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What the team is known for

Has notable expertise on the claimant side of international investment arbitrations, regularly acting against sovereign states and state-owned companies. Handles important setting-aside proceedings. Also advises on commercial arbitrations relating to activities in Africa, Asia and North America. Strong track record in energy-related cases, including energy infrastructure project disputes and contractual issues.

Strengths

Clients highlight the practitioners for their pragmatic approach, saying: "They are very down-to-earth people, they are very practical."

Another source says that this is "a very good multilingual team that is able to grasp complex issues and present them in a simple, compelling manner."

Work highlights

Advised Future Pipe Industries on a USD100 million claim against the Arab Republic of Egypt under the Egypt–Netherlands BIT.

Notable practitioners

Barton Legum is "a perfect oral advocate, is very diligent and works with every detail of a case as thoroughly as possible," according to clients. He is accomplished in handling high-profile investment arbitrations for multinationals and private individuals.

Jean-Christophe Honlet offers substantial experience in handling a wide range of arbitration mandates, including ICC, SCC and ICSID proceedings. One interviewee praises Honlet for being "thorough, incisive, client-focused and with a detailed knowledge of the processes and procedures of international arbitration."

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Overview

Dentons’ International Arbitration team in Paris has been a longstanding player on the international arbitration market in Paris and well beyond. It handles major matters throughout the world, particularly in Russia, the CEE region, Africa, Asia and Oceania (including for the Chinese and Australian governments in particular). It is known for arbitrating with States (for or against States) and for many “firsts” in major international arbitrations.

The International Arbitration team is headed by partners Jean-Christophe Honlet, Bart Legum and Anna Crevon, who have consistently been listed for leading the most important arbitration cases. Their expertise is renowned for the practice of investment treaty arbitration.

Areas of expertise

  • Representation of clients before the most important international arbitration institutions
  • Arbitration of bilateral investment treaties
  • Structuring of agreements and drafting of arbitration clauses
  • Challenging or obtaining the implementation of arbitral awards before the competent local courts

Members

Honlet, Jean-Christophe (Head of Department)

Crevon, Anna

Legum, Barton

Clients

Blusun

Customs & Tax Consultancy

Future Pipe International

Gazprom

Government of the People’s Republic of China

GPF GP Sarl

Misen Enterprises

Niko Resources (Bangladesh) Ltd

Silver Ridge Power

Industries

Aviation and Aerospace

Construction

Energy

Financial Institutions

Government

Infrastructure and PPP

Insurance

Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device

Real Estate

Technology

International Arbitration

Dentons

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Location

5 boulevard Malesherbes

Paris

Paris

France

75008

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France

International Arbitration


Barton Legum
Band 2
Jean-Christophe Honlet
Band 3