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International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise) | Global

France

The International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise) rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across France.

Rankings overview for Lawyers

Cameroon
  1. Nadia DarwazehClyde & Co LLP
Colombia
  1. Eduardo Silva Romero
    Eduardo Silva Romero Wordstone Dispute Resolution19 Years Ranked
  2. Fernando Mantilla-SerranoLatham & Watkins LLP
Spain
  1. Alejandro López Ortiz
    Alejandro López Ortiz Mayer Brown LLP13 Years Ranked
  2. Fernando Mantilla-SerranoLatham & Watkins LLP

All Lawyers profiles

Africa-wide
  1. Alexandra Munoz
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    Alexandra Munoz
    Gide Loyrette Nouel
    Gide Loyrette Nouel | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 4 Years Ranked
    Alexandra Munoz is well regarded for her growing arbitration practice, acting in both commercial and investor-state cases. She often handles cases involving African jurisdictions.
  2. Dany Khayat
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    Dany Khayat
    Mayer Brown LLP
    Mayer Brown LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 8 Years Ranked
    Dany Khayat assists states, construction companies, banks and private individuals with arbitration cases. He offers expertise in cases involving Middle Eastern and African jurisdictions.
  3. Michael Ostrove
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    Michael Ostrove
    DLA Piper France LLP
    DLA Piper France LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 12 Years Ranked
    "Michael is one of most brilliant lawyers I have seen; he always brings incredible performances. I appreciate the strategic way he thinks about the case."
  4. Roland Ziadé
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    Roland Ziadé
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 16 Years Ranked
    Roland Ziadé is well regarded for his experience acting as counsel and arbitrator and has particular expertise in African and Middle Eastern countries.
  5. T. Alexander Brabant
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    T. Alexander Brabant
    DLA Piper France LLP
    DLA Piper France LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 7 Years Ranked
    T. Alexander Brabant has extensive expertise in arbitration cases involving African countries. He represents clients hailing from the technology, telecom and construction sectors.
  6. F
    Thomas Kendra
    Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
    Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 7 Years Ranked
    "One of his key strengths is his ability to develop a strategic approach to a case. He also has strong advocacy skills and is able to understand complex and technical cases."
  7. Isabelle Michou
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert
  8. Jacob Grierson
    Anima Dispute Resolution | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert
  9. Laurence Franc-Menget
    Herbert Smith Freehills | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert
  10. Michael Young KC
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert
Algeria
  1. Christophe Von Krause
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    Christophe Von Krause
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 14 Years Ranked
    Christophe Von Krause has a wealth of experience advising on commercial arbitration cases that frequently involve African jurisdictions. He further assists clients with post-M&A, contractual and construction disputes.
  2. Yas Banifatemi
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    Yas Banifatemi
    Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes
    Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 17 Years Ranked
    Yas Banifatemi offers admirable expertise in both commercial and investment arbitration cases. She often assists clients with mandates involving African and Middle Eastern jurisdictions. She also increasingly acts as arbitrator in ICC and ICSID proceedings.
Cameroon
  1. Nadia Darwazeh
    Clyde & Co LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert
Central & Eastern Europe
  1. Noah Rubins KC
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    Noah Rubins KC
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 16 Years Ranked
    "Noah combines a unique quality of expertise, smartness, out-of-the-box thinking and ability to understand the needs of his clients. All of this, combined with his extremely vast experience, courage and 24/7 availability, allows him to provide his clients with top-notch service."
Colombia
  1. Eduardo Silva Romero
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    Eduardo Silva Romero
    Wordstone Dispute Resolution | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 19 Years Ranked
    Eduardo Silva Romero joined Wordstone Dispute Resolution in January 2024 and is held in high regard for his ICSID expertise, especially acting for Latin American and Eastern European states. He handles disputes relating to concession and construction projects. He is dual-qualified in France and Colombia.
  2. Fernando Mantilla-Serrano
    Latham & Watkins LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert
Egypt
  1. Mohamed Shelbaya
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    Mohamed Shelbaya
    Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes
    Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 10 Years Ranked
    Mohamed Shelbaya joins the table this year. He is experienced in handling arbitrations under UNCITRAL rules. He is particularly active in cases involving Egypt.
  2. Yas Banifatemi
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    Yas Banifatemi
    Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes
    Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 17 Years Ranked
    Yas Banifatemi offers admirable expertise in both commercial and investment arbitration cases. She often assists clients with mandates involving African and Middle Eastern jurisdictions. She also increasingly acts as arbitrator in ICC and ICSID proceedings.
  3. Raëd Fathallah
    Bredin Prat | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert
Greece
  1. F
    Georgios Petrochilos KC
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 17 Years Ranked
    Georgios Petrochilos KC is held in high regard for his expertise in both commercial and investment arbitrations. He acts for an impressive roster of multinationals, sovereign states and state-owned companies. Petrochilos frequently advises on mandates with Greek elements.
Latin America-wide
  1. Alejandro López Ortiz
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    Alejandro López Ortiz
    Mayer Brown LLP
    Mayer Brown LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 13 Years Ranked
    Alejandro López Ortiz advises clients on investment and commercial arbitrations with seats in Europe and Latin America.
  2. Eduardo Silva Romero
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    Eduardo Silva Romero
    Wordstone Dispute Resolution | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 19 Years Ranked
    Eduardo Silva Romero joined Wordstone Dispute Resolution in January 2024 and is held in high regard for his ICSID expertise, especially acting for Latin American and Eastern European states. He handles disputes relating to concession and construction projects. He is dual-qualified in France and Colombia.
  3. José Manuel García Represa
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    José Manuel García Represa
    Wordstone Dispute Resolution | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 10 Years Ranked
    José Manuel Garcia Represa joined Wordstone Dispute Resolution in January 2024 and mostly focuses on investment arbitrations, often acting in cases with Latin American elements. He is active across the oil and gas, energy and telecommunications sectors.
  4. Fernando Mantilla-Serrano
    Latham & Watkins LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert
Lebanon
  1. Roland Ziadé
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    Roland Ziadé
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 16 Years Ranked
    Roland Ziadé is well regarded for his experience acting as counsel and arbitrator and has particular expertise in African and Middle Eastern countries.
Middle East-wide
  1. Dany Khayat
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    Dany Khayat
    Mayer Brown LLP
    Mayer Brown LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 8 Years Ranked
    Dany Khayat assists states, construction companies, banks and private individuals with arbitration cases. He offers expertise in cases involving Middle Eastern and African jurisdictions.
  2. Hamid G Gharavi
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    Hamid G Gharavi
    Derains & Gharavi
    Derains & Gharavi | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 17 Years Ranked
    Hamid Gharavi remains a go-to for clients in major investment cases. His respected practice sees him regularly acting in cases with Middle Eastern aspects, both as counsel and as arbitrator.
  3. Jean Pierre Harb
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    Jean Pierre Harb
    Jones Day
    Jones Day | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 13 Years Ranked
    Jean Pierre Harb handles both commercial and investment arbitrations and is noted for his expertise in cases involving Middle Eastern jurisdictions.
  4. Roland Ziadé
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    Roland Ziadé
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 16 Years Ranked
    Roland Ziadé is well regarded for his experience acting as counsel and arbitrator and has particular expertise in African and Middle Eastern countries.
  5. Yas Banifatemi
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    Yas Banifatemi
    Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes
    Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 17 Years Ranked
    Yas Banifatemi offers admirable expertise in both commercial and investment arbitration cases. She often assists clients with mandates involving African and Middle Eastern jurisdictions. She also increasingly acts as arbitrator in ICC and ICSID proceedings.
  6. Raëd Fathallah
    Bredin Prat | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert
Spain
  1. Alejandro López Ortiz
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    Alejandro López Ortiz
    Mayer Brown LLP
    Mayer Brown LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 13 Years Ranked
    Alejandro López Ortiz advises clients on investment and commercial arbitrations with seats in Europe and Latin America.
  2. Fernando Mantilla-Serrano
    Latham & Watkins LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert