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Partner in Dentons Paris and Head of the firm's Investment Treaty Arbitration Practice. Over 30 years’ experience in litigating complex cases, with a focus on international arbitration and litigation in general, and arbitration under investment treaties in particular.


Chief, NAFTA Arbitration Division, United States Department of State, 2000-04;

Debevoise & Plimpton, 2004-08, 1987-99. Qualified New York 1988; Paris 2008.

Professional Memberships

Member, Board of Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

Past Chair, ABA Section of International Law.


University of Paris II, DEA in public international law (1987);

University Georgia Law School, JD magna cum laude (1985).