Experience

    • The State of Qatar and Qatari entities and individuals in international claims arising out of the measures imposed by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt against Qatar, including twice prevailing in proceedings on provisional measures before the International Court of Justice against the United Arab Emirates, and in connection with investment arbitrations and claims in other international tribunals.
    • A leading steel company in the Americas in a dispute arising from an acquisition and related supply agreements.
    • Gramercy Funds Management and Gramercy Peru Holdings in an investment treaty arbitration against the Government of Peru arising under the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
    • A South American shipyard in an ICC arbitration against a major oil & gas company arising out of an EPC contract.
    • Investors in settling on favorable terms a dispute arising out of a subscription agreement with a leading Chilean financial services company.
    • Adel al Tamimi in an ICSID arbitration against the Sultanate of Oman relating to an investment in a limestone quarry.
    • Perenco Ecuador, prevailing on novel jurisdictional and merits issues in an ICSID arbitration arising out of the Republic of Ecuador’s unilateral increase of its participation to 99% of all revenues from oil sales above a fixed “reference price” and its declaration that Perenco’s contracts had come to an end. A decision on Perenco’s claims for more than $1 billion in damages is currently pending.
    • A leading publicly-listed oil and gas company in enforcing a multibillion-dollar investment arbitral award against a Latin American state in the United States and worldwide.
    • Several investors and private equity funds in dealing with domestic and foreign sovereign immunity issues.
    • A major Japanese automotive corporation as claimant in consolidated ICC London arbitration proceedings concerning a multibillion euro cross-shareholding and arising out of a commercial alliance.
    • A major U.S. oil company with respect to issues with respect to its offshore concession because of a border dispute between two neighboring countries.
    • An investment manager in acquiring and settling on favorable terms a series of investment arbitration awards.
    • A leading French pharmaceutical manufacturer in settling on favorable terms a dispute arising out of a distribution agreement with a Moroccan company.
    • A major publicly-listed mining company in a dispute with an African government regarding a multibillion-dollar mining project.
    • L’Oréal in false advertising litigation against Neutrogena related to the parties’ advertisements for their respective sun screen products.
    • Deutsche Telekom in United States Department of Justice and SEC investigations relating to payments made by its Hungarian subsidiary, Magyar Telekom.
    • A pharmaceutical manufacturer in a third-party payor class action litigation.
    • A national accounting firm in U.S. Attorney’s Office and SEC investigations relating to collateralized debt obligations.

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2007, LL.M.
  • Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2005, M.A.
  • Université de Toulouse, 2003, M.A.

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish