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Yann DEHAUDT-DELVILLE

Counsel

Yann Dehaudt-Delville focuses his practice on arbitration and, more generally, on dispute resolution.

Yann acts both as counsel and as an arbitrator, and has acted in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings under the auspices of the main arbitration centres (ICC, LCIA, DIAC and ICSID) and ad hoc arbitration proceedings, in judicial proceedings relating to the recognition, enforcement or annulment of arbitral awards, as well as in commercial litigation and conciliation proceedings. Yann has advised and represented clients in sectors as varied as energy, construction, telecommunications, aerospace, logistics, distribution, banking, clothing, pharmaceuticals and the hotel industry.

During his legal studies, Yann acted as one of the assistants of Dr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina during his mandate as Special Rapporteur on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters at the United Nations International Law Commission.

  • New York (2016)
  • Paris (2016)
  • Acting as Sole Arbitrator in ICC arbitration proceedings regarding the performance of a contract for the international sale of goods between a Turkish company and a South Korean company operating in the clothing industry.
  • Representing a European aerospace group in ICC arbitration proceedings brought against it by two American companies concerning the performance of contracts for the design of a low earth orbit telecommunications satellites constellation.
  • Representing a Spanish distribution company in ICC arbitration proceedings and enforcement proceedings against a manufacturer of cosmetic products regarding the performance and termination of an exclusive distribution agreement.
  • Representing two French and Belgian pharmaceutical companies in ICC arbitration proceedings brought against them by their Italian business partner concerning the performance and termination of a contract for the supply and licensing of drug preparations.
  • Representing two French and Caribbean oil companies in ICC arbitration proceedings against the national oil company of a North African State concerning the performance of a hydrocarbon production sharing contract.
  • Representing two Caribbean and African telecommunications companies in ICC arbitration proceedings against a sub-Saharan African State concerning the enforcement and termination of a licence to install and operate a mobile telephone network.
  • Representing two Asian engineering and construction companies in ICC arbitration proceedings brought against them by a consortium of Middle Eastern and North African members concerning the performance of the EPC contract for the construction of a chemical plant.
  • Representing two French hotel management companies in ICC arbitration proceedings against the companies owning the hotels concerning the performance and termination of management contracts.
  • Representing a multinational express transport and logistics company in LCIA arbitration proceedings against its North African business partner concerning the performance and termination of a service contract.
  • Representing an Eastern European State in an ICSID arbitration concerning the aborted construction of a large-scale building complex.
  • Representing a multinational tobacco company in annulment proceedings brought before the Court of Appeal of Paris by another multinational tobacco company against an ICC arbitral award.
  • Representing a UK airborne logistics company in a dispute with people injured in an air crash in a sub-Saharan African country.
  • French
  • English
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business and Trade Law Fordham University School of Law (Etats-Unis) – 2014 – Cum Laude
  • Graduate Degree in Private and Public Business Law  University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) – 2013 – Assez Bien
  • Master 2 in Private International Law and International Trade Law University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne (France) – 2013 – Major de promotion, Bien
  • Master 1 in Business Law University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) – 2012 – 
  • University Diploma in Applied Language “Common Law” University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) – 2012 – 
  • Bachelor of Laws University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) – 2011 – 
  • “Investor-State Arbitration, France, 2024“, International Comparative Legal Guides, 22 November 2023 (co-authored with Sara Nadeau-Seguin)
  • “Investor-State Arbitration, France, 2023“, International Comparative Legal Guides (co-authored with Sara Nadeau-Seguin), 10 November 2022
  • “Sovereign Immunity, France, 2021“, Lexology Getting the Deal Through, 10 June 2022 (co-authored with Julie Spinelli)
  • “‘Avant l’heure, ce n’est pas l’heure; après l’heure, ce n’est plus l’heure’ or the effectiveness of the second paragraph of Article 1526 of the Code of Civil Procedure“, Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage/The Paris Journal of International Arbitration, 11 January 2022 (co-authored with Julie Spinelli)
  • “Investor-State Arbitration, France, 2022“, International Comparative Legal Guides, 10 November 2021 (co-authored with Julie Spinelli)
  • “Sovereign Immunity, France, 2021“, Lexology Getting the Deal Through, 28 June 2021 (co-authored with Julie Spinelli)
  • “Investor-State Arbitration, France, 2021“, International Comparative Legal Guides, 17 November 2020 (co-authored with Julie Spinelli)
  • “Sovereign Immunity, France, 2020“, Lexology Getting the Deal Through, 8 June 2020 (co-authored with Julie Spinelli)
  • “Des enquêtes internes sans droits de la défense (Internal investigations without rights of defence?) “, La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, No. 1429, 27 January 2020 (co-authored with Samuel Sauphanor and Lucie Moirignot)
  • Protection of States’ Diplomatic Assets in France“, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, Wolters Kluwer, 21 February 2018 (co-authored with Shaparak Saleh)
  • “Enforcement, France, 2017“, Global Arbitration Review, 17 October 2017 (co-authored with Elie Kleiman and Shaparak Saleh)
  • La prise en compte du siège de l’arbitrage dans l’exécution de la sentence (Considering the seat of the arbitration in the enforcement of the award )“, Lettre de l’Association Française d’Arbitrage, No. 24, June 2017 (co-authored with Elie Kleiman)
  • Towards a Clearer Standard of Review by the French Courts of International Arbitral Awards Relating to Public Law Contracts“, Dispute Resolution International, Vol. 11, No. 1, May 2017 (co-authored with Gisèle Stephens-Chu)
  • Paris Court of Appeal rules on Iraq war’s impact on due process in arbitral proceedings“, Lexology, 16 March 2017 (co-authored with Elie Kleiman)
  • “Enforcement, France, 2016“, Global Arbitration Review, 18 November 2016 (co-authored with Elie Kleiman and Shaparak Saleh)
  • Principle of procedural estoppel under French arbitration law“, Lexology, 3 November 2016 (co-authored with Elie Kleiman)
  • “Independence and impartiality: Supreme Court confirms stern approach to duty of disclosure“, Lexology, 21 April 2016 (co-authored with Elie Kleiman)
  • Acknowledgement that civil courts can rule on enforcement of foreign awards involving public law matters“, Lexology, 17 December 2015 (co-authored with Elie Kleiman)
  • “Enforcement, France, 2015“, Global Arbitration Review, 21 November 2015 (co-authored with Elie Kleiman and Shaparak Saleh)
  • Co-lecturer at the Paris Bar School with Elie Kleiman on a course on “The judge and the arbitrator” on 9 March 2015
  • Co-lecturer with Elie Kleiman, Shaparak Saleh and Claire Pauly on a course given to the students of the Master 2 in Business Law and Taxation at the University of Paris II (directed by Prof. F. Drummond) on international arbitration in 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Distinguished in the category “Future Leaders” by Who’s Who Legal in the 2024 edition of the directory, being recognized by peers and clients as “able to quickly understand complex technical issues”, “open minded and tenacious” and “hard-working [with] unwavering enthusiasm”
  • Distinguished in the category “Ones to Watch in France” by Best Lawyers (in partnership with Les Echos) in the 2024 edition of the ranking
  • Member of the International Law Association, French Branch
  • Member of Cercle France-Amériques
  • Member of the Association des Professionnels du Contentieux des Affaires
  • Member of the Rising Arbitrators Initiative (RAI) group
  • Enrolled on the French Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC France)’s arbitrators list
  • Enrolled on the Centre d’Arbitrage et de Médiation de Paris (CMAP)’s arbitrators list

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