Bryan Cave Expands International Arbitration Practice in Paris
July 18, 2011
PARIS – The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP is pleased to announce that Jean de Hauteclocque and Anna Obolensky have agreed to join the Commercial Litigation Client Service Group of the Paris office and the International Arbitration Team of the firm as Counsel and Associate.
“Paris is an important office for the firm as we serve significant international and domestic clients – corporate and financial institutions – in Europe,” said Joseph Smallhoover, Paris office managing partner. “The arrival of Jean and Anna will enable us to strengthen further our existing global litigation and arbitration practices in key jurisdictions including Paris, London and Hamburg in Europe, and in the US and Asia as well.”
Hauteclocque who has more than 30 years experience in dispute resolution, particularly in international arbitration, is admitted to the Paris Bar and has been involved in a broad variety of multi-jurisdictional and domestic disputes. His practice includes commercial contracts, asset tracing and seizure, numerous corporate and regulatory disputes and some specialist fields such as construction, product liability and environmental law.
He has acted as counsel in a large number of arbitral proceedings both ad hoc and for institutions such as ICC, LCIA, CCIG and NAI and as arbitrator (chairman or panel member) in a number of international arbitration cases. Prior to joining Bryan Cave, de Hauteclocque served as Head of the Litigation and Arbitration practice in Paris for a leading international firm. He speaks fluent French and English.
Obolensky focuses her practice on international arbitration and is admitted to the Paris and New York Bars. She has acted both as counsel and secretary to the arbitral tribunal in numerous disputes, in both commercial and investment matters under different procedural rules, including various regulations, among which ICC regulations, ICSID and UNCITRAL.
Obolensky has represented clients from both common law and civil law systems in disputes under a variety of substantive and procedural laws (including French, Swiss, Brazilian, Ecuadorian, Greek, English, Romanian and New York law). Furthermore, through her focus in private international law, Obolensky advises clients on complex issues of conflict of laws or conflict of jurisdictions.
As a litigator, she represents mostly foreign clients before French courts in commercial matters and focuses on commercial matters such as joint ventures, licensing and construction as well as public law matters such as sovereign debt and expropriation. Prior to joining Bryan Cave, Obolensky was an associate in a leading international firm.
Obolensky speaks fluent French, English, German and Italian.
Bryan Cave LLP has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiaries Bryan Cave International Trade and Bryan Cave Strategies provide trade and customs consultancy and government relations and strategic counsel, respectively. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 lawyers and other professionals in 25 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world's leading business and financial markets.
For more information, please contact either:
Joseph Smallhoover, Paris Office Managing Partner
+33 1 44 17 77 10
Meika Willmot, European Marketing and Business Development Manager
+44 (0)20 3207 1234