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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

International Arbitration

5 ranked lawyersBand 2FranceEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Important office within the firm's global arbitration and public international law practice. Advises energy clients on disputes relating to supply agreements or infrastructure projects. Attracts attention for coordination of investor-state and commercial cases with offices in Asia. Also assists with enforcement proceedings. Strong track record representing sovereign states in ICSID and UNCITRAL cases.

Strengths

Clients report that the lawyers are "sharp and very reactive," adding: "They perfectly take into account the global strategy and positioning of their client."

Sources also laud the practitioners for their "excellent knowledge and vast experience."

Work highlights

Acted for Romania on an ICSID arbitration against Austrian company Petrochemical Holding under the Energy Charter Treaty.

Notable practitioners

Ben Juratowitch QC climbs up the rankings this year following strong market endorsement. He centres his practice on public international law and offers additional expertise in investor-state arbitration. Sources praise his advocacy skills, with one interviewee saying: "I was amazed by his phenomenal cross-examination skills," and going on to add that "no doubt he can achieve these results because of his attention to every minimal detail of a case."

A recent addition to the team, Christophe Seraglini has a respected counsel and arbitrator practice. He represents French and international clients in commercial cases across the energy, mining and TMT sectors. Sources say: "He is extremely brilliant," and add: "He is available, pleasant and he is attentive to others' opinion."

Noah Rubins QC is notably experienced in handling cases that concern Russia. He assists clients with energy supply agreement disputes, shareholder conflicts and contract termination. Interviewees comment: "He is a superb counsel and really good in cross-examination."

The "excellent" Peter Turner QC is a longstanding figure in the French market and has a wealth of experience advising clients on investment and commercial cases.

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International Arbitration

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Location

9 avenue de Messine

Paris

Paris

France

75008

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

France

International Arbitration


Ben Juratowitch QC
Band 3
Christophe Seraglini
Band 3
Noah Rubins QC
Band 3
Peter Turner QC
Band 2

International Arbitration: Arbitrators


Christophe Seraglini
Band 3