Speaker, 10 May 2016.
  • Sao Paulo International Conference,Arbitration and Srares, Speaker, 15 June 2016.
  • ICC Conference, Hong Kong, 27 June 2016.
  • Association Française d’Arbitrage: “Le conseil dans l’arbitrage”, Speaker, 20 September 2016. 
  • Fellow Member of the ICC Institute of Business Law and Practice
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the “Comité Français de l’Arbitrage
  • Honorary member of the Executive Committee of the Center for Public Resources (C.P.R. New York, USA)
  • Representative of the French ICC Committee in the Working Group for the ICC Arbitration Rules Revision (1997)
  • Member of the French Arbitration Association, the Swiss Arbitration Association, the LCIA and other arbitration centres or associations
  • Member of the “Formula One Contract Recognition Board” (Geneva), permanent Arbitration Board in matter of Formula One Contracts
  • Member of List of Arbitrators the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada
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