I am an independent counsel qualified in New York and Paris, acting as counsel, co-counsel, tribunal secretary or arbitrator in court and arbitration proceedings.
I can also assist you in an advisory capacity relating to any sort of commercial transaction or corporate matter, as well as in pre- and post-litigation matters.
I hold a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School and a Master’s Degree from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University. I am an alumnus of the École normale supérieure.
I am a current International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) representative for France, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).
I have acted in various capacities in court, arbitration and mediation proceedings relating to oil & gas, M&A, joint ventures, banking, taxation, and construction under the rules of all major arbitral institutions, as well as in ad hoc proceedings.
From 2013 to 2020, I was a senior disputes associate with Quinn Emanuel. Before that, I was an M&A and securities associate with Cleary Gottlieb.
I regularly lecture on international law and arbitration, including at Sciences Po Paris (2012 to 2014), Paris-Saclay MACI (since 2018) and HEAD Law School (since 2015).
Whether you are a party to the dispute or party’s counsel seeking co-counsel for purposes of arbitration, I can assist you at any stage of the arbitral proceeding:
Drafting or negotiating an arbitration agreement, either at the time of negotiation of the contract or when a dispute has already arisen;
Pre-arbitration advice, to ensure compliance with all pre-arbitration requirements (including any mediation or conciliation obligation) and claim preparation;
Claim analysis, to provide a clear and comprehensive assessment of the situation, as well as the corresponding advice on litigation strategy and funding;
Appointing arbitrators, selecting witnesses and experts;
Conducting the arbitration as counsel or co-counsel (including the preparation of all briefs and advice on strategic decisions);
Assisting with the document production process particular to arbitration;
Preparing for and conducting an arbitral hearing (including logistics, advocacy, and team preparation).
Once the arbitration is over, I can also help you with the recognition, enforcement, or challenge of an arbitral award before national courts.
If you are an arbitrator, I also have significant experience acting as tribunal secretary, and am available to take on such mandates.
If you are a third-party funder, I can assist you in your claim analysis or management by providing an independent claim assessment.
Finally, I am available for appointments as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator, or presiding arbitrator to help settle your dispute. I am listed in the pool of arbitrators of a number of arbitral institutions.
I regularly comment on legal issues, notably in the field of international arbitration. My commentaries have been published in the Paris Journal of International Arbitration, the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin and the International Bar Association Arbitration Committee newsletter, and I regularly contribute to the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. Since 2017, I regularly contribute to Practical Law Arbitration (Thomson Reuters), and I joined the Consultation Board in 2020.
A complete list of my publications is available here, with all necessary internet links. If you would like a courtesy copy of any publication that is not freely available online, do not hesitate to reach out.
I am always available for a first, typically hour-long, meeting to discuss a potential instruction. I will never charge you for this first meeting, or for reviewing a discrete set of documents in preparation for this meeting.
Depending on the type of instruction, we will discuss adopting an hourly rate, or the most appropriate alternative fee arrangement.
For transparency and foreseeability purposes, I offer standard, competitive, rates for limited engagements (e.g. relating to the validity of an arbitration agreement, appointment process for an arbitral tribunal, questions relating to the jurisdiction of a tribunal over certain claims, etc.).