Shaparak Saleh and Etienne Vimal du Monteil recently gave a series of lectures on international arbitration to students of the Master in Economic Law – Global Governance Studies at Sciences Po.

The course, which was hosted at the firm’s Paris office, covered recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and set aside proceedings in France, and involved case studies and mock oral submissions from the students.


Shaparak is a partner in the Paris office. She has acted as counsel in a large number of commercial arbitrations both ad hoc and institutional, including under the ICC, IEMA, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and VIAC rules. Her experience includes post-M&A disputes, and disputes in the construction, energy, aeronautics, space, telecommunications, food, chemicals, and pharmaceutical sectors, relating to projects in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Shaparak also has broad experience in pre- and post-arbitration litigation before the French courts, having represented clients in some 25 set-aside proceedings. She is recognised in Global Arbitration Review and Who’s Who Legal.


Etienne, an associate in the Paris office, represents private and sovereign clients in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under the leading institutional and ad hoc rules. His practice covers various industries and continents, with a focus on energy and construction, in North and West Africa and the Middle East. Etienne also has experience of enforcement and set aside proceedings before the French courts.

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