Emilie specialises in investment treaty and international commercial arbitration as well as commercial litigation relating thereto. She also has significant expertise in public international law and human rights law.
She is ranked in the legal directories for international arbitration and public international law, which describe her as a “brilliant lawyer, thorough in her analysis, precise in her drafting and clear in her thoughts”, “an excellent and committed junior who is a great team player and a joy to work with” and a barrister whose “enthusiasm is matched with a razor-sharp mind”.
Emilie has represented parties in more than thirty arbitrations conducted under all major arbitration rules (ICSID, SCC, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, LMAA). She has considerable expertise in investment treaty arbitration. Her notable recent instructions include three ICSID cases in the real estate (Alverley Investments Ltd, Germen Properties Ltd v Romania, ICSID Case No. ARB/18/30; Dalal v United Arab Emirates, ICSID Case No. ARB/19/10) and banking sectors (Jochem Bernard Buse v Republic of Panama, ICSID Case No. ARB/17/12) and a PCA case in the construction sector (Patel Engineering Limited (India) v The Republic of Mozambique).
In the field of international arbitration and related Commercial Court practice, Emilie’s recent instructions include an UNCITRAL arbitration regarding a shareholders’ dispute, an LMAA arbitration acting for France’s biggest cereal producer and a Commercial Court dispute regarding the effect of Covid-19 on aircraft leases (Fibula Air Travel s.r.l. v Just-Us Air s.r.l.  EWHC 3048). Emilie is also currently sitting as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration in the energy sector, an UNCITRAL arbitration between a French blue-chip company and an African State, as well as sole arbitrator in a Swiss Arbitration Centre international commodity dispute.
Emilie has further represented parties before a number of international courts, including the ICJ, the ECtHR and the CJEU.
She is also a lecturer at Sciences Po Paris where she teaches investment treaty arbitration as well as an Avocate à la Cour at the Paris Bar. She is fluent in French, Italian and German and has basic command of Spanish.
Emilie has considerable expertise in investment treaty arbitration, on which she has been lecturing for six years at Sciences Po Paris. Her recent instructions include:
Emilie has extensive experience in international commercial arbitration. Her notable instructions include:
Emilie is increasingly appointed as arbitrator. Her recent appointments include:
Emilie has experience in a range of commercial matters, including insurance, aircraft leasing, general contractual disputes as well as Commercial Court matters relating to international arbitration. Current instructions include:
LLM in International Business Law (Hons), London School of Economics and Political Science, 2010
Masters in English and North American Business Law (Hons), La Sorbonne, 2009
Masters in Economic Law with major in Litigation and Arbitration (Hons), Sciences Po Paris, 2009
Masters in Public Affairs (Hons), Sciences Po Paris, 2007
Double degree in German and History (Hons), Jussieu and La Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2005
French (native), Italian (fluent), German (fluent), and Spanish (basic)
Member of ICC YAF, Mute off Thursdays, YIAG, Supporting Member of the LMAA, the COMBAR Africa Committee and Editor of the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review.
“Intra-EU Investment Protection and the Rule of Law”, in C. Baltag, A. Stanic (eds.), The Future of Investment Treaty Arbitration in the EU: Energy Charter Treaty, Intra-EU BITs and Multilateral Investment Court, Wolters Kluwer, 2020
Commentary of Article 17 of the ICSID Convention, in J. Fouret, R. Gerbay, G.M. Alvarez (eds.), The ICSID Convention, Rules and Regulations: A Practical Commentary, Elgar Commentaries Series, 2019
“ICSID provisional measures v. extradition proceedings – the case of Nova Group Investments v Romania”, Lexis PSL Arbitration, 12 December 2017
“How Effective are ICSID Provisional Measures at Suspending Criminal Proceedings before Domestic Courts: The English Example?”, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 30 September 2017
“CAFTA tribunal corrects award and terminates arbitration (Berkowitz v Costa Rica)”, Lexis PSL Arbitration, 28 June 2017
“Spotlight on OHADA Arbitration following a Recent Decision of the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration”, YAR, Ed. 21, April 2016
GAR Knowhow: Investment Treaty Arbitration – Rwanda chapter, 2015
“Barristers from the Same Chambers Appearing as Counsel and Arbitrator; Independence Revisited?”, DRI, Volume 5, Issue 2, November 2011