Sophie Davin is an associate at Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes.
Worked as part of the team representing:
The Republic of Colombia, Respondent in an ICSID arbitration brought by Angel Samuel Seda and others (ICSID Case No. ARB/19/6). The dispute arises from a real estate project and the claims are brought under the 2012 Colombia-U.S. free trade agreement.
Latin American investment companies and two individuals, Claimants in an ICC arbitration in Paris against a major European telecommunications company. The dispute related to the breach of a settlement agreement that was previously entered into by the parties in relation to multiple claims brought in several litigation proceedings. Brazilian law applied. Over USD 15 billion was at stake. We also represented the Claimants in proceedings to revise the award rendered in the ICC arbitration before an arbitral tribunal, based on the Claimants’ allegations that the Respondents committed procedural fraud in the course of the arbitration, and we represent the Claimants in annulment proceedings before the Paris Court of Appeal.
A leading European energy company and its Asian subsidiary, Claimants in an ICC arbitration in Singapore against three Asian power companies. The dispute arises from a joint venture agreement between the parties for the construction of nuclear power generation units in Asia. The dispute relates to the interpretation of the provisions of the joint venture agreement and the joint venture’s articles of association, including the accounting treatment of the joint venture’s assets. The law of an Asian country applies.
A franchisee in LCIA arbitration proceedings regarding the interpretation and performance of the applicable franchise agreement.
New York University, LL.M in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration
Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master II in International Economic Law
Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master I in International Law
Université Aix-Marseille III, Bachelor of Law
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Lecturer on civil procedure, Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University (under the supervision of Professor Thomas Clay), since 2021
“Epidemics and Investment Law: a Host State’s Perspective”, in S. Murase and S. Zhou (eds.), Epidemics and International Law, Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations Series (2021), Vol. 22
“Challenges in Winning and Managing First Appointments”, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (May 2021)
“Enforcement of ICSID Awards in the United States: Should the ICSID Convention Be Read as Allowing a ‘Second Bite at the Apple’?”, 48 N.Y.U. J. Int’l L. & Pol. 1255 (2016), pp. 1255-1290